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Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.

‘Purity Patrol’ Helps Snowbound Women Reach the Mikveh

The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. "The...

Livni to Appeal Government Approved Foreign NGO Bill

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has announced that she intends to appeal the committee decision in the high court.

Police Dressed as Arabs Incite Provocation in Jewish Village

The local security coordinator tried to alert the Army, but his calls were not answered.

Abbas to Blame Jews’ Prayers for Rain for Halting Peace Talks

The snowstorm’s delay of Kerry’s meeting with Netanyahu finally gives Abbas a chance to explain why Israel must not exist as a Jewish state.

Saying Mazal Tov in Sign Language

All the boys were called up together, and recited – for the very first time – the blessing for being called to the Torah, with their interpreter.

Mike Huckabee: How Can a Democrat Support Obama as ‘Pro-Israel?’

Mike Huckabee doesn’t understand why Jews support Obama as “pro-Israel” because he doesn’t understand the psyche of a liberal American Jewish Democrat.

Storm over ‘Haredim Are Cancer’ Comment

A news report on court proceedings in Beit Shemesh vote fraud, and a show on the Haredi housing crisis exposes deep resentments by seculars of Haredim.

New Hope for ‘Agunot’ Women Trapped by Separated Husbands

A new initiative will use Jewish law to help “Agunot” women, separated from husbands who refuse to grant them a divorce that would let them re-marry.

AG: Police Found Well Organized, Criminal Vote Scam in Beit Shemesh

Jerusalem District Court to discuss appeals of election results today.

WOW Blame Jewish Press, Bloggers, for Graffiti

None of us support violence and we found out about the story in the media, just like every one else.

Orthodox & Reform Rabbis Condemn Arab Violence against Settlers

Rabbi Lopatin said, “May Hashem give you all strength to continue this age old, noble struggle which God promises us will end in victory.”

Haredi Establishment Gets Fresh Draft Martyr, Expect Noise

Rabbi Auerbach and his merry band of Lituanian Haredim needed a pawn to serve their political aims, and Moshe A. volunteered.

British Rabbis Scold Orthodox Shul for Letting Women Hold Torah

The issue of women becoming involved in synagogue services to the point of holding a Torah scroll is as loaded in the Diaspora than it is in Israel.

New Vote for Justice, Democracy in Beit Shemesh

"The findings of the police investigation indicate serious criminal activity."

Attorney General Asks Court to Order New Elections in Beit Shemesh

There is a glimmer of hope in fighting corrupt elections in Israel, which is no worse than anywhere else but simply more obvious.

Israeli Chief Rabbinate Issues Restrictions on Mikvah Attendants

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate issued restrictions on the extent to which mikvah attendants may question and interact with women visiting the ritual baths. According to a...

Israeli Mom to Ask High Court to Block Rabbis’ Circumcision Order

Israel’s Supreme Court soon may have to decide if it wants to set off fireworks and take on a case that involves the authority of a rabbinical court to order a circumcision.

Attorney General May Appeal to Court for New Elections in Beit Shemesh

A police raid on two homes before the elections last month uncovered 250 false identification cards that people intended to use to cast extra ballots.

Labor Party’s Tradition Kept: New Chief Every Primary

The outgoing chairperson, Yacimovich, failed to win enough seats to become a viable alternative.

Committee Recommends Another Leftist, Anti-Settlements AG

Jewish Home MK Orit struk says Nitzan is known for his hostility to Jewish life in Judea and Samaria.

800 Young Russian Jews at Jerusalem Limmud FSU Festival

The festival marked the 90th birthday of President Shimon Peres, and the 100th birthday of late Prime Minster Menachem Begin.

Rabbi Metzger Arrested, Gives Israel Black Eye under Black Hat

“He is innocent until proven guilty” is one expression. “Where there is smoke, there is fire,” is another. Rabbi Metzger has been arrested for pocketing money for charities. That is not holy smoke.

This Sunday Tell Kerry: We’re Keeping Samaria for the Wine

Will the secretary of State understand that the Israeli wine renaissance is taking place in the Shomron region, and therefore we're not letting it go?

Rabbi’s Chelsea Clinton Jewish Status Quip Stressing Tear with Reform

"The problem of assimilation among American Jews is not only an American problem, it's our problem, too."

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