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Stamford Hill Shomrim: Anti-Semitism Rising, Jewish Girls Attacked

"It was "a terrifying experience for the young victims who were targeted in this unprovoked anti-Semitic attack."

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.

Ahead of Decisive High Court Debate, Non-Orthodox Movements Demand Share in Running Western Wall

The members of the Conservative, Reform, Women of the Wall, and other non-Orthodox groups tell the high court that, as is always the case in real estate, they can no longer accept the devaluation of their share in the ancient relic on account of reduced exposure to street traffic, or, you guessed it: location, location, location.

Court Stops Demolition of 100-Year-Old Boro Park Synagogue, Chevra Anshei Lubavich

The sellers claim the building is dilapidated; the congregants vehemently deny the charge, saying it's not true.

Rabbi Stav Calls Aryeh Deri ‘Criminal Ignoramus’ over Anti-Modern Orthodox Hate Speech

Aryeh Deri was convicted of taking $155,000 in bribes while serving as Interior Minister, and was given a three-year jail sentence in 2000.

1,000 Jews Pray at Tomb of Joshua bin Nun

One must make prior arrangements with the IDF and security forces in order to access the Tomb of Joshua, due to its location.

High Court Rules Woman Can Serve as Director-General of State Rabbinic Courts

"It would have been great if this issue had been resolved amicably between the sides rather than by the court."

Expect Huge Blowout at the Kotel as WOW, Reform, Conservative, Blow Shofars

If Jews had the ability to ignore religious provocation when they saw one, we'd still have the Second Temple, if not the First.

Research Group: Israeli Education Near Bottom of Developed World

The quality of Israel’s education has improved over past two decades, and yet Israel is near the bottom of the developed world, its 8th graders get correct answers on only half their math questions, Israel’s weakest students are also the weakest in the developed world, and Israel’s top students rank only in the bottom third of the developed world.

Anti-Semitism in Europe is Still a Reality – Signs Tell Jews to ‘Shower Before...

"We must make sure that the punishment for incidents such as these will serve as deterrents for those who still harbor the germ of anti-Semitism."

Arab Family Sues Israel to Remove Jewish Families in Hebron from Beit Machpela

The property was inherited by several family members, and there allegedly is a question about the authorization of the person who sold it.

World’s Oldest Man, Yisrael Kristal z’l, Passes at 113

Mr. Kristal made sweets to thank the Russians who liberated him from the death camp, and later opened a candy shop in Haifa.

Crown Heights Business Owner Predicts Calabria’s Smaller Etrogim ‘Will Work Out’

"Even the non-Jewish farmers admit it’s all in God’s hands. They may have a surprise, and a new crop may soon have beautiful, clean Esrogim."

Report: Haredi Private Shabbat Power Stations May Raise Israelis’ Electric Rates

Yedioth quotes MK Maklev as saying that at the current situation the IEC incurs a 15% loss in serving Haredi customers, and perhaps using that amount to offset the regular loss would eventually benefit everybody.

Netanyahu to Visit Beitar Illit for Cornerstone Ceremony

The housing project is slated to produce 1,000 new homes, according to the city’s spokesperson.

Jordanian Police Forbid Jewish Tourists from Praying on Penalty of Imprisonment

Jordanian police confiscated tefillin, talitot, kipot, and prayer books, and even forbade prayer in their hotel rooms.

Temple Mount Closed and then Reopened to Jewish Visitors

The police closed the Temple Mount this morning to all Jews because two Jewish visitors supposedly broke the rules.

R’ Kalman Mendelsohn, Z”L, Ish HaChesed

Three years ago the rabbi immigrated to Israel, making his home in Jerusalem.

Watch: Second Cohort of Hareidi Paratroopers on First Parachute Training Flight

The Paratroopers Brigade is considered one of the IDF’s elite units.

Police Find Illegal Drugs in Bnei Brak Man’s Tefilin Bag

Police found the "finger" of hashish in the man's possession after stopping him at the corner of Sokolov and Jabotinsky streets in Bnei Brak.

44 Orthodox Rabbis Attack Tzohar Prenuptial Get: If You Support It You’re Not Orthodox

The state of mind of a husband who signed the Tzohar prenuptial agreement may be affected by the financial consequences to the point where his get may not be given in a purely voluntary manner.

Chief Rabbi Irate at Rabbinate’s ‘Blacklist’ of Orthodox Rabbis

The list was prepared by Rabbi Itamar Touboul, who is in charge of determining whether individuals born abroad and registered to wed in Israel are considered a Jewish.

Report: Haredi Cult Leader Shlomo Helbrans Drowned in Mexico

According to Diardio de Chiapas, Helbrans' group of about 40 ultra-Orthodox Jewish families entered Chiapas three weeks ago legally from Guatemala, after having been expelled.

Haredi MK: Reform Campaign Rife with Bribes, Corruption

'Most of the Jews in the United States, even those who come to Temple once in fifty years, or those that don’t come at all, are not Reform, and the Reform movement does not represent them.'

3 London Haredi Schools Reopen in Defiance of Education Authority

The Hackney Council estimates there are at least 30 unregistered Haredi schools – a figure which local ultra-Orthodox sources suggests is inflated.

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