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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, One of Today’s Giant Torah Sages, Dies at 93

World Jewry lost one its greatest Torah sages and political leaders Tuesday. Rabi Ovadia Yosef, known affectionately as Rav Ovadia, has passed away at the age of 93, but his memory will be a blessed memory for millions.

Netanyahu Speech a Gamble that Abbas Won’t Call Israel ‘Jewish’

Be careful what you wish for. Netanyahu again turns Abbas’ refusal to see Israel as a Jewish state a "red line.” If Abbas “doesn’t miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity,” fine. But what if Abbas calls his bluff?

Update: Rav Ovadia Faces Critical Surgery

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is scheduled to undergo critical and complicated surgery Monday morning, doctors at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital said Sunday night. Earlier in the...

Police Detain 14 Yeshiva Students for Anti-Arab Mischief

Their attorney is certain that all of them will go free because of the way police violated their civil rights as minors.

Messianic ‘Blood Moon’ Rising on Passover Seder Night

The prophecy in Joel, like most prophecies, is surreal, beautiful, and open to many interpretations.

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...

ADL Accepts Hobby Lobby Apology

The Anti-Defamation League accepted an apology from the retailer Hobby Lobby for an employee’s alleged comment that the store “doesn’t cater to you people.” Hobby...

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…”

Federations, Ruderman Foundation, Launch Initiative for Disabled

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and the Ruderman Family Foundation are launching The Ruderman Family Foundation Opportunity Initiative, which will place young...

Tunisian Jews Fearful following Attacks

Tunisian Jews believe they are in danger, the head of a Tunisian rights group said following attacks on the community. Yamina Thabet, head of the...

Another BDS Fail: More US Actors Visit Israel, Imbibe the Wine

e particularly struck that the wineries - which produce wonderful wine - are so close to the very active borders with very hostile neighbors.

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...

Golden Dawn Leader Jailed Ahead of Trial in Greece

A Greek court has ordered the head of the ultranationalist Golden Dawn party held in jail until his trial following six hours of testimony...

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.

Hobby Lobby Slammed for Absent Hanukkah Goods, Slur

The chain Hobby Lobby, following a blog report that it did not stock Hanukkah merchandise, said it was evaluating its inventory, and also looking...

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.

Rav Ovadia Conscious but Condition Still Serious

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef regained consciousness at Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem Wednesday but his condition remains very serious, doctors said. He woke up and...

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...

Huge Pro-Settlement Rally in Jerusalem Wednesday

Our people in Jewish Home and Likud kept campaigning that they had to be in the coalition to influence government. They're in now, and what influence do they have?

Hungary Vows to ‘Crack Down’ on Antisemitism

Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics vowed to "crack down" on antisemitism in his country through legal and political means during a conference on Jewish...

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