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American Jews are looking beyond the Western Wall – to the Temple MountAmerican Jews are looking beyond the Western Wall – to the Temple Mount
7/9/2017
A growing movement is pressing to restore the right of Jews to pray at the site of the biblical Jewish temples.

Six Holocaust survivors to light torches at Yad Vashem ceremonySix Holocaust survivors to light torches at Yad Vashem
4/23/2017
The wartime experiences of these persons reflect the central theme chosen by the museum for Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Jewish population grows to 14.411 millionJewish population grows to 14.411 million
4/20/2017
Figures released ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day show Jewish population growing - but still below pre-Holocaust level.

From 40% to less than one: the Karaite JewsFrom 40% to less than one: the Karaite Jews
4/3/2017
Four fifths of this remaining sect of Judaism, who do not accept the Talmud, live in Israel. 'We are first of all Jews, and only after Karaites,' one stresses.

Does Third Temple need to be built by the Messiah?Does Third Temple need to be built by the Messiah?
4/2/2017
Temple Institute releases video challenging belief that Jewish law mandates Third Temple must be built by Moshiach (Messiah).

Rabbi Fulfills Wish of Jewish Soldier Killed in WWIIRabbi Fulfills Wish of Jewish Soldier Killed in WWII
3/6/2017
At a ceremony last week, the rabbi chaplain recently assigned to the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, honored an American Jewish soldier killed...

Karaite Jews keep an ancient movement aliveKaraite Jews keep an ancient movement alive
2/26/2017
After fleeing its center in Egypt in the last century, a shrunken community that once competed with rabbinic Judaism is looking for ways to endure in America.

Haredi reporter, Trump talk past each otherHaredi reporter, Trump talk past each other
2/16/2017
Ami Magazine's Jake Turx's long-winded question leaves US president with impression he was being labeled an anti-Semite; Trump finds construed charge 'repulsive.'

The antisemite who turned out to be one of the Jews he despisedThe antisemite who turned out to be one of the Jews he despised
2/7/2017
Csanád Szegedi was a far-right politician, who trivialized the Holocaust and blamed Jews for the wrongs of the world – before finding out that he was one himself.

It Doesn’t Have to Fall from Heaven, Part IIIt Doesn’t Have to Fall from Heaven, Part II
2/7/2017
The notion that the re-building of the Holy Temple is the sole responsibility of the Jewish people is the bedrock on which the Temple Institute was established.

Why the Temple needs to be rebuilt, Part IWhy the Temple needs to be rebuilt, Part I
12/21/2016
The Temple Institute, in honor of Hanukkah, releases new video to bust age-old myths about the Temple and its relevance to our time.

He sacrificed himself for the Jewish peopleHe sacrificed himself for the Jewish people
12/8/2016

Rest house for soldiers dedicated to Tuvia Yanai Weissman, who was slain by Arab terrorists during attack on a supermarket in Samaria.

Palestinian pyromaniaFire Intifada - Pyroterrorism
Palestinian pyromania

11/25/2016
The struggle over the land in biblical times and today reached the point where self-defeating destruction was the action preferred by our enemies.

I’m a Black Former Christian & I Feel Right at Home HereI’m a Black Former Christian & I Feel Right at Home Here
11/2/2016
I grew up in a Christian household. But when I was growing up, I had a few Jewish friends. I was invited to a couple of bat mitzvahs.

The UNESCO FolliesThe UNESCO Follies
10/30/2016
UNESCO has once again showed itself to be detached from reality, morality, justice and from any shred of truth. Let's look at some facts...

NY Assemblyman 'fires' ClintonNY Assemblyman 'fires' Clinton
9/11/2016
NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind explains why he cannot support Democratic presidential candidate. 'Well Hillary, you are disqualified to me as a candidate.'

5776: The year in review5776: The year in review
9/8/2016
A timeline of the Jewish year's major events -- the good, the bad and, in the case of the deaths of some Jewish giants, the very sad.

Algeria: Jewish graves to be desecrated, bones moved to ossuaryAlgeria: Jewish graves to be desecrated, bones moved to ossuary
8/31/2016
Algeria plans to move Jewish graves in 31 Jewish cemeteries around the country, dumping the unclaimed remains in a mass ossuary.

