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Some Improvement in Rabbi Steinman’s Condition

26 Kislev 5777 – December 26, 2016
Rabbi Steinman was apparently well enough Monday morning to pray the morning prayer at the crack of dawn in his hospital room.

Survey: 49% of Israeli Haredim Go Online, 21% Have Smartphone

24 Kislev 5777 – December 23, 2016
Nevertheless, B'nei B'rak, with the highest percentage of Haredim in Israel, came in fifth in ordering products online.

Vandals Desecrate Jewish Holy Site in Ukraine with Pig’s Head, Blood [video]

21 Kislev 5777 – December 21, 2016
The pig’s forehead was carved with a swastika.

Exhibition: The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards from Eastern Europe to Downtown Manhattan

20 Kislev 5777 – December 20, 2016
From 1880 to 1924, one third of the Jewish population of Eastern Europe left shtetls and cities for the United States, fleeing persecution and seeking economic opportunity.

NJ Rabbis Call on Fellow Jews to Pray for the People of Syria, in...

16 Kislev 5777 – December 16, 2016
Rabbis in Englewood, New Jersey are calling on fellow Jews to recite psalms and pray for the innocent in Aleppo, Syria.

PM and Wife Sara Visit Great Synagogue of Astana in Historic Visit

15 Kislev 5777 – December 14, 2016
PM Netanyahu and his wife visited the Great Synagogue in the capital city of Kazakhstan, Astana, "in an Islamic country that honors coexistence."

Shas Interior Minister Deri Wants UN to Intervene on Aleppo

14 Kislev 5777 – December 13, 2016
Shas Interior Minister Aryeh Deri wants to convene the UN Security Council on the fall of Aleppo.

Knesset Passes Law Requiring Representation of Haredim, Olim, in Civil Service

Proper representation legislation in recent years has used affirmative action to boost public sectors whose presence in the civil service does not represent their share of the population.

President Rivlin: Must Employ More Arabs, Haredim

12 Kislev 5777 – December 11, 2016
It is right and good for every commercial company to reach more and more sectors, not just as providers of services, but also as employers."

Rabbi Adin Even Yisrael Steinsaltz Hospitalized in Jerusalem

8 Kislev 5777 – December 7, 2016
One of the most beloved rabbis worldwide is recovering at a Jerusalem hospital after a catherization for a cranial blood clot.

Israeli Chasidic Rebbe Permits Use of Filtered Internet, Smartphones

4 Kislev 5777 – December 4, 2016
In the Karlin-Stoliner Rebbe's opinion, a draconian, sweeping prohibition on electronic communications creates a situation where many break the law in secret and are exposed to dangerous content.

Diapora Yeshiva T’shuva Movement Pioneer Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein Dead at 82

2 Kislev 5777 – December 2, 2016
Unlike traditional Orthodox academies, Rabbi Goldstein's Diaspora Yeshiva appealed to students who identified with the nonconformist beatnik and hippie subcultures, adopting a neo-Chasidic approach.

Time to Come Home: South Dakota Chabad Center Completes 50-State Outreach

27 Heshvan 5777 – November 28, 2016
According to Chabad, the way to "bring the messiah" is by spreading Hasidic teaching, so that once every land has in it Jews capable of Hasidic meditation and action, redemption must come next.

25,000 Pray in Hebron on ‘Shabbat Chayei Sarah’

27 Heshvan 5777 – November 27, 2016
Prayers by thousands of Jews at the Cave of the Patriarchs were peaceful, heartfelt and filled with hope.

Rabbi Berland in Court: I Deserve Burning and Stoning for my Sins

21 Heshvan 5777 – November 22, 2016
The leader of the Shuvu Banim (Return boys) movement, Rabbi Eliezer Berland, confessed to indecent assault and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, part of which he has already served since his arrest.

Report: Trump Connected to Hasidic Court Whose Founder Lived in Gold Palace

9 Heshvan 5777 – November 10, 2016
If you had to find the one Hasidic Rebbe that would attract President Elect Donald Trump's attention, it would have to be Reb Israel Friedman of Ruzhin.

Israel’s Rabbinate Avoids Western Wall Event

6 Heshvan 5777 – November 6, 2016
Israel's Rabbinate is caught in a pool of political quicksand over the issue of plurality at the Western Wall.

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

29 Tishri 5777 – October 30, 2016
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.

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

19 Tishri 5777 – October 20, 2016
DM Liberman advised a new IDF Lone Soldier not to worry about language skills, saying he still speaks with mistakes.

Holiday Blessing by the Kohanim From the Western Wall in Jerusalem [video]

Hundreds of Israeli police and Border Guard Police officers were among worshipers at the Blessing of the Kohanim.

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