Governor of Maryland honored to ring the opening bell at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Martin O’Malley, governor of Maryland  
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) The governor of Maryland was invited to open the Stock Exchange in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland, was invited to ring the opening bell at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

Maryland is building a strong relationship with Israel by helping Israeli startup companies who choose to operate in the U.S. Maryland officials have helped the Israeli start-up companies to make their transition.

"Israel is an innovative country with many strong entrepreneurs with great new ideas coming to market,” Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley said. “This is my third visit to Israel, and I always enjoy the time I spend in Israel. It is a remarkable country. It’s hard to visit Israel without being stricken by the kindness of the people here and also the deep spirituality of the land,” he added.

The Maryland delegation also includes several other elected officials, including Baltimore city councilwoman, Sharon Green-Middleton. "It's my first time in Israel and I'm just enjoying the whole country, I mean it's been amazing. The media does not do it justice, it is a very interesting place." Sharon Green-Middleton said.

“I am not surprised that they love Israel. I have met many tourists who came to Israel for the first time and they are shocked by its peace, friendliness and by its entrepreneurs. The media bashes Israel whenever they can, therefore people are pleasantly surprised when things turn out to be so different than to what they were led to believe,” Daniel Ben-david, 32, of Tel Aviv, Israel told YourJewishNews.com after hearing the wonderful comments made by the deligation of the U.S. officials.

Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange CEO Ester Levanon, was impressed by efforts to help Israeli business people to start shop in Maryland.

"There are 20 Israeli companies that have their headquarters based in Maryland," Ester Levanon, CEO of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange said.

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Jewish students angry after New York school hires anti-Semite John Galliano

John Galliano 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Jewish students are outraged after a school decided to hire anti-Semite fashion designer, John Galliano, to teach fashion design.

The students believe that the anti-Semitic comments made by John Galliano during a drunken tirade is enough to ban him from the classroom for life.

However, school administrators think otherwise.
The anti-Semitic tirade was so offensive, that Galliano, one of the most famous designers in the world became jobless.

"I love Hitler. Your parents would be ****ing gassed and ****ing dead," Galliano said during the now infamous diatribe, but the disgraced former head of the Christian Dior brand will soon be on the payroll, here in New York City, which is home to one of the world’s largest Jewish communities.

Parsons The New School for Design, has hired Galliano to teach student workshops, setting off a firestorm among Jewish students on campus.
"More than my heritage, it is disrespectful to Parsons and what we represent," Matt Weiss, who is a student at the school said.

On Tuesday, the union of Jewish students from the school started an online petition that as of Friday evening had more than 475 signatures.

"This was obviously done in order to push Jews out from the class at the New School. Nobody wants to take a class with a known anti-Semite," student union president Jennifer Kaplan said.

Kaplan said the move conflicts with one of the original missions of the university, which serves as a safe haven for Jewish intellectuals.

“What is the most troubling of this situation is the fact that the school leadership sees nothing wrong in hiring a man who said terrible things against Jews in the past. It is not like he is the last fashion designer in the world,” Lenny Wetzel, 22, of Queens New York told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the incident.

"John Galliano apologized for what he said. He has been studying and I live in a world where my Jewish values ​​teach me to forgive," Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Florida Jewish lawmakers demand to end prayers in Jesus' name

Jim Waldman 
By: Shifra Unger

Florida Jewish lawmakers want to put an end to praying in Jesus’ name at state government buildings.

The House Speaker of the Florida state assembly was approached by a Jewish legislator on behalf of other lawmakers to talk about how Jews feel that the prayers in the name of Jesus excludes people of other religions, including themselves.

Jim Waldman has tried for seven years to change what he calls the "JC moment" and change it to hold prayers where all religions can be included.

"This year, more than others, whenever that prayer comes, it is in the name of Jesus," he said. "This is my seventh year talking about it, and it is becoming too much. It would be nice to have prayers that include all religions," he added.
Waldman said that some Jewish representatives do not enter the room until the prayers are finished, so they do not have to hear the name of Jesus.

"Some lawmakers are not coming in until after the prayer," he said. "I do attend because I want to be prepared and ready to go, but I'm there and all I do is wait there,” he said.

