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Demonstrators Block Shabbat Mass Conversion Baptism in Rishon L’tzion

"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

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’

"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

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

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

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.

In Spirit of Shavuot, Two Tons of Dairy Donated to Needy in Israel

“We are extraordinarily pleased with this generous donation of dairy in honor of Shavuot," said Shai Davaroff, vice president of logistics at Leket Israel.

Analysis: Can Ha’aretz Be More Racist than Donald Trump? You Betcha

It appears Ha'aretz is willing to see Israeli high court justices' lives be put in jeopardy just to advance the paper's political ends. So much for tolerance and liberalism.

Masbia To Reopen Facility In Boro Park with Crowdfunding Campaign

New facility to feed the needy to be open 7 days a week and will include traditional Sabbath and holiday meals.

How to Match Wine and Cheeses Like a Pro

Impress those around your Shavuos table with your knowledge of which wine to serve with which cheese.

Thousands of Auschwitz Victims’ Personal Items to Go on Display

More than 16 thousand personal items belonging to the victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau have now been delivered to the Auschwitz Memorial.

‘Woman in Gold’ Helen Mirren Testifies for Holocaust Art Restitution Bill

The legislation is sponsored by Republican senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas and Democratic senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

Global Premiere of ‘Hating Israel’ in Jerusalem Cinematheque [video]

The documentary offers a news-driven, satirical approach to focus on the global impact of the BDS Movement.

8 Women Receive Orthodox Ordination in Largely Political Endeavor

"I very quickly abandoned the ambition to achieve only rabbinic expertise, and moved on to the more important initiative of promoting you as creative scholars, with integrity, sensitivity and courage."

Tomb of the Patriarch Closed to Jews on the Following Dates

Due to Ramadan, Jewish access to the Tob of the Patriarchs will be restricted.

Jewish Program Launches Opioid Overdose Prevention Project

NCFJE's Operation Survival program is again shaking up the Jewish world with a new opioid overdose prevention project.

Police Arrest Women of the Wall Director for Torah Scroll Violation and Catch 22

The WOW email accuses Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the state-appointed administrator of the Kotel, of creating a "Catch 22" for women

Haredi Party Spearheading Effort to Protect Israeli Religious Charities from US Tax Authorities

Using the US' enormous economic clout, FATCA bullies the world's financial institutions into reporting on their American clients to Uncle Sam.

As US Anthropologists Reject BDS Resolution, Israeli Economy Thriving Despite Boycotts

The business community rejects the fabricated accusations against Israel perpetrated by the BDS activists.

Rare Cache of Silver Coins From Hasmonean Period Found in Modi’in

More proof that Jews lived in the Land of Israel for thousands of years, fighting the Romans with heart and soul.

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