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European Council Passes Anti-Ritual Circumcision Resolution

A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the...

Joe Biden to Light ‘National Menorah’

Vice President Joe Biden will assist in the lighting this year of the Hanukkah menorah on the ellipse in front of the White House. Biden’s...

Justice Minister Shaked: Our Father Abraham Purchased This Place With A Valid Legal Document

"It is obvious the Jewish community has every right to be here, including by right of purchase," Justice Minister Shaked said while touring Hebron.

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."

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin to ‘Stay On No Matter What’ Says Efrat Mayor

Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin plans appeal to Supreme Court over fight to stay in his position; city's mayor also vows support.

Chabad Prepares for Nepal’s New Nightmare – Monsoon Season

Volunteers at Chabad of Kathmandu are working to distribute waterproof tents to earthquake victims in Nepal ahead of moonsoon season.

Who Stays on the Bus? The ‘Good Bye, Jon Stewart’ Debate

Do you know how many thumbs down Ezra the Scribe received when he announced, back in the 500s BCE?

Modified Conversion Bill Goes To Cabinet Instead and Approved

After much political backroom dealing, a highly controversial conversion bill was enacted by Cabinet decision, instead of becoming law through Knesset vote.

Greek Politician Says Prime Minister Heads Jewish Conspiracy

Jews are better off with ignorant anti-Semites rather than with those who have a normal IQ.

8 Women Receive Orthodox Ordination in Largely Political Endeavor

"I very quickly abandoned the ambition to achieve only rabbinic expertise, and moved on to the more important initiative of promoting you as creative scholars, with integrity, sensitivity and courage."

Rabbis Allow XMas Trees in Kosher Israeli Hotels

Kashruth certification under Israel's Chief Rabbinate at local hotels is going to look -- and be -- vastly different from now on. Heads up, everyone.

Agriculture Ministry Launching Campaign to Discourage Using Chickens for ‘Kapparot’ [video]

The guidelines are intended to prevent the spread of disease, as well as minimize animal suffering.

Rabbi Emanuel Holzer, z’l, NY Jewish Leader, Passes

Rabbi Emanuel Holzer was one of the first and most active in helping to grow the "kosher food industry" at the OU.

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.

Jordan Blocks Entry of Israeli Family Due to ‘Yarmulkas’

Jordanian soldiers plucked the yarmulkas from the heads of a Jewish father and son at the border crossing.

And the New Ettinger Baby Boy’s Name Is ….

JewishPress.com wishes the parents and the newest male member of the Jewish People a hearty mazel tov.

Israeli Religious Court Grants Divorce to Woman with Comatose Husband

An Israeli government religious court granted a ritual divorce to a woman whose husband is in a coma and cannot consent.

Women of the Wall Protesting Bennett’s High Holidays Plan

"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."

Women of the Wall Smuggle Tiny Torah Scroll to Western Wall

They had to use a magnifying glass to read the letters.

NY City Council Jewish Caucus Battles Anti-Semitism on Campus

The NY City Council's Jewish Caucus is demanding that CUNY report anti-Semitic attacks on campus to police.
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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.

Tel Aviv to Open Groceries, Kiosks on Shabbat, Holidays

Before the law reaches final passage, however, it must still win the approval of Israel’s Interior Ministry.

Camel Caravan Stalls Chabad Rabbi at the Dead Sea

Rabbi Shimon Elharar, director of Chabad of Dead Sea, was stopped in traffic by a force greater than his car.

Rabbi Binyomin Klein, Member of Secretariat to Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt’l, 79, Passes Away

Rabbi Binyomin Klein, 79, long-time aide of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt'l passed away Friday morning.

Teen Volunteers Build Succot For Elderly

This year, volunteers will erect and dismantle some 250 Sukkot around the country.

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