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Govt. Minister Pledges No More Settlement Evacuations

The law commemorating the destruction of Jewish life in Gaza by Israel's government yields heartfelt responses from Israeli official and schools on Gush Katif day.

Supreme Court Decision Causes Collapse of High Rabbinic Court

The law of unintended consequences hits Jews waiting for the Rabbinate's decisions, following what was considered an egalitarian ruling of the Supreme Court.

Obsession With Tuition Hurts Jewish Education

There is constant talk of a tuition crisis, of the growing number of yeshiva and day school parents – and potential parents – who say that full tuition or anything close to it is beyond their financial reach.

Secret Posthumous Mormon Baptism of Holocaust Victims, Jewish Leaders

The secret posthumous baptism of key Jewish figures by the Mormon church has caused outrage in the Jewish community and led to an apology by Mormon leaders.

Tel Aviv Mayor May Downgrade Definition of Jewish State While Simpler Solutions Exist

Citing the hardships of poor residents who can't afford cars for their Shabbat outings, Mayor Huldai ignores a wonderful new service he himself created recently for his city.

Leading American Zionist Organization Denounces Israeli Policy on Temple Mount

ZOA Director Jeff Daube: "Our co-religionists want to practice a simple act of faith at the ultimate Jewish holy site, they just want to pray quietly and respectfully, and we must advocate for them. For if not here, then where?”

Tombs of Patriarchs, Rachel, Rejected for Heritage Funding

The absence of the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and the Tomb of Rachel in Bethlehem from a list of sites to receive funding as part of Israel’s National Heritage program has raised the ire of MKs in support of Jewish rights in Judea and Samaria.

Give ‘Em Heck, Prof. Dershowitz!

It's been a while since we've read this kind of foaming-at-the-mouth attack on Prof. Alan Dershowitz. He must be doing something right.

“Milkman” Rabbi Predicts US Attack on Iran

The Givataim-based mystic, known for his accurate political and economic predictions, says Israel will not participate in the attack.

Clashes Expected between Marching Neo-Nazis and Protesters in Dresden Tomorrow

German police last year forcibly removed protesters who tried to block a neo-Nazi march on February 13.

Recruits Must Renounce Dual Citizenship to Join Elite IDF Troops

Israel's submarine fleet joined a number of elite combat units requiring their new recruits to give up ties to their former homelands to qualify for security clearance.

Oprah Winfrey Impressed by Religious Jews

After a day with Lubavitch Hasidim, Oprah Winfrey says Jewish Life offers a wealth of lessons for the world.

France Will Not Extradite Israeli Woman’s Hit and Run Killers

President Sarkozy told an assembly of Jewish dignitaries that Israel and the victim's family must seek justice for the killers in French court.

Claims Conference Chairman Julius Berman Sees New Era In Holocaust Restitution

“We feel that this is a critical moment in the history of property restitution,” Julius Berman, chairman of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, told The Jewish Press last week, after returning from a weeklong trip to Europe.

Round-The-Clock Prayers For Rav Elyashiv

JERUSALEM – Thousands gathered at Shaare Tzedek Medical Center, the Kotel and yeshivot across Israel Tuesday praying for Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv – Yosef Shalom ben Chaya Mousha – the 101-year-old leading contemporary authority on Jewish law who was in a medically induced coma after suffering kidney and lung failure.

Israeli Innovation: Blood Test to Detect Multiple Cancer Types

A new method in development at Soroka Medical Center and Ben Gurion University will offer early detection using infrared light. Preliminary tests show 90% rate of success.

New Moderate Rabbis’ Forum an Answer to Religious Extremism

A group of more than 100 moderate Orthodox rabbis assembled to announce the formation of Beit Hillel, a forum intended to provide a response to the extremist trend within religious Zionism.

India to Expel Lubavitchers for Espionage – or Maybe Just a Farbrengen

Two Israeli Lubavitchers are about to be deported from southern India for what intelligence forces describe as suspicious behavior, but may only be harmless spiritual get-togethers into the night.

Israeli Rabbinate Warns against Tu B’Shvat Figs

The Kashrut Dept. of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate published a warning on the eve of Tu B’Shvat, cautioning against eating some of the holiday’s traditional fruits. Figs are at the top of the list, because of concern regarding insects and worms which "hide inside the fruit’s flesh and are difficult to detect."

Warning: Iran Targets Jewish and Israeli Establishments in US

News of an increased threat on Jewish and Israeli targets across North America comes at the same time as predictions of an imminent and detailed Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities arise.

Survey: Big Upswing in Religiosity in Israel

A newly-released study shows that while Israel continues to achieve major secular advances in fields such as science and technology, agriculture and economy, the populace is more religious now than ever before.

Teen Synagogue Firebomber Charged With Another Attempt

The teen loner awaiting trial for the firebombings of two northern New Jersey synagogues has been charged with an additional arson attempt at the Jewish Community Center of Paramus.

Israel-American Knesset Caucus Established

Recent poll found that almost 90% of Israeli Jews believe that the American Jewish community is crucial to Israel's security and continued existence.

Holocaust Museum Rebuffs FDR Backers

Defenders of President Franklin Roosevelt's response to the Holocaust were dealt a blow last week when a study by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum rejected a claim they have made regarding the U.S. failure to bomb Auschwitz.

Arrest Made in North Jersey Synagogue Attacks

A 19 year-old from Lodi, New Jersey has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for anti-Semitic firebombings of 2 Bergen County synagogues.

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