How do you make Israel and Torah relevant to US Jewish kids?

From kosher food to synagogue security to summer programs in Israel - inside OU's efforts to strengthen Jewish identity & fight assimilationYoni Kempinski, 7/29/2019, 10:05 AM

Rabbis defend Peretz over 'second Holocaust' remarks

CJV: Education minister expressed real concern without trivializing Nazi horrors when he said assimilation in US 'like a second Holocaust.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2019, 6:52 PM

Media assault on Rabbi Peretz

Reform, Conservative senior Leftists furious at Education Minister who said assimilation among world Jewry is 'second Holocaust'.Mordechai Sones, 7/9/2019, 8:32 PM

Jewish baby, born in Israel in secret, circumcised at Kotel

'If you circumcise the baby, I'll kill you!' After Jewish woman from France escapes abusive Muslim partner, she has bris for newborn son.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2019, 7:08 PM

Lapid rips 'abominable' criticism of journalist's mixed marriage

Yesh Atid chief says he opposes assimilation, but blasts critics of Israeli Arab journalist's marriage to Jewish actor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2018, 4:03 PM

Sharia court in Israel places Jewish girl in Arab custody

Anti-assimilation group challenges decision to grant full custody of Israeli Jewish girl to her Arab grandmother, despite mother's protests.David Rosenberg, 9/17/2018, 7:47 AM

Judaism: Does it matter who you marry, or how you feel?

The fall of a top sociologist could change the field of counting Jews.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2018, 1:57 PM

Interview: American Jewry's challenges

Dr. Steven Bayme, Director of Contemporary Jewish Life at AJC: “The resurgence of Orthodoxy is one of the great success stories of American Jewry."Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 7/20/2018, 7:03 AM

Dear Israelis, America is not Israel

Israeli Zionist identity is essentially no different from any other national identity, such as those of the Irish, Italian or German immigrants who assimilated into the US melting pot.Rabbi Menachem Levine, 7/18/2018, 2:45 PM

'To Heal the World?' The Tikkun Olam distortion

A recent book on Tikkun Olam Judaism is nothing short of a lethal indictment of the distortion of Judaism that has led to massive intermarriage and assimilation on the part of US Jewry.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 6/25/2018, 2:43 PM

'Receiving the Torah twice'

Yad L’Achim’s Torah Scroll winner receives news ahead of Shavuot holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2018, 3:43 PM

Study suggests Israelis in Europe disconnect from Judaism

New study suggests Israelis in Europe steer clear of Jewish community activitiesJTA, 1/27/2018, 11:27 PM

The Muslim father who helped with his son's Bar Mitzvah

Delegation of Chabad donors see how even the most isolated Jewish communities are brought back to Jewish observance.Haim Lev, 11/6/2017, 2:48 PM

'Jews are afraid to be open about their Judaism'

Rise in anti-Semitism in Europe causes Jews to fear appearing Jewish, threatens Jewish continuity in Diaspora.Hezki Baruch, 10/30/2017, 2:18 PM

'Thanks to the arrest we were able to help more girls'

Cofounder of anti-assimilation group says organization received spike in calls after her husband's arrest.Eliran Aharon, 10/24/2017, 2:47 PM

'The state is doing the bidding of the Reform Movement'

Wife of anti-assimilation activist slams police, 'pro-Reform' government. 'Not intermarrying is more important than love.'David Rosenberg, 10/22/2017, 6:55 PM

Between Judaism and Islam: The saga of Noy Sheetrit

24-year-old Jewish woman's conversion to Islam on the Temple Mount - then return to Judaism - raises questions of assimilation in Israel.David Rosenberg, 9/25/2017, 12:48 PM

'We stem the tide of intermarriage'

Be'er Hagolah in New York gives children of immigrant Jews affordable Jewish education.Eliran Aharon, 7/6/2017, 10:24 PM

'Israel can help Diaspora Jews fight assimilation'