Kurdish Jews Scrambling to Save Prophet Nahum’s TombKurdish Jews Scrambling to Save Prophet Nahum’s Tomb
8/3/2016
Jewish officials in Kurdistan are trying to save the tomb of the prophet Nahum in the town of Alqosh, near the ISIS controlled city of Mosul.

Sorry – the Exile isn’t ForeverSorry – the Exile isn’t Forever
8/1/2016
Hashem doesn’t want us in Galut forever. We are supposed to long for the higher existence of Geula - of Jewish sovereignty in our own Land, with our Holy Temple in our midst.

‘The Exodus’ Became Israel’s First Ship of State‘The Exodus’ Became Israel’s First Ship of State
7/19/2016
69 years ago, the British appeased the Arabs, denied Jews entry into the Holy land and sent them back to the Germany from which they had just escaped.

The Riots of 1929The Riots of 1929
7/9/2016
Rumor pointed to Harry Charles Luke, a meshumad and Secretary General of the British Mandatory Government, who encouraged the Arab marauders to pillage the Jews.

White House Silent on Terrorist Murder of 13-Year-Old American GirlWhite House Silent on Terrorist Murder of 13-Year-Old American Girl
6/30/2016
The 13-year-old girl stabbed to death in her bed in Kiryat Arba was a US citizen, but the White House has been silent.

Jewish PAC to press Republicans to call West Bank ‘Jewish homeland’Jewish PAC to press Republicans to call West Bank ‘Jewish homeland’
6/23/2016
'The Land of Israel is the indigenous homeland of the Jewish people by right and by law,' says the language proposed by the Iron Dome Alliance.

Trump won't pressure Israel to act against its interestsTrump won't pressure Israel to act against its interests
5/30/2016
David Friedman, Donald Trump's Israel adviser and Arutz Sheva columnist, outlines what a Trump presidency would mean for Israel.

The Arabs and MoshiachThe Arabs and Moshiach
5/26/2016
What will happen to the Israeli Arabs once Moshiach completes our conquest of the Land of Israel, restores our monarchy, and rebuilds the Holy Temple in Jerusalem?

Leading rabbis: Shoot terrorists on sightLeading rabbis: Shoot terrorists on sight
5/15/2016
Noted rabbis hold emergency conference on Arab terror, demand government reject 2-state solution and stop making 'stupid' statements.

When matza bridged the gap between Jews on opposite sides of the US Civil WarWhen matza bridged the gap between Jews on opposite sides of the US Civil War
4/24/2016
Thanks to the matza campaign of 1865, the unbreakable ties between the Jews of the North and the South had already begun to be rebuilt.

US rapper converts, moves to IsraelUS rapper converts, moves to Israel
3/5/2016
Nissim, formerly D. Black, converted to Orthodox Judaism three years ago and finally fufilled his dream of making aliyah with his family.

Aleppo's ancient synagogue threatened with destructionAleppo's ancient synagogue threatened with destruction
2/10/2016
As regime forces move in on rebels amid intense fighting, group calls for help in saving last traces of Jewish heritage in the ancient city.

Americans get it, Obama doesn't - just like PharaohAmericans get it, Obama doesn't - just like Pharaoh
1/15/2016
The model of Egypt coming to recognize G-d repeats through history, although leaders still stay blind.

US Treasury secretary named in suit over tax-free donations to IsraelUS Treasury secretary named in suit over tax-free donations to Israel
1/1/2016
A group of American citizens filed the suit Dec. 21 in a US court, Al Jazeera reported Wednesday.

Jonathan Pollard is freeJonathan Pollard is free
11/20/2015
Pollard finally leaves jail, after being held since 1985; He is forbidden from flying to Israel, and will even be forbidden from checking the internet.

Biggest Jewish event ever: 5 million to pray togetherBiggest Jewish event ever: 5 million to pray together
11/17/2015
This coming Sunday, group hopes to get five million people all over the world to say the 'Tikun Haklali' together.

25th Anniversary of Rabbi Kahane’s Assassination25th Anniversary of Rabbi Kahane’s Assassination
11/1/2015
Rabbi Kahane was shot to death on November 5, 1990, by El Sayyid Nosair, an Egyptian-born American citizen, in midtown Manhattan’s Marriott East Side Hotel on Lexington Avenue.

Furious NY Assemblyman: We're Dealing With AnimalsFurious NY Assemblyman: We're Dealing With Animals
10/2/2015
Assemblyman Hikind delivers impassioned condemnation of 'terror leader' Abbas following murder of couple, says there is no peace partner.

