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Coalition Kills Core Curriculum Prerequisite for Haredi Schools

1 Tammuz 5776 – July 7, 2016
The elimination of the obligation to teach core curriculum subjects will not result in reducing the budgets of Haredi yeshivas who pass on the extra material.

Tzohar Condemns Nullification of Rabbi Lookstein’s Conversions as Chief Rabbi Reverses Ruling

30 Sivan 5776 – July 6, 2016
Rabbi Lookstein, the spiritual leader of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and for many years principal of the Ramaz School, also converted Ivanka Marie Trump.

Rabbinical Congress for Peace Wants Netanyahu to Suspend Everybody’s Basic Rights

The government should "temporarily impose a complete censorship on radio and TV for several months."

Secular Israeli Parents Say Religious Summer Camps ‘A Better Deal’

25 Sivan 5776 – June 30, 2016
Secular Israeli Jews are sending their children to less costly religious camps this year.

2 Youths Arrested on Temple Mount

23 Sivan 5776 – June 28, 2016
Two teens were arrested on the Temple Mount by Israeli police Tuesday evening for unknown reasons.

Chabad Creates Jewish Welcome Centers for Brazil Summer Olympics in Rio

19 Sivan 5776 – June 24, 2016
There will be three Chabad welcome centers for Jewish visitors to the Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

Chabad Rabbi Wins Second in Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Competition

17 Sivan 5776 – June 22, 2016
Chabad Rabbi Hanoch Hecht came in second, competing on the popular 'Chopped' cable TV foodie show.

Chief Rabbinate: Good Bye, Mikvah Lady

Orthodox authorities are concerned not only about the proper execution of the halakhic dipping, but also about the push to permit unmarried women to dip, which the rabbis view as an invitation to lechery.

Reform Insulted by Haredi Walkout in Knesset Committee

Kariv called the MKs' behavior vulgar and said it undermines the principles of the legislative process, as well as the public and ethical obligations of MKs.

Likely Compromise Found in Coalition Rift over Reform, Conservative Mikvahs

7 Sivan 5776 – June 13, 2016
Last week, a Knesset committee debated a bill proposed by two ultra-Orthodox coalition partners determining that use of public mikvahs will be conducted strictly according to halakha.

Haredi Party Spearheading Effort to Protect Israeli Religious Charities from US Tax Authorities

1 Sivan 5776 – June 7, 2016
Using the US' enormous economic clout, FATCA bullies the world's financial institutions into reporting on their American clients to Uncle Sam.

Attack on Synagogue in Paris Suburb

28 Iyyar 5776 – June 4, 2016
A synagogue in a Paris suburb was attacked and a window was broken but the identity of the vandal/s is unknown.

Lower East Side Rabbis Hint at Excommunicating Orthodox Shul for LGBT Shabbaton

25 Iyyar 5776 – June 2, 2016
The signatories at the bottom of a letter titled "An important Message to the Community" include Rabbis David and Reuven Feinstein, the sons and spiritual heirs of the late Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.

Tens of Thousands Rejoice in Lag B’Omer Celebration at Rashbi’s Tomb on Mt. Meron...

18 Iyyar 5776 – May 26, 2016
Thousands upon thousands of Jews celebrated Lag B'Omer at the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai with song and dance and heartfelt prayer.

Supreme Court Wants Interior Ministry to Explain Why Reform Converts Aren’t Recognized by the...

18 Iyyar 5776 – May 25, 2016
Now it appears that the Supreme Court is prepared to bring down the last vestige of halakhic Judaism regarding conversion

Newest MK Yehuda Glick: ‘The Reform Are Jews and the Chief Rabbis Should Meet...

14 Iyyar 5776 – May 22, 2016
Glick also said "there should be clear instructions as to how to conduct a wedding ceremony, and just as you don't have to have a rabbi at a circumcision, under the chupah you don't need a rabbi either."

Daughter of Martyred Har Nof Rabbi Chaim Yechiel Rothman z’l Speaks About Loss

4 Iyyar 5776 – May 11, 2016
The daughter of a rabbi murdered by Arab terrorists at a Jerusalem synagogue shares her loss, love and pain.

Chief Rabbi of Britain Says Labour Has ‘Severe’ Problem with Anti-Semitism

26 Nisan 5776 – May 4, 2016
Britain's Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis adds his view to the boiling broth over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

National Religious Rabbi Appointed Supreme Rabbinical Court Judge While Court Facing Shutdown

26 Nisan 5776 – May 3, 2016
All the missing positions on the Supreme Rabbinical Court must be filled by Thursday this week, or else the court would cease to operate.

Attacked by Haredi, Officer Impounds his Hat, Forces him to Sit and Learn

24 Nisan 5776 – May 2, 2016
"I'm not ashamed of what I do, should I apologize for representing Judaism in the IDF?"

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