Gilad Shalit in his first interview in Israel since his release spoke of how he passed the time in captivity and his sense of great "relief" upon being set free.
Israel's Channel 10 played excerpts from the interview, undertaken near the first anniversary of Shalit's release by Hamas in a prisoner exchange from his more than five-year captivity in the Gaza Strip. The full interview will be broadcast in coming days, according to Channel 10.
As expected, a group of ultra-Orthodox organizations and three individual plaintiffs filed a federal lawsuit against New York City’s health department seeking an injunction against restrictions on the controversial circumcision practice known as metzitzah b’peh.
(JTA) —A rabbi suspected of stealing Torah scrolls from the synagogue of his community near Beersheva reportedly was arrested.
Kikar HaShabat, a Hebrew-language news site on religious affairs, reported that police requested Wednesday that the Beersheva Magistrate’s Court remand the suspect for another 24 hours. He had been arrested the previous day, the site reported.