Judaism http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19735/all en Tunisia's Jews ponder modern-day exodus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110419/passover-jews-exodus-tunisia <p> DJERBA &mdash; Djerba has long been home to one of the oldest and largest communities of Jews in North Africa, but its numbers have dwindled to about 1,500 over the past 50 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110419/passover-jews-exodus-tunisia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Judaism Tunisia Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:21:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5638835 at http://www.globalpost.com France: Front National, better known for anti-Semitism, courts Jewish voters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/111212/france-far-right-national-front-anti-semitism <p> Le Pen will have to work hard to distance herself from her family&#39;s anti-Semitic reputation. Her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, famously called the Nazi&#39;s concentrations camps &ldquo;a detail of World War II history.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/111212/france-far-right-national-front-anti-semitism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Judaism Need to Know Elections France World Religion Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:15:00 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5684018 at http://www.globalpost.com Suspected Jewish extremists burn Jerusalem's Nebi Akasha mosque http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/111214/jewish-extremists-burn-jerusalem-mosque-nebi-akasha <p> The Nebi Akasha mosque was also defaced with racist graffiti, including &quot;A good Arab is a dead Arab&quot; and &quot;Muhammad is a pig.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/111214/jewish-extremists-burn-jerusalem-mosque-nebi-akasha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Judaism terrorism Conflict Zones World Religion Israel and Palestine Middle East Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:55:00 +0000 News Desk 5684209 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel: Beit Shemesh rally called against Jewish extremism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/111227/israel-beit-shemesh-rally-jewish-extremism <p> &quot;All of us, religious, secular, traditional &ndash; we must defend the character of the state of Israel against a minority which breaks our national solidarity,&quot; said Israeli President Shimon Peres.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/111227/israel-beit-shemesh-rally-jewish-extremism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> human rights Judaism Women's rights World Leaders Politics World Religion Israel and Palestine Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:15:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5685214 at http://www.globalpost.com Western Wall stones now on eBay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/western-wall-stones-now-ebay The company has already sold nine stones for $4.99 apiece. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/western-wall-stones-now-ebay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Judaism World Religion Israel and Palestine Weird Wide Web Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:58:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5691530 at http://www.globalpost.com Mormons baptized Daniel Pearl, slain Jewish journalist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120229/mormons-baptize-daniel-pearl-slain-jewish-reporter An excommunicated church member found the records of the baptism. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120229/mormons-baptize-daniel-pearl-slain-jewish-reporter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Judaism United States World Religion Americas World Religion United States Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:27:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5694071 at http://www.globalpost.com 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men plan to rally against the internet tomorrow at Citi Field http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120519/40000-ultra-orthodox-jews-plan-rally-against-the-internet “It’s going to be inspiration and education about using technology responsibly in accordance with Jewish values."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120519/40000-ultra-orthodox-jews-plan-rally-against-the-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Judaism World Religion United States Sat, 19 May 2012 22:49:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5704851 at http://www.globalpost.com Hasidic Jew dismissed from NYPD for refusing to cut beard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120610/hasidic-jew-dismissed-nypd-refusing-cut-beard "He did not keep it trimmed to 1mm and he stated that it was his intention to never cut or trim his beard."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120610/hasidic-jew-dismissed-nypd-refusing-cut-beard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Judaism United States Sun, 10 Jun 2012 19:12:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5707399 at http://www.globalpost.com Hebrew National hot dogs aren't kosher, lawsuit alleges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/hebrew-national-hot-dogs-arent-kosher-lawsuit-alleges "There were certain things that weren’t conducted properly."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/hebrew-national-hot-dogs-arent-kosher-lawsuit-alleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Judaism United States Weird Wide Web Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:56:59 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5708529 at http://www.globalpost.com German court rules religious circumcision of minors is 'assault' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120626/cologne-religious-circumcision-assault Neither the parents' rights nor the right to religious freedom can justify what constitutes irreversible bodily harm, the verdict states.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120626/cologne-religious-circumcision-assault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> children Islam Judaism Germany World Religion Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:25:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5709475 at http://www.globalpost.com German government promises to protect religious right to circumcise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120713/germany-government-religious-right-circumcision "Circumcision carried out in a responsible manner must be possible in this country without punishment," a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120713/germany-government-religious-right-circumcision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Judaism Germany World Religion Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:37:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5711709 at http://www.globalpost.com Brooklyn rabbi who helped sex abuse victims injured in bleach attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121212/brooklyn-rabbi-who-helped-sex-abuse-victims-inju “Everyone is so crazy right now."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121212/brooklyn-rabbi-who-helped-sex-abuse-victims-inju" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Judaism United States Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:10:22 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5728772 at http://www.globalpost.com Five women detained during prayers at Western Wall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130411/women-detained-western-wall-prayers These latest arrests are "one more reminder of the urgent need to reach a permanent solution and make the Western Wall once again a symbol of unity among the Jewish people, and not one of discord and strife," said the government task force charged with finding a compromise for the site.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130411/women-detained-western-wall-prayers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Judaism Want to Know World Religion Israel and Palestine Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5811223 at http://www.globalpost.com Jewish in Havana: No rabbi but plenty chutzpah http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/130523/cuba-jews-jewish-cubans-no-rabbi-judaism <p>HAVANA &mdash; As several dozen Cuban Jews gathered for the Passover meal in March, men and boys wore yarmulkes embroidered with palm trees and the Cuban flag. The design is a legacy of a community that has existed here for centuries, but is now stagnating and could disappear.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/130523/cuba-jews-jewish-cubans-no-rabbi-judaism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Judaism Want to Know Politics World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Israel and Palestine Cuba United States Sun, 09 Jun 2013 10:31:49 +0000 Samantha Reyes 5844677 at http://www.globalpost.com Head rabbi slams publication of Western Wall prayer slips on Facebook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/western-wall-prayers-facebook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Facebook page that claims to have published notes lifted from Judaism's holiest site has angered Jewish believers. But were the notes real? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeff Moskowitz </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JERUSALEM — In mid-August a Facebook page called, “Notes I took from the Western Wall” started to take off as a user who described himself as “Amos, 41 years old” began to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D7%A4%D7%AA%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%A9%D7%9C%D7%A7%D7%97%D7%AA%D7%99-%D7%9E%D7%94%D7%9B%D7%95%D7%AA%D7%9C/1413171658896905">post pictures of prayer slips</a> he supposedly lifted from the cracks of the holiest site in Judaism.</p> <p>The notes were often deeply personal and usually signed. Some asked to meet a husband or to bear a child, others for peace or for the strength to be more religiously observant. Some weren’t directed at God at all, but at a loved one or a politician.</p> <p>The page gained more than 10,000 followers in a few weeks but it ignited an angry backlash from the religious community.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/western-wall-prayers-facebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Judaism Belief Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:37:00 +0000 Jeff Moskowitz 6267643 at http://www.globalpost.com