Divine Rage? Kotel Stone Falls on Reform Prayer Platform [Video]

To calculate the erosion in the different kinds of limestone that make up the Western Wall, in 2014 researchers from Hebrew University used a laser scan to create an accurate three-dimensional computer model.

MK Rotem Offers Full Apology to Reform Movement

Israeli lawmaker David Rotem offered a full apology for reportedly saying the Reform movement “is not Jewish.”

Report: Bennett to Support Secular Mayoral Candidate Against Liberman’s Pick

The split within the Haredi factions in last Tuesday's vote also makes it possible for several Haredi city council-members elect to endorse Berkovitch next round.

Festive Sukkot Holiday Meals Provided Throughout Israel Via Centuries-Old Network

Colel Chabad’s national network of soup kitchens is part of Israel’s longest continuously running charity, founded in 1788.

Haredi Parties Demand New Military Draft Law Praise Torah Study, Likud Agrees

Last summer, the High Court of Justice revoked an earlier version of the draft law which granted yeshiva students an exemption from military service through 2023.

Rumor: Draft Committee to Launch Special Chabad Track

The impatient Supreme Court, in its haste to get the numbers on paper, has created needless political battles.

Astonished Haredi Soldier: Neturei Karta Member Gave Me a Snack

"I was surprised that he sat down next to me at all," the soldier said. "That he would smile at me – that was strange already..."

Thousands of Haredim Riot over IDF Draft (Video)

Haredim could turn hate into love by serving in the army and showing non-religious soldiers the Light of Torah,

8 Yr Old Arab Boy is ‘Terrorist in Training’ at Mount of Olives

An 8-year-old Jerusalem Arab boy is learning to be a terrorist; he was caught hurling rocks at police on the Mt. of Olives.

Haredi Leader: Wearing a Shtreimel Is Chilul Hashem

Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.

‘What’s Bad for Haredim is Bad for Universities’ says Haredi MK

Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni said he doesn’t mind if yeshivas are monitored to make sure those enrolled are learning so long as universities...

Rabbi Arusi Quits Race for Chief Rabbi One Hour before Balloting

Rabbi Ratzon Arusi withdrew his candidacy for Chief Sephardi Rabbi, one hour before balloting began Wednesday afternoon. His withdrawal leaves three candidates in the...

Boyaner Rebbe to Light Up Lag B’Omer Festivities Starting 1:15 Sunday Morning

Also on Saturday night, a contingency of 5,000 police and IDF will be manning all the traffic arteries leading to Miron, in perimeter security circuits and at the compound itself.

Only Bennett Can Solve the Avi Weiss Conundrum – He Caused It

Rabbi Avi Weiss is learning the hard way about playing nice with others.

Turn Back Those Israeli Clocks Tonight

After weeks of waking up to predawn darkness, Israel is finally turning back the clocks one hour, on Sunday morning.

Survey: 36% of Secular Jews Want to Leave Israel

The highest rate of those who wish to leave was among secular Jews, where 36% said they would have left. Among religious Jews only 7% expressed the same wish.

Israel Railways Claims 150 Shabbatot Equals 2 Years

Shas Minister Aryeh Deri ordered a halt to working on Shabbat on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem train line and Israel Railways claims it will delay it for 2 years.

Survey Shows More Haredi Women Hold Driver’s License as Social Integration Booms

The poverty rate among Haredi Israelis fell to 45% in 2016, its lowest level in more than a decade.

Kidnapping Saga: Lapid Dusts Off His Siddur to Pray

"I believe they will come back but if not, please be united. Be united.” - Racheli Frankel, mother of kidnap victim

Thousands of NCSY Campers Underline Jewish Identity, Ties with Israel

Jewish music superstar Mordechai Shapiro entertained the massive crowd at the event.

Police Dressed as Arabs Incite Provocation in Jewish Village

The local security coordinator tried to alert the Army, but his calls were not answered.

Revolutionary Ruling Permits Genetic Testing of Halachic Jewish Status

Some 40% of European Ashkenazi Jews carry a genetic mark that suggests they are the offspring of four mothers who immigrated to Europe from the Middle East a millennia ago.

Finally, Rightwing Rabbis to Learn Media Conduct from the Pros

"Conference sessions will include Facebook Specialties (beginners and advanced); Writing articles and opinion pieces; Public Speaking; Standing in front of a camera; and the Art of the Debate."

British Rabbis Scold Orthodox Shul for Letting Women Hold Torah

The issue of women becoming involved in synagogue services to the point of holding a Torah scroll is as loaded in the Diaspora than it is in Israel.

PA Mourns Failure to Take over Rachel’s Tomb as Muslim Holy Site

Jews visit Rachel’s Tomb Tuesday to pray that she cries for them. Today, the anniversary of her death, the Palestinian Authority has failed to turn it into a Muslim holy site. Chalk up one for the truth.

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