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Rabbi Riskin on Tension with the Chief Rabbinate, and Rabbi Feuer on the Priestly Blessing
 
Pro-Palestinian Protesters Invade FIFA Congress

May 29, 2015 - 12:57 PM
 
Religious Mailmen Complain They Have to Deliver Missionary Propaganda

May 29, 2015 - 11:46 AM
 
Final Steps Underway for Jerusalem’s City of David Visitor’s Center

May 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM
 
Jewish Organizations Raise Relief Funds after Houston Flood

May 29, 2015 - 10:12 AM
 
Mass. Gov. Baker Declares Sunday ‘Celebrate Israel Day’

May 29, 2015 - 9:39 AM
 
‘Mystery Rabbi’ Sues Rapper ‘Ice Cube’ for $2 Million for Assault

May 29, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Israel Envisions Regional Cooperation with Arab Nations

May 29, 2015 - 3:04 AM
 
El Paso, Texas and Hadera, Israel Become Sister Cities

May 29, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Jerusalem Post Editor Attacked by Arabs at ‘Coexistence’ ‘Hug’ Day

May 29, 2015 - 2:54 AM
 
At Least 10 Killed in Baghdad Hotel Bombings [video]

May 29, 2015 - 1:41 AM
 
Israel Railways Workers Set to Strike

May 29, 2015 - 1:25 AM
 
Another Iranian General Killed in Syria

May 29, 2015 - 1:16 AM
 
Hezbollah Runs Away as Jabhat al-Nusra Captures Another Syrian City

May 29, 2015 - 12:39 AM
 
Jerusalem Yeshiva Student Drowns in Beit Zayit Reservoir

May 28, 2015 - 10:08 PM
 
Netanyahu Warns FIFA: Palestinian Threats Will Destroy International Sport

May 28, 2015 - 9:45 PM
 
Medical Update on Rav Bina’s Grandson [video]

May 28, 2015 - 7:47 PM
 
IRS $50M Cyber Security Scandal Stretches to Russia

May 28, 2015 - 6:36 PM
 
Tony Blair Steps Down as Quartet Middle East Envoy but No One Cares

May 28, 2015 - 4:58 PM
 
Police Detain 2 Muslims for Harassing Visitors on the Temple Mount

May 28, 2015 - 4:27 PM
 
Former NY Gov. Pataki Running for GOP Presidential Nominee

May 28, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
One of Indicted FIFA Officials Blamed ‘Zionism’ for 2011 Bribe Charge

May 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM
 
Sen. Graham Tells Netanyahu He Will Lead ‘Violent Backlash’ against UN

May 28, 2015 - 12:51 PM
 
Netanyahu Wants US $45 Billion in US Military Aid by 2028

May 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM
 
Ben & Jerry’s Launches New Flavor: Bernie Sanders

May 28, 2015 - 11:45 AM
 
Hareidi Rabbis Warn New Sport Club Will Cause Desecration of Shabbat’

May 28, 2015 - 10:31 AM
 
MK and Police Discussing Making Marijuana Legal

May 28, 2015 - 9:48 AM
 
US Claims ‘No More Extensions’ for Iran Nuclear Talks

May 27, 2015 - 10:30 PM
 
Jewish Agency’s Natan Sharansky Speaks Up for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

May 27, 2015 - 8:24 PM
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A John Wycliffe Bible in the Green Collection of rare biblical texts and artifacts. The entire collection will be donated to the upcoming International Bible Museum in Washington, D.C.
 

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The upcoming international Bible museum in Washington, D.C., which has yet to be named and is slated for opening in 2017, will seek to partner with Israeli museums and others around the world to “share the history, story, and impact of Jewish and Christian texts.” The international Bible museum is an initiative of Steven Green, […]

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Lubavitch rabbis from around the world went to the Rebbe's resting place to reflect on their mission.
 

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

SectionsFeaturesFeatures On The Jewish World

It was the culmination of four days of learning, togetherness and inspiration that the Lubavitcher Rebbe first encouraged his shluchim to convene back in 1983.

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Posted on: November 4th, 2013

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In a display of the changes the group has experienced this year, Women of the Wall held a peaceful prayer service under police protection at the Western Wall to mark the group’s 25th anniversary. Absent from Monday’s service, which the group said drew at least 800 worshipers, were large crowds of Orthodox girls who had […]

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Mk Elazar Stern, who is an observant Jew, may have succeeded in doing something to loosen the stranglehold that Israel's Chief Rabbinate has had on conversions, not only in Israel, but in America as well.
 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Stern's pending bill already appears to enjoy the initial, albeit tacit, support of Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home.

