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  • German far-right’s language is close to that of Nazis, Gabriel says

    3 days ago

    Germany's far-right, led by the rising anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is using language similar to that deployed by Hitler's Nazis, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday.

    Support for the AfD has jumped amid deepening public unease over Chancellor...

  • Former Nazi, 93, to be third Auschwitz guard to face trial this year

    3 days ago

    A 93-year-old former Nazi guard at Auschwitz will go on trial in Germany in April — the third such case to be tried in 2016.

    A German court announced on Friday that the ex-Waffen SS guard, whose name has not been released, is fit to stand trial, Agence France Press reported.

    ...
  • Etan Patz parents seek reversal of ’04 conviction in murder case

    3 days ago

    The parents of Etan Patz, a Jewish boy who was killed in 1979, are seeking the overturning of a 2004 judgement blaming a pedophile for the boy’s murder — which they claim was perpetrated by a different person.

    Etan’s father, Stan Patz, filed an affidavit on Wednesday morning in...

  • Palestinian killed as Israel hands out West Bank demolition notices

    3 days ago

    A Palestinian youth was killed by Israeli troops following the handing out of demolition notices to seven West Bank households that belonged to terrorists.

    The fatality, a male teenager, was shot Friday during riots near Hebron, according to the Ma’an news agency.

    The orders of...

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  • Sanders, Clinton in sharp exchange over his Iran policy

    3 days ago

    Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders snapped at one another over Sanders’ Iran policy in their final debate before the New Hampshire primary contest, with Clinton twice suggesting it would endanger Israel.

    The NBC moderators of the debate in Durham, New Hampshire on Thursday...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Mishpatim with Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg, Senior Rabbi of the United Hebrew congregation in St.Louis, MO. Rabbi Rosenberg, who has been at United Hebrew since 2004, received her BA in Religion and Culture from Boston University and her M.A.H.L and rabbinical ordination from...

  • Clinton, Sanders take new combative tone into first one-on-one debate

    4 days ago

    Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders take an increasingly combative tone into their first one-on-one debate on Thursday, cranking up a fight over who is best suited to lead the party's liberal agenda on the economy and healthcare.

    Five days before...

  • Separate but equal? Egalitarian prayer space at Western Wall makes Israel similar to Iran

    4 days ago

    A plan to create a special prayer space in the southern expanse of the Western Wall where the Conservative and Reform movements can hold gender-mixed services was approved by the Israeli government on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

    While being hailed as a historic landmark for Jewish...

  • How a New Hampshire rabbi opened Hillary Clinton’s heart – in his own words

    4 days ago

    A long-dead Hasidic rabbi reached across the centuries and let Hillary Rodham Clinton speak candidly about belief and self-doubt.

    That, more or less, is the takeaway of the Conservative rabbi who elicited Clinton’s celebrated response at a town hall Wednesday in New Hampshire.

    ...
  • UK anti-Semitic incidents down 22% from record number, security monitor says

    4 days ago

    The number of anti-Semitic incidents documented last year in Britain was lower by 22 percent than the record figure in 2014, the Jewish community’s security umbrella said.

    The Community Security Trust, or CST, counted 924 anti-Semitic incidents in 2015 compared to the 1,179...

  • Mystery solved? Bernie’s Kibbutz revealed

    4 days ago

    The mystery over which kibbutz Bernie Sanders worked on while in Israel, before running for public office, may have been solved on Thursday.

    The Democratic presidential candidate and his brother, Larry Sanders, have said for a while that they have forgotten the name of the...

  • Israeli player speaks up for pope’s Soccer for Peace match

    4 days ago

    An Israeli soccer player recorded a message of support for Pope Francis’ second Soccer for Peace exhibition match.

    On Wednesday, the pope launched the second edition of Soccer for Peace featuring all-star players scheduled for May 29 at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.

    Eran Zahavi...

  • Israel’s opposition leader presents West Bank pullout plan to Kerry

    4 days ago

    Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog presented U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with a plan for an Israeli pullout from the West Bank.

    “Israels are killed in the streets and the world advances surreal initiatives and boycotts,” Herzog said in a statement Wednesday....

  • Israel without Hebrew

    4 days ago

    Israel, like the United States, was a nation founded by immigrants. To this day Jews from around the world (or certain parts of it, more precisely) continue to ‘make aliyah’ (immigrate) to begin a new life in the Holy Land.

    A number of challenges await the new immigrant. Brits...

  • Gay conversion therapy active in Israel

    4 days ago

    Conversion therapists who claim they can turn gays to heterosexuals say they have found a haven in Israel.

    An estimated 20 to 30 licensed psychologists and social workers and 50 non-licensed therapists practice some form of conversion therapy in Israel, The Associated Press...

