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9 Israeli Bnei Menashe Couples Marry in Group Ceremony

The group hails from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, on the border with Burma, which is home to the largest concentration of Bnei Menashe in India.

Foreign Ministry Asks Diaspora Jews for Help on UN’s Jerusalem Vote

But some Diaspora Jewish groups, particularly in North America, say ... they have no intention of lobbying on behalf of the Netanyahu government.

European Jewish Congress ‘Gravely Concerned’ Austrian Govt Includes Far-Right Freedom Party

“The FPÖ has a long history of anti-Semitism and xenophobia and we are concerned about the fact that they will control government ministries in the new Austrian Government.”

‘It Happened Only a Few Meters From Where I Stand,’ US Ambassador to Israel...

"I am very excited to stand here in this sacred place to light the second Hanukkah candle in the holy city of Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel."

Vice President Mike Pence Offers Hanukkah Blessing Before Arrival in Israel

The vice president noted in his Hanukkah message that the holiday commemorates “the fight for freedom that began some 22 centuries ago in the land of Israel.”

Fearing Lawsuit, NJ Town Voting to Permit Eruv, Orthodox Jews

The Agudah lawsuit claims that the purpose of each of Jackson's ordinances in the case was "to target the Orthodox Jewish community."

Jerusalem Church of the Sepulcher to Refuse Pence’s Entry

"This is an expression of my condemnation of President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," the official wrote.

Youth Who Burned Down Auxiliary Building of Kinneret Church Sentenced on Eve of Hanukkah

It is fitting, perhaps, that the fire connected with the arson of a church in Israel is belabored just ahead of the national Jewish celebration of the Maccabim rebellion against the Syrian occupiers and their Helenized Jewish collaborators.

Sotheby’s to Auction 14th Century Magnificent Illuminated Hebrew Bible

A manuscript project of this scope and quality represents the collective efforts of a consortium of craftsmen, artists, and scribes for a whole year.

Scrooge Shuts the Lights in Bethlehem Over US Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of...

"The Christmas tree was switched off on the order of the mayor today in protest at Trump's decision," said a Bethlehem municipal spokesperson.

Pope Calls for ‘Status Quo’ of Jerusalem to be ‘Respected’

"I cannot keep quiet about my deep worry about the situation that has been created in the last few days."

Arab League Convening Emergency Session over Trump’s Planned Recognition of Jerusalem

The PA and Hamas warned Trump that relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem would lead to the "complete destruction of the peace process."
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New Israel Fund Orchestrates Conservative Movement’s Shame Campaign Against Netanyahu

Close to 300 clerics from Jewish communities around the world, organized by the New Israel Fund, sent a letter to Netanyahu letting him know of their “outrage at the treatment of non-Orthodox Jews.”

Birthright Drops Reform Program, Claims Kids Prefer Orthodox Tours

Birthright brought 48,000 Jewish kids ages 18 to 26 to Israel in 2017, but not through the Reform movement, apparently.

Dozens Arrested in Jerusalem Anti-IDF Demonstrations

The Yerushalmi Faction opposes any cooperation whatsoever with the IDF, even to obtain needed deferrals from the draft for the many eligible yeshiva students who qualify in Israel.

Nahal Haredi Paratroopers Prepare for First Landing

Rabbis say haredi paratroopers integrate grueling training sessions with uncompromising adherence to a haredi lifestyle.

Diverse Hebrew Language Public School Students from US Thrilled with First Israel Visit

'From going to the bullet factory to seeing religious sites it has been truly amazing and I am so grateful.'

Haredi Couple Married on Shabbat Due to ‘Urgent Circumstances’

The Sheva Brachot meal could not be held as planned on Shabbat morning because the existence of a bride and a groom was in doubt.

Nearly 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries Gather in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for Intl Kinus Hashluchim

The sole U.S. state in existence without a permanent Chabad presence -- South Dakota -- now has one.
Adina Bar Shalom with her father, Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef zt’l’s Daughter Invited to Join Yesh Atid

Adina Bar Shalom's father was the Spiritual Leader of the Sephardic religious Shas Party.

Minister Kara Invites Saudi Mufti to Visit Israel

The mufti said fighting against Israel was inappropriate and that Hamas was a "terror organization."

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Turning to Halacha in Absence of Clear Laws

The notion presented by the authors of the bill that Jewish halacha is a well-defined body of law, a streamlined set of answers to judicial questions, if you will, is absurd.

President Rivlin to GA: Wall of Tears and Joy Now Symbol of Division, Disagreement

“The State of Israel was, and will always be, the home of every Jew: Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, secular, traditional, Ashkenazi, Sephardi. Jews. We are all one people, and Israel is dear to all of us.”

Actor Will Smith Slips in Quietly to Visit Western Wall, Jerusalem

Actor Will Smith told reporters the Western Wall is "very spiritual, very powerful" and he feels "honored to be here."

Knesset Debates Complaints that Restaurants Employing Olim Lose Kosher Certification

'According to the Halacha, only the person who cooks the food must be Jewish; the other workers do not have to be Jewish.'

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