Israeli Embassy Clumsily Photoshops Ambassador’s Lobster Lunch with Brazilian President

Yes, they ate lobster, which is defined by our tradition as Sheretz, which is unholy and a creeping thing and cockroach of the sea.

City Weighing Ban on Foie Gras 6 Months after OU Ended Certification

We checked the ten top Top foie gras joints in Antwerp, Belgium, and are happy to report none of them is kosher.

Openly Homosexual Orthodox Jew Ordained in Jerusalem, Hold My Beer

It appears that Rabbi Landes removed himself from the boundaries of Orthodox Judaism with his defiant "ordination."

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."

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."

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.

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.

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...

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."

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.
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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.

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."

Survey: More Israelis Light Hanukkah Candles, But More Americans Think It’s an Important Holiday

Most Israeli Jews partake in several Hanukkah activities, such as eating sufganiyot (doughnuts) and latkes (79%) and giving Hanukkah gelt (64%).

Former Peace Now Secretary Oppenheimer Married by Religious Zionist Rabbi

Oppenheimer's activities in Peace Now include advocating for a Palestinian state and for freezing construction in the Jewish settlements.

Israeli Soldiers Celebrate as New Synagogue Dedicated at IDF Telem Base

"There is no greater honor than dedicating a synagogue on a military base in Israel."

Agunah Asks Rabbinic Court to Release Get-Refusing Husband after 17 Years in Prison

Meir Gorodetsky is the most stubborn get refuser in Israel, and has been behind bars since the turn of the millennium.

Fake History: US Bible Museum Says Five Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Are Forgeries

The tests were ordered on the request of several biblical scholars who examined 13 of the museum's fragments said and noted there was a "high probability" that at lest some of them were modern forgeries.

Jared Kushner’s Brother Marries Supermodel Convert

Kloss supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and demonstrated with the Women’s March in 2017 after Trump’s inauguration.

Three Orthodox Rabbis Ordained in Berlin after 80-Year Interruption

"The fact that Berlin – the place where deportations and extermination was planned and decided – is once again home to the largest Jewish community in Germany, is ... an undeserved gift."

Redemption of Firstborn Donkey Celebrated in Itamar

"And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck."

Police Arrest Jew who Blew Shofar on Temple Mount on Rosh Hashana

Puah managed to sneak his shofar into the Temple Mount compound and kept blowing it until he was arrested.

NYC Council to Name Brooklyn Street After Chabad-Lubavitch Couple

"Their critical work to advance education and civil rights is a model for all of us."

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