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.
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.
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.
Prayers by thousands of Jews at the Cave of the Patriarchs were peaceful, heartfelt and filled with hope.
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.
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 is caught in a pool of political quicksand over the issue of plurality at the Western Wall.
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.
DM Liberman advised a new IDF Lone Soldier not to worry about language skills, saying he still speaks with mistakes.
Hundreds of Israeli police and Border Guard Police officers were among worshipers at the Blessing of the Kohanim.
Two young Jewish men were attacked by an anti-Semitic gang in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn on the afternoon of Yom Kippur.
A Jewish suspect has been arrested in the Yom Kippur hate crime against a synagogue in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Anti-Semitism reared its ugly head in the heart of the holy city on the holiest day of the Jewish year.
The pre-Yom Kippur practice of using a live chicken for the "kapparot" ritual was banned in three Israeli cities this year.
The first three Israeli babies born in 5777 entered the world at Ma'aynei HaYeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak.
A mentally ill man tried to attack Rabbi Shteinman in Bnei Brak after the Rosh Hashana holiday was over. Police arrested him.
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.
Tens of thousands of travelers are heading this week to Uman to pray at the grave site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.
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 celebrates his bar mitzvah this year, 100 years late but still in time to enjoy it! Mazel tov!
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.
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.
The famed Great Synagogue of Pilsen is returning to Jewish hands and hearts after 20 years as a Czech concert hall and art museum.
The debate will be held in the presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a.k.a. "the person at the helm."
They discussed kidnapping, torturing and forcing the get from the husband, either in the US or when he was on a trip to Ukraine.