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Revolutionary Marriage Reform Law Spells End to Haredi Domination

A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.

Mounting Evidence: Beit Shemesh Votes Stolen, Election Tainted

"She could not recall her children's names. We called the police and they took her for questioning. It turned out this was her second vote."

Pope Pledges to Further Jewish-Catholic Dialogue

Pope Francis reaffirmed his commitment to fighting discrimination and furthering Jewish-Catholic dialogue. During an audience at the Vatican Thursday with a 60-member delegation from the...

Former UK Chief Rabbi’s Future: ‘Working With Students’

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks told an audience at Eastern College on Thursday, Oct. 24, that he intends to dedicate the rest of his life working with students. He said he wants to support and encourage students to do great things for others.

Thousands to Celebrate Shabbat Chayei Sarah in Hebron

Tomorrow, together with literally tens of thousands here in Hebron and Kiryat Arba, we will read in the Torah how Abraham, almost 4,000 years ago, purchased the Caves of Machpela for us, his children.

Haredi and Zionist Beit Shemesh Residents Demanding a Split

Following accusations of election fraud in the city just outside Jerusalem, both sides agree they'd be much better off without one another.

German ‘Bling Bishop’ Suspended by Vatican

The Vatican suspended indefinitely Germany's "bling bishop" on Wednesday, for his luxury lifestyle, following calls in Germany for his dismissal. "The Holy See deems it appropriate...

5,200 to Attend Annual Chabad Gathering in New York

Originally published at Chabad.org. Chabad Lubavitch emissaries will begin arriving in New York next week from all parts of the world for the Kinus Hashluchim—the...

After Mayoral Loss, the Buzzards Are Flying over Lieberman’s Head

Failure is an orphan in the Shas-Lieberman campaign aftermath – and winners in Israel don't get the "gracious" thing.

‘They’re Reform, Nebech’

As an individual, I would never dream of expressing this kind of judgment about the religious choices of a fellow human being, much less a Jewish person.

Israel Displays Rare Biblical Manuscripts for First Time

More than 200 of the rarest and most important Biblical manuscripts and texts were on display Wednesday night in an historical “Book of Books”...

Deri Loses 2 out of 3 Major Races, Jewish Home Wins Sephardi Enclaves

In an election that failed to alter the top of the municipal map, all the important changes took place in small places.

American Muslims Attacked During Hajj

American Shia Muslims were attacked in Saudi Arabia during the hajj. Their crime? They are Shia instead of Sunni Muslims. Plus, they are Americans.

Bills in the Works for Homosexual Marriages and Buses on Shabbat

The warped “Jewish and democratic” equation is about to be bent out of shape again with Yesh Atid bills to allow homosexual “unions” and public bus transportation on the Sabbath.

Netanyahu Will Not Meet Pope during Rome Visit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not meet with Pope Francis during a visit to Rome, as the Israeli leader’s office had announced. The Vatican reportedly...

Yishai Visits Beilis and the Baal Shem Tov in the Ukraine

The hook that finally got me to Ukraine was a conference about antisemitism. Yes, it is ironic, and maybe bold: a conference about antisemitism in Ukraine.

Motorcyclists Open Fire on Coptic Wedding Party in Cairo

Long-running hostility and violence towards Egyptian Copts by Muslims continued when gun-wielding motorcyclists attacked a church wedding party on Sunday in northern Cairo

Nearly One-Third of Syria’s Christians Have Fled Their Homes

Nearly one-third of Syria’s native Christians have fled their homes during the Syrian civil war, according to Syrian Christian leader Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch...

My Sincere Apologies to the Turkish Nation, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

You may not know it, but my name is mud in Turkey, and it's all because I insist on writing my opinion. It's a curse.

Polish Jews Say Mosque Torching Reminiscent of Kristallnacht

Representatives of the Jewish community of Gdansk, Poland, said the torching of a mosque had “frightening connotations” of the Nazi-inspired Kristallnacht pogroms against Jews. The...

Catholics and Jews Find More Common Ground at Madrid Summit

With the backdrop of positive steps on Jewish-Catholic relations under Pope Francis I, more than 50 leaders from both faiths gathered in Madrid, Spain,...

Only the ADL Could Turn the ‘Redskins’ Name into a Jewish Issue

America as a melting pot is the biggest threat to Jews, who want to be so politically correct that even the name “Redskins” draws the ADL to ruin the party just when Americans finally have a fun issue.

UC-Berkeley Starting Jewish Studies Center

The University of California, Berkeley is launching a Center for Jewish Studies. The university made the announcement of the center, for which it allotted $1...

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Left a Kosher Empire

Overlooked in the eulogies and praise of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is the role he played in the development of the kosher certification, Badatz Beit...

‘Jew in the City’ Announces Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by...

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