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New Archaeology Exhibition: Ancient Bureaucracy and Clerks From Israel’s Past

A collection of seals, some with ancient Hebrew inscriptions, and other new findings go on public display this week at the annual City of David archaeology conference.

Netanyahu Calls to Increase Number, Quality of Bible Studies Teachers

"I do exactly as I say: 'I practice what I preach'," Netanyahu said; he holds a weekly Bible study class at his official residence in Jerusalem.

Jewish Community of Hebron Gains Municipality Status

"The Jews deserve to build in Hevron within the Jewish property."

Watch: Haredi-Religious IDF Soldiers Make Siyum at Western Wall (Kotel)

“It’s important to know how to integrate the safety of the Jewish nation and her spirituality."

Day School Becomes a Shelter in Houston As SuperStorm Harvey Batters Texas, Louisiana

“The Jewish Community Center is turning into a command center. Jewish Family Services is flooded. They're helping people by phone.”

Court Stops Demolition of 100-Year-Old Boro Park Synagogue, Chevra Anshei Lubavich

The sellers claim the building is dilapidated; the congregants vehemently deny the charge, saying it's not true.

Watch Putin Gift Netanyahu With First-Ever Bible Published With Rashi Commentary

Netanyahu called it a “moving” gesture, and said the Bible would be given to the National Library of Israel.

MKs Glick, Mualem-Refaeli Denied Entry to Temple Mount

The police officer told them he was carrying out an order from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and asked Glick not to be “provocative.”

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.

Rabbi Stav Calls Aryeh Deri ‘Criminal Ignoramus’ over Anti-Modern Orthodox Hate Speech

Aryeh Deri was convicted of taking $155,000 in bribes while serving as Interior Minister, and was given a three-year jail sentence in 2000.

Swiss Parliament Contemplates Kosher Meat Import Ban (Again)

There are many who oppose the bill because they would no longer be able to enjoy their foie gras or goose liver pâté.

1,000 Jews Pray at Tomb of Joshua bin Nun

One must make prior arrangements with the IDF and security forces in order to access the Tomb of Joshua, due to its location.

Jerry Lewis, Comedy Icon, Passes Away at 91

The world stopped smiling on Sunday when the stage went dark in Las Vegas. Jerry Lewis was 91 when he passed away.

Barcelona Chief Rabbi Urges Congregation to Flee to Israel Before It’s Too Late

“Europe is lost,” the rabbi said. “Don’t make the same mistake as the Algerian Jews, and the Jews in Venezuela...”

EJC Warns Europe to Strengthen Response to Islamic Terror

“We must first understand clearly that we are at war to protect our values and freedoms.”

Jewish Response to HuffPost Headline: ‘GOY, BYE!’

HuffPo saying they missed the mark is an understatement.

President Rivlin’s Message to American Jewry After Charlottesville

"In the face of such evil, we stand now as we did then. With faith... As we say, 'be strong.'

High Court Rules Woman Can Serve as Director-General of State Rabbinic Courts

"It would have been great if this issue had been resolved amicably between the sides rather than by the court."

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.

US Ambassador’s Daughter Arrives on Aliyah!

The Ambassador was there on the tarmac to welcome his daughter to her new home.

Israelis Raise NIS 1M to Create Accessible Home for Policewoman Maimed by Terrorist

Cognitively, Tsippi is unimpaired. Physically, her life is a major challenge. Medically, she’s cleared to go home – but not to the home she once lived in.

Natan Scharansky, Yad Vashem Speak Out on Anti-Semitism in Charlottesville, VA

"These is no place for such hate speech or violence in any democratic society."

Arab Family Sues Israel to Remove Jewish Families in Hebron from Beit Machpela

The property was inherited by several family members, and there allegedly is a question about the authorization of the person who sold it.

World’s Oldest Man, Yisrael Kristal z’l, Passes at 113

Mr. Kristal made sweets to thank the Russians who liberated him from the death camp, and later opened a candy shop in Haifa.

Crown Heights Business Owner Predicts Calabria’s Smaller Etrogim ‘Will Work Out’

"Even the non-Jewish farmers admit it’s all in God’s hands. They may have a surprise, and a new crop may soon have beautiful, clean Esrogim."

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