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

New-found Artifact 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 To Prevent 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

Rabbi Nagari: ‘Jewish State’ beat ‘State of Tel Aviv’

Maaleh Adumim rabbi says Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s funeral proves Torah and Judaism are victorious.Maayana Miskin, 10/9/2013, 2:43 AM

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.’Itamar Mor, Maayana Miskin, 10/8/2013, 4:36 PM

Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – Period

Rabbi of Ramat Gan nixes cell phones in synagogue, even on ‘silent’ mode, and has warning for Torah pamphlets as well.Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2013, 12:05 PM

Rabbinate Weighs in on Kaparot Controversy

The Rabbinate supports use of chickens for ‘atonement’ ritual – but with caution.Maayana Miskin, 9/11/2013, 2:42 AM

Chief Rabbi: No to Bothersome Airplane Prayers

Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef warns against causing a nuisance with Jewish prayers on airplanes.Maayana Miskin, 9/10/2013, 7:44 PM

Despite ‘Pagan’ Slam, Chicken Kaparot Going Strong

Many continue tradition of using live chickens for the kaparot ritual. Pictures from Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva, 9/10/2013, 3:58 PM

Aish Hatorah in New Rosh Hashanah Music Video

Jerusalem yeshiva releases new music video with holiday meaning, breakdancing., 8/25/2013, 1:27 PM

Jewish 'Hermit' from Herzliya Speaks

Documentary stars Israeli man who decided to carve his own home out of a cliff face.Maayana Miskin, 7/7/2013, 1:16 PM

Non-Jewish Guards to Stop Sabbath Thefts

Hareidi leaders in Jerusalem turn to private firm to stop wave of Sabbath thefts.Maayana Miskin, 7/5/2013, 3:46 PM

Rabbi on Cities of Refuge, Jewish Joy

Rabbi Moshe Bamberger shares teachings on the Torah portion of the week.Eliran Aharon, New York, 7/5/2013, 1:06 PM

Eida Hareidit Warns: ‘Kosher’ Does Not Mean Bug-Free

Even products with strict kosher certification could have bugs in the hot summer months.Maayana Miskin, 7/2/2013, 5:02 PM

Rabbi on DOMA Ruling, Morality and Israel

Rabbi: DOMA ruling may have been reasonable, but blurring the lines is dangerous. Israel must take particular care.Eliran Aharon, Maayana Miskin, 6/30/2013, 1:12 PM

Rabbi Assaf Rahmanov on Bilaam’s ‘Final Solution’

New York rabbi discusses recent Torah portions, including Bilaam’s plan to destroy the Jewish nation., 6/30/2013, 11:46 AM

Kalfa: More Summer Time is Bad for Laborers, Religious Jews

MK argues that extending Summer Time will force religious Jews to choose between work or prayer.Maayana Miskin, 6/23/2013, 2:49 PM

Israel's Values Are its Strength, Says Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach suggests a new Israeli reaction to world criticism – take pride in Jewish values.Eliran Aharon, New York, 6/20/2013, 10:35 PM

Parshat Hashavua with Rabbi Ilan Meirov

Rabbi Ilan Meirov talks about this week’s Torah portion and how it relates to the questions of our generation.Eliran Aharon, New York, 6/14/2013, 11:32 AM

Rabbi Ariel: Don’t Go to Rabbis for Blessing – Pray

Ramat Gan rabbi denounces practice of going to rabbis for a special blessing in times of trouble.Maayana Miskin, 6/14/2013, 9:51 AM

Rabbi Neuwirth was ‘Accepted by Everyone’

Halakha expert Rabbi Neuwirth remembered as modest, always willing to help.Yoni Kempinski and A7 staff, 6/12/2013, 1:12 AM

NY Rabbi Criticizes Women of the Wall, Hareidi Thugs

New York Rabbi takes both sides of Kotel dispute to task, and shares thoughts on this week’s Torah portion.Eliran Aharon, New York, 5/24/2013, 12:33 PM

'Stunningly Offensive' Church Paper 'Negates Beliefs of Judaism'

ADL denounces “stunningly offensive” paper by Church of Scotland that negates the core beliefs of Judaism. Arutz Sheva staff, 5/7/2013, 4:26 PM

