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Chabad House in Christchurch, New Zealand Destroyed in Earthquake; Young Israeli Traveler Killed

Update (2/25/11): 24-yr-old Israeli, Ofir Mizrachi, is reported to have been killed when masonry fell on the car in which he was travelling with three other Israelis. 12 other Israeli nationals are still reportedly missing after the recent earthquake. — This is very sad news coming from New Zealand which just suffered a major 6.3 […]

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New Zealand allows Kosher Shechita, temporarily

A New Zealand judge has allowed the kosher slaughter of animals to resume until the lawsuit filed by the Jewish community against the government comes to trial. Justice Denis Clifford of the High Court in Wellington confirmed Monday that an agreement has been reached between the Jewish community and representatives of the Crown Law Office, […]

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