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Israeli Police Station Inaugurated in Orthodox Jewish City of Beitar Illit

24 Adar 5777 – March 21, 2017
The new police station will provide services to some 90,000 residents in Beitar, Gush Etzion and Efrat.

Kippa Scores Goal in Big Ten Hoop Games

6 Shevat 5774 – January 6, 2014
Aaron Liberman of Northwestern checked in for the final minute of action against Michigan in the Wildcats’ 74-51 men’s basketball loss in Ann Arbor...

New Hope for ‘Agunot’ Women Trapped by Separated Husbands

8 Tevet 5774 – December 10, 2013
A new initiative will use Jewish law to help “Agunot” women, separated from husbands who refuse to grant them a divorce that would let them re-marry.

’Yoseph Robinson Ave.’ Honors Orthodox Jewish Jamaican (Video)

14 Elul 5773 – August 19, 2013
New York City has renamed an intersection “Yoseph Robinson Ave.,” in memory of a Jamaican convert who was gunned down while trying to protect...

Black-Hat Black Rapper Ties the Knot in Double Wedding

13 Tammuz 5773 – June 20, 2013
A former black hip-hop rapper has completed, along with his wife, the conversion as Orthodox Jews and married - along with another black couple...

Rav Ovadia Calls Tzohar Rav Stav ‘Evil’; Tzohar Replies: Repent

8 Tammuz 5773 – June 16, 2013
The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.

Yeshivat Maharat to Ordain Women Rabbis on Sunday

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 13, 2013
Yeshivat Maharat, the first institution to train Orthodox women as spiritual leaders and halakhic authorities will host their first graduation ceremony on Sunday. The women...

Women of the Wall Go for Broke, Plan to Read from Torah at Kotel

28 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
Women of the Wall plan their monthly Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kotel the second day of the month, with a Torah scroll. It’s okay to make up rules as they go along, so long as the Orthodox don’t make the rules.

Is Someone Framing Women of Wall with Death Threat to Rabbis?

26 Sivan 5773 – June 3, 2013
It can be argued whether the Women of the Wall are spiritual angels, but no sane person could accuse them of threatening rabbis to approve their agenda or face death. So who is behind the dirty work?

Woman Sues after ’24-Hour Makeup’ Didn’t Make it Through Shabbat

23 Iyyar 5773 – May 2, 2013
An Orthodox Jewish woman from Monsey, N.Y. is suing the Lancome cosmetics firm, claiming that its 24-hour makeup does not last as long as...

Masorti Rabbis Perform First Conversions in Lisbon

19 Iyyar 5773 – April 29, 2013
For the first time in the history of the Masorti movement, its rabbis performed conversions to Judaism in Portugal. The two conversions were performed in...

Netanyahu Approves Egalitarian Section at Western Wall

13 Iyyar 5773 – April 22, 2013
The women win a battle, but the question is, “Do they want a war they might lose?” Netanyahu approves Sharansky’s plan for women to pray like men in an “egalitarian” section at the Western Wall.

Geneva Assailant of Jew ‘Too Mentally Ill’ to Stand Trial

14 Nisan 5773 – March 24, 2013
A man who stabbed an Orthodox Jew in Geneva was found unfit to stand trial in Switzerland because of his clinical paranoia and “irrational...

Dept. of Education Outreach Plan May Include Orthodox Groups

7 Nisan 5773 – March 18, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education outlined new efforts to bring non-profit schools into federally funded programs, an initiative that had been sought by Orthodox...

US Orthodox Jews Find Bugs in Nutrition Agenda

16 Adar 5773 – February 25, 2013
The federal government says spinach is so healthy that schools will lose their eligibility for funding if the Popeye favorite is not served, but...

NY Jewish Boroughs Voted Romney

12 Kislev 5773 – November 26, 2012
An analysis of a recent New York Times article examining the presidential voting trends of all the New York precincts determined that almost all Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney over Democratic incumbent Barack Obama.

NY Board of Health Votes to Require Parental Consent for Metzitzah B’Peh

27 Elul 5772 – September 14, 2012
The New York Board of Health on Thursday voted 9-0 to require parents to sign a consent form in order for a mohel –...

TCLA GRADUATION

22 Av 5772 – August 9, 2012
Touro College Los Angeles (TCLA), the West Coast’s only WASC-accredited Orthodox Jewish college, recently celebrated its sixth annual commencement ceremony.

African American May Run for NY Mayor as Fusion Candidate of Orthodox Jews, Evangelicals

17 Av 5772 – August 5, 2012
The NY Post's Michael Benjamin, himself a former Democratic assemblyman, reported that NY State Senator Malcolm Smith from Queens, a Democrat, is planning to be the city's 109th mayor, come 2013, running on the Republican ticket. He also suggested that Smith’s trial balloon had rattled some GOP leaders, who are attempting to nip it in the bud. Democrats are saying Smith is just a stalking horse for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, meant to sway black votes from former city Comptroller Bill Thompson.

Too ‘Hot’ for Comfort, Temp Sues Orthodox Bosses in Failure to Communicate

1 Sivan 5772 – May 22, 2012
The owners of Native Intimates are Orthodox Jews. That by itself is not exactly shocking, since Jews of all stripes have been running New York's garment industry since the early 20th century. What's unique about this particular outfit is their poor choice in letting go a female temp at their warehouse because she looked and dressed too provocatively for the workplace.

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