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NY Officials Claim Chasidic Dress Code Violates Human Rights

When is a dress code legal and when it is a violation of human rights? That seems to depend on whether you are a Chasidic Jewish shop owner in New York.

Temple Mount Organizations Warning Netanyahu on Feiglin’s Visit

"We fear that this step will give our enemies the tools to continue their incitement to violence."

Bibi Capitulates to Muslim Threats, Orders Feiglin Off Temple Mount

The waqf has threatened "World war Three" should Feiglin go on the Mount on Monday.

‘Jesus Prayers’ in Legislature Upset Florida’s Jewish Delegates

Can prayer in the name of Jesus be all inclusive just like a rabbi’s prayer? Jewish legislators in Florida say they don’t like being “JCd." Maybe they should get back at them with a few shofar blasts.

Bill Advances to Guarantee Women on Panel to Nominate Rabbis

The absence of Haredi parties in the government is already being, and women probably will be among those nominating Israel’s next rabbinic judges and chief rabbis.

New York Synagogue Bomber Accomplice Sentenced to Jail

An Moroccan immigrant to the United States who plotted to blow up synagogues in New York City was sentenced on Friday to five years...

Dutch Jews ‘Vexed’ by Royal Event on Yom Kippur, Rabbi Says

A Dutch chief rabbi said his community was “vexed” because a farewell event for the Dutch queen was scheduled on Yom Kippur. “Jews are again...

Lag B’Omer Trivia

Some Lag BaOmer trivia you may not know.

Firefighters Battling Fires All Over Israel on Lag Baomer

"They located the barbecue in a grassy area, ignoring safety guidelines."

Fraud Charges Pending against Conversion Reversing Rabbi

Rabbi Avraham Sherman could be charged with fraud, breach of trust, obstruction of justice, and abuse of office.

Supreme Islamic Council Approves Artificial Insemination for Arab Prisoners

The council set more than a dozen conditions to make the process religiously acceptable.

Peres and Pope to Team up for Peace Process Resurrection

Peres, the pope and the word “peace’" are virtually interchangeable. All three of them get together next week to try to resurrect the peace process. And don’t forget Kerry is a Catholic more or less.

Deputy Minister Calls Haredim ‘Parasites’ on Radio

If Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid has any hopes of gaining one or even two Haredim as his fans, his deputy Finance Minister blew it “on air” when he called Haredim “parasites” on a Haredi radio program.

Israeli Rabbinate Backs Berlin Rabbi for Oral Suction at Brit

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel has sent a letter of support to Berlin Chabad Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, who was charged by an anti-circumcision activist...

Can Kosher Sausages Be Kosher If They Are ‘Pork-Flavored?

It looks like it’s kosher, and the certification says it’s kosher, but it smells and tastes “treif.” Kosher foods that taste like non-kosher food are widely accepted in the US, but not in Manchester, England.

Police Appeal WOW Decision, Calling Women’s Prayer a Disturbance

Judge Larry-Bavly's decision was in open defiance of the high court's ruling.

Shas Balking on Support for Bennett’s Candidate for Chief Rabbi

"Rav Ovadia is willing to lose both chief rabbis" and not collaborate with those who "stuck a knife in our back."

Netanyahu Approves Egalitarian Section at Western Wall

The women win a battle, but the question is, “Do they want a war they might lose?” Netanyahu approves Sharansky’s plan for women to pray like men in an “egalitarian” section at the Western Wall.

With Haredim Out of Govt. Summer Clock Will Be Stretched

Traditionally, a religious Interior minister decided in favor of the religious, but now things have changed.

Samsung Korea VP Visits Yeshiva to Help Koreans Learn Talmud

South Koreans love the Talmud, a mandatory school course. A Korean language version is popular, and a Samsung official visited an Israeli yeshiva to grasp “the growing grounds” of the Jewish genius.

New Chief Rabbi Appointment Pitting Bennett Against Lapid

Yesh Atid opposes both the Jewish Home candidate and the tricky legislation his appointment would require.

‘Righteous Muslim’ Exhibition Planned for those Who Saved Jews

The London Board of Deputies of British Jews is launching a new Righteous Muslim Exhibition with 70 photographs and stories of Muslims who sheltered...

Winnipeg Rabbis Split on Bill Favoring Gay-Straight Clubs

Two leading Orthodox rabbis in Winnipeg are split over part of a bill, proposed last December, which would require any school that receives provincial...

MK to Visit Temple Mount to Find Out Why Jews Barred from Praying

Likud Knesset Member Miri Regev announced Wednesday she will visit the Temple Mount to try to understand the problem with Jews praying at the...

Peres: Torah Does Not Ban Women Wearing Tallis at Western Wall

President Peres showed off his lack of knowledge of Jewish law and told the NY UJA, “The Torah does not ban women from wearing a tallis.”

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