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Scholar Jacob Neusner Dead at 84

Much of his work consisted of de-constructing the prevailing approach viewing Rabbinic Judaism as a single religious movement within which the various Rabbinic texts were produced.

Marzel, after Shootout: ‘Coexistence’ in Jerusalem a Delusion

Baruch Marzel, a Boston-born Orthodox Jew, said in Jerusalem there never was and never will be peaceful coexistence with the Arabs.

Colorado Springs Synagogue to Relocate for Yom Kippur After Rosh Hashanah Fire

While the congregation hastily made its way out of the building, Rabbi Liberow and a few of the congregants were able to get the Torah scrolls and prayer books out.

Agriculture Ministry Launching Campaign to Discourage Using Chickens for ‘Kapparot’ [video]

The guidelines are intended to prevent the spread of disease, as well as minimize animal suffering.

Man Attempts Attack on Rabbi Shteinman, shlita

A mentally ill man tried to attack Rabbi Shteinman in Bnei Brak after the Rosh Hashana holiday was over. Police arrested him.

Prince Charles Quietly Visits Grandmother’s Grave in Jerusalem

UK's Prince Charles of Wales paid respects to the grave of his grandmother in Jerusalem this weekend.

Newcomer Rabbinic Organization Launches Lower East Side Eruv Against Establishment View

The new group encourages its constituencies "to pursue guidance from its own rabbinic authorities and to continue the spirit of mutual respect and dignity that Jewish practice demands and engenders."

‘Anti-Semitism in Europe As Important As Climate Change’

European lawmakers gathered to discuss anti-Semitism and the future of Jews in Europe.

Temple Mount Closed to Jews On the Eve of Rosh Hashana, Due to Minor...

The Israel Police won't allow Jews to enter the Temple Mount on the eve of Rosh Hashana due to a conflict with a minor Islamic holiday.

US Jewish Leaders Briefed by Dept. of Homeland Security Ahead of High Holy Days

More than 100 Jewish institutions were briefed on security in a pre-holiday conference call by the US Dept. of Homeland Security and Jewish Federation.

‘Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven’ at the Met [video]

A kind of Jerusalem fever gripped much of the world from about 1000 to 1400. Across three continents, thousands made their way to the Holy City—from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions alike.

Lord Parry Mitchell Resigns ‘As A Jew and Zionist’ from Corbyn-led Labour Party

UK's Lord Parry Mitchell resigns his membership in Labour over re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader.

Liberman Allocates NIS 17M for IDF Jewish Identity & Conversion Course

The Defense Ministry allocated extra funding for 'Nativ' - Jewish identity education for IDF soldiers.

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport Braces for 30,000 Travelers to Uman

Tens of thousands of travelers are heading this week to Uman to pray at the grave site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

Prominent Jordanian Christian Writer Shot to Death Outside Courthouse for Sharing ‘Allah’ Cartoon on...

A Jordanian Christian anti-Islamist activist is shot dead before facing trial for sharing "offensive" cartoon on Facebook.

Yes We Have Sweet, Edible, Seedless Pomegranates, Just in Time for Rosh Hashanah

Zamiri and his sons have invented the Wine pomegranate which is seedless, fire-engine red and sweet beyond belief.

Stone-Throwing Terrorists Attack Rachel’s Tomb

Stone throwing attacks against Jews continue, this time taking place at Rachel's Tomb.

Israeli Postal Service Delivers Letters to God at the Wall Ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Hundreds of letters are mailed to Israel annually addressed to "God," "Jesus," "Our Dear Father in Heaven" and "the Western Wall."

Security Exercise at Western Wall Ahead of Tuesday’s National Defense Drill

In advance of the upcoming Jewish high holy days, Israel is preparing for the good and all else, by tightening security at night and by day.

‘BDS is the New Face of Terrorism’ Says Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told a conference in NY the BDS movement constitutes an existential threat to Israel.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan ‘Davens’ While on Whirlwind North America Interfaith Tour

London's first Muslim mayor is a smashing success on his interfaith tour in the US, including at two synagogues.

British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Converted to Islam Just in Time for Hajj

He joined an estimated 100 thousand Brits who have embraced the religion of Mohammad, including, possibly, the late Sir Winston Churchill.

Israeli Embassy in Dakar Gave Sheep to Needy for Eid al-Adha

Israel strengthens relations with the African nation of Senegal through respectful aid to its needy on holidays.

Yisrael Kristal to Celebrate Bar Mitzvah at 113

Yisrael Kristal celebrates his bar mitzvah this year, 100 years late but still in time to enjoy it! Mazel tov!

Cairo: All 29 Egyptian Pilgrims in Mecca Perished of ‘Natural Causes’

The health ministry launched an awareness campaign before the Hajj to alert Egyptians as to ways of preventing infectious diseases during pilgrimage.

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