“I don’t see why Waldman and other Jewish lawmakers have an issue with how Christians are praying. No one is forcing the Jewish lawmakers to pray to Jesus,” Zachariah Altman, 40, of Miami Beach, Florida told YourJewishNews.com after learning about Waldman's complaint.

Speaker Will Weatherford, however, disagrees with Waldman. He said that prayers are made ​​by a variety of clergy, and that all members, whether Republican or Democrat, have the opportunity to choose a speaker on their behalf. He said that a rabbi held a prayer session ​​the previous week.

North Carolina church to worship in Synagogue while its building goes through renovation

First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro North Carolina 
By: Shifra Unger

A North Carolina church has found a temporary home at a local synagogue while its building is going through a renovation project, according to a statement made by church officials.

The morning service in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church ended, and the Reverend Sid Batts disappeared through a side door and through a maze of corridors, stairs, building connectors, and past the gaggle of kids who came to Sunday school.

He went to the first of two Sunday services that the Church is celebrating these days in the former home of Temple Emanuel.
Sunday morning at one of the largest and most active churches in Greensboro, North Carolina, First Presbyterian holds a weekly meal and a service for the hungry, builds houses for Habitat for Humanity and offers programs in preparation for work with the community.

However, the working space is now reduced, while the Church renovates the main sanctuary and makes other improvements to the six-building campus covering a city block.

"At least its not raining now," Batts said as he climbed the stairs of Temple Emanuel at a slow pace.
If necessary, people can use the shuttle from Canterbury School, to drive the members of the congregation, especially those with disabilities.

First Presbyterian is spending $11 million for construction to renovate its sanctuary and the building of Smith, which has not had an update since before the Great Depression.
The congregation is currently worshiping in the synagogue, and will pay the electricity bill, possibly until next spring.

“Its always nice to see how communities with different religious backgrounds can work together in a nice peaceful way,” Tod Schumacher, 31, of Greensboro, North Carolina told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the church.
On Sunday, Batts baptized a baby at the synagogue.

"I'm sure it's the first baptism ever held in a synagogue around here," he said. "I'm sure we will hold her the first Communion too," the Reverend added.

Elderly couple arrested for playing loud music to annoy neighbor

Iron Maiden group 
By: David Ross

An elderly couple is facing charges after they took revenge of their neighbor by playing loud music.

The elderly couple claimed that they were tired of the noise coming from their neighbor’s house, so they decided to fight back.

The 71-year-old wife and her 81-year-old husband, are facing harassment charges after they played heavy metal music by the ‘Iron Maiden’ group late at night to annoy their neighbor. The dispute between the neighbors continued throughout the winter.

“It is never right to make noise to awaken neighbors. Everyone has a right to expect peace and quiet in their own home and neighborhood. People have to learn to communicate or both neighbors will not have the peace they deserve,” Wanda Johansson, 51, of Gothenburg, Sweden told YourJewishNews.com after hearing about the disturbance caused by the elerly couple.

Police arrested the couple after they found the couple’s boombox on their balcony and the heavy metal group Iron Maiden’s music playing loudly.

The elderly woman reportedly told police that the neighbor was constantly making noise, and she was not able to sleep. She was forced to take sleeping pills in order to overcome the noise. "We wanted to give them a taste of their own medicine," the husband said.

New York teenager arrested after fetus is found in garbage chute

Ariel Devonish-Francis 
By: Shifra Unger

A New York teenager was arrested after she threw her stillborn baby down the garbage chute.

Ariel Devonish-Francis, 19, of the Bronx, New York delivered a stillborn baby and placed the fetus in the garbage chute of her building, authorities said.

The teenage mother was arrested after telling doctors that she disposed the fetus. Police were called and they recovered the body. Devonish-Francis was charged with illegal disposal of a corpse after she miscarried. After an autopsy was completed, the medical examiner determined it was a stillborn baby.

Devonish-Francis went to the Albert Einstein University Hospital which is located in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City, for medical treatment. Devonish-Francis told hospital workers she threw the fetus down the chute in her building, authorities said. Police found the fetus in a bag in the basement of the building just before 6:00 pm on Saturday.

“I would tell people not to judge the teenager. She is young, she might have been scared when she saw the baby was not alive. She did not kill the baby or abuse it in any way,” Jasmin Taylor, 29, of the Bronx, New York told YourJewishNews.com after hearing about the unfortunate incident.

