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Olmert “Standing Tall” After Receiving Commuted Sentence

9 Tishri 5773 – September 25, 2012
Former prime minister Ehud Olmert told a press conference Monday that he leaves court “standing tall” after being handed a one year suspended sentence and a fine of NIS 75,300 for breaching the public trust in what has been called the “Investment Center Affair”.

Learning As I Teach

14 Elul 5772 – August 31, 2012
This was my first teaching job. I was standing in front of a classroom of eighteen delightful third graders. I had tutored and taught small groups of children over the years but this was my very own class. I could barely believe it. I was all of nineteen years old and I was so nervous. My stomach hurt and I hardly slept the night before the start of the school year. Eighteen pairs of sweet, adorable eyes followed my every move, every day.

French Swimmer Says Hebrew Tattoo Is a Tribute to Auschwitz Survivor

15 Av 5772 – August 3, 2012
French Olympic swimmer Fabien Gilot said the Hebrew tattoo on his left arm is a tribute to his late grandmother’s husband, a Jewish survivor...

Michigan Inmate Sues for Kosher Meals

11 Av 5772 – July 30, 2012
A Michigan prison inmate has filed a federal lawsuit over the prison's lack of kosher meals. Bradley Sleighter, 54, has been an inmate in the...

Pollard supporters call Clinton’s remarks a ‘slap in the face’

28 Tammuz 5772 – July 18, 2012
Supporters of Jonathan Pollard called Hillary Clinton's remarks rejecting his possible clemency "a resounding slap in the face" to Israel's leaders and its people.

Yitzhak Rabin Assassin to Be Released from Solitary Confinement

15 Tammuz 5772 – July 4, 2012
Yigal Amir will finish 17 years in solitary confinement after shooting Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to death in 1995.  The assassin will join between...

FBI Arrested Peter Madoff

11 Tammuz 5772 – June 30, 2012
Peter Madoff, the younger brother of jailed Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff, has been taken into custody by the FBI. Peter Madoff, 66, surrendered himself...

Did Ha’aretz Turn Eli Yishai Into a Racist ‘White Man’?

5 Tammuz 5772 – June 25, 2012
A missing sentence in an Ha'aretz translation is all that stands between Eli Yishai being a racist, and those he's quoting.

Mubarak on Life Support

30 Sivan 5772 – June 20, 2012
Doctors reportedly have put former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak on life support as turmoil once again threatens to sweep the country. The state news agency...

Two Great Financial Reasons to Make Aliya

16 Sivan 5772 – June 6, 2012
The quality of life has improved so much in Israel that the perception of needing to bring over essentials like washing powder and soft toilet paper or popular American consumer products is twenty years out of date.

Rubin Reports: A Sentence by the State Department Sentences The World to Disaster

1 Sivan 5772 – May 22, 2012
If ever I've seen a single sentence that spells disaster in the Middle East, this is it:“`People say things in a campaign and then when they get elected they actually have to govern,’ [U.S. State Department] spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.”

Egyptian Justice Ministry suggests minimum 10 year sentence for intentionally misquoting Koran

17 Iyyar 5772 – May 9, 2012
Parliamentary committee approves tougher punishment for 'distorting' Quran.

The Pollard Petition

11 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
The Jewish Press urges readers to sign a circulating petition that calls on Shimon Peres to do all he can, in advance of accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, to persuade Mr. Obama to free Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy serving a life sentence in a federal prison. (President Obama announced last month that he would be awarding the Medal to Mr. Peres, the president of Israel, in June.)

Hebron Residents May Appeal Eviction Ruling

30 Nisan 5772 – April 22, 2012
According to Walla News, Hebron's Jewish community Sunday morning said they will consider an appear of the ruling by the Jerusalem District Court which...

Skverer Rebbe’s Butler Facing 5-10 Years for Arson Attack

23 Nisan 5772 – April 15, 2012
Shaul Spitzer, 18, who used to be the Skverer Rebbe's Butler, is facing 5-10 years for first-degree assault in his attack on Aron Rottenberg in May, 2011, in New Square, NY. Rottenberg was attacked because he chose not to pray at New Square's main synagogue, under the leadership of the Skverer Rebbe.

Obama to Pollard, Peres, Knesset: Drop Dead

18 Nisan 5772 – April 10, 2012
The White House on Monday rejected an emotional appeal by Israel's President Shimon Peres to commute convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard's life sentence. Peres based his appeal on Pollard's fast deteriorating health, after Peres' recent conversation with Pollard's wife Esther. Peres' appeal came after he had received a petition signed by 80 MKs, urging Obama to release Pollard.

It’s My Opinion: The Empty Chair

29 Adar 5772 – March 22, 2012
The Passover Seder is the most celebrated religious event among Jews in America. Attendance exceeds even Yom Kippur services. There is something very fundamental...

New Knesset Law Gets Tough on ‘Get’ Refusers

27 Adar 5772 – March 21, 2012
The law states that the Rabbinical Court must determine a court date for a Get within 45 days of a divorce sentence. If the Get is not given within that time, the court will issue a restriction order and hold another hearing within the following 45 days. The court will meet within 90 days of giving a restriction order to discuss it and decide if it must be extended. The court will be able to use these extensions as they see fit.

Jonathan Pollard And The McFarlane Factor

14 Adar 5772 – March 7, 2012
Several weeks ago it was reported that Robert “Bud” McFarlane, President Ronald Reagan's national security adviser at the time of the Pollard arrest and obviously someone privy to all the information known to the government – wrote a letter to President Obama asking that Mr. Pollard’s sentence be commuted to time served.

Terrorist Released in Shalit Deal Goes Back to Prison

19 Shevat 5772 – February 12, 2012
36 year-old Ieman Sharuna, released as part of the Shalit deal, was re-arrested last week on suspicion of renewing his Hamas activity.

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