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Haredi Rabbis Outlaw Women-Only Zumba Classes

By Haaretz/Allison Kaplan Sommer

Rabbis in an ultra-Orthodox settlement have come out publicly against the trendy Brazilian fitness dance known as Zumba.Read More

Victim of Sexual Abuse Booed Out of Satmar Shul in Williamsburg

By Anne Cohen

The young Orthodox woman whose testimony of sexual abuse was the basis for the arrest and conviction of counselor Nechemya Weberman was booed out of synagogue on Rosh Hashana, the New York Post reported Monday.Read More

Iron Dome Missile Defense Deployed to Jerusalem Area


An Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was positioned in the Jerusalem area, reportedly for the first time.Read More

Russia Slams Israeli Military Over Secret Missile Test

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

Russia’s defense ministry has reprimanded Israel’s military attache there over last week’s missile test in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, which was conducted as the U.S. was preparing for a possible military action against Syria.Read More

WZO Allocates 1000 Acres of Palestinian Land to Settlers in Jordan Valley

By Haaretz/Chaim Levinson

An internal Civil Administration document confirms a Haaretz report that the World Zionist Organization has allocated to settlers in the Jordan Valley more than 5,000 dunams (1,235 acres) of private Palestinian land located east of the border fence, namely, between that fence and the actual border with the Kingdom of Jordan.Read More

Ancient Treasure Discovered in Jerusalem Sheds Light on Jewish Past

By Haaretz/Nir Hasson

The recent discovery of a 1,400-year-old golden treasure trove which sheds new light on a relatively unknown period in the history of Jewish Jerusalem was announced Monday morning at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Read More

Staunch Israel Supporter Tony Abbott Wins Australia Premiership


Abbott – a surf life-saver, volunteer fire-fighter and one-time trainee Catholic priest – is expected to lead a government of more than 90 seats against Labor’s expected 55 seats in the new parliament.Read More

British Jewish Teenager Recounts Horror of Zanzibar Acid Attack

By Forward Staff

A Jewish teenager from London has recounted last month’s terrifying acid attack that “seared her flesh,” disfiguring her and her friend on the African island of Zanzibar.Read More

Mary Magdalene's Hometown Gives Up Secrets

By Haaretz

Magdala, a small town going back millennia, is most famous for its best-known citizen – Mary Magdalene. Yet recent findings by Israeli and other archaeologists have shed light on fascinating and little-known aspects of the town by the Sea of Galilee.Read More

Western Wall Rabbi Condemns Muslims for Riot on Jerusalem's Temple Mount


The rabbi of the Western Wall called on the world to condemn riots by Muslims on the Temple Mount during Rosh Hashanah.Read More

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