web analytics

‘Because It’s Ours’ – Tent City Rises in Hebron on Shabbat Chaye Sarah (Video)

27 Heshvan 5773 – November 11, 2012
Toward early mid-afternoon the tents start popping up on the lawn in the park across from the Cave of Machpela.

20,000 Jews in Hebron for Chayei Sarah

At least 20,000 Jews from all across Israel, and some coming in from around the world, converged on the biblical city of Hebron this shabbat to honor the memory of the Matriarch Sarah, whose burial in the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron - Maarat HaMachpela - was chronicled in this week's Torah portion.

French Imams in Jerusalem For Anti-Anti-Jewish Campaign

A campaign by a group of 12 French imams to portray themselves as friendly to Jews is set to take place on Sunday when they arrive in Israel for a five-day visit.

Chief Rabbi: Stop Ingesting Pesticides to Avoid Bugs

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
Some of the supervised, ‘bug-free,’ leafy vegetable growers are using higher levels of pesticides than allowed by Health Ministry standards.

Library of Congress Celebrates 100 Years of Hebraica

16 Heshvan 5773 – November 1, 2012
A new exhibit at the Library of Congress is celebrating 100 years of Hebraica with its new exhibit, “Words Like Sapphires”.

Haredim Reject Government ‘Saturated’ Burials

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 30, 2012
The conventional burial sites permit the burial of some 70 persons per acre, as opposed to as many as 600 in the new system.

Two Very Different Jews Memorialized on Saturday

12 Heshvan 5773 – October 28, 2012
Memorials for two memorable Jews took place this weekend, though they stood, perhaps, on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

Israeli Flag Burned in Front of Budapest Synagogue

9 Heshvan 5773 – October 25, 2012
An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue on Tuesday by members of an ultrarightist Hungarian party as part of their celebrations of an anti-communist revolution taking part in the country in 1956.

The Sheer, Small-L Liberalism of ‘Rabbis for Romney’

7 Heshvan 5773 – October 22, 2012
When you talk to the man behind that organization, you discover that not only is he not lonely, he is not a particularly partisan individual.

Rally Backing Jewish Community Held in Malmo

Malmo Mayor Ilmar Reepalu was among some 300 marchers who demonstrated in the Swedish city in support of the Jewish community.

Mount of Olives Trees Are World’s Oldest

5 Heshvan 5773 – October 21, 2012
Tests conducted on olive trees on Jerusalem's historic Mount of Olives are the oldest known trees in the world, according to a study released on Friday conducted by the National Research Council of Italy Trees and Timber Institute.

What Israeli Rabbis Can Learn from their American Counterparts: Communal Leadership

3 Heshvan 5773 – October 19, 2012
In cities and towns across Israel, the missing, pivotal character who could serve as a locus for spiritual needs, informal education and charitable programs is the communal rabbi, argue the founders of the Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics.

Why We Stay Away from the Interfaith Roundtable

Sometimes, only a period of separation will save a troubled marriage. That is why the Simon Wiesenthal Center and other Jewish groups are pulling out of the Christian-Jewish Roundtable. Fifteen liberal Protestant leaders, including those of the Presbyterian, Lutheran and Methodist denominations, chose the Jewish High Holiday season to urge Congress to curtail U.S. aid to Israel.

EJC’s Kantor Unveils Model Bill for Europe on Regulating Ritual Slaughter

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 18, 2012
European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor unveiled a model bill designed to set “strict legal terms” on religious freedoms for the continent.

Citing Betrayal of Trust, Jewish Groups Pull Out of Interfaith Dialogue

The old adage about going to bed with dogs and waking up with fleas appears to have been proven true yet again, as Jewish groups have pulled out of an upcoming meeting with Protestant colleagues over a letter from Christian leaders to congressmen calling for a possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel.

Court Imprisons Haredi Man for Refusing Wife a Get after He Dated another Man

1 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
She caught him "red-handed," and immediately filed a divorce case with the chief rabbinate, except he is refusing to divorce her.

‘Caught’ Using an iPhone, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak Scorns his Detractors, While Urging Visitors to...

29 Tishri 5773 – October 15, 2012
While senior Haredi rabbis are intensifying their battle against smartphones, and have begun as of late to levy personal sanctions against people using these devices, ostensibly to isolate them so they cannot inflict their cultural/spiritual damage on society – one notable and extremely influential Haredi star, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak, continues to use this dangerous device unheeded.

Wife of ‘Businessmen’s Rabbi’ Attempted Suicide following Bribery Charges

29 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
Deborah Pinto, wife of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, who is suspected, along with her husband, of trying to bribe a senior police officer, attempted suicide on Sunday by taking pills. Mrs. Pinto, who was picked up for questioning last Thursday, together with her husband, and was released with him under restrictive conditions, is in satisfactory condition at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

Rabbi Efrati: Dead Druze Soldier, Halachically, Not our ‘Brother’

In a Halachic Q&A, Rabbi Efrati of Efrat determined that the designation of "brother" to a goy is incorrect.

Shariah Card: Charge Your Way to Mecca

Users of a Shariah-compliant credit card from the United Arab Emirates can charge their purchases according to Islamic law, direct their prayers toward Mecca, and even put a little aside for the Hajj.

Latest News Stories


Sponsored Post

Recommended Today


Something Random from the Week

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/because-its-ours-tent-city-rises-in-hebron-on-shabbat-chaye-sarah-video/2012/11/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: