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.

High Court of Justice Torpedoed Government’s Attempt to Renovate, Secure Mt. Meron Site

Various splits and disagreements within the trusts have led to the emergence of four different religious trusts being involved in the management of the compound.

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.

44 Dead, 150 Injured in Mt. Meron Catastrophe

"It started because of a very large load. There were many people on top of me, I lay on someone and he was not breathing."

YU LGBTQ Sue Administrators for Discrimination

The late Rabbi Dr. Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the profound spiritual leader of YU, was adamant in his opposition to designating the religious Jewish university as a non-sectarian institution in 1970.

Iftar Gathering in Hebron Shows Commonalities Between Israelis and PArabs

Palestinian Authority businessman Ashraf Jabari said it was “a subtle celebration of thoughtful conversation, mutual respect and heritage-enhanced relationships. These are the building blocks of the emergent Israeli-Palestinian market.”

Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Zoroastrian Leaders at National Interfaith Iftar Urge Fighting Hatred

The event also featured musical performances and a poetry recital, centered on the theme of interfaith relations.

Western Wall Heritage Foundation Opens its Chain of Generations Center

The Chain of Generations Center has been completely revamped to include enhanced, integrated content using state-of-the-art technology.

Jailed Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Asked for ‘Chumash with Rashi’

For the record, Navalny is a Russian Orthodox Christian and has no plans to convert to Judaism (or Islam for that matter).

Mother and Daughter Leave Mimouna Celebration to Save a Life in Another Mimouna

A 35-year-old mother of two collapsed in Acre during the traditional Mimouna celebration at 12:45 AM Sunday.

Regavim: Jerusalem Municipality Concealed Illegal Secret Tunnel Dug by the Abbey of the Dormition

The abbey later erected a massive gate that prevents access to the area above ground between the abbey and Beit Yosef, even though it is zoned as a public use area.

Report: In Turkish Schoolbooks ‘Jihad War is New Normal, Martyrdom in Battle Glorified’

"Some anti-Christian and anti-Jewish sentiment has been introduced; in both cases the pejorative "infidels" is used.

Anglican Vicar Targets ‘Masa Israel Journey’ in Latest Anti-Semitic Blood Libel Campaign

Of course, this is how we know Sizer is a rabid anti-Semite, when we read his equating Israel's war of liberation with ethnic cleansing.

Ancient Western Wall Stones Protected by Preservative Injections Ahead of Passover Prayers

“The Western Wall is a unique ecological environment that supports its own life forms.”

Plans for Massive Luxury Mosque on the Beach is Upsetting Gaza Residents

A plan to build the Khalil al-Wazir Mosque in the Sheikh Ajalin neighborhood on the beach in the Gaza Strip is provoking a great deal of criticism on in Gaza.

Xmas Trees Set on Fire in Israeli-Arab City of Sakhnin

Police are investigating the apparent arson outside the Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches.

Pro-Trump Protesters Blow Shofar in DC to Repeat Joshua’s Battle of Jericho Miracle

Organizers and church groups called on their people to show up at “Jerico Marches,” and at the "Stop the Steal" rally in DC.

Austria’s Constitutional Court Removes Ban on Muslim Schoolgirls’ Headcover

Two schoolchildren and their parents argued that the ban was only applied to scarves that cover the entire head, but not to the smaller head covers worn by religious Jewish students.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, meeting Hamas Gaza Prime Minister , Ismail Haniyeh in Cairo.

Fatwa Council of UAE Declares Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization

The UAE Fatwa Council joins Saudi Arabia’s decision to classify the organization as a terrorist group.

Religious Minorities Request Their Texts be Read at State Ceremonies for Fallen IDF Soldiers

The petitioners want more inclusiveness in the official ceremonies for religious-minorities who have also fallen in battle.

Supreme Court w. Justice Barrett Expected to Side with Foster Agency Refusing to Include...

"Religious organizations should be free to serve the public, regardless of their beliefs," the attorney for the plaintiffs told the court.

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.

After Beheading in Nice, Guard Knifed at French Consulate in Jeddah

Macron: France is being attacked “over our values, for our taste for freedom, for the ability on our soil to have freedom of belief.”

Woman Beheaded, 2 Others Killed by Man Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ in French Church

"The attacker did not stop repeating Allahu Akbar in front of us when he was being admitted," said Mayor Estrosi to the press gathered outside the hospital.
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Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Union, as Does Israeli Orthodox Rabbi

Rabbi Lau addresses the issue of homosexuals bringing up children: "The halacha does not prohibit members of the LGBT community from raising children and building a family."

Muslim Man Denied German Citizenship for Refusing to Shake Hands with a Woman

The court went all Luther-crazy on the poor man, whose religious constraint was no different than that of many Orthodox Jews.

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