Orthodox Rabbi Kenneth Brander, the dean of the Israel’s Ohr Torah Stone network of institutions, ruled last week that Jewish communities in Europe should embrace cremation if their governments decide that it is necessary for public health during the coronavirus pandemic.
The sale remains in place until conditions allow for people to go to the mikvah.
Obviously, now it's time for Rabbi Pearl's people at Zomet to come up with a gramma version of Zoom.
OMG, Yehuda Glick, you just made history!
Tonight at candle lighting time, Jews in Israel and around the world will go out to their gardens, porches, and windows to sing Lecha Dodi and Shalom Aleichem together.
The new guidelines determine that “before being buried, the body must be enclosed in a double wrap of impermeable plastic bags, and only then be brought to burial."
"Judaism belongs to all of us and therefore needs to be made accessible to everyone."
"Women are obligated to hear the Megillah reading just like men, which is why a woman under quarantine should be provided with access to a Megillah reading like a man," Rabbi Lau said.
Naturally, the moon and the sun came to a standstill in the sky, causing the solar system to disperse across the galaxy, on account of those pesky laws of Newton.
Turns out it's not the religious folks who are suffering from a fear of Isaac…
"Just as the more income tax you pay, the more profit you made, likewise, the more wine you pour out, the more wine you made."
"Her closest relatives are in Israel. We can't find them. They may never have met, but they are her closest kin." We need to find them . . .
There are 2,711 pages in the entire set of tractates of Talmud. It between seven to seven and a half years to complete the cycle of studying them all.
The register provides jarring evidence about all the events of the Holocaust and its horrors: actions and selections; ghetto liquidation and death marches; gas chambers and crematoria; death by starvation and shooting, and so much more.
Israeli surrogacy law states that one of the conditions for egg donation is that the donor and recipient be both of the same faith, to avoid future doubts about the child's status.
Doctors who refuse to participate in the NJ mercy killing law are compelled to pass on their patient’s case to another doctor who is willing to assist the patient.
From November 15-16, the 7th annual international Shabbat Project outdid its predecessors on all fronts, attracting record numbers of participants.
The "Jewish values" they're obviously looking for is your tax-deductible wealth, which they pursue with some generalized notion of what Jewish values actually mean.
And how much is 6 million 1979 lira in 2019 shekels?
"Indeed, it is difficult for both of the roles of father and king to coexist. David thus serves both as a role model and a warning sign for us."
It's probably safe to say that the August 8 debate will not result in much burning, but the Talmud discourages a voluntary religious debate with gentiles.
Yes, they ate lobster, which is defined by our tradition as Sheretz, which is unholy and a creeping thing and cockroach of the sea.
We checked the ten top Top foie gras joints in Antwerp, Belgium, and are happy to report none of them is kosher.
It appears that Rabbi Landes removed himself from the boundaries of Orthodox Judaism with his defiant "ordination."
"The State of Israel cannot accept this barbarity, and must provide a broad response to this matter."
"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."
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.
With the help of the Jerusalem Police Department, the husband was apprehended and placed in detention . . .[then] brought before the rabbinical court.
The ruling is sure to alter the lifestyle of many religious smokers.
During his inspection tour, Rabbi Shnerb noticed two suspicious individuals hiding on the slope below the post.