Neighbors set up a memorial outside the apartment building Sunday with teddy bears, a candle and flowers.

Woman, 25, crawls through stranger’s doggy door and takes a bath

Sara Elizabeth Soto 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A family called police after they found a woman in their bathtub.

When police arrived, they found 25-year-old Sara Elizabeth Soto sitting in the bathtub.

The woman in Weatherford, Texas took of her dress before entering through the doggie door. A man living in the house heard someone in the house around 1:45 am on Tuesday, and called police. At first, they did not see any broken doors or windows, there was no sign of forced entry, until they checked the doggie door and found that it had been busted in. The woman’s black dress was found lying next to the doggie door.

Soto allegedly claimed that she entered the house to use the phone.

“It must have been so scary for the family to find a woman sitting in their bathtub so late at night. After hearing about this incident, I am thinking of putting a lock on my doggie door and keeping it locked at night,” Susan White, 33, of Austin, Texas told YourJewishNews.com after hearing that the woman entered the house through the doggie door.

She was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and mischief. Her bail was set at $4,000.

Interestingly enough, she is not the first person to break into a house through the doggie door. Earlier this month, a man was arrested after he used a doggie door to gain access into his neighbor's house to have sex with a woman.

Philip John Garcia, 41, from Perris, California was jailed after he allegedly crawled into his neighbor’s house and then tried to have sex with the woman who lived in the residence.

As Garcia’s neighbor was preparing to go to sleep around 9:30 pm, she heard a knock on her bedroom door. The woman, whose husband had just left for work, opened the door to find Garcia standing before her without any clothes on. Garcia, who appeared to have been intoxicated, told the woman that he was there to have sex with her, according to the Office of the Riverside County Sheriff.

When she recognized that it was his neighbor, she ordered him out of his house and closed the door in his face. Garcia fled the house and returned to his residence.

“This is very scary indeed. Although, officer’s believe that alcohol might have played a role in the incident, the man’s mind was clear enough as he waited until the husband left, and he found a way to enter the locked house,” Barbara Collins, 42, from Las Vegas, California told YourJewishNews.com after she heard about the arrest.

When deputies arrived at the scene, and peered through Garcia's residence window they saw him lying on a bed with no clothes on. They asked him to put on some clothes and come to the door for questioning.

When asked why he was in the house of his neighbor, Garcia explained that he crawled through a dog door with the intention of having sex with the woman. When they searched his home, they found a .22 caliber rifle under the bed. Officers believe he was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Garcia was booked into jail on charges of burglary, indecent exposure, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. His bail was set at $130,000 due to a previous robbery conviction.

Man gets long prison sentence after 11-year-old step daughter gives birth to his baby

Mariano Antonio Castro 
By: David Ross

A man will spend the rest of his life in prison after raping his stepdaughter for several years and getting her pregnant.

Mariano Antonio Castro, 58, of Santa Ana, California was found guilty of lewd acts on a child, aggravated sexual assault and continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14.

The judge sentenced Castro to 61 years in state prison.

“What he did was despicable, and now, he will no longer be able to hurt a child,” Jason Smith, 25, of Hollywood, California told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the sentence.


Castro was in jail, on charges of raping his stepdaughter since she was 8-years-old, and getting her pregnant at age 10. Castro, sexually abused his stepdaughter on a daily basis. Police said the crime took place in an apartment in Santa Ana, California, where the victim lived with his mother, sisters and Castro.

When the girl got pregnant at 10-years-old, she allegedly told her mother about the rape. Police said the girl's mother then kicked Castro out of the house, but later took him back. The mother denies the allegations that she knew about the rape.

“The mother should be held responsible. When her daughter gave birth at such a young age, why didn't she investigate who the father was? All it takes is a simple DNA test to find out the truth,” Carolyn Lewis, 46, from Orange County, California told YourJewishNews.com.

The victim, who is now 18, broke the silence about the sexual abuse and spoke to a priest, officials said. She said the abuse continued until six months ago. Authorities said Castro threatened the victim in order to keep her quiet.

Holocaust denial in Canada jumps 77 percent

Jewish rabbi in Canada 
By: Shifra Unger

There is some sad news for the Jewish community in Canada, as a new report revealed a jump in anti-Semitic incidents and a huge increase in Holocaust denial.

