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Hebrew University to Close for Christmas

Hebrew University will give its students the day off on Christmas for the first time ever. There will be no classes on Thursday, Dec. 25,...

PM Netanyahu Competes in International Bible Quiz

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu competed with others Tuesday in the fifth International Bible Quiz in Jerusalem.

Jewish Home Unity Overcomes the ’Yesha Faction’

The decision of Uri Aril’s Tekuma faction to remain in the party and re-start a “Yesha faction” is a blessing.

Haredi Israelis Get the Most Benefits and Are the Deepest in Debt

High housing prices are blamed, but has anyone suggested that working for a living might help?

3 Arrested in Arson at Jerusalem’s Mixed Jewish-Arab School

Three members of the Lehava organization are arrested for the Nov. 29 arson of Jerusalem's mixed Jewish-Arab school.

Chief of Staff’s Mom: I Wish He Had Been a Rabbi

Israel gets a mensch for Chief of Staff along with a Yiddishe Mama.

Knesset Committee Approves Conversion Bill For Final Plenum Readings

The bill would take power away from the Haredi Chief Rabbis but but does not authorize non-orthodox conversions.

EL Al May Be Violating US Law, NY Lawyer Says

A simple solution for Haredi demands would be separate planes.

Prayers from a Jewish Soul Soaring on a Skateboard

A semi-pro skier whose soul loves to fly in the sky even when his body is grounded finds he can integrate both in a Torah-observant lifestyle.

Israelis Fiercely Oppose Inter-Marriage

If you are worried about your child marrying a non-Jew, and you should be, then move to Israel.

The Battle for Jewish Jerusalem

There's a battle going on for Jerusalem's soul, and Cinema City proves you don't need to compromise on Shabbat or Kashrut to be a success.

Kidnapping Saga: Lapid Dusts Off His Siddur to Pray

"I believe they will come back but if not, please be united. Be united.” - Racheli Frankel, mother of kidnap victim

Religious-Zionist Rabbis Welcome Evolution into School Curriculum

Israel's rabbis don't see evolution as a threat, and some believe it will help the students add more depth and understanding to their Torah learning and faith.

Haredim Confound Israeli News Media on Yom HaZikaron

The TV station sent out a cameraman to get a video of Haredim during the siren. They got a video, but not the one they wanted.

Egged Buses Reportedly Stop Counting the Omer

The U.S. concept of separation of church and state means separating Jews from Judaism in Israel.

Former Supreme Court Judge Goes to Bat for Makkor Rishon

Former Supreme Court Justice Dalia Dorner, who now heads the Israeli Council of Journalists, has called on the powers-to-be to prevent the closure of...

Tel Aviv Mayor: Opening Shops on Shabbat ‘Won’t Disturb Anyone’

“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose” – Janis Joplin.

Haredi Draft Law Passes

The Knesset passed the bill to draft more Ultra-Orthodox Jews into the IDF.

Americans in Beit Shemesh Present the Better Side of Haredim

Sexist and often violent, corrupt and even anti-Zionist Haredim in Beit Shemesh create a false image of the city.

Beit Shemesh Journal: I’m Switching My Vote

Eli Cohen is now the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.

Minister Accompanying Netanyahu: Settlement Freeze Off the Table

For now, nobody is pushing the 2-state thing. Maybe wait until after the Russian occupation…

Historic Jerusalem Child Abuse Conference

Professionals and lay leaders from around the world will gather in Jerusalem for a historic 3-day conference on child abuse.

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