Entries by Joe Levin

Homeless Man Shot and Killed By LAPD

LOS ANGELES — An altercation that occurred on Sunday in downtown Los Angeles on Skid Row prompted a deadly officer-involved shooting. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers were sent to the 540 block of South San Pedro Street around 11:36 a.m. for report of a robbery.

Could A New ‘Halakhic Pre-Nup’ Help ‘Chained’ Women?

Tzohar, a Religious Zionist Rabbinical organization in Israel, in conjunction with the Israel Bar Association, has announced the creation of a new so-called “Halakhic Pre-nup” agreement to be offered to Israeli couples in accordance with Jewish Law (Halakha). In a press release, the organization’s Chairman Rabbi David Stav was quoted as saying: “This agreement can […]

Jewish Community Call on Yeshivah Board To Resign After Child Sexual Abuse

MEMBERS of Melbourne’s Jewish community have called for the immediate resignation of the board at the disgraced Yeshivah Centre in the wake of a damning royal commission probe. While several high-profile rabbis have already ­resigned from positions — ­including the nation’s top rabbi, Meir Shlomo Kluwgant – the management committee has escaped the same level […]

Family Feud Over Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Estate Goes To Court

The 2015 election campaign has seen a fierce fight between ultra-Orthodox rivals Arye Dery and Eli Yishai over the political inheritance of the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. But the dispute over the spiritual leader’s material and intellectual property has now reached the courts. Yosef’s 10 surviving adult children are scheduled to report on Tuesday to […]

Boehner: Unprecedented Demand For Tickets To Bibi Speech

House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that there is unprecedented demand for seats in the House for Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said on CBS’s Face the Nation. “Everybody wants to be there.” “What I do wonder is why the White House feels threatened because the Congress wants to […]

Ivanka Trump Happy To Be Jewish

Ivanka Trump, the model-turned-businesswoman, has spoken up about her conversion to Judaism and how it has improved her family life. In an interview with Vogue magazine published last week, the daughter of business mogul Donald Trump revealed that she and her husband, Jared Kushner, keep Shabbat, including not using their telephones on the day of […]