From the Fire of Ukraine's Civil War - A New Jewish Shtetl?From the Fire of Ukraine's Civil War - A New Jewish Shtetl?
8/30/2015
Ukrainian Jewish community mobilizes at a rapid pace to build new Jewish 'camp' for homeless refugees.

Obama Interferes in Favor of PLO TerroristsObama Interferes in Favor of PLO Terrorists
8/11/2015
Washington asks a judge presiding over terror victims' compensation case to reduce money paid to Israelis injured during Second Intifada.

The Rounding up of American JewsThe Rounding up of American Jews
7/28/2015
Just as 15 centuries of Jewish life in Spain ended with a royal edict in 1492, American Jewish life in the USA as we know it can easily end with a presidential directive...

Proof of the Torah? Snake Fossil With 4 Legs FoundProof of the Torah? Snake Fossil With 4 Legs Found
7/24/2015
113-million-year-old oldest ancestor of snake first with 4 legs ever seen - proof of Torah account that serpent originally walked upright?

High Court 'Koshers' Karaite Ritual SlaughterHigh Court 'Koshers' Karaite Ritual Slaughter
7/19/2015
The Karaite sect of Judaism was given renewed vigor Sunday as the High Court ordered the Chief Rabbinate to authorize slaughter by Karaites.

From Canada to the Judean Hills, from Christianity to JudaismFrom Canada to the Judean Hills, from Christianity to Judaism
7/17/2015
Azriel Dror from Canada converted to Judaism from Christianity and made aliyah because Israel is '[where every Jew needs to be.'

Origins and Meanings of Ashkenazic Last NamesOrigins and Meanings of Ashkenazic Last Names
7/11/2015
Ashkenazic Jews were among the last Europeans to take family names. Some German-speaking Jews took last names as early as the 17th century.

The Battle For David's TombThe Battle For David's Tomb
6/4/2015
Hundreds of Jews, led by Breslov Rabbi Shalom Arush, came to pray inside the lower hall of King David’s tomb on Mount Zion on Sunday morning. The Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church are claiming this holy place for themselves.

The Two Ways to Live a Moral LifeThe Two Ways to Live a Moral Life
5/29/2015
Almost every religion knows the phenomenon of people who, in pursuit of spiritual purity, withdraw from the pleasures and temptations of the world.

Curious JewsCurious Jews
5/20/2015
For most people, the act of studying stops abruptly at the end of formal schooling, whether after elementary school, high school or college.

Rabbi Akiva: A Model For Midlife Career Change And RenewalRabbi Akiva: A Model For Midlife Career Change And Renewal
5/14/2015
The metamorphosis of Akiva the shepherd into Akiva the rabbi, one of the most revered leaders in Jewish history, is an inspiring narrative.

NJ Jewish family’s struggle for mobility goes viralNJ Jewish family’s struggle for mobility goes viral
5/9/2015
Over the past 10 years, all four of Esther and Arthur Herzfeld’s children have been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.

Muhammad's Attack on KhaybarMuhammad's Attack on Khaybar
4/12/2015
The attack on Khaybar, a wealthy date-producing valley 90 miles north of Yathrib (Medina), was part of a broader strategy Muhammad had devised to subjugate all of Arabia.

Rabbi Shmuel Halevi Wosner Has Passed AwayRabbi Shmuel Halevi Wosner Has Passed Away
4/5/2015
The leading hassidic-haredi rabbi and posek, known as Shevet HaLevi, died a short time after the start of the Pesach holiday.

The Next Exodus? New Mexico's Crypto-Jews Seek LiberationThe Next Exodus? New Mexico's Crypto-Jews Seek Liberation
4/1/2015
Communities in New Mexico and southern Colorado have found irrefutable evidence to say they are descended from Jews.

Passover--Because Of The Blood Libel It's The Most Dangerous Jewish HolidayPassover--Because Of The Blood Libel It's The Most Dangerous Jewish Holiday
3/30/2015
Through out Jewish history Passover has been a dangerous time for the Jews. The holiday brings back the libel that Matzo was made from the blood of Christian Children.

7 Jewish Children Burn to Death in Brooklyn7 Jewish Children Burn to Death in Brooklyn
3/21/2015
Seven Jewish children from the same family died Saturday when their New York home was engulfed in flames.

