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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is It Time to Stop Fasting on the 17th of Tamuz?

It appears that in order to revoke an ancient law such as the fast of Tamuz 17, there really has to be a major consensus among all of us that the time of joy and gladness is here again.

Chief Rabbinate Approves Severing Kashrut Supervisors’ Reliance on Businesses They Monitor

The Rabbinical Council concluded its statement with a last-ditch effort to eliminate much of its decision, insisting that it "views the operation of the kashrut system by the religious councils as the correct alternative."

Ramadan Scorecard: Muslim Terrorists Kill Hundreds During Holiest Month in Islam

Included in the statistical report was violence by the Taliban, who carried out more attacks than any other terror group during the Islamic holy month.

Egypt Warily Observing Muslim Brotherhood Exploits in Jordan

“True, the Brotherhood is politically over in Egypt but there is belief that the group is still present and waiting for a suitable moment to come back to the political stage.”

Danish parliament to Debate Ban on Infant Male Circumcision

Intact Denmark – Association Against Circumcision of Children, began its petition drive on January 1, calling for a ban on circumcising males under the age of consent, 18.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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