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  • Dutch Government Won’t Protect Jewish Population

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on February 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Dutch Government Won’t Protect Jewish Population

    The Dutch government, in a parliamentary debate regarding anti-Semitism in the Netherlands a few weeks ago, decided it would continue its policy of not protecting the Jewish community on any level, even though the community has protested this policy repeatedly as it is the only group in Dutch society that always requires security at its events and activities.

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  • Jewish Mothers in Meah Shearim Dressing Like the Taliban Condemned by Rabbinate

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on February 06, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Jewish Mothers in Meah Shearim Dressing Like the Taliban Condemned by Rabbinate

    One of the strange new sights seen in Jerusalem is girls ages 6 to 10 walking to school through the Meah Shearim-Geula neighborhoods of Jerusalem to school covered from head to toe.  Up until recently, it was only common for wives and mothers belonging to some of the lesser-known, more extreme movements within Charedi Judaism.

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  • World’s First Black Female Rabbi Steps down from Position

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on January 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    World’s First Black Female Rabbi Steps down from Position

    Congregation Bayt Shalom, a Reform and Conservative-affiliated synagogue in Greenville, SC known for its appointment of the first black female rabbi in 2009; announced that their spiritual leader would no longer continue in her current capacity.

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  • Zionism In Uganda

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on October 07, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Zionism In Uganda

    From giving up on a Jewish State in Uganda, how George Bush was elected, and how Tel Aviv and Jaffa were united into one city. A panel of experts choose the worst missed opportunities of the past.

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  • Rabbis Refuse Israel Police Investigation

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on August 19, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Rabbis Refuse Israel Police Investigation

    Storm surrounding “The King’s Torah”: Tens of Rabbis, moderates among them, stood by Rabbis Dov Lior and Yakov Yosef. “It is intolerable that the police should investigate whether the halachic interpretation is correct or not.”

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  • Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Rhode Ysland

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on August 18, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Rhode Ysland

    Concern is draped around the Providence, RI Jewish leadership. They are concerned that the local school district will not recognize Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur as official holidays this year.

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  • Right Wing Hebrew University Professor Fired; Suspect Denied Lawyer

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 21, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Right Wing Hebrew University Professor Fired; Suspect Denied Lawyer

    Discrimination against the right wing in Israel? Popular philosophy professor rated #1 by students is notified he will not return to Hebrew University this coming school year. Meanwhile, Haim Pearlman, suspected of murder by the Shabak (Israel Security Agency) is being denied access to a lawyer and may not see his wife and children. Brother of another suspect also denied access to a lawyer threatens suicide if right to a lawyer not granted for his brother.

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  • Haredi-Supreme Court Showdown Tomorrow, Enormous Protests Expected

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on June 16, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Haredi-Supreme Court Showdown Tomorrow, Enormous Protests Expected

    World of Judaica Jewish News exclusive: In what is turning out to be one of the biggest challenges to Supreme Court authority in Israel’s history, tens of thousands of Haredim, Ultra Orthodox Jews, are planning to take to the streets in Israel and cities in the Diaspora in an effort to show massive support for the parents of schoolchildren in Emanuel, Israel.

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  • Israeli Supreme Court: Yeshiva Students No Longer Guaranteed a Stipend

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on June 14, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Israeli Supreme Court: Yeshiva Students No Longer Guaranteed a Stipend

    Israeli Supreme Court justices have ruled that beginning from 2011, the clause enabling the assurance of stipends to full time Yeshiva students can no longer be included in budgetary bylaws.

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  • IDF Lieutenant mortally wounded in Cast Lead has baby daughter

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on June 09, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    IDF Lieutenant mortally wounded in Cast Lead has baby daughter

    A new life begins: This morning, a firstborn daughter was born to Lieutenant Aharon Karov, critically wounded during Operation Cast Lead in January 2009, and his wife Tzivya.

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