Netanyahu’s Pre-Indictment Hearing Set for Fast of Gedaliah

The prime minister wanted to postpone the hearing date by a year, to July 10, 2020, citing the enormous volume of evidence material, but Mandelblit responded that there was no justification for such a long delay.

Second-Temple Era Jewish Bones Buried Properly after Desecration by Arabs

"The State of Israel cannot accept this barbarity, and must provide a broad response to this matter."

Lag B’Omer in Meron to be a Scorcher, Officials Warn

A heat wave is expected in the region just as rabbis light the first of 25 hours' worth of bonfires on Mount Meron for Lag B'Omer.

Pesach Sheni – A Second Chance on The Second Passover

In its deeper meaning, the day represents a second chance achieved through the power of teshuva – repentance, or “return.”

Tzohar’s Rabbi Cherlow: Ultimately, Decision on Abortion Is Up to the Parents

"Therefore, in principle, it can be said that if a legislation has been enacted that denies an abortion in any situation, at any stage of gestation, it is not the accepted halachic practice regarding abortion."

New Community Center Opens in ‘Fiddler’s’ Anatevka

The space will serve various community needs and function as a medical rehabilitation center.

Bar-Ilan Debuts Free MOOCs Including Physics in Arabic

Genomics and Biomedical Informatics (GaBI), Physics, and Jewish Art.

7 Torah Scrolls Burned in Tiberias Synagogue Fire

The cause of the Election Day blaze is not yet clear.

Liberal Orthodox Yeshiva Catching Flack for Refusing to Ordain Openly Gay Student

Our halacha is not more concerned with whether or not to ordain an "openly gay" man as rabbi than it is with an "openly thieving" man, or "openly driving on Shabbat" man, or "openly eating pork" man – you get the point.

Recalcitrant Husband ‘Persuaded’ to Give Wife Jewish Divorce in Jerusalem

With the help of the Jerusalem Police Department, the husband was apprehended and placed in detention . . .[then] brought before the rabbinical court.

Skulener Rebbe Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal, zt’l, Passes Away

The Rebbe, zt'l was known for the thousands of niggunim he composed.

Festive Bar Mitzvah Ceremony for Secular European Children Held at Kotel

The Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE) hosted 120 boys and girls from across Europe, in Israel, to help them get in touch with their Jewish roots and heritage.

Despite Criticism, Commissioner Hell-Bent on Enforcing ‘Substantially Equivalent’ Curriculum in Yeshivas

The 'Substantially Equivalent' law demands well beyond what any Yeshiva can provide without seriously impairing its ability to provide Torah studies.

Bar-Ilan University Renews Massive Open Online Bible Course

The course was produced as part of an innovative program of the Council for Higher Education (CHE) together with Digital Israel . . . to make Israeli academia accessible to the interested public around the world.

Jerusalem Rabbis Issue Appeal to Public: Avoid the Temple Mount

“There is no permission for foreigners or for Jews to enter there, even if we cannot at present prevent foreigners' entry."

Rabbi Sternbuch: E-Cigarettes Require Kosher Supervision

The ruling is sure to alter the lifestyle of many religious smokers.

Military Rabbi Checking Unit’s Eruv Foiled Terrorist Attack

During his inspection tour, Rabbi Shenrav noticed two suspicious individuals hiding on the slope below the post.

Chabad of South Korea Completing Construction of First-Ever Mikvah

Jewish women seeking ritual pool services have thus far had to travel quite a distance, to China or Japan, to use a mikvah for family purity.

Egged Ordered to Fire Employee for Refusing to Grant Wife a Jewish Divorce

A Jerusalem panel of rabbinical judges headed by Rabbi Uriel Lavi ordered the Egged bus cooperative to fire the husband within 30 days.

Shabbat Across America 2019 to ‘Turn an Ordinary Friday Night into Something Extraordinary’

On Friday night, March 1, 2019, hundreds of synagogues across North America will take part in a a celebration of the thing that unifies...

Funeral for Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, z’l to be Held Thursday, Feb. 7

Shiva is to take place at 29 Revadim in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, Founder of IFCJ, Dies Suddenly at 67

Former MK Dov Lipman: "I am in shock. . . A heart that gave and gave and gave stopped working."

Joy Overcomes Loss in Jerusalem Bat Mitzvah Celebration

“The reality is that victims of terror are, sadly, in their own category. We are forced to approach these events differently."

Israeli Rabbis Clash over Women’s Pants

"Two problems arise in the wearing of trousers by women: the prohibition against women wearing men's cloths, and a lack of modesty."

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