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Yom Kippur Inspires Determination in Wake of Colorado Floods

Some 300 people came specifically because of the floods.

Byzantine Era Golden Treasure Uncovered at Foot of Temple Mount

Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.

French City Closes Street to Traffic through Yom Kippur

‘What’s good for the Jews is good for the Muslims,” says a French Islamic website citing the closure of a city street for Jews through the High Holidays. It demands the same for Muslim street prayers.

Israel Wants Christians to Fund Non-Jewish ‘Birthright’ Program

Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau says that he hopes to create a program modeled after Taglit-Birthright Israel trips for young Evangelical Christians, as part...

Rav Ovadia’s Condition Improving

There has been another improvement in the medical condition of Rav Ovadia Yosef, who is still in the ICU at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical...

Jordan Calls ‘Women of the Wall’ Prayer Site an ‘Attack on Islam’

The Women of the Wall was so focused on Haredim that the girls forgot to ask Jordan for permission to pray in their own minyan. Now maybe the WoW will wake up to reality and pray on the Temple Mount.

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis Appointed as UK’s New Chief Rabbi

On Sunday, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was appointed as the United Kingdom's new chief rabbi. Rabbi Mirvis is the Britain's 11th chief rabbi. Besides being a congregational...

Facebook Neglects ‘Community Standards’ for Anti-Semitic Page

Facebook “does not permit hate speech, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech.” If so, Holocaust denial and praise for Hitler apparently can now be called harmless humor.

Family Sues after Haredim Call them ‘Shiksas’

Can it be a four-star hotel if you can smell the sewer system from your room?

Concern: Some Iranian Jews Improperly Circumcised (Video)

It turns out that there exists a less invasive method of circumcision, which does not fully remove the foreskin.

Canaanite Ritual Stone Discovered in Northern Israel

Researchers were able to establish that this was later a place of Jewish dwellers.

Tibetan Monks Chant Prayers for Peace in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival attracts array of international musicians.

Women of the Wall Protesting Bennett’s High Holidays Plan

"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."

Leaked Quebec Plan would Ban Kippot on Public Workers

A plan by Quebec’s government to ban “religious symbols,” including the kippa, among public sector workers has elicited worry from religious minorities in the...

Does Israel Recognize Itself as a Jewish State?

Netanyahu demands that that Mahmoud Abbas recognize Israel as a Jewish state, but if it wants foreign journalists to do so, perhaps it should not call Rosh HaShanah-Yom Kippur-Sukkot “autumn holidays.”

Rav Ovadia Yosef in Too Much Pain to Give Sat. Night Talk

His son, the recently elected Chief Rabbi Yizhak Yosef, took his place teaching the class last night.

Al Qaeda Blames Hezbollah for Tripoli Blasts

"We were just bowing down to pray for the second time and the bomb went off. The air cleared, and I looked around me and saw bodies," an eyewitness told Reuters.

Haredi Leader: Wearing a Shtreimel Is Chilul Hashem

Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.

Maryland Jews Battle $1 Million ‘Jewish Christian’ Crusade

The Jews’ worst enemies are Jews. Tom Cantor says he was born into a Jewish family. He is trying to convince Maryland Jews they can be Jews and Christians. Even worse, he says “I love my people.”

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