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Storms Send Israeli Mimouna Celebrants Indoors

Stormy weather sent celebrants indoors but did not dampen their joy in celebrating Mimouna after Passover in Israel.

Anti-Semitism Rising, Memorial Desecrated in London

Anti-Semitism continues to rise in England, and this summer particularly in London.

American Woman Punched by Muslim on Temple Mount

An American Jewish woman who made aliyah was punched in the ribs Tuesday by a Muslim at the Temple Mount.

Israel Bans Entry of ‘Four Species’ at Airport, Distributes Free Local Sets

The ban is due to fears of plant diseases and the spread of insects and other pests, even in those brought in for ritual purposes.

President Rivlin to Inaugurate Jewish Museum of Warsaw

President Reuven Rivlin is set to inaugurate the Jewish Museum of Warsaw when he travels to Poland in October.

Public Pre-Yom Kippur ‘Kapparot’ Ceremonies Banned in 3 Israeli Cities

The pre-Yom Kippur practice of using a live chicken for the "kapparot" ritual was banned in three Israeli cities this year.

Mother and Fighter for Religious Tolerance Quits Beit Shemesh

The Los Angeles-born woman, whose daughter was spat on by extreme Haredim in Beit Shemesh, has given up her fight for religious tolerance and leaves the city , but she blames modern orthodox Jews.

Court Quotes Isaiah: Jew Can Hold Out His Hands on Temple Mount

Police threw Yehudah Etzion off the Temple Mount for "praying" because he held out his hands.

Peres Funeral Closed to Public, Security Tightened, Streets Closed in Central Jerusalem

The Peres funeral is closed to the public due to the attendance of PA leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Netanyahu on Bikur Cholim Visit to Rabbi Grossman in Migdal Ha’Emek

Rabbi Grossman, world-renowned for founding and leading Migdal Ohr educational institutions, is constantly on the go.

Second Temple-Era Podium May Be Discovery in City of David

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has made an exciting announcement: A 2,000-year-old podium may have been found in the City of David section of...

Bomb Threats Lead to Evacuations at JCCs in 5 States

In several incidents in January there were a total of 60 bomb threats called into 48 JCCs in 26 states -- all hoaxes.

IDF Soldier Wounded at Rachel’s Tomb

An IDF soldier is hit in the face, his glasses shattered by metal balls fired by Arab terrorists.

Fear of Violence Prompts Police to Seek Delay of Synagogue Demolition

Hundreds of people have barricaded themselves in the Givat Ze'ev synagogue. Police tell court they cannot stop violence if wrecking ball starts to work.

‘Jerusalem Has Much in Common With Hebron’

Barkat asked for a plaque with the words of David Ben-Gurion, who called Hebron 'Jerusalem's sister city.'

Bennett Apologizes to American Jews Over Western Wall ‘Misinformation’

“The Jews of the U.S. are welcomed and loved. They are our brothers. But mistakes were made regarding timing and the way things were done."

Netanyahu to Meet with Orthodox Ministers over Reform Undue Influence on Government

MK Eichler has been on a crusade to smoke out "Reform sponsors" who buy out Israeli politicians, Netanyahu included.

Colel Chabad ‘Charging’ Ahead on Passover Preparations

Colel Chabad is working with the Israeli government to make sure that every Israeli has what they need for Passover.

Israel’s Civil Administration Approves New Housing in Hebron’s Hezkiah Quarter

The Arab municipality of Hebron plans to challenge the project in Israel’s Supreme Court.

Revolutionary Marriage Reform Law Spells End to Haredi Domination

A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.

13 New Souls Arrive in Israel on Yom Kippur

More than a dozen new babies were born in Haifa's Carmel Medical Center on Yom Kippur. Mazel Tov!

50 Years of ‘Liberated, Not Occupied’ Jerusalem

“I say to the world in a calm, clear voice: Jerusalem was and always will be the capital of Israel.”

Chabad Co-Emissary in Nepal Hopes for ‘Only Good News’ in Video

Chabad co-emissary Chani Lifshiftz says "hundreds of Israelis" arrive safely at the Chabad House after deadly quake in Nepal.

Supreme Court Wants Interior Ministry to Explain Why Reform Converts Aren’t Recognized by the...

Now it appears that the Supreme Court is prepared to bring down the last vestige of halakhic Judaism regarding conversion

Farewell to Chabad Lubavitch Chassidic Master of Melodies, Eli Lipsker, z’l

Eli’s recordings of Jewish music opened a path for other observant Jewish musicians and vocalists, and created an entirely new genre.

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