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Greek Entertainer under Fire for Swastika-Star of David Logo

Greece’s Jewish community has complained to authorities in Athens after a controversial entertainer used a symbol of an intertwined swastika and a Star of...

51% Want Lapid, Bennett, Livni, Mofaz in Government, No Haredim

44% said they prefer their party to compromise on principles to join Netanyahu's coalition.

Women of Wall Rabbi Calls Knesset ‘Achasverosh’

Purim is an upside-down holiday, but Women of the Wall Rabbi Silverman takes the cake. She calls the Knesset Achasverous, a wicked goy, and suffers “tragedy” for her regarding them as enemies.

Rabbi Lau to Obama: God Sent You to White House; Send Pollard Home

Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau wrote President Barack Obama  that God, via the American people, “appointed you…President of the United States,”  and...

House Subcommittee to Meet on ‘Worsening Anti-Semitism’

The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on human rights will convene a hearing on anti-Semitism Wednesday, saying it is worsening, especially...

Paris Jewish School Rabbi Indicted for not Reporting Sex Abuse

The principal of a Jewish school in Paris was indicted for failing to report the sexual abuse of minors. The television network RILL reported that...

Smartphone app Has Text of Megillah and Drowns Out Haman’s Name

What would Purim be without the following apps? One Smartphone app provides a noisemaker, and another lets you choose which noise to make – such as a machine gun or air horn.

Germany Drops Charges against Mohel

A German prosecutor has dropped all charges against Rabbi David Goldberg , who faced a criminal trial last year after a Cologne court ruled...

Samsung Israel Treats Facebook Friends with Purim

Samsung, which operates R & D operations in Israel, is sending 10,000 baskets of Purim Mishloach Manot goodies to anyone whose relative or friends...

Modern Orthodox Students Meet to ‘Slam’ in Poetry Combat

The students could have come from anywhere, but the content of many of the poems dealt with various aspects of their relationship to God and to Judaism.

British MP Storming Out: ‘I Don’t Debate with Israelis’ (Video)

The Israeli-British student said Galloway should be barred from the House of Commons. "He clearly had a problem not because I am Israeli - I'm sure he would have talked to an Israeli Arab, he didn't want to talk to me because I am an Israeli Jew," Aslan-Levy said.

Vienna Jewish Museum Contains Looted Objects, Officials Say

Officials from the Jewish Museum of Vienna said that hundreds of objects in the museum’s possession were looted from Jewish families during the Holocaust. A...

Attack on British Soccer Fans in France Appears to be Anti-Semitic

Fans of the British soccer team the Tottenham Spurs were targeted by an apparent anti-Semitic attack at a pub in Lyon, France. The Spurs...

Jews in Washington Launch Fund to Help Gross and other Jailed Jews

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington established a legal defense fund for Jews being held wrongfully because of their Jewishness and will...

The Mysteriously Missing Religious Alliance

Who's to blame for there being no religious bloc in the negotiations with the Likud?

Schumer Cites Hagel’s Tears, but Smears Jewish Conservatives

Schumer provided inaccurate information about other matters Wednesday morning. He said that "there is not a major Jewish organization against Hagel." That's not true.

One Blessing Leads To Many More: G-d’s Hand Can Even Be Found In Batches...

In 2001, David Ehrlich, an Israeli promotional filmmaker originally from New York, was down on his luck. He and his wife, Gail, a pre-school teacher, had recently moved their family from Jerusalem to Efrat, but the Second Intifada and a dip in the finances of non-profits had thrown a wrench into his business.

Police Let Sarah Silverman’s Niece Visit Western Wall on Purim

Police have agreed to allow the niece of American comedian Sarah Silverman will be allowed to attend a women's Megillah reading at the Western...

Maryland May Allow Online Purchase of Israeli Wines

Maryland state legislators are pushing a bill that would allow online purchases of kosher wines for international retailers as “a reasonable religious accommodation that...

Rice Implores BBYO Teens to Work for Change

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice charged teens at BBYO’s International Convention to “get impatient with the way things are so you can dream of the...

Netanyahu Wants Sharansky for Second Term as Jewish Agency Head

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Jewish Agency Board of Governors Monday that Agency head Natan Sharansky is “a giant of the Jewish people,”...

Civil Rights Violations, Lies & Audiotape: B’klyn College Still in Spotlight

We are now in a situation where there seems to be no two ways about it - someone is lying, maybe several people. And school officials, both administration representatives as well as faculty members were on the scene - so if the students were unfairly ejected, an apology will hardly suffice.

Frum Law Prof’s Charming Legal Case for Israel

Kontorovich says, "international opinion is squarely against Israel, and if international law were a popularity contest, Israel would be voted off the island. But the whole point of international law is to buffer international politics, rather than serve them."

King Herod Exhibition Tracing the Life of a Builder and a Murderer

Lionized as “the greatest builder in human history,” King Herod was also demonized for his cruelty and his shady religious origins.

Jewish MP Asks Liberal Democrats to Condemn anti-Semitic Members

Two Liberal Democrat lawmakers last month suggested Israel shouldn't be judged according to special standards because of the Holocaust.

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