Rabbi Dov Lior, the chief rabbi of the Kiryat Arba settlement, is leaving his position in order to move to east Jerusalem.8
Pope Francis received Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, Bar-Ilan University of Israel’s president, at the Vatican.
An Israeli court sentenced a polygamous cult leader to 30 years’ imprisonment on Tuesday for sex crimes against his wives and daughters as part of what prosecutors described as a mind-boggling saga of dominance and delusions of deity.
Poland’s culture minister said the multi-million-dollar generosity of Jewish donors to the new Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews represented a sign of trust, or even forgiveness.
In the wake of voyeurism allegations against a prominent Orthodox rabbi, the head of an Orthodox yeshiva for women is arguing that male rabbis needn’t be present for a female convert’s ritual immersion.14
A student group at the City University of New York failed to advance a resolution to boycott Israeli academics and divest from Israeli companies.
The United States condemned the reported approval by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to plan construction of at least 1,000 new housing units in eastern Jerusalem Jewish neighborhoods.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said there are no plans to make changes in the status quo on the Temple Mount.
A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would cut off Nazi war criminals from U.S. benefits.
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