Russian Chief Rabbi: France’s Jews Should Leave If Le Pen Wins

Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar called on French Jews to leave their country if the far right politician Marine Le Pen is elected president next month. Read more

Ultra-Orthodox Man Holds Up Plane Over TV Screens

A plane was delayed for over an hour on Thursday when an ultra-Orthodox man complained about a movie shown on the screen and refused to take his seat. Read more

Williamsburg Families Won’t Identify Mohels After Babies Herpes

The New York City Health Department said it cannot complete an investigation into who it says infected four infants with herpes through a Jewish circumcision rite because the boys’ families will not identify the mohels. Read more

US-Russia Art Exchanges May Resume

MOSCOW –  Russia and the US may soon restart exchanges of exhibitions suspended over the so-called Schneerson Library case, if the US president ratifies the document giving state guarantees that the exhibits will be protected against third party claims, the director of the Moscow Kremlin Museums,Yelena Gagarina, told TASS on Monday. Read more

Judge Orders Chabad House Be Torn Down

A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has ordered that a controversial 6,614-square-foot structure a religious organization built in a residential neighborhood in Towson must come down within the next year. Read more

Israel – Former Beauty Queen Donates Torah Scroll

Mor Maman, who recently strengthened her connection to Torah Judaism, made a donation of a Torah scroll to the K’ayil Taarog institutions in the Har Homa neighborhood of Jerusalem, headed by Rabbi Eyal Amrami. Read more

Orthodox Union Starts Chabad-On-Campus Type Program

Every Friday morning for a month, rebbetzin Ariel Pardo has been meeting with three female Jewish students at Brandeis University for deep conversations that wind their way from Jewish ritual to intimacy. Read more

Miami Beach, FL – Dr. Mark Wainberg, Renowned AIDS Researcher, Drowns While Vacationing In Florida For Passover

Miami Beach, FL — Dr. Mark Wainberg, a renowned AIDS researcher, drowned in Florida while vacationing for Passover. Read more

Fire Breaks Out in Sea Gate Shul

A fire raged through the roof of a Brooklyn synagogue Thursday morning during the holy week of Passover, officials said. Read more