Briefs

To Get Out Of Jail, Florida Woman Signs Consent For Son’s Circumcision

05/27/2015

A Florida woman arrested for fleeing with her 4-year-old son to keep him from being circumcised signed a consent form for the procedure in order to get out of prison.

Jewish Teens Stabbed On Way To Western Wall

05/27/2015

Two Jewish teenagers were stabbed by an Arab assailant while walking to the Western Wall.

Whooping Cough Warning Issued In Brooklyn’s Orthodox Communities

05/27/2015

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued a warning about an increase in cases of pertussis, or the “whooping cough,” in the Orthodox communities of Williamsburg and Borough Park, Brooklyn.

Netanyahu Confidant To Direct Foreign Ministry

05/27/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Dore Gold to serve as director general of the Foreign Ministry.

Olmert Sentenced To Prison In Talansky Case

05/27/2015

 Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for accepting cash-filled envelopes from an American-Jewish businessman.

Rabbi Starts Sex Toy Business

Kosher has a new flavor for Orthodox Jews.

05/21/2015
Blueprint Editor

Rabbi Natan Alexander, 34, has cooked up a kosher business for a non-kosher subject: the manufacturing and distribution of sex toys for Orthodox Jews.

Jewish Naval Student Among 7 Passengers Killed In Amtrak Derailment

05/13/2015

Justin Zemser, a Jewish sophomore at the U.S. Naval Academy, was one of seven people killed when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night.

Zemser, 20, who was vice president of the academy’s Jewish Midshipmen Club and a wide receiver of the school’s sprint football team, was on his way home to the Far Rockaway section of Queens when the train derailed.

Alan Gross Lobbies For Easing U.S. Travel, Trade Restrictions With Cuba

05/06/2015

Alan Gross, the Jewish-American government contractor who was jailed in Cuba for five years as a spy, is lobbying for easing trade and travel restrictions between the island nation and the United States.

Lauryn Hill Cancels Israel Performance 3 Days Before Concert

05/06/2015

American R&B singer Lauryn Hill canceled a performance in Israel three days ahead of the scheduled concert.

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