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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.

Satmar Sets up ‘Draft Refugee’ Panel to Send Yeshiva Youth to US

This really is Independence Day! Satmar sets up an emergency panel to hustle IDF Draft Refugees’ out of Israel lest they be contaminated by serving the country. Let them be America’s problem.

Quietly, Netanyahu Approves Renovations of Kotel Mixed Prayer Plaza

All we need now are actual Reform and Conservative Jews to show up once the plaza is renovated.

Police Find Illegal Drugs in Bnei Brak Man’s Tefilin Bag

Police found the "finger" of hashish in the man's possession after stopping him at the corner of Sokolov and Jabotinsky streets in Bnei Brak.

Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day Starts Sunday Night

Yom HaShoah will open at sundown at Yad Vashem's Warsaw Ghetto Square in Jerusalem.

Letter Across Time to Late Neturei Karta Leader from his Pro-Zionist Nephew

"You will be surprised to hear who is the greatest proponent of the Torah in the world: the Zionist regime. Every year the Israeli government invests billions of shekels in the Torah world."

Police Want Rabbi Metzger on Trial for Bribery Charges

Police from Israel’s Major Crime Unit have recommended that former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger be put on trial for charges of bribery, money...

Anti-Semitic Uber Driver Punished by Judge in Crisp, British Style

No one can match the British when it comes to delivering a whipping, even when it is only a verbal tongue lashing.

Body of Rabbi Found in Mexico City Rubble An Hour After Start of Rosh...

Tragically, the body of Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi, z’l, the son-in-law of the Chief Rabbi of Mexico, Rabbi Shlomo Tawil, was pulled from the rubble.

KKL-JNF Backs Conservative Movement at Western Wall, Calls for Israel to Support All Streams...

Daniel Atar: "I support ... tolerant discourse that accepts all streams of Judaism. No one has a monopoly on Judaism."
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Hillary Lives: Women of the Wall Call Haredim ‘Menacing Hoards’

They obviously meant to write 'menacing hordes,' which is both more comprehensible and more insulting. But wait, there's more.

Knesset Swears in New Govt with Hugs and a Walkout

The 33rd Knesset is off to a flying start. MKs kissed and hugged each other, Haredim walked out, and Arabs called the coalition”racist.” Tomorrow, the Knesset return to more bickering.

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.

Secular Leftists Applaud New Hareidi Minister

"I, Yaakov Litzman, pledge…to be faithful to the government of Israel and to its laws."

NYPD Cop Arrested for Anti-Semitic Grafitti in Boro Park

A former New York City police officer was arrested for spray painting anti-Semitic graffiti in Boro Park.

Chareidi Soldiers to Guard Rachel’s Tomb Checkpoint

The IDF hopes to initially enlist 15-20 Chareidim for the unit.

New Sephardi Chief Rabbi Says ‘Learn Torah or Enlist in IDF’

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel, said in a recent Torah lesson that he often threatened students in his yeshiva...

Jewish Congressman Concerned over Rabbinate Boycott of Avi Weiss Flock

New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject...

Bennett Suggests Haredi ‘Yeshiva-IDF Service’ Plan

An annual quota of approximately 7,000 Haredim would be paid while learning in yeshiva for three years before serving in the IDF or doing...

Police Recommend Indicting Interior Minister Arye Deri

The initial investigation raised suspicions of unusual movements in bank accounts associated with Aryeh Deri and family members.

Sorry, Ivanka, Israel’s High Rabbinical Court Doesn’t Recognize Your Conversion

"I feel humiliated, they were actually saying they're not recognizing my being Jewish. I love Rabbi Lookstein, he is my rabbi, he brought me into the Jewish world."

Haredim Confound Israeli News Media on Yom HaZikaron

The TV station sent out a cameraman to get a video of Haredim during the siren. They got a video, but not the one they wanted.

It’s Rosh Chodesh and no WOW at the Kotel

No WOW, no violence – did Moshiach arrive while I was in shul?

Hareidi Rabbis Rejected Netanyahu Request that Lapid Join Coalition

Netanyahu is ready to expand the government with Lapid's Yesh Atid Party, but the rabbis nixed the idea. "Lapid is a red line."

Jerusalem Arabs Arrested for Brutally Beating Religious Jewish Couple

The gang attacked a Haredi man and then a religious couple with brass knuckles and a knife. The woman recited the Shema prayer.

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