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Madison U. Student Council Issues Ice Cream Manifesto Fighting the Forces of Beef

We can't help but wonder if this might not represent yet another sign for the end of civilization as we used to know it.

A First: Court Orders Interior Ministry to Recognize Private Orthodox Conversion

In 2016, the High Court of Justice ruled that conversions in private Orthodox courts in Israel should be recognized. The Netanyahu government has been dragging its feet about complying with the ruling.

Police Arrest Jew who Blew Shofar on Temple Mount on Rosh Hashana

Puah managed to sneak his shofar into the Temple Mount compound and kept blowing it until he was arrested.

Jewish Healing Movement Pioneer Rachel Cowan Dead at 77

A convert to Judaism who, with her late husband, Paul, author of "An Orphan in History,'' helped many assimilated Jews to seek out their Jewish heritage.

Dutch MP Receives Death Threats, Cancels Muhammad Cartoon Competition

Wilders lived in Israel for two years in his youth and has visited the Jewish State 40 times in the last 25 years.

BBC to air Rabbi Sacks’ Morality Series, Also: Jeremy Corbyn Is an Anti-Semite

"When he implies that, however long they have lived here, Jews are not fully British, he is using the language of classic pre-war European anti-Semitism."

Who Is a Jew? Probably Not Julia Salazar

From pro-Israel Christian, Salazar became a bona fide anti-Zionist Jewish activist.

Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro Slays Sexually Abusive Priests

"While the grand jury named 301 predator priests, they actually got reports on more than 400," Shapiro said.

IDF Soldier Who Didn’t Know the Weekly Parsha Forced to Shave, Clean Latrines

After the soldier demanded to be tried in a military court, he was ostracized and expelled from the training, and now his job is to wash toilets at the base.

Disabled Accessibility Rules an Excuse to Expanding Mixed Prayer Kotel Plaza Without Permit

A representative of the city's legal adviser objected to the move, arguing that it could not be sneaked under the guise of accessibility.

Opposition Up in Arms as Katz Cancels Shabbat Work on Tel Aviv Bridge

Likud Culture Minister Miri Regev said, however, that Katz made the right decision.

Muslims Reach Near 18% of Israel’s Population

Some 33% of the Arab households in Israel have 6 or more members, compared to only 10% of Jewish households.

Muslims and Jews Find Peace in Auschwitz

Aiman ​​Mazyek, chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, advocates religious tolerance.

Bali Presents Unique Kosher Culinary Challenge, Says Chef Sara Black

"I love cooking. It's creative, artistic; I love surprising myself with new capabilities. I love feeding people."

Quietly, Netanyahu Approves Renovations of Kotel Mixed Prayer Plaza

All we need now are actual Reform and Conservative Jews to show up once the plaza is renovated.

Arabs Attack Jews Entering to Pray at Joseph’s Tomb

The worshipers came under a hail of rocks as they entered the tomb, as did the IDF soldiers who were escorting them.

Daughter of Shas Party Founder Rav Ovadia Establishes New Party

The party list features names from a variety of sides inside Israeli society.

Trading Places

Chief Sephardi Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef will be trading places with Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau on Sunday.

Friday’s ‘Blood Moon’ to Feature Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century

From a traditional Jewish point of view, we have no way of deciding with certainty that the messianic era will or will not be ushered in by a blood moon eclipse.

The Grieving Habits of Israeli Jews

Four percent of Israeli Jews (almost two hundred and fifty thousand) say they visit the Western Wall on Tisha B'Av.

New Musical to Explore Spanish Jewish Family’s Struggle to Survive

“HIDDEN – The Secret Jews of Spain,” tells the story of the Aguilar family, who live outwardly as Christians and secretly as Jews after the Inquisition.

Hidden Silver Cross Attests to Religious Tolerance of 7th Century Caliphate

Historical evidence suggests that at least at the beginning of Muslim rule, the new regime treated the local Christian population with great tolerance.

Turkish Police Arrest Pro-Israel Muslim Leader Adnan Oktar

According to Anadolu, Oktar has been placed on a wanted list issued by Combating Financial Crimes department of the provincial police.

Martin Luther’s Letter Calling Jews ‘Devils Incarnate Who Curse our Lord’ on Auction for...

Less than two years later, in a letter dated March 9, 1545, Luther would write to Elector Joachim II directly, warning him against the "tricks' of the Jews.

IDF’s Commando Rabbi Wasn’t Joking about Rebuilding the Temple

Captain Rabbi Avrumi Levin: In case the Temple is rebuilt, consider this [Tisha B'Av] document null and void.

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