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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.”

National Religious Leader Rabbi Haim Druckman Released from Hospital

The rabbi serves as head of the Ohr Etzion Yeshiva and as head of the Center for Bnei Akiva Yeshivot and is a recipient of the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement.

OU to Offer ‘Back to Shul’ Grants to Spur Attendance, Communal Re-engagement

“The synagogue is the halachic and historic hub of Jewish life, and this program is designed to highlight that,” said OU executive vice president Rabbi Moshe Hauer.

Pollard Brings Torah Scroll He Commissioned While in Jail to Joseph’s Tomb

“I feel a very personal connection to this place and to Joseph who is buried here, and everything he went through,” says Jonathan Pollard, while dedicating the scroll at the biblical burial site.

Tzohar’s Rabbi David Stav Advocates Sefirah Weddings to Support Hall Owners

Rabbi Stav ruled this year that after Lag Ba'Omer, when some Jews continue to observe aspects of the mourning, weddings should be allowed to take place.

Popular Non-invasive Prenatal Testing for Fetal Down Syndrome May Be Halachically Approved

Interestingly, Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, who is not known as a liberal posek on many social issues, encourages a genetic examination when the doctors recommend it.

Rabbi Yudi Dukes, z’l, Founded JNet Remote Learning Program Ahead of COVID-19 Pandemic

It is possible today to study any topic that piques your interest, in a non-formal setting, including "Jewish telehealth."

Schumer Will Pause Trump’s Trial for Shabbat

Schoen could stay at the Trump International hotel which is a 24-minute walk from the senate building, according to Google Maps.

Report: Yeshiva College Dismantled Jewish Studies Dept.

University Provost Selma Botman suggested the move improves the utilization of faculty members, but there are more truthful-sounding explanations.

Tuesday’s Special: Read the Manna Episode and You’ll Make a Living

On Tuesday of the week of Parshat Beshalach some people read the section on the Manna as a Segula...

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."

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