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Russia Charges Citizen Over Denying Existence of God

It wasn't so long ago the Soviet government would jail a citizen for insisting there IS a God...

Israeli Health Ministry Recommends Against Direct ‘Metzitzah B’Peh’

The purpose of the act is to renew the flow of blood in the traumatized organ after the circumcision, to prevent necrosis.

American Reform Rabbis Warn of Disconnect with Israel

American Reform rabbis do not think Israel has yet gone far enough with compromises for the Movement.

Memo to Trump: ADL Info on Hate Groups Coming All Candidates

Trump gave the ADL an excuse to launch a campaign to educate all presidential candidates on extremists and hate groups.

Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz, zt’l, Head of Ponevezh Yeshiva, Laid to Rest

Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz, zt'l, was a disciple of Rabbi Chaim of Brisk.

Pro-Israel Bona Fides at Issue in Lawsuit Between Jewish School and Parents

In a lawsuit between a Jewish school and parents, a shul weighs in to give its "pro-Israel" hecksher.

Rabbi Yehuda Glick Acquitted, Hoping to Go Back to Guiding Temple Mount Tours

Police joined hands with our worst enemies in an act that amounted to judicial terrorism.

Now, This Is News: Mir Yeshiva Starts Teaching in Hebrew

"Better to give up the Yiddish and let everyone understand the material, rather than maintain the tradition and lose the students' attention."

Sanders: Pope Francis Also a Socialist

“When [the pope] talks about wealth being used to serve people, not as an end in itself, I agree with that.”

Analysis: Reform Success Enabled by Ultra-Orthodox 4-Seat Loss

UTJ MK Israel Eichler turned their lemons into a kind of lemonade saying he wouldn't give the Reform the satisfaction by leaving government.

Rabbi Emanuel Holzer, z’l, NY Jewish Leader, Passes

Rabbi Emanuel Holzer was one of the first and most active in helping to grow the "kosher food industry" at the OU.

Dead Sea Scrolls Puzzle Pieces to Be Matched via Digitizing

The hands-on virtual workspace that will allow scholars around the world to work together simultaneously.

Analysis: Prosecutor Siding with Reform, Missionaries, Against Rightwing Author

Naturally, in a country without a constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech, the policeman is king.

Rabbis Release Directive for ‘Online Shaming’ of Get Refusers

There is a very fine legal line in Jewish tradition between lashon hara-defamation and public criticism.

2 Muslim Women Enter Miami Beach Synagogue, Ask Questions, Scare Everyone

According to a police incident report, the women asked their Jewish host, "Did you have services already?" and "when are you saying Yizkor?"

Only in Texas: Bar Mitzvah on Death Row

Providing spiritual sustenance to inmates, regardless of their crimes.

IDF Chief Rabbi Facing Rebuke, Danced with Wrong Halakhic Authority [video]

Secular Israelis just don't like it when religious Jews dance.

‘I Was Pope John Paul II’s Girlfriend’ Tonight on BBC

In 2008, Tymieniecka sold her archive of letters to the Polish National Library, which kept them from public view until the BBC was invited to take a peek.

Oldest Torah Scroll Proves Yemenite, Chabad Versions Right

One of the challenges of the comparative analysis of the scroll has been the tendency of later scribes to “correct“ the work of their predecessors.

The Perfect Holiday Gift: New Hebrew Translation of ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’

The Protocols is a plagiarized work composed by the Czarist secret police to divert public attention from the empire's economic woes to imagined outside enemies.

Ancestral Pictures Stopped One Intermarriage in Israel

"These were my grandfathers," the groom responded with pride, "they were important Rabbis."

Ultra-Orthodox Man Burns Reform Siddur at Western Wall

There's no doubt that the main purpose of the WOW is to create provocation.

‘Small Schools, Kindergartens Don’t Qualify for Gov’t Security Protection’

At what age and population mass is the protection of an Israeli child's life important?

Pegida Anti-Muslim Demonstrations Attract Thousands But Don’t Leave Big Impression

“Europe is now invaded by organized groups of people who want to dominate our continent."

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