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Spiritual Cafe: Jacob Returns to the Promise Land
Security Passes Being Scrutinized in Paris Airport

December 1, 2015 - 10:48 AM
Rabbinic Court Permits Wedding 2nd Wife over 1st Wife’s Dementia

December 1, 2015 - 10:44 AM
Arab with Knife Caught Near Efrat, Attempted Stabbing Near Einav, Terrorist Killed

December 1, 2015 - 10:26 AM
Lebanon-al Nusra Prisoner Exchange Has Begun

December 1, 2015 - 9:33 AM
Jerusalem Light Rail Attacked by Stone-Throwers in Shuafat

December 1, 2015 - 9:29 AM
Stabbing in Jerusalem

December 1, 2015 - 8:14 AM
UPDATE: Terror Attack at Tzomet HaGush

December 1, 2015 - 8:04 AM
In the Contest Between Victimized Expellees, Jewish Refugees of Arab Lands Have Proof

December 1, 2015 - 4:20 AM
See the World’s Largest Menorah on Fifth Avenue (Sunday Night)

December 1, 2015 - 2:07 AM
‘Kosher Russia’ Party Ready to Hit Parliamentary Elections

November 30, 2015 - 10:59 PM
Jewish Genome Event Explores Tracing our Jewish Identity to our DNA

November 30, 2015 - 9:50 PM
Police, Shin Bet, Promise Dramatic Development in ‘Jewish Terror’ Case

November 30, 2015 - 9:29 PM
Abbas Shakes Hands with Netanyahu in Paris, Blames Israel for PA’s Environmental Failures

November 30, 2015 - 9:22 PM
DM Ya’alon Says Israel is Prepared for Escalation in Terror Attacks

November 30, 2015 - 7:21 PM
France Demands Details From IAEA On Iranian Nuclear Activities

November 30, 2015 - 6:00 PM
ISIS and Iran: A New Era Ignites in Israel, America and the World

November 30, 2015 - 6:00 PM
Some Ultra-Orthodox Troubled by Bazooka’s New Kosher Certification

November 30, 2015 - 5:29 PM
Terrorists Sentenced for Plotting to Kill Jews on Temple Mount, Police on Patrol

November 30, 2015 - 5:14 PM
Speed Limit Raised to 80 Miles an Hour on Highway 6

November 30, 2015 - 3:29 PM
Media Go Haywire over Abbas-Netanyahu Handshake

November 30, 2015 - 3:15 PM
Ban Ki-Moon Condemns Terror around the World – Except in Israel [video]

November 30, 2015 - 2:17 PM
Foreign Ministry Recruiting Former Unit 8200 Soldiers for Social Media Battles

November 30, 2015 - 1:31 PM
After Surprise Visit to Jordan, Ben Carson Wants No Refugees in America

November 30, 2015 - 1:24 PM
Committee Expected to Approve Kotel Plaza 2-Story Beit Haliba Project

November 30, 2015 - 1:20 PM
Israeli Start-Up Finds Parking Places for Drivers

November 30, 2015 - 1:08 PM
World Leaders Gather for ‘COP-21 Paris 2015’ Climate Change Conference

November 30, 2015 - 12:47 PM
Bayit Yehudi’s Yinon Magal Announces Resignation from Knesset

November 30, 2015 - 11:27 AM
Israeli Court Convicts Jewish Murderers of Arab Teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir

November 30, 2015 - 11:04 AM
More Arab Media Incitement After Clashes in Jerusalem Neighborhood

November 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Israeli Paramedic Reflects on Treating Wounded Syrians

November 30, 2015 - 1:24 AM
Document Reveals IDF Collaboration with B’Tselem in Investigating Soldiers

November 29, 2015 - 10:17 PM
Peace Now Chief’s Attempt to Close Religious-Secular Gap Ripped by Leftists [video]

