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. Read more

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 and should become the norm in Israeli society to ensure that the end of a marriage and separating from your partner be treated with respect and dignity.” Read more

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 of scrutiny. Read more

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 the Jerusalem Family Court, to begin a mediation process that will expose the strife within the storied rabbinic family. Read more

Argentine President Says Late Prosecutor Nisman Also Praised Her

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Sunday the prosecutor who had accused her of a criminal cover-up had also praised her, characterizing the late Alberto Nisman’s actions as contradictory in a sharply worded speech that included a rebuke of Israel over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center. Read more

Father of Israeli Singer Eyal Golan Convicted For Pimping Underage Girls

The Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday convicted Danny Biton, father of superstar pop singer Eyal Golan, of a series of serious sex crimes, including procuring for prostitution and for prostitution with minors. Biton confessed to the crimes, in accordance with the plea bargain signed with the State Prosecutor’s Office, and will serve a two-year prison sentence and pay compensation totaling 50,000 shekels ($12,500) to each of the three plaintiffs. Read more

Three Israelis Indicted For Helping Hamas Build Terror Tunnels

The State Attorney’s Office filed indictments Monday, as well as remand requests, against three Israelis accused of aiding in Hamas’ quest to build terror tunnels into israel.

One of the defendants is a resident of a community in the Eshkol Regional Council; the other two defendants reside in the center of the country.

In addition to being charged with the sale and transfer of goods which have dual use, and are prohibited from entering Gaza, the three are also accused of aggravated fraud, money laundering, and various tax offenses. Read more

Crown Heights Teacher Arrested Charged with Child Molestation

A tutor working in boy’s schools in Crown Heights was arrested last week and charged with a number of heinous crimes, including child molestation and endangerment.

Law enforcement sources told CrownHeights.info that the suspect, 32-year-old Gershon Selinger, turned himself in to police in the 84th Precinct on Wednesday night to answer for charges that he abused a 6-year-old girl. Read more

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 support Israel and wants to hear what our trusted ally has to say.”

Support for Israel continues to be bipartisan, he stressed, and Democratic support for the Jewish state has not receded. “Really,” he added, “the only conflict here is between the White House and Israel.”

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 rest. Read more