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.6
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.3
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.3
The European Jewish Congress presented Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras with an award for his government’s support of a ban on the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.5
Two Cleveland-area Jewish day schools are introducing tuition discounts for the children of Jewish communal employees.
The American Association of University Professors called on members of the American Studies Association to vote down a resolution endorsing an academic boycott of Israel.
Palestinians accuse Kerry of “appeasing” Israel over Iran
Australian police have questioned the former principal of a haredi Orthodox Jewish boys’ school in Melbourne over allegations of decades-old child sex abuse.
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