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Hundreds in Ukraine Draw Strength from Ba’al HaTanya’s Grave [video]

Jews in Ukraine seek strength at the graveside of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad.

Skverer Rebbe of New Square Set to Visit Israel

The Skverer Rebbe of New Square is expected to arrive in the Holy Land for a visit at the start of next week.

Research Links Being Religious with a Happy Life – but only for Jews

The Taub Center noted a link between being religious and being satisfied with aspects of living, but that it does not necessarily apply to non-Jews. Hareidim live longer

Thousands Protest IDF Draft in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim Neighborhood

Thousands of hareidi-religious Jewish men protested against the IDF draft in the Mea Shearim section of Jerusalem.

Dozens of Former Hareidim Sue Israel for not Teaching Basic Skills

Leader of a group behind the lawsuit says the political pressure forces the government to ignore basic subjects such as math, English and computers.

Hareidi Rabbis Rejected Netanyahu Request that Lapid Join Coalition

Netanyahu is ready to expand the government with Lapid's Yesh Atid Party, but the rabbis nixed the idea. "Lapid is a red line."

Suspected Murderer of Rabbi Joseph Raksin, z’l, Arrested in Miami, FL

This Chanukah the family of Rabbi Joseph Raksin, z'l, merits the miracle of closure; an arrest in the rabbi's murder.

Rosh Yeshiva of Ponovezh Hospitalized at Sheba Hospital

Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz, rosh yeshiva of Ponovezh in Bnei Brak, is hospitalized at Sheba Medical Center.

NYPD Evacuates 770 After 911 Gets Bomb Threat

A bomb threat called in to the NYC 911 switchboard prompts police to evacuate "770" Eastern Pkwy.

Rabbi Moishe Sternbuch: When Russia Occupies Istanbul Moshiach Is Here [audio]

"After all, it's hard to understand how a country like Turkey begins a war and even refuse to say they're sorry. Er iz a meshuginer (Erdoğan is crazy)."

Berlin’s Newest Kosher Supermarket Ignores EU Anti-Israel Orders

Germany's newest kosher supermarket ignores the EU's labeling orders and imports products from Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights.

Chassidic New Year’s Celebrations Cheer Up Israel, Cities Around the World

Jews are gathering at Chabad-led "farbrengens" in Israel and around the world to celebrate the Chassidic New Year, "Yud Tes Kislev."

Some Ultra-Orthodox Troubled by Bazooka’s New Kosher Certification

One talkbacker said the kashrut certification is meaningless, because of the halachic concept of "minhag hamakom," the local practice. If it's been forbidden, it should stay so.

The Maccabeats’ Latest Chanukah Tune is a Real Sizzler! [video]

The Maccabeats a capella singing group has come up with another sizzler of a tune, this one even offering a perfect recipe for Chanukah.

Education Ministry Official: We Have Plans to Integrate the Ultra-Orthodox

Shimoni insisted that the Education Ministry’s plan is to move at a moderate pace, “not by force but with smarts, with a great deal of caring and sensitivity, but also with determination, never give up the goal.”

Kabbalist Sails to IDF Ship to Ask Soldiers to Say ‘Shema Yisrael’ [video]

The rabbi from Tiberias almost fell into the sea trying to board the ship and settled for shouting from his boat, "Say Shema Yisrael."

Thousands of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbis Gather at NYC’s Largest Banquet

More than 5,200 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis and communal leaders sat down to exchange news at this year's international emissaries' conference in NYC.

Rav Ovadia Joins Kerry, Obama and Rivlin on Baratz’s ‘Hit List’

Netanyahu's nominee for media adviser wrote last year that Rav Ovadia "damaged the country and the people he tried to help."

Economy Ministry Figures Show Rise in Hareidi Male Employment

New Economy Ministry statistics show that 49 percent of hareidi-religious males are working at regular jobs.

Hatzolah Member Stabbed in Crown Heights, Bklyn – Motive Not Clear

A Hatzolah medic was stabbed Tuesday evening in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.

Arab Worker for Yeshiva Fears Revenge, Disguises Himself as Hareidi

The Hebron Arab drives Hareidim to a Belz yeshiva, where he also works as maintenance man.

Islamist Stabs Jew, Punches Rabbi in Marseille, France

An Islamist terrorist attacked a rabbi and a Jewish congregant in Marseilles on Friday.

Update: Northern Israel Terror Suspect Released, Deemed Innocent

Alert citizens called police to a suspicious situation in northern Israel that fortunately turned out well for everyone.

Update: 55-Yr-Old Jew Stabbed by Arab Near Meitzad in Gush Etzion

A 55-year-old Jewish man stabbed in the chest in Gush Etzion attack. Two terrorists still at large.

109 Whooping Cough Cases over 12 Months in Brooklyn Ultra-Orthodox Communities

The ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities of Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Borough Park, Brooklyn are experiencing an outbreak of Pertussis—also known as whooping cough

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