Argentinean Rabbi Sergio Bergman won a seat on the Buenos Aires municipal legislature.
The rabbi led the vote tally with 45 percent of the votes, garnering triple the number of votes of the candidate who came in second place, Juan Cabandié of the Victory Front Party, who won 14 percent of the vote. .
A controversial bill that will penalize individuals or organizations that call for a boycott of Israel or its settlements was approved after several readings in the Knesset Monday night, and a debate that lasted nearly six hours, according to The Jerusalem Post.
A four-alarm fire erupted at Congregation Kehillat Jerushun on the Upper East Side Monday night. Four firefighters were treated for minor injuries sustained while fighting the blaze, which drew some 170 responders, including medical technicians.
WNBC News reported that the Torahs had been previously removed from the 110-year-old building on East 85th Street due to construction. Services are being held at a building across the street. The blaze, which started on an upper floor, was brought under control around 10 p.m.
The Obama administration, joined by U.S. Jewish groups, called for the United Nations to dismiss Richard Falk, its rapporteur on Palestinian rights, after he posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on his blog.