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In Strongest Showing, Trump Fails to Bridge Gap with Women

Trump's view on third-trimester abortion conflicts with mainstream Jewish halakha.

Ivanka Trump Calls Dad’s Conduct ‘Inappropriate and Offensive’

"Most of the people who write about him don't [know him]. I do. So that gives me an ability to shrug off the things that I read about him that are wrong."

Mexico’s Ambassador to UNESCO Fired Over Infamous Jerusalem Resolution

Mexico's envoy to UNESCO is an envoy no longer because he refused to vote against history and Jerusalem.

UNESCO Executive Board Adopts Resolution to Erase Jewish History From Jerusalem [video]

UNESCO has adopted the controversial resolution advanced by the Palestinian Authority obliterating the historic link between Judaism and Jerusalem's holy sites.

Brothers Beaten and Cursed by Anti-Semites in Marine Park, Brooklyn

Two young Jewish men were attacked by an anti-Semitic gang in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn on the afternoon of Yom Kippur.

Jewish Suspect Arrested for Hate Crime Against Jerusalem Synagogue in Katamon

A Jewish suspect has been arrested in the Yom Kippur hate crime against a synagogue in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem.

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!

Black Crosses Spray-Painted on Synagogue In Dark of Night on Yom Kippur

Anti-Semitism reared its ugly head in the heart of the holy city on the holiest day of the Jewish year.

Jewish Teen Detained By Israel Police, Allegedly Near Temple Mount

A Jewish teen was detained late Monday night, allegedly near the gate to the Temple Mount.

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, 50, Succumbs

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson passed away Sunday after a struggle with cancer.

Oliver Hart, US Jewish Economics Professor, Shares Nobel Prize

A Jewish professor of economics has won half of this year's Nobel Prize in Economics.

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.

Rabbi Rachamim Barchiyahu Appointed Israel Police Chaplain

The new Israel Police chaplain heads a yeshiva devoted to finding halachic ways for observant Jews to serve with the force.

Sound of the Kohen Gadol’s Golden Bell Rings Again in Jerusalem [video]

Jews again hear the little bells on the hem of the High Priest's garment as he enters the Holy Temple of Jerusalem...

Pilot’s Family Tells President Rivlin, Cohen Nov Was ‘A Joyful Boy’

"My son loved everyone, he was a joyful boy," the bereaved mother of an Israeli Air Force pilot told President Reuven Rivlin.

Tzohar’s High Holy Day Programs Estimated To Reach over 60,000 in Israel

Tzohar 'Praying Together' attendees all receive the same prayer book to make it easier to follow along.

Scholar Jacob Neusner Dead at 84

Much of his work consisted of de-constructing the prevailing approach viewing Rabbinic Judaism as a single religious movement within which the various Rabbinic texts were produced.

Funeral Set for IAF Maj. Ohad Cohen Nov, z’l

IAF Major Ohad Cohen Nov will be laid to rest in the Moshav Mazor Cemetery.

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.

First Baby of 5777 Born at Ma’ayanei HaYeshua

The first three Israeli babies born in 5777 entered the world at Ma'aynei HaYeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak.

Prof. John Michael Kosterlitz is 2016 Nobel Laureate in Physics

One of the three scientists who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics is Jewish.

Man Attempts Attack on Rabbi Shteinman, shlita

A mentally ill man tried to attack Rabbi Shteinman in Bnei Brak after the Rosh Hashana holiday was over. Police arrested him.

Security Guard Shot, Critically Wounded in Attack on Moscow Choral Synagogue

On the eve of the Jewish new year, a man shoots and critically wounds a security guard at a famed Moscow synagogue.

FULL TEXT: US President Barack Obama’s Eulogy for Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres, z’l...

"Shimon's story is ... the story of a people who, over so many centuries in the wilderness, never gave up on that basic human longing to return home."

Newcomer Rabbinic Organization Launches Lower East Side Eruv Against Establishment View

The new group encourages its constituencies "to pursue guidance from its own rabbinic authorities and to continue the spirit of mutual respect and dignity that Jewish practice demands and engenders."

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