Bar-Ilan U Scholar Wins Award for Book on Early Resistance to Rashi’s Torah Commentary

“Rashi’s Commentary may have shaped Judaism and the Jewish people more than any other work except the Bible and the Talmud.”

Chief Rabbi Clashing with Religious Services Minister on Kashrut Reform, Women Supervisors

Minister Kahana (Yamina) is laboring to replace both Haredi Chief Rabbis with Religious Zionist ones, but there's a serious catch.

And Now for Something Completely Different: Yair Lapid May Be Tied to Messianic Jews

A request for comment from Yesh Atid was refused on the grounds that this is a personal matter. Well, yes and no.

New Program Brings Halakhic Study to Women around the World

Religious women sometimes felt uncomfortable approaching rabbis, opting to either ask the question through a male messenger or not ask the question at all.

Sovereignty Movement Congratulates Bennett on Unambiguous Position on Jerusalem

Bennett said that “there is no place for an American consulate that serves the Palestinians in Jerusalem.”

Ma’agar Mochot Survey Shows 52% Reject Reform Section Compromise at the Kotel

There are some hard numbers about the Reform in Israel, and they're quite low.

Yeshiva University Establishes Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Center for Values and Leadership 

The center will be dedicated to the dissemination of his leadership lessons and values in classrooms, communities and through public discussion.

Kashrut Reform Approved by Knesset Committee; Opposition MKs: Dark Day for Judaism

Minister Kahana thanked the committee members and its chairman, MK Yulia Malinowski, for the in-depth discussions of the kashrut program.

Israeli Group Traps Serial Groom Turned Get Refuser, Forces Him to Give a Get

Her husband managed to divorce his fourth wife, granting her a get after securing a bribe of $50,000.

2021 Shabbat Project Roared Back with Record Participation Despite Pandemic

In its ninth year, The Shabbat Project surpassed all pre-COVID levels of involvement, with 1,166 citywide “unity events” and thousands of home-based events in more than 1,500 cities.

Shabbat Project is Back October 22 in 1,500 Cities around the Globe

“In a world of unrelenting distraction and pressure, Shabbat is a unique opportunity for families to truly connect in a magical way."

Bombshell: Jerusalem Court Approves Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

Now, this is a fine issue over which Israel should go to another election: Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount.

Rabbi Moshe Tendler Dead at 95, Influenced Revolutionary Rulings of Father in Law’s ‘Igros...

Rabbi Tendler was the posek for the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists and served as its president.

Haredi MK to Sue over Fake News that He Sold the Knesset to Ahmad...

"I demand an investigation of the publication of this fake news and intend to sue the publisher for libel."

Last Afghani Jew Gives Wife Get Erev Yom Kippur

Simintov's hostile relationship with the other last Jew in Kabul, Ishaq Levin, became the subject of a play in the UK.

New Texas Law Expediting Death Certificates Benefits Orthodox Families

Under Turner's law, a family can request an expedited death certificate for religious reasons when it plans to bury the deceased in another country.

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Vindicates Shmita Land Sale Permits, Contradicting Religious Zionist Rabbis

Both methods were devised as legal fictions to go around the literal wording of the mitzvah of shmita.

United Hatzalah Chief Slams Haredim Who Claim Training Women EMTs Violates Modesty

If the person requesting help is female, it would be more halachically correct that she be treated by another female than by a male.

Ushering Out 5781: Elul Selichot Begin at the Kotel

Some time between the decline of the Jewish center in Eretz Israel and the early Medieval era we started saying Selichot as part of our annual cycle of prayers.

Regional Rabbinical Court Rejects Grand Rabbinical Court’s Ruling Saying It Controverts Jewish Law

The regional court judges wrote that the Grand Rabbinical Court had treated the defendant with the "quality of Sodom."

Russian-Tatar Albany Democrat Running for Congress Praises Chassidic Yeshivas

"What I saw in South Williamsburg is a community where people do trust one another."

Knesset Plenum Adds 2nd Woman to Panel Selecting Rabbinical Judges

The Religious Services Minister will appoint a woman rabbinical court advocate.

9 B’Av Fast Starts Shabbat at Dusk, Ends Sunday Night, Keep It Meaningful

On Av 10, 5765 the Ariel Sharon government uprooted thousands of Jews from the Gaza Strip.

OU Awards $100,000 to 35 Synagogues for Initiatives to Welcome Back Congregants

“Our hope is that this repository of ideas can serve as a launching pad for others,” said Rabbi Adir Posy.

Watch: IDF Squad Davening Mincha in Evyatar Outpost

Now we learn, courtesy of the Torat Lehima Twitter account, the identity of the IDF boys who currently man the outpost.

UK Judge Permits Euthanasia of Jewish Baby Against her Parents’ Wishes

This baby should be allowed to die in England because sending her to Israel would risk her life.

Jersey Town Sued for Discrimination Against Its Orthodox Jews

AG Grewal filed lawsuit against Jackson, NJ, saying its zoning laws prevent Jews from practicing their religion.

LIVE: Lag B’Omer in Meron 2021

Israeli families are basking in the light of bonfires burning to commemorate the passing of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

Judge Gives Jewish Sailor Temporary Pass from US Navy Order to Shave Beard

Edmund Di Liscia said that doing so would be “extremely humiliating and deeply jarring to my psyche and soul.”


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