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European Rabbi Group Seeks To Create Mohels Union

By JTA

A European rabbinical group has created a union of mohalim, or ritual circumcisers, in an effort to standardize ritual circumcision and combat attempts to ban it.Read More


55% of Israelis Back Peace Deal With Palestinians

By Yossi Verter (Haaretz)

More than half of all Israelis would likely support any peace agreement Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu submitted to a referendum, a poll carried out Wednesday found.Read More


Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes Releases Names of 46 Orthodox Abusers

By JTA

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes released the names of 46 child sex offenders from the New York borough’s Orthodox community.Read More


Huma Abedin Sticks by Anthony Weiner After New Sext Revelation

By Reuters

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, with his wife by his side, said he is staying in the race after confirming on Tuesday that some newly revealed sexually explicit online chats and photos, published this week by a gossip website, were sent by him.Read More


Kosher Slaughter Ban Kills $1.3B Poland Industry

By Reuters

The abattoir in this small town in western Poland has a special dormitory to house the more than 30 Jewish men designated by Israel’s chief rabbi to oversee the production of kosher beef there.Read More


Ryan Braun Faces Wrath of Fellow Ballplayers Over Doping Ban

By Reuters

Reaction to Ryan Braun’s suspension from fellow players was swift and scathing after the former National League MVP agreed to a ban for the rest of the 2013 season for a drug violation.Read More


Ukraine Robbers Steal $50K From Hasidic Pilgrimage

By Doni Bloomfield

Robbers assaulted a security guard and stole $50,000 from an organization preparing for a major Hasidic annual pilgrimage in Uman, Ukraine.Read More


Jerusalem-Is-Israel Passport Law Struck Down by Court

By Reuters

A federal appeals court on Tuesday invalidated a U.S. law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to choose to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports contrary to long-standing U.S. foreign policy.Read More


Israel Boosts Missile Defense in South Amid Sinai Chaos

By Reuters

Israel has boosted its rocket defences near its southern border with Egypt to counter possible attacks from Islamist militants fighting security forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, Israeli officials said on Tuesday.Read More


Caribbean 'Tropical Zion' Offered Refuge for Jews Fleeing Nazis

By Moshe Gilad (Haaretz)

On the northern shore of the Dominican Republic lies the beachfront town of Sosúa, known for over 70 years as “Tropical Zion.”Read More


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