Sabbath Initiative Comes to KnessetJewish Home MK to host civil marriage campaigner from Yesh Atid, MK Lavie to host Meretz head, as secular-religious Sabbath comes to Knesset
Campaign Tells Jews: Visit the Temple Mount!A new campaign aims to encourage Jews to visit the Temple Mount.
Rabbi Yosef’s Chair Empty, but Torah Class Goes OnRabbi Ovadia Yosef’s sons take over for his weekly Torah lecture, but leave his chair empty.
Rabbi Nagari: ‘Jewish State’ beat ‘State of Tel Aviv’Maaleh Adumim rabbi says Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s funeral proves Torah and Judaism are victorious.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and the ‘Young Criminal’How Rabbi Ovadia Yosef changed the life of a young tearaway everyone had come to call ‘the criminal.’
Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – PeriodRabbi of Ramat Gan nixes cell phones in synagogue, even on ‘silent’ mode, and has warning for Torah pamphlets as well.
Rabbinate Weighs in on Kaparot ControversyThe Rabbinate supports use of chickens for ‘atonement’ ritual – but with caution.
Chief Rabbi: No to Bothersome Airplane PrayersChief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef warns against causing a nuisance with Jewish prayers on airplanes.
Despite ‘Pagan’ Slam, Chicken Kaparot Going StrongMany continue tradition of using live chickens for the kaparot ritual. Pictures from Jerusalem.
Aish Hatorah in New Rosh Hashanah Music VideoJerusalem yeshiva releases new music video with holiday meaning, breakdancing.
Jewish 'Hermit' from Herzliya SpeaksDocumentary stars Israeli man who decided to carve his own home out of a cliff face.
Non-Jewish Guards to Stop Sabbath TheftsHareidi leaders in Jerusalem turn to private firm to stop wave of Sabbath thefts.
Rabbi on Cities of Refuge, Jewish JoyRabbi Moshe Bamberger shares teachings on the Torah portion of the week.
Eida Hareidit Warns: ‘Kosher’ Does Not Mean Bug-FreeEven products with strict kosher certification could have bugs in the hot summer months.
Rabbi on DOMA Ruling, Morality and IsraelRabbi: DOMA ruling may have been reasonable, but blurring the lines is dangerous. Israel must take particular care.
Rabbi Assaf Rahmanov on Bilaam’s ‘Final Solution’New York rabbi discusses recent Torah portions, including Bilaam’s plan to destroy the Jewish nation.
Kalfa: More Summer Time is Bad for Laborers, Religious JewsMK argues that extending Summer Time will force religious Jews to choose between work or prayer.
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.
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.
Rabbi Ariel: Don’t Go to Rabbis for Blessing – PrayRamat Gan rabbi denounces practice of going to rabbis for a special blessing in times of trouble.
Rabbi Neuwirth was ‘Accepted by Everyone’Halakha expert Rabbi Neuwirth remembered as modest, always willing to help.
NY Rabbi Criticizes Women of the Wall, Hareidi ThugsNew York Rabbi takes both sides of Kotel dispute to task, and shares thoughts on this week’s Torah portion.
'Stunningly Offensive' Church Paper 'Negates Beliefs of Judaism'ADL denounces “stunningly offensive” paper by Church of Scotland that negates the core beliefs of Judaism.
Rabbis: ‘Big Brother’ Bad for SocietyModern Orthodox rabbis issue call against reality TV, say it ‘legitimizes moral weakness, perversity.’
Rabbis: Judaism Means Loving Non-JewsRabbis clarify Judaism’s position on non-Jews, women’s role in light of IDF mezuzah controversy.
Rabbi: ‘Ha'aretz’ Wants Israelis to Dislike JudaismRabbi accuses Ha'aretz of anti-Judaism slant after paper accuses IDF rabbis of racism.
Secular Upset over Canceled ‘Stay Religious’ ProgramMedia, opposition upset over Jerusalem program to keep young women religious. City: It’s already been canceled.
Pope Francis Extends Passover Greetings to Jewish CommunityPope Francis extends Passover wishes to Jewish community in a gesture aimed at strengthening relations between the two religions.
Haifa’s ‘Chametz Hotline’ for PassoverDeputy mayor invites Haifa residents to report illegal sales of leavened bread.
