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600 BCE inscriptions prove ancient Jewish literacy

Arad fort inscriptions reveal remarkable levels of Jewish literacy in Kingdom of Judah, shedding light on the Bible's ancient roots.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2016, 10:00 PM

Report: Yemeni Jew arrested saving ancient Torah

Fears are high that Jew still in Yemen has been arrested, and may be suffering torture, after Torah was brought to Israel by immigrants.Ari Yashar, 3/24/2016, 8:45 PM

Torah scroll donated in memory of Shira Banki

A recently restored and mended 150-year-old Torah scroll will enter an Ethiopian synagogue in the Katmonim neighborhood of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2016, 8:38 PM

'In past they slaughtered, now we strike enemies'

Netanyahu writes last letters of Torah scroll dedicated in memory of fallen IDF soldiers; 'only the bereaved understand the power of life.'Hezki Baruch, 1/14/2016, 7:37 PM

How Many Israelis Read the Torah?

No less than 95% of Jews in Israel have a Tanakh in their home, with 68% of the total population revering it as a holy book.Ari Yashar, 7/22/2015, 11:57 AM

The Tanakh is Back in Style

Thousands participated in the Tanakh conference in Gush Etzion. Former MK Shuli Muallem: "Bible study is part of our identity as Jews.”Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2015, 11:20 PM

Thousands Attend Tanakh Conference in Gush Etzion

More than 7,000 gather at the Herzog College for the annual Tanakh study conference, part of the revival of Tanakh study in Israel.Hezki Baruch, 7/20/2015, 5:44 AM

Torah Scroll Dedicated in Memory of Slain Boy

Torah dedication ceremony held in honor of Eyal Yifrah, one of the three teens kidnapped and murdered by terrorists last year.Arutz Sheva Staff , 6/11/2015, 10:36 AM

Knesset Dedicates Torah for Jewish WW2 Veterans

In rare and beautiful show of Jewish unity, MKs, leaders from across the spectrum dedicate Torah to Jews who fell fighting Nazism.Ari Soffer, 6/9/2015, 10:33 PM

'Women of the Wall Smuggled Torah in Blankets'

Witness reveals she saw WoW smuggle scroll in violation of regulations hidden in a bag, reports police threateningly indifferent.Shimon Cohen, Benny Toker, 6/8/2015, 10:55 PM

Iranian Police Return Stolen Torah to Jews

'Invaluable' Torah scroll was among several ancient manuscripts which 'disappeared' from a synagogue in Shiraz; Jewish MP thanks police.Hillel Fendel, 2/22/2015, 10:23 PM

From Holocaust in Romania to IDF Base in Samaria

Joyous ceremony held as Torah scroll that survived the Holocaust paraded to its new home in a Beit El IDF base.Ari Yashar, 10/13/2014, 10:46 AM

Continuing to Study Torah is 'Part of the Battle'

23rd annual Bible seminars in Gush Etzion take on added meaning as part of 'spiritual battle' against Hamas.Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 7/29/2014, 7:20 PM

Defense Minister Takes a Break for Spiritual Boost

Amid the operation in Gaza, Defense Minister took time to write the first letter in a new Torah scroll dedicated to IDF soldiers.Yoni Kempinski, 7/28/2014, 3:15 AM

US Jew Donates Torah in Merit of the Three Teens

Anonymous donor sends representative to homes of murdered teens to let the fathers inscribe final letters in dedicated Torah scroll.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 7/4/2014, 10:37 AM

YU Website Leading in Online Torah Study

YUTorah features over 90,000 lectures (and counting) of Torah lectures from Yeshiva University's faculty., 5/29/2014, 5:43 AM

Torah Scroll Waits for Pollard At Hevron

Shaul Halfon dedicated a Torah scroll for Pollard's release three years ago, slams US administration's 'blind hate' of Israel.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 4/25/2014, 7:52 AM

