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Ancient Chinese Jewish Community to Hold First Traditional Seder in China

Jews of Kaifeng, China will have their first traditional seder this year!

Longtime Agunah, ‘Chained Woman’ Freed for Passover

It’s taken 14 years and an ocean of sorrow but a “chained woman” is free in time for the seder.

Rivka Haut, Women of the Wall Co-Founder and Agunot Advocate, Dies

Rivka Haut, a foremost advocate for agunot, Orthodox women who have been refused a religious divorce and also a founder of the Women of...

Putin Ally Accused Of Pushing Jews-Killed-Jesus Theme

What do expect from a man who also wants a law that prohibits “promoting” homosexuality and grants citizenship embryos?

Saudi Royal Decree 44: ‘Atheists are Terrorists’

The Saudi Arabian government a new law aimed at outlawing any activity loosely connected to terrorism -- or criticism of the government.

Robertson: Jews Too Busy ‘Polishing Diamonds’

Televangelist Pat Robertson said Jews are too busy “polishing diamonds” to do weekend chores. Conservative activist Rabbi Daniel Lapin appeared on the “700 Club” Monday...

Limmud FSU Gets Major Boost in Collaboration with Fellowship

The collaboration's conferences will ignite Jewish learning and Israeli study for Russian Jews.

Muslims Want Halal Food in NYC Schools – Kosher Not Option

NYC council members proposed legislation requiring NYC public schools offer Islamic-compliant food.

New Game Around Boston: ‘Jail the Jew’

Swastikas, graffiti stating "kill all the Jews," and little kids playing "jail the Jew" in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Norway Wants to Limit Circumcisions to Hospital Rooms

Norway’s health minister said Wednesday the countryman no intention of banning religious circumcisions but should restrict the religious practice to be carried out only...

Tel Aviv Mayor: Opening Shops on Shabbat ‘Won’t Disturb Anyone’

“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose” – Janis Joplin.

Rabbi in Crimea Makes it Out on the Last Train

The scene of Russian troops sealing the region of Crimea conjures up scary reminders of the Nazi invasions of Europe.

What Do Catholic Nuns Care about the Book of Esther?

A Jewish scribe has restored an 18th century copy of the Book of Esther that was donated to Catholic Nuns.

Arab League Still Firmly Rejecting Israel as Jewish State

The Arab League refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in the framework of current peace talks with the Palestinians, as per Israel’s...

Beit Shemesh Journal: I’m Switching My Vote

Eli Cohen is now the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.

RCA: We Don’t Proactively Seek to Reevaluate Past Conversions

The Rabbinical Council of America denied a prominent rabbi’s accusation that it is actively negating past conversions. The Orthodox rabbinic organization issued a statement Friday...

British Vets Want Ban on Ritual Slaughter

Blackwell, who has been accused of "inflaming prejudice," says animals must be stunned before the cut.

Pope Francis Cancels Israel Trip

Pope Francis has been forced to cancel his planned trip to Israel in May due to a labor dispute within the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The...

Lev Tahor Sect Members Arrested in Trinidad

The families involved in the court appeal have been under strict restrictions not to leave Ontario.

UK Jewish Girls School Erased Evolution Questions from Test

The school removed evolution related questions from 52 standardized tests.

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