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Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.

Rally over Abducted Nuns Reveals Expectations of Turkish Intervention

The head of the Greek Orthodox Levant Party Rodrigue Khoury announced on Sunday “the beginning of an organized campaign” against Turkey."

Will Jewish Shmootz Peddlers Clear Aquitted Rabbi Krispin

"Failed" and "Survivors" have been vending shmootz to their readers, both Jewish and gentile.

1500-Year-Old Syriac Bible Finds a Home in Turkey

The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.

No Eiruv in Jerusalem this Shabbat

The Jerusalem Rabbinic Eiruv Committee has announced that this coming Shabbat, parshat Va'yechi, the Eiruv in the city is not reliable, due to the...

Saying Mazal Tov in Sign Language

All the boys were called up together, and recited – for the very first time – the blessing for being called to the Torah, with their interpreter.

Pope Francis Prays for Safety of Mideast Christians

During a Mass with Egypt’s Catholic leader, Pope Francis prayed for the safety and religious liberty of Middle East Christians. “Let real guarantees of religious...

Storm over ‘Haredim Are Cancer’ Comment

A news report on court proceedings in Beit Shemesh vote fraud, and a show on the Haredi housing crisis exposes deep resentments by seculars of Haredim.

AG: Police Found Well Organized, Criminal Vote Scam in Beit Shemesh

Jerusalem District Court to discuss appeals of election results today.

WOW Blame Jewish Press, Bloggers, for Graffiti

None of us support violence and we found out about the story in the media, just like every one else.

Orthodox & Reform Rabbis Condemn Arab Violence against Settlers

Rabbi Lopatin said, “May Hashem give you all strength to continue this age old, noble struggle which God promises us will end in victory.”

Second Generation Israeli-Americans Twice as Likely to Intermarry

The intermarriage rate doubles for second generation Israeli-Americans, according to a recent survey.

Mohel Urges New Dads to Help Make the Cut at Circumcision

The kindest cut of all might be the one that new father makes at his son’s circumcision.

Argentinian Rabbi Sworn into National Parliament on Tanach

Rabbi Sergio Bergman, wearing a colorful yarmulke, was sworn in to Argentina’s National Parliament Wednesday on a Tanach when he swore the oath of...

Former Followers of ‘Kabbalah Centre’ Sue for Fraud

Orthodox rabbis for years have denounced the “Kabbalah Centre” as being a fraud of mysticism, Madonna and Britney Spears notwithstanding. Now former followers have sued for financial fraud.

Judges Hear Appeal of NY Rule on Circumcision with Oral Suction

A federal court began hearing arguments on Tuesday by orthodox Jews appealing a  New York City rule that requires parents to agree to the...

Israeli Police Destroy E1 Menorah to Appease Palestinians

Despite repeated promises by virtually every Israeli government in the last decade or two, E1 remains largely vacant.

Pope Will Enjoy Netanyahu’s Gift If He Has Guilty Conscience

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presented  Pope Francis Monday with a copy of the book “The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain,” a...

British Rabbis Scold Orthodox Shul for Letting Women Hold Torah

The issue of women becoming involved in synagogue services to the point of holding a Torah scroll is as loaded in the Diaspora than it is in Israel.

Netanyahu Lights Hanukkah Candles in Rome’s Main Synagogue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Rome’s main synagogue Sunday night and lit Hanukkah candles with his Italian counterpart Enrico Letta before he arrived...

Jewish-Muslim Altercation Leads to Temple Mount Shutdown

Israeli police prevent Jews from entering the site of the very Temple the Maccabees purified and re-opened more than 2,000 years ago.

Shiite Convert’s Attack on Nuclear Deal Spells Out America’s Future

To read Weiler, which I recommend, is to realize he actually believes it's Iran that's been duped here.

Geneva Lawmaker Wants to Ban Hanukkah

He urged the mayor’s office to cancel a public candle-lighting event on Mollard Square scheduled for Dec. 3.

Book of Psalms Printed in US in 1640 Sold for $14.2 Million

The Puritans in the American colonies were God-fearing settlers who published the Bay Book of Psalms, whose remaining copies are worth millions even though the Puritans were not so religious on typos.

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