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Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Arab MK’s Bill Reversing Talmudic Sages on Goats

MK Zahalka argued that goats are actually good for the environment, as they thin out the forests, making them easier to control in case of a fire.

American Foundation Pledges $500K for Israeli Senior Housing

“Affordable housing for seniors is ... a true embodiment of the Jewish value of 'tikkun olam'" said Ron Belz of The Belz Foundation.

Historic ‘First’ as Canada Post Issues Hanukkah Stamp

Canada Post has indicated that if sales go well for this printing, production will be higher in coming years and new designs will be added.

Israeli Knesset, Jewish World Prays for Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman

Knesset Members, parliamentary aides and other staff members recited prayers for the 103-year-old Torah sage in Jerusalem.

Recorded Senior Rabbinic Judges Voice Contempt for Sephardi Chief Rabbi

The recorded judges expressed their fear of standing up openly to Rabbi Yosef, but even more so standing up to his close associate David Amar (Shas), who can make and break their careers.

Haredi Couple Married on Shabbat Due to ‘Urgent Circumstances’

The Sheva Brachot meal could not be held as planned on Shabbat morning because the existence of a bride and a groom was in doubt.

Nearly 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries Gather in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for Intl Kinus Hashluchim

The sole U.S. state in existence without a permanent Chabad presence -- South Dakota -- now has one.
Adina Bar Shalom with her father, Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef zt’l’s Daughter Invited to Join Yesh Atid

Adina Bar Shalom's father was the Spiritual Leader of the Sephardic religious Shas Party.

Netanyahu Honored in Hebron by Jewish Community

"The Jewish nation continuously votes in favor of the continuation of the Jewish settlement in Hebron."

Tens of Thousands of Jews Flood Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs for Shabbat Chayei...

The families of the community opened their homes to the tens of thousands of guests.

Chabad Rabbi Says Vandalized Menorah Teaches Youth ‘Everyone is Accountable’

"Darkness can only be dispelled by light and hate by love ... Chabad's response to this incident will be to rebuild the menorah."

Anti-Semitism Destroys Campaign for Jewish Student At McGill University

"Democratize SSMU was a campaign to remove all Jewish and anti-BDS students from SSMU’s leadership," the student wrote.

Israeli, Russian State Libraries To Digitize Collection of Rare Hebrew Manuscripts

Three generations of the Günzburg family amassed one of the largest private collections of Hebrew books and manuscripts in Europe.

Netanyahu on Bikur Cholim Visit to Rabbi Grossman in Migdal Ha’Emek

Rabbi Grossman, world-renowned for founding and leading Migdal Ohr educational institutions, is constantly on the go.

Head of Tzomet Institute Rabbi Israel Rosen Passed Away at 76

He had no problem calling a spade a spade, as he did in his 2008 article about Amalek as a concept, rather than an ethnic group.

Chief Rabbinate Condemns Supreme Court for ‘Severely Harming Shabbat’

"The fact that the judges' decision was based on their way of life expresses more than anything else that this is not a matter for trial, but a matter of their worldview."

Thousands Mark Passing of Biblical Matriarch Rachel

The passing of Rachel is marked on the 11th day in the Hebrew month of Heshvan on the Jewish calendar.

Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman in ICU at Bnei Brak Hospital

The public is asked to pray for the health of Rav Aharon Yehuda Leib ben Gitel Feige, b'toch sha'ar cholei Yisrael.

YIVO Announces Discovery of 170,000 Lost Jewish Documents Thought Destroyed in the Holocaust

Rare and unpublished works represent the collective memory and cultural history of Eastern European and Russian Jews.

Jews in Israel Started Asking for Rain

Jews in the diaspora wait 60 days, until December 5 or 6, depending on whether February has 28 or 29 days, to begin their own appeal for rain.

Mnuchin ‘Couldn’t Be More Excited’ on First Official Visit to Israel

Netanyahu thanked Secy. Mnuchin for the Treasury Department's strong action against the Iranian regime.

Glick Allowed to Visit Temple Mount with Son to Celebrate Upcoming Nuptials

Glick called the prime minister's approval of the visit "the best gift I could have received on the occasion of my son's wedding."

Canada: George W. Bush Awarded Prize for Commitment to Israel and Jewish Nation

The prize acknowledges the winners’ efforts and contributions to reinforce Jerusalem’s status in the international arena as the undisputed capital of the Jewish nation.

Egypt Denies UNESCO Lists Alexandria’s Eliyahu HaNavi Synagogue as ‘Endangered’ World Heritage Site

“The Egyptian government gives equal importance to all its monuments and heritage sites, whether Ancient Egyptian, Jewish, Coptic or Islamic.”

Zionism and Judaism are Inseparable in American Zionist Shabbat Initiative

"If Zionism is a dirty word then Judaism must be likewise, because all of our Jewish sources, tradition and culture revolve around Israel, it is impossible to separate one from the other."

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