It's a big problem, which Jewish persons, even Orthodox Jews, are not quite aware of: how does one reconcile one's personal religious choices when his or her religion is governed by a monolithic institution such as the Catholic Church.
After a sequence of surprises Netanyahu's government has sustained on its way to approving an agreement with the gas companies on utilizing Israel's offshore facilities, State Comptroller Joseph Shapira late Tuesday sent a letter to Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz asking that the government postpone its decision until after publication of the comptroller's report on the gas market.
A new report by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, due Wednesday, will show that, despite its supreme leader's belligerent posing over the past few weeks, Iran has met the requirement to disable the uranium it has enriched over the last 20 months, bringing the size of its available stockpile back to the agreed upon level.
The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the extradition of one of the deans of the Breslov Chassidic movement's yeshivas, wanted in Israel for alleged sexual indecency, after three years in which he crisscrossed the world, presumably in search of a place to hide.
Salient Eye’s free Android security alarm system transforms cameras on mobile devices into motion-sensitive alarms with immediate notification. Users can even distribute old smartphones throughout their home to create an instant security network for free (you do have to provide your own smartphones).
State Department Senior Adviser for Strategic Communications Marie Elizabeth Harf told VOA on Monday that Secretary John Kerry and the Iranians know they've reached a critical moment.
On its face, the "new framework" appears like a deal to allow Orange and Partner to part company amicably, without anyone blaming the French of collaborating with the anti-Israel boycotts.
According to Israel's Internal Security forces (Shabac), since the beginning of the calendar year—six months to the day—it has foiled 31 shooting attacks in Judea and Samaria.
Rabbi Yekutiel Menachem Rapp, 66, a Mashpia (spiritual guide) at the Tomchei Temimim 770 yeshiva in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was killed by a livery cab driver who was backing out of a parking spot on the corner of Empire Blvd. and Balfour Place.
Mark C. Toner, State Dept. Deputy Spokesperson, was asked, during his Monday press briefing, about the Freedom Flotilla III whose path toward the Gaza Strip was interrupted by the Israeli Navy Sunday night.
Over the past 10 months, Ma'an has reported numerous times on the fact that the Hamas government is engaged in furious construction of tunnels, to which end, presumably, most of the cement is being directed.
Phil Rosen, one of Mitt Romney’s top bundlers in 2012, has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio.
The Pine Bush Central School District, located about 80 miles north-west of NY City, will pay $4.48 million and reform its curriculum in a significant way, to settle a lawsuit by five Jewish students—two female and three male—who say they suffered pervasive anti-Semitism in the district schools.
Egypt's top prosecutor Hisham Barakat, 65, has died from injuries he sustained in a Monday bomb attack in Cairo
No good deeds go unpunished, and that includes showing pity—as Alison Saunders, the Director of the UK Public Prosecutions is finding out this week.
Black suffering aside, the Jews of the Southern Confederacy were enthusiastic patriots who enjoyed freedoms few Jews did in those days.
"The Israeli government has no credit exposure to Greece, and is expected to suffer no direct damage following the halt in European Central Bank aid to Greek banks," Tzahi Mal'ach, CEO of the Israel Foreign Trade Risks Insurance Corporation Ltd. (ASHRA) said on Monday
Three mental health clinics have been closed or are about to close, serving Shfar'am—a predominantly Arab city in northern Israel; Umm al-Fahm—an Arab city south-east of Haifa; and Modi'in, a Jewish city some 20 miles from Jerusalem
A PLO Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades member, 27, was charged Sunday in District Court in Beer Sheva with digging tunnels from Egypt into Gaza and smuggling cash, weapons and military devices through those tunnels, intended for terrorist organizations
After exhausting all diplomatic channels the Israeli government ordered the Navy to redirect the vessel Marianne of Gothenburg, in order to prevent breach of the naval blockade on Gaza.
Israeli company Spectronix, a developer of systems to detect fires and of fire extinguishing for military use, is being sold to the diversified global manufacturing company Emerson, which is valued at $37 billion.
Talia, a 2-year-old baby girl who was rushed to Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot last Friday night with a foreign object stuck in her esophagus, was saved through an emergency surgery. The object turned out to be a Star of David pendant with the word "Chai" (Heb: alive) inscribed on it.
A senior US official told AP on Sunday that the Iran nuclear talks will not be concluded by the June 30 deadline, and Iran's foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif is flying home for consultations before the final two days left for negotiations.
Barring bad weather delays, the "Freedom Flotilla III" is expected to reach the territorial waters of the State of Israel Monday morning, to be followed soon thereafter by a clash with Israeli naval vessels.
