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Ultra-Orthodox Rally To Decry Dangers Of Internet
2012-05-21 10:08:24

The home of the Mets, Citi Field, was sold out Sunday evening, but there was no ball game going on. Instead, more than 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews packed the stadium to hear about the dangers of the internet and how to better use it in a religiously responsible way, reports Sharon Otterman of the New York Times. Eytan Kobre, a lawyer who is the spokesman for the event´s organizers, spoke before the event by saying, “It´s going to be inspiration and education about using...

2009-06-10 09:17:41

A religious ruling permits ultra-orthodox Jews to operate their mobile phones on the Sabbath and religious holidays with their teeth. Many of the ultra orthodox volunteers and workers at Israel's Magen David Adom emergency services work on the Sabbath and were confronted with the dilemma of how to activate their mobile phones without violating religious rules, Ynetnews.com reported. Recently, the agency began replacing workers' paging systems with modern mobile phones equipped with GPS...

2008-11-12 09:00:14

Nir Barkat, Jerusalem's secular mayoral candidate, won the municipal election Wednesday, claiming 52 percent of the vote over ultra-Orthodox Meir Porush. Porush was second with 43 percent of the vote, Arcadi Gaydamak earned 3.6 percent and Dan Biron received less than 1 percent with all polling places having reported, Haaretz said. "Tonight Jerusalem has won, tonight Israel has won, tonight the Jewish people have won," the mayor-elect said. "Victory belongs to all those who love and...

2008-09-17 15:00:24

By MICHAEL J. SALAMON Two items recently crossed my desk. The first was an article that appeared in The Jerusalem Post written by Matthew Wagner entitled "Haredim move to silence 'treif' music". It was about a movement to ban musicians who produce or perform any music which the Guardians of Sanctity and Education deem inappropriate. Musicians playing such music would be banned from playing in wedding halls, their CDs would be banned and their concerts disallowed. The other item...

2008-09-04 15:00:22

By MATTHEW WAGNER Musicians who have been influenced by rock, rap, reggae or trance will not receive rabbinic approval for their CDs, nor will they be allowed to play in wedding halls under haredi kosher food supervision, according to a new, detailed list of guidelines drafted with rabbinical backing that differentiates between "kosher" and "treif" music. The guidelines, which are still being formulated, also ban "2-4 beats and other rock and disco beats;" the "improper" use of...

2008-09-04 15:00:22

By MATTHEW WAGNER Musicians who use rock, rap, reggae and trance influences will not receive rabbinic approval for their CDs, nor will they be allowed to play in wedding halls under haredi kosher food supervision, according to a new, detailed list of guidelines drafted with rabbinical backing that differentiates between "kosher" and "treif" music. The guidelines, which are still being formulated, also ban "2-4 beats and other rock and disco beats;" the "improper" use of electric...

2008-09-03 15:00:22

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS The Environmental Protection Ministry and the Education Ministry are slated to declare the new school year a green one at a ceremony next week in front of the principals of all the elementary schools in Israel. While many of the ministries' environmental education programs will be continuing from last year, the Environmental Protection Ministry said Monday that it had increased its budgeting for old and new programs by nearly NIS 1 million to a total NIS 5.5m....


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.