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Christine Quinn with Rabbi Yaakov Spiegel (to her left) and former City Council Member Alan Gerson (image not related to the Ohev Tzedek event).

Christine Quinn Attends Kabbalat Shabbat Service

12 Tammuz 5773 – June 19, 2013
According to the WSJ’s Michael Howard Saul, Ms. Quinn sat in the women’s section.

Yes, Virginia, There are Good Muslims

There are Muslims who don’t see Jews as pigs and Israel as a cancer. In this case, they are non-Arabs living in Canada. One speaker at an event honoring Jews said the PA issue was instigated by communists.
The WOW's Anat Hoffman holding a torah scroll in confrontation with police on July 12, 2010.

Women of the Kotel Rev Up the Provocation with a Sefer Torah

10 Tammuz 5773 – June 18, 2013
It's Revolutionary techniques 101: every time you reach a goal – start looking for the next one.
Sara Hurwitz, dean of Yeshivat Maharat.

Orthodox Yeshiva Graduates Class of Female Leaders

Upon completion of Yeshivat Maharat’s four-year program, each graduate is qualified and equipped as a new kind of leader in the Orthodox community and beyond.

The RCA Supports Rabbi David Stav

The Rabbinical Council of America on Monday sent Rabbi David Stav, a Religious Zionist candidate for the post of Israel's Chief Rabbi, a letter...

Streisand Spouts Off on Women ‘In Foreign Land of Israel’

Streisand loves Israel – she even visits the country once in a while. She gives lots of money. And she can’t resist a chance to preach about women’s rights in Israel but admits it is a "foreign land.”

‘What’s Bad for the Goose is Worse for Kosher Slaughter’

10 Tammuz 5773 – June 17, 2013
Israel may ban the “foie gras” delicacy because it is made from force-fed geese. If Israel is so concerned about animal rights, European Jews may face another aim to ban kosher slaughter.

Los Angeles Freeway Project Causes Havoc with ‘Eruv’

Observant Jews in Los Angeles are bracing for the possibility that they will not be allowed to carry anything or even push a baby...

Pope Francis Blesses Peres on Eve of His 90th Birthday

Pope Francis sent President Shimon Peres a letter with blessings for his 90th birthday, which is to be marked on August 2. Celebrations towards...
Rabbi David Stav in Kfar Chabad, where he is less likely to be attacked violently than in Bnei Brak.

Rabbi Stav Attacked by Haredi Youths at a Wedding

A few boys began to push him, trying to make him trip and fall while he was dancing.
Rabbi David Stav is no stranger to Haredim, but his most renowned appeal is to secular Israelis—a fact that got him squarely inside Rav Ovadia Yosef's cross-hairs.

Rabbi David Stav: I’m Torn Up by the Divisive Atmosphere

"I was thinking of the path of the Torah and the mission of returning to the Chief Rabbinate the path of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook zt'l."
Former Shas chiarman Aryeh Deri with the spiritual leader of the Shas party Rabbi Ovadia Yosef back in 1999, before Deri's jail sentence.

Rav Ovadia Calls Tzohar Rav Stav ‘Evil’; Tzohar Replies: Repent

8 Tammuz 5773 – June 16, 2013
The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.
Many Ashkenazi Jews still fast on the B'hab days—an acronym meaning Monday-Thirsday-Monday. Now the 5:2 diet is taking over the UK and the US – using the same principles.

Ancient Jewish Ritual Takes Over Dieting World

6 Tammuz 5773 – June 14, 2013
"The Fast Diet" closely resembles a spiritual tradition of serial fasting.

Yeshivat Maharat to Ordain Women Rabbis on Sunday

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 13, 2013
Yeshivat Maharat, the first institution to train Orthodox women as spiritual leaders and halakhic authorities will host their first graduation ceremony on Sunday. The women...

Rabbis and Secular Jews in Petition War over Jerusalem Area Mall

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 12, 2013
Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents...

‘Mincha Starts in 3 Miles’

Scenes of Jews davening on the side of the highway just as common in the Jersey Turnpike as they are in Israel, but the country’s north-south superhighway “6” toll road now has mobile synagogues.
Bedouin squatters' village in the Negev.

Reform Movement New Meddling in Israeli Policy: the Bedouin

4 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
“Any plan to resettle members of the Bedouin community must be developed with leaders of that community rather than be forced upon them.”

Rare Discovery of Mikveh in New England Rewrites US Jewish History

The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.

Yahrzheit for Lubavitcher Rebbe Expected to Draw 50,000 Visitors

Tens of thousands of Jews are expected to visit the gravesite of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Tuesday, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (z"l), who passed away...

Haredim Lose Out to Women’s Place on Panel that Elects Rabbis

The Knesset passed into law on Tuesday a requirement that at least four women be included on the committee that elects rabbinical court rabbis....

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