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Practical Pesach Pointers I – 5782/2022

How to clean for Pesach, perform the search for leaven the night before the Seder, burn the chametz, and choose your matzot.

Practical Pesach Pointers I – 5782/2022

Watch: Siyum of Daf HaYomi B’Halacha

Watch the North American Dirshu World Siyum marking the completion of the second Machzor of Daf HaYomi B’Halacha.

Watch: Siyum of Daf HaYomi B’Halacha

Gaining mastery of 'Hilchos Bein Adam L’Chaveiro' online

The first lesson of the new cycle of the 'Hilchos Bein Adam L’Chaveiro' program is on October 19th

Gaining mastery of 'Hilchos Bein Adam L’Chaveiro' online

How Bnei Torah are Gaining Mastery of Hilchos Bein Adam L’Chaveiro in This Online Program

Online program offers Bnei Torah opportunity to master the halachos of issues regarding Bein Adam l'Chaveiro.

How Bnei Torah are Mastering Hilchos Bein Adam L’Chaveiro Online

United Hatzalah hits back after poster claims religious 'transgression'

Eli Beer responds to pashkvillim decrying United Hatzalah as transgressing laws of modesty by training women EMTs.

United Hatzalah hits back after poster claims 'transgression'

Innovative Program: Reserve Rabbis of Europe

Program’s aim is to give newly ordained rabbis to successfully fulfil their roles with the gift of an ability to consult more senior rabbis

Innovative Program: Reserve Rabbis of Europe

Arabs who insist on a Rabbinical Court?

Rabbi Ido Rechnitz tells Arutz Sheva what happens when an Arab wants to be judged according to Jewish law.

Arabs who insist on a Rabbinical Court?

Bringing halacha into the 21st century

Who made the greatest contribution towards making Jewish law accessible in the modern world this past year?

Bringing halacha into the 21st century

Rabbi Karim: 'I never said soldiers are permitted to rape'

Rabbi Eyal Karim responds to allegations that he said it is permitted for IDF soldiers to rape enemy women based on biblical text.

Rabbi Karim: 'I never said soldiers are permitted to rape'

'Is Minister an authority on Jewish law?'

Haredi MK criticizes Ministry of Agriculture for its campaign to get people to use money instead of chickens for kaparot ritual.

'Is Minister of Agriculture an authority on Jewish law?'

Jewish Law, Bible part of German matriculation

The Jewish school in Berlin included Jewish Law and Bible as part of regular matriculation tests accepted by ministry of education.

Jewish Law, Bible become part of German matriculation tests

Scrapping the Ban on Kitniot? Not So Fast!

Efrat Rabbi Zvi Leshem says that it is largely a lack of knowledge and confusion on the subject that is fueling people to drop the custom.

Scrapping the Ban on Kitniot? Not So Fast!

More Than 1500 Religious Women Enlist in IDF

The trend for observant women to apply for the draft is growing - and one organization helps them serve while keeping true to Torah values.

More Than 1500 Religious Women Enlist in IDF

Yesh Atid No. 2 Opposed Lapid on Women in IDF

Min. Shai Piron has opined that Jewish law opposes female enlistment. Lapid threatened to fire Chief Rabbis for this position.

Yesh Atid No. 2 Opposed Lapid on Women in IDF

Rabbi: Candy-Throwing Custom Encourages Diabetes

Rabbi Efrayim Zalmanovich, of Mazkeret Batya, prohibits common practice after alarming statistics released about diabetes in Israel.

Rabbi: Candy-Throwing Custom Encourages Diabetes

Hareidi Family Wins Big at Lotto

A hareidi-religous family from the center of the country celebrated winning a NIS 2 million ($600,000) prize Sunday

Hareidi Family Wins Big at Lotto

Yesh Atid Rabbi in ‘Racism’ Controversy

Yesh Atid’s number two, Rabbi Shai Piron, is slammed as ‘racist’ over alleged ruling on selling homes in Israel to Arabs.

Yesh Atid Rabbi in ‘Racism’ Controversy

Is 'Snitching' to the Tax Authorities a Sin?

A major Jewish legal debate is shaping up over the permissibility of “snitching” to the tax authorities.

Is 'Snitching' to the Tax Authorities a Sin?

Feiglin in Handshake Controversy

Moshe Feiglin’s Knesset handshakes lead to orthodox Jewish debate.

Feiglin in Handshake Controversy

IDF’s Anti-Beard Rule Cancelled after A7 Report

Following a report by Arutz Sheva, IDF commanders decide to continue to allow religious soldiers to grow beards.

IDF’s Anti-Beard Rule Cancelled after A7 Report

Campaign: Make Chief Rabbinate More Relevant

The Tzohar organization undertakes a PR campaign to connect the Chief Rabbinate to the Israeli public. It is even on Facebook.

Campaign:  Connect with Chief Rabbinate

Ministry Calls to Bury ‘Bodies’ Exhibit

Deputy Minister Litzman calls to bury the ‘bodies’ exhibit. Rabbis: ‘Horrible’ exhibit dishonors the dead.

Ministry Calls to Bury ‘Bodies’ Exhibit

Video: Internet Challenge: ‘Online’ Jewish Law

Internet has provided new methods of learning Judaism – and the challenge of answering online questions on Jewish law.

Video: Internet Challenge: ‘Online’ Jewish Lawplayer

Ministry: Get Ready for 'Kosher Electricity'

The Infrastructures Ministry, in cooperation with the Israel Electric Company, is seeking to introduce 'kosher electricity' to Israel.

Ministry: Get Ready for 'Kosher Electricity'

IDF: More Religious Girls Wish to Serve in Army

The IDF expects some 1,500 religious girls to sign up for full IDF service this year - a 25% increase over last year's draftee numbers.

IDF: More Religious Girls Wish to Serve in Army Than Ever Before