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German Jewish College Shuns Yarmulkes After Attack on Rabbi

German Jewish College Shuns Yarmulkes After Attack on Rabbi

A Jewish seminary has advised its students not to wear skullcaps in public after Rabbi Daniel Alter, 53, was attacked in front of his young daughter after collecting her from…

Bolivian Court Denies Bail for Jacob Ostreicher

Bolivian Court Denies Bail for Jacob Ostreicher

A Bolivian court denied bail this morning to Jacob Ostreicher, a Borough Park, Brooklyn resident who has been incarcerated without formal charges for more than a year. The bail hearing…

Brooklyn DA Calls for Special Prosecutor to Probe Vito Lopez

Brooklyn DA Calls for Special Prosecutor to Probe Vito Lopez

Kings County District Attorney Joe Hynes is increasing the pressure on Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the once-powerful outgoing chair of the borough’s Democratic Party, by applying for a special prosecutor to…

Russia says Iran’s Nuclear Power Plant Fully Operational

Russia says Iran’s Nuclear Power Plant Fully Operational

Iran’s first atomic power plant, a symbol of what the Islamic Republic says is its peaceful nuclear ambition, is now operating at full capacity, Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom said…

Parsha: Does the Torah Punish a Rape Victim?

Parsha: Does the Torah Punish a Rape Victim?

Question:  Is it true that the Torah requires rape victims to marry their rapists, and the only punishment to the rapist is a fifty-shekel fine paid to the victim’s father?…

The Case of the Escaped Kapparos Chicken by Rabbi Yair Hoffman

It was a rather bizarre incident.  It seems that the Kapparos chicken had made a run for it and escaped.  Where did it go?  It went to the cage where…

Ahmed Subei: Treaty With Israel has Brought Hepatitis, Cancer to Egypt

Ahmed Subei: Treaty With Israel has Brought Hepatitis, Cancer to Egypt

gypt’s peace accord with Israel is “a mark of shame upon the Egyptian people” and must be amended, a media adviser for Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party, the political movement…

House Arrest for Driver Who Left 4-Year-Old in Car

House Arrest for Driver Who Left 4-Year-Old in Car

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court has decided against remanding a Modiin Illit resident who is suspected of leaving the 4-year-old Chaim Boimel in a car for hours, leading to the boy’s…

Fed Up: Anti-Obama Billboards Going Up Around The Nation (Photos)

Fed Up: Anti-Obama Billboards Going Up Around The Nation (Photos)

Controversial anti-Obama billboards showing children giving the finger to President Barack Obama have sparked outrage among passing drivers. The three provocative campaign posters are on display outside a motorbike accessories…

Fed Up With Rodent Infestation, NY Man Puts Up “RAT CROSSING” Signs Around His Neighborhood

Fed Up With Rodent Infestation, NY Man Puts Up “RAT CROSSING” Signs Around His Neighborhood

In a city where rats are said to overpopulate humans, some say fourfold, one fed up New York City resident says that no matter the exact numbers, he’s over it.…

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