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Shabbat Project is Back October 22 in 1,500 Cities around the Globe

“In a world of unrelenting distraction and pressure, Shabbat is a unique opportunity for families to truly connect in a magical way."

Rabbi Moshe Tendler Dead at 95, Influenced Revolutionary Rulings of Father in Law’s ‘Igros...

Rabbi Tendler was the posek for the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists and served as its president.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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."

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.

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.

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."

Ohr Torah Stone Presents A Condensed Machzor for COVID-19 Communal Safety, Spirituality

"We pray that this machzor . . . helps those who will need to pray outdoors in the heat, and allows people to develop their relationship with God while wearing a mask and socially distancing."
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‘Extremist’ Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Peace with UAE a Prophecy Coming True

The exceptional thing about the rabbi's teaching, besides the high value he places on the new relations, is the fact that Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu has long been associated with a staunch, anti-Arab ideology.

Israelis Barred from Breslov Pilgrimage to Uman This Upcoming Rosh Hashana-Yom Kippur

“This has nothing to do with politics or anti-Semitism,” and we reject any claims which try to present it as such.”

Rachelle Fraenkel: Hamas Sought to Curse Israel But Blessed Us Instead

“In a problematic situation, when it is possible to be so critical, it is important to find the good, to connect with it, to love it, to increase it and then let it grow and look at reality,” Fraenkel said.

Sanzer Rebbe Hospitalized, Recovering After Mild Heart Attack

The public is being asked to please continue prayers for the complete recovery of Rabbi Zvi Elimelech ben Chaya Nechama.

’18 for 18′ Initiative a Smashing Success Across Australia, New Zealand this lag B’Omer

According to data analytics, more than 40,000 Jewish people of all ages gathered online for this inspiring event.

Who By Fire, Who By Water, Who By COVID-19, And Who Gets My Respirator?

I am not familiar, and neither is my rabbi, with a Jewish view that says an older person is deserving of a lesser medical or other attention than a younger person based on their age difference alone.

Cremation of Argentina’s Jewish Coronavirus Victim Sparks Concerns

Orthodox Rabbi Kenneth Brander, the dean of the Israel’s Ohr Torah Stone network of institutions, said while cremation is normally considered a “desecration” in Judaism, if it helps save a life during this time it would be “a mitzvah that the deceased is doing posthumously.”

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