Anti-Semitic incidents in Canada increased by 3.7 percent in 2012, and Holocaust denial rose 77 percent, a human rights organization in Canada revealed last week.
According to the report, there were 1,345 anti-Semitic incidents in Canada in 2012, up from 1,297 in 2011.

"We are particularly concerned that the perpetrators of the anti-Semitic incidents, increasingly identify themselves as Muslims who are apparently supporting Islamist ideologies of hatred and violence, but we are encouraged by the many Muslims with whom we work closely, who are prepared to fight anti-Semitism in their community," Frank Dimant, a human rights activist in Canada, said.
Jews were attacked in their homes, at their places of work, on their way to synagogues, and when walking to and from schools.

“This news should cause alarm to the global Jewish community, as anti-Semitism is now rising even in North America, which was once a place for tolerance and nearly non-existent anti-Semitism,” Dannie Blum, 50, of Toronto, Canada told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the latest report.

"The youth culture is being infiltrated by letters of hatred, extremism abroad through online propaganda and cyber bullying," Dimant said.

Tennessee parents angry after school textbooks justify Palestinian suicide bombings

The book in question 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Tennessee parents are fuming after learning that school textbooks justify Palestinian suicide bombings in Israel.

Some parents in Williamson County, Tennessee, are calling for the removal of the high school textbook, believing that it is biased against Israel.

The textbook is taught on a college level elective course called Human Geography, and is available to students in public schools in Williamson County, which also offer an elective course on the Bible.

Parents are against the kind of questions that the book is encouraging teens to ask. One of the book’s questions is: “If a Palestinian suicide bomber kills dozens of Israeli teenagers in a restaurant in Jerusalem, is it an act of terrorism or a war against the policies of the Israeli government?"

Julie West, a mother of a 15-year-old student at Franklin High School in Franklin, Tennessee, said the question is pro-Palestinian.

"We are living in a time where people say: ‘How can someone put a bomb outside a restaurant or on a street with the intention of killing innocent people?’ And we wonder why, when at the same time we are teaching our children a curriculum that suggests it could be fine, or at least it might be okay if these children are Jewish," West said.

Laurie Cardoza-Moore, head of a pro Israeli group, said: “the book is anti-Semitic.”
Cardoza-Moore said that the book aims to delegitimize the right of the Jewish people to the Holy Land.

“I am shocked that such a book even exists in the U.S. It should be illegal. What is it doing in a school in Tennessee? This book seems more fitting for some radical country located thousands of miles away from the U.S.” Jerold Peralta, of Scottsdale, Arizona told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the book.

"I think it's a slippery slope to go down if we start banning books, because people have opposing views," county schools Superintendent Mike Looney said. "I think the fundamental question to be answered is: Does the book create an opportunity for students to engage in deep dialogue about important issues in the world? I think it does,” Looney added.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Palestinian schools teaching children how to use assault rifles and hand grenades

Palestinian children armed with assault rifles 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) The world is again seeing first hand how radical Islamists are teaching their children from a young age to engage in terror, dimming the hope of some who envision Middle East peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Palestinian school children are learning to shoot Kalashnikov rifles, throw grenades and planting IEDs as part of a program run by the Hamas Ministry of Education.

The plan has been criticized by Palestinian human rights groups, which point out that Hamas has previously banned sports in the curriculum of the school because there is not enough time during the school day.

Hamas authorities presented the "Futuwwa" or youth program in the state curriculum last year, to 37,000 children aged between 15 and 17-years-old, calling it a program that will train a new generation of Palestinian men to fight against Israel.

I was excited to learn the correct way to use a weapon,
Izzadine Mohamed, 17, one of the students who attended the weekly school classes covering first aid, basic fire fighting and how to fire a Kalashnikov rifle, said. He was one of 5,000 children across Gaza, who also enrolled in a two-week camp at a Hamas military base.

"I was excited to learn the correct way to use a gun," the teenager said. "It is important because of the occupation. I feel stronger with the knowledge that I could be used against the occupier,” the teen added.
At the two-week camp, children dressed in military-style black shirts and black jeans uniforms, and were trained by officers of the National Guard, Hamas militants, and the armed wing of Hamas, al-Qassam Brigades.

