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Survey Shows Deep Split among Israeli Jews over Shabbat Soccer

The Smith Institute survey proves for the Nth time that the polls yield results based on how you write the questions, or, in this case, how you cut your random sample of respondents.

Bacon Emerging as Latest Villain in lawsuits Against US Restaurants

Instead of accepting a free omelet, the offended Jewish woman is suing Denny's for breach of contract and negligent representation, and is asking for monetary damages for emotional and physical distress from having eaten bacon.

Billy Joel Wore a Yellow Star at Madison Square Garden

"Thank you Billy for reminding people what was ... so it may never ever be again," Joel's ex-wife, Christie Brinkley wrote.

Netanyahu Picks Former Justice Minister to Lead New Conversions Bill Deliberations

Nissim's appointment is part of the Netanyahu government's fulfillment of its commitment to the High Court of Justice to promote a more "egalitarian" conversions law which would enjoy broad support from Israelis.

On Eve of 9 B’Av Synagogue Burns Down in Benjamin

'We could not save anything. Not Torah scrolls, nor holy books, they were all burned down. All we have to do is look into our actions and repent.'

Police Demand Traditional Jerusalem 9 B’Av Walk Be Moved, Possibly to Babylon

'With all due respect, this type of warning is out of place and contradicts all basic principles of democratic governance and rule of law worthy of its name.'

44 Orthodox Rabbis Attack Tzohar Prenuptial Get: If You Support It You’re Not Orthodox

The state of mind of a husband who signed the Tzohar prenuptial agreement may be affected by the financial consequences to the point where his get may not be given in a purely voluntary manner.

Haredi Coalition Partners’ Kotel Compromise Also Tacit Recognition of Reform, Conservative

The deadline for government's response to the high court's order is next Sunday.

Shula Cohen-Kishik, ‘The Pearl’ Laid to Rest in Jerusalem

A true heroine of the State of Israel, Mossad spy code-named 'The Pearl' was tortured in a Lebanese prison during her trial in 1961.

White House Clarifies Western Wall Position with JewishPress.com

A spokesperson for the White House said the rude Western Wall comments were "not the position of this administration."

Fire Started Mysteriously in Historic Landmark Synagogue on NYC’s Lower East Side

Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives have joined the FDNY investigation.

Tunisia Seeking UNESCO Recognition for Jewish Priests’ Island

The Jewish population of Djerba consisted mainly of kohanim (priests), and some claim that they are the only bona fide kohanim we have today.

Fake History: UNESCO to Vote on Israel’s Sovereign Right to Jerusalem – on Israel’s...

"Such absurd and historically baseless resolutions undermine UNESCO's mission of safeguarding humanity's cultural heritage."

Belgian Province to Ban Kosher Slaughter

Denmark, Switzerland and New Zealand already prohibit kosher slaughter.

New Interactive Maps Expose Anti-Semitic Activity on US Campuses

Through the webpage, students can also submit photos of the anti-Semitism they witness in real time.

NGO Provocation Photographed on Shabbat with Zionist Rabbi’s Permission

This permit was used last Shabbat, when activists from the leftwing NGO Ta'ayush, an anarchist group that provokes violent confrontations in Judea and Samaria, arrived outside a religious moshav in Jordan Valley.

Life Sentence for Terrorist Who Murdered Ezra Schwartz, hy’d

Ezra Schwartz was in Israel for a gap year program when he was murdered by a terrorist while on his way to volunteer at a park.

Iranian FM: Netanyahu Distorts Jewish Scriptures

To be fair to the Israeli PM, the Persian king in the Megillah is in cahoots with Haman's plot to destroy all the Jews in his empire, and the reversal of his position is the essence of the Purim miracle.

Bomb Threats Lead to Evacuations at JCCs in 5 States

In several incidents in January there were a total of 60 bomb threats called into 48 JCCs in 26 states -- all hoaxes.

Trump Attacks Jewish Reporter on Question About Anti-Semitism, Racism

"Let me just tell you something - that I hate the charge. I find it repulsive. I hate even the question..."

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