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Israel high court suggests women be allowed to read from the Torah at Western Wall

01/11/2017 2:40 PM

In an apparent victory for the “Women of the Wall” movement, Israel’s high court suggested in a ruling Wednesday that women should be allowed to read

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Arkansas Synagogue Restores Holocaust Torah

09/19/2016 11:14 AM

On Sunday, Etz Chaim, a synagogue located in Bentonville, Arkansas, finished restoring a 200 year-old Torah, KNWA reported. Etz Chaim’s Torah originated in the Czech Republic

Rivky Berman's youngest nephew, Zalman Backman, gets ready to write a letter in “Rivky’s Torah,” assisted by Rabbi Yisrael Deren, seated at left, and the scribe, Rabbi Moshe Klein, at right. 0

Torah Project Launched in Memory of Rivky Berman

07/02/2016 10:30 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Faced with chronic illness throughout her lifetime, Rivky Berman, who passed away on May 30, inspired thousands of people around the world with her passionate faith

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New Torah Welcomed by Chabad of Gloucester County, NJ

04/18/2016 5:35 PM Updated: 10 months ago

Congregants at Chabad of Gloucester County in Mullica, New Jersey participated in a historic moment Saturday, as Rabbi Avi Richler read from a new sefer Torah

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Ted Cruz’s Father Says US Constitution Based on Torah

04/06/2016 12:41 PM

Following Ted Cruz’s victory in Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary, the pro-Israel group Proclaiming Justice to the Nations released a video in which Cruz’s father, Pastor Rafael Cruz,

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Oldest Torah Scroll, Dating to 13th Century, Found Still in Use in Italy

03/03/2016 4:48 PM Updated: 11 months ago

A Torah scroll in the town of Biella, Italy may be the oldest in the world still in use, Israel National News reports. Carbon-14 dating has

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True Torah Jews Publishes Arabic Peace Ad in East Jerusalem Newspaper

11/30/2015 2:36 PM Updated: 1 year ago

True Torah Jews, also known as Natruna and the only public relations organization officially authorized to represent the entire Satmar community, embarked on a campaign in the

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JP Morning Read November 11, 2015: JP Salutes Vets on Veteran’s Day

11/11/2015 12:19 PM Updated: 1 year ago

JPUPDATES  Salutes Our Vets Today Today is Veteran’s Day, a day set to acknowledge the sacrifices and courage of our fellow citizens in uniform and thank them

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Guinness World Record: Largest Tallit Unfurled on Simchat Torah

10/14/2015 10:26 AM Updated: 1 year ago

A modern Orthodox synagogue in west Boca Raton made history earlier this month during the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah. The Boca Raton Synagogue put its tallit, a Jewish

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New York Hipster Hasidic Band Prepares For Release Of Their Album

09/07/2015 11:45 AM Updated: 1 year ago

A smooth singing Hasidic group has entered the music world with a running start, using nigunim as bases for their songs and already reaching the top 10

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Haredi Jew In Jerusalem Balances Religious Life With Secular Business

09/07/2015 11:19 AM Updated: 1 year ago

Issamar Ginzberg, a Brooklyn native who relocated to Jerusalem seven years ago, is a marketing consultant operating in the secular world without the typical credentials one

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Knesset Speaker Invites Neighboring Countries to Visit Israel at UN Meeting

09/01/2015 1:08 PM

All the Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein wants to do is sit with neighboring countries and discuss Middle East matters. Or at least, that’s what his message alluded

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IDF Lone Soldier Killed in Gaza Honored with Torah Dedication

07/13/2015 10:55 AM

(Israel Hayom/JNS). A year after his death in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, IDF lone soldier Max Steinberg was honored with a Torah scroll dedication ceremony on

Russia Rabbi Baruch Oberlander shows the media how a Torah is used in a synagogue during a news conference in Budapest 0

Russian Officials Confiscate Hebrew Text Books for Inspection on Extremism

06/01/2015 6:12 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Russian officials confiscated last week some Hebrew textbooks from a Jewish day school, saying they need to inspect the Hebrew books for extremism. Officials from the

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IDT to Open Cyber-Security Yeshiva Newark, NJ, in September

05/07/2015 12:32 PM

A new online program will be coming to the Jewish community in September, a cyber-security yeshiva, that will give 40 students the opportunity to study computer

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Nationwide Torah-March Launched by Family of Murdered Bklyn Rabbi [Photos]

03/02/2015 4:57 PM

A nationwide road trip was launched by the family of Rabbi Raksin, who was murdered in North Miami Beach, in an all inclusive effort to gather

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Schumer Trying To Block State Dep. Plan To Return Jewish Artifacts To Iraq

10/24/2013 9:00 AM Updated: 3 years ago

The Daily News: Sen. Chuck Schumer is trying to stop a State Department plan to return 2,700 ancient Jewish artifacts to Iraq. The artifacts — including