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Jews in Israel Started Asking for Rain

Jews in the diaspora wait 60 days, until December 5 or 6, depending on whether February has 28 or 29 days, to begin their own appeal for rain.

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.

French Politicians, Clergymen Back Petition Defending Circumcision

More than 5,500 people, including prominent French politicians, scholars and clergymen, have signed a petition against attempts to ban the ritual circumcision of boys...

Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz, zt’l, Head of Ponevezh Yeshiva, Laid to Rest

Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz, zt'l, was a disciple of Rabbi Chaim of Brisk.

Israel Displays Rare Biblical Manuscripts for First Time

More than 200 of the rarest and most important Biblical manuscripts and texts were on display Wednesday night in an historical “Book of Books”...

Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Pregnant

This promises to be a special year for supermodel Bar Refaeli and her new husband Adi Ezra.

Religious Courts that Work Together: The Ultimate Statement of Mutual Recognition

"If everyone would ask himself, ‘What does God want from me?’ that would bring us together.”

Today is a Fast Day and not ‘Happy New Year’ Day

Chief Rabbi David Lau reminds all Jews to say the Kaddish prayer in memory of Holocaust victims.

US Jews Crunch More Hand-Made Matzah

American Jews are increasingly buying more hand-made matzah as well as American-made manufactured matzah. All at the expense of Israeli exports, according to Kosher...

Former Peace Now Secretary Oppenheimer Married by Religious Zionist Rabbi

Oppenheimer's activities in Peace Now include advocating for a Palestinian state and for freezing construction in the Jewish settlements.

Israelis Stepping Up on Behalf of Syria

People formed a human chain in Tel Aviv from the US Embassy to the Russian Embassy to call for an end to slaughter in Syria.

Gov. Cuomo to Rivlin: New Police Unit to Combat Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitic attacks are "disgusting, reprehensible, it violates every tenet of the New York State tradition," said Cuomo.

Israel’s Love Stats in Wake of Tu B’Av

The crude marriage rate was 6.2 for every 1,000 Israelis, which is among the highest in the OECD countries.

Greenblatt Headed Obama Admin Agency, Soros-Funded Initiative Before ADL

ADL national director Jonathan Greenblatt accused of politicizing his organization's principles.

Foreign Minister Hotovely: Tell the World ‘God Gave Israel to the Jews’

Israel finally has a Foreign Minister who is not ashamed to say the word "God."

Thousands of Kohanim Gather at Western Wall to Bless the People of Israel

Tens of thousands of descendants of the priests of Israel gather each year to bless the Nation worldwide.

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...

Rabbi Elisha Vishlitzky, Prominent National Religious Figure, Hospitalized in ICU

The public is asked to please pray for the full recovery and good health of Elisha ben Bella Bertha.

Camel Caravan Stalls Chabad Rabbi at the Dead Sea

Rabbi Shimon Elharar, director of Chabad of Dead Sea, was stopped in traffic by a force greater than his car.

Rebbetzin Shoshana Schechter, z’l, Wife of Yeshiva Chaim Berlin Head, Rabbi Aharon Schechter

A major source of strength to women in the yeshivishe Jewish world has moved on to the World to Come.

‘Miriam’s Song’ Speaks to the Soul of the Nation of Israel About Loss

The Hebrew-language best-seller, Miriam's Song, by Miriam Peretz, will be a hit in English that shatters hearts.

Civil Rights Groups Praise Decision Banning Gender Separation on El Al

"When the only contact people have with the Orthodox Jewish world is negative and aggressive, it reflects badly on all of us," a hareidi-religious businesswoman said.

Princeton U. to Get ‘Plastic’ Eruv [video]

The boundary, enabling Jewish students to carry on Shabbat, will be made of plastic "lechies" on utility poles.

As Lieberman Retakes the Helm, Defeated Ayalon Takes YU Job

Absent much to do in the home country, Ayalon got a job teaching at YU, where America's future diplomats usually don't come from.

New Torah Commemorates Life of Fallen IDF Soldier

A new Torah scroll "comes home" to Nitvei Yochai Synagogue in the name of IDF Cpt. Yochai Klengel, z'l.

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