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Call for Sovereignty on Temple Mount by Rabbis

A group of some 30 rabbis has called for sovereignty over the Temple Mount ahead of Jerusalem Day.

Council of Europe Executives Advise Inaction on Male Circumcision

The Council of Europe has climbed down from along and weak limb by issuing a letter that in effect neutralizes a resolution by its...

Newsweek/Daily Beast Ending ‘Top 50 Rabbis’ List

Newsweek/The Daily Beast said it will stop publishing its Top 50 Rabbis list, an annual feature since 2007. The decision, first reported in the Forward,...

Rabbis Remain Silent as ‘Price Tag’ Vandalism Worsens

Rabbis and the Yesha Council are blowing a chance to prove that they are true nationalists and not country bumpkins.

MK Who Excluded Reform Jews from Judaism Was ‘Misunderstood’

An Israel Knesset Member got a whack on his tongue for angering the Diaspora.

Tzohar Rabbis Help Lead Knesset’s First Ever Tu B’Shvat Seder

The Tu B’Shvat holiday Thursday literally has roots in the Land of Israel

Amsterdam Falafel Joint Takes Israelis for a Non-Kosher Ride

By the time they end up at Baba’s Grillroom in central Amsterdam, Israeli tourists tend to be somewhat distracted. Situated near the famous Rembrandt Square,...

New Hope for ‘Agunot’ Women Trapped by Separated Husbands

A new initiative will use Jewish law to help “Agunot” women, separated from husbands who refuse to grant them a divorce that would let them re-marry.

Goldman Sachs Chief: Rabbi, Jewish Groups Helped Me Succeed

Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein recalled the role of his rabbi and Jewish organizations in helping him realize he could succeed despite growing up...

Israeli Mom to Ask High Court to Block Rabbis’ Circumcision Order

Israel’s Supreme Court soon may have to decide if it wants to set off fireworks and take on a case that involves the authority of a rabbinical court to order a circumcision.

Livni, Bennett Back Bill to Pretend Jews Need Only One Chief Rabbi

The idea of “One Rabbi for One People” sounds lovely, but can Jews really get along with each other if they have nothing to argue about?

Tzohar Rabbis Group Says New Law to Help Stop Assimilation

The new law that the Knesset passed Monday night to allow couples to register for marriages wherever they want will help prevent civil marriages...

Revolutionary Marriage Reform Law Spells End to Haredi Domination

A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.

Jewish Home Punched Out in Losing Bid to Keep Terrorists Jailed

The Jewish Home took a stand against freeing more terrorists. It knew it would lose. The Likud won the battle but may have lost the next war – the one that is fought at the election polls.

Who’s a Pew

Jewish identity has been an issue in the Jewish community at least since the beginning of the Common Era, and perhaps even before.

FBI Arrests NY Rabbis for Beating Husbands Who Refuse Divorce

Many Jewish women suffer as “agunahs,” unable to re-marry because their husbands refuse them divorces. Four Jews, two of them rabbis, allegedly took the law into their hands and beat husbands until they agreed.

YCT, Heterodoxy, and Agudah

It is a fact that heterodoxy is no longer the threat to Orthodoxy it once was – if at all.

Torah & Norman Solomon

The idea that all of the Torah was given to Moses on Sinai is complex, rife with textual, historical, and philosophical problems.

Why Did Kayin Kill Hevel? (Rabbi Goldin Gets It Wrong)

The Rabbis are not sharing Big Ideas, they're arguing about nothing more than the plain meaning of the verse.

White House Briefs Reform and Conservative Rabbis on Syria

Nearly 700 rabbis and other Jewish communal officials were briefed by a top White House aide on President Obama’s Syria plans. The call Tuesday with...

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