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Hareidi Parties, Bayit Yehudi Unite in Tel Aviv

Religious parties manage rare cross-spectrum unity in Tel Aviv as hareidi-religious, Zionists join for city council race.Maayana Miskin, 10/18/2013, 9:06 AM

Portugal Sets Sights on Renewing Jewish Life

The first Jewish cultural and religious center in Portugal was inaugurated last week following expulsion of Jews 500 years ago.Rina Tzvi , 7/31/2013, 9:48 PM

Bayit Yehudi: Not Only for Observant

Bayit Hayehudi launched the opening of its secular branch Thursday evening; party is "for all of Am Yisrael," says MK Bennett. Arutz Sheva staff, 4/19/2013, 1:49 PM

For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out of Government

For the first time in Israel’s history, the coalition agreement does not include a commitment to the religious-secular “status quo.”Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 3/17/2013, 11:20 AM

Hungarian Court Annuls Religious Recognition Law

Hungary annuls part of a controversial law that ended official recognition and state funding for scores of religious communities. Arutz Sheva. , 2/26/2013, 9:51 PM

German Court Drops Charges Against 'Offending' Mohel

A German court on Thursday dismissed all charges against a rabbi for his role in the circumcision of a Jewish infant. Arutz Sheva staff, 2/25/2013, 9:37 AM

Polish Lawmakers Expected to Back Kosher Slaughter

The Polish parliament is reportedly set to amend the law on the protection of animals to allow kosher slaughter without stunning.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/17/2012, 5:03 PM

European Jews Urge Reversal of Polish Shechita Ban

"Kosher butchering is essential for sustenance of Jewish life" assert European Jewish leaders, urging reversal of Polish shechita ban.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/28/2012, 9:29 PM

Religious Travelers Spend Sabbath in Airport

Flight delays left a group of visitors from Pennsylvania stuck in Ben Gurion airport for the Sabbath. Maayana Miskin, 9/29/2012, 9:46 PM

Dutch Freedom Party Urged to Drop Shechita Ban from Platform

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has urged Geert Wilders, leader of Dutch conservative Freedom Party, to drop the party's call to ban Shechita.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/23/2012, 7:52 PM

US Sues Florida for Halting Kosher Meals

The federal government is suing Florida's Department of Corrections for not offering kosher meals to prison inmates.Rachel Hirshfeld, 8/20/2012, 12:41 PM

Two Manhattan Synagogues Receive 'Sacred Sites' Grants

Two synagogues in Manhattan are among the “Sacred Sites” in New York State that have received grants for physical repairs.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/15/2012, 2:20 PM

Police Hunt Suspect in Murder of Jewish Brooklyn Businessman

New York police are hunting a suspect in Thursday’s murder of Brooklyn store owner Isaac Kadare. Rewards have been posted for information Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/5/2012, 10:33 AM

NYC Billboard Warns: 'Dear Jew: Shield Your Eyes!'

On the way to Manhattan, Ultra-Orthodox Jews warn: “Dear Jew: You are entering a dangerous place. Shield your eyes.”Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/18/2012, 5:44 AM

New Program Aims at Integrating Ultra-Orthodox into Workforce

The Technion has launched a new program, aimed at integrating the ultra-Orthodox community into Israeli workforce.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/13/2012, 6:35 PM

Hebrew Charter School Expected to Strengthen D.C. Community

Sela Public Charter School, a Hebrew language public charter school, has been granted a conditional charter to open in District of Columbia.Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/25/2012, 9:15 AM

The 11th Plague: No Kosher for Passover Coca-Cola in California

California Jews will have to get through Passover without kosher Coke, while different Pepsi kosher symbols are confusing Illinois Jews.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/27/2012, 6:50 PM

Jewish Leaders: Synagogues Should be More Accessible

Jewish leaders from Israel and around the world meet in Jerusalem, call to open the gates of the synagogue to all Jews.Elad Benari, 2/27/2012, 7:15 AM

Study: Belief in G-d, Religious Observance on the Rise

A wide-ranging study shows that more Israelis believe in G-d than did a decade ago.David Lev, 1/26/2012, 12:30 PM

Tzohar Rabbi: Religious Ministry Rule Will Cause Split in Nation

Enforcement of a residency rule will cause thousands of Israelis to get married in non-Jewish ceremonies in Cyprus, says Rabbi David Stav.David Lev, 11/8/2011, 4:01 PM