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Women of the Wall Blame Gov’t for Their Damaged Torah Scroll

The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.

Uproar over Jewish Candidate’s Refusal to Shake Hands with Women

When a Muslim won’t look at a woman, it is called respect. When a Jew won’t shake her hand, it is called sexism.

HSBC Bank Robbed During Sabbath in Borough Park

The robber knew enough to wait until late into the night on the Sabbath before breaking into the neighborhood bank.

Knesset Committee Survey of Street Modesty Signs Cut Short over Security Concerns

Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Yisrael Eichler (United Torah Judaism) compared the women's committee's visit to Beit Shemesh to a visit by supporters of Rabbi Meir Kahane to Umm al-Fahm.

Trump Attacks Jewish Reporter on Question About Anti-Semitism, Racism

"Let me just tell you something - that I hate the charge. I find it repulsive. I hate even the question..."

Left, Right, Agree: Intermarriage Marks Demise of US Jewish Community

Using the great, eye opening Pew study of 2013, Cohen points out that the signs of Jewish life in intermarried Jewish families are fast diminishing.

Reports: Haredi Establishment Using MikvahCams to Prevent Scandals

Access to the video records is restricted to certified rabbis, who may only watch the material in groups of three, and must verify their identities using their fingerprints.

200 WOW Drowned Out by 10,000 Seminary Girls

No one was really hurt, and that's what really counts. Eat your heart out, Pew Institute, down here we're all Orthodox Jews…

Fears Grow for Fate of Missing Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer (Video)

Israeli searchers for missing Lakewood, New Jersey yeshiva student Aaron Sofer have found some of his personal belongs near a trail, his last known...

Rabbi Kanievsky: Burn Your iPhones

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, who of Israel’s pre-eminent haredi rabbis, issued a public notice on Sunday urging owners of iPhones to burn their devices, comparing the popular cell phones to weapons of war.

British Judge Accepts N.Y. Beth Din’s Divorce Ruling

A British judge reportedly has accepted a U.S. rabbinical court’s ruling in a dispute between a haredi Orthodox man and his ex-wife.

Robbers ‘Dressed Like Haredim’ Clean Out Jewish Jeweler

Armed robbers reportedly “dressed like Haredim” ripped off a Jewish jeweler in France before releasing toxic gas in the air. Four men approached the jeweler...

Liberman Tells New Lone Soldier, ‘To This Day I Speak With Mistakes and A...

DM Liberman advised a new IDF Lone Soldier not to worry about language skills, saying he still speaks with mistakes.

UK, European Jewry Stands With UK Against Terror

"Radical extremists continue to have the ability and motivation to commit mass murder in Europe."

On the Eve of Passover, Words of Torah Heard in the White House ....

Jason D. Greenblatt thanked the group for their visit. “It was a pleasure to host all of you," he wrote.

New Musical to Explore Spanish Jewish Family’s Struggle to Survive

“HIDDEN – The Secret Jews of Spain,” tells the story of the Aguilar family, who live outwardly as Christians and secretly as Jews after the Inquisition.

Revolution: Knesset Approves Marriage for Straight Couples

Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.

Boyaner Rebbe to Light Up Lag B’Omer Festivities Starting 1:15 Sunday Morning

Also on Saturday night, a contingency of 5,000 police and IDF will be manning all the traffic arteries leading to Miron, in perimeter security circuits and at the compound itself.

Wealthy Argentine Chabadnik Set to Take over Israel’s Giant IDB

We don’t pretend to know how and why God works, but it can be speculated that the financial disaster of Israel’s giant IDB was the way for a Chabad Jew to enter Israel’s secular Big Business elite.

Haredi Coalition Partners’ Kotel Compromise Also Tacit Recognition of Reform, Conservative

The deadline for government's response to the high court's order is next Sunday.

Daughter of Shas Party Founder Rav Ovadia Establishes New Party

The party list features names from a variety of sides inside Israeli society.

With Stores Flooded, Kosher Food Has Run Out in Houston

Hurricane Harvey flooded two of the few main supermarkets carrying kosher food and caused the other two to shut down as well—one has been turned into a shelter by authorities—and supplies are now beginning to run low.

Haredi Rabbi Calls on Youth to Shun IDF Costumes on Purim

Will the Haredi rabbi who prefers U.S. army uniforms to those of IDF on Purim tell U.S. Haredim to fight for Uncle Sam?

Second Iranian Synagogue Attacked, Desecrated in Shiraz

It is believed the attacks were carried out by more than one person but it is not known who is behind the sacrilege.

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