Judaism

Muslim YouTubers Accused of 'Deliberate Incitement' for Confronting Jews

In May 2021, YouTubers Mohammed Hijab and Ali Dawah, who have a combined subscriber count of a million, shared videos of themselves confronting Jewish people during the Jewish sabbath in Golders Green about Israel and Palestine. The videos show them asking Jewish people to condemn Israel's actions. Since then, both have been accused of "direct and deliberate act of incitement" for their actions.

 

Court Rules Quebec Can Bar Government Workers From Wearing Hijab

On the morning of Tuesday April 20th, the Canadian Province of Quebec announced plans to appeal a ruling which exempted minority teachers and some politicians from wearing religious attire or symbols.

The ruling, that supports much of a 2019 law, does not apply to teachers in Quebec's English-language school boards, as they hold special rights over education under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

New Study Finds That Being ‘Godless’ May Be Good For Your Health

Several studies in recent decades found that being religious correlates with good health. New studies have challenged the finding that being an atheist correlates with poor health!

Believers who attend church services regularly are less likely to smoke, use drugs or become obese. They may live longer than those who do not attend any religious church services. Some have been led to conclude, according to those findings, that if religion is good for you, then being an atheist must be bad for your health. 

 

UK Proposes Amendments to Help Jewish Women Denied Divorce

The Labor and Conservative parties, Liberal Democrats, and Independent politicians joined forces for a proposal that could provide optimism to Jewish women in the United Kingdom.

They presented a motion for updating the Domestic Abuse Bill to help any woman whose husband refuses her a divorce under Jewish Law, thus proffering hope to approximately 30 women in the UK currently being denied a 'Get' by their husbands.

Pakistani Court Frees Terrorist Who Killed American Journalist Daniel Pearl

On January 28th, the terrorist convicted (and later acquitted) of the 2002 abduction and beheading of Daniel Pearl, was ordered to be released by Pakistan’s Supreme Court.  The court also dismissed an appeal of the killer’s, Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh, acquittal filed by Pearl’s family and the Pakistani government.
 

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community Fights Police Over Israel’s Lockdowns

Ultra-Orthodox demonstrators clashed with police in two of Israel’s major cities. Enforcing coronavirus restrictions in these religious neighborhoods has brought great challenges for local authorities.

Rabbi Says COVID Vaccines Will “Make You Gay”

A prominent ultra-Orthodox rabbi, Rabbi Daniel Asor, instructed his followers that the coronavirus vaccine “can make them gay,” according to Israel Hayom. Rabbi Asor contradicts three of the most senior rabbis of the ultra-Orthodox faith: Kanievsky, Edlestein and Cohen, each of who advised those who can get the vaccine should do so.

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