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Kapparot ‘Sacrificial Chicken’ Ritual Gets Green Light in New York

A NYS Supreme Court judge has given a green light to the ancient Jewish custom of kapparot, transferring sins to a chicken before Yom Kippur.

Pharoah Sends Passover Greetings; Rare Scarab Seal Found at Tel Dor

A rare scarab seal belonging to a senior Egyptian official of the 13th Pharaonic Dynasty is found by a birdwatcher on Israel's northern coast.

Religious Zionist ‘ Tzohar’ Group Launches ‘Listening Together for Shofar’

The 'Tzohar' organization is launching a new project to encourage secular Jews to 'listen together' to shofar blowing on Rosh Hashana.

On the Eve of Passover, Words of Torah Heard in the White House ....

Jason D. Greenblatt thanked the group for their visit. “It was a pleasure to host all of you," he wrote.

Half of Israel’s Jews Fear Another 9 B’Av-Magnitude Destruction

A nuclear attack, baseless hatred between population groups, and corruption among decision-makers would be the main contributing factors to the next catastrophic destruction...

Watch: Tu B’Shevat Means Fresh Fruit from Israel to Begin New Year of Trees

“Farmers are today’s pioneers, and Israel’s agricultural produce is among the best in the world.”

See the World’s Largest Menorah on Fifth Avenue (Sunday Night)

The World’s Largest Chanukah Menorah will be proudly standing at New York’s most fashionable plaza, Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, by Central Park.

Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine this week were ordered to “register” themselves and their assets.

King of Jordan Refusing to Speak with Netanyahu, Imports from Israel Banned

King Abdullah II of Jordan is refusing to speak with Israel's PM Netanyahu over tensions at the Temple Mount.

Selichot

Ashkenazi Jews begin saying Selichot tonight, the week of Rosh Hashana.

Body of Missing Israeli Located in Hungary

The body of an Israeli student was found in Hungary over the weekend after he was missing for a week.

Israeli Beekeepers Help Make New Year Sweeter for President and First Lady

(JERUSALEM) - Beekeepers from across Israel delivered their honey products to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week in light of a festive event held...

Polish Synagogue Attacked During Prayers on Yom Kippur

“I apologize to the Jewish community of Gdansk. In the city of Freedom and Solidarity, we respect all religions and do not accept acts of hooliganism," the mayor said.

Israeli Kids Try Their Hands at One of the Busiest Matzah Bakeries in the...

Similar model matzah bakeries bring the experience to Jewish children (and children at heart) all over the globe.

Netanyahu: Israel ‘Adds Life’ on Remembrance Day

Israel "adds life" while hate-filled terrorists try to "take life," PM Netanyahu said on Remembrance Day at Mt. Herzl.

Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

More than 400 people sat down at the first seder this year at the Chabad House of Bangkok, Thailand.

Burning to Prepare for Passover in Brooklyn

A Jewish father teaches his daughter about the Torah commandment to burn all remaining bits of bread, etc. before the start of Passover.

Public Pre-Yom Kippur ‘Kapparot’ Ceremonies Banned in 3 Israeli Cities

The pre-Yom Kippur practice of using a live chicken for the "kapparot" ritual was banned in three Israeli cities this year.

Yom HaAtzma’ut Crowds Overwhelm 4 Heritage Sites on Israel’s Independence Day

Site-seeing crowds overwhelmed at least four heritage sites on this Yom Ha'Atzma'ut, prompting officials to close their doors on Israel's Independence Day.

Survey: More Israelis Light Hanukkah Candles, But More Americans Think It’s an Important Holiday

Most Israeli Jews partake in several Hanukkah activities, such as eating sufganiyot (doughnuts) and latkes (79%) and giving Hanukkah gelt (64%).

Comprehensive List: Jerusalem’s Independence Day Celebrations April 18-20

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence and the 50th anniversary of the Unification of Jerusalem. To celebrate both occasions, a variety of events will take place throughout the city from April 18 to 19, free of charge.

Family of German Jewish Victim Suing Israel Museum over ‘Birds’ Head Haggadah’

The family’s attorney is E. Randol Schoenberg, who helped Maria Altmann successfully recover Gustav Klimt's "Woman in Gold," from the Belvedere Museum in Vienna.

Iranian FM: Netanyahu Distorts Jewish Scriptures

To be fair to the Israeli PM, the Persian king in the Megillah is in cahoots with Haman's plot to destroy all the Jews in his empire, and the reversal of his position is the essence of the Purim miracle.

Storms Send Israeli Mimouna Celebrants Indoors

Stormy weather sent celebrants indoors but did not dampen their joy in celebrating Mimouna after Passover in Israel.

Tel Aviv Purim Party: 53 Require Medical Attention, 11 Detained by Police

Five people were held on suspicion of drug trafficking and violence, and six were accused of selling alcohol to minors.

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