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Rabbi David Stav, Chairman of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, is fighting back against the lesser men who attack him.
 

Tzohar Founder Attacking Rabbinate Proposal to Revoke his Ordination

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

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Rav Ovadia's son, himself never qualified to be a rabbinical judge, has proposed to get rid of Rabbi David Stav, one of the few learned men in Israel who are qualified.

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A John Wycliffe Bible in the Green Collection of rare biblical texts and artifacts. The entire collection will be donated to the upcoming International Bible Museum in Washington, D.C.
 

Future Christian Bible Museum May Partner with Israeli Museums

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

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The upcoming international Bible museum in Washington, D.C., which has yet to be named and is slated for opening in 2017, will seek to partner with Israeli museums and others around the world to “share the history, story, and impact of Jewish and Christian texts.” The international Bible museum is an initiative of Steven Green, […]

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Lubavitch rabbis from around the world went to the Rebbe's resting place to reflect on their mission.
 

For 5,200 Rabbis and Guests, a Night of Inspiration

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

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It was the culmination of four days of learning, togetherness and inspiration that the Lubavitcher Rebbe first encouraged his shluchim to convene back in 1983.

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Hundreds of WOW Pray Peacefully

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

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In a display of the changes the group has experienced this year, Women of the Wall held a peaceful prayer service under police protection at the Western Wall to mark the group’s 25th anniversary. Absent from Monday’s service, which the group said drew at least 800 worshipers, were large crowds of Orthodox girls who had […]

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Mk Elazar Stern, who is an observant Jew, may have succeeded in doing something to loosen the stranglehold that Israel's Chief Rabbinate has had on conversions, not only in Israel, but in America as well.
 

Brave New Nation: 30 New Rabbinical Courts to Process Conversions

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

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Stern's pending bill already appears to enjoy the initial, albeit tacit, support of Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home.

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It's Rosh Chodesh Kislev – and there are only these ladies from all walks of life and all varieties of observance, no fuss, no rallies, at the Kotel.
 

It’s Rosh Chodesh and no WOW at the Kotel

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

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No WOW, no violence – did Moshiach arrive while I was in shul?

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Exposé: Kosher Slaughterhouse Abused Animals; Kashrus in Doubt

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

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One of Israel’s largest slaughterhouses has been caught on film with animal abuse and evidence that some of the slaughtered animals sold to consumers locally and in the United States might not be kosher. At least three class-action claims were filed against the Zoglowek slaughterhouse Wednesday morning following last night’s expose on Israel’s Kolbotek investigative […]

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Waze to Direct Israelis to Synagogues and Mikvehs

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Israeli company Waze, recently bought by Google for more than $1 billion, soon will be programmed to direct Israelis to the synagogue and mikveh [ritual bath] of their choice, according to the Ministry of Religious Services. The results of the mikveh search also will show uses what hours they are open and whom to […]

 

Quebec to Tighten Regulations on kosher, Halal Meat Production

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

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Quebec’s agricultural minister is looking to tighten regulations for kosher and halal meat production. “We want the slaughter to happen in the most complete conditions of hygiene and cleanliness,” Quebec Minister of Agriculture François Gendron said, in comments reported by Montreal radio station CJAD last week. The minister said he would announce a plan for […]

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Tzohar Rabbis Group Says New Law to Help Stop Assimilation

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

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The new law that the Knesset passed Monday night to allow couples to register for marriages wherever they want will help prevent civil marriages abroad and stop a wave of assimilation, according to the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization “Local rabbinates functioned as mini-monopolies, causing widespread resentment among both religious and secular couples,” the Tzohar group said. […]

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UTJ MK Moshe Gafni accused Jewish Home of pushing free marriage registration because they're not religious.
 

Revolution: Knesset Approves Marriage for Straight Couples

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

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Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.

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Newlywed couple Harel and Talya David under the Chupa in Karnei Shomron in Judea and Samaria.
 

Revolutionary Marriage Reform Law Spells End to Haredi Domination

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

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A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.

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Lack of ‘Kosher Cop’ in New York a Problem for Kosher Consumers

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

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The departure of the head of the Kosher Law Enforcement Division of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has created a vacuum in which many consumers have charged that there are many incidents of misrepresentations of kosher foods. KosherToday has learned that the Department is looking for a replacement for Rabbi Luzer […]

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Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Seif of Kohelet Yeshiva High School and the Tikvah Foundation, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Prof. R.J. Snell of the Templeton Honors College of Eastern University before Rabbi Sacks' lecture on Oct. 24, 2013
 

Former UK Chief Rabbi’s Future: ‘Working With Students’

Posted on: October 26th, 2013

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks told an audience at Eastern College on Thursday, Oct. 24, that he intends to dedicate the rest of his life working with students. He said he wants to support and encourage students to do great things for others.

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Jews from across Israel are gathering outside the Cave of the Patriarchs this Shabbat.
 

Thousands to Celebrate Shabbat Chayei Sarah in Hebron

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

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Tomorrow, together with literally tens of thousands here in Hebron and Kiryat Arba, we will read in the Torah how Abraham, almost 4,000 years ago, purchased the Caves of Machpela for us, his children.

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French Politicians, Clergymen Back Petition Defending Circumcision

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

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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 in Europe. Titled “No to a ban on circumcision,” the petition was published on Oct. 16 by CRIF, the umbrella organization representing France’s Jewish communities, following the Oct. 1 passage of […]

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Israeli Clock Change to Cut Time Difference with US – for One Week

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

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Israel goes back to Standard time, known as “winter” time, at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, leaving only a six-hour and nine-hour difference from the East and West coasts of the United States respectively. The usual seven and 10-hour gap will return the following weekend, when the United States also turns back its clocks. This is […]

 

5,200 to Attend Annual Chabad Gathering in New York

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

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Originally published at Chabad.org. Chabad Lubavitch emissaries will begin arriving in New York next week from all parts of the world for the Kinus Hashluchim—the annual get-together of emissaries, their parents, friends and supporters, and a record number are expected to attend this year. Organizers have spent more than six months planning for the Chabad […]

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Israel Displays Rare Biblical Manuscripts for First Time

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

More than 200 of the rarest and most important Biblical manuscripts and texts were on display Wednesday night in an historical “Book of Books” exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. Among the manuscripts are the original fragments from the Septuagint, the earliest New Testament Scriptures, exquisite illuminated manuscripts, rare texts from the Cairo Geniza […]

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OMB Director Jeffrey Zients
 

Obama Asking Jewish Guy to Fix Troubled Obamacare Website

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

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The multimillionaire Zients, ranked 25 on Fortune magazine's list of the 40 richest Americans under age 40, is able to fix anything.

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