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Israel Moves to High Alert for Yom Kippur

9 Tishri 5776 – September 22, 2015
Israel moves to high alert and security restrictions are in effect on the Temple Mount today in advance of Yom Kippur.

Kapparot ‘Sacrificial Chicken’ Ritual Gets Green Light in New York

7 Tishri 5776 – September 20, 2015
A NYS Supreme Court judge has given a green light to the ancient Jewish custom of kapparot, transferring sins to a chicken before Yom Kippur.

Israeli Tourism Helps Inscribe Georgian Jewry in the Book of Life

Israeli tourists have found a new "paradise" to replace Turkey -- they now flock to Tbilisi, Georgia, where kosher options are growing.

Saudi Arabia Warns of ‘Religious War’ Over Temple Mount Clashes

4 Tishri 5776 – September 17, 2015
Saudi Arabia is raising the issue of violence at the Temple Mount with the United Nations Security Council.

Update: Arabs, Islamic Waqf Staff Clash w/ Israel Police, Jewish Visitors on Temple Mount

3 Tishri 5776 – September 16, 2015
Arab rioters reportedly firebomb Jewish pilgrims at the Temple Mount, sparking clashes between Israel Police and Waqf security officers.

Netanyahu ‘Declares War’ on Rock Throwers in Tour of Terror ‘Hot Spots’ Around Jerusalem

PM Binyamin Netanyahu: "We're changing our policy.... this stone was one stone too many. We declare war on stone throwers."

Netanyahu Views Original Balfour Declaration

27 Elul 5775 – September 11, 2015
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited the British Library in London Thursday night and viewed the original Balfour Declaration, in which...

AG Weinstein Overrides Judge’s Decision, Permits Soccer on Shabbat

27 Elul 5775 – September 10, 2015
Weinstein decided there will be soccer league games in Israel this Shabbat, despite a ruling by Labor Court Judge Ariela Glitzr Katz to the contrary.

Joyous Bnei Brak Parade Celebrates Israel’s Shmitah Farmers

Thousands came to honor Israel's Shmitah farmers at a parade in Bnei Brak on Wednesday. They celebrated into the night.

SA Chief Rabbi: Proposed Ban on Dual Citizenship ‘Insulting’

"If everything is 'apartheid' then nothing is apartheid." South Africa's Chief Rabbi Goldstein says a proposed dual citizenship ban targets Israel.

N-Ne-Neo Nazis in Uman?

25 Elul 5775 – September 9, 2015
A far-right Ukraine nationalist group has destroyed the huge Breslov central welcome tent in Uman.

European Leaders Reaffirm Commitment to ‘Fight Anti-Semitism’

25 Elul 5775 – September 8, 2015
European leaders reaffirm their commitment to fight anti-Semitism in their countries ahead of the Jewish New Year.

Israeli Pavilion to Close at IBC 2015 for Sabbath, Rosh Hashana

The Israel Pavilion at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam will close for Sabbath and Rosh Hashana, Economy Minister Arye Deri announced.

New Torah Commemorates Life of Fallen IDF Soldier

A new Torah scroll "comes home" to Nitvei Yochai Synagogue in the name of IDF Cpt. Yochai Klengel, z'l.

Netanyahu Pledges to Beef Up Security at Patriarchs’ Cave in Hebron

22 Elul 5775 – September 6, 2015
Israel will do its "utmost so that Jews will be able to go everywhere safely, especially to the Tomb of the Patriarchs," Prime Minister...

Religious Zionist ‘ Tzohar’ Group Launches ‘Listening Together for Shofar’

The 'Tzohar' organization is launching a new project to encourage secular Jews to 'listen together' to shofar blowing on Rosh Hashana.

Attempted Lynch Attack on 5 US Jewish Tourists in Hebron, Saved by Local Arab

20 Elul 5775 – September 3, 2015
Palestinian Arabs tried to lynch five U.S. Jewish tourists Thursday who entered the Arab side of Hebron by mistake.

UNRWA Teacher in Jordan Promotes Hatred of Jews on Facebook

19 Elul 5775 – September 2, 2015
A teacher at an UNRWA school in Jordan includes a Jewish blood libel cartoon on his Facebook account.

Second Temple-Era Podium May Be Discovery in City of David

16 Elul 5775 – August 31, 2015
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has made an exciting announcement: A 2,000-year-old podium may have been found in the City of David section of...

Princeton U. to Get ‘Plastic’ Eruv [video]

13 Elul 5775 – August 28, 2015
The boundary, enabling Jewish students to carry on Shabbat, will be made of plastic "lechies" on utility poles.

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