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Shteiging Beats Gelt in Beit Shemesh Yom Kippur Aliyah Bidding War

Our rough estimate suggests the study bid came to $21.42 per page, and we believe that at these rates we could persuade millions of Jews to study the Talmud.

Hassan el-Shamy, A Muslim Who Gives Voice to All

Egyptian activist Hassan El-Shamy: "Only fifteen percent of the Egyptian Parliament consists of women. The percentage should be fifty plus one!"

Netanyahu Calls on New German Govt to Strengthen Forces That ‘Accept Historic Responsibility’

Israel is concerned over the rise of anti-Semitism among political elements from the right and left, and among Islamic elements.

Bnei Brak Threatens Court Action to Block Light Rail Work on Yom Kippur &...

At issue is the agreement with the city of Bnei Brak that prohibits digging and other work on the Light Rail tracks during the Sabbath and on Yom Kippur.

Jerusalem Police Bans Four Species from Temple Mount – They ‘Harm the Status Quo’

"In the framework of the rules of the Temple Mount, in accordance with the status quo in the area, ritual activity with overt external features, including the four species, is forbidden."

Houston Church Rejects Volunteer Worker for Being Jewish (and Lesbian)

"TODAY, I was 'FIRED' from volunteering because I identify as Jewish (discovering my Jewish heritage recently)."

Chabad Rabbi on Trial for Incitement: Soldiers Are Forbidden to Evacuate Settlements

Rabbi Wolpo said in his testimony that according to Jewish law the evacuation of settlements in the Land of Israel is a worse sin than eating pork on Yom Kippur, since it endangers the lives of millions of Jews.

Foreign Ministry Celebrates Jerusalem Sovereignty with New Year Reader

"I had not moved away even one step, but someone pulled at my sleeve and asked me to join the minyan. I put on a hat and joined them for the Mincha prayer. I had arrived."

Survey Shows Deep Split among Israeli Jews over Shabbat Soccer

The Smith Institute survey proves for the Nth time that the polls yield results based on how you write the questions, or, in this case, how you cut your random sample of respondents.

Hundreds of Greek Orthodox Protest ‘Judaization’ of Western Jerusalem

It is disturbing that the Arab protesters, many of whom are Israeli citizens, call the sale of church land to Jews in "green line" Israel an attempt to "Jewify" this territory.

Clueless and Culturally Biased, JPost Calling for Jerusalem Chief Rabbi’s Resignation

The JPost couldn't help themselves, despite their attempt to come across as the rational side in this debate, when they referred to Amar as the "so-called chief rabbi of Jerusalem."

Jewish Books Remain Intact in Houston Evangelical Christian’s Devastated Home

Miraculously, the Jewish texts which have withstood almost 2,000 years of exile, have stood up to Houston's flood waters.

4 Fake Rabbis under House Arrest

The four are suspected of fraudulently obtaining the "competency certificate" without taking the certification exams.

Bacon Emerging as Latest Villain in lawsuits Against US Restaurants

Instead of accepting a free omelet, the offended Jewish woman is suing Denny's for breach of contract and negligent representation, and is asking for monetary damages for emotional and physical distress from having eaten bacon.

Netanyahu Calls to Increase Number, Quality of Bible Studies Teachers

"I do exactly as I say: 'I practice what I preach'," Netanyahu said; he holds a weekly Bible study class at his official residence in Jerusalem.

Cabinet Approves Gospel Trail Tourist Cable Car

The project is a collaboration between Tourist Minister Yariv Levin, Aryeh Deri, Minister for the Development of the Negev and Galilee, and the municipality of Nazareth Illit.

Chabad to Provide Kosher Food, Services, to Jews Attending Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Daily Torah seminars exploring the Jewish message behind sports and the meaning of competition will take place at one of the two Pyeongchang Chabad centers and at the Jewish room in the Olympic Village.

Book: Pope Francis Saw Jewish Therapist

The Pope criticizes Europe's attitude about the migration of asylum seekers from the Middle east.

Watch: Lod’s Mayor vs. Mosque Loudspeakers

The mosque broke their agreement and woke everyone up with their loudspeakers.

Eid al-Adha Greetings from Israeli Leaders to Muslims, Druze

"Ku’am wa antum bekhair. Happy Holiday!" wrote Prime Minister Netanyahu.

According to Muslim Dignitaries, this Picture Shows Jews ‘Storming’ Al Aqsa Mosque

In the picture there's only one occupying force, way back, behind the nice storming lady in the green shirt. All the other occupying forces were probably having lunch at the time.

Ahead of Decisive High Court Debate, Non-Orthodox Movements Demand Share in Running Western Wall

The members of the Conservative, Reform, Women of the Wall, and other non-Orthodox groups tell the high court that, as is always the case in real estate, they can no longer accept the devaluation of their share in the ancient relic on account of reduced exposure to street traffic, or, you guessed it: location, location, location.

MKs Glick, Mualem-Refaeli Denied Entry to Temple Mount

The police officer told them he was carrying out an order from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and asked Glick not to be “provocative.”

Rabbi Stav Calls Aryeh Deri ‘Criminal Ignoramus’ over Anti-Modern Orthodox Hate Speech

Aryeh Deri was convicted of taking $155,000 in bribes while serving as Interior Minister, and was given a three-year jail sentence in 2000.

6 Religious-Zionist Girls’ High Schools in Israel’s Education Ministry’s Top 10

The high schools at the bottom of the list in terms of their students' eligibility for a matriculation certificate include eight Arab and two Haredi institutions.

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