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Four Killed in Jerusalem Attack

November 18, 2014, by

At approximately 7:30am Israel time, two terrorists, armed with guns, axes and knives, entered a Har Nof synagogue and began attacking worshipers in the midst of prayers. The attack killed four and wounded six. Among the victims victims is Rabbi Moshe Twerski, a grandson of Rav Soloveitchik and Rosh Yeshiva of Torat Moshe. Eli Beer

Arafat’s Widow Says Armed Struggle will Lead Nowhere

November 13, 2014, by

Suha Arafat, wife of the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat, appeared to accuse Hamas on Wednesday of perpetrating “genocide” in the Gaza Strip, and denounced the terror group for Islamizing the coastal enclave and holding its inhabitants “hostage.” In an interview with the Italian La Republicca in honor of the tenth anniversary of

Two Killed in Stabbing Attacks in Israel

November 10, 2014, by

A woman was killed and two others were injured in a stabbing attack near Alon Shvut Monday afternoon, in the second terrorist attack of its kind in a day. A stabbing attack in Tel Aviv earlier in the day killed an IDF soldier. Please keep all the attack victims in your prayers. View the latest

The Jerusalem Passport Case Explained

November 6, 2014, by

We often think of the Supreme Court as the arbiter of distinctly national disputes – for example, whether the Affordable Care Act can require all of us to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, or whether public universities can consider race as one factor in their admissions process. But yesterday the Court waded into

The Amended Conversion Law: Problems and Pitfalls

November 6, 2014, by

One of the current hot button topics here in Israel is pending legislation to make changes in the current process of converting non-Jews to Judaism here in the Jewish state. The bill itself has undergone many compromises and changes until it was approved by the coalition cabinet for presentation to the Knesset for a deciding

One Dead in Hamas Car Terror Attack in Jerusalem

November 5, 2014, by

One person was killed at least ten were wounded after a car was driven into a crowd of pedestrians at the Shimon Hatzadik train station, north of the Old City of Jerusalem. After plowing into pedestrians, the terrorist continued driving, hitting multiple cars. He soon exited his vehicle with an iron bar and began to

Jewish Conversion Up Close

October 29, 2014, by

“You shall love the proselyte,” Devarim 10:19. “You shall not oppress a proselyte,” Shemot 23:9 On the 3rd of Marcheshvan, Knesset law paved the way for a vote on the controversial Conversion Bill. If passed, the law could transfer the authority for Jewish conversion to local rabbinical authorities in place of one central rabbinate. Many

Tehillim Needed for Those Injured in Jerusalem Terror Attack

October 22, 2014, by

Your prayers are needed following a terror attack at a Jerusalem light rail station. An infant was killed in the attack and eight more were reported as wounded. Please recite Tehillim (Psalms) for a quick and complete recovery on behalf of those injured. Get the latest reports on the attack: Jerusalem Post Haaretz Times of

After 11 Year Vacancy, New Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem Elected

October 21, 2014, by

Rabbis Aryeh Stern and Shlomo Amar were voted Jerusalem’s new chief rabbis of on Tuesday evening, after 11 years in which the posts stood vacant. The 48 electors who cast their ballots at city hall on Tuesday afternoon chose Amar to serve in the capacity of the capital’s Sephardi chief rabbi, and Stern as Ashkenazi