Two weeks ago, my wife, Ann, and I completed our first trip to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Everywhere we went, our local guides proudly pointed out the progress that has been made since the fall of communism, and we could readily see for ourselves the affluence,...
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September 10, 2012 | 3:35 pm
A Conservative rabbinic group is supporting a proposed New York City Board of Health measure that requires parental consent for a controversial circumcision practice, while an Orthodox group opposes the regulation.
The health department is scheduled to vote this week on a measure...
September 10, 2012 | 9:32 am
A public water reservoir dating to the First Temple period was unearthed next to the Western Wall.
The discovery unveiled late last week shows that “It is now absolutely clear that Jerusalem’s water consumption during the First Temple period was not solely based on the output of...
September 10, 2012 | 9:29 am
Speakers at a conference on Middle Eastern and North African Jewish refugees called for legislative initiatives to support compensation for the refugees.
The conference, which began Sunday night and ends Monday, took place in Jerusalem under the title “Justice for Jewish Refugees...
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Israeli airstrikes hit four terror-related Gaza sites.
The early Monday morning strikes by the Air Force on a weapon manufacturing facility, a terror activity site and a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip, as well as a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, were in...
September 7, 2012 | 3:05 pm
Canada has closed its embassy in Tehran, listed Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism and expelled all Iranian diplomats from Canada.
“Canada’s position on the regime in Iran is well-known,” John Baird, the country’s foreign minister, told reporters while in Russia for the...
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A group of African migrants remain trapped at the border with Egypt after Israel's Supreme Court decided to hold another hearing next week on their situation.
The decision to hold a second hearing was made at a court hearing on Thursday. The hearings are in response to a...
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The state of Berlin declared circumcision legal.
Berlin became the first of Germany's 16 states to declare the practice legal following a Cologne court ruling in June that non-medical circumcisions on children amounted to a criminal offense, according to the German news agency...
September 5, 2012 | 11:52 am
Naim Reuven was only 8 when he left Baghdad more than 50 years ago, but he still remembers going with his father to catch fish in the Tigris River.
His dad worked in a laundromat, a middle-class father of six and one of Iraq’s more than 100,000 Jews. Baghdad’s Jewish community...
September 5, 2012 | 11:31 am
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A group of some 20 African migrants is trapped between Israel's border fence with Egypt and Israeli soldiers who have been ordered not to let them in.
The soldiers reportedly are providing water to the migrants, who as of Tuesday had been there for five days. The migrants, who...
September 4, 2012 | 10:52 am
Many Gazans have long lamented that there’s not much to do in the Gaza Strip. There are no movie theaters, pool halls or bowling alleys -- all of which are seen as “un-Islamic.” And it’s not getting any better. In fact, now, curbs are being extended further – to the Internet.
September 4, 2012 | 10:26 am
A second anti-Semitic attack in Berlin within a week has prompted the launch of a state police investigation.
Berlin police said Monday that 13 girls from the Chabad Or Avner primary school were verbally abused with anti-Semitic slogans by four teenage girls fom the neighboring...
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John Burton, the chairman of the Democratic Party in California, apologized to those who took offense at his remarks comparing Republican statements to Nazi propaganda.
Following an uproar over the remarks, which were condemned by Democrats and Republicans, Burton issued a...
September 3, 2012 | 11:11 am
August 31, 2012 | 1:30 pm
A 71-year-old rabbi in Toronto has been charged with indecent assault for allegedly sexually assaulting a student 40 years ago.
Heshi Nussbaum appeared in court on Wednesday to face the charge, the Toronto Sun reported.
Nussbaum allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old boy at a “private religious school” that he taught at and during a summer camp between 1972 and 1975, according to Toronto Police.
There also may be more victims, according to a statement issued by the Toronto Police on Friday.
August 31, 2012 | 9:29 am
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