Tel Aviv Municipality Bans Slaughtering Chickens ON Yom Kippur

The folks at city hall have either never been to a kapparot service, or a Yom Kippur service, or neither.

New Research Project Examines how Shabbat Dinner can Build Social Connections

“There’s a real fraying of society and social connectedness,” says project leader Arielle Levites. “Shabbat dinner, in particular, is often used by Jewish communities as a tool for fostering connection and community.”

Minister Michaeli Lets Municipalities Potentially Run Public Transportation on Shabbat

As a political move, fifty-some days ahead of a national election, it’s a dynamite move.

Report: Liberman Forcing his Drivers to Work on Shabbat

"The bureau's employees are required to be flexible according to the minister's schedule."

Chief Rabbinate Bans Burial of Get Refusers’ Dying Father

This is not the first time that the rabbinic courts in Israel try to put pressure on a get refuser through sanctions against his relatives.

Jellyfish Swarm in Israel Unusually Intense as 9 B’Av Approaches

It has been established that the swarm of “meduzas” arrive on Israel’s shores around Tamuz 17 and floats away after 9 B’Av.

Report: Rabbi Eliezer Melamed Met with Conservative Leaders to Avoid Kotel Violence on 9...

Rabbi Melamed said that if more people wish to pray in a mixed group, “the authorities will increase and expand the Ezrat Israel section for them as needed."

Women Scholars Gather in Jerusalem for First Seminar on Leadership in Torah and Halakha

We were treated to a range of master classes with some of the greatest women Torah scholars of our generation.

Former Interior Minister Deri Urging AG to Appeal Zoom Marriage Ruling

Altering through a court ruling how the state of Israel handles marriages is an extreme example of judicial radicalism.

Israeli District Court Upholds Civil Marriages Over Zoom

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Gush Etzion 19-Year-Old Completes Shas for Second Time

Nadav intends to continue setting aside time for Torah every single day, despite the demanding upcoming military service.

Orthodox Jewish Groups React to Court’s Revoking Roe V. Wade

Legislation and court rulings that absolutely ban abortion without regard for the health of the mother limit our ability to preserve life.

Brussel’s Regional Parliament Slaughters Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Ban on Kosher Shechita

The Hollywood star called on the Brussels parliament to approve the ban and “put an end to the cruel suffering of animals.”

MK Chikli Defeats the Knesset Jebusites, Celebrates 3,055 Years of ‘Occupation’

It hasn't been "55 years" of Jewish "occupation," rather, it's been “3055 years.”

Rabbi Uri Zohar, Gifted Trailblazer in Comedy, Film, and Teshuva, Dead at 86

Israel was much smaller and more homogeneous in the 1970s, a fact that greatly enhanced Rabbi Zohar’s impact on Israeli society.

Rabbanit Malke Bina Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Bar Ilan University

Rabbanit Bina founded Matan just over 30 years ago after she began teaching a group of women around her dining room table.

5-Star Hospital in Former East Germany Offers Kosher Food, Synagogue, Shabbat Elevator

The hospital has gone out of its way to attract Orthodox Jewish patients and make them feel comfortable during their stay.

NFL’s Howard Katz Rejects Giants’ Plea Not to Play on Rosh HaShanah

Christians aren’t prohibited from watching TV or going to a game on Christmas the way Jews do on the high holidays.

Explosive: Health Ministry to Permit IVF to Agunot

The halachic world, which is still debating the idea of IVF itself, will not take kindly to this decision.
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Exciting Conclusion to the International Bible Contest

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Yivo’s ‘Am Yisrael High’ Exhibition Claims Biblical, Talmudic Cannabis References

In interviews, Glassman repeats the claims of many Israeli stoners that the “kneh bossem” mentioned in several places in the Bible is a reference to cannabis.

Watch: The Priestly Blessing at the Kotel, Chol Ha’Moed Pesach 5782

All things considered, we could be watching the arrival of our redeemer, God willing, right on YouTube.

Get Refuser Who Masqueraded as Haredi to Flee Israel Starts Serving 17 Months

After four years abroad, seeing as there no longer was a reason for him to stay away, he came home. And was arrested.

Yamina Health Committee Chairwoman Threatens to Oust Minister Horowitz over Chametz Decision

To be fair, Horowitz did not initiate the move to let chametz into Israeli hospitals.

Zionism Today: Mikhail Prokhorov (Worth $11.4 Billion) Makes Aliyah

"Kremlin leaders gave him what amounts to an insiders’ opportunity to buy one of the state's most valuable assets."

Sovereignty Where It Counts: A Bris in Homesh

The name given to the newborn is Sinai Ahiad.

Exclusive Interview with UAE Senior Rabbi

Israeli President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal met with representatives of the UAE Jewish community on the first evening of their two-day visit to the Gulf State.

Yeshiva University Unveils $50,000 Sacks Book Prize to Inspire Jewish Thought

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks “believed in the power of the written word. Presenting a literary award in his honor is an important recognition of his commitment to the flourishing of the Jewish bookshelf.”

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