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Bennett: Judaism is more important than math

Education Minister: We may be a high-tech superpower, but we must also export spiritual ideas to the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2016, 12:14 AM

NBA's Omri Casspi gushes about meeting with rabbi

1st Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi posts picture of himself praying in Tefilin, talks of meeting with rabbi to discuss Jewish values.Shai Landesman, 7/12/2016, 5:49 PM

'Mother, We hope you can forgive us now'

Daughter of Esti Weinstein, former Gerrer hassid who committed suicide in her car, writes of pain, loss, and confusion in emotional eulogy.Shai Landesman, 6/28/2016, 8:18 AM

Esti Weinstein will be given secular burial

Former Gerrer Hassid Esti Weinstein will be given a secular burial, not a Haredi one as her family requested.Shai Landesman, 6/27/2016, 8:10 PM

Beckham: I feel Jewish because of my grandfather

Soccer star David Beckham said that he feels Jewish because of his grandfather who took him to synagogue.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 6/19/2016, 8:47 PM

Is Israel 'pushing away' non-Orthodox Jews?

WATCH: Yair Lapid recently attacked MKs who criticize Reform Jews, says they're destroying Israel's relationship with Diaspora Jewry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2016, 10:21 PM

Japanese students learn Judaism from chief rabbi

Japan's first chief rabbi, Rabbi Edery, fascinates Japanese high schoolers with Judaism, teaches spiritual message of Tu B'Shvat.Ari Yashar, 1/22/2016, 9:18 AM

Watch: 6 Non-Observant Jews Go Kosher for a Week

'Hi McDonald's, do you have a kosher menu...?' Six non-observant Jews reconnect with their roots - in the most confusing way possible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 5:45 PM

One Percent of Americans Think Obama is Jewish

Only 39% of Americans correctly guessed Obama's Christian religion, while another 29% said he was a Muslim.Cynthia Blank, 9/20/2015, 8:17 AM

Watch: Can the Torah Save Your Relationship?

Special conference held in Jerusalem on psychology and Torah, exploring how relationships can be improved.Eliran Aharon, 8/20/2015, 7:48 PM

High Court 'Koshers' Karaite Ritual Slaughter

The Karaite sect of Judaism was given renewed vigor Sunday as the High Court ordered the Chief Rabbinate to authorize slaughter by Karaites.Moshe Cohen, 7/19/2015, 9:25 PM

Watch: From MTV to Buddha to Judaism

Eden Har'el, Israeli actress and TV host, shares her journey of rediscovering her Judaism.Yoni Kempinski, 7/3/2015, 3:15 AM

Viral in Israel: Psalms on the Rollercoaster

Some things could only happen in the Jewish homeland, in 2015. This is one of them.Gil Ronen, 6/17/2015, 7:57 AM

Conversion: 'An Orphan with a Large Family'

Author Ashirah Yosefah concludes the dramatic story of her conversion with a surprising revelation about her own family's history.Gedalyah Reback, 4/29/2015, 6:01 PM

Surviving Terrorism - to Become a Jew

Despite surviving a terror attack, and attempts to put her off converting, Ashirah Yosefah explains how she finally made it to the mikvah.Gedalyah Reback, 4/27/2015, 10:52 AM

From Canada to Jerusalem: A Story of Conversion

In Part I of a three-part interview with Arutz Sheva, the coauthor of Spark Ignited discusses her journey from New Brunswick to Jerusalem.Gedalyah Reback, 4/19/2015, 5:50 PM

Polish Jewry Grow in the Shadow of History

With a very individualistic approach to religion, Poland's Jewish community returns facing unique challenges.Gedalyah Reback, 4/8/2015, 12:03 AM

Would a Modern Death Penalty be Kosher for Israel?

Many Religious Zionists push for the implementation of the death penalty for convicted terrorists. Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Woolf explains why.Gedalyah Reback, 4/7/2015, 11:53 PM

Alephbeta Breaks Ground in Digital Judaism

Rabbi David Fohrman talks about Alephbeta's goal of blending "sophistication" with "spiritual nurturing."Gedalyah Reback, 4/6/2015, 8:23 PM

Islam to Catch Up to Christianity by 2050

Research shows Islam is fastest-growing religion on planet, as Christianity shrinks in West, Jews remain 0.2% of total population.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2015, 8:21 PM

Finding a Religious Zionist Foreign Policy

What should a 'Jewish foreign policy' look like? And how does Judaism view international alliances and imperialism?Gedalyah Reback, 3/31/2015, 3:28 PM

Prenuptial Agreements Save 'Agunot' in Israel

According to Dr. Rachel Levmore, Rabbinic embrace of prenuptial agreements is reducing the number of new get-refusal cases in Israel.Gedalyah Reback, 3/29/2015, 10:31 PM

Rabbi Lau: Don't Harm Judaism Like Last Govt.

Chief rabbi congratulates Netanyahu, urges him to form government to 'unify people, honor tradition' unlike the outgoing coalition.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 3/25/2015, 9:54 PM

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Considered Converting to Judaism?

