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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.”

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."

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