The BBC reports:
All processed beef products are safe to eat but consumers must be prepared for more unwelcome news in the ongoing horsemeat scandal, the government says.
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said "nothing seen so far presented a health risk".
Mr Paterson, who is to update MPs later on the latest developments, said it looked as if an "extensive" criminal conspiracy may have taken place.
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21406653
Israel Matzav reports on President Obama's pick for the head of the CIA, John Brennan, who, according to a former FBI agent, converted to Islam.
Additionally, Israel Matzav posts about Chuck Hagel's description of Aaron David Miller - he's Jewish. As every speech he made over the past number of years is being scrutinized, analyzed and interpreted, it gives me pause to reflect on how every word I utter will be judged. The videotapes will be shown and I just hope I will not be subject to the same grilling as the nominee for Secretary of Defense.
Reuters writes that "Israeli police detained 10 women at one of Judaism's most sacred sites on Monday for wearing prayer shawls," including "Susan Silverman, a reform rabbi who is a sister of U.S. comedian Sarah Silverman."
Silverman said the Orthodox tradition barring women from wearing prayer shawls amounted to "spitting on Sinai", naming the site where the Bible says God handed the ancient Israelite leader Moses the 10 Commandments.
"All Jews are in a covenant with God, regardless of their gender," she said.
Continue reading: http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCABRE91A08G20130211
Can we expect to be invited to the bris?
Wishing you a good Chodesh. Mishenichnas Adar Marbim Besimcha.