Shaked: Democracy strengthens the Jewish identity of IsraelIn a policy article, the Justice Minster lays out her philosophy of how Israel's Jewishness and democracy complement each other.
First prayer and chavruta, after sixty yearsThe Ayelet Hashachar organization establishes synagogues in kibbutzim and leads prayers on holidays. Now we inviting you to join and support
'A compass and a map, a giant of giants'At an assembly held today in the Knesset building, Naftali Bennett described Rav Kook's teachings as a guide to complex current problems.
Bennett: Judaism is more important than mathematicsEducation Minister: We may be a high-tech superpower, but we must also export spiritual ideas to the world.
NBA's Omri Casspi gushes about meeting with rabbi1st Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi posts picture of himself praying in Tefilin, talks of meeting with rabbi to discuss Jewish values.
'Mother, we'll always remember, 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.
Esti Weinstein will be given secular burialFormer Gerrer Hassid Esti Weinstein will be given a secular burial, not a Haredi one as her family requested.
David Beckham: I feel Jewish because of my grandfatherSoccer star David Beckham said that he feels Jewish because of his grandfather who took him to synagogue.
What do you think: 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.
Japanese students learn about Judaism from their chief rabbiJapan's first chief rabbi, Rabbi Edery, fascinates Japanese high schoolers with Judaism, teaches spiritual message of Tu B'Shvat.
What Happens When 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.
One Percent of Americans Think Barack Obama is JewishOnly 39% of Americans correctly guessed Obama's Christian religion, while another 29% said he was a Muslim.
Watch: Can the Torah Save Your Relationship?Special conference held in Jerusalem on psychology and Torah, exploring how relationships can be improved.
High Court 'Koshers' Karaite Ritual SlaughterThe Karaite sect of Judaism was given renewed vigor Sunday as the High Court ordered the Chief Rabbinate to authorize slaughter by Karaites.
Watch: From MTV to Buddha to JudaismEden Har'el, Israeli actress and TV host, shares her journey of rediscovering her Judaism.
Viral in Israel: Psalms on the RollercoasterSome things could only happen in the Jewish homeland, in 2015. This is one of them.
Conversion: 'Like Being 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.
Surviving Terrorism - to Become a JewDespite surviving a terror attack, and attempts to put her off converting, Ashirah Yosefah explains how she finally made it to the mikvah.
From Canada to Jerusalem: A Story of ConversionIn Part I of a three-part interview with Arutz Sheva, the coauthor of Spark Ignited discusses her journey from New Brunswick to Jerusalem.
Polish Jewish Community Grows in Shadows of HistoryWith a very individualistic approach to religion, Poland's Jewish community returns facing unique challenges.
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.
Alephbeta Brings Deeper Dynamic to Digital JudaismRabbi David Fohrman talks about Alephbeta's goal of blending "sophistication" with "spiritual nurturing."
Muslim Population Projected to Catch Up to Christians by 2050Research shows Islam is fastest-growing religion on planet, as Christianity shrinks in West, Jews remain 0.2% of total population.
Finding a Religious Zionist Foreign PolicyWhat should a 'Jewish foreign policy' look like? And how does Judaism view international alliances and imperialism?
Prenuptial Agreements Saving 'Agunot' Throughout IsraelAccording to Dr. Rachel Levmore, Rabbinic embrace of prenuptial agreements is reducing the number of new get-refusal cases in Israel.
Chief Rabbi Lau to Netanyahu: 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.
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.
Hollywood's Michael Douglas 'Finds Judaism, Faces 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.
Herzog, Labor Trying to Cancel Major Jewish Identity ProgramRabbi Avichai Ronski: Labor party platform seeking to cancel program for Jewish identity which already has 130,000 students.
Ahead of 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.
'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.
Thousands of Jews Converge in UK for Limmud ConferenceThousands of Jews from 27 countries have gathered in Coventry for the Limmud Conference 2014.
NY Contest Features Pork Latkes on HanukkahIrony is lost as holiday celebrating revolt against outlawing of Judaism and force-feeding of pork is marked with ham pancakes.
Chief Rabbi Lau Slams Past Government for Harming JudaismRabbi Lau hopes next govt. cooperates with Chief Rabbinate official religious authority, doesn't keep forcing controversial legislation.
Ex-Chief IDF 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.
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.
MK Mozes: Appalled at Jewish Ignorance of Secular YouthYouths educated in the secular school system are shockingly ignorant of Jewish concepts and history, according to MK Eliezer Mozes.
Market Judaism, Not Just IsraelYoung American Jews reject Judaism, or know nothing about it.
Egypt Foils Attempt to Smuggle Jewish Artefacts Out the CountryEgyptian authorities say artefacts, including 11 Torah cases, are more than a century old.
Jerusalem Celebrates PurimWatch celebrations of Purim in Jerusalem’s Merkaz Harav yeshiva.
Thursday is Fast of EstherJews mark anniversary of Queen Esther’s appeal against annihilation.
Rabbis: Paying Taxes a Mitzvah – And an HonorRabbinic group declares importance of paying taxes, and rejects link of gender segregation, religiosity.
After 11 Years Rabbis Appointed to Kibbutzim11 year dispute circumvented by Religious Affairs Ministry, agricultural community chief rabbis will serve in new model following requests.
Polish Catholic Church Unveils Blood Libel PaintingOn Thursday for church's international Day of Judaism, controversial picture uncovered to expose realities of anti-Semitic past.
Rabbi: ‘Price Tag’ Will Get Us All ExpelledExtremist acts will get Jews kicked out, rabbi warns. ‘God does not like revenge.’
Jerusalem Councilman Urges Muslims: 'Leave Israel'Nationalist Aryeh King distributes thousands of fliers to Muslim residents of the capital, explains Torah directives.
IDF Lets Female Soldiers Be Kashrut InspectorsNew position opened up for female soldiers, following new Chief Rabbinate policy allowing women inspectors.
One Direction Pop Star Is Finding JudaismCelebrity Harry Styles is learning Hebrew to read from the Torah; interest started from good friend, now prays and tries to eat kosher.
'Shabbos Project' Aims To Unite World JewsChief Rabbi of South Africa's project is set to translate remarkable local success onto world scale, encourage Shabbat observance together.
New-found Artifact Revives Ancient Tzitzit Dying MethodsAntiquities Authority presents recent discovery at conference, proof of tekhelet dying techniques from over 2,000 years ago.
Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, ImmoralRabbi Yaakov Ariel says forcing women to enlist in the IDF is immoral. ‘Women should not be subordinate.’
Bennett: Haaretz is Anti-JewishEconomics Minister Naftali Bennett attacked the Haaretz newspaper, saying that it published only negative reports about Judaism
Rabbinate: New Rules To Prevent Shabbat DesecrationChief Rabbinate issues letters to kashrut departments, supervisors to check businesses close doors 2 hours before Shabbat.
Thousands Make Their Way to HevronJews pouring into ‘City of the Patriarchs’ for annual Sabbath event.