Zakout Samar, from the Gaza-based human rights organization Al Mezan, described the measure as "unbelievable" and that may encourage Israel to view schools as targets during conflicts. He said: "They are trying to create a culture of resistance, make our kids stronger to deal with Israel, but that should not be done in schools. Perhaps Israel will use this as a reason to bomb Gaza schools in the future."

Mohamed Syam, head of the Ministry of Education in charge of the program, said: "We are not conducting military training in our schools, we are just providing information," he said.

“Hamas should immediately end all military training to children. Teaching children how to use military assault rifles is extremely dangerous, both physically and emotionally. Also, this is not the way of achieving a lasting peace in the Middle East,” Jamaal Cyr, 23, of Detroit, Michigan told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the military training of school children.

A video clip showing a military demonstration in a school in Gaza also seems to contradict the official line of Hamas. The video showed a mock Israeli military post on a school playground, where Palestinian militants enact a battle. A rocket launcher fired at the military post, leaving only a smoldering metal frame and an Israeli flag waving.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Hyundai Motor releases ad showing man attempting suicide with zero carbon emission car

Hyundai Motor suicide advertisement 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A South Korean auto manufacturer came under extreme criticism after they released an advertisement showing a man attempting to commit suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning inside his car garage, according to a video uploaded to the internet.

Hyundai Motor, has been forced to apologize for the advertisement that sought to promote its zero carbon emissions car by showing a man connecting a hose to the exhaust.

The advertisement scandal is the latest to hit the automaker, the fifth largest in sales when combined with Kia Motors, after it was caught exaggerating the fuel efficiency figures in the United States.
The South Korean company rushed to limit the damage of the advertisement, which was pulled.

It was made by the European unit of Innocean Worldwide Corp, an advertising company that is 40 percent owned by Chung Sung-yi, a daughter of the Hyundai Motor Group chairman Chung Mong-koo.

Innocean and Hyundai Motor said it "deeply and sincerely apologizes for any offense or distress that the publication of the viral movie aimed at a European and a U.S. audience, may have caused.”

The advertisement showed the hydrogen powered Hyundai ix35 driven by a middle-aged man attempting suicide. The man sat in his car with a hosepipe connected to the exhaust with a tube inside the car.
“He could not kill himself because the car was releasing water based emissions,” according to the advertisement.

“The advertisement is definitely gross and should not have been produced or released by a prestigious company such as Hyundai Motor. What were they thinking?” Sharon Fears, 22, of Phoenix, Arizona told YourJewishNews.com after watching the advertisement.

Hyundai is not the only automaker that has struggled with their ads. Last month, U.S. automaker, Ford Motor, was criticized for releasing sexist ads in India, prompting an apology from Ford India and dismissal of employees at an Indian advertising group.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Children's school launches gender neutral changing rooms

The school in Sweden 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A school said it has found a solution to stop suicides among gay, lesbian, transsexual, and bisexual community, according to a statement released by school officials in Sweden.

The Swedish school is opening a changing room for transsexuals, and for other students "who do not feel comfortable being divided into gender stereotypes."

Officials and student leaders at the Sodra Latin school in Stockholm, said that the new gender neutral changing rooms will allow students to change one at a time, and will serve those who consider themselves transgender or not defined as male or female.

"It's for people who do not feel comfortable being divided into gender stereotypes," student council member Camille Trombetti said.

Trombetti said officials welcomed the idea when it was presented by the student council.
"They were very positive and friendly, but we had to find a way to do it in practice," she said.
Trombetti said she hopes the public will take the need for the gender neutral changing rooms seriously.

"Every human being deserves a place where they feel comfortable," she said. "I remind people that hundreds of people commit suicide every year, because they feel they were born into the wrong sex and do not feel their surroundings accept the gender they identify with," she added.

“I don’t think this is something I appreciate the school doing. The LGBT movement has now gone way over the top with its sensitivity. Soon, every group within the LGBT community will demand their own changing rooms,” Betty Hochstetler, 49, of Stockholm, Sweden told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the gender neutral changing rooms.

However, not everyone agreed with Hochstetler.

“I think this is a wonderful idea that should be copied all over the world. People can’t imagine the frustration some teens feel with their own gender, and this will definitely help them out a lot,” Hellen Fancher, 21, of Stockholm, Sweden told YourJewishNews.com.

