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New ‘Olim’ Pass the ‘Taste Test’ of Chanukah Sufganiyot [video]

New immigrants, including small children and a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, went through the ordeal of tasting Jews' favorite unhealthy snack.

Rivlin’s Chanukah Message to Jews: Be Strong as a Rock against Terror [video]

President Rivlin says in a video message: "It is no coincidence that the symbol of…Israel is the Menorah, the symbol of Jewish independence, which lights our path."

‘Bad Timing’ of Christmas Hurts Chanukah Sales

Observant Jews cringe every year that Chanukah and Christmas overlap, leading to sacrilegious combinations of customs, but the kosher industry is losing out when...

Kabbalist Sails to IDF Ship to Ask Soldiers to Say ‘Shema Yisrael’ [video]

The rabbi from Tiberias almost fell into the sea trying to board the ship and settled for shouting from his boat, "Say Shema Yisrael."

54% of American Jews Eat Pork, Says Pew Poll

Less than two-thirds of Americans are "absolutely certain" that God exists. Millennials point to a godless future.

Fear of Violence Prompts Police to Seek Delay of Synagogue Demolition

Hundreds of people have barricaded themselves in the Givat Ze'ev synagogue. Police tell court they cannot stop violence if wrecking ball starts to work.

Rabin’s ‘Yarzheit’ Enters Second Week

In Israel, the yarzheit of assassinated Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin is marked for two weeks or even more, depending on the calendar.

IDF Promises Yad L’Achim, ‘Soldiers Won’t Be Taken to Missionary Events’

The IDF has confirmed in a letter to Yad L'Achim that soldiers will not be taken to missionary events.

Israel Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Visits Joseph’s Tomb (and Arabs Burn It Down...

The Sephardic Chief Rabbi visited Joseph's Tomb on Sunday night with IDF protection, but Arabs attacked his convoy and later torched the tomb, again.

Abbas Wants UNESCO to Declare Western Wall Part of Al Aqsa

The Palestinian Authority has circulated a draft resolution to declare the Western Wall, Rachel's Tomb and the Patriachs Cave as "Palestinian."

Jews Plan to Ascend Temple Mount on Anniversary of Rambam’s Visit

An unusually large number of Jews plan to ascend the Temple Mount on Monday to mark the 850 years since the Rambam (Moses Maimonides)...

Spiritual Cafe: Noah, Hamas, & Tower of Babel

Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to discuss the great Torah portion of Noach (Noah). Why does the word Hamas appear in the Torah before God decided to destroy the world? Why was Noah chosen to be the Messiah who saved the remnant of that world? And finally, why did the world decide to use all of its power & unity to fight God? Powerful lessons which also help us understand why there is terror in the streets of Jerusalem.

Terror Attack Foiled in Kfar Chabad, Guards Advised in Construction Sites

A terror attack was foiled Thursday in Kfar Chabad; the local chief rabbi urges residents to hire armed guards for construction sites.

Rabbi Permits Carrying Cell Phone on Shabbat because of Wave of Terror

The wave of terror also has made self-defense courses and pepper spray the new fad.

Hareidi and National Religious Jews in Massive Prayer at Kotel Today

Tens of thousands of Jews are expected to arrive at the Western Wall at 4:30 p.m.

Only 0.3% of Yearly Visitors to Temple Mount Are Jews

Muslims accuse Jews of trying to take over the Temple Mount, but statistics prove it is a lie.

Jerusalem Arabs Indicted for Plot to Bring Pipe Bombs to Temple Mount

Two adults and minor planned to make pipe bombs to attacks police during the Jewish holidays.

Showers Expected Day after Prayers for Rain

The first rains of the winter season are expected on Tuesday, one day after Jews around the world begin adding to daily prayers that...

Reconstructionist Rabbis Allowed to Marry Gentiles

Sad - Watching Jewish-American assimilation in action.

Deri Backs Down on Shabbat Work Halt on New Rail Line

A court order overruling Deri's "stop work" decision allows Israel Railways to continue maintenance and construction work on Shabbat.

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