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.
Gaza-based Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh is traveling to Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage -- and then to Doha and Ankara.
Amsalem suggested that the clash over the railroad works over the past two Shabbat days was mostly about politics.
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.
The Global School Twinning Network was awarded the Jerusalem Unity Prize for its work in promoting unity between worldwide Jewish communities and Israeli society.
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.
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 has opened its sole crossing with Gaza to allow Muslims to travel to Mecca for the Hajj.
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.
Inspector Norman Haslett of the PSNI said the attack was “a particularly sickening incident, which we are treating as a hate crime.”
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.
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."
On May 19, 1943, Germany was declared Judenrein (clean of Jews), with no Jewish high schools. Now we're back to three, and counting.
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.
The appeal was submitted by The wife of Mohammad Majid Amaira, 38, from Dura, a member of the Palestinian security forces.
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.
Seeing a beautiful or exceptionally gifted person arouses awe and admiration, explains Rabbi Melamed, but they also might arouse envy.
France has shut down at least 20 mosques and now has banned foreign funding of the Islamic houses of worship as well.
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.
'Let each stand as a unique holiday and let Tisha B'Av stand as the national day of mourning.'
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.
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 students will be able to finish their rabbinic studies before military service under a new agreement.
A major source of strength to women in the yeshivishe Jewish world has moved on to the World to Come.
The curriculum at Nezer HaKodesh will include courses on the Temple service, theory and practice and the role and application of modern technology in the Third Temple.