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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.

Netanyahu Apologizes for ‘Regrettable Mistake’ at Yom Kippur War Memorial Ceremony

“The government that sent our sons to this war should be expected to send a minister to the ceremony,” said Eli Ben-Shalom, chairman of Yad L’Banim.

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.

United Hatzolah Treats 2,000 Medical Emergencies in Israel on Yom Kippur

The majority of the cases dealt with people who fainted, were dehydrated, or felt severely ill due to the fast.

Trump Envoy Jason Greenblatt Returning to Israel, Family to Arrive for Sukkot

US envoy Jason Greenblatt will conduct meetings “in advance of a private trip in the region with his family" for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

Bnei Brak Threatens Court Action to Block Light Rail Work on Yom Kippur &...

At issue is the agreement with the city of Bnei Brak that prohibits digging and other work on the Light Rail tracks during the Sabbath and on Yom Kippur.

Jerusalem Police Bans Four Species from Temple Mount – They ‘Harm the Status Quo’

"In the framework of the rules of the Temple Mount, in accordance with the status quo in the area, ritual activity with overt external features, including the four species, is forbidden."

Statement by President Trump for the Jewish High Holy Days

"We thank God for the ancient faith of the Jewish People and the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel..."

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.

Tens of Thousands Flock to Uman for Annual Breslov Pilgrimage to Celebrate Rosh Hashana

This year an estimated 37,000 Jews from Israel and around the world have boarded planes to head to the site so far.

‘Driving’ Cancer Away with a Smile and a Cup of Joe

It’s an emotionally grinding drill that was all too familiar to Arele and David Weingarten, when their mother, Miriam succumbed to the disease after prolonged cancer treatment.

Rosh Hashanah Lessons: What Your Children Can Teach You

This year, instead of seeing your children as a distraction from the path to spiritual preparation for Yom Tov, look to them to guide you towards a year of growth.

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.

Russian Jewish Community Center Firebombed in Moscow

The remains of two firebombs were later found in the building.

Getting Ready to Do Your Israeli Holiday Grocery Shopping?

The real news is that in nearly every Israeli supermarket chain this year, the price of groceries has dropped.

Expect Huge Blowout at the Kotel as WOW, Reform, Conservative, Blow Shofars

If Jews had the ability to ignore religious provocation when they saw one, we'd still have the Second Temple, if not the First.

Israelis Raise NIS 1M to Create Accessible Home for Policewoman Maimed by Terrorist

Cognitively, Tsippi is unimpaired. Physically, her life is a major challenge. Medically, she’s cleared to go home – but not to the home she once lived in.

Crown Heights Business Owner Predicts Calabria’s Smaller Etrogim ‘Will Work Out’

"Even the non-Jewish farmers admit it’s all in God’s hands. They may have a surprise, and a new crop may soon have beautiful, clean Esrogim."

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.

#Funjews Taking Israel Day Parade to Next Level: River and Sky

'We wanted to take American support for Israel to new symbolic heights – and show our all-encompassing pride across sea, air, and land.'

Fire Near Moshav Sde Hemed

It's not clear what started the fire.

Kent Police in UK Ignore Stoning Attack on Jewish Family

Kent Police say they refused to respond because “the informant left the scene and officers deemed there was no further risk."

Tillerson’s State Dept. Refusing to Celebrate Ramadan

It is difficult to ignore the influence of Jewish tradition on Muslim rituals in general and Ramadan in particular, in a kind of upping the spiritual ante on the part of the illiterate security guard who started a new religion.

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