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Report: Rabbinate May Be Plotting to Dump Rabbi Riskin of Efrat

8 Sivan 5775 – May 25, 2015
The Chief Rabbinate will invite Rabbi Riskin for a hearing on whether to extend his term, ostensibly because of his age but possibly because of his views on conversion.

Rivlin Tells Bnei Akiva, ‘We Must Not Let This Happen Again’

4 Sivan 5775 – May 21, 2015
Israeli Pres. Rivlin expresses deep concern after vandals torch a Bnei Akiva building and synagogue in northern Israel.

New Torah Scroll Gifted to Nevatim Air Force Base

1 Sivan 5775 – May 18, 2015
A new Torah scroll is gifted to the IDF Nevatim Air Force base in southern Israel in memory of murdered soldier Almog Shiloni, z'l.

Power Blackouts, Supply Shortages Hampering Rescue Efforts in Nepal

9 Iyyar 5775 – April 28, 2015
The death toll continues to rise following earthquakes in Nepal as rescue workers fight the clock.

Chabad Co-Emissary in Nepal Hopes for ‘Only Good News’ in Video

8 Iyyar 5775 – April 26, 2015
Chabad co-emissary Chani Lifshiftz says "hundreds of Israelis" arrive safely at the Chabad House after deadly quake in Nepal.

Netanyahu Expresses His Sorrow over Death of Rabbi Lichtenstein

1 Iyyar 5775 – April 20, 2015
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his sorrow over the passing of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein Monday. "Rabbi Lichtenstein's knowledge found expression in his literary works. He...

A Man Who Brings Students to Israel and a Revolutionary Rabbi...

20 Nisan 5775 – April 9, 2015
Yishai is joined in-studio by Momo Lifshitz, the CEO of Lirom Global Education and former director of Oranim Educational Initiatives, the #1 provider of Birthright Israel participants. He shares his dream to bring Jewish and non-Jewish students to study in Israel and get a college degree at a great price, while falling in love with -- and in -- the country. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Rabbi Avichai Rontzki, former IDF chief rabbi (2006-2010), with the rank of Brigadier General. During his post, Rontzki carried out a mini-revolution in the command, expanding his mandate to allow for a much more active role of rabbis in the army, and creating the "Jewish Awareness Department," which conducts educational activities in combat units.

Did the Police Fail or Did the People?

17 Nisan 5775 – April 6, 2015
When a body is found murdered in a field, the community leaders must declare, "Our hands did not shed this blood."

Thousands Accompany Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Vosner, 102, zt’l, to Rest; 1...

16 Nisan 5775 – April 5, 2015
Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Vosner (Wosner), zt'l, -- the Shevet HaLevi -- was laid to rest overnight in Bnei Brak. A young man died at the funeral as well.

Supreme Court: Hareidi Papers Can’t Be Forced to Advertise Hareidi Women’s...

25 Adar 5775 – March 16, 2015
The all-women Hareidi political party wanted to advertise to their constituency.

Yeshiva U Threatens to Deny Ordination Over ‘Partnership Minyan’

28 Adar I 5774 – February 27, 2014
Increased knowledge of women of Jewish laws and the Torah has created thorny issues for the Orthodox community.

Alternative Group Replaces Orthodox Society at Boston Funeral Home

24 Tevet 5774 – December 26, 2013
A new non-denominational Jewish burial society has replaced an Orthodox one at a Boston-area Jewish funeral home. Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston, which launched...

British Rabbis Scold Orthodox Shul for Letting Women Hold Torah

30 Kislev 5774 – December 2, 2013
The issue of women becoming involved in synagogue services to the point of holding a Torah scroll is as loaded in the Diaspora than it is in Israel.

WoW Miss their Chance for Equality at Kotel Priestly Blessing

18 Tishri 5774 – September 22, 2013
If the Women of the Wall want equality with men, why don’t they try to perform the Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall? Do tribal distinctions contradict “equality?” If so, who needs a Reform "rabbi?"

St. Peter and the Reform Movement

12 Elul 5773 – August 18, 2013
An ugly etrog is still an etrog, but a beautiful lemon is never an etrog.

Keeping Jews Jewish

22 Sivan 5773 – May 30, 2013
Virtually all the Gedolim of previous generations, including Rav Soloveitchik, forbade any religious collaboration with heterodox rabbis for fear of giving them tacit recognition.

Recognizing Positive Haredi Values

21 Sivan 5773 – May 29, 2013
Despite the criticisms, Haredi society has positives that should be recognized.

Another Defender of the Haredi Status Quo Clucks His Tongue

19 Sivan 5773 – May 27, 2013
No religious Jew would deny the merit that Torah study. But it is the height of folly to believe that a strong military is therefore unnecessary.

And the Bashing Continues…

15 Sivan 5773 – May 23, 2013
Eliminating all secular studies is taking "Talmud Torah k’neged kulom" to an absurd extreme.

Intermarried Rabbis

14 Sivan 5773 – May 22, 2013
If ritual observance is voluntary and all that counts is ethos, why not just drop the whole charade and just call anyone with an ethical perspective on life a Reform Jew?

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