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It's Rosh Chodesh Kislev – and there are only these ladies from all walks of life and all varieties of observance, no fuss, no rallies, at the Kotel.
 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

No WOW, no violence – did Moshiach arrive while I was in shul?

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Posted on: October 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

One of Israel’s largest slaughterhouses has been caught on film with animal abuse and evidence that some of the slaughtered animals sold to consumers locally and in the United States might not be kosher. At least three class-action claims were filed against the Zoglowek slaughterhouse Wednesday morning following last night’s expose on Israel’s Kolbotek investigative […]

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Posted on: October 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Israeli company Waze, recently bought by Google for more than $1 billion, soon will be programmed to direct Israelis to the synagogue and mikveh [ritual bath] of their choice, according to the Ministry of Religious Services. The results of the mikveh search also will show uses what hours they are open and whom to […]

 

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Quebec’s agricultural minister is looking to tighten regulations for kosher and halal meat production. “We want the slaughter to happen in the most complete conditions of hygiene and cleanliness,” Quebec Minister of Agriculture François Gendron said, in comments reported by Montreal radio station CJAD last week. The minister said he would announce a plan for […]

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Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The new law that the Knesset passed Monday night to allow couples to register for marriages wherever they want will help prevent civil marriages abroad and stop a wave of assimilation, according to the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization “Local rabbinates functioned as mini-monopolies, causing widespread resentment among both religious and secular couples,” the Tzohar group said. […]

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UTJ MK Moshe Gafni accused Jewish Home of pushing free marriage registration because they're not religious.
 

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.

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Newlywed couple Harel and Talya David under the Chupa in Karnei Shomron in Judea and Samaria.
 

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

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.

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Posted on: October 28th, 2013

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The departure of the head of the Kosher Law Enforcement Division of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has created a vacuum in which many consumers have charged that there are many incidents of misrepresentations of kosher foods. KosherToday has learned that the Department is looking for a replacement for Rabbi Luzer […]

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Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Seif of Kohelet Yeshiva High School and the Tikvah Foundation, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Prof. R.J. Snell of the Templeton Honors College of Eastern University before Rabbi Sacks' lecture on Oct. 24, 2013
 

Posted on: October 26th, 2013

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks told an audience at Eastern College on Thursday, Oct. 24, that he intends to dedicate the rest of his life working with students. He said he wants to support and encourage students to do great things for others.

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Jews from across Israel are gathering outside the Cave of the Patriarchs this Shabbat.
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

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Tomorrow, together with literally tens of thousands here in Hebron and Kiryat Arba, we will read in the Torah how Abraham, almost 4,000 years ago, purchased the Caves of Machpela for us, his children.

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Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

More than 5,500 people, including prominent French politicians, scholars and clergymen, have signed a petition against attempts to ban the ritual circumcision of boys in Europe. Titled “No to a ban on circumcision,” the petition was published on Oct. 16 by CRIF, the umbrella organization representing France’s Jewish communities, following the Oct. 1 passage of […]

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Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel goes back to Standard time, known as “winter” time, at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, leaving only a six-hour and nine-hour difference from the East and West coasts of the United States respectively. The usual seven and 10-hour gap will return the following weekend, when the United States also turns back its clocks. This is […]

 

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

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Originally published at Chabad.org. Chabad Lubavitch emissaries will begin arriving in New York next week from all parts of the world for the Kinus Hashluchim—the annual get-together of emissaries, their parents, friends and supporters, and a record number are expected to attend this year. Organizers have spent more than six months planning for the Chabad […]

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Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

More than 200 of the rarest and most important Biblical manuscripts and texts were on display Wednesday night in an historical “Book of Books” exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. Among the manuscripts are the original fragments from the Septuagint, the earliest New Testament Scriptures, exquisite illuminated manuscripts, rare texts from the Cairo Geniza […]

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OMB Director Jeffrey Zients
 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

The multimillionaire Zients, ranked 25 on Fortune magazine's list of the 40 richest Americans under age 40, is able to fix anything.

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Illustration image.
 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

It has taken close to 40 years to generate lab-grown human hair follicles.

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