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Power Outage in Jerusalem As Storm Snaps Trees, Damaging Cars

The first winter storm of the season snapped some power lines in Jerusalem, brought down trees and damaged cars.

The Shabbos Project: Jews Worldwide Keeping This Shabbos Together

This Friday, millions of Jews in 340 cities around the world will be 'keeping it together.' The 7th day. Shabbat.

Rav Ovadia’s Son to Netanyahu: You Hurt Dad’s Feelings

The prime minister was embarrassed during a shiva visit to the mourning children of the great man.

New Bill Compels Burial Societies to Work on Shabbat

Burial societies that receive their funding form the state must arrive within three hours of receiving the request, even if the death occurred on Shabbat.

Police Say Commander Was Bribed by ‘Businessmen’s Rabbi’

There's still a court gag order on the nature of the favors the crime fighter received from the mystic.

Haredi Man asks Woman to Move to Back of Bus, Gets Punched in Face...

On a Jerusalem bus driving in Givat Shaul on Kanfei Nesharim street, a Haredi man asked a secular woman to move to the back...

The War Is On: Ultra-Orthodox, Reform, Vie for Control of Knesset

Netanyahu has until Passover to follow the coalition agreement he signed with the ultra-Orthodox, or else.

Senior Israeli TV Editor: I Will Not Let my Children Enlist [video]

Nir said he couldn't understand why the taxes Israelis pay are not enough to sustain IDF soldiers.

Synagogue Vandalized in Jerusalem, Torah Stolen in Ramat HaSharon

Anti-Semites torch a Holy Ark and scrawl swastikas at a popular Jerusalem synagogue; thieves steal a Torah scroll in Ramat HaSharon.

Thousands at Memorial for Jerusalem’s Har Nof Massacre Victims

Thousands attended a Jerusalem memorial service to mark the end of seven days' mourning for five terror victims.

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.”

Women of the Wall to Get Own Kotel Plaza

The new plaza will be outside the control of the Kotel rabbi, and be governed by a new public committee.

Demonstrators Block Shabbat Mass Conversion Baptism in Rishon L’tzion

"We met six women, two of them Holocaust survivors, who had been brought there by their gentile caretakers, and convinced them not to go inside."

Meretz Warns against ‘Danger’ of Bennett as Education Minister

The left-wing party's problem is that the ministry spent more money to promote Judaism than democracy.

Economy Ministry Figures Show Rise in Hareidi Male Employment

New Economy Ministry statistics show that 49 percent of hareidi-religious males are working at regular jobs.

Israelis Celebrated a Sweet ‘Mimouna’ Saturday Night

Israelis with Moroccan heritage celebrated the end of Passover with 'Mimouna' Saturday night with music and special, intricate sweet foods.

OneFamily Commemorates Terror Victims and Families of Jewish Year 5776 [video]

The OneFamily support organization lists the lives lost to terror since Rosh Hashana 2015.

Mea Shearim Protests Arrest of Yeshiva Student for Ignoring IDF Draft

Hundreds of protesters riot in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood to protest the arrest of a rabbinical student who ignored his IDF draft notice.

Chief Rabbinate Bows to Pressure to Extend Rabbi Riskin’s Term

Chief Sephardi Rabbi: "'God has not made me a woman,' not like someone from Efrat who comes up with all kinds of new ideas, makes news and and wages wars."

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?

Hundreds Rally to Support Soldier Charged with Manslaughter

Hundreds of Israelis rallied in solidarity for the IDF medic who killed a wounded terrorist after he stabbed a soldier.

Rabbi Auerbach: Army Service Means Eradication of Judaism

Refusing service is "a commandment one must obey even at the cost of their own life."

Economy Minister’s Geographical Magic: Adding Beitar to Negev and Galilee

In Deri's view, the geographic designation of his office's authority is not written in stone.

High Court Hears Petition against Mikvah for Married Women Only

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Minister of Religious Affairs Yaakov Margi and the Chief Rabbinate Council to explain why they not allow single women to immerse in state-run mikvahs.

Likely Compromise Found in Coalition Rift over Reform, Conservative Mikvahs

Last week, a Knesset committee debated a bill proposed by two ultra-Orthodox coalition partners determining that use of public mikvahs will be conducted strictly according to halakha.

EU Directive to Humiliate Israel on East Jerusalem and Settlements

The new EU directive, effective Friday, demands that all deals with Israel exclude disputed territories.

Henri’s in Tel Aviv Fined $890 a Month for Closing on Shabbat

Henri’s store, one of the few in the entire complex that’s adorned by a kosher certificate, and he is being fined for being closed on Shabbat.

Secular Israeli Parents Say Religious Summer Camps ‘A Better Deal’

Secular Israeli Jews are sending their children to less costly religious camps this year.

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