Briefs

Prisoner Suing For Kosher Food Notes Weight Loss In Amended Complaint

11/18/2014 - 19:00

A death-row inmate in Connecticut suing the state because he has not been provided kosher food filed an amended complaint noting that he has lost 50 pounds as a result of eating inadequate food.

Chasidic Family Charged In $20 Million Fraud Case

11/18/2014 - 19:00

More than a dozen members of a prominent Satmar chasidic family in New York were charged with lying to obtain $20 million in mortgages while also receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in public benefits.

Ramapo School Board Favors Orthodox: State Report

11/18/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The school board in Rockland County’s East Ramapo School District showed favoritism to students from the Orthodox community who attend private schools in the district, a state-appointed monitor reported this week.

Activists Intent On Building Third Jewish Temple Spark Tensions At Holy Site

11/12/2014 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (RNS) It’s a site holy to both Jews and Muslims — considered the most religiously sensitive square kilometer on earth.

These days, the Temple Mount — known as the Haram al-Sharif to Muslims — is at the center of an intense debate over messianic religious Zionism. How Israeli society deals with it may hold the key to the peace process.

Report: German Ambassador To Netherlands To Visit Graves Of SS Soldiers

11/12/2014 - 19:00

The Hague, Netherlands — Germany’s ambassador to the Netherlands is slated to attend a commemoration at a cemetery where many SS soldiers are buried.

Freundel Prosecutors Need More Time To Mull Plea Possibility

11/12/2014 - 19:00

Prosecutors investigating the case of Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi accused of voyeurism, told a judge that they need more time before they can decide whether to offer a plea deal.

Court Frees Scores Of Eritrean, Sudanese Asylum Seekers In Israel

11/11/2014 - 19:00

Israel will release 138 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers who the nation’s Supreme Court ruled were being held illegally.

3 Slain Civil Rights Workers Get Presidential Medal Of Freedom

11/11/2014 - 19:00
Three civil rights workers killed in Mississippi in 1964 while registering black voters will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom 50 years after their deaths.
 

Temple Mount Activist Breathing On Own After Shooting

11/11/2014 - 19:00

Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist shot in a failed assassination attempt, is communicating and breathing on his own.

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