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Belgian Court Upholds Shechita Laws Despite Challenge by Lawmakers

24 Sivan 5776 – June 29, 2016
Belgian parliamentarians have lost their bid to ban the Jewish ritual slaughter of meat - for now.

Iranian Medalist Avoids Photo With Israeli Colleague, Boycotts Ceremony

19 Sivan 5776 – June 24, 2016
An Iranian silver medalist avoided the awards rather than be photographed with the Israeli bronze medalist.

American PAC Calls for Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

An American PAC is calling for recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish State.

Chabad Creates Jewish Welcome Centers for Brazil Summer Olympics in Rio

There will be three Chabad welcome centers for Jewish visitors to the Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

Chabad Rabbi Wins Second in Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Competition

17 Sivan 5776 – June 22, 2016
Chabad Rabbi Hanoch Hecht came in second, competing on the popular 'Chopped' cable TV foodie show.

Chief Rabbinate: Good Bye, Mikvah Lady

Orthodox authorities are concerned not only about the proper execution of the halakhic dipping, but also about the push to permit unmarried women to dip, which the rabbis view as an invitation to lechery.

Reform Insulted by Haredi Walkout in Knesset Committee

Kariv called the MKs' behavior vulgar and said it undermines the principles of the legislative process, as well as the public and ethical obligations of MKs.

Demonstrators Block Shabbat Mass Conversion Baptism in Rishon L’tzion

13 Sivan 5776 – June 18, 2016
"We met six women, two of them Holocaust survivors, who had been brought there by their gentile caretakers, and convinced them not to go inside."

Young Kohanim Reenact Shavuot Offering with Eyes on Temple Mount

9 Sivan 5776 – June 14, 2016
Like all offerings made in the Holy Temple, the first fruit offering is accompanied by the blasting of silver trumpets by the Levites.

Likely Compromise Found in Coalition Rift over Reform, Conservative Mikvahs

7 Sivan 5776 – June 13, 2016
Last week, a Knesset committee debated a bill proposed by two ultra-Orthodox coalition partners determining that use of public mikvahs will be conducted strictly according to halakha.

Analysis: Can Ha’aretz Be More Racist than Donald Trump? You Betcha

4 Sivan 5776 – June 10, 2016
It appears Ha'aretz is willing to see Israeli high court justices' lives be put in jeopardy just to advance the paper's political ends. So much for tolerance and liberalism.

8 Women Receive Orthodox Ordination in Largely Political Endeavor

3 Sivan 5776 – June 9, 2016
"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."

Rare Cache of Silver Coins From Hasmonean Period Found in Modi’in

1 Sivan 5776 – June 7, 2016
More proof that Jews lived in the Land of Israel for thousands of years, fighting the Romans with heart and soul.

High Court Sides with Rabbinate, Rejects AG Push for ‘Alternative’ Kosher Certificates

1 Sivan 5776 – June 6, 2016
MK Bezalel Smotrich (Habayit Hayehudi) said it was "refreshing to see a conservative approach on the part of the Supreme Court."

MK Glick Gets 93,000 Signatures Supporting Jerusalem’s Unity

Each year, the printed collection of signatures, bound together in a book, is presented to a different MK.

Twitter and (((Friends))) Tag-Team to Target Neo-Nazis Online

28 Iyyar 5776 – June 5, 2016
The Internet is all a-Twitter with a new game to confuse neo-Nazis who are targeting accounts with (((Jewish))) names.

Attack on Synagogue in Paris Suburb

28 Iyyar 5776 – June 4, 2016
A synagogue in a Paris suburb was attacked and a window was broken but the identity of the vandal/s is unknown.

Orthodox Shul Will Keep LGBT Shabbaton Despite Neighborhood Rabbis’ Objection

26 Iyyar 5776 – June 3, 2016
"We encourage you to show your support by coming to shul this Shabbat for services and for the Shabbaton programming, and we welcome your feedback, questions, and notes of support."

Major Internet Firms Join ADL, European Jewish Groups to Battle Hate Speech Online

26 Iyyar 5776 – June 2, 2016
The major Internet firms have agreed to cooperate with the ADL and European Jewish groups on a Code of Conduct to battle bullying and hate speech online.

International Jewish Unity Day Ceremonies Hosted by Pres. Reuven Rivlin

International Jewish Unity Day ceremonies were launched by Israel's Pres. Reuven Rivlin.

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