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Jewish interest in active shooter training soars after recent attacks

Following synagogue shootings, standoff at Texas synagogue, and shooting in Jewish suburb, interest in active shooter training soars.

Jewish interest in active shooter training soars after attacks

What should be said in a eulogy?

Insights into a Jewish rite of passage and more..

What should be said in a eulogy?

Glory or weakness?

In the end, at times of crisis, there are no allies for the Jew. The world is unmoved by Ayatollah threats to destroy Israel. Opinion.

Glory or weakness?

The conversion challenge

The consequences of the conversion reforms, if passed, will be dire and it is not just the split that will occur in the Jewish world. Op-ed.

The conversion challenge

The most important conversation the Jewish world needs to have

Shared peoplehood does not negate the particular compact of citizenship between Israel’s government and its citizens alone. Op-ed.

The most important conversation the Jewish world needs to have

This Is Almost Impossible. Imagine Doing It NINE TIMES

To some, Dovid Shlezinger may seem like your average middle-aged Jewish father. Those who know him, however, know he’s done the impossible.

This Is Almost Impossible. Imagine Doing It NINE TIMES

The case for engaging with anti-Semitic ideas

The conventional approach of Jewish organizations to tackling antisemitism has created a counter-cultural movement.Op-ed

The case for engaging with anti-Semitic ideas

From secular to 'Orthodoxed'

Ahead of new docu-series on his return to tradition, Canadian Jew describes his journey from a life of crime to Orthodox Judaism.

From secular to 'Orthodoxed'player

Watch: Jet Blue Flight attendant provides friendly reminder to count Sfirat HaOmer

Video of Jet Blue flight attendant goes viral after she reminds Jewish passengers to count Sefirat HaOmer.

Flight attendant reminds passengers to count Sfirat HaOmerplayer

How one man saved the world’s Yiddish literature from being lost

Stories, places and events that shaped the Jewish world.

How one man saved the world’s Yiddish literature from being lost

In The Jewish World, Word Travels Fast- Here's An Interesting Example

Unfortunately, health insurance will not cover it. So Shira and her parents took matters into their own hands.

In The Jewish World, Word Travels Fast

Flatbush live-in help arrested after shaking Jewish baby

A live-in nanny in Flatbush has been arrested and charged after shaking a Jewish baby hard enough to cause cranial bleeding.

Flatbush baby suffers brain injury after being shaken by nanny

Watch: UAE Jewish community's prayer for peace, welfare of the government

Jewish community of the United Arab Emirates releases video with prayer for the rulers of the UAE, its military and peace.

Watch: UAE Jewish community's prayer for peaceplayer

She got engaged - but no one was happy

Sara Chadad is not a 'regular kallah.'

She got engaged - but no one was happy

Happy Purim! Send us your Purim costume pictures!

Join Arutz Sheva readers from Israel and abroad and share your colourful celebration of this special holiday

Happy Purim! Send us your Purim costume pictures!

Watch: The New Yorker who sings out loud: 'I am Israel'

Musician Gershon Veroba tells Arutz Sheva how he is an Israeli despite coming from New York. 'We are the children of Israel.'

Watch: The New Yorker who sings out loud: 'I am Israel'player

Mayor of London reads letter written by Holocaust survivor

Zigi Shipper, a young boy during the Holocaust, survived the Lodz ghetto and has a message for world.

Mayor of London reads letter written by Holocaust survivorplayer

Arutz Sheva readers share their Hannukah videos

Arutz Sheva readers from around the world answered our challenge and sent their Hanukkah videos. Here are our favorites.

Arutz Sheva readers share their Hannukah videosplayer

Should Israel battle assimilation, and how?

Arutz Sheva invites readers worldwide to share thoughts and insights regarding one of the main challenges of the Jewish nation today.

Should Israel battle assimilation, and how?

Jerusalem Celebrates Purim

Watch celebrations of Purim in Jerusalem’s Merkaz Harav yeshiva.

