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Are Today’s Heavy Rains a Blessing after Jews Pray for Dew?

Winter returned to Israel on Saturday, and Sunday, a week after Jews stopped praying for rain.

Storms Send Israeli Mimouna Celebrants Indoors

Stormy weather sent celebrants indoors but did not dampen their joy in celebrating Mimouna after Passover in Israel.

Netanyahu Heats Up Mimouna Celebration

Israelis heading to Mimouna celebrations in Or Akiva saw Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah at the party Saturday night.

ITIM Advocates for Solitude in Israeli Mikvah’s Pool of Purifying Waters

The ITIM religious services group is advocating for a change to Israel's mikvah laws that would allow a woman to immerse alone.

Israeli Murder Victim ‘Never Made It’ to Chabad Seder in Berlin

A 22-year-old Israeli murder victim was expected at the Berlin Chabad Passover seder, but never showed up.

Israeli Guards Protect Citizens from Terror and Chametz on Passover

Israelis and tourists are out in force and so are security personnel to protect them from terrorists -- and from chametz.

Chabad Sends a Seder to Soldiers in ‘The Middle of Nowhere’

A Chabad emissary managed to provide a last-minute Passover seder to IDF soldiers in the middle of nowhere, guarding the Jordanian border.

US President Barack Obama’s Belated Video Passover Greetings

US Pres. Barack Obama posts late video Passover greetings and timely Easter greetings in a weekend message.

Thousands Accompany Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Vosner, 102, zt’l, to Rest; 1 Killed, More Hurt...

Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Vosner (Wosner), zt'l, -- the Shevet HaLevi -- was laid to rest overnight in Bnei Brak. A young man died at the funeral as well.

Netanyahu Sells Israel’s Chametz to Abu Ghosh Resident

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated in the ceremony to sell the State of Israel's chametz to Abu Ghosh resident Hussein Jabar.

Egyptian Culture Rife in Israel ‘For Years’ After Exodus

Israeli archaeologists prove Egyptian culture was rife in Israel "for years" after the Exodus.

Colel Chabad ‘Secures’ Passover Food for Needy Israelis

Colel Chabad and IFCJ have made sure thousands of Israelis will celebrate Passover with good food this year.

Hate Crime Attack in Williamsburg, An ‘Unclear’ Murder in Midwood

Two NY Jews were attacked in Williamsburg on Sunday in a bias incident; a Jew was shot to death in Midwood, motive unclear.

Anti-Semitic Thugs Attack Stamford Hill Synagogue, Worshipers in London

A gang of anti-Semitic thugs broke into London's Ahavat Israel synagogue in Stamford Hill, attacking worshipers after midnight Saturday night.

PM Netanyahu’s Prayer of Thanks at Western Wall for Historic Victory

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took his family and went straight to the Western Wall in his first post-election public appearance Wednesday to say a...

1,000 Danes Form ‘Ring of Peace’ Around Copenhagen Synagogue on Sabbath

A ring of peace encircled Jewish worshipers as they prayed Saturday on Sabbath at a synagogue, this time in Denmark.

NYPD Increases Patrols Around Brooklyn Synagogues, Jewish Sites

Brooklyn synagogues raise security after a suspicious incident on Sabbath in the Midwood section.

Rabbis Allow XMas Trees in Kosher Israeli Hotels

Kashruth certification under Israel's Chief Rabbinate at local hotels is going to look -- and be -- vastly different from now on. Heads up, everyone.

Purim in Pictures – Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim

Purim is a national holiday and costume party in Israel, when there is a spirit of unity.

ZAKA Rescued Body of Abandoned Jewish Soldier Who Died for Ukraine

An abandoned Jewish soldier who died for Ukraine was rescued and given a proper Jewish burial by ZAKA. Their story.

Ban Ki-moon Greets 1,500 Jewish Teens at Chabad CTeen Convention

Some 1,500 Jewish teens heard UN Secy-Gen. Ban Ki-moon urge them to "make a difference" as they gathered in Crown Heights, Brooklyn at the Chabad CTeen Convention.

Tzohar Launches New Prenuptial Agreement

"With the launch of this new historic agreement, we hope to make the lives of newlyweds better and more meaningful, so that if, God forbid, the marriage breaks up, it will be done in a fair and respectful manner.”

Canadian Leaders Rush to Condemn Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Montreal

Canadian leaders have condemned an anti-Semitic incident that left five cars damaged and their owners badly shaken in a Jewish neighborhood of Montreal this week.

Madonna and Portman May Vie to Purchase $55 Million Tel Aviv Penthouse [video]

The "Palace in the Sky" includes a private elevator, private pool and gym.

Norway’s Muslims Protect Oslo Synagogue in Sabbath ‘Peace Ring’

More than 1,000 young Muslims in Norway encircled the Oslo synagogue on Saturday in a symbolic 'peace ring' to protect Jews as they prayed on the Sabbath.

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