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Orthodox Union’s Women’s Initiative Launches New Online Lunch N’ Learn

Viewers will be able to post real time questions and comments which will be moderated by the OU Women’s Initiative.

Bali Presents Unique Kosher Culinary Challenge, Says Chef Sara Black

"I love cooking. It's creative, artistic; I love surprising myself with new capabilities. I love feeding people."

Arabs Attack Jews Entering to Pray at Joseph’s Tomb

The worshipers came under a hail of rocks as they entered the tomb, as did the IDF soldiers who were escorting them.

Daughter of Shas Party Founder Rav Ovadia Establishes New Party

The party list features names from a variety of sides inside Israeli society.

Indiana Synagogue Hit with Anti-Semitic Grafitti

“There can be no equivocation when it comes to rejecting Nazism, white supremacy, and antisemitism."

Israel’s Love Stats in Wake of Tu B’Av

The crude marriage rate was 6.2 for every 1,000 Israelis, which is among the highest in the OECD countries.

Prayers Requested for Rabbi & Rebbetzin Feinstein

The public is asked to pray for the recovery of Shalom Reuven ben Shima, and Chava Sarah bas Ita Devorah.

Tisha B’Av at Jerusalem’s Western Wall: Thousands of Jews Sing ‘I Believe’

With one voice, they sang the declaration of ultimate faith in the coming of Moshiach Tzidkenu, the Messiah, who is expected by Jews at any moment.

The Grieving Habits of Israeli Jews

Four percent of Israeli Jews (almost two hundred and fifty thousand) say they visit the Western Wall on Tisha B'Av.

Joint Initiative to Collect Testimony of Jews from Arab Countries, Iran

Each testimony collected by students will be added to Israel’s National Collection.

Cops Who Arrested Conservative Rabbi for Conducting Illegal Wedding – More Power to You!

In our Jewish and Democratic State, we cannot, as a Jewish community, allow ourselves to be exposed to halachically illegal marriages.

110 Orphaned Academic Scholars Receive Scholarships For Excellence

“It was very exciting and emotional to see students who began their journey in our program finish... with top grades and awards of excellence."

Kosher Supervisor Star-K Parts Company with Starbucks

See the Star-K Starbucks Recommendations Chart inside the article.

Israeli Kashrut Supervisors Protest New Work Conditions

The kashrut supervisors were employed directly by the State of Israel and now are required to work for an outsourcing firm.

The Mezuzah Can Stay

The French tenants association demanded the elderly couple remove their Mezuzah from the door.

IDF’s Commando Rabbi Wasn’t Joking about Rebuilding the Temple

Captain Rabbi Avrumi Levin: In case the Temple is rebuilt, consider this [Tisha B'Av] document null and void.

Report: 55 Complaints Against Ritual Circumcisers in 2017, Out of 75,000 Circumcisions

Attorney Ella Skat of the ITIM Institute asked, “Why not compel mohalim to carry malpractice insurance?”

Knesset Passes Law Granting Rabbinical Courts Jurisdiction over International Get Refusal Cases

MK Michal Rozin (Meretz) commented: “This bill essentially grants the rabbinical court international jurisdiction. This is a new invention – an international court for Jews."

IDF Chef Who Cooked on Shabbat Confined to Base for Two Weeks

The cook lit a fire on Shabbat and cooked a packet of chickpeas for a vegetarian soldier. An officer who noticed this reported the incident to the battalion commander and the cook was court martialed.

Chief Rabbinate Approves Severing Kashrut Supervisors’ Reliance on Businesses They Monitor

The Rabbinical Council concluded its statement with a last-ditch effort to eliminate much of its decision, insisting that it "views the operation of the kashrut system by the religious councils as the correct alternative."

Protesters Try, But Fail to Disrupt Chabad Rally in Tel Aviv

Police announced the provocateurs were "violating the public order" and removed those who became inordinately disruptive, yelling inappropriately.

Monday Yuval and Racheli Got Married on Temple Mount

Reportedly, as many as four Jewish couples got married on the Temple Mount over the past 18 months, despite the Israel Police and the Jordanian Waqf rules.

Nissim Committee’s Conversion Recommendations Under Broad Attack at Moment of Publication

"We, the Rabbis of Israel, regard with concern the danger to the unity of the Jewish people as a result of the proposals to reform the conversion process, which include the expropriation of conversion from the Chief Rabbinate."

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