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Should Israel battle assimilation, and how?

Arutz Sheva invites readers worldwide to share thoughts and insights regarding one of the main challenges of the Jewish nation today.Arutz Sheva, 12/28/2016, 1:45 AM

Watch: Celebrating Hanukkah - and Aliyah - at the airport

A festive Hanukkah celebration awaited more than 120 new immigrants from Ukraine who landed today.Yoni Kempinski, 12/27/2016, 2:44 PM

Watch: Chabad Hanukkah candle lighting at NBA game

Chabad's 'Cteen' lights Hanukkah candles before 20,000 spectators at an NBA game in Brooklyn. 'Publicizing the miracle' - big time.Yoni Kempinski, 12/27/2016, 9:36 AM

President: Judea & Samaria residents descendants of Macabees

President Rivlin lights third light Chanukah with the students and teachers of Beit El Yeshiva in wake of anti-Israel UN resolution.Yoni Kempinski, 12/26/2016, 9:16 PM

Hamas condemns Arab-Jewish Hanukkah celebration in Bahrain

Hamasoutraged by the video showing Bahraini citizens in kaffiyehs dancing with black-kippah-wearing Jews.Guy Cohen, 12/26/2016, 8:30 PM

Huckabee to head US-Israel Business Alliance mission to Israel

Governor Mike Huckabee to headline Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce mission to IsraelUzi Baruch, 12/26/2016, 7:31 PM

The President's answer to the Security Council

President Reuven Rivlin lights Hanukkah candles at Beit El after UN Security Council resolution calls town illegal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2016, 5:08 PM

Hanukkah Miracle: Jews & Arabs dancing together in Bahrain

Hanukkah Miracle - Jews & Arabs dancing together while lighting the Menorah in Bahrain.Yoel Domb, 12/26/2016, 11:58 AM

Group holds Hanukkah celebration at King David's Tomb

Jewish heritage center holds Hanukkah celebration with songs, dancing, and a festive meal at King David's Tomb .Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2016, 9:08 AM

Erdogan extends Hanukkah greetings to local Jews

In Hanukkah message, Erdogan says Turkey places great importance on the freedom of everyone to observe their own religion and traditions.Ben Ariel, 12/26/2016, 6:37 AM

'Birthright: the issue that unites Netanyahu and Beilin'

CEO of Birthright says organization unites left and right in Israel, successfully combats assimilation in US as Birthright wins Begin prize.Shimon Cohen, 12/25/2016, 10:54 PM

PM: According to the UN, the Maccabees 'occupied territory'

PM lights Hanukkah candle at Western Wall, says Jews cannot 'occupy' their own city and holy sites.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2016, 9:55 PM

Rabbi Shteinman hospitalized

103 year old leader of Lithuanian haredi community hospitalized with pneumonia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2016, 7:56 PM

Athletes named to International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Two American athletes and songwriter who wrote “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.JTA, 12/25/2016, 5:21 PM

Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court succeeds in granting agunah divorce

Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court succeeds in getting recalcitrant husband who fled to France to sign get, granting his wife a divorce.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2016, 4:39 PM

Russian Jews celebrate 25 years of community events at Kremlin

Russian Jewish community celebrates quarter century of events at Kremlin since the fall of the Soviet Union.JTA, 12/25/2016, 3:20 PM

Betrayal by the Obama administration

Interview with Martin Oliner, Chairman of CRI.Uzi Baruch, 12/25/2016, 8:19 AM

Parshat Vayeshev:Love thy fellow Jew

What were the brothers so afraid of that they hated Joseph?Dr. Joseph Frager‏, 12/23/2016, 12:06 PM

Jewish businessman Carl Icahn named special adviser to Trump

Jewish businessman and investor Carl Icahn named special adviser to President-elect on regulatory reform issues.JTA, 12/23/2016, 2:33 AM

Europe's Jews prepare Hanukkah events to ‘drive out darkness’

Some Jewish leaders say that celebrating Hanukkah at central locales in Europe is an uplifting Jewish response to terrorism.Cnaan Liphshiz, 12/23/2016, 1:57 AM

Israeli tourists show 'resounding resilience' after disaster

A new study released by Bar Ilan University finds that Israeli backpackers showed great 'resilience' and 'leadership' after Nepal quake.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2016, 12:22 PM

Bennett and Sharansky mark 'Diaspora Jewry Week' with students

Education Min. and Jewish Agency Head meet with students from around the world to promote ties between Israeli and Diaspora Jewish students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2016, 11:13 AM

JCC Association names new president

JCC Association of North America taps head of the American fundraising arm of Ben-Gurion University as its new president and CEO.JTA, 12/22/2016, 5:58 AM

Only Orthodox synagogue building in Des Moines to close

The only Orthodox synagogue in Des Moines is selling its building, leaving the city without an Orthodox synagogue.JTA, 12/22/2016, 5:27 AM

Ex-volunteer firefighter suing department for anti-Semitism

Former volunteer firefighter from Southern California is suing his former department alleging anti-Semitism and harassment.JTA, 12/22/2016, 4:56 AM

British PM promises to stand by the Jewish community

In a message for Hanukkah, PM Theresa May vows to defend Jews' right to practice their faith.Ben Ariel, 12/22/2016, 4:11 AM

Dutch rescuer of Jews during Holocaust dies at 96

Marion Pritchard, a Dutch social work student who rescued Jews during World War II, has died.JTA, 12/22/2016, 3:26 AM

Netanyahu: Desecration of Rabbi Nachman's grave is 'terrible'

Prime Minister Netanyahu calls on the Ukrainian government to take action following the desecration of the grave of Rabbi Nachman in Uman.Chaim Lev, 12/22/2016, 12:08 AM

