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The one area where the Haredim had to capitulate to a higher power was soccer matches on Shabbat.
The Sheva Brachot meal could not be held as planned on Shabbat morning because the existence of a bride and a groom was in doubt.
"If Zionism is a dirty word then Judaism must be likewise, because all of our Jewish sources, tradition and culture revolve around Israel, it is impossible to separate one from the other."
At issue is the agreement with the city of Bnei Brak that prohibits digging and other work on the Light Rail tracks during the Sabbath and on Yom Kippur.
The judges noted that the state is not obligated to act to examine transportation needs, and emphasized that they do not intend to express their opinion on this issue.
The Smith Institute survey proves for the Nth time that the polls yield results based on how you write the questions, or, in this case, how you cut your random sample of respondents.
Daily Torah seminars exploring the Jewish message behind sports and the meaning of competition will take place at one of the two Pyeongchang Chabad centers and at the Jewish room in the Olympic Village.
We sat down, ate, drank, sang, ate dessert, started singing some more – and in the middle of our Shabbat song the commander's military phone started ringing...
The petition language is unabashed about which aspect of community quality is of concern to them: 'an eruv used by the Hasidic sect.'
In her interview, M. was asked, 'What is the blessing of the moon, when is it said, what is the nusach (style) you use?' Except that, according to Jewish law, women are not obligated to keep many of the time-related commandments, which the moon blessing most certainly is.
"We will get to every person who had any connection at all to the attack and to anyone who dares to openly express support, or to utter inciting statements or encourages people to support terror ."
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has not condemned Friday’s attacks, nor offered condolences to the family of the murdered policewoman.
The private screening room at Cinema City in Jerusalem was sold out; the idea caught on like wildfire.
The Ministry of Religious Services will pay the municipal taxes, carrying charges and electricity of religious families who clock 15 weekly hours hosting secular guests and teaching Jewish family values.
We have no idea how one can maintain the two warring notions of 'Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans' and 'avoiding immodesty' in the same sentence
Having concluded phase one of their attack, presenting IDF soldiers as war criminals to an eager world, BtS now zeroes in on the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to settle the entire Biblical Land of Israel.
So we searched the text of this socially conscious, alternative prayer, and discovered it has no mention of three words: "Jews," "Jewish," and "Israel."
Jewish Guests need a place to go to, this weekend in Washington.
The final get-together, on January 3, will be hosted by Tammy Attias. It will be open to the congregation’s women of all ages.
The Rabbi said, if in Beit Meir, Carmiel, or Haifa they had shot the arsonists we would have been spared this catastrophe.
The connection between the Torah portion and Hebron has made this holy city a prime destination this Shabbat, with an estimated 20 thousand guests expected to stay in Hebron and Kiryat Arba.
Using the great, eye opening Pew study of 2013, Cohen points out that the signs of Jewish life in intermarried Jewish families are fast diminishing.
Question: I notice that in some synagogues I visit on Shabbat, some people do not fold their tallitot but rather leave them in their place unfolded. Others do fold them. I asked one person why he doesn’t fold his tallit, and he responded that doing so is not permitted. Is that true? I. Hager Brooklyn, NY
The vast majority of respondents said staying closed or open on Shabbat should be left to them to decide, while 19% preferred that the decision be enforced by the authorities.