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Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Turning to Halacha in Absence of Clear Laws

The notion presented by the authors of the bill that Jewish halacha is a well-defined body of law, a streamlined set of answers to judicial questions, if you will, is absurd.

Another One Bites the Dust: Orthodox General Forced to Retire over Inanity

As Israel is facing a looming war along the borders with Lebanon and Syria, the IDF has forced out one of its most brilliant generals for the unauthorized possession of a washing machine, a souvenir assault rifle and spare parts.

Mayor Nir Barkat Talks About Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat discusses Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh

Unique Jerusalem Yeshiva Sets $1 Million Goal for One-Day’s Fundraising Effort

In addition to its comprehensive curricular program and engaging Israel experience, Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh provides support to its lone soldiers/alumni serving in the IDF.

Fakes, Frauds and Phonies

The Peleg Yerushalmi protesters are not Yeshiva students and not Hareidi.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Chastises Tzohar Rabbi for Not Fact-Checking Before Criticizing Him

Rabbi Eliyahu pointed out the troubling facts which were the basis for his statement against "Hashgacha Pratit."

OU, RCA, Raising Funds, Encouraging Prayers, to Help Houston’s Jews

In parts of the Houston area, the slow-moving tropical storm Harvey has set a record for rainfall from a single storm anywhere in the continental United States, with 51.88 inches since the storm began. According to the Harris County Flood Control District, as much as 30% of Harris County’s 1,800 square miles of land is flooded.

According to Muslim Dignitaries, this Picture Shows Jews ‘Storming’ Al Aqsa Mosque

In the picture there's only one occupying force, way back, behind the nice storming lady in the green shirt. All the other occupying forces were probably having lunch at the time.

Stamford Hill Shomrim: Anti-Semitism Rising, Jewish Girls Attacked

"It was "a terrifying experience for the young victims who were targeted in this unprovoked anti-Semitic attack."

‘Under Siege Every Shabbat’ – Secular Israeli Village Blocks Eruv Project of 50 Orthodox...

'This is a clear example of secular coercion. Many municipalities are not interested in having an eruv, and the religious minority suffers.'

NJ Town Blocks Eruv in Effort to Discourage Settlement by Eruv Users

The petition language is unabashed about which aspect of community quality is of concern to them: 'an eruv used by the Hasidic sect.'

Moses Mendelssohn: Personally Observant Progenitor Of Reform Judaism

The leading fighter for Jewish civil rights in Germany, he used his respect and renown to assist individual Jews and entire communities in disputes with the German authorities and he facilitated the revocation of many anti-Semitic laws.

Chief Rabbi Irate at Rabbinate’s ‘Blacklist’ of Orthodox Rabbis

The list was prepared by Rabbi Itamar Touboul, who is in charge of determining whether individuals born abroad and registered to wed in Israel are considered a Jewish.

3 London Haredi Schools Reopen in Defiance of Education Authority

The Hackney Council estimates there are at least 30 unregistered Haredi schools – a figure which local ultra-Orthodox sources suggests is inflated.

Haredim Preparing Doomsday Response to Reform Invasion: Genealogy Book

MK Eichler to JewishPress.com: The genealogical list will only be there for those who want to know whom they are marrying and who is Jewish according to Jewish law. Let them check the list. It is a FREE COUNTRY (sic) with free information and free choice.

Watch Moshe Holtzberg: ‘Dear Mr. Modi, I Love You and Your People in India’

PM Netanyahu has been invited for a return visit to India, and has invited Moshe Holtzberg to come with him.

Study: Non-Orthodox US Jewish Communities Growing Barren

'The absence of children – particularly children being raised in the Jewish religion – represents yet one more missing incentive to Jewish communal engagement.'

Survey: Only 46% of Next Generation National Religious Israelis Keep the Faith

Meanwhile, the proportion of students attending ultra-Orthodox schools has increased by about 300% since 1992.

Naftali Bennett Asking Party’s ‘American Members’ for ‘Power to Continue Working Very, Very Hard’

Bennett, who has been persistently unavailable for an interview with The Jewish Press Online since before the 2013 elections, plain forgot about the many English speaking Habayit Hayehudi members who do not hail from the US.

Ayelet Shaked Appoints First Female Qadi

Many Arab Muslim scholars disagree with women's qualification to be Qadis.

Orthodox Lawmakers Prepare to Fight Supreme Court’s Sabbath Ruling

Orthodox parties are working on new legislation to protect the Sabbath in Israel.

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