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Thousands Mark Passing of Biblical Matriarch Rachel

The passing of Rachel is marked on the 11th day in the Hebrew month of Heshvan on the Jewish calendar.

Prayers Requested for Yavneh Terror Victim

Please pray for the swift recovery of Niv Gil ben Hadassah.

Watch: Israel Reopens Temple Mount With New Security Measures

Some 200 Muslims simultaneously flooded through the entrance to the Temple Mount, ostensibly for afternoon prayers.

US Envoy Prays for World Peace at Western Wall

Monday evening marked the start of the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tamuz, -- the destruction of Jerusalem and both First and Second Holy Temples.

Jews Arrested Trying to Enter Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem

Visits to Joseph’s Tomb by Israelis are supposed to be pre-authorized and coordinated with the IDF.

Erdogan Feeling Better After Fainting During Prayers at Istanbul Mosque

“I have a small condition about my blood pressure related to my diabetes,” Erdogan said.

Stop the Prayers!

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 Brutally Beaten in Zhitomir, Ukraine; Community Asks for Prayers

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...

Rivlin Tells Ukraine Parliament ‘My Thoughts Are With My Friend, Shimon Peres’

Israeli President Rivlin told Ukraine's lawmakers in a special session that his thoughts are "with my friend, Shimon Peres."

PM Netanyahu: ‘Certain Relief Today’ After Visit to Hospital Bedside of Former Pres. Shimon...

PM Netanyahu said his prayers have been strengthened by his visit to the bedside of former President Shimon Peres at Sheba Medical Center.

The Prayers Of A Lifetime

To the amazement of the bedraggled group of prisoners, Rav Yaakov proceeded to recite the entire parsha from memory.

Knesset Synagogue Bars Reform and Conservative Jews from ‘Mixed Prayer’

Liberal Jews are for tolerance until they also have to be tolerant.

Clean Up the Wall

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...

Selichot

Many Jewish communities have the custom of saying Selichot (forgiveness prayers) during the entire month of Elul, leading up to the High Holidays.

Jordan Says Law Prevents Jews from Praying on Temple Mount

“Allowing freedom of religion incites violence” is the essence of Jordan’s message.

King of Morocco Asking Local Jews to Pray for Rain

When a Muslim king asks the Jews to pray for rain you know that the world is not so out of kilter.

Abbas to Blame Jews’ Prayers for Rain for Halting Peace Talks

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.

Winter Finally Comes to Israel; Snow on the Hermon

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."

Davening–Praying Can Be Good for your Health

The davener stands, sits, stands, bows, straightens up, turns, takes steps backward and forward, sits, stands, sits, stands, bows, and so forth.

Weeping for Jerusalem

The story was about a mother who lost her husband and eleven of her children in Auschwitz.

Café el-Fishawy, Cairo

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...

A Blessed Land, Wet or Dry

There are things we do not understand - so many things, but I believe God answers every prayer that is sent to Him.

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