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Religious Right and ACLU Protest Judge’s No Messiah Ruling

13 Elul 5773 – August 19, 2013
The name would impose an "undue burden on him that as a human being he cannot fulfill," the judge wrote.

Radical, Democratic Changes to Egypt’s Constitution, MBs Out

Muslim Brothers are out for good, but Sharia law stays.

New Sephardi Chief Rabbi Says ‘Learn Torah or Enlist in IDF’

12 Elul 5773 – August 18, 2013
Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel, said in a recent Torah lesson that he often threatened students in his yeshiva...

2700 Year-Old Inscription in City of David Excavations

This fascinating find will be presented at Megalim's Annual Archaeological Conference which will take place on Thursday, August 29th in the City of David.

Hebrew Union Pres. Pulls Fast One in Non-Jewish Rabbi Debate

10 Elul 5773 – August 16, 2013
The President of HUC-JIR, sent The Jewish Press an angry letter suggesting there are Orthodox sources supporting patrilineal descent.

Two Chassidic Yeshivas Capitulate, Will Teach Core Curriculum

9 Elul 5773 – August 15, 2013
Cuts in funding, together with severe cuts in child support, will likely force the majority of Haredi yeshivas to buckle under.

New Super-Size Kitchen for Jews in Uman for Rosh HaShanah

Jewish volunteers have finished building a kitchen the size of a basketball court in Uman, Ukraine, where they plan to prepare 105,000 meals to...

It’s Official: You Can Be a Non-Jewish Rabbi

9 Elul 5773 – August 14, 2013
How the reform movement has reached the ultimate diversity.

Holland Hebrew Bookstore Ex-Owners Move to Israel, Close Up Shop

One of Western Europe’s largest Hebrew bookstores has closed down in Amsterdam as its former owners prepare to move to Israel. The Samech bookstore has...

Milan’s Jews Cut Ties with Muslim Group over Israel Slurs

The Milan Jewish community has broken off relations with the Milan Islamic Associations Coordination (CAIM) following verbal attacks on Israel made by the group’s...
Bishara Shlayan is an Arab Israeli who says BDS harms Arabs most of all

Arab Christian Party: Don’t Release Arab Murderers!

A new Arab Christian political party vehemently opposes BDS and the release of convicted Arab murderers, but whether it is the Holy Grail of Arabs fully supporting the Jewish State remains an open question

Sharansky to Reveal Full Western Wall Plan in Two Weeks

8 Elul 5773 – August 13, 2013
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky will release his full plan for a compromise among religious groups at the Western Wall in two weeks, Haaretz...

‘Australia’s Sarah Palin’ Quits Race over Islam Gaffe (Video)

5 Elul 5773 – August 11, 2013
She still supports Jewish people, because they believe in Jesus.

Women of the Wall ‘Corralled’ by Police, Drowned Out by Megaphones

1 Elul 5773 – August 7, 2013
A kind of Mutually Assured Disturbance was observed by both sides.

Guilty: Rabbi Motti Elon Convicted of Sexual Assault

"Any attempt to argue as if I ever admitted such an act is a despicable lie," was Rabbi Elon's initial response to the allegations.

Western Wall Rabbi: Respect the Muslims, Don’t Come to Pray

The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.

French Senator Receives Death Threats over Anti-Shechitah Stance

1 Elul 5773 – August 6, 2013
A French senator said she will complain to police over death threats she received after proposing special labels for halal and kosher meat. Sylvie Goy-Chavent...

Protesters: Police in Cahoots with Arabs over Jewish Access to Mount

29 Av 5773 – August 5, 2013
On those few days when Jews were allowed to go up to the Mount, they suffered constant abuse by the Muslims and by the police.

Part of Enormous 1,000-Year-Old Jerusalem Hospital Shown to Public

In Old Jerusalem, you need an archaeologist before you can build a restaurant. That is how the Israel Antiquities Authority discovered a 19-foot high Crusade-era hospital building.

R. Lau to Submit Conversion Rulings to Haredi Review in Backroom Deal

Rabbi David Lau committed to consulting with "giur breaker" Rabbi Sherman before any consultation on conversions.

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