Brooklyn College Students Explain Academic Freedom to BC Profs, Admin.

"Like the right to free speech, academic freedom rights are not unbounded; the department has basically yelled “fire” on campus, and locked the doors to their department after doing so."

Atheist Birthright Founder and Rabbi Buchwald to Do Battle

Jewish Outreach founder Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald and Birthright’s co-founder, self-declared atheist Michael Steinhardt have agreed “to wrestle out” their beliefs in a debate.

Brooklyn College Poli-Sci Supporting Academic Boycotts of Israel

Ironically, given its promotion of an event that would silence academics, BC's Poli-Sci department is defending its involvement in the event by invoking "academic freedom."

Iranian Defector on Army Radio: ‘Big Explosion at Fordow’

"It was a big explosion, and because the facility is built under the mountain rock, it is very hard to reach workers trapped in there."

Police Still Baffled over Florida Murder of Canadian Jewish Couple

The couple's funeral service drew a standing-room-only crowd of more than 1,000

Israeli UN Envoy Admonishes UN Security Council

Selective perception is the hallmark of Security Council debates, says Ron Prosor.

Photographer Allegedly Handcuffed For Taking Photos

A Brooklyn photographer alleged that he was a victim of police brutality last week after an altercation with members of Brooklyn's 70th precinct left him in handcuffs and both his cell phone and camera damaged.

Chabad Rabbi’s Tu B’Shevat Art in Honor of Hurricane Sandy

Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, youth director at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be introducing a new art installation in honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, inspired by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.

Trees to Be Planted in Memory of Sandy Hook Shooting Victims

More than 2,000 people have made contributions in memory of the young victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to plant a grove of trees in Israel.

Half-Jewish, Half-Saudi Woman Suing for 9/11 Strip Search

Shoshana Hebshi, a half-Jewish, half-Arab woman from Ohio is suing Frontier Airlines, the FBI, TSA and other governmental agencies after she says she was forced off a flight, strip-searched, and imprisoned on the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

US To Allow Female Combat Soldiers

Women may enter military combat in the United States, following the lift of a military ban on women in combat by defense secretary Leon Panetta.

Sec. Camera Shows Man Throwing Brick at LA Temple (Video)

Temple Israel was vandalized back in November, when someone wrote anti-Semitic graffiti on the building.

Will Congress Investigate Obama’s Attempt to Derail Bibi?

President Obama was issuing a not so subtly veiled threat to the Israeli voters.

Weberman Gets 103 Years

Satmar counselor Nechemya Weberman was sentenced to 103 years in prison for sexual abuse of a teenage female patient over several years.

Russian Jews Back Moscow in US Feud Over Chabad Text

Leaders of Russia’s Jewish community have criticized a U.S. federal court ruling that fined Russia for refusing to hand over ancient Chasidic texts.

NY Book Takes Top 2012 National Jewish Book Award

A history of New York Jewry took Jewish book of the year honors in the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards.

Dr. Heimlich Fighting the Red Cross over Maneuver

The American Red Cross' first-aid procedure still recommends five back slaps and then five abdominal thrusts to deal with choking.

Prison Bound Madoff’s Brother at Granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah

Little Rebecca told the assembled congregation that “the suffering of others should not be forgotten.”

NY Times’ Kristof: AIPAC and NRA Are Like Pigs

"The settlements erode hope ... of a peace agreement in the future."

Bears Bring in Jewish Head Coach, Marc Trestman

The Chicago Bears hired a Jewish head coach, Marc Trestman, to improve their pigskin prowess.

Bibi to Obama: Israelis Will Determine Their Interests – Not You

During a visit to an IDF base in Israel’s south on Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a message to US President Barack Obama that Israelis will be the ones to determine what is in their best interest, rather than the American president.

Emergency Landing Grounds 787s in Japan

Two major Japanese airlines grounded their Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes after one was forced to make an emergency landing due to battery problems and a burning smell in the cockpit.

Baltimore Jewish Day School Teacher Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

A physical education teacher at a Baltimore Jewish high school was arrested and charged with child abuse.

Death Row Inmate Denied Request to Pray With Jews in Jail

William Harry Meece, a 40 year old death row inmate from Kentucky who is awaiting execution for murdering three people in 1993, has been denied a request by the Kentucky Court of Appeals to make use of the Institutional Religious Center at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville for Jewish prayers.

NY Governor, Boston Mayor Declare Public Health Emergencies Due to Flu

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, in the wake of the worst flu outbreak in many years.

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