Thursday is Fast of EstherJews mark anniversary of Queen Esther’s appeal against annihilation.
Unique Gathering Gives Hope to Jewish Women who Fled Arab AbuseDozens of Jewish women who fled abusive relationships with Arab partners gather for Sabbath of relaxation, mutual support.
Grandmother of Poisoned Children: Pray for ThemGrandmother of children poisoned by pesticide urges prayers, good deeds in their merit. ‘Everyone can do something.’
Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, ImmoralRabbi Yaakov Ariel says forcing women to enlist in the IDF is immoral. ‘Women should not be subordinate.’
From Alaska to the IDF, With LoveSix years later, mother’s ‘Chicks with Sticks’ program still delivers hundreds of warm hats to IDF soldiers facing the winter cold.
Concern in Israel Over ‘Sadistic’ Jewish Cult in CanadaInvestigation into two ‘Lev Tahor’ families in Canada leads to renewed calls for action in Israel. MK: It’s a sadistic cult.
Rabbi: Chelsea Clinton’s Child – Jewish?Rabbi David Stav argues that giving orthodox Jewish tradition a monopoly is better than the alternative.
'Historic' Summit Promotes Joint Israel-Diaspora InitiativesStrategic planning summit aims to strengthen Jewish identity by bolstering ties between the Jewish state and Diaspora.
Thousands Make Their Way to HevronJews pouring into ‘City of the Patriarchs’ for annual Sabbath event.
Campaign Tells Jews: Visit the Temple Mount!A new campaign aims to encourage Jews to visit the Temple Mount.
What Rabbi Yosef Left BehindA neighbor of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef shares what gives him comfort. Mourners continue to flock to home, gravesite.
Chief Rabbi: No to Bothersome Airplane PrayersChief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef warns against causing a nuisance with Jewish prayers on airplanes.
Thousands Gather for Biblical Prayer at Tabernacle SiteThousands of girls and women gather to pray where the Tabernacle once stood.
Orthodox Jewish Youth Pray for SyriaIsraeli youth in the Bnei Akiva program pray for an end to the killing of innocent Syrian civilians.
Aish Hatorah in New Rosh Hashanah Music VideoJerusalem yeshiva releases new music video with holiday meaning, breakdancing.
One Jew in a MillionBrazilian convert describes his journey to Judaism, his friends’ reactions, and his experience as the only Jew in a city of one million.
Chabad Emissary Shot in Russia Lands in IsraelJewish groups work quickly to bring seriously wounded Chabad rabbi to Israel.
Jews, America, and Independence DayRabbi who went from Latvia to New York talks about the Jewish contribution to America.
Israel's Values Are its Strength, Says Rabbi Shmuley BoteachRabbi Shmuley Boteach suggests a new Israeli reaction to world criticism – take pride in Jewish values.
Hungary Charges top Nazi War Crimes Suspect, 98Hungary charges 98-year-old top Nazi war crimes suspect over brutal role in deportation of some 12,000 Jews to death camps.
Introducing Today’s Polish JewsActivist Sam Konig goes beyond the Holocaust to introduce young Jews to Polish Jewish life in 2013.
ROI: Proud to be Jewish, Proud to Change the WorldYoung Jewish innovators from around the world meet in Jerusalem. 'The next generation of Jewish leadership.'
Parshat Hashavua with Rabbi Ilan MeirovRabbi Ilan Meirov talks about this week’s Torah portion and how it relates to the questions of our generation.
World’s Oldest Jew Dies at 113The world’s oldest Jewish woman has passed away in New York at the age of 113.
New York ‘Passionate’ About Fighting Anti-SemitismDistrict Attorney describes fight against anti-Semitism. ‘You live in Brooklyn, I’m going to expect you respect other people.’
Meet ‘100 Most Influential Jews’A formerly Yiddish paper, which is currently published in English, has unveiled a list of '100 Most Influential Jews'.
Chabad Rabbi: Fighting Hatred and Terror is 'Highest Level'Chabad Rabbi in America says fighting anti-Semitism and terrorism is the 'highest level' of Jewish observance.
Prayer Book Boycott over Prayer for SoldiersWave of support for boycott on prayer books (siddurim) without Prayer for Soldiers.
Rabbi Lau on Holocaust Day: Focus on LifeRabbi Lau calls to learn about how Jews died, but more importantly, about how they lived.
