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“Make your Torah permanent” - but how much?

“Make your Torah permanent” - but how much?

Pesach is the best time to renew our service of G-d and fulfill our dreams that we have about our relationship with the Creator of the worldRabbi Shlomo Sobol, 26/03/2021 11:13
Nathan Slifkin: Rationalist Judaism

Nathan Slifkin: Rationalist Judaism

Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin discusses with Shmuel Rosner what Judaism should look like in the modern era.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/03/2021 12:30
Egypt approves teaching Judaism in schools

Egypt approves teaching Judaism in schools

New course in Egypt examines religious values ​and verses that have the same meaning in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.Ben Ariel, 09/03/2021 06:22
The brouhaha over defining Jews as an ethnic minority

The brouhaha over defining Jews as an ethnic minority

The idea that Judaism is both religion and peoplehood feeds the antisemitic paranoid suspicion that the Jews are slippery customers.Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 05/03/2021 05:11
Geller goes global

Geller goes global

Jamie Geller speaks with Eve Harow about the need to rebrand Judaism, food, the power of social media.The Land Of Israel Network, 22/01/2021 05:00
As America reels from political trauma, Jewish continuity points way to national unity

As America reels from political trauma, Jewish continuity points way to national unity

A covenant is a commitment going beyond mutual advantage, requiring joint obligations in an unconditional and unbreakable union. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 15/01/2021 09:14
The struggle for power in the Jewish identity: This is how the first Diaspora was founded

The struggle for power in the Jewish identity: This is how the first Diaspora was founded

How does the conflict between Yehuda and Yosef echo through history and play out in the State of Israel today?Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 25/12/2020 05:28
Some Jewish attitudes from A to Z

Some Jewish attitudes from A to Z

From A to Z - Judaism embraces every aspect of life. An alphabetical guide to looking at things the Jewish way.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 23/11/2020 07:48
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Why bad things happen to good people

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Why bad things happen to good people

In a heartbreaking video circulating the web, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks presents a touching answer to a timeless questionYoni Kempinski, 09/11/2020 10:27
Insights into Judaism: An eye for an eye

Insights into Judaism: An eye for an eye

Questions asked by congregants on issues in Jewish law, life and lore: An eye for an eye, finding a rabbi, a thought for Elul.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 01/09/2020 09:12
Are Beinart and Rogen the handwriting on the wall for Diaspora Jewry?

Are Beinart and Rogen the handwriting on the wall for Diaspora Jewry?

The important question to ask regarding these two US Jews' outrageous statements is if they are indicative of where US Jewry is headed.Op-edDr. Eric R. Mandel, 03/08/2020 23:20
Reflections of a Noahide on Jewish self-hatred

Reflections of a Noahide on Jewish self-hatred

The Almighty must be really looking after the Jews if they survive despite being few, persecuted and sabotaged by a fifth column.Op-ed.Rafael Castro, 30/07/2020 12:49
Partner with the Jerusalem Kollel in Building Leaders Who Care

Partner with the Jerusalem Kollel in Building Leaders Who Care

Partner with the Jerusalem Kollel in Building Leaders Who Care.Sponsored Content, 21/07/2020 20:47
The whole Torah

The whole Torah

One little word betrayed the spies' motives in Parashat Shlach (Israel), and one letter shows the place of Eretz Yisrael in Judaism.Daniel Pinner, 14/06/2020 00:47
The impurity of death as a defect which will pass

The impurity of death as a defect which will pass

Prohibition banning a kohen to become defiled by the dead shows the truth of eternity & that death's impurity will one day cease to exist.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 08/05/2020 12:55
Faith and hope through the coronavirus crisis

Faith and hope through the coronavirus crisis

Rabbi Dov Singer describes finding out he had the coronavirus, being forced to stay in 'coronavirus hotel,' and divine plan behind it all.Uzi Baruch, 25/03/2020 23:03
Join the 10,000-strong crowd-learning Shmiras Haloshon campaign

Join the 10,000-strong crowd-learning Shmiras Haloshon campaign

Join thousands in a historic global learning campaign to protect Klal Yisroel and Eretz Yisroel.Sponsored Content, 16/02/2020 16:24
Yes to Judaic passing grades.Now.

Yes to Judaic passing grades.Now.

In general, students in Jewish schools should know their Jewish studies are a lifelong pursuit and that they belong.Rabbi Elchanan Poupko, 02/02/2020 09:27
Is Judaism missing its mission?

Is Judaism missing its mission?

