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‘Jewish Tradition and Halacha Have Become Stagnant’

‘Jewish Tradition and Halacha Have Become Stagnant’

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo pulls no punches in telling ‘In Jerusalem’ how Judaism and the rabbinic establishment can begin to respond to the current reality.… Read More ›

Naples, FL – After Irma, Florida Jews Seek Respite In High Holy Days

Naples, FL – After Irma, Florida Jews Seek Respite In High Holy Days

  Naples, FL – During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind. When the storm changed course at the last… Read More ›

Rabbinical Courts Rapidly Adding Names to Marriage Blacklists

Rabbinical Courts Rapidly Adding Names to Marriage Blacklists

If people are on the Prevented from Marrying list, neither they nor their children will ever be able to get married in Israel.   The… Read More ›

Coalition Tensions Brewing Over Haredi Military-Exemption Law

Coalition Tensions Brewing Over Haredi Military-Exemption Law

Disputes over the military service of haredim are threatening to weaken the governing coalition.   The government coalition appears to be headed for trouble over… Read More ›

Netanyahu to meet with US Jewish leaders on sidelines of UN

Netanyahu to meet with US Jewish leaders on sidelines of UN

Weekend sit-down with PM scaled back amid increased tensions over cabinet’s backtrack on pluralistic prayer pavilion at Western Wall   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will… Read More ›

Haredi soldiers speak out against HCJ decision

Haredi soldiers speak out against HCJ decision

Ultra-Orthodox soldiers denounce High Court’s ruling striking amendment to law on Haredi conscription; ‘trends were positive,’ says Haredi officer, ‘but HCJ is sabotaging it’; ‘Those… Read More ›

Top diplomat: Africa summit’s cancellation actually a sign of Israel’s success

Top diplomat: Africa summit’s cancellation actually a sign of Israel’s success

Foreign Ministry director Yuval Rotem says Arab pressure that prompted the scrapping of major event in Togo paradoxically shows Jerusalem on the right track  … Read More ›

Congress sends condemnation of white supremacists to Trump for signature

Congress sends condemnation of white supremacists to Trump for signature

House approves measure calling on president to speak out against hate groups and urging resources for combating racism, anti-Semitism   WASHINGTON — Congress has backed… Read More ›

Gorka to Jpost: Bannon Camp Still Has Sway with Trump Administration

Gorka to Jpost: Bannon Camp Still Has Sway with Trump Administration

Ex-top staffer discusses Syria, Charlottesville and continued growth of Jihadism.   Sebastian Gorka and the Steve Bannon camp still have sway with US President Donald… Read More ›

Ahead of Netanyahu visit, signs in Argentina depict him as Hitler

Ahead of Netanyahu visit, signs in Argentina depict him as Hitler

Palestinian activists in Buenos Aires display posters saying Israeli prime minister wanted for genocide   As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed toward Argentina overnight Monday,… Read More ›

Netanyahu to go on state visit to Latin America this week

Netanyahu to go on state visit to Latin America this week

In the first visit by a sitting Israeli prime minister, Netanyahu will visit Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, where he will meet with state leaders, sign… Read More ›

I was disappointed to learn we were having a girl. Is that a sin?

I was disappointed to learn we were having a girl. Is that a sin?

JTA’s Europe correspondent looks back at his mother’s feminist teachings and wonders how he can equip his daughter to cope in a world that’s unfair… Read More ›

US Jewish Groups Vow to Fight Trump Decision to Cancel DACA

US Jewish Groups Vow to Fight Trump Decision to Cancel DACA

From J Street to the ADL, Jewish groups sound off on the cancellation of the immigration program.   NEW YORK – Jewish organizations across the… Read More ›

Bubbe lives in the path of Hurricane Irma. Now what?

Bubbe lives in the path of Hurricane Irma. Now what?

Communal agencies are helping prepare Florida’s disproportionate number of Jewish elderly for what officials say could be the worst storm to hit the state in… Read More ›

New York – Champagne, Bubbly, Gracing Jewish Holiday Tables In Style For Rosh Hashana

New York – Champagne, Bubbly, Gracing Jewish Holiday Tables In Style For Rosh Hashana

New York – Rosé wines have been all over the news these past 5 years and even more so during the hot season. Sparkling wines… Read More ›

New York – Impersonator Of Dead Sea Scrolls Scholars Sees US Conviction Upheld

New York – Impersonator Of Dead Sea Scrolls Scholars Sees US Conviction Upheld

  New York – A disbarred U.S. lawyer convicted of impersonating Dead Sea Scrolls scholars in emails on Thursday lost his bid to escape his… Read More ›

Pilot season

Pilot season

Op-ed: Netanyahu can’t have it both ways. He either isn’t powerful enough to have prevented the potentially dangerous MK visit to the Temple Mount, or… Read More ›

Israeli-American Family Escapes Houston Floods

Israeli-American Family Escapes Houston Floods

Jewish organizations sent out boats to help evacuate victims of torrential rains.   Ramit Plusnik-Masti and Rafael Masti woke up at 4:30 on Sunday morning… Read More ›

UN chief said to meet families of Palestinian terrorists in Ramallah

UN chief said to meet families of Palestinian terrorists in Ramallah

Spokesperson: Antonio Guterres was confronted by mothers of jailed minors; quotes attributed to secretary-general expressing sympathy are ‘fabricated’   UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with… Read More ›

Berlin Mayor May be Included on Top-10 List of Antisemitic/Anti-Israel Cases

Berlin Mayor May be Included on Top-10 List of Antisemitic/Anti-Israel Cases

The Wiesenthal Center will make public its top 10 list of antisemitic and anti-Israel cases in December.   The international human-rights organization the Simon Wiesenthal… Read More ›