November 29, 2015 - 8:36 PM
Responding to Product Labeling Netanyahu Suspends Peace Process Negotiations with EU

November 29, 2015 - 8:29 PM
Dozens Arrested in ISIS Bombing of Tunisian Presidential Guard

November 29, 2015 - 7:08 PM
After Paris Attacks, Europe Showing More Interest in Israeli Security Solutions

November 29, 2015 - 7:05 PM
Israel Hunts for Office Space in Abu Dhabi as New Member of UN Agency

November 29, 2015 - 6:10 PM
Ya’alon Confirms: Russian Pilots Do Breach Israeli Airspace, But Are Not Shot Down

November 29, 2015 - 5:28 PM
Israelis Gear up for ‘GivingTuesday’ in the Jewish State

November 29, 2015 - 3:59 PM
Netanyahu: ‘Not Even One Meter’ of Area C to Palestinian Authority

November 29, 2015 - 2:32 PM
Jews and Arabs Join in ‘Patch Patrol’ Doing Repairs in Homes of the Elderly

November 29, 2015 - 1:59 PM
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Gavel and Court Lawyers Called Upon to Use Their Legal Skills to Fight for Israel

The Activist Lawyer Seminar will be held on March 7 to March 13 in Jerusalem and Northern Israel.

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woman behind bars

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

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Ethical and moral laws in the Torah depend on the context. Kindness and virtue largely depend on the subjective expectations of one’s friends and community.

Madonna, with her red string, is one of the fans of the  Kabbalah Centre, debunked by orthodox rabbis and now sued for fraud by former followers.

Posted on: November 5th, 2013

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Much of what all religions teach is magical. If one does not believe in God, then we would rightly call it all superstition.


Posted on: October 29th, 2013

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He told me that according to a Muslim poet, children do not truly belong to their parents. Instead, parents are the vessel through which children flow into the world.

Ruth Colian

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

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Ruth Colian is running as a Haredi woman for political office.

god billboard

Posted on: October 21st, 2013

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The Pope is saying that actions are far more important than faith. This is particularly ironic coming from Catholicism.

1960s Portrait Man Policeman Traffic Cop Blowing Whistle

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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Fact checking leadership means asking tough questions.


Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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The Talmud is making a general statement for which there are more exceptions that situations where the rule applies.

A nightmarish vision titled "Blood Is The Best Sauce," from the Portfolio "God with Us" by German artist George Grosz.

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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Trying to explain Holocaust deaths as tikkun and a way of cleansing a soul is offensive.

boro park

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

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Very few middle aged and older people consider themselves ultra-orthodox. It’s a youth movement.


Posted on: October 1st, 2013

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According to the Torah Temimah...

Video Mocking Rabbinic Sermons

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

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Spontaneity and quirkiness have their place but a sermon is neither the time nor place for either of those.

Rabbis Make Jokes

Posted on: September 17th, 2013

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It’s even more strange when the jokes come at our holiest times of the year.


Posted on: September 11th, 2013

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Organic dating has its own set of problems that the shidduch system can help avoid.

broken trust

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

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This kid gets a medal for coming forward.

choose life

Posted on: August 30th, 2013

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Dvar Torah for Nitzavim Vayelech.

Rabbi Mendel Epstein

Posted on: August 28th, 2013

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Rabbis have to stop dismissing everything that comes from outside the Beis Medrash.

bible critic

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

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Historians currently assume the Bible was written between 720 BCE and 587 BCE, between the destruction of the Northern Kingdom and the destruction of Jerusalem.

kosher phone

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

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A kashrus agency should be concerned with one thing and one thing only: the kosher status of our food.

man made meat

Posted on: August 13th, 2013

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The proper response for almost the entire population of planet Earth to these eternal questions about man-made meat is “I am not qualified to render an opinion on this matter.”

Otzar HaHochma

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

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Certain books are excised from the subscription, in order to reinforce an imaginary history where nothing was inconsistent with Haredi Judaism.

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