Israel's cabinet on Sunday transferred from the Minister of the Economy to its own hands the authority to apply Section 52 of the Antitrust Law, enabling approval for antitrust issues regarding natural gas exploration and sale. The decision requires the approval of the Knesset, according to Israel's Basic Law.
The National Iranian American Council has established a new 501(c)4, called NIAC Action, to be unveiled officially on Monday. NIAC Action directs money from Iranian-Americans—who generally do better than most other recent immigrant groups-to pro-Iranian political action.
Bonehill-Paine, 22, of Yeovil, in south Somerset, is one of the organizers of a neo-Nazi, "anti-Jewification" rally that will take place in the heavily Jewish, London neighborhood of Golders Green on July 4.
The announcement of the feis is facing a major backlash on social media, "as supporters of Palestine protest Irish dance being performed in the country that many Irish, from academics to musicians, are boycotting."
Gal-On's request was made following a news report that billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who is a close supporter of Netanyahu, has approached the PM asking that he streamline the government's regulation process of offshore natural gas explorations.
According to these sources, there are individuals that take advantage of the demand for apartments in Givat Ze'ev to make a fortune at the expense of the Charedi public.
Three boats comprising the "Freedom Flotilla III" have set sail from Greece for the Gaza Strip, in an attempt to challenge Israel's right to prevent terrorists and weapons from entering Gaza through the sea.
MK Omer Bar-Lev (Labor) addressed the security situation in the south, saying the "terrorists in Gaza have returned to building their tunnel with the same force and the same intensity" as before the 2014 war.
Facing a Tuesday deadline for the final deal, both sides in the talks on the future of Iran's nuclear program continued to project optimism, even though no substantial progress has been reported.
A man was beheaded and several people injured Friday, after terrorists stormed an Air Products gas factory in the town of Saint Quentin Fallavier, Near Grenoble, in south-eastern France.
The number of these attacks has increased, as Israeli authorities have eased travel restrictions on Palestinians during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Queen of England, on Friday, the final day of her visit to Germany, will go the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, who will join the Queen's entourage, said the visit is “tremendously significant.”
A New Jersey jury on Thursday found a non-profit organization named Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH) guilty of consumer fraud for promising their gay clients they could become straight through exercises such as getting naked in front of other men, symbolically beating up their moms, and re-enacting childhood abuses.
A good nuclear agreement with Iran is possible, but it's still not at all clear that a deal can be reached, a senior US official told reporters on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Just in time for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Dutch TV on Wednesday night aired a slideshow of 9 cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed—the same slideshow that had been shown by blogger Pamela Geller in Texas to a standing ovation from two gunmen who tried to kill her.
NGO MOnitor, an organization dedicated to providing information about NGOs who claim to be advancing human rights in Israel, suggests the testimony provided the report committee by these groups may be rendered invalid by the fact that they are heavily financed by pro-Palestinian European organizations and governments.
"You need two to tango," Aaron David Miller writes in Foreign Policy, in response to former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren's recent pair of op-ed pieces, in the Wall Street Journal and FP.
The Portrait of Gertrud Löw was the first major Klimt work to be auctioned since the 1918 Portrait of Ria Munk III, which was sold for $29.55 million at Christie's in 2010.
The Independent Greeks, who have denounced the loan agreements between Greece, the EU and the International Monetary Fund, have been using plenty of WW2 references in their literature to illustrate their positions.
Dror Feiler, a former Israeli who was injured in the 2010 clash between that year's flotilla and the Israeli navy, told an Israeli Arab radio station in Nazareth claims that he fear further attempts to sabotage the rest of the vessels. He revealed that the ships would arrive in Gaza at different times, rather than in a group, to reduce the chance of sabotage.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported on Wednesday that Israel is yet to prosecute even one foreign bribery case since it passed a law against it, seven years ago.
Icahn tweeted: "Sold last of our $NFLX today. Believe $AAPL currently represents same opportunity we stated NFLX offered several years ago."
It is doubtful Iran will accept the offer, because, let's face it, Iran sees developing its own atomic weapons as a crucial state interest. But the offer certainly demonstrates how far the West is willing to go to appease Tehran.
The US wiretapped French President Francois Hollande, and before him Presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, according to WikiLeaks, the international, not-for-profit outfit that's been publishing secret, embarrassing information from multiple sources.
Polish police reported the boys stole a comb, spoons, buttons and pieces of glass from block 5, which is where the Nazis stored the stuff they took off prisoners as they were leading them to a life of torture and servitude, or to the gas chamber.
"Even with sixty percent of its country a desert, not only doesn't Israel have a water problem; it has an abundance of water," Siegel writes. "Israel even supplies water to its neighbors-the Palestinians and the Kingdom of Jordan-every day."