Rabbis: ‘Big Brother’ Bad for Society

Modern Orthodox rabbis issue call against reality TV, say it ‘legitimizes moral weakness, perversity.’Maayana Miskin, 5/1/2013, 11:49 AM

Rabbis: Judaism Means Loving Non-Jews

Rabbis clarify Judaism’s position on non-Jews, women’s role in light of IDF mezuzah controversy.Maayana Miskin, 4/24/2013, 9:31 AM

Rabbi: ‘Ha'aretz’ Wants Israelis to Dislike Judaism

Rabbi accuses Ha'aretz of anti-Judaism slant after paper accuses IDF rabbis of racism.Maayana Miskin, 4/21/2013, 1:09 PM

Secular Upset over Canceled ‘Stay Religious’ Program

Media, opposition upset over Jerusalem program to keep young women religious. City: It’s already been canceled. Maayana Miskin, 4/5/2013, 10:47 AM

Pope Francis Extends Passover Greetings to Jewish Community

Pope Francis extends Passover wishes to Jewish community in a gesture aimed at strengthening relations between the two religions.Arutz Sheva staff, 3/25/2013, 6:16 PM

Haifa’s ‘Chametz Hotline’ for Passover

Deputy mayor invites Haifa residents to report illegal sales of leavened bread.Maayana Miskin, 3/24/2013, 12:31 PM

Temple Groups Practice Passover Sacrifice

Jewish groups prepare for the Third Temple with a sample sacrifice for Passover. Maayana Miskin, 3/22/2013, 11:34 AM

Temple-Times Passover Sacrifice Nixed by Government

Veterinary Services officials say they won’t authorize planned ‘practice sacrifice’ of Passover goat.Maayana Miskin, 3/15/2013, 9:29 AM

Passover Preparation in Photos

With Passover less than three weeks away, matzah factories are in full gear., 3/7/2013, 10:23 PM

‘God’s Messenger’ Explains 2013 ‘Redemption’ Elections

Confused by elections ads calling to vote for redemption? Ofer Lifshitz explains his ‘divine mission’ and the Covenant Party.Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2013, 11:47 AM

Rain, Snow Do Not Stop Chabad

Major storm no obstacle for Chabad’s Jewish outreach gathering.Maayana Miskin, 1/9/2013, 11:34 AM

Rabbis: Judaism and Democracy Not Always in Sync

What is Judaism's position on referendums and, democracy? A panel sponsored by Herzog College explored those and other questionsDavid Lev, 12/20/2012, 7:39 PM

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."Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2012, 8:49 PM

School Textbook Confusing Judaism and Islam Withdrawn

A religious studies textbook is so littered with errors confusing Judaism and Islam that it has produced a leaflet of corrections.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/4/2012, 2:44 PM

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.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/10/2012, 11:33 AM

War on Circumcision Spreads to Germany, Norway

A German court has ruled that circumcision is a criminal offense, and a Norwegian political party wants to outlaw the religious practice.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/26/2012, 6:53 PM

Group Hosts Special Bar, Bat Mitzvahs for Deaf Children

The Council of Young Israel Rabbis plans its 12th bar and bat mitzvah ceremony for young men and women with hearing problems.Maayana Miskin, 6/3/2012, 4:54 PM

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.Rachel Hirshfeld , 5/30/2012, 12:06 AM

Political Activism Returns With Vigor to Bar Ilan University

Until recently, any 'scent' of political programming was prohibited at Bar Ilan. Now, students seek to return Jewish, Zionist values.Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/17/2012, 7:22 PM

Biblical Ceremony Held for Soldier Killed in Hit-and-Run

Rabbis hold a Biblical-style ceremony for soldier killed in traffic accident. “Our hands did not shed this blood.”Maayana Miskin, 2/16/2012, 6:23 PM

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”.David Lev, 9/15/2011, 11:34 AM

Rabbi Nixes Annual Uman Trip

There is no justification in Jewish law for spending Rosh Hashanah in the Ukraine, Israeli rabbi says. Maayana Miskin, 9/2/2011, 1:39 PM