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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.

Lower East Side Rabbis Hint at Excommunicating Orthodox Shul for LGBT Shabbaton

The signatories at the bottom of a letter titled "An important Message to the Community" include Rabbis David and Reuven Feinstein, the sons and spiritual heirs of the late Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.

Senior Rabbi Condemns Court Ruling on Legalized Prostitution

25 Iyyar 5776 – June 1, 2016
As far as Rabbi Arusi is concerned, the Hermelin ruling might be that gulping sound at the end of the slippery slope of social and spiritual corruption that have engulfed Israel for decades.

Families of 3 Martyred Yeshiva Teens Meet With Netanyahu, Barkat for Unity Day Preparations

The families of the three Jewish teens kidnapped and murdered in June 2014 are preparing for this year's Unity Day awards, their memorial to their sons.

Israel’s Sabbath-Observant Woman in the Ring

22 Iyyar 5776 – May 29, 2016
Israeli female thai boxer Nili Block heads for the 2017 IFMA World Championship in Poland to compete in muaythai boxing after fighting Russia this weekend.

Report: German Culture Minister Backs Jewish Delegate For Art Restitution Commission

A German government minister backs a Jewish member on a committee to decide the return of cultural property stolen by the Nazis.

Egypt’s Chief Cleric Scolds Israel Over Nude Dancers in Holy City of Jerusalem

21 Iyyar 5776 – May 28, 2016
Egypt's chief cleric reprimanded Israel for allowing its holy city to be sullied with a nude dance performance.

Tens of Thousands Rejoice in Lag B’Omer Celebration at Rashbi’s Tomb on Mt. Meron...

18 Iyyar 5776 – May 26, 2016
Thousands upon thousands of Jews celebrated Lag B'Omer at the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai with song and dance and heartfelt prayer.

Supreme Court Wants Interior Ministry to Explain Why Reform Converts Aren’t Recognized by the...

18 Iyyar 5776 – May 25, 2016
Now it appears that the Supreme Court is prepared to bring down the last vestige of halakhic Judaism regarding conversion

Netanyahu Reveals New Surprise: He’s Sephardic, Too

Prime Minister Netanyahu says a DNA test showed there are Sephardic roots in his family ancestry after historical research by his brother Ido, a writer.

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