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Suspicious Packages Delivered to 2 Baltimore Synagogues

Two adults were examined by emergency medical personnel for mild symptoms, but reportedly refused to go to a hospital.

Knesset Committee Reviews El Al’s Shabbat Flight Fiasco

"The people who do not observe the Shabbat played out the first act claiming there was violence, and there really wasn't. "
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Nigerian Police Arrest 51 Biafran Demonstrators Claiming to Be Jewish

The protesters were intercepted by riot police, who shot several teargas canisters at the procession, a move that caused a stampede at the local Isi Gate Market.

Historic Cemetery Renovated by ESJF in Buchach, Hometown of SY Agnon, Simon Wiesenthal, Sigmund...

"Through their preservation and fencing we were able to achieve what was almost like a last minute rescue."

Report: Arnold’s, Thomas’s, Sara Lee, Stroehmann, Freihofer’s, Entenmann’s Dropping Kosher Certifications

Consumers may have thought these were isolated business decisions or cost-cutting measures, but that’s not the case.
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Einstein’s Famous Letter on God and Judaism Fetches $2,892,500

"The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses."

Knesset Counsel Supports Orthodox Weddings Outside Chief Rabbinate

It remains to be seen whether the Chief Rabbinate—and in turn the Interior Ministry—will in fact register the Oren couple as being legally married.

Survey: More Israelis Light Hanukkah Candles, But More Americans Think It’s an Important Holiday

Most Israeli Jews partake in several Hanukkah activities, such as eating sufganiyot (doughnuts) and latkes (79%) and giving Hanukkah gelt (64%).

Former Peace Now Secretary Oppenheimer Married by Religious Zionist Rabbi

Oppenheimer's activities in Peace Now include advocating for a Palestinian state and for freezing construction in the Jewish settlements.

Chief Rabbi Condemns ‘Will You Marry Me’ Ritual: It Might Mean You Just Got...

The chief rabbi warned about the risk of such declarations leading to the desecration of married women.

El Al Airlines Being Sued by Passengers Over ‘Horror Flight’

The plane departed NYC hours later than planned and then was forced to land in Athens to avoid desecrating the Sabbath.

Moving Right, High Court Backs Rabbinic Ruling Cutting Unfaithful Wife from Community Property

Justice Stein expressed a conservative approach according to which the High Court must refrain from intervening as much as possible in the decisions of lower courts.

Rivlin Hosts Annual Bar-Bat Mitzvah for Families of Terror Victims

“You are young men and women who overcome obstacles. I would even say that each one of you is a hero!”

Israeli Soldiers Celebrate as New Synagogue Dedicated at IDF Telem Base

"There is no greater honor than dedicating a synagogue on a military base in Israel."

New Program Trains Mikvah Attendants to Deal with ‘Complex Psychosocial Issues’

Discussions are focused on some of the more delicate and complex issues facing women in the Jewish community.

New Jersey Health Clinic Orders 1500 Doses of Measles Vaccine

“The Rav feels that those who are not vaccinated should not enter the shul premises and potentially expose the Tzibur to the measles,” one letter said.

Netanyahu Calls Pittsburgh Rabbi as City’s Jews Pray Together on Sabbath After Massacre

Prime Minister Netanyahu thanked "all the leaders in the United States and around the world who have condemned this horrendous anti-Semitic attack."

40,000 Flocked to Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs for Shabbat Chayei Sarah

"A personal thank you to each and every one of the tens of thousands of precious guests who came and went."

Netanyahu to Pittsburgh Jewish Community: ‘The Jewish State Mourns With You’

“While these attacks are nothing new in the history of our people, what is new is our ability to fight back against the antisemites. Israel does that every day."

Agunah Asks Rabbinic Court to Release Get-Refusing Husband after 17 Years in Prison

Meir Gorodetsky is the most stubborn get refuser in Israel, and has been behind bars since the turn of the millennium.

Fake History: US Bible Museum Says Five Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Are Forgeries

The tests were ordered on the request of several biblical scholars who examined 13 of the museum's fragments said and noted there was a "high probability" that at lest some of them were modern forgeries.

Jared Kushner’s Brother Marries Supermodel Convert

Kloss supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and demonstrated with the Women’s March in 2017 after Trump’s inauguration.

Yeshiva Netiv Aryeh Adds New Programs, Says ‘Terror Cannot Silence Us’

"Our response as a yeshiva will be to do everything we can to honor his memory by creating future Ari Fulds."

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