Record Number of Rabbis Graduate from YU

Dean of US Modern Orthodoxy's flagship rabbinical seminary explains how his boys are bucking the trend of US assimilation rates.Ari Soffer, 3/19/2014, 2:56 PM

Sabbath Retreat Brings Emissaries To Memphis

Torah Mitzion holds unique event as part of its program to spread Jewish knowledge and identity worldwide.Ari Yashar, 2/27/2014, 7:05 PM

Torah Scroll Dedicated at Iron Dome Base

Young Israel dedicates scroll in partnership with Berger Fund to base established near Haifa two weeks ago.Ari Yashar, 1/30/2014, 6:31 PM

Jerusalem Councilman Urges Muslims: 'Leave Israel'

Nationalist Aryeh King distributes thousands of fliers to Muslim residents of the capital, explains Torah directives.Ari Yashar, 1/15/2014, 11:23 AM

WoW Deny Attempt to 'Smuggle' Torah to the Kotel

Group alleges WoW attempted to sneak Torah scroll in duffel bag into Kotel plaza against police regulations; WoW strenuously deny claims.Ari Yashar, 1/2/2014, 10:08 PM

Women of the Wall Upset as Torah Scroll Banned

Controversial women’s prayer group allowed in to Kotel, but Torah scroll must remain outside.Maayana Miskin, 1/2/2014, 1:24 PM

Forming a People and Its Leader

Shmot shows Moses' development as a leader. Moshe Kempinski, 12/19/2013, 11:16 AM

Torah Survived Holocaust But Not 'Disengagement'

Two wooden handles of 90 year old German Torah displayed at Katif Center, parchment suddenly blackened shortly after expulsion.Ari Yashar and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2013, 1:34 PM

Bible Quiz Winner: It’s a Way of Life

Bible quiz winner says he was born and raised on Tanakh studies.Maayana Miskin, 12/4/2013, 1:15 AM

Torah MiTzion Returning Shlichim at 18th Year Fete

Anniversary event held for young, dedicated emissaries who spend several years in communities overseas strengthening Torah and Zionism.R. Sylvetsky, 10/3/2013, 3:59 PM

Chief Rabbis Join PM for Torah Study Session

Sara Netanyahu also joins the study session, marking the start of the fourth annual renewed "Tanakh Cycle."Ari Soffer, 9/18/2013, 12:21 PM

Words of Torah for Rosh Hashana

Lakewood's Rabbi Yitzchak Elbaum shares his insights into the upcoming period of celebration, reflection and repentance.Arutz Sheva, 9/4/2013, 12:20 PM

Weekly Torah Portion: Defeating Evil Instinct

Rabbi Avraham Nissanian of New York, on Parshat Dvarim and our debt of gratitude to G-d.Eliran Aharon, New York, 7/12/2013, 11:15 AM

Torah MiTzion Sends Off Emissaries With a Blessing

Torah MiTzion holds sendoff for 40 new shlichim with a special blessing. Hesder graduates will enhance Religious Zionism the world over.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2013, 6:15 AM

Netanyahu Filmed Scribing Torah at Masada

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was filmed this week writing a letter in a Torah scroll atop the ancient Dead Sea fortress of Masada.Hana Julian, 7/11/2013, 11:49 AM

Thousands in Herzog Academy Bible Study Days

Academics, rabbis offer five days of Tanach study, in annual event in Gush Etzion.Arutz Sheva, 7/9/2013, 3:55 AM

Man Drives Car into Torah Procession in London

A London man broke into a Hachnasas Sefer Torah procession this Sunday, driving his car into the Jewish gathering.Rina Tzvi , 6/20/2013, 9:32 AM

'World's Oldest' Torah Scroll Found in Italy

The world's oldest complete Torah scroll, which could be from 12th century, has been found in a university archive in Bologna.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/29/2013, 7:17 PM

Bennett: Hareidim Are Our Brothers, Not Enemies

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said that his party was committed to ensuring that all who wanted to would be able to learn Torah.David Lev, 2/4/2013, 10:02 PM

