Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Jewish

West Bank – Palestinian Rally For Hunger Striker Turns Violent

West Bank - Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli soldiers on Friday at a rally held in support of a prisoner observing an intermittent hunger strike to protest his incarc...

Poland – Official: Only Synagogue Near Auschwitz Could Collapse Due To Unstable Ground

Poland - An official says the only synagogue near the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz may crumble if the sloping ground it stands on is not reinforced soon. The Lomdei Mishn...

Jerusalem – Soccer Team Offices Torched After Protests Against Muslim Players

Jerusalem - The offices of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team were set on fire early Friday in an apparent arson attack, police said, a day after four of the club's fans were charged...

Brooklyn, NY – Controversial College Event With Anti-Israel Speakers Goes On Calmly Amid Protesters (video)

Brooklyn, NY - An event at Brooklyn College calling for boycotts and sanctions against Israel went off calmly Thursday with the panelists speaking to a largely supportive crowd. ...

Jerusalem – Channel 2: Secret Meetings Between Netanyahu, Livni

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held secret meetings with Tzipi Livni ahead of the formation of the 19th Knesset, Channel 2 reported on Monday. The report gives cr...

New York – Hundreds Line Up To Attend Koch’s NYC Funeral

New York - About 350 people were already standing in lines over an hour before Ed Koch's Manhattan funeral. Some streets were closed Monday morning around Temple Emanu-El, at 65...

Kfar Chabd, Israel – Chabad Rabbi Decrees Long Sheitels Are Not Halachically Acceptable For “Kisoi Rosh”

Kfar Chabd, Israel - Rabbi Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi, the chief rabbi of the Kfar Chabad village in Israel, has sent a letter to the dean of the Beis Rivkah Teachers' Seminary in ...

Los Angeles, CA – Stories Of Holocaust Survivors Retold By Holograms

Los Angeles, CA - For years, Holocaust survivor Pinchus Gutter has told the tragic story of watching his parents and 10-year-old twin sister herded into a Nazi death camp's gas ch...

Rishon Lezion – Court: Rabbi Must Explain Referrals Of Marrying Couples To Private Firm

Rishon Lezion - The High Court of Justice demanded on Thursday that Rishon Lezion Chief Rabbi Yehuda David Wolpe explain why he sends couples seeking to register for marriage to a ...

New York – Ed Koch Passes Away On The Same Date As Daniel Pearl

New York - Former New York City mayor Ed Koch who died Friday morning at the age of 88 said in 2008 he has engraved on his tombstone the final statement of murdered journalist Dani...

Washington – U.S. Skeptical About Argentina-Iran “Truth Commission”

Washington - The United States on Thursday voiced doubt that Argentina and Iran's planned "truth commission" would bring to justice those responsible for the deadly 1994 bombing of...

Israel – Arye Deri Recommends PM; Hands Peres Letter From Ovadia Yosef

Israel - Arye Deri, of the Shas party on Thursday recommended Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to form the next government. Deri said, "According to the meetings that we had wi...

Germany – Egypt’s Mursi Says His Jewish Comments Misunderstood

Germany - Egypt's Islamist president turned aside repeated criticism of his past comments referring to Jews as "the descendants of apes and pigs" as he visited Germany on Wednesday...

Jerusalem – Israeli Secularists Find Their Lost Voice In Yair Lapid

Jerusalem - After a stunning success in last week's election that positioned Yesh Atid as Israel's second largest party, its leader, secular talk-show host Yair Lapid, said his par...

New York – Child Safety Book Geared To Orthodox Community Released As Read Aloud Video

New York - In an effort to reach an even larger audience, a highly lauded children's book aimed at opening up the conversation between parents and children about personal safety in...

London – Rupert Murdoch: We Owe Major Apology For Offensive ‘Blood Libel’ Cartoon

London - Rupert Murdoch, owner of British broadsheet The Times on Monday tweeted an apology following the fallout from the publication on Sunday of a cartoon accused of using anti-...

Williamsburg, NY – Satmar Rebbe To Arrive In Jerusalem On Sunday To Shake Up Israeli Elections (photos)

Williamsburg, NY - The Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg, Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, is expected to arrive in Israel on Sunday with a large delegation on the eve of the Israeli elect...

Tel Aviv – 2,000th Bnei Menashe Immigrant Arrives In Israel

Tel Aviv - The Shavei Israel organization on Thursday welcomed the 2000th Bnei Menashe immigrant to Israel. Mirna Singsit arrived together with 53 other Bnei Menashe community m...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Released From Hospital After Stroke

Jerusalem - Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the Shas movement, was released from Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem Sunday morning after suffering ...

Jerusalem – Rav Ovadia Yosef Rushed To Hospital After Collapsing In Shul

Jerusalem - The spiritual leader of an Israeli ultra-Orthodox political party was hospitalized after a suspected minor stroke in Jerusalem on Saturday, a development that could sha...