A Year Later, Waterbury Mikvah Still Delayed

Penny Overton of The Republican American reports: Waterbury's Orthodox Jewish community has completed constructing its mikvah, but a series of setbacks - ranging from...

Jordan to Canada: Give Us the Dead Sea Scrolls

Jordan has asked Canada to seize the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea scrolls, on display until tomorrow at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, invoking international...

Poll: Only 40% of Jews Live in Israel

Most of the world's Jews do not live in Israel, says a poll summing up the past decade. There are currently 13.3 million Jews...

Video: Chassidishe Family Has First Baby of 2010 at Mount Sinai

WPIX NY reports: Just 13 seconds after the ball dropped, baby "new year" came bouncing into the world. "We're proud, very happy, very excited,"...

Video, Photos: Langert Appointed Mayor of Lakewood at Re-Organizational Meeting

This morning, Lakewood Township held its 117th Township Committee Re-Organizational at Town Hall on Third Street. Committeemen Meir Lichtenstein and R' Menashe Lichtenstein...

OU’s Nach Yomi Cycle Completed by Youngest Person ever, Menachem Gans, 12, of Paramus

The Orthodox Union's Nach Yomi program, in which a perek of Nach - Nevi'im and Kesuvim - is completed every day, just had its...

Guma Aguiar Honored as ‘Builder of Jerusalem’ by Aish HaTorah

Yesterday, Aish HaTorah presented Guma Aguiar with its coveted "Builder of Jerusalem" Award at at the yeshiva's 2009 Boneh Yerushalayim Awards dinner in Yerushalayim....

Hikind Wants Holocaust Education In Local Frum Schools

As the number of Holocaust survivors dwindles each year, the Jewish community increasingly faces the daunting challenge of ensuring that the next generation is...

Frum Jews and Our Life of “Financial Impossibility”

By Rabbi Yosef Shubert, Matzav.com I am fascinated by a poll being conducted by Matzav.com at the left-hand side of this page. According to the...

Shmuley Boteach: I Might Run For Office

The JTA reports that Rabbi Shmuley Boteach says he is considering a run for public office after local officials failed to prevent a Libyan...