A new independent rabbinical court to address the issue of agunot, so-called “chained women” whose husbands refuse to give them a religious writ of divorce, will be launched next year.
Texas lawmakers sent notices to schools on Monday informing them that new legislation allows students and teachers to dress in festive garb and say “Merry Christmas” all they want without fear of punishment.
Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who resigned amid sexual harassment accusations, was sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years probation for acts against three women.
The British government is warning the business community to steer clear of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement to lay a pipeline between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea that will provide all three with fresh water.