Former Israeli chief rabbi Yona Metzger, convicted of taking more than $1.9 million in bribes, fraud and obstructing justice, was sentenced Thursday to serve four-and-a-half years in jail, court officials said.
New Brunswick -
The longtime rabbi of a historic New Jersey synagogue rushed through the burning building Friday afternoon to save the congregation's most-precious parchment scroll, just before the roof collapsed.
New York -
Many people are speculating that a Jewish millionaire died because a rabbi had applied a pulsa diNura (death curse) to the man after an alleged dispute between the two. Could this be the cause of death?
It's been a scene in a Brooklyn Federal Courtroom for the past few weeks. A Rabbi, a revered Yeshiva school teacher was on trial for allegedly sexually abusing his daughter over seven years. He was found guilty Wednesday, much to his daughter's relief.
Two 9mm bullet holes were found in the security glass of two front windows of the Dutch Jewish Sinai Centre for the mentally-handicapped on 4 February. This follows two recent firebombing incidents at an Amsterdam synagogue and an adjacent auction house.
There is widespread fear that the annual Dutch Auschwitz commemorations in Amsterdam will be disrupted by anti-Jewish demonstrations this Sunday. And Dutch prime minister Balkenende has invited islamic organisations to participate in the memorial service.
For the Jewish holiday of Purim, Rabbi Benjy Brackman will don his traditional costume and recite the religious message he has written and memorized in front of a video recorder. Now, instead of going to synagogue, all you need is an internet connection.
A local rabbi is receiving hate mail and angry phone calls after Seattle airport officials took down its Christmas trees in response to his request to include a giant Menorah in the airport's holiday decorations, his lawyer said on Monday.