Jerusaelm — 30 days after laying his seven children to rest, Gavriel Sassoon returned to Har Hamenuchos to daven at their graves. The bereaved father was accompanied by several dozen men who heeded his call during an interview this morning on Israel’s Kol Berama radio program, asking for volunteers to join him at the cemetery, [...]
According to figures released by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the divorce rate in Israel was down 2% in 2014. The Chief Rabbinate this week released a report that showed there were 11,249 divorces in 2013 and that number dropped to 11,023 in 2014 based on the cases handled by the batei din around the […]
New York — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to display on its buses a controversial ad that refers to Muslims killing Jews, rejecting the argument that the ad could incite terrorism or imminent violence. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan said the ad from the American Freedom Defense [...]
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The Yerushalayim Municipality has announced that it will remove signs requesting that women dress modestly in charedi neighborhoods, Arutz Sheva reports.
The signs have become part of the fabric of neighborhoods like Geulah and Meah She’arim for decades.
Recently, new signs have been spotted near the Kosel, prompting the Hitorerut organization to file a complaint at Yerushalayim City [...]
New York — New York City subway ridership has reached its highest level in more than 65 years. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says more than 1.7 billion people rode the subway last year. That’s a 2.6 percent increase from 2013. Figures released Monday show that 5.6 million people rode the system on weekdays and 6 [...]
New York City subway ridership has reached its highest level in more than 65 years. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says more than 1.7 billion people rode the subway last year. That’s a 2.6 percent increase from 2013. Figures released Monday show that 5.6 million people rode the system on weekdays and 6 million took it […]
Betar Illit residents are complaining there has been a rash of break-ins in the city in recent days. One resident of Rav Shach Street is quoted telling Kikar Shabbos News their proximity to an Arab village and their geographical location, the end of the street, make them easy targets, adding there are no security cameras […]
As Israel begins its observance of Remembrance Day, IDF chief Eisenkott vows that bereaved families will never be alone.
After over 13 coalition negotiating sessions and many unofficial meetings and discussions, Yahadut Hatorah on Monday 2 Iyar is expected to receive the first draft copy of the coalition agreement. This agreement will be reviewed by the various MKs and of course given to the admorim for approval. Significant progress was reported in recent days […]