The Rabbinate of Uruguay is requiring Jewish couples marrying under its auspices to sign a rabbinic prenuptial agreement.
The French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was arrested for allegedly assaulting court officers who came to his home with notices for payments due on fines for inciting hatred against Jews.3
Jeff Jacoby, the Jewish Boston Globe columnist whose 16-year-old son Caleb went missing for four days in early January, has finally broken his silence.
Eleven students at a South Africa university charged with disrupting a concert by an Israeli musician were sentenced to community service.
Jane Eisner envies voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, whose voices actually count during primary season. How can we change the system so that Jews’ and other minorities’ voices count, too?
Three fans of the British Tottenham Hotspurs soccer club have been charged for using the term “Yid” at a team match. The three men were charged on Tuesday for causing ‘‘harassment, alarm or distress’’ by using a ‘‘threatening, abusive or insulting’’ word.3
The president of France’s main Jewish group has nuanced his blanket condemnation of the quenelle gesture and said that it is not necessarily anti-Semitic.
Australia foreign minister, Julie Bishop, in Israel last week for Ariel Sharon’s funeral, reiterated her call for the international community to refrain from branding them “illegal” in order not to “prejudge” the outcome of final-status negotiations.10
UNESCO, the cultural arm of the United Nations, said it will delay for six months the opening of an exhibition on the Jewish presence in the land of Israel.
New York City has dropped a lawsuit against Hasidic-owned stores that posted a dress code for shoppers.14
Ramaz, a Modern Orthodox school in Manhattan, has joined SAR in agreeing to allow girls to pray with tefillin, although the school’s principal reportedly says no students are currently doing so.5
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