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Israeli Team Fined for not Playing Davis Cup Match on Yom Kippur

The Israel Tennis Association has been fined more than $13,000 for refusing to play a Davis Cup match against Belgium on Yom Kippur this...

Guilty: Rabbi Motti Elon Convicted of Sexual Assault

"Any attempt to argue as if I ever admitted such an act is a despicable lie," was Rabbi Elon's initial response to the allegations.

Western Wall Rabbi: Respect the Muslims, Don’t Come to Pray

The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.

Protesters: Police in Cahoots with Arabs over Jewish Access to Mount

On those few days when Jews were allowed to go up to the Mount, they suffered constant abuse by the Muslims and by the police.

R. Lau to Submit Conversion Rulings to Haredi Review in Backroom Deal

Rabbi David Lau committed to consulting with "giur breaker" Rabbi Sherman before any consultation on conversions.

Stoudemire Seeking Israeli Citizenship

This is just what Israel does not need – another non-Jew claiming he is a Jew. NY Knicks star Stoudemire wants to be an Israeli but as for Torah, he likes to pick and choose his commandments,

Six Boys Discover Tefillin for First Time on Flight to Israel

Chabad rabbis who had boarded a flight from the Ukraine to Israel via Moscow convinced six boys going on a Birthright Israel program to...

Breslov Jews Robbed of $50,000 in Uman

Unknown assailants robbed $50,000 from Haredi Jews last week at the Uman headquarters of a nonprofit group that works to accommodate the tens of...

Ryan Braun’s Suspension Erases His ‘Good-Guy’ Image

Ryan Braun, whose father is from Israel, not only lost the chance to play out the reason of the season with the Milwaukee Brewers...

Rabbinical Group Aims to Standardize Circumcision in Europe

A European rabbinical group has created a union to include every mohel - ritual circumciser - in an effort to standardize ritual circumcision and...

Rav Ovadia: I Love Knitted-Yarmulke Jews – But Not their MKs

Rav Ovadia Yosef, the same rabbi who last month call national religious Rabbi Stav “evil,” now says he really loves knitted kippa Jews. Well, most of them. Their political leaders still are Amalek. Happy Tu B'Av.

Maccabiah Games Draw US Athletes to Become ‘Bar Mitzvah’

For American athletes, the Maccabiah sports even proves the games are about more than sports. Several of the American Jewish athletes were inspired to become Bar Mitzvah.

Rabbinic Rebellion: NRP Rabbis Back Pick Nixed by AG

When interviewed this week, it turned out that Rabbi Eliyahu's opinion has either been modified following the attacks on him, or has always remained grounded in normative halacha.

Jews Sue Police for Barring Them from Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av

The Babylonians and Romans destroyed the Holy Temples long ago. Since 1967, the site of the ruins returned to Jews, but Muslims have de facto rule. Police barred Jewish entry on Tisha B’Av and now face a lawsuit

Anti-Circumcision Group to Picket ACLU’s Marriage Equality Rally

Boys should be protected by law from circumcision just like girls, say activists. And if the ACLU backs marriage equality? Picket them because it also is against circumcision bans! Welcome to Oakland.

Freedom of Religion on Temple Mount – Except for Jews (Video)

Jerusalem police allow Arabs to keep Jews from entering the Temple Mount, just like they used to allow Haredim to keep women away from the Kotel – until it was not politically correct.

Poland Rejects ‘Shechitah’ Kosher Slaughter

Campaigning against ritual slaughter on the grounds of “animal rights’ is a popular tactic to make lives difficult for Jews and Muslims. Take Poland, for example.

Search for Strong Egyptian Leader Ends in Tel Hazor Dig

Discovery of historic proportions: Excavations at Tel Hazor reveal one-of-a-kind Sphinx fragment of one of the builders of the pyramids.

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