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Thousands to Celebrate Shabbat Chayei Sarah in Hebron

Tomorrow, together with literally tens of thousands here in Hebron and Kiryat Arba, we will read in the Torah how Abraham, almost 4,000 years ago, purchased the Caves of Machpela for us, his children.

Tzohar Ethics Chair Addresses UNESCO on Bioethics

"I believe it is incumbent upon our national governments to... respect diverse positions," Rabbi Cherlow said.

Ivanka Trump Calls Dad’s Conduct ‘Inappropriate and Offensive’

"Most of the people who write about him don't [know him]. I do. So that gives me an ability to shrug off the things that I read about him that are wrong."

Dozens of Headstones Broken at Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery [video]

Israeli officials called the desecration "shocking" but said, "We have full confidence in U.S. authorities to catch and punish the culprits."

Princeton U. to Get ‘Plastic’ Eruv [video]

The boundary, enabling Jewish students to carry on Shabbat, will be made of plastic "lechies" on utility poles.

Tzohar Rabbinic Group Focuses on Anglo Immigrant ‘Fit’

The Tzohar rabbinic organization is focusing on how Anglo immigrants "fit" into Israel's mosaic this summer.

Peru Limmud Debut Draws Hundreds

More than 600 participants attended the first Limmud educational experience in Peru. Limud Peru on Sunday in Lima featured40 sessions for the 450 adults and...

Police Finally Arrest Muslim for Provocation on Temple Mount

Just to make the score even, police also arrested a Jew

Pittsburgh Rabbi Denies Botching Circumcision

Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg, who was accused last week of botching a circumcision of an 8-day-old boy who was rushed to the hospital after his...

Pharoah Sends Passover Greetings; Rare Scarab Seal Found at Tel Dor

A rare scarab seal belonging to a senior Egyptian official of the 13th Pharaonic Dynasty is found by a birdwatcher on Israel's northern coast.

Cairo Genizah Project Reveals 11th Century Passover Haggadah

The Cairo Genizah International Project of the Haifa, Oxford, Princeton and Pennsylvania universities presents one of the ancient haggadahs discovered so far, opening a window to Medieval Passover customs.

Rabbi Kanievsky: OK for Sephardi to Pose as Ashkenazi to Enroll in Prestigious School

Rabbi Kanievsky may be the most "Zionist" of the great Haredi rabbis.

Fire Damages Kosher Meat Plant at Ex-Site of Agriprocessors

Fire damaged the first floor of the former site of the Agriprocessors kosher meat processing plant in Iowa. The late Friday night fire at Agri...

Newcomer Rabbinic Organization Launches Lower East Side Eruv Against Establishment View

The new group encourages its constituencies "to pursue guidance from its own rabbinic authorities and to continue the spirit of mutual respect and dignity that Jewish practice demands and engenders."

Israel Says ‘Thanks But No Thanks’ on Plan to Internationalize Temple Mount

Israel has rejected out of hand a draft proposal by France to internationalize the Temple Mount.

Beis Finger Rehab Center Opens for MS, Neuro Residents in Jerusalem

Beis Finger is intended to be accessible to those from the central region of the country, and is fully disabled-accessible.

Passing of the Tosher Rebbe, z’l

The Tosher Rebbe, z'l, has passed away at the age of 95. Baruch Dayan Emes. May his memory be for a blessing.

Religious Courts that Work Together: The Ultimate Statement of Mutual Recognition

"If everyone would ask himself, ‘What does God want from me?’ that would bring us together.”

High Court to Meddle in, Sharply Reduce IDF Conversions

The petition against the IDF was filed last year by Stanislav Yurovsky, an IDF officer, through the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.

Rivlin Embraces Reform and Conservative Jews as Part of ‘One Family’

Rivlin told the New York UJA Federation," We are all one family" and made it a point to refer to a Consrvative leader as a rabbi.

Official New Kosher Tartan Created by Scottish-born Chabad Rabbi

Scottish Jews can now walk proudly with an officially registered kosher tartan kilt designed by a rabbi and a registry official.

Chabad Safeguards Himalaya Hikers with Satellite Phones

Chabad of Kathmandu, backed by Israelis are providing satellite phones to trekkers heading up the Himalayas.

Israeli Knesset, Jewish World Prays for Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman

Knesset Members, parliamentary aides and other staff members recited prayers for the 103-year-old Torah sage in Jerusalem.

FULL TEXT: PM Netanyahu’s Speech to UN General Assembly [video]

See the full text and video of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the UN General Assembly.

Chabad-Lubavitch Vows ‘Vibrant Jewish Life’ to Continue in Paris

Chabad Education Chairman Rabbi Krinsky vows vibrant Jewish life will continue in Paris.

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