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Netanyahu Picks Former Justice Minister to Lead New Conversions Bill Deliberations

Nissim's appointment is part of the Netanyahu government's fulfillment of its commitment to the High Court of Justice to promote a more "egalitarian" conversions law which would enjoy broad support from Israelis.

Natan Scharansky, Yad Vashem Speak Out on Anti-Semitism in Charlottesville, VA

"These is no place for such hate speech or violence in any democratic society."

Arab Family Sues Israel to Remove Jewish Families in Hebron from Beit Machpela

The property was inherited by several family members, and there allegedly is a question about the authorization of the person who sold it.

World’s Oldest Man, Yisrael Kristal z’l, Passes at 113

Mr. Kristal made sweets to thank the Russians who liberated him from the death camp, and later opened a candy shop in Haifa.

Synagogue Loses Suit over Firing Employee for Being Pregnant under the Chupah

Shultz said she was fired on July 21, 2015, a day after returning from her honeymoon to her job as Program Director of Congregation Shearith Israel, a job she had held for 11 years.

Crown Heights Business Owner Predicts Calabria’s Smaller Etrogim ‘Will Work Out’

"Even the non-Jewish farmers admit it’s all in God’s hands. They may have a surprise, and a new crop may soon have beautiful, clean Esrogim."

Would-Be Terrorist Gives Himself Up at Checkpoint Before Cave of Patriarchs

As the suspect approached a security checkpoint near the site, he stopped several feet before reaching the forces and called out to them instead.

Lack of Adequate Buses to Tomb of Prophet Samuel

“There does appear to be an increase in demand and [so] we are significantly increasing service ... although we are limited in the number of minibuses that we have.”

1,000 Marchers Strengthen Hebron in Israeli Flag Parade

“The contemptible decision of UNESCO ... emphasizes and reinforces the need and importance of being here,” said coalition chairman David Bitan.

Russian Jews Irate at Official’s Notion of ‘Sweet Holocaust Deal’

"Such words are offensive to two peoples who have been victims of monstrous persecution," Spokesman Borukh Gorin said.

NC Gay Pride Event Pushed on Account of Yom Kippur

You could finish Ma'ariv with the minyan, then even do Kiddush Levanah, if the sky isn't overcast, change into your leather shorts and hit the festival.

Fearing Iranian Expansion Dr. Kissinger Warns Against Destroying ISIS

"In these circumstances, the traditional adage that the enemy of your enemy can be regarded as your friend no longer applies," writes Kissinger. "In the contemporary Middle East, the enemy of your enemy may also be your enemy."

Pew: Muslim Women More Anti-American than their Men

Muslim women are more likely than men to say they stand out in society due to their physical appearance – 49% compared with only 27% of Muslim men.

Christian Archaeologists May Have Unearthed Lost Kinneret City of 3 Apostles

Because of the importance of the place to the Christian world, many scholars have been engaged in identifying its location.

US Mosque Bombed Saturday in Minneapolis Suburb

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is leading the investigation into the attack. The US Dept. of Homeland Security is also following the case.

NY Shearith Israel Wins $7 million Silver Pomegranate Case Against Newport’s Touro Synagogue

Advantage Shearith Israel, in the ongoing court battles between the oldest congregation in NY City and America, and Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, the oldest synagogue building in America.

Invisible Women: Censorship By Some Orthodox Publications

I think most people in society are able to look at modest pictures of women without it eliciting impure thoughts, said Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Report: Iran Also Paid for Riots at Temple Mount in Jerusalem

"The sums come to millions of shekels, and the Iranians found an opening ... right under Israel's nose."

On Eve of 9 B’Av Synagogue Burns Down in Benjamin

'We could not save anything. Not Torah scrolls, nor holy books, they were all burned down. All we have to do is look into our actions and repent.'

Holiday Sensation, No Arabs, on Temple Mount on 9 B’Av Week

Other than that one Jordanian Waqf agent, the Temple Mount was almost empty of Muslims Sunday.

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