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.
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."
Police announced the provocateurs were "violating the public order" and removed those who became inordinately disruptive, yelling inappropriately.
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.
“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.”
Arab media reported that Israeli police officers intervened to prevent a confrontation between Rajoub and the Murabiton.
"Ramadan is the month of forgiveness, the month of mercy," the narrator is told by those he interviews. "During Ramadan the environment is very nice here in Gaza."
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.
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.
Dr. Eldad Pardo: Israel could be left with “no choice” but to recapture parts of Lebanon, should hostilities with Hezbollah reignite.
The decision was made following a “situational assessment,” the IDF said.
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.
Chief Rabbi Lau responded on Tuesday that the best way to battle anti-Semitism is to immigrate to Israel, but that all Jews in Germany and throughout the Diaspora must continue to wear the kippah and other Jewish symbols.
The extraordinary gesture comes at the behest of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Channel 20 reports.
The story behind the "Holy Fire" is a particularly interesting mix of the story of Hanukkah (oil running out) and the story of Elijah's confrontation with the Ba'al prophets (kings I 18:33-38).
"I have really bonded with the other members of the battalion, and they’re my family now.”
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.
The missionary campaign is ongoing and is expected to continue through the end of the coming week.
Both private church compounds and open areas will be swept and cleaned, a process that should take about a year to complete.
The government issued the new ban as part of its fight against noise pollution in Kigali.
The soldiers were found to be suitable for the course and have been approached by their commanders to become tank commanders, but gave up the opportunity for fear of degrading their religious standards.
Tzohar founder Rabbi Feuerstein believes that rather than being a player in the kashrut market, the chief rabbinate should set the standards and regulate the industry, allowing in as many qualified groups as wish to participate.
The bill explains that there are thousands of families in Jerusalem who stand to lose their homes (and the borrowing power they represent) without government intervention.
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.
The celebrants were accompanied by rabbis from their respective Jewish communities and a native speaker of their language was attached to each group.