More than 100 prisoners at an Edinburgh prison are claiming to be Jewish so they can eat better-quality kosher meals, an official inspection report has revealed. “A significant number of prisoners had decided to move onto a kosher diet, which did not appear to be for wholly faith based reasons” HMIPS...
Our hearts were broken when we heard about the shocking and cold-blooded murder of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler HY"D and his sons, Aryeh HY"D and Gavriel HY"D , and of Miriam Monsonego HY"D, daughter of the dedicated principal of Ozar Hatorah school, five years ago today. The Ozar Hatorah school attack was the third...
Even thermometers can’t keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia’s remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Tuesday. In Yakutia — a region of 1 million people about 3,300 miles (5,300 kilometers) east of Moscow — students routinely go to...
Israel's Labor Party is changing their plans for a leadership due a Britney Spears concert set to take place on the day they originally planned in Tel Aviv. One point of concern is that voters would not turn out to vote due to concert attendance. Both events were scheduled for...
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Here's something you don't see everyday! A male Elsa impersonator thought it would be funny to dress up as the icy princess during the recent bouts of cold weather. When a van got stuck in front of his house, he generously offered a hand. The fact that he was...
A Chassidic man amazed Subway crowds by rapping his own hip ho tunes. The rapper's last name is Goldberg but he goes by the professional name of Hard Charlie. Goldberg performed at the Redline station in Chicago and said that people very excited to see a Jewish rapper. I performed for four...
Check out this shortened video of the big Abeles & Heymann Best Dressed Kosher Hot Dog Contest from Kosherfest last week. Congrats to all the participants and the big winner!
Carrying a suitcase over a sandy beach may not sound like much fun but for the winners of an online contest run by the Israeli Tourism Ministry and the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, it is worth the effort. After all, it’s not every day visitors to Israel get to stay...
(JTA) — When India has a drought, hummus prices in Britain suffer. Insufficient rains in India have led to several years of a reduced chickpea harvest, The New York Times reported Thursday. Chickpeas are the main ingredient in hummus. India, the world’s largest chickpea producer, uses most of its yield for domestic consumption,...
When Michael Steinhardt strolls around his 55-acre backyard for 90 minutes every morning, one of his favorite animals to see is the scimitar-horned oryx, whose antlers sweep back from its head like the swords for which they are named. I rode north for an hour on a train expecting animals...
(The Yeshiva World) A hot tip could still earn you a cool $10 million from a Boston museum desperate to recover a trove of missing masterpieces. But you’d better hurry. Midnight Dec. 31 is the deadline to collect a doubled reward being offered for information leading to the recovery of 13...
  Ynet has released a recording of one of the bomb threats made to to a JCC on January 18. The brief call was made with voice-disguising technology that protects the caller’s identity. An Israeli teen with dual Israeli and American citizenship living in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon was arrested...
The Westboro Baptist Church protested outside Yeshiva University with signs that read 'The Jews killed Jesus', '144K Jews will repent' and 'Stop enabling sinners'. The Westboro Baptist Church picketers sang, “wrath will soon pour on you, for your harmful sins, your great affliction, it will soon begin.”  to the tune of 'Hatikvah',...
Niv and Erica Davidovich, a Jewish couple in Los Angeles, were lighting candles on Friday Night when Erica felt birth pains. Erica was pregnant with her fourth child. Niv told ABC News that he wanted to sit with his wife in the back seat, s they called an Uber....
 Facebook reinstated the official page of the Palestinian Fatah political party just days after initially shuttering it following a rash of posts glorifying terrorism and murder against Israelis.   Facebook originally shut down the page over a picture of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat holding a rifle that belonged to an...


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