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, Bereaved Parents 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 Torah Scholars Arrive in Israel for Talmud Convention

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 against Evil, 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 Celebrates 'Bar Mitzvah' at Kotel

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

Israel Launches ‘Bible-Birthright’ Program

The Bible Lands Museum is launching on Wednesday a new tour created for Birthright that shows the Bible as Israel’s true birthright.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/16/2012, 9:39 AM

IDF's New Iron Dome Unit Receives Torah Scroll

International Young Israel Movement, National Council of Young Israel facilitate the dedication of a Torah scroll to the Iron Dome unit.Elad Benari, 5/16/2012, 4:45 AM

Children Write a Torah Scroll on the Ashkelon Coast

Children in the Ashkelon coastal district have begun a new project: they are writing a Torah scroll for their area.Chana Ya'ar, 2/2/2012, 1:46 PM

200th Torah Scroll Dedicated to the Jewish People's Army

A restored Torah scroll from the Holocaust was donated to an IDF base near Tel Aviv. It is the 200th scroll donated to the IDF.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 9/9/2011, 6:16 AM

Video: Making Aliyah with a Torah Scroll

Not just people made aliyah with Nefesh B'Nefesh on Tuesday, but also a Torah scroll came to the Holy Land.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 8/17/2011, 2:59 AM

New Torah Scroll Placed in Cave of Patriarchs

Yisrael Bareli donated a Torah scroll to be placed in the Cave of Patriarchs in Hevron. Watch a video from the special ceremony.Elad Benari, 8/16/2011, 4:15 AM

Learning and Loving the Bible - Summer Study Days in Gush Etzion

4300 attend the Herzog College in Gush Etzion's annual Tanakh study days, even Education Min. Saar. Want to study in English? You can.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 8/3/2011, 5:12 AM

Ancient Torah Stolen, Found in Taibe

An ancient Torah scroll has been found in the Arab city of Taibe. Police are seeking the owner.Maayana Miskin, 7/22/2011, 1:12 PM

Dead Sea Secular Kibbutz Welcomes its First Torah Scroll

Kibbutz Kalia, 37 years old, welcomed its first very own Torah scroll this week, celebrated together by Hassidim, bare-headed Jews and others.Hillel Fendel, 6/16/2011, 12:52 PM

Noahide Dedicates Torah Scroll: "Torah is Relevant to Everyone"

The completion of the writing of Roger Grattan's Torah scroll took place in Jerusalem. Grattan is the Noahide Sanhedrin Emissary to North America.Yoni Kempinski, 6/6/2011, 11:42 PM

How Girls' School Creates Bible Champions

Girls from the 'Amana' school lead the country in their knowledge of Tanach. Teachers explain how.Maayana Miskin, 5/13/2011, 11:16 AM

250 Thousand Students Study Torah for Pollard and Shalit

Thousands of students conclude a special Torah study project for Jonathan Pollard and Gilad Shalit. 700 of them gather for an exciting ceremony. Elad Benari, 3/29/2011, 5:04 PM

Police Apprehend Judaica Thieves

Three residents of Tiberias arrested for stealing many Judaic objects from a synagogue in Tzfat. Tip-off from a merchant helped catch them.Elad Benari, 2/8/2011, 5:10 AM

IDF Dedicates Torah Scroll to Missing Soldiers

Torah scroll at IDF Tel Aviv base dedicated to kidnapped and missing soldiers. Ashkenazi: IDF will always take care of missing soldiers.Elad Benari, 1/26/2011, 7:48 AM

Torah Dedicated to the Late Peretz Brothers

A Torah scroll was placed in a Givat Ze’ev school in memory of the late Uriel and Eliraz Peretz who died during their IDF service.Elad Benari, 1/7/2011, 5:43 AM

Religious Prof Unfazed By Teeth Said To Be 400,000 Years Old

Professor Natan Aviezer is unfazed by the discovery in a cave in Israel of teeth said to be 400,000 years old and supposedly of a homo sapiens man.David Lev, 1/6/2011, 9:52 PM

Torah Scroll for the 'Strictly' Non-Observant Kibbutz

Torah scroll placed in Kibbutz Geva in northern Israel on the occasion of its 89th anniversary. Elad Benari, 12/29/2010, 1:13 AM

Two Men Who Stole 30 Torah Scrolls Caught, Say Police

The thieves are suspected of breaking into synagogues 17 times. They joined prayers in order to check security arrangements.Gil Ronen, 12/23/2010, 7:45 PM

IDF Gets New Torah on Chanukah

Young Jews from around the world donate 188th Torah scroll to the IDF on Chanukah.Maayana Miskin, 12/12/2010, 5:44 PM

Torah MiTzion Spreads 'Torat Eretz Yisrael' Around the World

"Our job is to enrich Jewish communities worldwide with the Torah of Eretz Yisrael" says Torah MiTzion's Rabbi Boaz Genut of the Zionist Kollels.David Lev, 11/26/2010, 8:27 AM

Hi-Tech Holy Letters in Tzfat

A mega-million dollar center has opened a window to the ancient past in Tzfat to help people understand the ancient art of the Jewish scribe.Chana Ya'ar, 11/3/2010, 3:48 PM

Torah Stolen, Women's Entrance Smashed in Arizona Synagogue

A Torah scroll and several other ritual items were stolen this week from an Arizona synagogue, and the women's entrance was smashed.Chana Ya'ar, 10/27/2010, 3:57 PM

Torah Welcomed at Yemenite Synagogue in Samaria

Hundreds welcome an ornate Torah scroll into the Edot Yisrael synagogue in Shavei Shomron.Gil Ronen, 10/21/2010, 10:05 PM

