IDF Distributes 10 Tons of Dried Fruits, Nuts to Soldiers for Tu B’Shevat

In honor of the Tu B’Shevat holiday — the day on the Hebrew calendar marking the “New Year for Trees” — Israel’s Defense Ministry purchased 10 tons of nuts...

South Koreans See Chavruta Learning as Timeless Treasure

SEOUL, South Korea (JTA) — In 2014, Kim Hye-kyung found herself staring into an educational abyss. The mother of two lives in study-mad South Korea, a nation where parents fork...

Guns Gaining Traction in Shuls

(JTA) — On an average Saturday morning at the Orthodox Ohel Tefillah synagogue in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, about 10 percent of the men carry a handgun. That number...

Kiryas Joel Becomes Official New York Town

(JTA) — The Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel in New York became what is said to be the first official haredi Orthodox town in the United States. Kiryas Joel became...

Jewish Student Leaders Convene in Jerusalem for WUJS Congress

More than 150 student leaders convened in Jerusalem this week for the 45th annual World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Congress, voting to re-elect their chairperson and learning strategies to...

400 Teens From Americas Study Torah at NCSY Yarchei Kallah

During the last few days of 2018, the Ocean Place Resort and Spa on the New Jersey shore became a center of Torah learning for more than 400 teens...

Belgium’s Kosher Slaughter Ban to Take Effect on New Year’s Day

A ban on kosher slaughter in Belgium’s Flanders region will take effect on Tuesday after a law prohibiting animal slaughter was passed last year in the local parliament. “That provinces within Belgium...

Crypto Jews Giving Brazil’s Dwindling Jewish Communities New Lease on Life

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ RECIFE, Brazil (JTA) — Preparing to leave this city’s main Jewish community center, Sabrina Scherb peeks beyond its blast-proof gate into a quiet street strewn with branches...

Rabbi Shimon Bentov in NY, January 6-10

Rabbi Shimon Bentov, shlita, the esteemed mekubal and mezuzah see-er from Jerusalem, the son of Rabbi Moshe Bentov, z’l, will once again be in New York. Don’t miss this...

Reform Rabbinical School Won’t Be Led By a Rabbi

NEW YORK (JTA) —The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion has appointed Andrew Rehfeld, a political science professor who has led the Jewish Federation of St. Louis since 2012,...

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Rav Yerucham Olshin’s New Purim Sefer

A Review by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for Until now, Purim was not as geshmak as the other Yomim Tovim throughout the year.  Why was...

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Omar Sheitel Missing Since she assumed her Congressional seat in January, Representative Ilhan Omar has been seen wearing very colorful but also modest head coverings...

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