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Chabad Rabbi Wins Second in Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Competition

17 Sivan 5776 – June 22, 2016
Chabad Rabbi Hanoch Hecht came in second, competing on the popular 'Chopped' cable TV foodie show.

Hundreds of Jewish Leaders in First-Ever Jewish Agency Board of Governors Meetings in Paris

Sharansky: “This is the single greatest expression of the Jewish people’s solidarity with French Jewry.”

Chief Rabbinate: Good Bye, Mikvah Lady

Orthodox authorities are concerned not only about the proper execution of the halakhic dipping, but also about the push to permit unmarried women to dip, which the rabbis view as an invitation to lechery.

Reform Insulted by Haredi Walkout in Knesset Committee

Kariv called the MKs' behavior vulgar and said it undermines the principles of the legislative process, as well as the public and ethical obligations of MKs.

Rightwing NGO Proves the Left Has No Sense of Humor, Introspection [video]

So now it's been established, the goose really hates it when the gander is doing goosey things, and sees nothing funny about it.

Republican Jews Post Killer Anti-Hillary Ads [video]

16 Sivan 5776 – June 21, 2016
All three ads conclude with unflattering portrait of Hillary Clinton and the slogan, “Sadly this isn't the old Democratic Party. It’s today’s Democratic Party.”

Russian-Jewish ‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Dies in Bizarre Accident

Rising Russian-Jewish actor Anton Yelchin, 27, has died in a freak accident at his home in Los Angeles.

The man Who Gave Everything: Report Exposes Herzog’s Plan to End Israel As We...

14 Sivan 5776 – June 19, 2016
The refugees were going to be taken care of based on UN resolution 194, with some being allowed back into Israel and the rest receiving financial compensation for the lands they left behind.

‘Venice, Jews and Europe 1516-2016’ Opens in Venice

The first ghetto's area was defined by two gates which were opened in the morning to the sound of the bell in St. Mark’s belfry, and closed at midnight by four Christian keepers, paid by the Jews.

Demonstrators Block Shabbat Mass Conversion Baptism in Rishon L’tzion

13 Sivan 5776 – June 18, 2016
"We met six women, two of them Holocaust survivors, who had been brought there by their gentile caretakers, and convinced them not to go inside."

German Jews Irate at Sale of Göring’s Silk Underpants

11 Sivan 5776 – June 17, 2016
German law prohibits the open display of Nazi memorabilia, but not their purchase or ownership by folks who just wonder what it would be like to own the Reichsminister of Aviation's silk shorts.

Bereaved Mother at Knesset NGO Law Debate: ‘Foreign Countries Are Funding Terror’

11 Sivan 5776 – June 16, 2016
"The terrorist is still alive, and his family will get generous a support, and I am left with the 'privilege' of being a bereaved mother."

Legal Advisor Permits Reform’s Mixed Prayer Protest at the Kotel

The mixed service is now a retaliation against Jerusalem Chief Rabbi's division of the designated mixed-prayer area.

New York’s Oldest Congregation to Appeal Ruling on Newport Synagogue $7.4 Million Grab

10 Sivan 5776 – June 15, 2016
The Newport congregation testified they had to sell the ornaments because their numbers were starting to dwindle and they could no longer afford to pay a rabbi.

Analysis: Jerusalem Chief Rabbi’s ‘Protest Prayer’ May Be Just What Reform Campaign Needed

The Bennett solution resolves the conflict in a peaceful way, which is not something the Reform and Conservative movements want.

Despite Pressure, Ethics Committee Votes to Keep MKs Off Temple Mount

9 Sivan 5776 – June 14, 2016
The Ethics Committee said it discussed the matter again on Tuesday following pleas by committee member MK Yousef Jabareen (Joint Arab List) and Jewish MKs.

Young Kohanim Reenact Shavuot Offering with Eyes on Temple Mount

Like all offerings made in the Holy Temple, the first fruit offering is accompanied by the blasting of silver trumpets by the Levites.

Pushkin Museum Exhibition Celebrating Leon Bakst’s 150th Birthday

Bakst preferred to live in western Europe because, as a Jew, he did not have the right to live permanently outside the Pale of Settlement. One of his students was Marc Chagall.

Likely Compromise Found in Coalition Rift over Reform, Conservative Mikvahs

7 Sivan 5776 – June 13, 2016
Last week, a Knesset committee debated a bill proposed by two ultra-Orthodox coalition partners determining that use of public mikvahs will be conducted strictly according to halakha.

Woman, Child Attacked in French Hill

A Jewish woman and child were attacked by an Arab male in Jerusalem on Shavuot.

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