The gender neutral changing room is scheduled to open next week.

100 snakes found crawling around in Herbert hospital in Canada

Group of snakes illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Patients and visitors at one Canadian hospital are freaking out after numerous snakes have been found crawling around in the facility, according to a statement made by Canadian hospital officials.

The hospital in Saskatchewan said that more than 100 garter snakes have been discovered inside the facility, this year alone.

The Herbert & District Integrated Health Facility in Herbert said that most of the snakes were found in crawl spaces and in the basement, but some have made ​​it to the public areas of the hospital.

"In fact, there were a total of six snakes located on the main level of the facility," spokesperson Bryce Martin said.
Martin said that the snakes have apparently been entering the hospital through a small hole discovered in the basement. Martin also said that adhesive pads were placed in the area and that they have proven effective in catching the snakes.

Martin said that snakes are small and pose no danger to humans, but have surprised some people.
“I would definitely recommend people and patients to stay away from that hospital until officials can figure out what is going on and get rid of the snakes. No one wants there loved one to suddenly have a snake with them in their hospital bed,” Lillie Mandel, 29, of Calgary, Canada told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the snakes.

Also recently, snakes have invaded a U.S courthouse. As we reported earlier, one courthouse is equipped to deal with the worst criminal offenders, but what they are not prepared for is to deal with an army of snakes.

An army of snakes was caught sliding inside a Mississippi courthouse recently, which give workers the creeps.
Five brown snakes, also known as earth snakes, have been found in the basement of the office of the Hinds County circuit clerk.
A deputy clerk, Kelly Phillips, said Thursday that the largest was a few inches long, while the smallest was the size of an overgrown warm.

Former zookeeper Percy King, who makes reptiles shows in local schools, went to the courthouse to identify the snakes. He said that earth snakes eat lizards, worms, crickets and other small insects, and have soft teeth that probably could not even break the skin of a human.

It is not uncommon for earth snakes to be sneaking into buildings during the spring as they wake up from hibernation. King said: "A snake that size could go through any small hole."

“The experience had to be real scary for all those court employees. I know that if I would encounter a snake at the office I would never want to return to work. I would probably quit my job,” Kasandra Malloy, 46, of Jackson, Mississippi told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the snakes.

The courthouse in downtown Jackson was built in 1930 and is crowned by a statue of Moses with the Ten Commandments. The basement windows are said to be sealed well.

Phillips said the first time she saw a snake in the office, her brain did not register immediately what it was.
One of the snakes was killed accidentally by a cabinet that rolls on tracks. Another was caught in a sticky trap left by maintenance workers.

Scientists show off first glow in the dark sheep

Glow in the dark sheep 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Did you think that glow in the dark items are limited to children toys? Not anymore. Apparently, sheep can glow in the dark as well.

The first sheep in the world that can glow in the dark were born in Uruguay.

Scientists at the Uruguay Institute of Animal Reproduction modified the genes in nine sheep with a green fluorescent protein found in the jellyfish, Aequorea Victoria.

The result was sheep the glow in the dark, but are otherwise completely normal, according to scientists.
The first sheep was born in October 2012 and was immediately injected with the green protein.
Today, the sheep emit a bright green color when exposed to ultraviolet light.

The leader of the research team, Alejo Menchaca said that the sheep are healthy and behave normally, and they simply glow.
Menchaca said that the institute carried out the experiment to perfect the technique of glow in the dark.

Sheep are not the first animals that have been genetically modified to glow in the dark, despite the peculiar result, there is a serious side to these experiments. Scientists use the research to better understand human and animal diseases.

“I am now definitely paranoid of consuming sheep. What if I consume a piece of meat of a glow in the dark sheep? Will I start glowing in the dark as well? This is very scary. I don’t think scientists should play around with such experiments,” Tanya Palm, 39, of Las Cruces, New Mexico told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the glow in the dark sheep.

Who knows. One day this knowledge can lead to glow in the dark knitwear that will make your friends glow in the dark too.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

4 stabbed during church choir inside New Mexico church

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By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A nice church choir suddenly turned bloody when a man jumped out of the crowd and started stabbing church members, according to a statement released by the New Mexico Police Department.

At least four people were injured inside an Albuquerque church Sunday when the visitor jumped out from the crowd and stabbed a choir member during a song, police and witnesses said.

