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Medical Marijuana Gets Blessing of Orthodox Rabbi — But Don't Get High


An Israeli Orthodox rabbi ruled that distributing and smoking medicinal marijuana are kosher, but using weed for fun was “forbidden.”Read More

Ron Dermer Named Next Israeli Ambassador to U.S.: Reports

By Nathan Guttman

Ron Dermer, Benjamin Netanyahu’s close adviser known for his strong ties with Republican politicians, will reportedly be Israel’s next ambassador to the United States.Read More

John Kerry Steps Up Peace Push in Israel

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry accelerated his Middle East shuttle diplomacy on Friday in the hope of persuading the Palestinians to resume direct peace negotiations with Israel stalled over its West Bank settlements.Read More

British Orthodox Jews Will Help Protect Mosque


An Orthodox Jewish patrol group in London said it would protect a mosque after a rise in hate crimes against Muslims.Read More

Hungary Ruling Party Founder Made Foreign 'Cohens' Slur About Jews


Rejecting a defamation suit, Hungary’s highest court found that a cofounder of the country’s ruling party had made anti-Semitic statements.Read More

Senate Immigration Bill Includes Camp Counselor Provision


The immigration overhaul passed in the U.S Senate includes provisions that protect a visa program used by Jewish summer camps and that makes permanent a law that facilitates immigration for victims of religious persecution.Read More

Brandeis Wins Apology From Babson for 'Happy Holocaust' Signs


Babson College formally apologized to Brandeis University for the anti-Semitic behavior of its men’s soccer team 35 years ago.Read More

YouTube Removes Video Asking Alicia Keys To Cancel Concert in Israel


YouTube removed a video calling on Alicia Keys to cancel a concert in Tel Aviv.Read More

Deborah Lipstadt Slams Claims Conference Leaders Over Handling of Fraud Probe

By Paul Berger

Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt has hit out at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany’s handling of a $57 million fraud.Read More

Chief Rabbi Candidate David Stav Lashes Back at Ultra-Orthodox


David Stav has based his campaign to become Israel’s next Ashkenazi chief rabbi on a message of inclusion, friendliness and tolerance.Read More

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