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Olympic Committee Rejects Munich Victims’ Moment of Silence Petition

The International Olympic Committee apparently has rejected an online petition seeking a moment of silence for the Munich 11 at the 2012 London Olympics. Emmanuelle...

Father’s Pledge

Mr. Gottlieb, though not wealthy, was known for his generosity. He scrupulously gave 10 percent of his earnings to charity, and often much more. Among his regular charities was Yeshivas Ohr Israel. At the recent Dinner, Mr. Gottlieb pledged $10,000 toward the Yeshiva's scholarship fund.

Judge Won’t Drop Charges Against Baltimore Brothers

A Baltimore judge will not drop the charges against two Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager. Judge Pamela White on Tuesday denied the...

Anti-Israel Scottish Student Loses Appeal of Racism Conviction

A university student in Scotland lost his appeal of a racism conviction for insulting a fellow student's Israeli flag. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel at...

US Pediatric Doctor Favors Female Circumcision

Dr. Hatem al-Haj, PhD, MD, a senior committee member of the Association of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA), has recently published a 41-page Arabic-language paper titled "Circumcision of Girls: Jurisprudence and Medicine," explaining why female circumcision is recommended and even "an honor" for women.

Court: Non-Jew May Sue for Anti-Semitic Slurs

A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a man can sue for enduring anti-Semitic slurs from former employers despite not being Jewish. Myron Cowher,...

Fatah to Infuse Young Blood into its Gaza Operations

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an quotes senior party official Nabil Shaath, who said on Monday that Fatah has decided revitalize its committee in Gaza...

Parking Spot

Yankel drove with his wife to the yeshiva's annual dinner. "I hope we'll be able to find parking," she said.

Female Fatah Member Humiliated by Hamas Police at Checkpoint

Amal Hamad, a member of Fatah's central committee in Gaza canceled a visit to Ramallah on Sunday after Hamas police officers insisted on carrying out a physical inspection at Beit Hanoun crossing. Hamad said she headed to the Erez checkpoint where police stopped her and inspected her luggage. "Then they asked to inspect me physically and I refused."

The Magic Of Camp Mishkon

When is a concert not just a concert? When it’s a Mishkon concert, of course! Unlike any regular concert, when a band comes to Mishkon the campers are the stars. At a regular concert, everyone sits in the dark on cushioned seats. Not in Mishkon!

Caught On Camera!

On the bima of the beis medrash stood a maos chittim "pushka" (collection box) on behalf of "Matzos Chesed Organization." The gabbai emptied the box every few days, typically finding $200-$500.

Europe is in Denial Yet Again

It is a familiar pattern. Whenever a terrorist commits an atrocity, his apologists start blaming society or, even worse, the victims. Hence, it was not surprising that after Mohamed Merah, a French jihadist of Algerian descent, killed a rabbi and three Jewish children in Toulouse last week, some immediately blamed the Jews.

OU and RCA Call for Prayer and Words of Inspiration in Synagogues this Shabbat

The Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America urge their member synagogues and member rabbis to respond to this time of formidable challenge for Jews around the world with programs of tefilla and divrei hitorerut, prayer and words of inspiration, in a manner appropriate to the severity of the situation.

Chicago Billionaire Fundraiser Drops Obama for Romney Over 67 Border

Susan Crown, a philanthropist and member of the billionaire Crown family, says she has switched sides this election year, after supporting candidate Barack Obama in 2008. She will be bundling donations for candidate Mitt Romney this year.

Kadima Calls Faction Meeting Amid Rumors of a Split in the Party

Dalia Itzik, Kadima's Knesset Faction Chairwoman and the last faction member yet to announce who she will support in the upcoming primary between Livni and Shaul Mofaz, has been linked to discussions with Mofaz's campaign over the weekend.

Screen Smasher

Shmuel Bender and Asher Beckerman were study partners (chevrusas). They also sat next to each other in shiur. Shmuel felt fortunate to have the privilege of learning with Asher, whom he admired greatly.

‘Hamas Will not Give Up Armed Resistance’

Hamas leader Osama Hamdan, the top representative of Hamas in Lebanon and a member of the organization's politburo, told Quds Press in an interview...

Paying a Professional, And For His Courtesy Too

"When someone completes his job faithfully you must pay him fully, even if no benefit comes from the work. For example, if a person ordered a delivery of medicine for a critically ill patient, and the person died or recovered meanwhile, the driver must be paid."

Nazi-Hunter’s Wife Long Shot Presidential Wannabe

The German-born wife of French Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld, Beate, has been nominated Monday by the Left party as a candidate for the German...

Rebels kill Attorney General and Judge in Hama

The official Syrian news agency SANA reports that an armed "terrorist group" on Sunday assassinated General Attorney in Idleb Nidal Ghazal, Judge Mohammed Ziyadeh...

Netanyahu Aide to Resign in Sexual Harassment Case

Natan Eshel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief of staff, will resign in exchange for the dropping of an investigation into allegations he sexually...

Acre’s Arab Council Members Vote to Cut Soldiers’ Free Train Rides

A proposal to make traveling back to their base free for Acre residents on active military duty reveals a new rift in Jewish-Arab relations in this mixed city.

Mormons Apologize for Simon Wiesenthal Parents’ Posthumous Baptism

Mormon Church leaders apologized to the family of Holocaust survivor and Jewish rights advocate Simon Wiesenthal after his parents were posthumously baptized, a controversial...

London Hasidim Rally against Israel

Does Israel persecute religion? Satmar hasidim believe it does.

Shevat: Reinforcing Dedication To The Torah

The American Jewish Orthodox community has probably been overwhelmed by the events of the past few weeks in Israel regarding the extremely hostile attacks that have been aimed at the haredi community by the secular press and politicians from across the political spectrum.

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