Gesher CEO on visit to Britain to learn concerns and issues facing Diaspora Jewry says Israel can help strengthen Jewish identify abroad.Yoni Kempinski, 6/30/2017, 9:17 AM

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

Woman rescued from Arab husband: The suffering was indescribable

29-year old Israel woman converted to Islam after meeting her husband. But life in his village soon became a nightmare.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2017, 8:10 AM

'This will end in baptism and conversion'

Jewish schoolchildren forced to bow and mimic Muslim prayer in Mosque while on school trip.Gary Willig, 3/17/2017, 10:10 AM

'Solidarity cannot be confined to the symbolic'

President Rivlin calls on rabbinic leadership  in Diaspora to participate in strategic dialogue about future of Jewish people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2017, 9:59 AM

'When you're dating an Arab man, you're not really yourself'

Women share their experiences after being rescued from Arab villages.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2017, 12:56 PM

Poll: 93% of Israeli Jews oppose intermarriage with Muslims

Poll finds overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews want their children to marry other Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 9:06 PM

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

Rabbi Amsalem: Haredi establishment responsible for assimilation

"The equation is very simple: Hinder conversions, ease assimilation; ease conversions, hinder assimilation."Mordechai Sones, 12/27/2016, 7:36 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

Arab father to Lehava: Save my daughter from her Jewish suitor

Anti-assimilation group receives urgent request from Arab man hoping to prevent his daughter from marrying a Jew.David Rosenberg, 12/9/2016, 8:24 AM

'Acceptance and assimilation are killing us'

Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson, main supporter of Birthright Taglit, explains how the program is important in preventing assimilation.Yoni Kempinski, 10/2/2016, 6:05 AM

More than one in four UK Jews now intermarried

New report offers good and bad effects, but notes strong drop in Jewish ties accompanies non-Jewish partners.Matt Wanderman, 7/7/2016, 8:25 AM

Report: Jewish Agency aiding Reform movement

Liba Center releases new report on Jewish Agency's role in promoting Reform, Conservative Judaism in Israel.Benny Tocker, 7/5/2016, 3:15 PM

Be-wigged, be-jeansed, Rabbi Grossman saves a Jew

A tale of a rabbi in jeans, a monastery, and the Jewish grandson who returned home.Hillel Fendel, 6/6/2016, 12:02 PM

Jews who don't know they are Jews

The parents were murdered in the death pits and gas chambers. The children survived, only to be raised as Christians.Rabbi Shmuel LIfschitz, 5/17/2016, 4:09 PM

Officer indicted passing info to Lehava

Border Police officer indicted giving details of Jewish girls traveling with Arabs to Lehava; 'should be honored for caring about sisters.'Ido Ben-Porat, 2/3/2016, 2:07 PM

Conservative Judaism to 'rebrand' as numbers drop

After losing one third of its membership in less than three decades, US Conservative Movement hopes team of PR agents can save it.Ari Soffer, 1/4/2016, 2:09 PM

Left outraged as Bennett backs novel ban

Leftist MKs condemn Education Ministry's ban of novel depicting Arab-Jewish love. Minister Bennett: I back the professional echelon.Hezki Baruch, 12/31/2015, 5:13 AM

Pro-assimilation novel banned from Israeli schools

Education Ministry disqualifies novel depicting Arab-Jewish love story for fear it threatens adolescents' 'Jewish identity.'Menachem Schwartz, 12/30/2015, 8:35 PM

Hanukkah today: The battle against assimilation

Interview: Rabbi says missionaries in Israel perpetuate the problem of the Hellenists, offering alternatives to spirituality.Shimon Cohen, 12/8/2015, 7:57 AM

There’s a JCC in Turkey?

