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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.
Israeli Pres. Rivlin expresses deep concern after vandals torch a Bnei Akiva building and synagogue in northern Israel.
The death toll continues to rise following earthquakes in Nepal as rescue workers fight the clock.
Chabad co-emissary Chani Lifshiftz says "hundreds of Israelis" arrive safely at the Chabad House after deadly quake in Nepal.
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...
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.
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.
The all-women Hareidi political party wanted to advertise to their constituency.
Increased knowledge of women of Jewish laws and the Torah has created thorny issues for the Orthodox community.
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...
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.
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?"
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.