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Archaeologists Restore Second Temple Courtyard Flooring with Help from Mathematician

Frankie Snyder said he succeeded in restoring the ornate tile patterns “using geometric principles, and through similarities found in tile design used by Herod at other sites.”

NYC Lawmakers, Educators and Advocates Calls for Halal, Kosher Public School Lunch Options

Advocates, lawmakers and educators are banding together to call for Halal and Kosher lunch options for students in New York City public schools.

A Pillar of Torah Lost as Haifa Chief Rabbi Sha’ar Yashuv Cohen Passes Away...

A bastion of Judaism and Torah has been lost with the passing of longtime Haifa Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Yosef Sha'ar Yashuv Cohen, z'l, age 89.

Hamas PM Haniyeh Leaves Gaza on Hajj, With Trips to Qatar, Turkey

Gaza-based Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh is traveling to Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage -- and then to Doha and Ankara.

Former Shas MK: Solve Train Problem the Jewish Way – Use Goyim

Amsalem suggested that the clash over the railroad works over the past two Shabbat days was mostly about politics.

Israeli President Sends Condolences on Passing of Uzbeki President

Uzbekistani President Islam Karimov had led his nation since it declared independence 25 years ago; now there is a power vacuum and many citizens say they feel a double loss.

Jewish Agency Program Connects Israeli and Diaspora Schools

The Global School Twinning Network was awarded the Jerusalem Unity Prize for its work in promoting unity between worldwide Jewish communities and Israeli society.

Jewish Man Arrested for Saying Shema on Temple Mount

The young man could have been a Hasid, in which case he may have considered his uttering of the Shema to be part of his morning prayer.

If You See Muslims Celebrating this 9/11, It’s to Commemorate Abraham’s Sacrifice of… Ishmael

This year, Jews will mourn both the losses of 9/11 and the bastardizing of our sacred tradition by semi-literate nomads with no respect for the truth.

Egypt Opens Rafah-Gaza Crossing for Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca

Egypt has opened its sole crossing with Gaza to allow Muslims to travel to Mecca for the Hajj.

Reports: Police Using Systematic Harassment of Jews Outside Temple Mount

Jerusalem Police are so fearful of Arab rioting that they have begun to target Jews who are merely engaging in action that might potentially anger the Arabs — regardless of the fact that the action is absolutely legal.

Catholic Bishop Calls Destruction of 17 Belfast Jewish Graves ‘Shameful’

Inspector Norman Haslett of the PSNI said the attack was “a particularly sickening incident, which we are treating as a hate crime.”

205 Experts Polled: Hamas, PLO Likely to Split October Municipal Elections

Less than a majority of respondents believe that the scheduled local elections are important; the rest believe that they are somewhat important or not important. Only 47% are confident the elections will be held as scheduled.

Wikileaks: George Soros Paid $650,000 to Influence Pope Francis’ Closest Friend

A report on the effort says successful achievements included “buy-in of individual bishops to more publicly voice support of economic and racial justice messages."

Coming Home: Jewish Secondary Schools Opening in Düsseldorf, Munich

On May 19, 1943, Germany was declared Judenrein (clean of Jews), with no Jewish high schools. Now we're back to three, and counting.

PA Arab, Saudi, Invent Smart Parasol for Mecca Pilgrimage

These smart parasols will help pilgrims not get lost, and any family participating in the pilgrimage will be able to trace all of its members by networking their parasols.

Supreme Court Denies Appeal to Halt Rabbi Mark’s Killer’s House Demolition

The appeal was submitted by The wife of Mohammad Majid Amaira, 38, from Dura, a member of the Palestinian security forces.

Analysis: Leftwing Orthodox Rabbis Attack Trump, Cite the Yerushalmi

Frankly, even if one does not support Trump's xenophobic attacks on "Rapist Mexicans" and "the Muslims," a group of 45 learned rabbis could have come up with a more convincing, perhaps intellectually challenging argument.

What Bracha to Make on the Olympic Games? There’s an Answer!

Seeing a beautiful or exceptionally gifted person arouses awe and admiration, explains Rabbi Melamed, but they also might arouse envy.

France Shuts Down Mosques, Bans Foreign Funders

France has shut down at least 20 mosques and now has banned foreign funding of the Islamic houses of worship as well.

St. Louis Churches Reject Black Lives Matter’s Anti-Israel Message

Yes, dear reader, there's an alliance between African Americans and Jews, there's a friendship and an affinity — they just don't exist on the extreme left of American politics. They probably never did.

R. Yisrael Meir Lau Advised PM Begin to Separate Tisha B’Av from Holocaust Remembrance...

'Let each stand as a unique holiday and let Tisha B'Av stand as the national day of mourning.'

Thousands March 9 B’Av Night in Support of Israeli Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

The state of mind of "I can't do it" is the cause of defeat. That's the root of the destruction, said march organizer Yehudit Katsover.

Arabs Calling for Tisha B’Av Confrontations on Temple Mount

Of course, no Jew has even mentioned Al Aqsa mosque, because Jews, especially religious Jews, prefer to attend their services in a synagogue, thank you very much.

Chabad-Lubavitch Yeshiva Boys to Finish Rabbinic Studies Before Military Service

Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva students will be able to finish their rabbinic studies before military service under a new agreement.

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