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Bnei Brak Threatens Court Action to Block Light Rail Work on Yom Kippur &...

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.

High Court Rejects Meretz, Reform Petition to Compel Public Transportation on Shabbat

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.

Survey Shows Deep Split among Israeli Jews over Shabbat Soccer

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.

Chabad to Provide Kosher Food, Services, to Jews Attending Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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.

Three Doors Down From The Friday Night Massacre in Halamish

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...

NJ Town Blocks Eruv in Effort to Discourage Settlement by Eruv Users

The petition language is unabashed about which aspect of community quality is of concern to them: 'an eruv used by the Hasidic sect.'

Jewish NGO: IDF Recruiters Grill, Humiliate Women Seeking Religious Exemption

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.

Two Arrested in Connection With Last Friday’s J’lem Attack

"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 ."

Israel Confirms Jerusalem Terrorists Were From PLO, Not ISIS

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has not condemned Friday’s attacks, nor offered condolences to the family of the murdered policewoman.

Jewish Wonder Women Cheer on Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot in Jerusalem

The private screening room at Cinema City in Jerusalem was sold out; the idea caught on like wildfire.

Government to Pay Religious Families to Invite Secular Guests for Shabbat Meals

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.

New Orleans Hebrews Swept in Ol’ Mardi Gras Shabbat Excitement

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

Breaking the Silence Expose ‘Corruption’: Hebron Jews Ply Soldiers with Shabbat Meals, Pizza

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.

‘Open Orthodox’ Rabbi Alters Shabbat Prayer for the President to Omit Trump

So we searched the text of this socially conscious, alternative prayer, and discovered it has no mention of three words: "Jews," "Jewish," and "Israel."

Young Israel Congregation Of Bay Harbor Presents Shabbat Series

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.

Rabbi Eliyahu Permits Desecrating Shabbat to Shoot Arab #PyroTerrorists

The Rabbi said, if in Beit Meir, Carmiel, or Haifa they had shot the arsonists we would have been spared this catastrophe.

Masses to Attend World’s Biggest Shabbat Meal in Hebron

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.

Left, Right, Agree: Intermarriage Marks Demise of US Jewish Community

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.

Q & A: Folding A Tallit On Shabbat

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

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