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Rabbinic Court Annuls 20-Year Marriage: Witnesses not Shabbat Observers

Yori Yanover
Friday, May 18th, 2012

In a precedent setting decision, the Chief Judge of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court Rabbi Eliyahu Abergel this week freed a woman from her aguna status (separated from her husband but unable to marry another) and annulled her marriage because the witnesses who signed the ketubah were not Shabbat observers. The plaintiff’s husband had fled Israel to Florida and was refusing to sign a get.

Daughter of Telz: Rebbetzin Rivkah Bloch Hacarmi (1925-2012)

Susan de la Fuente
Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Rivkah Bloch grew up in Telz (Telsiai), a historic township and renowned Torah center in north-west Lithuania. In 1939 the Jews of Telz numbered about 2,800, some 28 percent of the population. Rivkah’s paternal grandfather Reb Yosef Leib Bloch, (1849-1930) zt”l, also known as Maharil Bloch, was a distinguished personality and a prominent scholar and educator. Besides his position as town rabbi, he headed the great Yeshivah of Telz that his father-in-law Rav Eliezer Gordon, zt”l had founded. Its student body numbered around 400 students in 1900.

Social Skills Around The Clock

Rifka Schonfeld
Thursday, May 17th, 2012

The alarm clock rings and Chaim pulls his pillow over his head to stifle the screeching noise. Mornings are Chaim’s least favorite part of the day; they always end in someone yelling. In truth, mornings are difficult for most of us, but particularly so for those who struggle with basic skills that are labeled “executive function” skills.

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities

Rachel
Thursday, May 17th, 2012

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Non-Kosher!

Rabbi Meir Orlian
Thursday, May 17th, 2012

“Welcome to the bar mitzvah celebration of our dear son, Eliezer,” Mr. Siegel announced to his guests. “The bar mitzvah boy will now make a siyum Mishnayos, which will be followed by the main course.”

Teaching The Arab Narrative

Hillel Fendel and Chaim Silberstein / KeepJerusalem.org
Thursday, May 17th, 2012

How does a state keep its capital city united? A strange question, and one that is clearly not an issue in most of the world. But in Israel, whose capital is the most coveted and contested city in the world, the problem is an acute one.

Yoram Ettinger: Beyond World Opinion

Yoram Ettinger
Thursday, May 17th, 2012

The bolstering of Jewish sovereignty generates negative world opinion – except in the U.S. and a few other countries – but enhances respect toward a conviction-driven Jewish state. On the other hand, when Jewish sovereignty retreats and Israel submits to world opinion, it merely projects weakness. Israel will never satisfy world opinion, and such action only further fuels global pressure.

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