'Gender separation at the Kotel has existed since Temple times'

Rabbi of Kiryat Ono: 'The Kotel cannot be the scene of a battle to advance feminist ideology or recognition of the Reform Movement.'Benny Tocker, Yesterday, 4:37 PM

The books that cheated death - twice

400-year-old Jewish library survives Hitler and the Inquisition.JTA, Yesterday, 2:37 PM

New girls' program draws rave reviews

'There was a point in my life when I had no one to talk to. I had no friends. I don't want anyone else to go through that.'Mordechai Sones, Yesterday, 12:52 PM

Jewish books help parents raise Jewish children

PJ Library's free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds.JTA, Yesterday, 12:35 PM

Watch: Orphans celebrate their Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem

Colel Chabad hosts Bat Mitzvah celebration for 42 orphan girls and their families.Yoni Kempinski, Yesterday, 3:06 AM

Right-wing, left-wing, and Muslim anti-Semitism

National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council: Don't continue looking at antisemitism as one movement.Yoni Kempinski, Tuesday, 6:36 PM

Prophecy? What Ben Gurion said to the Reform Movement

In 1970, Israel's legendary Prime Minister, a secular Jew, had his own message for worried Reform leaders. Op-ed.David Bedein, Tuesday, 2:16 PM

'Reform Jews, stay in America and don't interfere here'

Haredi MK praises PM's decision to freeze Western Wall plan, calls on Reform Jews to stay in US - and out of Israeli politics.Haim Lev, Tuesday, 12:58 PM

Bennett: American Jews are our brothers

Israel's relationship with American Jews is in trouble, says Education Minister: 'They feel like they've been slapped in the face'.David Rosenberg, Tuesday, 11:08 AM

Jewish organizations' reactions mixed on travel ban ruling

HIAS, ADL disappointed by U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow parts of Trump’s travel ban to be enforced, CJV, ZOA pleased.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 3:04 AM

'We need to strengthen the relationship with the Diaspora'

Senior director for Diaspora Affairs at the Ministry of Diaspora discusses decision on Kotel, relations between the Diaspora and Israel.Uzi Baruch, Tuesday, 2:05 AM

Reform movement launches first Latin American rabbinical school

Buenos Aires school to ordain Reform rabbis for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.JTA, Monday, 8:20 PM

Saluting Anglo immigrants for contributing to Israel

Nefesh B’Nefesh awards immigrants from English-speaking countries for making a 'major impact' on the Jewish State.Yoni Kempinski, Monday, 7:21 PM

Son On Mission To Fulfill Father's Dying Wish

Chaim Dov promised his father on his deathbed he would look after his 6 younger siblings. Now he begs for your help to fulfill that promise, Monday, 7:09 PM

Jewish Federation CEO: The gap is growing

Arik Goldstein, Jewish Federation of New York Executive Director, responds to government decision to freeze Western Wall plan.Mordechai Sones, Monday, 5:03 PM

Bennett: Reform already have a place to pray at the Western Wall

Diaspora Affairs Minister explains that despite freeze on Western Wall deal, a place for mixed services already exists at the Kotel.Yoni Kempinski, Monday, 4:40 PM

Rabbi Lau: Marginal groups attempting to cause fights over Kotel

Chief Rabbi says Western Wall is a place of prayer for all Jews and non-Jews. All must be respectful at holy site.Hezki Baruch, Monday, 3:31 PM

Western Wall belongs to all Jews - but the decision is Israel's

Opinion: Israel is the sovereign power in Jerusalem, and decisions regarding the Western Wall are Israel's to make.Rabbi Dr. Haim Schein, Monday, 10:57 AM

'Reform wants recognition, but we will not agree to it'

Agriculture Minister praises decision to rescind Western Wall deal. 'We prevented unnecessary division.'Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 10:11 PM

Rabbinical Courts chief against conversion law

Chief Rabbi blasts attempts to revive Jewish practice of polygamy, says his father's words have been quoted selectively.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 5:15 PM

Hungarian PM praises Hitler ally

Jewish groups criticize Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s praise for wartime Nazi ally Miklos Horthy.Elad Benari, Canada, Saturday, 12:34 AM

Parshat Korach: The rebellion

The rebellion by Korach and his followers against Moshe and Aaron is disturbing and perplexing.Dr. Joseph Frager, Friday, 2:05 PM

New study shows Jewish spouses matter

Children of intermarriage less likely to identify as Jews, engage in Jewish activities; only 15% of non-Orthodox US Jews have Jewish spouse.JTA, 6/21/2017, 7:11 AM

Tripoli of Gold

Sivan Rahav Meir tells story of Libyan Jewish community, asks why Israel is always in the news.Sivan Rahav Meir, 6/18/2017, 8:33 AM

Parshat Shlach: The spies have not left us

Of all the failures of Man, the error of the spies ranks high on the list.Dr. Joseph Frager‏, 6/16/2017, 12:05 PM

Conference of Presidents welcomes new sanctions on Iran

Conference of Presidents welcomes Senate's passing of a bill imposing new sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 6/16/2017, 4:38 AM

Netanyahu at Greek synagogue: Am Israel Chai

Netanyahu visits synagogue in Thessaloniki, where 97% of the Jewish population was murdered by the Nazis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2017, 1:06 AM

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach to co-author book with Pamela Anderson

Op-ed: Seeing a generation whose concept of obscenity has been destroyed, rabbis cannot afford to veil their advice in decent taciturnity.Mordechai Sones, 6/15/2017, 3:40 PM

David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize

Author becomes the first Israeli to win the prestigious international literary prize.JTA, 6/15/2017, 9:33 AM

