US-born rabbis slain in Israel praised; protesters at UN Palestinian mission

Family and friends remembered three US-born rabbis slain in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, praising one as the scion of his Boston family`s rabbinical dynasty and another as "one of the kindest souls" in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

Man gets USD 10 mn for wrongful conviction in rabbi killing

A New York man was awarded USD 10 million after spending 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, his lawyer has said.

Israel elects new chief rabbis

Two rabbis backed by ultra-orthodox parties were elected to serve as Israel`s chief rabbis for the next 10 years, an official announcement said.

Rabbi David Hartman dies at 81

Rabbi David Hartman, one of the world`s leading Jewish philosophers and a promoter of diversity among Jewish theological trends, has died.
He was 81.

Influential Israeli Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in hospital

The influential spiritual leader of an Israeli ultra-orthodox political party was hospitalized in Jerusalem on Saturday after feeling unwell, a hospital official said.

Top Israeli rabbi faces house arrest, travel ban

Israeli authorities have placed a rabbi under house arrest as they investigate allegations that he bribed a high-ranking officer.

French gunman was on US’ `no-fly` list

Mohamed Merah died in a hail of bullets after a 32-hour standoff with elite French police in Toulouse.

France to resume poll race after gunman`s death

Mohamed Merah`s cold-blooded shootings of seven people forced French politicians to suspend normal campaigning.

Pope meets with Holy Land rabbi, imam, Druse

The delegation from Council of Religious Leaders called for authorities to guarantee access to holy sites for all believers.

Israeli police issue arrest warrant against religious teacher

Israeli police has issued an arrest warrant against a prominent Rabbi, a senior figure in religious Zionism, for refusal to appear for questioning on the support he gave to a controversial book, "Torat Hamelech".

First woman rabbi since Holocaust ordained in Germany

Alina Treiger, the first woman rabbi in Germany since the Holocaust, was ordained by liberal Jews near Berlin Thursday with the country`s president, Christian Wulff, welcoming her.

Widow of NYC rabbi killed in Mumbai can stay in US

The Israeli widow of a New York
City rabbi killed in the Mumbai terrorist attacks of 2008 can
remain in the United States permanently.

Death for Kasab can`t bring my children back: Rabbi

For Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg, the
death penalty to Ajmal Kasab is a welcome step but rues the
verdict cannot help in bringing back his daughter and
son-in-law, who lost their lives in the 26/11 attacks.