Leonard Nimoy on the Jewish Story Behind the Vulcan SaluteLeonard Nimoy on the Jewish Story Behind the Vulcan Salute
3/1/2015
Star Trek’s ‘Vulcan Salute’ comes from the Jewish priestly blessing performed in the synagogue on certain holidays.

NYC Turf – Not Middle East – at Issue in Kosher vs. Halal Food Carts WarNYC Turf – at Issue in Kosher vs. Halal Food Carts War
2/22/2015
New York City's food cart turf wars are tough enough without trying to turn them into the Middle East conflict.

Iraqi Terrorists Destroy Synagogue, Take Over Ezra's TombIraqi Terrorists Destroy Synagogue, Take Over Ezra's Tomb
2/13/2015
Systemic destruction of Jewish holy sites in Iraq continues; embargo imposed on local media.

French Exodus Underway: Record Numbers Attend Aliyah FairsFrench Exodus Underway: Record Numbers Attend Aliyah Fairs
2/9/2015
Thousands of Jews flock to Israel opportunities fairs throughout France, leaving organizers stunned: 'we couldn't believe our eyes.'

'We’re leaving Britain - Jews aren’t safe here any more’'We’re leaving Britain - Jews aren’t safe here any more’
2/8/2015
After watching the rise in anti-Semitism in this country, the Gould family has taken the radical decision to emigrate to America.

New York City's last matzo factory closing after 90 yearsNew York City's last matzo factory closing after 90 years
1/28/2015
Streit’s is closing its doors after 90 years of producing the trademark Jewish bread – it may not be the city’s fault, but it is New York’s loss.

Yemenite Coup Endangers Country’s Remaining JewsYemenite Coup Endangers Country’s Remaining Jews
1/23/2015
Takeover of the capital city of Sanaa by the Shi’ite Muslim rebels could bring problems for the tiny Yemenite Jewish community.

Jewish community braces for backlash amid terror arrestsJewish community braces for backlash amid terror arrests
1/16/2015
Decision to close Jewish schools was made because a number of terrorists who were supposed to be arrested by police yesterday have escaped.

Every single French Jew I know has left ParisEvery single French Jew I know has left Paris
1/10/2015
Stephen Pollard says terror attack on Kosher store in Paris is no 'fluke'. Every French Jew I know has either left or is actively working out how to leave'.

Temple Institute Produces Pure Olive Oil for Temple MenorahTemple Institute Produces Pure Olive Oil for Temple Menorah
12/21/2014
The Institute in Jerusalem produced, for the first time in 2000 years, the first flask of pure olive oil fit for use in the Temple’s Menorah.

Thousands Flock to Hevron for Shabbat Chayei SarahThousands Flock to Hevron for Shabbat Chayei Sarah
11/14/2014
Annual tradition to spend Shabbat near the Cave of the Patriarchs underway, as city prepares itself for huge onslaught of tourists.

This Shabbat, World Jews Choose 'Unity Out of Love'This Shabbat, World Jews Choose 'Unity Out of Love'
10/24/2014
South African Chief Rabbi's unprecedented success in encouraging Shabbat is going global to 350 cities in 35 countries this week.

Chag Sameach! Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Starts TonightChag Sameach! Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Starts Tonight
10/16/2014
We wish you a festive end of holiday season, with Shmini Atzeret prayers and lots of Simchat Torah dancing.

Shabbat Shalom and Gmar Chatima Tova!Yom Kippur
Shabbat Shalom and Gmar Chatima Tova!

10/3/2014
Israelis mark Yom Kippur with Prayers for Peace and Life, the holiest day of the year that entails praying and fasting.

Temple Institute Raises $100k for Third Temple PlansTemple Institute Raises $100k for Third Temple Plans
9/28/2014
The Temple Institute's crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for architectural plans for the Third Temple has raised $100,000.

Powerful IDF Video, Just In Time For New YearPowerful IDF Video, Just In Time For New Year
9/23/2014
This video of IDF soldiers singing one of the most powerful prayers Jews say on the holiest day of the year is simply amazing!

World’s ‘oldest known siddur’ unveiled in JerusalemWorld’s ‘oldest known siddur’ unveiled in Jerusalem
9/18/2014
Prayer book no bigger than iPhone said to be 1,200 years old, but experts wonder when it was written, and if all its pages belong together.

Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Quietly’ Converting to JudaismGwyneth Paltrow ‘Quietly’ Converting to Judaism
9/7/2014
If Paltrow does not want the great rabbis in her ancestry to roll over in their graves, she would be wise to try a real Jewish conversion.

PM Caves to Jordanian Pressure on Temple Mount RenovationsPM Caves to Jordanian Pressure on Temple Mount Renovations
9/3/2014
Second temporary bridge from Western Wall to Temple Mount scrapped after Jordanian royal family objects.

Thousands Visit the Grave of Israel's First Chief RabbiThousands Visit the Grave of Israel's First Chief Rabbi
8/29/2014
Rabbi Avraham Kook zt''l, visionary founder of religious Zionism, commemorated 79 years after his passing.

American Aliyah: Joining Judaism and Israel Under FireOperation Protective Edge
American Aliyah: Joining Judaism and Israel Under Fire

8/10/2014
Undeterred by Hamas rocket fire, recently converted Malachi and Tanya Ben-Yehuda immigrate to the south of Israel at 'best time to come.'

Rabbi murdered in Miami on way to synagogueRabbi murdered in Miami on way to synagogue
8/9/2014
Rabbi Joseph Raksin was walking to a Miami synagogue when he was shot by two young men and later died of his wounds.

Brooklyn Salutes IsraelOperation Protective Edge
Brooklyn Salutes Israel

8/8/2014
Major rally in support of Israel drew thousands in Brooklyn. While there were many speakers in support of Israel the rally was also treated to a concert.

Hundreds of Jews Ascend Temple Mount for Tisha B’AvHundreds of Jews Ascend Temple Mount for Tisha B’Av
8/5/2014
Hundreds of Jews ascended the Temple Mount this morning to mark Tisha B’Av the Jewish national day of mourning and fasting.

The Jewish United NationOperation Protective Edge
The Jewish United Nation

8/4/2014
What can the 'Nine Days' and 9th of Av teach us about Jewish unity as Israel fights for its survival?

Spontaneous Pro-Israel Rally Erupts in Response to Pro-Hamas ProtestorsOperation Protective Edge
Spontaneous Pro-Israel Rally Erupts in Response to Pro-Hamas Protestors

8/3/2014
Hamas supporters of NYC2GAZA had been making a nuisance of themselves by harassing individual Jewish businesses.

Tzohar Calls on Diaspora Communities to Fly Israeli FlagOperation Protective Edge
Tzohar Calls on Diaspora Communities to Fly Israeli Flag

8/1/2014
Rabbi David Stav, Tzohar chairman, calls on global support for Israel - both abroad and by visiting the Jewish state.

Jewish Groups React to Possible Jewish Defense League BanOperation Protective Edge
Jewish Groups React to Possible Jewish Defense League Ban

7/31/2014
French Jewish leaders distance themselves from controversial group, but also question why violent pro-Palestinian groups do not face a ban.

We are looking at the beginnings of a HolocaustOperation Protective Edge
We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust

7/29/2014
Danish Ambassador Jesper Vahr warns MKs against linking anti-Semitism and Gaza operation.

Portrait of Ishmael, 2014Portrait of Ishmael, 2014
7/26/2014
Back in 1967, the Klausenberger Rebbe foresaw the ISIS. He warned, 'Our ultimate war with Ishmael will be a difficult one; we shall not prevail by military means...'

In Memoriam: The 27 IDF soldiers who gave their lives to protect IsraelOperation Protective Edge
In Memoriam: The 27 IDF soldiers who gave their lives to protect Israel

7/22/2014
Israel mourns the deaths of the 27 soldiers and officers killed in action in Operation Protective Edge.

Muslim Rioters Attack Synagogue in ParisOperation Protective Edge
Muslim Rioters Attack Synagogue in Paris

7/13/2014
Rioters surround Abarbanel Synagogue in 11th arrondissement and throw rocks inside. Police called to extricate Jewish worshippers.

Prayer for the Welfare of IDF SoldiersOperation Protective Edge
Prayer for the Welfare of IDF Soldiers

7/10/2014
The prayer for the welfare of IDF soldiers was written by Rabbi Shlomo Goren, who served as IDF Chief Rabbi and then as Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Israel.

