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Pope Francis will make his first official visit to Israel for only 48 hours in late May, Israel media reported Thursday. The trip is scheduled for May 25-26 and the pope reportedly will conduct mass only in Bethlehem, in the Palestinian Authority, and not in Jerusalem. He probably will probably visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust […]
Teenagers who love chewing, smacking and bubble-popping gum may be giving themselves a headache, according to research by Dr. Nathan Watemberg of Tel Aviv University-affiliated Meir Medical Center. His findings, published in Pediatric Neurology, could help treat countless cases of migraine and tension headaches in adolescents without the need for additional testing or medication. Dr. […]
Peter Vishton, associate professor of psychology at the College of William and Mary (Part 2)
Alan Goldstein, who launched a blatantly tasteless magazine that brought hard-core pornography more popular acceptance, died in a California nursing home on Thursday. He was 77. When he began publishing Screw magazine in 1968, he said, “We will apologize for nothing. We will uncover the entire world of sex. We will be the Consumer Reports […]
A county in Sweden is moving ahead with plans to ban the non-medical circumcision of boys, its leading elected official said. Per-Ola Mattsson, the commissioner of Blekinge County, said he will up bring up a ban on the practice with the county’s health board in February, according to a Swedish publication. Mattsson, who is also […]
A get-tough IRS policy on Americans living abroad has encouraged some Americans living abroad, including “olim” in Israel, to revoke their American citizenship, the Globes business newspaper reported. The United States taxes its citizens’ income even if they have been living abroad for years, and agrees with most banks in the world now expose all […]
British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has called on Orthodox synagogues to ban “partnership” minyan services, where women can lead prayers and read from the Torah. “I know that you are working with our communities to find ways, within the boundaries of halacha, to make prayer, learning, leadership and involvement more meaningful for men and women […]
The testimony of a woman whose family was exterminated by the Nazi helped convinced a Bavarian town council to vote unanimously to revoke the honorary citizen that the municipality had granted Hitler in 1933. The town council of Dietramszell was deadlocked over whether to adopt the resolution revoking the honorary citizenship after the discovery of […]
Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended a Rabbinical Court (Beit Din) order that a woman in divorce proceedings allow her baby son, now one year old, to be circumcised. The woman also was ordered to pay a fine of $150 for each day the brit mila is not performed. She originally objected to circumcision because she […]
Israel Beiteinu Party Secretary MK Faina Kirschenbaum said that this was a done deal.
The late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach did not belong to any religious movement, but his daughter Neshama now belongs.
Whatever pain or challenge assails us, the parshah of the week will always guide and comfort us.
A Be’er Sheva area man threw a lukewarm cup of hot tea in the face of MK Ahmed Tibi on Thursday during the legislator’s appearance at a protest against the Prawer Plan that calls for legalizing thousands of Bedouin structures on state land and moving thousands of Bedouin to other communities and cities. Police arrested […]
six heroines, six courageous women without whom there would not have been a Moses.
I wish, just once, if they were going to accuse us of something, that it was at least halfway credible.
Monaco Royal Charlotte Casiraghi and the French Jewish comedian Gad Elmaleh embraced their first son. The baby, Raphael, was born Tuesday at Princess Grace Hospital Center in Monaco, the AFP news agency reported. “Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Raphael, born in Monaco,” said a statement from the […]
Your soup recipe may win you a copy of Jamie Geller’s “Joy of Kosher”.
“Over his entire brief but meaningful life, Sammy has taught all of us about courage, struggle, strength, and wisdom.”
This is your opportunity to get your FREE Jewish Press wall calendar – shipped right to your home or office.
In case you’re wondering, temps in Jerusalem right now are 7 Celsius, or a comfortable 44 Fahrenheit.
Interviewed by France 24, UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer says UNHRC election of China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia is a “black day for human rights.”
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