Temple Groups Practice Passover SacrificeJewish groups prepare for the Third Temple with a sample sacrifice for Passover.
Temple-Times Passover Sacrifice Nixed by GovernmentVeterinary Services officials say they won’t authorize planned ‘practice sacrifice’ of Passover goat.
Passover Preparation in PhotosWith Passover less than three weeks away, matzah factories are in full gear.
‘God’s Messenger’ Explains 2013 ‘Redemption’ ElectionsConfused by elections ads calling to vote for redemption? Ofer Lifshitz explains his ‘divine mission’ and the Covenant Party.
Rain, Snow Do Not Stop ChabadMajor storm no obstacle for Chabad’s Jewish outreach gathering.
Rabbis: Judaism and Democracy Not Always in SyncWhat is Judaism's position on referendums and, democracy? A panel sponsored by Herzog College explored those and other questions
Am Shalem: 'We Reflect The Forgotten View'Moshe Tzarfati: “We reflect a view that had been forgotten for 30 years under Shas, but is still vibrant in hearts, minds of Hareidis."
School Textbook Confusing Judaism and Islam WithdrawnA religious studies textbook is so littered with errors confusing Judaism and Islam that it has produced a leaflet of corrections.
Suspected Synagogue Bomb Bag ‘Full of Religious Books’Whoever left a duffel bag at a Florida synagogue scared the dickens out of its rabbi. A bomb squad found it full of religious books.
War on Circumcision Spreads to Germany, NorwayA German court has ruled that circumcision is a criminal offense, and a Norwegian political party wants to outlaw the religious practice.
Group Hosts Special Bar, Bat Mitzvahs for Deaf ChildrenThe Council of Young Israel Rabbis plans its 12th bar and bat mitzvah ceremony for young men and women with hearing problems.
Case Closed Against Authors of 'The King's Torah'Case against authors of "The King's Torah," the book which had msm calling for authors' indictment, has been closed by Att'y General.
Political Activism Returns With Vigor to Bar Ilan UniversityUntil recently, any 'scent' of political programming was prohibited at Bar Ilan. Now, students seek to return Jewish, Zionist values.
Biblical Ceremony Held for Soldier Killed in Hit-and-RunRabbis hold a Biblical-style ceremony for soldier killed in traffic accident. “Our hands did not shed this blood.”
Ex IDF Education Head: Religious Zionism Getting 'Too Religious'Former IDF Education head Stern, known for criticism of religious Zionists, called for end to their “move to the far religious right”.
Rabbi Nixes Annual Uman TripThere is no justification in Jewish law for spending Rosh Hashanah in the Ukraine, Israeli rabbi says.
1 Woman - 1 Mission - 7 Laws of NoahRaziela Harpaz of Chabad has taken upon herself the mission of promoting the observance of 7 Laws of Noah by all mankind.
Leftist Admits: A Secular Israel Is Hidden Objective of ProtestsYair Lapid, media celeb who formed a party to run in the next Knesset election, bares truth of the protest agenda: a secular State of Israel
Knesset Turns Down Civil Marriage by Large MarginAn attempt to legalize civil marriage flopped. A new poll shows most Israelis feel part of Jewish tradition and prefer Orthodox marriage.
Site of Lithuanian 'Holy Ark' FoundThe site of the Holy Ark of the Great Synagogue of the “Jerusalem of Lithuania” has been found in excavations.
Rabbi: Mayor Trying to Turn Jerusalem into GoaA "beach party” that was to be held outside the Old City of Jerusalem will be moved, but the incident has upset religious Jerusalemites.
'Religion and Peace Should be Researched'A special conference was held this past week on the subject of peace in monotheistic traditions. INN TV was there.
Yad L'achim: 'Kids in Secular Schools Don't Know Shema'Days before the holiday of Shavuot, Yad L'achim called for more action in promoting Jewish identity among schoolchildren in Israel.
Magen Tzedek: Irrelevant Symbol or Ethical Standard?A new symbol created by the Conservative Movement implies a “gold standard” of ethics above the Jewish kosher laws. Agudath Israel says it's bunk.
Remembering the Spiritual Heroism of the ShoahRabbi Shmuel Granatstein of the Kiddush Hashem Archives talks about the organization's mission to document spiritual heroism during the Holocaust.