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Torah Alive in 5

About two years ago I sent in a small write up on a new online learning program called Torah Alive In 5. Just to refresh your memory, Torah Alive...

Israel to Reinstate Diaspora Independence Day Torch at Behest of France

In a reversal of her prior decision to omit Diaspora Jewry as a represented group for Israel’s upcoming annual Independence Day torch-lighting ceremony, Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev...

Undergrads Go To Israel For ‘Spiritual Supercharge’

As their classmates headed home after a long academic year, 300 undergraduate students–including 13 from Long Island–boarded flights for the Jewish homeland to kick off the summer with an...

What’s Hot for Pesach

When food-industry insiders entered the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J., for the annual Kosherfest trade show back in November, you could almost understand why their thoughts were on...

Yeshiva Har Torah Alumni Return To Give Back

As part of Yeshiva Har Torah’s 25th anniversary celebration, alumni have been returning to share their professions with the current students. On Tuesday, February 25, Dr. Avi Lermer (’98)...

Bris Milah Under Attack

By Rabbi Reuven Roth, PA-C Over the past few years, several religious practices have come under attack in Europe. For Jews, the two most important practices that have been challenged...

The Not-So-Orthodox Embrace Of The New Age Movement

By Ben Rothke In his recently published book Alternative Medicine in Halachah, Rabbi Rephoel Szmerla attempts to make the halachic case for alternative medical treatments. It’s a heavy tome: 11...

French Olympiad’s Hebrew Tribute to Jewish Grandfather

PARIS — When French swimmer Fabien Gilot took to the swimming pool at the London 2012 Olympic Games this week, one person was in Gilot's thoughts as shown by...

Justice Minister: Israel Must Keep Jewish Majority Even at the Expense of Human Rights

Minister Ayelet Shaked addressed the proposed nation-state law, contending that Israel as a Jewish state must administer equal civil but not national rights By Revital Hovel, HAARETZ Justice Minister Shaked in...

Mikva the Musical Comes to New York

  By Toby Klein Greenwald Mikva the Musical: Music and Monologues from the Deep of Raise Your Spirits Theatre from Israel will be coming to the U.S. Shows for women only...
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Israel Will Hold Unprecedented Third Election in Under a Year

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Maybe the third time will be the charm. Israel will hold an unprecedented third election in less than a year after lawmakers...

Russian Appeals Court Postpones Proceedings for Israeli-American Woman

The mother of a young Israeli-American woman jailed in Russia on drug charges expressed optimism on Thursday after a video message from her daughter...

Exit Polls: Johnson Defeats Corbyn by Large Margin in British Elections

LONDON (JTA) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has defeated Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party by a large margin in Britain’s general elections on...

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