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As Lieberman Retakes the Helm, Defeated Ayalon Takes YU Job

Absent much to do in the home country, Ayalon got a job teaching at YU, where America's future diplomats usually don't come from.

Livni, Bennett Back Bill to Pretend Jews Need Only One Chief Rabbi

The idea of “One Rabbi for One People” sounds lovely, but can Jews really get along with each other if they have nothing to argue about?

Latest Thanksgivukkah Shtick: Turkey-Filled Doughnuts

Thank God it won’t happen again until 2070, and then in 2165, and then almost never. This may be your last chance to gobble up – or to avoid gobbling up – turkey-filled doughnuts for Thanksgivukkah.

Meet the Women of the Temple Mount

Several hundred women dare to pray near the Western Wall where they usually are prohibited. Several hundred men also are there. Women of the Wall? No. Meet the Women of the Temple Mount.

GW Bush Event Disappears from Messianic Website

A group that seeks to convert Jews to Christianity removed from its website references to a scheduled fundraiser appearance by George W. Bush, though...

GW Bush Fundraising for Proselytizers of Jews in America and Israel

The Messianic Jewish Bible Institute mission is to train leaders for Jewish ministry around the world.

Israeli Rabbinical Court Forcing Divorcée to Circumcise Son

The woman argued that the rabbinical court does not have jurisdiction over her son.

Tzohar Founder Attacking Rabbinate Proposal to Revoke his Ordination

Rav Ovadia's son, himself never qualified to be a rabbinical judge, has proposed to get rid of Rabbi David Stav, one of the few learned men in Israel who are qualified.

Future Christian Bible Museum May Partner with Israeli Museums

The upcoming international Bible museum in Washington, D.C., which has yet to be named and is slated for opening in 2017, will seek to...

Dutch Christian Zionists to Unveil ‘Europe’s Largest Menorah’

It cost just over $30,000 to make and is currently being manufactured in Friesland in the northern Netherlands.

Hundreds of WOW Pray Peacefully

In a display of the changes the group has experienced this year, Women of the Wall held a peaceful prayer service under police protection...

DC Deals Site Posts Slothish Apology, Used Dreidels to Symbolize Greed

An impossible-to-find apology announcing a refund "for all who attended" doesn't quite cut it as a "heartfelt apology" for the "bigoted and hurtful behavior" of equating Jews with greed.

Brave New Nation: 30 New Rabbinical Courts to Process Conversions

Stern's pending bill already appears to enjoy the initial, albeit tacit, support of Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home.

Pakistanis Meeting on US Ties after Drone Kills Taliban Chief

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will preside over a crucial meeting Sunday to discuss his country's relationship with the U.S. following the drone strike...

It’s Rosh Chodesh and no WOW at the Kotel

No WOW, no violence – did Moshiach arrive while I was in shul?

Haredi Convert to Islam Pleads Guilty to Incitement

A Jewish convert to Islam pleaded guilty to inciting violence, including a call to leave Chabad headquarters in New York “a message from Islam.” “Yousef...

Poll: 26% of Americans Believe Jews Killed Jesus

Twelve percent of Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a new poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League. The figure marks a decline of 3...

Several Christians and a Rabbi Deplores Persecution of Christians

The American Freedom Alliance, a Los Angeles based think-tank and activist network, held a forum and rally last Sunday at the Luxe Bel Air...

Quebec to Tighten Regulations on kosher, Halal Meat Production

Quebec’s agricultural minister is looking to tighten regulations for kosher and halal meat production. “We want the slaughter to happen in the most complete conditions...

Police Interrogate Son of Haredi MK on Beit Shemesh Election Fraud

A gag order has been imposed on reporting details of the investigation, which means police are making progress.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks to Join Faculty at YU and NYU

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the UK, will join the faculties of Yeshiva University and New York University

Pass the Cranberry Latkes for Thanksgivukkah Holiday (Video)

Get set for the silly jokes and serious attempts to compare Thanksgiving with Chanukah. You may have only one more chance in your lifetime to enjoy, or suffer, cranberry latkes.

Tzohar Rabbis Group Says New Law to Help Stop Assimilation

The new law that the Knesset passed Monday night to allow couples to register for marriages wherever they want will help prevent civil marriages...

Revolution: Knesset Approves Marriage for Straight Couples

Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.

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