The victims do not appear to have suffered serious injuries, police said.
Two parishioners said that after the communion in the St. Jude Catholic Church Sunday morning, the man, about 20-years-old, jumped from the pews and stabbed the choir singer while the choir sang.

"When the man went crazy, people were just panicking. It was very scary, as you would not think something like this would happen in the church," Reyes Stinson, 18, said.

Another parishioner, Vanessa Lucero, 14, said that he was sitting right behind the man, who "was a little nervous, and sketchy looking. He had a tattoo of a star on his wrist."

Lucero said the man climbed over the seats, then stabbed and repeatedly punched a choir singer.
"He was screaming ‘False preacher!’" Lucero said. "I do not know why," he added.
The congregation detained the attacker until police arrived.

Neither witness had seen the man before. After the attack, Stinson said the choir singer had stab wounds in the left arm and his jacket was torn.
In a statement, Albuquerque Police confirmed that the suspect was in custody.

“It is pretty scary for this to happen in a church, especially during the choir. I will be edgy from now on every time I go to church, and I will be thinking about this attack,” Vanessa Plank, 31, of Santa Fe, New Mexico told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the stabbing attack.

On Sunday afternoon, police identified the suspect as Lawrence Capener, 24. "He is currently being interviewed and faces numerous felony charges," Albuquerque Police Department spokesperson Tasia Martinez said in a statement.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Man arrested after ripping off heads of two stolen birds

Two gorgeous birds illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty and theft related charges after stealing two birds and then ripping off their heads, according to a statement by the police in New Jersey.

Many charges have been filed against the robbery suspect who also allegedly struck the police dog that helped police in detaining him in northern New Jersey.

Clifton Police said that the 22-year-old man ran from the police on Friday and was found shortly thereafter hiding under the porch of a house. The man allegedly hit the police dog while being arrested after biting the man on the upper thigh.

“Cruelty to animals should not be tolerated in any shape or form, and the suspect should receive a harsh sentence from the judge in this case, in order to teach the suspect a lesson, and also deter others from committing animal cruelty,” Frank Mellow, 49, of Trenton New Jersey told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the animal cruelty.

The suspect, faces four counts of theft related charges.
He is also charged with aggravated assault of a police dog, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice. Police later identified the suspect as Angel Mendez.

Man charged with punching police dog after it bit his thigh

Police dog illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A man was arrested and charged with assault related charges after punching a police dog because it bit his thigh, according to a statement by the police in New Jersey.

Many charges have been filed against the robbery suspect who allegedly struck the police dog that helped police in detaining him in northern New Jersey.

Clifton Police said that 22-year-old Angel Mendez ran from the police on Friday and was found shortly thereafter hiding under the porch of a house. Mendez allegedly hit the police dog while being arrested after biting Mendez on the upper thigh.

“The police went overboard with the charges, in my opinion. The man should not have been charged with assaulting a police dog because the dog bit him in his thigh, first. I think the dog should be charged with assault,” Eileen Kling, 21, of Freehold, New Jersey told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the assault charges against Mendez.

Mendez faces four counts of theft.
He is also charged with aggravated assault of a police dog, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice. Police said that Mendez ripped off the heads of two birds he stole from a local resident.

Catholic school slammed for firing lesbian teacher after she told everyone she is gay

Carla Hale 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A Catholic school is facing a lot of criticism from the public after it fired a teacher because she told everyone that she is gay.

The diocese in Ohio, is under siege, receiving numerous telephone threats and heated online criticism, after their veteran teacher is out of a job due to publicly disclosing a lesbian relationship in violation of the moral code of the Catholic school.
The news of the firing has sparked a fervent debate on tolerance both online and in the community of Columbus, Ohio, where the incident took place.

Physical education teacher, Carla Hale, 57, was fired last month after her name appeared in the obituary of her mother, which also noted Hale’s lesbian girlfriend.

Hale was summoned to a meeting with school administrators after returning from the funeral of her mother.
At the meeting, she received a copy of the obituary of her mother that she and her brother had written. In addition, administrators gave Hale an anonymous letter from a parent saying that the presence of a lesbian teacher in a Catholic school is unacceptable.

