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'Don't Rent to Arabs' Rabbi Moves to East Jerusalem

By JTA

Rabbi Dov Lior, the chief rabbi of the Kiryat Arba settlement, is leaving his position in order to move to east Jerusalem.Read More


Pope Francis Gets Bar-Ilan Honor at Vatican

By JTA

Pope Francis received Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, Bar-Ilan University of Israel’s president, at the Vatican.Read More


Israeli Polygamous Cult Leader Gets 30 Years for Sex Spree

By Reuters

An Israeli court sentenced a polygamous cult leader to 30 years’ imprisonment on Tuesday for sex crimes against his wives and daughters as part of what prosecutors described as a mind-boggling saga of dominance and delusions of deity.Read More


Poland Praises Jewish Donors for 'Trust' as Museum Opens

By JTA

Poland’s culture minister said the multi-million-dollar generosity of Jewish donors to the new Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews represented a sign of trust, or even forgiveness.Read More


Women's Yeshiva Says Male Rabbis Don't Have To Oversee Converts in Mikveh

By JTA

In the wake of voyeurism allegations against a prominent Orthodox rabbi, the head of an Orthodox yeshiva for women is arguing that male rabbis needn’t be present for a female convert’s ritual immersion.Read More


CUNY Boycott Israel Vote Falls Just Short

By JTA

A student group at the City University of New York failed to advance a resolution to boycott Israeli academics and divest from Israeli companies.Read More


U.S. Slams Israel’s Approval of East Jerusalem Housing Plans

By JTA

The United States condemned the reported approval by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to plan construction of at least 1,000 new housing units in eastern Jerusalem Jewish neighborhoods.Read More


Day Schools Build Stadiums as Sports Allure Grows

By Anthony Weiss

Persistent rain didn’t stop fans from packing the stands and sidelines at Scheck Hillel Community Day School for the homecoming football game.Read More


No Plans To Change Temple Mount Status Quo

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said there are no plans to make changes in the status quo on the Temple Mount.Read More


Bill Would Cut Off Benefits to Nazis

By JTA

A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would cut off Nazi war criminals from U.S. benefits.Read More


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