Is Judaism missing our mission to be a light to the nations, and are we being remiss in building bridges?Ira Michaelson and Rod Bryant, 19/07/2019 18:18
Tchumin Torah Journal opens doors to women

Tchumin Torah Journal opens doors to women

Torah journal of Tzomet Institute publishes its first article authored solely by a woman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/07/2019 13:30
The "are they Jewish" game

The "are they Jewish" game

We like the unexpected revelations that someone famous is Jewish, but maybe we should be less enthusiastic nowadays. Jack Engelhard, 12/12/2018 07:45
Watch: 4 misconceptions people have about Judaism

Watch: 4 misconceptions people have about Judaism

Aish HaTorah clears the air on several common misconceptions to help discover what Judaism is really about., 27/11/2018 16:29
More Israelis identify as Reform - but few are active members

More Israelis identify as Reform - but few are active members

New study shows that despite large number of Israelis who identify with Reform or Conservative movements, few becoming actively involved.David Rosenberg, 16/10/2018 13:20
Dallas-area church says Judaism is ‘dangerous’

Dallas-area church says Judaism is ‘dangerous’

Church includes Judaism in list of 'dangerous isms' that also includes alcoholism and pessimism.JTA, 07/06/2018 09:15
Israeli public school graduates ignorant of Judaism

Israeli public school graduates ignorant of Judaism

Dr. Tzvi Zameret, who in 90s authored report on Jewish studies in state education system, claims serious deterioration.Mordechai Sones, 03/07/2017 22:05
OU connects North American Jews to Jerusalem & Yom Yerushalayim

OU connects North American Jews to Jerusalem & Yom Yerushalayim

The president of the OU says celebrations of Yom Yerushalayim must include both national and religious elements.Yoni Kempinski, 21/05/2017 15:42
Dutch MPs oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police

Dutch MPs oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police

Amsterdam police push to allow religious headgear, MPs refuse, say religious symbols ruin police 'neutrality.'AFP, 20/05/2017 21:48
Orthodox Union starts Chabad-on-campus type program

Orthodox Union starts Chabad-on-campus type program

Rebbetzin 2.0: Young Orthodox women break mold of 'rabbi’s wife' with co-equal role in OU-sponsored college campus initiative.JTA, 16/04/2017 07:29
Arab women discover their Jewish roots

Arab women discover their Jewish roots

Arab women discover they're Jewish, say revelation can be difficult to come to terms with.Michal Levy, 06/02/2017 11:45
French politician: We need to ban kippas to fight Islam

French politician: We need to ban kippas to fight Islam

French politician Marine Le Pen gets nicknamed 'French Trump,' pushes to kill extremist Islam, says Jews might have to stop wearing kippa.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2017 18:55
500 communities to mark Global Day of Jewish Learning

500 communities to mark Global Day of Jewish Learning

Jews in more than 500 communities in over 40 countries will study the same Jewish texts as part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning.JTA, 11/11/2016 06:15
Shaked: Democracy strengthens Jewish identity

Shaked: Democracy strengthens Jewish identity

In a policy article, the Justice Minster lays out her philosophy of how Israel's Jewishness and democracy complement each other.Gary Willig, 05/10/2016 16:13
First prayer and chavruta, after sixty years

First prayer and chavruta, after sixty years

The Ayelet Hashachar organization establishes synagogues in kibbutzim and leads prayers on holidays. Now we inviting you to join and supportAyelet Hashachar, 26/09/2016 19:37
'A compass and a map, a giant of giants'

'A compass and a map, a giant of giants'

At an assembly held today in the Knesset building, Naftali Bennett described Rav Kook's teachings as a guide to complex current problems.Hezki Baruch, 13/09/2016 17:21
Bennett: Judaism is more important than math

Bennett: Judaism is more important than math

Education Minister: We may be a high-tech superpower, but we must also export spiritual ideas to the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/09/2016 00:14
NBA's Omri Casspi gushes about meeting with rabbi

NBA's Omri Casspi gushes about meeting with rabbi

1st Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi posts picture of himself praying in Tefilin, talks of meeting with rabbi to discuss Jewish values.Shai Landesman, 12/07/2016 17:49
'Mother, We hope you can forgive us now'

'Mother, We hope you can forgive us now'

Daughter of Esti Weinstein, former Gerrer hassid who committed suicide in her car, writes of pain, loss, and confusion in emotional eulogy.Shai Landesman, 28/06/2016 08:18
Esti Weinstein will be given secular burial

Esti Weinstein will be given secular burial

Former Gerrer Hassid Esti Weinstein will be given a secular burial, not a Haredi one as her family requested.Shai Landesman, 27/06/2016 20:10
Beckham: I feel Jewish because of my grandfather

Beckham: I feel Jewish because of my grandfather

Soccer star David Beckham said that he feels Jewish because of his grandfather who took him to synagogue.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 19/06/2016 20:47
Is Israel 'pushing away' non-Orthodox Jews?

Is Israel 'pushing away' non-Orthodox Jews?