  • UN’s Ban to speak at Manhattan synagogue’s Shabbat service

    4 days ago

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak at a Shabbat service at an Orthodox synagogue in New York.

    The service this Saturday at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan is in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was observed around the world last...

  • In letter to Khamenei, House Republicans seek travel to Iran

    4 days ago

    Republicans lawmakers are reaching out to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, once again. But unlike Senator Tom Cotton’s letter warning the Iranian leader about signing the nuclear deal, this letter is actually a request for a visa to travel to Iran. 

    On Thursday,...

  • With a nod to Silicon Valley, new ADL chief courts digital natives

    4 days ago

    Framed by a slide of two young guys in jeans and tees playing ping-pong on the Facebook campus, Jonathan Greenblatt described an event hosted by the social media behemoth in Palo Alto, California, the week before.

    “Some of the stuff we’ve done has been really exciting, like in...

  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft to receive honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University

    4 days ago

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a noted philanthropist, will receive an honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University.

    Kraft, a noted philanthropist, also will deliver the keynote address at the New York Jewish school’s 85th commencement ceremony at Madison Square Garden in...

  • Poor Orthodox Brides May Suffer from Losing Planned Parenthood Clinics

    By Pini Herman

    4 days ago

    The targeting of Planned Parenthood has quickly shown it's consequences on poor women in the rise of unplanned pregnancies.  

    While Haredi and other Jewish Orthodox groups often reject birth control, there is one area where Orthodox Jewish brides do engage in an  innovative use...

  • Australian stationery chain recalling globes that excluded Israel, included Palestine

    4 days ago

    An Australian stationery chain has recalled globes that omitted Israel, labeling its location Palestine.

    The globe, sold by the brand Typo, used a numbered key to label smaller countries in which a name could not fit. Israel is included in the number key, but Palestine is written...

  • Two 13-year-old Arab-Israeli girls stab security guard

    4 days ago

    Two Arab-Israeli teenage girls stabbed a security guard near the Ramle central bus station, police said.

    The girls, 13, reportedly pulled kitchen knives out of a school backpack and began stabbing the guard, 27, when he asked them for identification. He was taken to a nearby...

  • Upstate NY village settles lawsuit alleging voter fraud against Hasidic residents

    4 days ago

    An upstate New York village will appoint an election monitor after settling a lawsuit that accused its board of elections of attempting to cancel the voter registrations of some 160 Hasidic Jewish residents.

    Ten residents of the Catskills village of Bloomingburg, New York, which...

  • Ex-Shas chief on Western Wall agreement: A ‘horrible disaster’

    4 days ago

    A former head of the Shas Sephardic Orthodox party slammed the Israeli Cabinet’s approval to expand the egalitarian section of the Western Wall, joining several politicians who have ridiculed the deal and liberal movements of Judaism.

    “This is a horrible disaster and an attack on...

  • Detention of hunger-striking Palestinian journalist suspended

    4 days ago

    Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended the administrative detention of a Palestinian journalist who has been on a hunger strike for 72 days.

    The court said it was suspending the detention of Muhammad al-Qiq in reaction to Qiq’s poor health due to his hunger strike. Last week his...

  • Jewish hotspots during Brazil’s blockbuster Carnival season

    4 days ago

    Brazilians know how to party. Nowhere is that more obvious than at Carnival, Brazil’s most popular celebration festively combining its rich and multi-ethnic melting pot. It’s also one of the world’s largest multi-day celebrations, when ecstatic crowds enjoy fabulous samba parades...

  • Shkreli insults Congress on Twitter after refusing to testify

    4 days ago

    Former Turing Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Officer Martin Shkreli on Thursday called members of Congress "imbeciles" on Twitter, moments after he refused to testify before a House of Representatives committee on why his company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000...

  • Obama mosque visit sends message of standing for religious diversity

    4 days ago

    An Orthodox Union official said a visit by President Barack Obama to a Baltimore mosque was an appropriate message embracing diversity.

    “George W. Bush went to a mosque a few days after 9-11 to send the message the United States should stand by principles of religious diversity...

  • Super Bowl 50: Denver, Charlotte rabbis each wager theirs is the chosen team

    4 days ago

    When the Denver Broncos face the Carolina Panthers in Sunday’s Super Bowl 50, only one team will emerge victorious. But two rabbis are giving the nation’s most-watched sporting event a win-win outcome.

    Rabbi Judith Schindler of Temple Beth El in Charlotte and Rabbi Joe Black of...

  • FailedMessiah blogger signs off after 12 years of haredi muckraking

    4 days ago

    FailedMessiah, a blog that exposes scandals in the haredi Orthodox community, will cease publishing in its current form after 12 years.

    The blog’s publisher and writer, Shmarya Rosenberg, said in a farewell post Tuesday titled “Goodbye And Thank You All” that he was leaving “to...

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