Hale was subsequently dismissed from Catholic Bishop Watterson High School, after 19 years of service with the school citing a moral disposition in the contract between the teachers and the diocese.

In the days after the dismissal, the event has received wide attention in social media. A petition for the reinstatement of the teacher on a popular social media website has received more than 55,000 signatures, so far.
The school district, even asked for a police investigation after receiving threatening phone calls.

Hale also filed a complaint to seek reinstatement, but it was rejected. She also said she would file a discrimination complaint with the department of community relations of Columbus.

“I cannot understand why this woman is angry. She clearly doesn't belong anywhere close to a church. If she loves teaching, she can apply for a job in public school where she will be given a job. She does not need to force herself into the Catholic school,” Laurie Walz, 21, of Columbus, Ohio told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the firing.

However, not everyone agreed with Walz.

“The Church needs to show sensitivity to all types of people. If someone decides to be gay then it is their own personal private matter, and the church should not punish the children who need a good teacher,” Vicki Kingston, 54, of Cincinnati, Ohio told YourJewishNews.com.

In a statement released last week, the diocese said the personal matters are confidential, but school employees must adhere to the moral code of the church.

"A staff member who decides to publicly embrace relationships or principles that are contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church cannot remain in the service of the Church," the statement said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Wife accidentally kills husband during vodka fueled gun lesson

Michele Wanka 
By: Moses Gold

A woman accidentally killed her husband during a vodka fueled gun lesson, according to a statement by police in Pennsylvania.

The fun evening for one Pennsylvania couple turned deadly when the woman accidentally shot and killed her husband.

Last Friday, around 9:00 pm, Michael Wanka, 43, and Michele Wanka, 42, were casually drinking vodka and lemonade together in their home located on West Roland Road in Parkside, Pennsylvania. Around 3:30 am, police said the couple entered the basement of the home so that Michael could show his wife how to use a semi-automatic pistol. The couple entered into a work room where several weapons were kept in a safe.

"Michael took a number of guns out, and was showing her how the guns worked. He took the magazine out, making sure it was safe, and showed his wife how to pull the slide back," Parkside Police Chief John Egan said.
As Michael reached into a safe to take out another firearm, police said Michele grabbed another gun and pulled the slide back, as her husband had instructed.

"When she let go of the slide, the gun went off," the police chief said.
Michael was shot in his upper chest. At that point, police said, the couple’s children, who are two-years-old and 5-years-old, were asleep upstairs. Police said that the 5-year-old, was awakened by the desperate cries of his mother when she called police.

The woman told police that the last words her husband said was "I cannot believe you shot me."
Police arrived at the home around 4:00 a.m. Michael was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Michele was charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and possession of a murder weapon. She was arraigned in the Chester City jail and released on bail of $250,000. Her two children are staying with relatives.

“The lesson people need to take away from this incident is that vodka and guns don’t mix very well and are extremely dangerous. The couple showed poor judgment by going for their guns after drinking vodka for six hours,” Samantha Flick, 37, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the shooting incident.

Neighbors described the family as "good people" who always did things with their children and were highly respected throughout the neighborhood. however, the police chief said that police were called to the home last year during a domestic dispute. No one was charged during that incident.

Dog caught on video stealing pet food from shop

Dog caught in the act stealing sausage 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A dog, who unfortunately has only three legs, was caught on video stealing pet food from a pet shop, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The three-legged dog named Oscar, has now become a Television star in New Zealand.

Oscar was caught on the store video surveillance stealing a sausage from a supermarket in the city of Invercargill, earlier this week.

It is believed that the animal has escaped from its house while its owner was on vacation.
Hundreds of people in New Zealand now have offered to adopt the three-legged dog.
Supermarket Owner Esmay Hay joked: "She was surprised because thieves are usually two legged."

She added: "We have noticed the movement of the security cameras facing the back, and there is no one there, so we assume now that Oscar may have paid us a visit before."

“This dog is extremely smart as it knew exactly where to get good food while its owner was away. I am sure that a lot of people would love to adopt this cute dog,” June Carty, 32, of Wellington, New Zealand told YourJewishNews.com after watching the video of the cute dog.

An officer at the Invercargill City Council has stated that Oscar will stay in the kennel until its owner claims him. However, if the owner does not, the daughter of Hay has encountered many calls from people who offered the dog a home.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view