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‘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."

Fearing Lawsuit, NJ Town Voting to Permit Eruv, Orthodox Jews

The Agudah lawsuit claims that the purpose of each of Jackson's ordinances in the case was "to target the Orthodox Jewish community."

Sotheby’s to Auction 14th Century Magnificent Illuminated Hebrew Bible

A manuscript project of this scope and quality represents the collective efforts of a consortium of craftsmen, artists, and scribes for a whole year.

Israeli Rabbinical Court Approved Marriage of Cohen and Convert

Jewish law forbids a Cohen to marry a divorced woman or a convert.

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Arab MK’s Bill Reversing Talmudic Sages on Goats

MK Zahalka argued that goats are actually good for the environment, as they thin out the forests, making them easier to control in case of a fire.

Recorded Senior Rabbinic Judges Voice Contempt for Sephardi Chief Rabbi

The recorded judges expressed their fear of standing up openly to Rabbi Yosef, but even more so standing up to his close associate David Amar (Shas), who can make and break their careers.

Haredi Couple Married on Shabbat Due to ‘Urgent Circumstances’

The Sheva Brachot meal could not be held as planned on Shabbat morning because the existence of a bride and a groom was in doubt.

Head of Tzomet Institute Rabbi Israel Rosen Passed Away at 76

He had no problem calling a spade a spade, as he did in his 2008 article about Amalek as a concept, rather than an ethnic group.

YIVO Announces Discovery of 170,000 Lost Jewish Documents Thought Destroyed in the Holocaust

Rare and unpublished works represent the collective memory and cultural history of Eastern European and Russian Jews.

Sen. Cruz Pushing Resolution Confirming Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

Senator Cruz's resolution proposes that the Senate condemns any past, present, or future efforts at UNESCO to delegitimize Israel through attempts to rewrite and deny the history of Jerusalem.

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.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Chastises Tzohar Rabbi for Not Fact-Checking Before Criticizing Him

Rabbi Eliyahu pointed out the troubling facts which were the basis for his statement against "Hashgacha Pratit."

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.

Tzohar Senior Rabbi Denounces Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu over ‘Libel’

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu accused a private kashrut organization of ignoring the sale of meat slaughtered in an Arab village to Jerusalem restaurants under their supervision.

OU Slams Mayor de Blasio for Traif Only Free School Lunch Plan

The OU is planning an ad campaign condemning the mayor's failure to meet the nutritional needs of city children.

Survey Shows Deep Split among Israeli Jews over Shabbat Soccer

The Smith Institute survey proves for the Nth time that the polls yield results based on how you write the questions, or, in this case, how you cut your random sample of respondents.

Bacon Emerging as Latest Villain in lawsuits Against US Restaurants

Instead of accepting a free omelet, the offended Jewish woman is suing Denny's for breach of contract and negligent representation, and is asking for monetary damages for emotional and physical distress from having eaten bacon.

Billy Joel Wore a Yellow Star at Madison Square Garden

"Thank you Billy for reminding people what was ... so it may never ever be again," Joel's ex-wife, Christie Brinkley wrote.

Netanyahu Picks Former Justice Minister to Lead New Conversions Bill Deliberations

Nissim's appointment is part of the Netanyahu government's fulfillment of its commitment to the High Court of Justice to promote a more "egalitarian" conversions law which would enjoy broad support from Israelis.

On Eve of 9 B’Av Synagogue Burns Down in Benjamin

'We could not save anything. Not Torah scrolls, nor holy books, they were all burned down. All we have to do is look into our actions and repent.'

Police Demand Traditional Jerusalem 9 B’Av Walk Be Moved, Possibly to Babylon

'With all due respect, this type of warning is out of place and contradicts all basic principles of democratic governance and rule of law worthy of its name.'

44 Orthodox Rabbis Attack Tzohar Prenuptial Get: If You Support It You’re Not Orthodox

The state of mind of a husband who signed the Tzohar prenuptial agreement may be affected by the financial consequences to the point where his get may not be given in a purely voluntary manner.

Haredi Coalition Partners’ Kotel Compromise Also Tacit Recognition of Reform, Conservative

The deadline for government's response to the high court's order is next Sunday.

Shula Cohen-Kishik, ‘The Pearl’ Laid to Rest in Jerusalem

A true heroine of the State of Israel, Mossad spy code-named 'The Pearl' was tortured in a Lebanese prison during her trial in 1961.

White House Clarifies Western Wall Position with JewishPress.com

A spokesperson for the White House said the rude Western Wall comments were "not the position of this administration."

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