Status Quo Changed at David's TombStatus Quo Changed at David's Tomb
7/9/2014
Knesset Interior Committee meeting exposes hidden deal with Christians - 'soon no Jews at David's Tomb.'

‘Perfect Aryan baby’ of Nazi propaganda was Jewish‘Perfect Aryan baby’ of Nazi propaganda was Jewish
7/3/2014
A woman whose photograph was chosen by the Nazis to depict the perfect Aryan baby has described how she was selected by Joseph Goebbels himself – despite being Jewish.

World Jewry mourns deaths of kidnapped teensWorld Jewry mourns deaths of kidnapped teens
7/1/2014
Diaspora Jewish groups respond to tragic news about yeshiva students; World Jewish Congress calls for defunding of PA.

US Presbyterian Church Votes to Support Israel BoycottUS Presbyterian Church Votes to Support Israel Boycott
6/21/2014
Presbyterian Church votes to divest from three companies providing services to the IDF and Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria.

Prayers to Say for the Three Missing Yeshiva StudentsOperation Brother's Keeper
Prayers to Say for the Three Missing Yeshiva Students

6/20/2014
The Israeli Chief Rabbis and leading Religious Zionist and Hareidi rabbis have asked that these chapters be added to prayers.

The Seventh of June and the Ninth of AvThe Seventh of June and the Ninth of Av
6/7/2014
To understand contemporary Israel and the emotions present in any discussion of Middle East peace, one needs to grasp the significance of two dates—June 7 and the Ninth of Av.

Temple Mount is Jewish for a DayTemple Mount is Jewish for a Day
6/3/2014
Over 400 Jews entered the Mount on the eve of Shavuot. Most Muslim worshippers barred over incitement.

Jewish Boy Bravely Walks Off FieldJewish Boy Bravely Walks Off Field
6/1/2014
The 9 year old Jewish boy that refused to take off his ‘REAL’ uniform at a baseball game.

Vatican Hoarding Second Temple VesselsVatican Hoarding Second Temple Vessels
5/28/2014
Rabbi claims that Pope Francis knows full well where Jewish religious objects are being kept, is hiding them to avoid legal consequences.

Four dead in shooting at Jewish museum in BrusselsFour dead in shooting at Jewish museum in Brussels
5/24/2014
The attack is being approached as racially motivated by Belgian authorities, who posted that it was motivated by anti-Semitism./font>

Jerusalem’s Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue to be RebuiltJerusalem’s Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue to be Rebuilt
5/23/2014
The Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, in Jerusalem's Old City, will be rebuilt by the Israel government at a cost of NIS 50 million.

The Fire BurnsThe Fire Burns
5/18/2014
The circle of men whirls around the fire, hand in hand, hand catching hand, drawing in newcomers into the ring that races around and around in the growing darkness.

NY Rabbi Unearths Lost Commentary of Ancient ScholarNY Rabbi Unearths Lost Commentary of Ancient Scholar
5/16/2014
Rabbi Allen Schwartz deciphers lost text of Rabbi Elazar of Worms' handwritten insights on Book of Proverbs from Crusader times.

The Dead-End of DiasporaThe Dead-End of Diaspora
5/11/2014
Community by community, the Diaspora is coming to a dead-end. Jews around the world are still misleading themselves that they can be good Jews outside of the Land of Israel.

World’s oldest man is 111-year-old Holocaust survivorWorld’s oldest man is 111-year-old Holocaust survivor
5/7/2014
Alexander Imich, born in 1903, escaped Nazis and Soviet gulag to dedicate his life to studying the occult.

Netanyahu 'Asked Rabbi to Allow Giving David's Tomb to Vatican'Netanyahu 'Asked Rabbi to Allow Giving David's Tomb to Vatican'
5/2/2014
An MK says Netanyahu has contacted the Chief Sephardic Rabbi, asked for halakhic permission to make the move.

Netanyahu links West's indifference to HolocaustNetanyahu links West's indifference to Holocaust
4/27/2014
How is it possible that so many people failed to understand the reality? It is not that they did not see it. They did not want to see it.

Three Dead in Shootings at Kansas Jewish CenterThree Dead in Shootings at Kansas Jewish Center
4/13/2014
A suspect appeared to yell 'heil Hitler' as he was led away. Shootings were at Jewish Community Center in Overland Park and Village Shalom.