Watch: Berlin Jews pray for victims of terror attack

Berlin Jewish community gathers in memory of terror victims and to pray for the recovery of the wounded.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2016, 10:32 PM

Polish Jewish community seeks to adopt Aleppo family

The Jewish community of Wroclaw in Poland has submitted a request to local authorities for permission to adopt a family from Aleppo.JTA, 12/21/2016, 9:41 PM

'Reinforce security at grave of Rabbi Nachman'

Deputy Education Minister calls on PM to work with Ukrainian Premier to improve security in Uman after holy site vandalized.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2016, 8:17 PM

Hebron Fund Holds Emergency Campaign

The urgent 1X4 matching campaign will help the protect the Hebron Jewish communityArutz Sheva, 12/21/2016, 6:39 PM

Anti-Semitic vandals hurl pig's head into tomb of Rebbe Nachman

Tomb of Breslov founder desecrated as vandals throw pig's head with swastika into Uman compound.David Rosenberg, 12/21/2016, 8:51 AM

Married couple to face off in major Bible contest in Jerusalem

Yaelle Frohlich and Yair Shahak will represent Canada and the United States in the International Adult Bible Contest in Jerusalem.Ben Sales, 12/21/2016, 12:48 AM

Cancer patient asks for help

"The Cancer Has Spread To My Entire Body" - Please Help Us Pay For My Meds, 12/20/2016, 5:37 PM

Rabbi booted from Conservative body for holding intermarriages

Conservative Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom has been expelled for performing interfaith weddings.JTA, 12/20/2016, 3:11 PM

Watch: Why the Temple needs to be rebuilt

Temple Institute releases new video to bust age-old myths about the Temple and its relevance to our time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2016, 12:49 PM

Warsaw Jews sue Polish Jewish history museum

Jewish Community of Warsaw alleges the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews violated its copyright on translations.JTA, 12/20/2016, 5:52 AM

French-Jewish scholar to appear in court over 'hate speech'

Historian on the Jewish communities in Arab countries being prosecuted in France for alleged hate speech against Muslims.JTA, 12/20/2016, 5:47 AM

French city of Carpentras to renovate 650-year-old synagogue

Authorities in Carpentras in southern France allocate $1.25 million for renovating the ceiling of the country’s oldest synagogue.JTA, 12/20/2016, 5:44 AM

Bulgarian Jews raise money for Muslim victims of train explosion

Bulgarian Jews donate $6,000 to victims of an explosion inside a heavily populated Muslim village.JTA, 12/20/2016, 5:32 AM

French chief rabbi offers condolences to Germany

Chief rabbi of France, Haim Korsia, offers condolences to the people of Germany following an apparent terrorist attack in Berlin.JTA, 12/20/2016, 5:30 AM

Israelis open San Francisco’s latest kosher bakery

Israeli-owned restaurant opens as the only kosher retail bakery in San Francisco.JTA, 12/20/2016, 3:26 AM

YU high school alumnus donates 1,000,000$ for scholarships

Hyman Arbesfeld, a graduate of Yeshiva University's High School for Boys in 1949, has established a scholarship fund in the school.Yoel Domb, 12/19/2016, 4:59 PM

Yeshiva rabbi: Disconnection dangerous to Jewish future

Report on Israeli yeshiva delegates who visited North American Jewish schools; rabbi says losing touch with Israel leads to assimilation.Rabbis Eliezer Shenvald, 12/19/2016, 11:38 AM

Ivanka Trump joining an anti-Trump synagogue?

Daughter and son-in-law of President-elect looking for new synagogue in DC area as they prepare for inauguration day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2016, 9:08 PM

Rav Chaim Kanievsky to Marry Off 25 Children This Month

Make Miracles Happen For Rav Chaim Kanievsky's Orphans, 12/18/2016, 6:36 PM

Jewish Agency brings 1,100 French high school students to Israel

1,100 French seniors from Jewish high schools have come to Israel as part of the annual 'Seniors in Blue and White' program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2016, 5:02 PM

Poll: Israelis worry about intermarriage

New poll shows 70% of Israelis concerned about Diaspora Jews' intermarriage rates.Yoni Kempinski, 12/18/2016, 11:23 AM

OJCC Committee congratulates new Ambassador to Israel

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce congratulates David Friedman upon his nomination as Ambassador to Israel.Uzi Baruch, 12/17/2016, 6:31 PM

Researcher claims Anne Frank caught by chance

Anne Frank may have been caught 'by chance', not betrayed, says a researcher..AFP, 12/17/2016, 6:01 PM

Watch: A 'Hamilton' Hanukkah

Popular Jewish a cappella group "The Maccabeats" comes out with "Hasmonean" - a Hanukkah parody of Broadway's hit musical "Hamilton."Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2016, 1:29 PM

Parshat Vayishlach:What made Eisav "crack"?‏

Why didn't he kill his brother as he had intended to do?Dr. Joseph Frager, 12/16/2016, 10:20 AM

Now you can buy kosher artisanal chicken

Heritage chickens raised under humane conditions are now being kosher-killed and available for consumers who observe the laws of kashrut.JTA, 12/16/2016, 4:29 AM

Brazilian court drops bribery charges against Jewish billionaire

Brazilian federal court drops charges against Jewish billionaire banker Joseph Safra.JTA, 12/16/2016, 2:28 AM

Watch: Obama hosts Hanukkah reception

President Barack Obama hosts the White House Hanukkah reception for the final time as president.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2016, 3:16 AM

Israel celebrates 10,000th Momentum trip participant

Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs recognized Lauren Buchwald of Phoenix, 10,000th Jewish mother to visit Israel on JWRP’s Momentum tripUzi Baruch, 12/14/2016, 9:33 PM