We Are One: IDF Receives Torah Scroll from US Jewish Youth

Young Israel and NCSY donate 187th Torah Scroll to Israeli Defense Forces.Elad Benari, 10/21/2010, 1:13 AM

Bible Scrolls Burn in Bnei Brak Synagogue Fire; No Foul Play

Three people were lightly hurt in Vizhnitz Synagogue on Torat Yisrael street.. Electrical malfunction suspected as the cause of the fire.Gil Ronen, 9/23/2010, 11:07 PM

Taking Torah Scrolls to the U.S. Battlefield

The United States is reporting a shortage of Torah scrolls in the U.S. military, particularly in war zones, where they are needed most.Chana Ya'ar, 9/14/2010, 3:50 PM

Despite (Because of?) Rabbis’ Rally, Another Rabbi is Arrested

Hundreds of rabbis gathered in Jerusalem last night to protest police intervention in Torah study; a few hours later, another rabbi was arrested.Hillel Fendel, 8/19/2010, 9:40 AM

Rabbis Protest Police Summons over Controversial Torah Work

Leading rabbis convene to protest summons for rabbis who approved book on Torah law. Not all like the book, but defend right to support it.Maayana Miskin, 8/18/2010, 11:14 PM

Elul Project Reveals Thirst for Torah

The Elul project teaches Torah to religious, secular students: 'Not just studying Maimonides, but learning like Maimonides.'Maayana Miskin, 8/16/2010, 2:05 PM

Rabbis to Assert Torah's Independence Before Police

“Torah independence” rally-gathering will be held Wednesday, after police summoned two rabbis for questioning for having endorsed a Halakhic work. Hillel Fendel, 8/15/2010, 1:02 PM

Rabbi Refuses to Be Questioned

The Chief rabbi of Kiryat Arba and Hevron and the son of Shas leader summoned for questioning about The Torah of the King book.Elad Benari, 8/10/2010, 12:37 AM

Rabbi Lazer Brody Beams Vitamins for the Soul

Breslev teacher Rabbi Lazer Brody begins soulful and inspiring show on Israel National Radio: Lazer Beams.Eli Stutz, 8/4/2010, 2:00 PM

New Torah Scroll in Shomron

A joyous dedication celebration of a new Torah scroll was held in Kiryat Netafim in central Samaria on Sunday, in memory of Izzy Kaplan.Hillel Fendel, 8/2/2010, 3:32 PM

Torah Scroll Welcomed at Outpost Near Hevron

Freeze, you say? New synagogue is dedicated at Mitzpeh Avichai near Kiryat Arba.Gil Ronen and Yoni Kempinski, 7/28/2010, 5:40 PM

Supreme Court: No More Gov’t Stipends for Kollel Students

Supreme Court rules that as of the fiscal year 2011, the government may no longer pay the minimal stipends it gives Kollel students.Hillel Fendel, 6/14/2010, 9:38 PM

Can Torah and Science Coexist?

The annual Torah and Science Conference dealt with Shabbat and technology, chemistry and kashrut, Rabbinic literature and scientific knowledgeYoni Kempinski, 3/23/2010, 6:58 AM

Torah and University Research: Tax-Exempt

The Knesset has passed a law exempting research grants from income tax – including those given for Torah scholarship.Hillel Fendel, 2/24/2010, 11:44 AM

Torah Dedicated at Outpost where IDF Destroyed Building

A new Torah scroll was dedicated Sunday at the same outpost in Samaria where the IDF used Arab workers to destroy a sophisticated sheep barn. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/1/2010, 12:33 PM

Eye on Torah MiTzion Core Groups: St. Louis, Mo.

Among the nearly 40 religious-Zionist Torah MiTzion religious core groups around the world, the one in St. Louis is notable in several respects. Hillel Fendel, 1/4/2010, 3:27 PM

Solving Problems in Central Israel City

A ray of light amidst the Arab-Jewish tensions, slums, and poverty in Lod is the 14-year-old Gar’in Torani (Torah core group). Leah Abramowitz and Hillel Fendel, 12/14/2009, 12:48 PM

Secular Panic over Ne’eman’s Call for Return to Torah

Secular media and MKs panicked over the Justice Minister’s call to follow Torah law.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/8/2009, 4:44 PM

Justice Minister: Restore Jewish Law to Israel

“Let us, step by step, bequeath Torah law to the citizens of Israel; let us turn Halakhah into the State’s compulsory law,” says Yaakov Ne’eman.Hillel Fendel, 12/8/2009, 9:59 AM

Knesset Members to Get Bible Lessons

Jewish studies experts from Hebrew Univesity will give courses to Israeli parliamentarians on the Jewish Bible.Malkah Fleisher, 11/29/2009, 2:37 PM

New Synagogue for IDF Officers School

The IDF Officers School 'Bahad 1' now hosts a new synagogue. Top military brass bring Torah scrolls to their new home.Maayana Miskin, 11/8/2009, 1:58 PM

Video: Hope for Expulsion Victims: Torah Scroll Dedicated

A Torah scroll for the first permanent synagogue to be built for Gush Katif expulsion victims was completed and dedicated in the Negev Desert.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/6/2009, 11:48 PM

‘Holocaust Survivor’ Torah Comes to Life in Miami

A 19th century Torah scroll that was stolen by the Nazis will come to life this Sabbath in a Miami, Florida synagogue. Happy New Year.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/18/2009, 2:09 PM

Yeshiva to Honor Kidnapped Soldiers with Torah Scroll

The hesder yeshiva of Nahariya has decided to honor kidnapped and slain soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser with a Torah scroll.Maayana Miskin, 9/7/2009, 7:15 AM