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Hasidic Men Sentenced to ‘Diverse Community Service’ Picked Chai Lifeline

8 Av 5776 – August 11, 2016
The judge finally delayed the sentencing by one week, to give the prosecution a chance to check out Chai Lifeline.

Orthodox Jewish Teen Girl to Try for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

6 Av 5776 – August 10, 2016
A young Orthodox Jewish athlete from New York has her sights set on qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Rebbetzin Shoshana Schechter, z’l, Wife of Yeshiva Chaim Berlin Head, Rabbi Aharon Schechter

1 Av 5776 – August 4, 2016
A major source of strength to women in the yeshivishe Jewish world has moved on to the World to Come.

Knesset Passes Law Killing Core Curriculum Requirement

27 Tammuz 5776 – August 2, 2016
It should be noted that those Haredi schools that rejected the government-imposed of a Core Curriculum did so not necessarily because they object to teaching their students many of the subjects on the list.

Breslow Leader Confesses Rape, Plotted Murder of Disciple

21 Tammuz 5776 – July 27, 2016
Viewing this plotting session of a murder, one is reminded of similar scenes involving mobsters and Hamas terrorists, except the godfather is in a talit and the gangsters wear shtreimlach.

Jerusalem Mayor to Avoid Thursday’s Pride Parade While Securing Its Path

14 Tammuz 5776 – July 20, 2016
No one is allowed to stand where the parade is going, the sidewalks will be kept deserted by heavy police guard.

Reports: Haredi Establishment Using MikvahCams to Prevent Scandals

12 Tammuz 5776 – July 18, 2016
Access to the video records is restricted to certified rabbis, who may only watch the material in groups of three, and must verify their identities using their fingerprints.

Ivanka’s Rabbi Drops Out of Republican National Convention

12 Tammuz 5776 – July 17, 2016
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein has backed out of offering the convocation for the Republication Convention.

Analysis: Rabbinical Court Lookstein Ruling Could Spell Our Next Kamtza and Bar Kamtza Tragedy

8 Tammuz 5776 – July 14, 2016
The Emperor said, “That would be YUGE. How do I know you're not lying?”

Sorry, Ivanka, Israel’s High Rabbinical Court Doesn’t Recognize Your Conversion

"I feel humiliated, they were actually saying they're not recognizing my being Jewish. I love Rabbi Lookstein, he is my rabbi, he brought me into the Jewish world."

Chabad to Launch Center for Jews in East Africa

8 Tammuz 5776 – July 13, 2016
A new Chabad center opens in the East African nation of Kenya just in time for Rosh Hashana 2016 / 5777.

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.

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