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100 European Jewish Boys & Girls Celebrate Bar, Bat Mitzvahs at Western Wall

The celebrants were accompanied by rabbis from their respective Jewish communities and a native speaker of their language was attached to each group.

IDF Machinery Destroys Ancient Artifacts, Graves at Netiv Ha’Avot

“Graves that have stood the test of time for 4,000 years are now about to be destroyed.”

Work Begins on Egalitarian Plaza at Western Wall

Work is currently being carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority, which has been contracted to establish the foundation for the new plaza.
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Rav Druckman Makes a Rare Blessing at Havat Gilad

Blessed are you Hashem our God, King of the Universe, Who restores the widow's boundary line.

OU Draws Red Line Regarding Female Rabbis, Demands Member Synagogues’ Compliance

The OU has established parameters for a three-year period during which the umbrella body for American Orthodox congregations will work to bring its member synagogues who employ female clergy into compliance with OU standards, which stipulate that a woman cannot serve as a rabbi.

Students, Adults Celebrate Tu B’Shevat With Hikes, Gardening, Tree Plantings

In addition to planting new trees, it is traditional to eat dried fruits and nuts that symbolise the Holy Land, including figs and dates.

Rabbinical Court Allows Husband of Get Refuser to Marry 2nd Wife

The court also ruled that plaintiff's first wife continues to be free to approach the court and sue for divorce, including all the compensations of severance to which she is entitled.

Netanyahu to Putin: We Must Take Strong, Timely Stand Against Murderous Ideologies (video)

"The main lesson of the rise of the Nazis and ... their defeat, is that one needs to take a strong and timely stand against murderous ideologies."

Chief Rabbi Orders an End to Special Prayers for Rain

The rains of the last few weeks have improved the seasonal rainfall, and the rabbinate has changed its directive and ordered the chazan to no longer say the special prayer for rainfall.

Get Ready for Wednesday’s Once-in-150-Years Blood Moon that’s also Super Moon, Blue Moon, Lunar...

It's going to be a packed Wednesday night for moon-loving earthlings of every persuasion, including the atheists among us – our silvery satellite will have something for everyone, for the first time since 1866.

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Attacked for Holocaust Remembrance Day Stand

There was a flood of tweets in response -- many posting their love for the actress, but an equal number filled with hate.

IDF Creates Special Project for International Holocaust Remembrance Day (video)

The six million Jews whose lives were stolen by the Nazis in the Holocaust of World War II will never be forgotten. #WeRemember

Israeli Startup Aims to Market Lab-Produced Chicken Within Three Years

SuperMeat meat is produced by growing cells that have been extracted from a ‘real’ chicken and cultivated in the lab.

Torah Scrolls Stolen in Hawaii

A reward of $5,000 is being offered for the safe return of two Torah scrolls stolen last weekend from the Chabad of Hawaii synagogue at the Ala Moana Hotel.

Israel Prize Awarded to Dead Sea Scroll Expert

Qimron’s works are considered ground-breaking, both in the Hebrew grammar of the scrolls, and in the publication of the three volumes that deal with the ancient texts.

Rabbi Riskin Calls for Public Transportation on Shabbat

"Public transportation can be operated on Shabbat with non-Jewish drivers."

Pence ‘Inspired’ by Visit to Western Wall

"We draw our strength from our deep connection to the Land of the Bible, and our commitment to the words of the Prophets," Rabbi Rabinovich told Vice President Pence.

Rabbi Calling to Oust IDF Chief over Mixed-Sex Agenda

Naturally, a slew of politicians took a ride on Rabbis Eliyahu and Aviner's statements, eager to score points with their supporters.

Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Bohrer, z’l, Co-Founder of Beit El, Passes Away

Countless Jews and non-Jews in Israel and abroad are more knowledgeable about the treasures of the Land of Israel thanks to Rabbi Bohrer's work.

The Forward Misinforms Readers to Promote Anti-Circumcision Agenda

The Forward says circumcision rates in Israel are dropping, with no data to support their claim, but two surveys prove the rates are actually rising.

Beis Finger Rehab Center Opens for MS, Neuro Residents in Jerusalem

Beis Finger is intended to be accessible to those from the central region of the country, and is fully disabled-accessible.

Western Wall Prayers Answered, Rain & Snow Begin for Real

Readers who need an infusion of faith are invited to hop a plane and head for the Western Wall.

Yehoshua Hershkowitz, z’l 92, Passes Away

Mr. Hershkowitz, z'l was the founder of Tomche Shabbos.

Moishe Holtzberg to Return to Mumbai’s Nariman Chabad House

Moishe, who is not yet bar mitzvah, is growing up with the knowledge that should he so choose, he has the right to take up his parents' career and continue their life's work as a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in Mumbai.

Thousands Pray at Western Wall for Rain

Jews from all walks of life stood together as one before the ancient Western Wall, praying in unity for rain to fall.

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