Manischewitz Sold to Equity FirmManischewitz Sold to Equity Firm
4/10/2014
Oh, man, it’s the end of an era. The Manischewitz Company, well known for its wine and Passover foods, has been sold a week before the Passover holiday.

The lost sheep of the house of IsraelThe lost sheep of the house of Israel
4/7/2014
The African Hebrew Israelites have lived in Dimona for three generations, claiming their history brought them back to this land. Members of the tribe? Israel is not convinced.

Kosher bacon? New Ritz cracker flavor fascinates rabbinical communityKosher bacon? New Ritz cracker flavor fascinates rabbinical community
3/25/2014
Ritz has a new bacon-flavored cracker hitting shelves with kosher certification. Imitation-bacon products may be rare but they aren't new.

The Eternal Message of Elijah's CupThe Eternal Message of Elijah's Cup
3/21/2014
At our Passover Seder, there is a universally accepted custom to pour a 5th cup of wine, the 'Cup of Elijah,' as we open the front door of the home.

The Ages of PurimThe Ages of Purim
3/16/2014
Three Jewish holidays end with mass bloodshed, not with reconciliation commissions. There is no peace process conducted with Haman, the chief villain of the Purim story.

100 Ukrainian Jews Want to Make Aliyah, Settle in Judea and Samaria100 Ukrainian Jews Want to Make Aliyah, Settle in Judea and Samaria
3/9/2014
They come from all over Kiev. All of them are young professionals, including doctors, lawyers, accountants and advertising executives.

Plans for Mass Aliyah from Ukraine UnderwayPlans for Mass Aliyah from Ukraine Underway
3/3/2014
Speaking with MK Rina Frenkel on the status of Ukrainian Jewry and her push to bring them to Israel en masse.

King David's Tomb to Remain in Israel's HandsKing David's Tomb to Remain in Israel's Hands
2/20/2014
The Prime Minister's Office calls reports that Mount Zion will be transferred to the Vatican 'fundamental lies.'

Tefillin Controversy Latest Sign of Emerging Orthodox SchismTefillin Controversy, An Emerging Orthodox Schism
1/29/2014
A Modern Orthodox high school in New York, is allowing girls to lay tefillin, is helping expose an increasingly sharp fault line within Orthodoxy.

Families Reunited as Members of 'Lost Tribe' Arrive in IsraelFamilies Reunited as Members of 'Lost Tribe' Arrive in Israel
1/10/2014
Bnei Menashe aliyah continues as organizers hail 'ingathering of the Exiles'; grandfather meets 13 grandchildren for the first time.

33% rise in conversions to Judaism33% rise in conversions to Judaism
1/10/2014
Statistic refers to non-Jewish descendents of Jews. Deputy religious services minister: Conversion to Judaism is a national goal for all of us, and we must help those going through the conversion process complete it successfully.

American Jew kidnapped by al-Qaida appeals to ObamaAmerican Jew kidnapped by al-Qaida appeals to Obama
12/26/2013
Al-Qaida releases video message from Warren Weinstein, in which he says he feels 'totally abandoned and forgotten.'

Wounded Soldier Honored at Lighting Ceremony for Jewish UnityWounded Soldier Honored at Lighting Ceremony for Jewish Unity
11/29/2013
Chabad Terror Victim's Project honors wounded IDF soldier who volunteers at hospitals; part of Hanukkah campaign for Jewish unity.

Maccabee Victory versus The Greeks, Nes Gadol Hayah POH, Right HERE!Maccabee Victory versus The Greeks, Nes Gadol Hayah POH, Right HERE!
11/26/2013
There were battles between the Greeks and the Maccabees right here near Shiloh.

Groundbreaking Law to Facilitate Jewish Prayer on Temple MountGroundbreaking Law to Facilitate Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount
11/1/2013
Bayit Yehudi advances monumental new bill to ensure regular prayer hours for Jews on the Temple Mount; first since 1967.

Thousands to Celebrate Shabbat Chayei Sarah in HebronThousands to Celebrate Shabbat Chayei Sarah in Hebron
10/25/2013
Tomorrow, together with literally tens of thousands here in Hebron, we will read in the Torah how Abraham, almost 4,000 years ago, purchased the Caves of Machpela for us, his children.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, 'Greatest Rabbi of the Generation,' has DiedRabbi Ovadia Yosef, 'Greatest Rabbi of the Generation,' has Died
10/7/2013
Former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel and leading halakhic authority served as the spiritual leader of Shas since its founding.