Jewish Home MK: I Learned More Than Any Shas MK

Jewish Home MKs begin speaking, criticizing Shas for its long-time dismissal of Religious Zionism as being "less religious".David Lev, 2/4/2013, 9:15 PM

Police Recover Stolen Torah Worth $30,000

A Brooklyn Torah that was reported to be stolen and estimated to be worth around $30,000 was found, according to officials. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/22/2013, 5:41 PM

Security Guard Arrested for Vandalizing Torah

A hotel security guard was arrested in Tennessee for vandalizing a Torah scroll and other property belonging to a Hebrew academy.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/16/2013, 1:43 AM

Jewish Hawaii Senator Sworn in Holding Tanakh

Former Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz was formally sworn into the United States Senate on Thursday while holding a Hebrew bible.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/30/2012, 11:44 PM

Thousands at Hevron Celebrate ‘Avraham’s Purchase’

Approximately 15,000 Jews flooded Hevron on the Sabbath, when the Torah reading opens with Avraham’s purchase of the Patriarchs Cave. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/11/2012, 1:13 PM

Dirshu NY Grand Celebration of Torah Learning

The Dirshu organization is holding another blockbuster Torah event – this time, a 'Melave Malka' to end a Sabbath Olam HaTorah Convention.Chana Ya'ar and Chaim Gold, 11/8/2012, 11:31 AM

Fire Sets Historic Connecticut Synagogue Ablaze

A fire seriously damaged a historic synagogue in Connecticut on Sunday morning. Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/16/2012, 12:01 PM

15,000 Take Largest Talmud Test in History

Last Friday more than 15,000 Torah scholars joined together around the world for the largest Talmud test in history.Hana Levi Julian, 9/13/2012, 7:16 AM

Rarely-Seen Video Shows Hareidi Rav’s Love for IDF

A YouTube video that previously only had 1,000 views shows the love of hareidi Rabbi Grossman for the IDF in the war in Lebanon.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/27/2012, 11:14 AM

The True Source of All Authority

Sho-f'tim seems to be about authority. Several of our feature writers focused on the connection between the sedra and the beginning of Elul.Phil Chernofsky, 8/24/2012, 4:01 PM

Man Imprisoned for Possessing Stolen Torah Scroll

A New York court has sentenced a resident of Liberty to prison for possessing a Torah Scroll stolen from a synagogue in Monticello.Elad Benari, 8/21/2012, 4:14 AM

'Women of the Wall' Arrested for Provocation

Police arrested three “women of the Wall’ after they violated High Court limitations and wore prayer shawls in a “Rosh Chodesh” protest. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/19/2012, 10:26 AM

Massive Siyum HaShas Celebration in America

A massive event in the USA celebrates the completion of Talmud learning cycle. Rabbi Lau and Merkaz Harav Yeshiva Head are honored guests.Maayana Miskin, 8/3/2012, 12:20 PM

Soldiers, Businessmen Complete the Shas

Israelis from all walks of life celebrate the completion of another round of Talmud studies.Maayana Miskin, 8/2/2012, 2:33 PM

Talmud Study Cycle Celebrations Begin!

The observant Jewish community was filled with excitement as Talmud study celebrations opened in Israel and around the world.Hana Levi Julian, 7/31/2012, 12:47 AM

Dirshu Scholars in Israel for Talmud Gathering

Hundreds of Torah scholars and their families are streaming into Israel to attend the Dirshu convention completing a cycle of Talmud study.Chana Ya'ar, 7/22/2012, 11:01 AM

Torah is Israel’s Defense, Says Rabbi Ovadia

The IDF defends Israel against enemies, but the Torah is the ultimate weapon against evil, says former Chief Sephardi Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/15/2012, 9:09 AM

Actor David Arquette, 41 Celebrates 'Bar Mitzvah'

American actor David Arquette, 41, celebrated his Bar Mitzvah – albeit slightly late – at the Western Wall this week.Chana Ya'ar, 6/11/2012, 6:24 PM