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Changes To UK Bill Would Make It Easier To Punish Husbands Who Refuse Jewish Divorce

Changes To UK Bill Would Make It Easier To Punish Husbands Who Refuse Jewish Divorce

  UNITED KINGDOM (JTA) — Changes to a United Kingdom bill on domestic abuse make it easier to punish Jewish husbands who refuse to grant… Read More ›

GOP Jews dismiss Trump’s speech: ‘We’re focused on 2022’

GOP Jews dismiss Trump’s speech: ‘We’re focused on 2022’

“I think [Trump] was taunting them [to show] that just because he lost the election does not mean he has gone away and that he… Read More ›

A blessed and welcome verdict for the House of David

A blessed and welcome verdict for the House of David

Opinion: The High Court decision to recognize Conservative and Reform conversions is an important step for Israel to finally embrace and truly practice its core… Read More ›

High Court recognizes Reform, Conservative conversions carried out in Israel

High Court recognizes Reform, Conservative conversions carried out in Israel

Judges say converts through non-Orthodox denominations in Israel must be considered Jews for citizenship purposes; chief rabbis fume; Orthodox parties vow law to overturn ruling… Read More ›

For the sake of freedom, stay home this Purim

For the sake of freedom, stay home this Purim

Opinion: We have to remember that this holiday, which is effectively a three-day party, is a potential hotbed for infections; we must restrain ourselves if… Read More ›

Genesis Prize Foundation To Honor Life And Legacy Of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Genesis Prize Foundation To Honor Life And Legacy Of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

  LONDON (JNS) – The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent scholar, theologian, philosopher and former Chief Rabbi of the United… Read More ›

Itamar Ben-Gvir is neither religious nor a Zionist

Itamar Ben-Gvir is neither religious nor a Zionist

Opinion: Religious Zionists believe one can fight for Jews’ rights to the land while recognizing modern social and universal processes, and comprehend that Jewish faith… Read More ›

Relationship between Haredim, non-Haredi Jews at breaking point

Relationship between Haredim, non-Haredi Jews at breaking point

In-depth: Pandemic exacerbates long-existing tensions that, according to one expert, can only be quieted through political resolution with leaders abandoning personal and sectoral interests for… Read More ›

In Britain, Jews Are Leading The Fight Against The Oppression Of China’s Uighur Muslims

In Britain, Jews Are Leading The Fight Against The Oppression Of China’s Uighur Muslims

  LONDON (JTA) — As the leader of British Jewry’s main human rights group, Mia Hasenson-Gross regularly hears personal stories of loss, grief and helplessness.… Read More ›

Biden: White supremacists are ‘the most dangerous people’ in America

Biden: White supremacists are ‘the most dangerous people’ in America

Biden has tapped Merrick Garland, a Jewish judge, to be his attorney general.   President Joe Biden, saying domestic terrorism was the “greatest threat” in… Read More ›

Netanyahu: In talks to establish Moderna, Pfizer vaccine plants in Israel

Netanyahu: In talks to establish Moderna, Pfizer vaccine plants in Israel

“I am negotiating with them to build two plants in Israel that will turn Israel into an international center in the fight against coronavirus.”  … Read More ›

Poland’s ‘legislation’ of Holocaust history vs. Netherlands’ open-access archive

Poland’s ‘legislation’ of Holocaust history vs. Netherlands’ open-access archive

As Holocaust history goes on trial in Poland, files on 300,000 Nazi ‘collaborators’ in the Netherlands have already been picked apart — and publicized —… Read More ›

Jewish settlers set fire to Palestinian vehicle, stone homes – Yesh Din

Jewish settlers set fire to Palestinian vehicle, stone homes – Yesh Din

“Before setting fire to the vehicle, the settlers stole agricultural equipment from the village.” Jewish settler extremists set fire to a vehicle and stoned homes… Read More ›

Prepare Now For Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Meals!

Prepare Now For Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Meals!

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) When Rosh Chodesh falls on Shabbos – there is a fascinating yet unresolved halachic question. As a preface, we… Read More ›

Rep. Ro Khanna Backtracks After Accusing Israel of Burning Palestinian Villages

Rep. Ro Khanna Backtracks After Accusing Israel of Burning Palestinian Villages

  WASHINGTON (JNS) – A California Democratic congressman has backtracked on a statement accusing Israel of “burning down” Palestinian villages, saying he was only referring… Read More ›

The insider’s guide to Super Bowl LV’s Jewish stories and subplots

The insider’s guide to Super Bowl LV’s Jewish stories and subplots

Pioneering women, massive linemen, and Tom Brady’s surprise visit to an IDF firing range   When the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face… Read More ›

Small Haredi network is offering COVID-19 treatment to all

Small Haredi network is offering COVID-19 treatment to all

With just 12 volunteers, Chasdei Amram started as local endeavor in ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim; now it has helped more than 5,000 patients… Read More ›

It’s not Haredi blackmail, but the bedrock of our democracy

It’s not Haredi blackmail, but the bedrock of our democracy

Opinion: Ultra-Orthodox leaders never stationed tanks in front of a secular prime minister or presented him with an instrument of surrender, they’re simply carrying out… Read More ›

Israel has to stop riding the Haredi tiger

Israel has to stop riding the Haredi tiger

Opinion: The ultra-Orthodox community, which flooded the streets of Jerusalem not once but twice on Sunday, is telling the rest of the country that they… Read More ›

For 2nd time in day, thousands attend funeral of rabbi, flouting lockdown rules

For 2nd time in day, thousands attend funeral of rabbi, flouting lockdown rules

TV news estimates 8,000 attend Jerusalem burial of Rabbi Yitzhok Scheiner, hours after 10,000 joined procession for Rabbi Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik; both died of COVID… Read More ›