Temple Groups Practice Passover SacrificeJewish groups prepare for the Third Temple with a sample sacrifice for Passover.
Rabbi Herschel Schacter Passes AwayRabbi Herschel Schacter, a leading figure in the American Jewish community, has passed away at age 95.
Soldiers, Yeshiva Students Work Together to Help NeedySoldiers and yeshiva students work together to make Passover happy for needy families.
Passover Preparation in PhotosWith Passover less than three weeks away, matzah factories are in full gear.
Rabbi: Pray that Locusts Do Not Plague IsraelRabbi sends letter to farmers calling for prayer as locusts threaten crops.
Shas Minister: Gender Segregation a ProblemShas Minister admits that local rabbis, burial groups wrongly impose strict gender separation, insult women.
10.5 Million Kotel Visits in 2012Police data shows 10.5 million trips to the Western Wall in 2012. Israel finally expands Kotel facilities.
Terror Victim’s Purim Message: Despair is Just a MaskTerror attack survivor Asael Shabo, who lost his mother and three siblings, has a message of hope for Purim.
Jewish Students, IDF Soldiers talk Jewish IdentityJewish students from Russia meet IDF soldiers, talk about identity and the Russian Israeli experience.
NY, Israeli Leaders Pay Tribute to Top Jewish ActivistsAmerican Jewish activists praised. 'Whatever you do in life, you can still do remarkable things for the Jewish people.'
Rabbi: Western Culture Raising Divorce RatesRabbi warns that focus on self-fulfillment leaves marriages in trouble.
German Convert from Tel Aviv Wins Master ChefIsrael’s next Master Chef is a former German Christian who converted to Judaism. He shared his story.
Terrorists’ New Tactic: Hit Israelis, Jews OverseasTerrorists fail to cause death in Israel, switch to attacking Jews and Israelis worldwide with attacks in Bulgaria, India, and elsewhere.
Rain, Snow Do Not Stop ChabadMajor storm no obstacle for Chabad’s Jewish outreach gathering.
Intl. Bible Contest - Never too Young, Never too OldBible Contest winners talk about what makes the Bible Quiz in Israel special, what makes it hard, and what Bible learning means to them.
Rabbanit Rachel Neriya Eulogized: ‘End of an Era’Rabbinit Rachel Neriya is laid to rest. Her dedication, kindness are remembered.
Soldier’s Story: From India to IDFYoung soldier recalls his journey from northeastern India to Kiryat Arba to the IDF.
Polish Court Bans Kosher SlaughterPoland’s top court bans ritual slaughter, but move is largely symbolic due to new EU rules.
Would-be Synagogue Bombers ‘Too Incompetent for Terror’Lawyer for synagogue bomb plot convicts argues, ‘No reasonable terrorist organization would have hired these guys.’
Hurricane Sandy Leaves 38 Dead, NYC Begins RecoveryNew York begins recovery as Sandy abates. Thirty-eight people killed by storm.
Holocaust Survivors Celebrate Belated Bar MitzvahHolocaust survivors belatedly celebrated their coming-of-age in a moving ceremony at the Western Wall.
Chassidic Community Shocked: ‘Sabbath Gentile’ a JewThe Seret-Vizhnitz community in Haifa was appalled to find that its long-term “Sabbath gentile” is actually a Jew.
New Jersey: Informant Solomon Dwek Gets 6 YearsSolomon Dwek sentenced for bank fraud scheme. Dwek, 39, helped FBI in massive corruption sting in the Jewish community.
Anti-Semitism in New Zealand: Jewish Graves VandalizedJewish graves in New Zealand were painted with Nazi slogans in attack condemned as "vile desecration."
Canadian Party to Ban Religious HeadgearA Quebec party is planning to ban public employees from wearing religious headgear, including kippahs.
Former Rabbinic Aide Charged with FraudAn Israeli with political influence in the U.S. has been arrested on suspicion of fraud, possible extortion.
Sabbath in the Sky in Tel AvivTel Aviv bathers will see the Sabbath in the sky as Chabad activists’ special glider takes to the air.
Jewish Gymnast Honors Israeli VictimsJewish gymnast Aly Raisman reveals she chose the tune to her gold-medal routine in honor of the Israelis murdered in the 1972 Games.