Hareidi Parties, Bayit Yehudi Unite in Tel AvivReligious parties manage rare cross-spectrum unity in Tel Aviv as hareidi-religious, Zionists join for city council race.
Portugal Sets Sights on Renewing Jewish LifeThe first Jewish cultural and religious center in Portugal was inaugurated last week following expulsion of Jews 500 years ago.
Bayit Yehudi: Not Only for ObservantBayit Hayehudi launched the opening of its secular branch Thursday evening; party is "for all of Am Yisrael," says MK Bennett.
For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out of GovernmentFor the first time in Israel’s history, the coalition agreement does not include a commitment to the religious-secular “status quo.”
Hungarian Court Annuls Religious Recognition LawHungary annuls part of a controversial law that ended official recognition and state funding for scores of religious communities.
German Court Drops Charges Against 'Offending' MohelA German court on Thursday dismissed all charges against a rabbi for his role in the circumcision of a Jewish infant.
Polish Lawmakers Expected to Back Kosher SlaughterThe Polish parliament is reportedly set to amend the law on the protection of animals to allow kosher slaughter without stunning.
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.
Religious Travelers Spend Sabbath in AirportFlight delays left a group of visitors from Pennsylvania stuck in Ben Gurion airport for the Sabbath.
Dutch Freedom Party Urged to Drop Shechita Ban from PlatformThe Simon Wiesenthal Center has urged Geert Wilders, leader of Dutch conservative Freedom Party, to drop the party's call to ban Shechita.
US Sues Florida for Halting Kosher MealsThe federal government is suing Florida's Department of Corrections for not offering kosher meals to prison inmates.
Two Manhattan Synagogues Receive 'Sacred Sites' GrantsTwo synagogues in Manhattan are among the “Sacred Sites” in New York State that have received grants for physical repairs.
Police Hunt Suspect in Murder of Jewish Brooklyn BusinessmanNew York police are hunting a suspect in Thursday’s murder of Brooklyn store owner Isaac Kadare. Rewards have been posted for information
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.”
New Program Aims at Integrating Ultra-Orthodox into WorkforceThe Technion has launched a new program, aimed at integrating the ultra-Orthodox community into Israeli workforce.
Hebrew Charter School Expected to Strengthen D.C. CommunitySela Public Charter School, a Hebrew language public charter school, has been granted a conditional charter to open in District of Columbia.
The 11th Plague: No Kosher for Passover Coca-Cola in CaliforniaCalifornia Jews will have to get through Passover without kosher Coke, while different Pepsi kosher symbols are confusing Illinois Jews.
Jewish Leaders: Synagogues Should be More AccessibleJewish leaders from Israel and around the world meet in Jerusalem, call to open the gates of the synagogue to all Jews.
Study: Belief in G-d, Religious Observance on the RiseA wide-ranging study shows that more Israelis believe in G-d than did a decade ago.
Tzohar Rabbi: Religious Ministry Rule Will Cause Split in NationEnforcement of a residency rule will cause thousands of Israelis to get married in non-Jewish ceremonies in Cyprus, says Rabbi David Stav.