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."

Bulgarian Synagogue Targeted in Stoning Attack

“Jews in Bulgaria are proud members of society, and their security must be of utmost importance and concern."

Watch: Tu B’Shevat Means Fresh Fruit from Israel to Begin New Year of Trees

“Farmers are today’s pioneers, and Israel’s agricultural produce is among the best in the world.”

Far Rockaway Yeshiva Dean Questions State Core Curriculum Imposing Dance

As Rabbi Bender puts it, the miraculous growth of Jewish schools in America is not a result of the growth of the Jewish community, but its cause.

European Union Funds Unprecedented Mapping Process of Jewish Cemeteries in Eastern Europe

Since its foundation in 2015, the ESJF has rescued and protected over 120 Jewish cemeteries in seven Central and Eastern European countries.

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi: Israel Obligated to Help Arabs Jailed for Selling Land to Jews

Rabbi Stern wrote that the obligation for freeing imprisoned Jews also applies to Arabs who were jailed for selling land to Jews.

Suspicious Packages Delivered to 2 Baltimore Synagogues

Two adults were examined by emergency medical personnel for mild symptoms, but reportedly refused to go to a hospital.

Knesset Committee Reviews El Al’s Shabbat Flight Fiasco

"The people who do not observe the Shabbat played out the first act claiming there was violence, and there really wasn't. "
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Nigerian Police Arrest 51 Biafran Demonstrators Claiming to Be Jewish

The protesters were intercepted by riot police, who shot several teargas canisters at the procession, a move that caused a stampede at the local Isi Gate Market.

Historic Cemetery Renovated by ESJF in Buchach, Hometown of SY Agnon, Simon Wiesenthal, Sigmund...

"Through their preservation and fencing we were able to achieve what was almost like a last minute rescue."

Report: Arnold’s, Thomas’s, Sara Lee, Stroehmann, Freihofer’s, Entenmann’s Dropping Kosher Certifications

Consumers may have thought these were isolated business decisions or cost-cutting measures, but that’s not the case.
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Einstein’s Famous Letter on God and Judaism Fetches $2,892,500

"The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses."

Knesset Counsel Supports Orthodox Weddings Outside Chief Rabbinate

It remains to be seen whether the Chief Rabbinate—and in turn the Interior Ministry—will in fact register the Oren couple as being legally married.

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