In love with the Bible

Seniors' Bible Contest participants share their memories of learning Bible and explain why they joined the competition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2017, 11:20 AM

Manhattan street corner named after Elie Wiesel

Southwest corner of 84th Street and Central Park West named after late Nobel peace laureate Elie Wiesel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2017, 5:32 AM

St. Louis man admits cyberstalking Jewish centers

Juan Thompson pleads guilty to cyberstalking charges in case of bomb threats against JCCs.Ben Ariel and JTA, 6/14/2017, 3:38 AM

Rescuer praises 'bold, wise' decision on missing Nepal trekker

Veteran rescuer Hilik Magnus praises Chief Rabbinate decision to declare Nepal trekker a 'dead person whose burial place is unknown.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2017, 4:06 PM

US Holocaust museum to translate, digitize victims' diaries

Museum launches Kickstarter campaign to translate and digitize diaries of Holocaust survivors and victims on Anne Frank's birthday.JTA, 6/12/2017, 9:31 PM

Can just anyone perform circumcision?

Chairman of Interior Committee wonders why no legal obligation on mohels in Israel to be certified, demands regulation.Mordechai Sones, 6/12/2017, 7:37 PM

Chabad's isolated emissaries

Chabad emissaries from countries with tiny Jewish communities meet in Girona, Spain, to discuss common challenges.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2017, 5:46 PM

Spectator or player?

Are you a spectator or a participant in Judaism? Sivan Rahav Meir meets with Israelis at Jared and Ivanka's DC synagogue.Sivan Rahav Meir, 6/11/2017, 5:04 PM

Is there a future for non-Orthodox American Jewry?

New study shows American Jews marrying later or not at all, having fewer children, and intermarrying at a high rate.David Rosenberg, 6/9/2017, 2:59 PM

Parshat Beha'alotcha-The Power of the Menorah

Dr. Joseph Prager, 6/9/2017, 2:45 PM

'I'm begging you, please save my wife's life'

Watch Rabbi Klein's heartfelt plea on behalf of his now paralyzed wife, who is suffering from ALS.Kupat Ha'Ir, 6/8/2017, 6:57 PM

Rabbi Yosef calls UK rabbi's comments on gays 'heresy'

Britain's top Sephardic rabbi accused of opposing 'foundations of Torah' by Israeli Chief Sephardic Rabbi – who is also his relative.Guy Cohen, 6/8/2017, 11:39 AM

'The Jewish people are close to President Trump's heart'

Dr. Joseph Frager speaks with Former Special Assistant to Trump Boris Epshteyn at the 24th Israel Day concert in Central Park.Eliran Aharon, 6/8/2017, 1:15 AM

'We must erase the term 'senseless violence' from the lexicon'

Dr. Joseph Frager speaks with Fox and Friends news anchor Pete Hegseth at the 24th annual Israel Day concert in Central Park.Eliran Aharon, 6/7/2017, 10:58 PM

Mexico City mayor highlights country’s Sephardi heritage

Mexico City holds conference to celebrate Sephardic Jews' culture and contributions to Mexico.JTA, 6/7/2017, 3:15 PM

A US bar mitzvah boy watches his dream come true

Despite his illness, bar mitzvah boy succeeds in praying at Western Wall - together with singer Yaakov Shwekey.Uzi Baruch, 6/7/2017, 2:30 PM

Jared Kushner’s family is a legend in this Belarus town

In their hometown of Novogrudok, Belarus, the Kushner family is known for a daring escape and how they stuck together during the Holocaust.JTA, 6/7/2017, 1:38 PM

Arson in Kosher restaurant in Manchester

British police treating a fire at a kosher restaurant in Prestwich as an arson attack.Ben Ariel, 6/7/2017, 4:05 AM

Watch: 'Muslim Quarter was once the Kotel Quarter'

Gala packed with public figures attend event in New York last night to honor preeminent organization.Eliran Baruch, 6/6/2017, 5:44 PM

'Do not issue stringent rulings that may drive people away'

Rishon LeZion calls upon Rabbis to exercise halakhic discretion, take into account that unwarranted stringency repels people.Mordechai Sones, 6/5/2017, 9:46 PM

Hadar and Oron at the Celebrate Israel Parade

Marchers in the annual Celebrate Israel Parade in New York City carry pictures of soldiers held captive by Hamas. 'We have not forgotten.'Uzi Baruch, New York, 6/4/2017, 9:21 PM

Watch: Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh's monthly class

Class in English followed by fascinating question and answer session.Mordechai Sones, 6/4/2017, 6:29 PM

Jerusalem Unity Prize to be awarded at President's home.

Unity events, celebrations planned for Israel and world 'to celebrate what brings our community together rather than what divides us'.Mordechai Sones, 6/4/2017, 2:40 PM

Sephardic Jews to convene at global summit in Mexico

Summit celebrates Sephardic Jews' heritage, showcases Mexico's historical synagogues.JTA, 6/4/2017, 2:24 PM

U.S. Jewish groups disappointed by Embassy decision

Conference of Presidents, Simon Wiesenthal Center express disappointment over delay in Embassy move to Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/3/2017, 1:33 AM

Congress urged not to prejudge diplomatic process

Religious Zionists of America welcomes resolution reaffirming Embassy move, says it should not include clause on Jerusalem being divided.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 6/3/2017, 12:43 AM

The Nazir is a Re-Creation of Adam in Gan Eden

Dr. Joseph Frager, 6/2/2017, 7:10 PM

June 1941: The Farhoud massacre remembered

76 years after the massacre of Baghdad Jews, Palestinian leaders still sustain a campaign of incitement unparalleled since Nazi Germany.Dr. Edy Cohen, 6/2/2017, 2:13 PM