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Chief Rabbi Condemns ‘Will You Marry Me’ Ritual: It Might Mean You Just Got...

The chief rabbi warned about the risk of such declarations leading to the desecration of married women.

El Al Airlines Being Sued by Passengers Over ‘Horror Flight’

The plane departed NYC hours later than planned and then was forced to land in Athens to avoid desecrating the Sabbath.

Moving Right, High Court Backs Rabbinic Ruling Cutting Unfaithful Wife from Community Property

Justice Stein expressed a conservative approach according to which the High Court must refrain from intervening as much as possible in the decisions of lower courts.

Rivlin Hosts Annual Bar-Bat Mitzvah for Families of Terror Victims

“You are young men and women who overcome obstacles. I would even say that each one of you is a hero!”

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."

New Program Trains Mikvah Attendants to Deal with ‘Complex Psychosocial Issues’

Discussions are focused on some of the more delicate and complex issues facing women in the Jewish community.

New Jersey Health Clinic Orders 1500 Doses of Measles Vaccine

“The Rav feels that those who are not vaccinated should not enter the shul premises and potentially expose the Tzibur to the measles,” one letter said.

Netanyahu Calls Pittsburgh Rabbi as City’s Jews Pray Together on Sabbath After Massacre

Prime Minister Netanyahu thanked "all the leaders in the United States and around the world who have condemned this horrendous anti-Semitic attack."

40,000 Flocked to Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs for Shabbat Chayei Sarah

"A personal thank you to each and every one of the tens of thousands of precious guests who came and went."

Netanyahu to Pittsburgh Jewish Community: ‘The Jewish State Mourns With You’

“While these attacks are nothing new in the history of our people, what is new is our ability to fight back against the antisemites. Israel does that every day."

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.

Yeshiva Netiv Aryeh Adds New Programs, Says ‘Terror Cannot Silence Us’

"Our response as a yeshiva will be to do everything we can to honor his memory by creating future Ari Fulds."

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."

Brooklyn Jewish Music Alert: Do You Wanna Join a Flash Mob?

The public is invited to join in the “big scene” at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 4 on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Albany Avenue.

Israeli Leaders Flock to Kfar Chabad for Joyous Second Hakafot (video)

Herzog urged the dancers to simply keep the commandment of “love thy neighbor” – “Ahavat Yisrael, Ahavat Yisrael, Ahavat Yisrael.”

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."

Religious Jews Take Over Empty Reform Kotel Section, Build Mechitza

Of course, this entire drama would have been prevented had there been even a couple of Reform or Conservative Jews to celebrate Chol Ha'Mo'ed at the Kotel.

Rabbi Elisha Vishlitzky, Prominent National Religious Figure, Hospitalized in ICU

The public is asked to please pray for the full recovery and good health of Elisha ben Bella Bertha.

Rabbi Eliyahu: Buying Lulavim from Gaza a Mitzvah Fulfilled through Transgression

"It is forbidden to provide a livelihood to the villains of Gaza at the expense of the farmers who suffer from their persecution."

Revered Jerusalem Rabbi Avigdor Nebenzahl, 83, to Wed

Rabbi Nebenzahl is the Rabbi of the Ramban Synagogue in the Old City, a senior faculty member a Yeshivat HaKotel and is the senior Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh.

Israeli Newswoman to Speak in NY on Using Social Media in Religious Development

"Rahav Meir is known for her expertise on the ways in which social media can be used to ... reconnect with one's self and one's religious development."

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.

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