Having trouble understanding what decorum should be in shul? Go watch (from without) services at the local church or Reform temple, where you can see how actual respect for a sanctuary is manifested.
Rabbi Mendel Deitsch, a longtime Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in France and more recently in Israel, was brutally attacked at Zhitomir’s central train station early Friday morning, where...
Israeli President Rivlin told Ukraine's lawmakers in a special session that his thoughts are "with my friend, Shimon Peres."
PM Netanyahu said his prayers have been strengthened by his visit to the bedside of former President Shimon Peres at Sheba Medical Center.
Refuah Shelaima to Esther Bat Miriam.
To the amazement of the bedraggled group of prisoners, Rav Yaakov proceeded to recite the entire parsha from memory.
A Jewish bride has been arrested at the Temple Mount on her wedding day.
Liberal Jews are for tolerance until they also have to be tolerant.
Western Wall's employees, remove thousands of handwritten notes placed between the ancient stones of the Kotel, the Western Wall, Judaism's second holiest site, in...
Many Jewish communities have the custom of saying Selichot (forgiveness prayers) during the entire month of Elul, leading up to the High Holidays.
“Allowing freedom of religion incites violence” is the essence of Jordan’s message.
When a Muslim king asks the Jews to pray for rain you know that the world is not so out of kilter.
The snowstorm’s delay of Kerry’s meeting with Netanyahu finally gives Abbas a chance to explain why Israel must not exist as a Jewish state.
One unique event in Israel is the reaction of people to the first rains. There is almost a festive atmosphere when the first drops fall after a long and dry summer, and people can say, ”Thank God for rain."
The davener stands, sits, stands, bows, straightens up, turns, takes steps backward and forward, sits, stands, sits, stands, bows, and so forth.
The story was about a mother who lost her husband and eleven of her children in Auschwitz.
Some 240 years ago, a man named al-Fishawy began serving coffee to his friends in an alley of Cairo's Khan al-Khalili district each evening...
There are things we do not understand - so many things, but I believe God answers every prayer that is sent to Him.
If you think that living in a Xtrian land doesn’t affect you at all, it’s because your brain has been so saturated with dreams of white Christmases.
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