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Jerusalem – Israeli Secularists Find Their Lost Voice In Yair Lapid

Jerusalem - After a stunning success in last week's election that positioned Yesh Atid as Israel's second largest party, its leader, secular talk-show host Yair Lapid, said his par...

New York – Child Safety Book Geared To Orthodox Community Released As Read Aloud Video

New York - In an effort to reach an even larger audience, a highly lauded children's book aimed at opening up the conversation between parents and children about personal safety in...

London – Rupert Murdoch: We Owe Major Apology For Offensive ‘Blood Libel’ Cartoon

London - Rupert Murdoch, owner of British broadsheet The Times on Monday tweeted an apology following the fallout from the publication on Sunday of a cartoon accused of using anti-...

Williamsburg, NY – Satmar Rebbe To Arrive In Jerusalem On Sunday To Shake Up Israeli Elections (photos)

Williamsburg, NY - The Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg, Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, is expected to arrive in Israel on Sunday with a large delegation on the eve of the Israeli elect...

Tel Aviv – 2,000th Bnei Menashe Immigrant Arrives In Israel

Tel Aviv - The Shavei Israel organization on Thursday welcomed the 2000th Bnei Menashe immigrant to Israel. Mirna Singsit arrived together with 53 other Bnei Menashe community m...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Released From Hospital After Stroke

Jerusalem - Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the Shas movement, was released from Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem Sunday morning after suffering ...

Jerusalem – Rav Ovadia Yosef Rushed To Hospital After Collapsing In Shul

Jerusalem - The spiritual leader of an Israeli ultra-Orthodox political party was hospitalized after a suspected minor stroke in Jerusalem on Saturday, a development that could sha...

New York, NY – $11 Million Worth Of Judaica Collection To Be Auctioned

New York, NY - Philanthropist and former Wall Street money manager Michael Steinhardt began collecting objects of Jewish history and culture three decades ago, eventually amassing ...

Jerusalem – Shas Agrees To Pull Controversial Campaign Ad

Jerusalem - he Shas party has agreed not to broadcast its controversial campaign ad on conversion following a request by from the Chairman of the Central Election Committee Supreme...

Jerusalem – Rav Amnon Yitzhak: I Won’t Stop, I Will Save The Jewish People

Jerusalem - Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak, a well-known haredi outreach preacher and founder of newly established Koah Lehashpia, said the party would be running in the coming elections, des...

Jerusalem – Rav Ovadia Yosef To Yeshiva Students: Leave Israel To Avoid Being Drafted

Jerusalem - During a lecture this past Friday in Jerusalem, Rav Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas party, said if Israel continues to draft yeshiva students into the ID...

Jerusalem – As Elections Loom, War Of Words Wages On Between R’ Ovadia Yosef And R’ Amnon Yitzchak

Jerusalem - With just over two weeks left until the Israeli Knesset elections, tension continues to escalate between Rav Ovadia Yosef, leader of the Shas party and Rabbi Amnon Yitz...

Jeruslaem – 2 Charedi Minors Suspected Of Attacking Arab Youth Arrested

Two Haredi minors, suspected of attacking Arab youth in Jerusalem and throwing stones at Arab cars, were arrested on Sunday by police. Police will request to extend their remand...

Jerusalem – Israeli Library Unveils Ancient Afghan Manuscripts

Jerusalem - A trove of ancient manuscripts in Hebrew characters rescued from caves in a Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan is providing the first physical evidence of a Jew...

Newport, RI – Rift Between Oldest Synagogue, Jewish Congregation

Newport, RI - A disagreement over the ownership of a set of Torah finial bells from Colonial times that is worth millions has led to dueling lawsuits between leaders of the nation'...

Jerusalem – Shas Unveils New App To Receive Blessings From Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Jerusalem - Shas unveiled a new application for iphone and Android smartphones Sunday. On the application, called Maran Shelita (Hebrew for the great rabbi, who should lives a good...

Tel Aviv, Israel – At Israel School, Anyone Can Learn To Be A Prophet

Tel Aviv, Israel - Instead of long beards and robes, they wear track suits and T-shirts. Their tablets are electronic, not hewn of stone, and they hold smartphones, not staffs. The...

Israel – Livni: Netanyahu-Led Gov’t Will Lead To ‘Halachic’ State

Israel - Tzipi Livni warned on Sunday that a government led by Binyamin Netanyahu and his coalition partners will be a "halachic, fearful state" that enemies will view as weak. ...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Revisits Ban On Female Prayer At Western Wall

Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister has instructed a quasi-governmental Jewish organization to find a solution for non-Orthodox Jewish female groups wishing to pray at one of Judai...