Jerusalem Celebrates Purimplayer

Thursday is Fast of Esther

Jews mark anniversary of Queen Esther’s appeal against annihilation.

Thursday is Fast of Esther

Sabbath Event for Women who Fled Arab Abuse

Dozens of Jewish women who fled abusive relationships with Arab partners gather for Sabbath of relaxation, mutual support.

Unique Gathering Gives Hope to Jewish Women who Fled Arab Abuse

Grandmother of Poisoned Children: Pray for Them

Grandmother of children poisoned by pesticide urges prayers, good deeds in their merit. ‘Everyone can do something.’

Grandmother of Poisoned Children: Pray for Them

Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel says forcing women to enlist in the IDF is immoral. ‘Women should not be subordinate.’

Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

From Alaska to the IDF, With Love

Six years later, mother’s ‘Chicks with Sticks’ program still delivers hundreds of warm hats to IDF soldiers facing the winter cold.

From Alaska to the IDF, With Love

Concern Over ‘Sadistic’ Jewish Cult in Canada

Investigation into two ‘Lev Tahor’ families in Canada leads to renewed calls for action in Israel. MK: It’s a sadistic cult.

Concern in Israel Over ‘Sadistic’ Jewish Cult in Canadaplayer

Rabbi: Chelsea Clinton’s Child – Jewish?

Rabbi David Stav argues that giving orthodox Jewish tradition a monopoly is better than the alternative.

Rabbi: Chelsea Clinton’s Child – Jewish?

Key Summit Promotes Israel-Diaspora Cooperation

Strategic planning summit aims to strengthen Jewish identity by bolstering ties between the Jewish state and Diaspora.

'Historic' Summit Promotes Joint Israel-Diaspora Initiatives

Thousands Make Their Way to Hevron

Jews pouring into ‘City of the Patriarchs’ for annual Sabbath event.

Thousands Make Their Way to Hevron

Campaign Tells Jews: Visit the Temple Mount!

A new campaign aims to encourage Jews to visit the Temple Mount.

Campaign Tells Jews: Visit the Temple Mount!

What Rabbi Yosef Left Behind

A neighbor of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef shares what gives him comfort. Mourners continue to flock to home, gravesite.

What Rabbi Yosef Left Behindplayer

Chief Rabbi: No to Bothersome Airplane Prayers

Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef warns against causing a nuisance with Jewish prayers on airplanes.

Chief Rabbi: No to Bothersome Airplane Prayers

Thousands Gather for Biblical Prayer in Shilo

Thousands of girls and women gather to pray where the Tabernacle once stood.

Thousands Gather for Biblical Prayer at Tabernacle Site

Orthodox Jewish Youth Pray for Syria

Israeli youth in the Bnei Akiva program pray for an end to the killing of innocent Syrian civilians.

Orthodox Jewish Youth Pray for Syria

Aish Hatorah in New Rosh Hashanah Music Video

Jerusalem yeshiva releases new music video with holiday meaning, breakdancing.

Aish Hatorah in New Rosh Hashanah Music Videoplayer

One Jew in a Million

Brazilian convert describes his journey to Judaism, his friends’ reactions, and his experience as the only Jew in a city of one million.

One Jew in a Million

Chabad Emissary Shot in Russia Lands in Israel

Jewish groups work quickly to bring seriously wounded Chabad rabbi to Israel.

Chabad Emissary Shot in Russia Lands in Israel

Jews, America, and Independence Day

Rabbi who went from Latvia to New York talks about the Jewish contribution to America.

Jews, America, and Independence Dayplayer

Shmuley Boteach: Israel's Values Are its Strength

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach suggests a new Israeli reaction to world criticism – take pride in Jewish values.

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

Hungary Charges top Nazi War Crimes Suspect

Hungary charges 98-year-old top Nazi war crimes suspect over brutal role in deportation of some 12,000 Jews to death camps.

Hungary Charges top Nazi War Crimes Suspect, 98