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Vandals Spill Animal Blood on Kiev Public Menorah

Several days before, a swastika was drawn on the menorah.

Yitzhar Youth Publicize Hanukkah Miracle from Mountaintop to Shechem Residents

The youth of the predominantly Orthodox town of Yitzhar (pop. 1,468), held a traditional "swearing in" ceremony on Mount Ebal on the third light of Hanukkah.

Chabad Lights 15,000 Public Menorahs This Hanukkah

They are put up in places large and small, in front of iconic buildings and in remote settings.

‘It Happened Only a Few Meters From Where I Stand,’ US Ambassador to Israel...

"I am very excited to stand here in this sacred place to light the second Hanukkah candle in the holy city of Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel."

B’nei Akiva Celebrate Sukkot in Preserve Dedicated to Memory of Youths Murdered by Hamas

The Oz veGaon preserve was established in memory of Gilad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel, three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped on 12 June 12, 2014, outside the Jewish settlement of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion.

Live Demo of Priestly Water Pouring Outside Temple Mount Gates

A Spokesman for the Temple Organization Headquarters said there is no more appropriate time than the jubilee year for the liberation of the Temple Mount to renew the Temple service in its proper place, on the Temple Mount.

Angry Senior Citizen Burns Down Neighbor’s Sukkah

Police were told the suspect didn’t like where his neighbor wanted to build his sukkah, who then nevertheless built it on the site.

11-Day Sukkot Curfew on Gaza Strip, PA

If anyone asks, this is why Israel closes off the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian Authority for the duration of Jewish holidays: to commemorate the Park Hotel massacre.

Shteiging Beats Gelt in Beit Shemesh Yom Kippur Aliyah Bidding War

Our rough estimate suggests the study bid came to $21.42 per page, and we believe that at these rates we could persuade millions of Jews to study the Talmud.

Israel in Numbers on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah 5778

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah 5778, the population of Israel is estimated at 8.743 million.

Trump to Dis Non-Orthodox Rabbis in New Year’s Phone Call

In late August, four coalitions of Jewish clergy issued statements they planned to boycott the president's call, in response to Trump’s weak response to the neo-Nazi and white supremacist riots in Charlottesville, Va.

NC Gay Pride Event Pushed on Account of Yom Kippur

You could finish Ma'ariv with the minyan, then even do Kiddush Levanah, if the sky isn't overcast, change into your leather shorts and hit the festival.

The Walk of Tisha b’Av: A Tikkun to the Government’s Capitulation to Terror

Threats of Muslim violence threatened to stop the traditional march around the walls of Jerusalem on Tisha B'Av.
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The Shotz Dynasty’s Lag B’Omer Bonfire on Mt. Miron

Rabbi Yoel Moscowicz, the first Rebbe of Shotz, was a fifth generation descendant of the founder of Hasidism Rabbi Yisroel Baal Shem Tov.

Boyaner Rebbe to Light Up Lag B’Omer Festivities Starting 1:15 Sunday Morning

Also on Saturday night, a contingency of 5,000 police and IDF will be manning all the traffic arteries leading to Miron, in perimeter security circuits and at the compound itself.

Fake History: UNESCO to Vote on Israel’s Sovereign Right to Jerusalem – on Israel’s...

"Such absurd and historically baseless resolutions undermine UNESCO's mission of safeguarding humanity's cultural heritage."

Arab NGO Demands Ending Passover​​ Ban on Chametz in Israeli Hospitals

As environmental and religious tit for tat go, in February Adalah fiercely condemned Israel's new 'Muezzin Law,' which set out to curb the imposition of Muslim calls to prayer on non-Muslims.

Leftist MK to Propose Nullifying Israel’s Passover Laws

'The decision regarding eating chametz is personal and there is no place for the legislator to become involved by imposing limits and threatening criminal sanctions.'

Pascal Sacrifice Drill Next Thursday at the Kotel

A goat will be slaughtered, skinned and stretched on a spit fire – the Torah commands us not to break any of its parts, a show of our 'holy chutzpa.'

Products that Do Not Require Passover Certification and Much More in OU Guide to...

So, go, download, study the material (as prescribed by halacha, come to think of it) and start the three-week countdown to the seder night … Now!

Iranian FM: Netanyahu Distorts Jewish Scriptures

To be fair to the Israeli PM, the Persian king in the Megillah is in cahoots with Haman's plot to destroy all the Jews in his empire, and the reversal of his position is the essence of the Purim miracle.

Netanyahu to Children on Purim: Persians Won’t Succeed in Killing Us Today Either [video]

'They wanted to kill us,' the children finally roared, after some hesitation.

New Orleans Hebrews Swept in Ol’ Mardi Gras Shabbat Excitement

We have no idea how one can maintain the two warring notions of 'Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans' and 'avoiding immodesty' in the same sentence

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