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 ContinueMany 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: ‘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: Summer Time Bad for Laborers, ReligiousMK argues that extending Summer Time will force religious Jews to choose between work or prayer.
Shmuley Boteach: Israel's Values Are its StrengthRabbi 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 Rabbi 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.
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' Paper 'Negates 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: ‘Haaretz’ Wants Israelis to Dislike JudaismRabbi accuses Ha'aretz of anti-Judaism slant after paper accuses IDF rabbis of racism.
Secular Upset at Canceled ‘Stay Religious’ ProgramMedia, opposition upset over Jerusalem program to keep young women religious. City: It’s already been canceled.
Pope Francis Extends Passover GreetingsPope 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 Govt.Veterinary 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 'Redemption Party'Confused 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, Islam WithdrawnA religious studies textbook is so littered with errors confusing Judaism and Islam that it has produced a leaflet of corrections.
Synagogue ‘Bomb Bag’ Full of Religious BooksWhoever 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.
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 IlanUntil recently, any 'scent' of political programming was prohibited at Bar Ilan. Now, students seek to return Jewish, Zionist values.
Biblical Ceremony Held for Hit-and-Run VictimRabbis hold a Biblical-style ceremony for soldier killed in traffic accident. “Our hands did not shed this blood.”
Stern: 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.
Protest Agenda Aims at JudaismYair 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 Vetoes Civil MarriageAn 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'The site of the Holy Ark of the Great Synagogue of the “Jerusalem of Lithuania” has been found in excavations.
Rabbi: Jerusalem is Not GoaA "beach party” that was to be held outside the Old City of Jerusalem will be moved, but the incident has upset religious Jerusalemites.
Peace in Monotheistic TraditionsA special conference was held this past week on the subject of peace in monotheistic traditions. INN TV was there.
Yad L'achim: Teach More JudaismDays before the holiday of Shavuot, Yad L'achim called for more action in promoting Jewish identity among schoolchildren in Israel.
Magen Tzedek Relevant 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.
Commemorating Spiritual HeroismRabbi Shmuel Granatstein of the Kiddush Hashem Archives talks about the organization's mission to document spiritual heroism during the Holocaust.
The Four Sons and the PA StateRabbi Yaakov Ariel discusses the connection between the Four Sons of the Haggadah and the PA state.
NIF Pays to Spread its ValuesThe New Israel Fund offers funding to Jewish congregations willing to learn “social justice,” NIF-style, on the Biblical holiday of Shavuot.
Learn Prayer Melodies OnlineWebsite offers visitors the opportunity to teach themselves how to sing prayers from the prayer book.
Survey: Israelis More ReligiousA special official survey finds that Israelis are becoming more religiously observant, many secular Jews will fast this Yom Kippur.