Prominent women's rights activist and critic of Islam says she tried to convert 'but it was too difficult' in off-the-cuff comment.Ari Soffer, 3/22/2015, 12:38 PM

Michael Douglas 'Finds Judaism, anti-Semitism'

Hollywood star speaks out in op-ed about his growing connection to his father's faith, and his son's brush with Jew hatred.Ari Yashar, 3/16/2015, 9:09 AM

Labor Trying to Cancel Jewish Identity Program

Rabbi Avichai Ronski: Labor party platform seeking to cancel program for Jewish identity which already has 130,000 students.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2015, 10:49 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

'True Greatness Is Not As Great As You Think'

Join Rabbi Ilan Meirov from "Chazaq" for insights and commentary from "Shemot", this week's Torah portion.Arutz Sheva, 1/9/2015, 3:17 PM

Thousands of Jews Converge for Limmud Conference

Thousands of Jews from 27 countries have gathered in Coventry for the Limmud Conference 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2014, 11:56 AM

NY Contest Features Pork Latkes on Hanukkah

Irony is lost as holiday celebrating revolt against outlawing of Judaism and force-feeding of pork is marked with ham pancakes.Ari Yashar, 12/19/2014, 12:18 PM

Chief Rabbi Lau: Past Govt. Harmed Judaism

Rabbi Lau hopes next govt. cooperates with Chief Rabbinate official religious authority, doesn't keep forcing controversial legislation.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 12/16/2014, 6:39 PM

Rabbi: 'Religionization' Debate is 'Anti-Semitic'

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Ronski slams minority elitists for accusing religious of 'military revolution' at seeing religion becoming central.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 11/26/2014, 8:03 AM

Why is the Knesset Debating IDF Religiosity?

Perplexed MK Yogev reminds Knesset 'enemy is Hamas, not religious soldiers' as Jewish 'radicalization' in IDF placed on the docket.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/24/2014, 12:34 PM

MK Mozes:Shocked at Ignorance of Secular Kids

Youths educated in the secular school system are shockingly ignorant of Jewish concepts and history, according to MK Eliezer Mozes.Moshe Cohen, 9/28/2014, 10:54 PM

Market Judaism, Not Just Israel

Young American Jews reject Judaism, or know nothing about it. Ronn Torossian, 6/14/2014, 9:00 PM

Egypt Foils Attempt to Smuggle Jewish Artefacts

Egyptian authorities say artefacts, including 11 Torah cases, are more than a century old.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2014, 8:25 PM

Jerusalem Celebrates Purim

Watch celebrations of Purim in Jerusalem’s Merkaz Harav yeshiva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2014, 9:22 AM

Thursday is Fast of Esther

Jews mark anniversary of Queen Esther’s appeal against annihilation.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2014, 8:33 AM

Rabbis: Paying Taxes a Mitzvah – And an Honor

Rabbinic group declares importance of paying taxes, and rejects link of gender segregation, religiosity.Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2014, 3:57 PM

After 11 Years Rabbis Appointed to Kibbutzim

11 year dispute circumvented by Religious Affairs Ministry, agricultural community chief rabbis will serve in new model following requests.Ari Yashar, 1/17/2014, 10:18 AM

Polish Catholic Church Shows Blood Libel Painting

On Thursday for church's international Day of Judaism, controversial picture uncovered to expose realities of anti-Semitic past.Ari Yashar, 1/17/2014, 8:05 AM

Rabbi: ‘Price Tag’ Will Get Us All Expelled

Extremist acts will get Jews kicked out, rabbi warns. ‘God does not like revenge.’Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2014, 8:22 AM

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

IDF Lets Female Soldiers Be Kashrut Inspectors

New position opened up for female soldiers, following new Chief Rabbinate policy allowing women inspectors.Ari Yashar, 1/8/2014, 2:34 PM

One Direction Pop Star Is Finding Judaism

Celebrity Harry Styles is learning Hebrew to read from the Torah; interest started from good friend, now prays and tries to eat kosher.Ari Yashar, 1/7/2014, 10:23 PM

'Shabbos Project' Aims To Unite World Jews

Chief Rabbi of South Africa's project is set to translate remarkable local success onto world scale, encourage Shabbat observance together.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 1/6/2014, 9:08 AM

Discovery Revives Ancient Tzitzit Dying Methods

Antiquities Authority presents recent discovery at conference, proof of tekhelet dying techniques from over 2,000 years ago.Ari Yashar, 12/31/2013, 8:29 PM

Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel says forcing women to enlist in the IDF is immoral. ‘Women should not be subordinate.’Maayana Miskin, 12/26/2013, 11:44 AM

Bennett: Haaretz is Anti-Jewish

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett attacked the Haaretz newspaper, saying that it published only negative reports about JudaismDavid Lev, 12/23/2013, 7:57 PM

Rabbinate: New Rules Against Shabbat Desecration

Chief Rabbinate issues letters to kashrut departments, supervisors to check businesses close doors 2 hours before Shabbat.Ari Yashar, 12/10/2013, 7:55 PM

Thousands Make Their Way to Hevron

Jews pouring into ‘City of the Patriarchs’ for annual Sabbath event.Maayana Miskin, 10/25/2013, 1:02 PM

Sabbath Initiative Comes to Knesset

Jewish Home MK to host civil marriage campaigner from Yesh Atid, MK Lavie to host Meretz head, as secular-religious Sabbath comes to KnessetMaayana Miskin, 10/22/2013, 7:24 PM

Campaign Tells Jews: Visit the Temple Mount!

A new campaign aims to encourage Jews to visit the Temple Mount.Maayana Miskin, 10/17/2013, 2:55 PM

Rabbi Yosef’s Chair Empty, but Torah Class Goes On

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s sons take over for his weekly Torah lecture, but leave his chair empty.Maayana Miskin, 10/13/2013, 9:34 AM