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Labor MK: Chief Rabbinate’s Kashrut Monopoly Will End in my Lifetime

MK Uri Maklev (United Torah Judaism) addressed the demand for competition in the kashrut certification market and said that, by the same token, we can ask for competition in the issuing of health and fire certifications for hotels.

Skverer Rebbe of New Square Set to Visit Israel

The Skverer Rebbe of New Square is expected to arrive in the Holy Land for a visit at the start of next week.

Netanyahu: ‘We Will Hold On To The Cave of the Patriarchs For Eternity’

PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns Arabs that Israel and Jews will remain in the Cave of the Patriarchs forever.

12-Year Record: More than 30,000 Jewish Immigrants Arrived in Israel in 2015

An all-time record for Aliyah from France with the arrival of 7,900 immigrants, the largest group for the second year running.

Prosecutor Statement Against 2 Duma Suspects Expected Wednesday

Attorneys for the suspects Itamar Ben-Gvir and the Honenu legal aid society, plan to make the means by which the confessions were gotten the topic of the trial.

Court Quotes Isaiah: Jew Can Hold Out His Hands on Temple Mount

Police threw Yehudah Etzion off the Temple Mount for "praying" because he held out his hands.

NGO Watchdog Offers Guidelines for Foreign Government NGO Funding

NGO Monitor’s proposed guidelines come on the heel of Knesset legislation being bandied about currently, most notably by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi), attempting to increasing the transparency of NGOs.

Miracle: Kashrut Supervisor Continues to Monitor Goods from Higher Realm

in their statement, the rabbinate promised to maintain the high quality of their supervision, despite the transfer of authority from the heavens down to earth.

UPDATE: Court Releasing Duma Suspect Who Claimed Brutal Interrogation

In what appears like a page from a dirty trick play book, Police were asking to extend the young man's detention by a few more days to prepare the indictment for a brawl he had as a teen.

Duma Detainees’ Families Demand Torture Investigation

The families' names are concealed under a court gag order, and so they are not afforded the right to publicly protest their predicament.

Orthodox US Rabbis Condemn Wedding ‘Hate Dance’

The Rabbinical Council of America said "glorifying violence is against the Torah's ways of pleasantness,"

Special Needs Employee Outlet Boycotting Turkish Fruit in Tu B’Shvat Gift Packages

According to studio director Nadav Attia, Israeli institutions and workers' committees are angry at Turkey for its anti-Israel shenanigans over the past five years.

Deputy AG Meets Duma Arson Murder Detainees over Torture Charges

Two trial by media campaigns will be competing for our attention starting later this week, one, the government's, the other, run by the defense. Get out your handkerchiefs.

Research Links Being Religious with a Happy Life – but only for Jews

The Taub Center noted a link between being religious and being satisfied with aspects of living, but that it does not necessarily apply to non-Jews. Hareidim live longer

Washington State Synagogue Statue Defaced with Swastika

"A swastika is not mere vandalism — it is a symbol of hatred," said the synagogue rabbi. In Brooklyn, a man punched a college student in the face because he is white and Jewish.

Get Out your Knives: MK Smotrich Bill Lets Jews Pray on Temple Mount

Things will not continue to be as they are now, based on the whim of a police officer who decides that Jews shouldn't pray.

Exasperated Missionary Insulted by Ungrateful Jews

It was a rare opportunity to peek into the mind of this missionary who honestly looks at the Jews as raw potential for conversions, and nothing but.

Missionaries Donate Security Equipment Alongside Bibles with Messianic Citations

They were furious, left without taking any of the gifts, and reported the incident immediately to Yad L’Achim.

Bennett Worried about Jews – the Ones in the Diaspora

The Minister of Education told Jewish legislators from around the world and visiting in Jerusalem that assimilation "keeps me up at night."

16th-Century Talmud Sells for $9.3 Million at Sotheby’s

Daniel Bomberg is responsible for the first complete edition of the Babylonian Talmud (1519-1523).

Thousands Protest IDF Draft in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim Neighborhood

Thousands of hareidi-religious Jewish men protested against the IDF draft in the Mea Shearim section of Jerusalem.

UCLA Condemns Anti-Semitic Facebook Post in Environment Rife with More of the Same

A female Jewish student at UC San Diego was followed and harassed by a male Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) student who yelled 'racist Zionist cow' at her.

AJC Delegates Debate Risks of Political Islam with Persian Gulf Nations

Bahrain's 37 Jews constitute one of the world's smallest Jewish communities, with one synagogue and a small cemetery.

Ayelet Shaked: No Detainee Suicide Attempt

"It's important that the public be aware that the three detainees have seen a lawyer, and their medical state is fine. I was told that they are checked regularly by a doctor."

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