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‘Jew in the City’ Announces Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by...

Peru Limmud Debut Draws Hundreds

More than 600 participants attended the first Limmud educational experience in Peru. Limud Peru on Sunday in Lima featured40 sessions for the 450 adults and...

PA Mourns Failure to Take over Rachel’s Tomb as Muslim Holy Site

Jews visit Rachel’s Tomb Tuesday to pray that she cries for them. Today, the anniversary of her death, the Palestinian Authority has failed to turn it into a Muslim holy site. Chalk up one for the truth.

‘Plan to Divide Al-Aqsa’ Media Blitz Behind Waqf Banning of Jews

Building a synagogue on Temple Mount is practically being urged by the U.S. State Dept.

Temple Mount Closed, 3 Jews Arrested for Saying Sh’ma Israel

Police also arrested 10 men who danced and waved Israeli flags.

At Conservative Judaism Convention, Leaders Focus on Shrinkage

At their biennial convention, Conservative Jewish leaders called for renewing the “vital religious center” of American Judaism in the wake of numerous studies showing...

Israel Police Banned Me from the Temple Mount on Vague Charges

Temple Mount Institute official and professional tour guide Yehuda Glick, an American, sent us his version of events as of last Thursday.

FBI Arrests NY Rabbis for Beating Husbands Who Refuse Divorce

Many Jewish women suffer as “agunahs,” unable to re-marry because their husbands refuse them divorces. Four Jews, two of them rabbis, allegedly took the law into their hands and beat husbands until they agreed.

Council of Europe Says Ritual Circumcision Won’t Be Banned

Sometimes anti-Semitism is its own best antidote because it makes its sewage makers look as ignorant as they are. After a Council of Europe body said circumcision violates human rights, its leader rejected the idea.

Ethiopian Jewry to Celebrate Annual Sigd Holiday

Sigd means “prostration” or “bowing down” in Ge’ez, the ancient Ethiopian liturgical language.

Israel Strikes More Oil in Area Discovered on Basis of Torah Verse

Moses made the right turn after all. In his song at the end of the Torah he spoke of ‘precious things of “Givat HaOlam.” The hidden meaning of “precious things” seems to be oil. Not olive oil, but black gold.

Wonder Bread Gets OU Kosher Approval

Wonder Bread, fresh off its post-bankruptcy revival, will get kosher certification in the New York area from the Orthodox Union (OU), according to an...

Will Israeli Embassies in Europe Expand Services to Include Brit Mila and Shechitah?

The proposal will allow European Jews to use the extraterritorial status of the Israeli embassy to legally perform Brit Mila.

200 WOW Drowned Out by 10,000 Seminary Girls

No one was really hurt, and that's what really counts. Eat your heart out, Pew Institute, down here we're all Orthodox Jews…

Who Stays on the Bus? The ‘Good Bye, Jon Stewart’ Debate

Do you know how many thumbs down Ezra the Scribe received when he announced, back in the 500s BCE?

Sefer Torah Represents a First for Canadian City

The Torah they got “is a piece of art. It is one of the most beautiful Torahs anyone's ever seen…”

Chief Rabbi Yosef: Don’t Pray on Plane at Expense of Others’ Sleep

Praying in a minyan on an airplane is forbidden if it robs others  passengers of their sleep or interferes with the duties of stewards...

Kotel Rabbi Gives Up and Tells Haredi Girls: Ignore Women’s Minyan

The Western Wall Rabbi told Haredi girls to – in effect – let the Women of the Wall pray as they wish. An analogy to “let sleeping dogs lie” would be taken the wrong way.

European Anti-Circumcision Resolution: Brit Same as Female Mutilation

Practices covered by the resolution include female genital mutilation and the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons.

An IMAX Film of the Jerusalem You Never Have Seen Before (Video)

Move over Kohn Kerry and let the moviemakers take over. It took five years of negotiations for an IMAX visual tour of Jerusalem, including the three major religions, to come to the screen.

Women of the Wall Blame Gov’t for Their Damaged Torah Scroll

The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.

European Council Passes Anti-Ritual Circumcision Resolution

A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the...

Council of Europe Votes on Circumcision as Human Rights Violation

Banning Jewish circumcisions used to be anti-Semitic. Today it is called a “violation of human rights.” Why aren’t there protests for children’s rights to watch porno and get sick on junk food?

New York, Pennsylvania Sukkahs Top ‘Sukkathon’ Competition

Three sukkahs, two in the United States and one in Israel, will share the title of "Number One Sukkah" as the winners of the...

Police Bar Jews from Holiday Visit to Temple Mount

Jerusalem police once again have prohibited Jews from visiting the Temple Mount because of security officials' unintended admission that they cannot or do not...

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