Birkat CohanimBirkat Cohanim
9/22/2013
On Sunday morning, the traditional Birkat Cohanim, Blessing of the Priests, was held in the Kotel plaza. The Kotel was packed.

'Rejoice...Be Wholly Happy', Says the Bible on Sukkot'Rejoice...Be Wholly Happy', Says the Bible on Sukkot
9/18/2013
Jews world over have built their sukkot, chosen their '4 species', and are ready to fulfill the Bible's command to rejoice on this festival.

Israel marks solemn, silent Day of AtonementIsrael marks solemn, silent Day of Atonement
9/13/2013
Jewish state grinds to a halt on Yom Kippur; businesses, TV stations, airports and highways shut down until Saturday night.

Belgium: Israelis not Allowed to Name Daughter 'Jerusalem'Belgium: Israelis not Allowed to Name Daughter 'Jerusalem'
8/21/2013
An Israeli couple in Belgium welcomed a baby girl this week, but were told the name 'Jerusalem' did not make the cut for valid baby names.

Brooklyn Street to be Named for Murdered Jamaican-Jewish ConvertBrooklyn Street to be Named for Murdered Jamaican-Jewish Convert
8/19/2013
'Yoseph Robinson Ave.' named after Orthodox Jewish convert, gunned down protecting girlfriend three years ago.

In Arabic, Jerusalem is JewishIn Arabic, Jerusalem is Jewish
8/15/2013
The Arabs knew that the reason the place was 'holy' in the first place was because the Holy Temple of the God of Israel once stood there.

Thousands Mark 78 Years Since Rabbi Kook’s PassingThousands Mark 78 Years Since Rabbi Kook’s Passing
8/9/2013
More than 3,000 mark the death of the iconic leader of religious Zionism and first Chief Rabbi of Israel.

Welcome, Newbies! (ProTips for New Olim)Welcome, Newbies! (ProTips for New Olim)
7/21/2013
You’re probably stumbling around, bleary eyed and sweaty—geeze it’s hot here, isn’t it?—trying to figure out why there are no street signs and why the bank charges you a fee for everything.

Gush Katif: 8 Years on, 50% of Expellees Still HomelessGush Katif: 8 Years on, 50% of Expellees Still Homeless
7/17/2013
Unemployment also still high, as families forced to cope with a legacy of broken promises nearly a decade after being forcibly uprooted.

Israeli Government Honors Keren Malki FoundersIsraeli Government Honors Keren Malki Founders
6/27/2013
Israel's government honors the founders of an organization helping all special needs children named for a Jewish teen murdered by Hamas.

Israel's Values Are its Strength, Says Rabbi Shmuley BotachIsrael's Values Are its Strength, Says Rabbi Shmuley Botach
6/20/2013
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach suggests a new Israeli reaction to world criticism – take pride in Jewish values.

US Jewish Rage: Bark MitzvahsUS Jewish Rage: Bark Mitzvahs
5/12/2013
Inspired by the Christian ceremony of the Blessing of the Animals, Reform Rabbi Fred Schwalb says it is a simple way to honor dogs, cats and other pets.

Can You help Breathe New Life into Project Shofar?Can You help Breathe New Life into Project Shofar?
5/1/2013
Project Shofar began with my desire to reach out to my fellow Jews with the message, 'It is time to come home.'

Rabbis: Judaism Means Loving Non-JewsRabbis: Judaism Means Loving Non-Jews
4/24/2013
Rabbis clarify Judaism’s position on non-Jews, women’s role in light of IDF mezuzah controversy.

Credit CardsCredit Cards
3/5/2013
In Avot we are informed that this world is likened to a magnificent store, full of all sorts of goods that one can purchase and enjoy. But payment is regularly exacted.

Chloe Valdary is a student on a missionChloe Valdary is a student on a mission
2/10/2013
As a result of reading Exodus she was motivated to learn more and to work to support Israel. She is enrolled in International Studies at New Orleans University as a sophmore.

Qatar Quietly Helping Yemenite Jews Reach Israel?Qatar Quietly Helping Yemenite Jews Reach Israel?
1/21/2013
A Lebanese source says that a group of Jews from Yemen are on their way to Israel – via Qatar.


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