NYC Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang Against Circumcision, Supports 2-State Solution

“From what I’ve seen, the evidence on it being a positive health choice for the infant is quite shaky.”

OU: We Must Bring the Backyard Experience Into the Shul Instead of the Shul...

With the pandemic's end in sight the Orthodox Union convened small synagogues to discuss returning to full operations.

Ancient Remains From Jericho’s Hasmonean Fortress Brought to Rest in Kfar Adumim

Bringing the desecrated remains to rest . . . reaffirmed the unbreakable bond between the Jewish People, the Land of Israel, and Jewish history and heritage.

Rabbinic Court Orders Public Shaming of Get Refuser Yitzhak Sasson

The rabbinical judges also asked to bring their ruling to the attention of the rabbis of the city of Dimona where Sasson lives.

First ‘Second Gentleman’ Emhoff Demonstrates Rampant Normalcy of Jewish Intermarriage in US

"To be sure, we'll get over our initial annoyance with the fact that the VP is married to a Jewish man."

Tefillin Stands Set Up in MDA Stations throughout Israel

The initial stands were placed at the MDA stations in Kiryat Ono, Jerusalem, Afula, Tiberias, Rishon Lezion, Netanya, Acre, Ashdod, and Beer-Sheva.

Compromise: Non-Jewish IDF Fallen to Be Buried Together with Jews But 8 Inches Deeper

At least two major poskim have permitted outright the burial of gentiles and Jews together in a case when they were found killed together.

New Project Brings Shabbat Home in 1,600 Cities Worldwide November 6-7

In a world reeling from a pandemic and a divisive U.S. election, the 7th annual international Shabbat Project offers unity, optimism, and a much-needed break from the 24-hour news cycle.

Hadassah Hospital Organizes Son’s Wedding At the Window So Critically Ill Father Can Attend...

“The opportunity to enable the father to watch and attend his son’s wedding, especially when he is so very ill, is an unforgettable moment."

Rebbetzin Malka Piotrkowski: We should Reexamine Prohibition of Touching During Nida

"When giving birth, the touch is a mixture of affection and support, when halachically the woman is Nida."

Kotel Rabbi Asks for Trump’s Recovery on Day of Priestly Blessing

The event was attended by the Chief Rabbis Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef and Rabbi David Lau, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, and US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.

Most Conservative High Court Justice Alex Stein Orders Rabbi Eliyahu’s Disciplinary Hearing for Incitement

Frankly, this ruling revealed what an intellectual asset Justice Alex Stein has been to the Supreme Court, and how it takes a calm, conservative thinker to express liberal values the way they were intended by the 18th century's great thinkers.

Recently Unearthed Ramban Prayer Available Online and in English for First Time

It was found in a manuscript written just after the Expulsion, which was likely used by Catalonian exiles living in Provence.

Mikvah for Female Corona Patients Operating Under the Radar in Jerusalem

"The Home Front Command was here and they themselves take women out of the Corona hotels and bring them to us."

‘Wherever We Are in This World, We All Sing ‘Avinu Malkenu,’ We Are Still...

"Shuls and synagogues in South Africa have been closed for nearly five months; we are all in this together and we are all there for each other."

Ohr Torah Stone Presents A Condensed Machzor for COVID-19 Communal Safety, Spirituality

"We pray that this machzor . . . helps those who will need to pray outdoors in the heat, and allows people to develop their relationship with God while wearing a mask and socially distancing."

High Court Rejects Petition by ‘Prophet of God’ Against Netanyahu, Gantz

One is tempted to believe that had Netanyahu been made to read Sobol's prophetic book in 2015, he would have been better prepared for the pandemic in 2020. Or not.

Orthodox Union Launches Boot Camp to Train High Holiday Baalei Tefillot

With synagogues offering more minyanim than ever before in order to accommodate social distancing thereby creating a shortage of qualified Baalei Tefillot, the OU has created a “Baal Tefillah Boot Camp” to help train more than 100 to lead these minyanim.
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Capsule Selichot at the Kotel in the Age of Corona

In the Sephardic tradition, recital of Selichot in preparation for the High Holidays begins on the second day of the Hebrew month of Elul.
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‘Extremist’ Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Peace with UAE a Prophecy Coming True

The exceptional thing about the rabbi's teaching, besides the high value he places on the new relations, is the fact that Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu has long been associated with a staunch, anti-Arab ideology.

Mall Rebellion: Store Owners Defy Guidelines, Stay Open on Shabbat

The Haredi parties' complain that while the Health Ministry's regulations are leaving large sectors of the public open, synagogues are forced to operate in a limited way.

Israelis Barred from Breslov Pilgrimage to Uman This Upcoming Rosh Hashana-Yom Kippur

“This has nothing to do with politics or anti-Semitism,” and we reject any claims which try to present it as such.”

Rachelle Fraenkel: Hamas Sought to Curse Israel But Blessed Us Instead

“In a problematic situation, when it is possible to be so critical, it is important to find the good, to connect with it, to love it, to increase it and then let it grow and look at reality,” Fraenkel said.

European Rabbis Providing Tefillin to Needy Jews in Project Funded by Rami Levi

The Center for European Rabbis announced the campaign in memory of their friend Rabbi Benjamin Wolff, rabbi of Hanover, Germany, who died of complications COVID-19.

Sanzer Rebbe Hospitalized, Recovering After Mild Heart Attack

The public is being asked to please continue prayers for the complete recovery of Rabbi Zvi Elimelech ben Chaya Nechama.

Chief Rabbi to PM: Open Our Synagogues At Once

This week's unprecedented heat wave, with temperatures rising to 114 degrees Fahrenheit even along the shore, hasn't helped things.

Arsonists Torch Queen Esther & Mordechai’s Historic Tomb in Hamedan, Iran

Under the Ayatollahs and the terrorist movements they have spawned, in recent years there have been annual anti-Semitic protests at the holy site."

Zomet Introduces Shabbat Thermometer for Synagogues and Hospitals

The device could be a game-changer in the next step towards reopening shuls on Shabbat.

UK Chief Rabbi: ‘Synagogues Will Not Open for a Long Time’

“We will need to consider which activities to run, who can attend and what the maximum number will be,” said Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. “Events such as Kiddushim may not be possible for some time.”

’18 for 18′ Initiative a Smashing Success Across Australia, New Zealand this lag B’Omer

According to data analytics, more than 40,000 Jewish people of all ages gathered online for this inspiring event.

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