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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.

Brothers Beaten and Cursed by Anti-Semites in Marine Park, Brooklyn

14 Tishri 5777 – October 15, 2016
Two young Jewish men were attacked by an anti-Semitic gang in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn on the afternoon of Yom Kippur.

Jewish Suspect Arrested for Hate Crime Against Jerusalem Synagogue in Katamon

12 Tishri 5777 – October 13, 2016
A Jewish suspect has been arrested in the Yom Kippur hate crime against a synagogue in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Black Crosses Spray-Painted on Synagogue In Dark of Night on Yom Kippur

11 Tishri 5777 – October 12, 2016
Anti-Semitism reared its ugly head in the heart of the holy city on the holiest day of the Jewish year.

Public Pre-Yom Kippur ‘Kapparot’ Ceremonies Banned in 3 Israeli Cities

9 Tishri 5777 – October 10, 2016
The pre-Yom Kippur practice of using a live chicken for the "kapparot" ritual was banned in three Israeli cities this year.

First Baby of 5777 Born at Ma’ayanei HaYeshua

3 Tishri 5777 – October 4, 2016
The first three Israeli babies born in 5777 entered the world at Ma'aynei HaYeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak.

Man Attempts Attack on Rabbi Shteinman, shlita

A mentally ill man tried to attack Rabbi Shteinman in Bnei Brak after the Rosh Hashana holiday was over. Police arrested him.

US Jewish Leaders Briefed by Dept. of Homeland Security Ahead of High Holy Days

24 Elul 5776 – September 26, 2016
More than 100 Jewish institutions were briefed on security in a pre-holiday conference call by the US Dept. of Homeland Security and Jewish Federation.

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport Braces for 30,000 Travelers to Uman

23 Elul 5776 – September 25, 2016
Tens of thousands of travelers are heading this week to Uman to pray at the grave site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

Haredi MK Blocks Train Funding over Shabbat Works

16 Elul 5776 – September 19, 2016
Transport Ministry officials threatened that "if it turns out Gafni is operating out of political considerations we will view it seriously and act accordingly."

Yisrael Kristal to Celebrate Bar Mitzvah at 113

13 Elul 5776 – September 15, 2016
Yisrael Kristal celebrates his bar mitzvah this year, 100 years late but still in time to enjoy it! Mazel tov!

Historic First: Chassidic Woman Elected to be NY Civil Court Judge

12 Elul 5776 – September 14, 2016
For the first time in U.S. history, a Chassidic woman wins a Brooklyn election, against a man, to become a New York Civil Court judge.

How 1970s Hassidic Hackers Created Worldwide Broadcast Network

This is the story of how a handful of young Hassidim set out to build a global communications network in the era before Periscope, Skype, VoIP, or even satellite or Cable TV.

Great Synagogue of Pilsen Returns to Jews of Czech Republic

10 Elul 5776 – September 13, 2016
The famed Great Synagogue of Pilsen is returning to Jewish hands and hearts after 20 years as a Czech concert hall and art museum.

Knesset to Hold Special Debate on Shabbat Train Crisis

5 Elul 5776 – September 8, 2016
The debate will be held in the presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a.k.a. "the person at the helm."

Rabbi Arrested for Plotting to Murder Get Refuser in Kiryas Joel

They discussed kidnapping, torturing and forcing the get from the husband, either in the US or when he was on a trip to Ukraine.

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