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Israeli Chasidic Rebbe Permits Use of Filtered Internet, Smartphones

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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