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Founder of Hesder Yeshiva Program Awarded Israel Prize

Rabbi Haim Drukman, founder of the Hesder Yeshiva program which combines institutionalized Torah study with service in the Israel Army, is being awarded the...

National-Religious Rabbis Promote Layered Burial in Israel

A group of four senior national-religious rabbis have signed on to a new proposal that promotes “high-density,” or layered, burial as a method of...

Latest rocket barrages from Gaza mean life ‘does not go on as normal’

The worst Palestinian rocket barrages from the Gaza Strip so far this year saw 166 rockets (not including 56 intercepted by the Iron Dome...

Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Suspected in Phony Ordinations

Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron is being considered for possible indictment for having a role in the “rabbis’ file” scandal, wherein hundreds of...

Israel Negotiates Arms Deal with Azerbaijan, Raises Eyebrows in Tehran

As talks of a possible Israeli preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities rise, tensions between Jerusalem and Tehran have continued to escalate.On Sunday, Israel...

Killer of Rav Abuchatzeira Deemed Fit to Stand Trial

Asher Dahan – who murdered the revered kabbalist Rav Elazar Abuchatzeira in Beersheba last summer in a crime that shocked the Orthodox Jewish community...

CNN Fires Jewish Staffers from Jerusalem Bureau

In a move that has raised eyebrows among media observers, CNN has apparently fired most of the Jewish members of its Jerusalem bureau, while...

Proposed Shabbat Bus Service in Tel Aviv Apparently Defeated

Now that Israel’s Ministerial Committee on Legislative Affairs has unanimously voted against a bill proposed by Knesset Member Zahava Gal-On (Meretz) to initiate public...

Overturning of Law Granting Military Service Exemptions to Chareidim Elicits Varied Reactions

The declaration of the unconstitutionality of a law granting military exemptions to Israeli yeshiva students has met with a mixture of indifference and indignation...

Netanyahu Condemns Abbas’ False Jerusalem Claims

Statistics Refute PA Leader’s Claim of “Ethnic Cleansing” in Jerusalem  “The time has come for the Palestinian leadership to stop denying the past and...

Solow Expands 57th Street Holdings

Real estate developer Sheldon Solow made news recently by agreeing to purchase an office building on West 57th Street for $120 million.  The building,...

Tal Law Declared Unconstitutional By Israeli High Court

Decision May Mark End of Hareidi Military Service Exemption The Tal Law was declared unconstitutional by Israel’s High Court on Tuesday, spelling the end...

Kotel Rabbi Condemns eBay Sale of “Western Wall Stones”

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi of the Kotel HaMaaravi, has filed a complaint with the Jerusalem police about the sale on eBay of stones...

R’ Wolpo Questioned by Police for Encouraging IDF Soldiers to Disobey Orders to Evict Jews

Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpo, a leading figure in the struggle for preserving the integrity of the land of Israel, who is presently in the...

Israel, U.S. Denounce Fatah-Hamas Unity Deal

Netanyahu: Abbas Joining With Terror Instead of Pursuing Peace U.S. and Israeli leaders are denouncing the Hamas-Fatah unity deal agreed upon Monday in Doha, Qatar....

UNESCO Chief Pledges to Correct Science Report’s Omission of Israel

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova pledged to the AJC on Friday (Feb. 3) that her agency’s latest five-year Science Report would belatedly be augmented...

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