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Jewish Home Leaders Attacked at R. Ovadia’s Funeral

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett wrote in his Facebook page that Rav Ovadia was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our nation.

Mezuzah a Victory Sign in Struggle for ‘Shdema’ in Gush Etzion

Five years ago, the IDF abandoned a base called Shdema near Bethlehem, part of “Area C” designated as Israeli-controlled, and tried to turn it over to Arabs. A group of women stopped the army.

Peres’ Eulogy: Rav Ovadia Was ‘My Teacher, My Rabbi, My Friend’

No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.

Updated: 850,000 Mourners at Rav Ovadia’s Funeral (+Video)

The gigantic contribution of Rav Ovadia to Israel cannot be measured, but one indication is the 850,000 people who attended his funeral and a huge number who did not come, knowing there was no room for many more.

Two Jews Win Nobel Prize in Medicine

Two more Jews, both from the United States, and a German non-Jew won the Nobel Prize in medicine in Monday, while two Israel contenders...

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.

Hillary Tells Huma to Choose between Her and Weiner

Hillary Clinton, an undeclared candidate for the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, has told Human Abedin to ditch Anthony Weiner if she wants...

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...

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