Amid rising assimilation, Turkey's ancient, tiny Jewish community sees its Jewish Community Center as part of the solution.Maayan Jaffe/JNS, 11/10/2015, 4:20 PM

'Anti-Assimilation Groups in All Secular Schools'

Activist explains his group present in all J'lem schools, including Torah classes in secular ones; 'media against us, but the youth is for.'Benny Toker, 8/26/2015, 10:27 AM

'Israel Advocacy Requires Strong Jewish Identity'

At sendoff for religious-Zionist emissaries to Diaspora, Naftali Bennett says fight for Jewish identity key in saving world Jewry.Yoni Kempinski, 7/27/2015, 2:22 PM

Yad L'Achim to PM: Do Something About Assimilation

The Yad L'achim organization called on Prime Minister Netanyahu to do something about the rise in assimilation.Moshe Cohen, 7/5/2015, 8:54 PM

Women Urged: 'Don't Go Out with Mahmoud'

Anti-assimilation activists hand out sweets to Jewish women and girls at bars, appealing to their 'pure Jewish soul.'Ornit Atzar, 6/28/2015, 7:08 PM

'I'm Ready to Sit in Jail to Save Jews'

Gopshtain tells Arutz Sheva that police indictment threat doesn't intimidate him, as his work to fight assimilation continues full force.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 3/25/2015, 5:59 PM

Watch: CHAZAQ Works to Prevent Assimilation in US

The Queens-based CHAZAQ organization hosted its major 2015 event, where rabbis and famous singer Avraham Fried were on hand.Eliran Aharon, 3/19/2015, 1:15 PM

The Jewish Girls Behind Lethal Arab Arson Attack

H. and R. knew they 'would pay' for dating Arabs to get by - conflict between them caused unrelated Jewish woman to be burned to death.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 2/9/2015, 10:17 AM

Rescued from Arab Villages: 6 Weddings and a Brit

Only recently rescued from abusive relationships while trapped in Arab villages, 7 Jewish women finally find true happiness.Hillel Fendel, 1/20/2015, 4:03 PM

Mass French Immigration: Who's Still Jewish?

According to Ami Conversion Ulpan director Naftali Kandler, 10,000 French Jews will come in 2015 - 15% of them won't technically be Jews.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 1/14/2015, 4:28 PM

Police Crackdown 'Only Strengthened' Lehava

Lehava director Bentzi Gopshtain speaks about how arrests and media frenzy only 'vindicated' his group, explains what Lehava does.Ari Yashar, 12/30/2014, 10:20 PM

Jewish Youth Group Relaxes Inter-Dating Rules

United Synagogue Youth subtly allows regional leaders to inter-date with non-Jews, with many warning it is a 'license to assimilate.'Hillel Fendel, 12/26/2014, 11:02 AM

Lehava Head Warns Police Crackdown Will Backfire

Head of anti-assimilation group explains arrest meant to silence his group which court agreed acts legally, warns of risk if it is banned.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 12/22/2014, 7:43 AM

350 Jewish Girls Rescued from Arab Villages

Organization says thousands of Jewish women currently trapped after being lured into abusive relationships with older Arab men.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2014, 10:09 PM

How to Reduce Inter-Marriage in U.S. to 6%

Study finds 94% of unaffiliated Russian American Jews who took part in programming married co-religionists – and the program is growing.Hillel Fendel, 11/10/2014, 1:47 PM

Arab Who Married Jew Arrested Assaulting Cops

Headlines celebrated mixed marriage of Mahmoud and Moral two months ago; now he is in jail for drug running and striking an officer.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 10/27/2014, 7:36 AM

'Symbol of Assimilation, Now the Symbol of Israel'

Netanyahu's brother-in-law Dr. Ben-Artzi calls on Israelis not to use new Tchernichovsky 50 shekel note; asks 'where is Jewish Home?'Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/19/2014, 1:56 PM

The End of European Jewry? 80% Assimilation Rate

Troubling figures exposed by Rabbinical Center of Europe, showing 40% hide their Judaism faced with growing anti-Semitism.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 9/16/2014, 5:12 PM