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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."

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.

‘Anti-Semitism in Europe As Important As Climate Change’

European lawmakers gathered to discuss anti-Semitism and the future of Jews in Europe.

Temple Mount Closed to Jews On the Eve of Rosh Hashana, Due to Minor...

The Israel Police won't allow Jews to enter the Temple Mount on the eve of Rosh Hashana due to a conflict with a minor Islamic holiday.

AIPAC Mourns Shimon Peres, Indefatigable Advocate for Justice [video]

AIPAC mourns former Israeli president Shimon Peres, 'indefatigable advocate for justice and human progress.'

Yad Vashem Mourns Passing of Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres

Yad Vashem closes in deference to arrangements at Mount Herzl for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres.

EU Urges Israel: ‘Advance Peres’ Vision for 2-State Solution’

The European Union is using the death of former President Shimon Peres to pressure Israel to accept preconditions for PA Arab talks.

Facing Lawmakers in Ukraine: Rivlin Warns ‘We Must Recognize Anti-Semitism’

Pres. Reuven Rivlin told Ukraine lawmakers that no interest will ever supersede the importance of recognizing anti-Semitism for what it is.

Rivlin Tells Ukraine Parliament ‘My Thoughts Are With My Friend, Shimon Peres’

Israeli President Rivlin told Ukraine's lawmakers in a special session that his thoughts are "with my friend, Shimon Peres."

JDC and IFCJ Team to Help Elderly Jews in Eastern Europe

JDC and IFCJ are helping Eastern Europe's Jews for the next four years.

NY Senator Chuck Schumer Slams BDS as ‘Modern Anti-Semitism’

NY Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer slams BDS as "modern-day anti-Semitism."

Wine Industry’s ‘Wine Spectator’ Praises Israel’s Wines

The Wine Spectator praised Israel's growing wine industry in its October 2016 cover story.

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