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Brandeis Center Warns of ‘Significant and Pervasive’ Religious Bullying in US Schools

Over half of Sikh children in the US said they were bullied in school, and over two-thirds, or 67% report being bullied if they were wearing a turban.

Iran Specialist Says Israel May Be Forced to Re-Conquer Lebanon

Dr. Eldad Pardo: Israel could be left with “no choice” but to recapture parts of Lebanon, should hostilities with Hezbollah reignite.

Gazans Barred from Entering Jerusalem This Ramadan

The decision was made following a “situational assessment,” the IDF said.

On Counsel’s Advice Women Invited to Apply for Knesset Rabbi’s Post

The new tender is expected to omit the requirement for an ordination, and will require instead a bachelor's degree and a kashrut supervisor's certificate.

Israeli Chief Rabbi, European Jewish Leaders Condemn Call to Remove Kippahs in Germany

Chief Rabbi Lau responded on Tuesday that the best way to battle anti-Semitism is to immigrate to Israel, but that all Jews in Germany and throughout the Diaspora must continue to wear the kippah and other Jewish symbols.

May 14 Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem to Include Mezuzah-Hanging Ceremony

The extraordinary gesture comes at the behest of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Channel 20 reports.

Jerusalem ‘Holy Fire’ Lands Safely in Moscow

The story behind the "Holy Fire" is a particularly interesting mix of the story of Hanukkah (oil running out) and the story of Elijah's confrontation with the Ba'al prophets (kings I 18:33-38).

Young Muslim Teen from Umm el-Fahm Achieves His Dream, Joins IDF

"I have really bonded with the other members of the battalion, and they’re my family now.”

Cairo Genizah Project Reveals 11th Century Passover Haggadah

The Cairo Genizah International Project of the Haifa, Oxford, Princeton and Pennsylvania universities presents one of the ancient haggadahs discovered so far, opening a window to Medieval Passover customs.

Warning: Cult Launches Countrywide Campaign

The missionary campaign is ongoing and is expected to continue through the end of the coming week.

Israel Begins to Clear the Qasr al Yahud Baptism Site of Deadly Remnants of...

Both private church compounds and open areas will be swept and cleaned, a process that should take about a year to complete.

Rwanda Bans Muezzin Loudspeakers

The government issued the new ban as part of its fight against noise pollution in Kigali.

Religious Soldiers Won’t Join Tank Commanders Course over Serving with Women

The soldiers were found to be suitable for the course and have been approached by their commanders to become tank commanders, but gave up the opportunity for fear of degrading their religious standards.

National Religious Rabbis Offer Alternative Kashrut Certifications, Compete with Chief Rabbinate

Tzohar founder Rabbi Feuerstein believes that rather than being a player in the kashrut market, the chief rabbinate should set the standards and regulate the industry, allowing in as many qualified groups as wish to participate.

Church Leaders Shut Holy Sepulcher in Protest of Bill Protecting Jewish Homeowners

The bill explains that there are thousands of families in Jerusalem who stand to lose their homes (and the borrowing power they represent) without government intervention.

Swastikas on Joshua’s Grave in Samaria on Moses’ Yahrzeit

IDF soldiers from the Ephraim Brigade under the command of Major Dado Ha'Cohen secured the service. Joshua Bin Nun came from the tribe of Ephraim.

100 European Jewish Boys & Girls Celebrate Bar, Bat Mitzvahs at Western Wall

The celebrants were accompanied by rabbis from their respective Jewish communities and a native speaker of their language was attached to each group.

Chabad of Reykjavik Newest ‘Frozen Chosen’ Addition

The Feldmans’ arrival in the northern island country will herald a new era for Iceland’s tiny Jewish community, entering a number of firsts in Iceland’s sparse Jewish history.

Work Begins on Egalitarian Plaza at Western Wall

Work is currently being carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority, which has been contracted to establish the foundation for the new plaza.

Erdogan, Pope Francis, Find ‘Common Ground’ on Jerusalem

They both can't stand the fact that Israel still insists Jerusalem is its capital, and now a US president is backing them up.
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King Abdullah II: Washington Does Not Understand Islam

King Abdullah was responding to repeated references by President Trump describing Islam and the United States as being at odds with each other. Trump said on the campaign trail that Muslims hate the US.

German Court Bans Muezzin Loudspeakers

No one should be coerced into any particular faith, the plaintiffs' attorney argued, suggesting the muezzin call is asserting an Islamic exclusive representation at the expense of other religions.

Jerusalem Municipality to Collect $200 Million from Church Properties

"Let the state will indemnify us and return the money earmarked for the development of the city, or we will collect it as required by law."

OU Draws Red Line Regarding Female Rabbis, Demands Member Synagogues’ Compliance

The OU has established parameters for a three-year period during which the umbrella body for American Orthodox congregations will work to bring its member synagogues who employ female clergy into compliance with OU standards, which stipulate that a woman cannot serve as a rabbi.

Chief Rabbi Orders an End to Special Prayers for Rain

The rains of the last few weeks have improved the seasonal rainfall, and the rabbinate has changed its directive and ordered the chazan to no longer say the special prayer for rainfall.

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