Heat Damages Israel’s Esrog Crop

Israel's unusually extreme summer heat has seriously damaged this year's esrog crop, growers say. Strong heat and winds caused many more of the fruit,...

Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Be Careful of “Glued Shut” Lulavim

The Israeli Chief Rabbinate is warning the public of lulavim that have been treated with acrylic glue to prevent opening. Its inspectors have found...

Book Shocker: WW2 Britain Blew Up Jewish Refugee Ships

A new book uncovers shocking secret attacks launched on ships bearing Holocaust survivors en route to Israel. As Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, the...

Video: Mayor Bloomberg Announces the Winning Sukkah

Yesterday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the winning sukkah in the Sukkah City design contest in Union Square, New York City....

Israeli Yated Slams Rav Amar for Accepting IDF Conversions

The Israeli mouthpiece for the Litvishe world criticized Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar on Monday for his recent statement that conversions conducted in the...

Army Radio Head: Soldiers Will Not Work on Shabbos

Head of Israeli Army Radio Yitzhak Tunik announced he would stop the formulation of a General Staff order which is to determine regulations for...

Tel Aviv Court: Renters Can Build Courtyard Sukkah Over Owners’ Objections

Do tenants have the right to build a sukkah in the courtyard of an apartment building over the objections of the building's owners? According...

In Runge Case, Iowa Relents for Rosh Hashanah

For Wendy Weiner Runge, the new Jewish year 5771 started out better than the old year 5770 ended. She was able to spend Rosh...

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Kashrus Lemehadrin Sponsors Ma’aser Oni Seminar

On the eve of 5771, a year of Ma'aser Oni, dozens of kashrus supervisors gathered for a two-day seminar hosted by HaRav Yosef Efrati's...