WATCH: Yair Lapid recently attacked MKs who criticize Reform Jews, says they're destroying Israel's relationship with Diaspora Jewry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/03/2016 22:21
Japanese students learn Judaism from chief rabbi

Japanese students learn Judaism from chief rabbi

Japan's first chief rabbi, Rabbi Edery, fascinates Japanese high schoolers with Judaism, teaches spiritual message of Tu B'Shvat.Ari Yashar, 22/01/2016 09:18
Watch: 6 Non-Observant Jews Go Kosher for a Week

Watch: 6 Non-Observant Jews Go Kosher for a Week

'Hi McDonald's, do you have a kosher menu...?' Six non-observant Jews reconnect with their roots - in the most confusing way possible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/09/2015 17:45
One Percent of Americans Think Obama is Jewish

One Percent of Americans Think Obama is Jewish

Only 39% of Americans correctly guessed Obama's Christian religion, while another 29% said he was a Muslim.Cynthia Blank, 20/09/2015 08:17
Watch: Can the Torah Save Your Relationship?

Watch: Can the Torah Save Your Relationship?

Special conference held in Jerusalem on psychology and Torah, exploring how relationships can be improved.Eliran Aharon, 20/08/2015 19:48
High Court 'Koshers' Karaite Ritual Slaughter

High Court 'Koshers' Karaite Ritual Slaughter

The Karaite sect of Judaism was given renewed vigor Sunday as the High Court ordered the Chief Rabbinate to authorize slaughter by Karaites.Moshe Cohen, 19/07/2015 21:25
Watch: From MTV to Buddha to Judaism

Watch: From MTV to Buddha to Judaism

Eden Har'el, Israeli actress and TV host, shares her journey of rediscovering her Judaism.Yoni Kempinski, 03/07/2015 03:15
Viral in Israel: Psalms on the Rollercoaster

Viral in Israel: Psalms on the Rollercoaster

Some things could only happen in the Jewish homeland, in 2015. This is one of them.Gil Ronen, 17/06/2015 07:57
Conversion: 'An Orphan with a Large Family'

Conversion: 'An Orphan with a Large Family'

Author Ashirah Yosefah concludes the dramatic story of her conversion with a surprising revelation about her own family's history.Gedalyah Reback, 29/04/2015 18:01
Surviving Terrorism - to Become a Jew

Surviving Terrorism - to Become a Jew

Despite surviving a terror attack, and attempts to put her off converting, Ashirah Yosefah explains how she finally made it to the mikvah.Gedalyah Reback, 27/04/2015 10:52
From Canada to Jerusalem: A Story of Conversion

From Canada to Jerusalem: A Story of Conversion

In Part I of a three-part interview with Arutz Sheva, the coauthor of Spark Ignited discusses her journey from New Brunswick to Jerusalem.Gedalyah Reback, 19/04/2015 17:50
Polish Jewry Grow in the Shadow of History

Polish Jewry Grow in the Shadow of History

With a very individualistic approach to religion, Poland's Jewish community returns facing unique challenges.Gedalyah Reback, 08/04/2015 00:03
Would a Modern Death Penalty be Kosher for Israel?

Would a Modern Death Penalty be Kosher for Israel?

Many Religious Zionists push for the implementation of the death penalty for convicted terrorists. Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Woolf explains why.Gedalyah Reback, 07/04/2015 23:53
Alephbeta Breaks Ground in Digital Judaism

Alephbeta Breaks Ground in Digital Judaism

Rabbi David Fohrman talks about Alephbeta's goal of blending "sophistication" with "spiritual nurturing."Gedalyah Reback, 06/04/2015 20:23
Islam to Catch Up to Christianity by 2050

Islam to Catch Up to Christianity by 2050

Research shows Islam is fastest-growing religion on planet, as Christianity shrinks in West, Jews remain 0.2% of total population.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/04/2015 20:21
Finding a Religious Zionist Foreign Policy

Finding a Religious Zionist Foreign Policy

What should a 'Jewish foreign policy' look like? And how does Judaism view international alliances and imperialism?Gedalyah Reback, 31/03/2015 15:28
Prenuptial Agreements Save 'Agunot' in Israel

Prenuptial Agreements Save 'Agunot' in Israel

According to Dr. Rachel Levmore, Rabbinic embrace of prenuptial agreements is reducing the number of new get-refusal cases in Israel.Gedalyah Reback, 29/03/2015 22:31
Rabbi Lau: Don't Harm Judaism Like Last Govt.

Rabbi Lau: Don't Harm Judaism Like Last Govt.

Chief rabbi congratulates Netanyahu, urges him to form government to 'unify people, honor tradition' unlike the outgoing coalition.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 25/03/2015 21:54