News and updates about Jewish Tradition
Name ‘Adele’ is 'Nothing to do With Singer'
Shas MK insists popularity of girls' name ‘Adele’ in Israel is due to hassidic dynasties, not British singer.
Rabbinate Weighs in on Kaparot Controversy
The Rabbinate supports use of chickens for ‘atonement’ ritual – but with caution.
IDF High Holiday Video Prayer of Tears and Hope
The military releases a gripping video of an IDF Cantor’s recital of the “U-Netaneh Tokef” prayer with background of soldiers in battle.
Sabbath Busing a Flop, Meretz Still Determined
A Sabbath bus from Holon to Tel Aviv drew just dozens, but Meretz remains determined to challenge religious-secular status quo.
Rare Jewish Prayer Book for Sale: $800,000
An auction house is exhibiting a rare 15th century holiday prayer book before offering it for sale next month. Expected price: $800,000.
The $25,000 Matzo Ball Soup
The annual Manischewitz Cook-Off has crowned a Princeton University student King of Kosher for his matzo ball soup. Prizes worth $25,000.
Lunar Eclipse Visible from Israel on Shabbat
Israelis will be treated on Shabbat to a rare astronomical event: A full eclipse of the moon as dusk falls upon Israel Saturday evening.