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Israel-Gaza War, Hostages
Hostage Families Forum: "Come to the biggest saying of Shema in history"

The Hostage Families Forum announced a mass saying of Shema at the Western Wall, calling on everyone to set aside their differences: "unite around the common denominator."

Eliyahu Luksenberg, JFeed | 13.03.24

Shabbat Lighting Times

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times for Parshat Vayakhel

Parshat Vayakhel deals with the building of the Mishkan and related commandments.

JFeed Staff | 08.03.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: A Yemenite-Socialist Nusach: Yisrael Kessar, the Histadrut, and the Tefilat Shivtei Yisrael siddur

The story of a "red" siddur, in color and politics, which briefly appeared and disappeared as the socialist era in Israel came to an end.

Reuven Gafni | 08.03.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: Just before Rabbi Ovadyah's revolution: the Rinat Yisrael “for Sefardim and Edot Hamizrach”

How and why the revolution brought about by the state-backed Rinat Yisrael siddur was marginalized by the grassroots revolution of Mizrahi Jewry.

Reuven Gafni | 01.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Antisemitism

Antisemitism worst in Denmark since WWII

The Danish Jewish community reports antisemitic incidents in numbers not seen since 1945, following a trend seen both throughout Europe and the US.

Michal Yoskovich, Jfeed Staff | 22.02.24

Israel-Gaza War, Charedim

Charedi volunteer in the IDF returns from US to serve after October 7

A Charedi who voluntarily served in the IDF and then returned home to Brooklyn put on the uniform again, leaving a family and six children behind to help out after October 7.

Avi Woolf | 22.02.24

Antisemitism

Antisemitic attack in the US: Elderly Jew beaten outside Florida synagogue

Fort Lauderdale police arrested a 42-year-old on suspicion of beating a Jewish man outside a synagogue and calling him derogatory terms. The victim has been admitted to the hospital.

Uriel Be'eri, JFeed Staff | 19.02.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: The siddur as national project: the Mipi Olalim siddur and its story

In the early 1930s, the Zionist movement set to create an educational siddur for its students, to learn to pray in a native tongue and based on local traditions. This is its story.

Reuven Gafni | 16.02.24

Charedim, IDF, Opinion

All must serve, but not by force / Rabbi Shlomo Aviner

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, a major religious Zionist Rabbi, explains the importance of both universal military service, and why coercion is not the way to get there.

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner | 15.02.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: The Tefillat Kol Peh Siddur and Its Influence

How large letters and an insistence on fullness rather than minimalism made the Tefillat Kol Peh siddur one of the most enduring prayer books in Israel.

Reuven Gafni | 09.02.24

Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, Charedim

Disturbances in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh Over Decision to Autopsy Child Found With Bruises | Watch

Hundreds of extremist Charedim gathered to block major streets in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh in protest against an attempt to autopsy a decades 13 year old found to have physical injuries on his body.

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| Avi Woolf | 06.02.24

Charedim, Economy

Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics: More Charedi Men Working Than Ever Before

There are now more Charedi men working then ever before, primarily due to the pressures of high interest rates and cost of living. However, their work productivity and pay remains relatively low.

Avi Woolf | 04.02.24

A Siddur A Week

Praying With the Ben Ish Chai in Jerusalem

How a small Baghdadi publishing house took the Mizrahi world of prayer by storm - and why it ultimately faded.

Reuven Gafni | 02.02.24

Antisemitism, John Cusack

Actor John Cusack Named "Antisemite of the Week"

The organization StopAntisemitism declared John Cusack "antisemite of the week" for denying the rapes during October 7, claiming Hamas is just a "pawn" and originally a "charity organization," and more.

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| Avi Woolf | 29.01.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: Praying in Father's Font - The Story of the Or Mitziyon Siddur

A siddur put together by an unknown publisher and adorned by an unknown artist became one of the most beloved siddurim in the Land of Israel for much of the mid-20th century. Here's why.

Reuven Gafni | 26.01.24

Israel-Gaza War, Antisemitism, France

Explosion in Antisemitic Attacks in France Since October 7

CRIF, the umbrella organization representing French Jewry, reports that France has witnessed a massive surge of antisemitic attacks since October 7 and the war, based on official government figures.

Avi Woolf | 25.01.24

American Jewry, Antisemitism

The Real Story Behind the "Tunnels Under Jewish Synagogue"

An act of vandalism in a synagogue has led to an explosion in antisemitism conspiracy theories. An Instagram account explains the banal truth behind the whole story.

Avi Woolf | 10.01.24

Israel-Gaza War, Antisemitism

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Voted "2023 Antisemite of the Year"

In an online survey conducted by the @StopAntisemites X/Twitter account, Rashida Tlaib beat Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and stridently anti-Israel Gigi Hadid to be voted "2023 Antisemite of the Year."

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| Avi Woolf | 09.01.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hasbarah

Jewish Students From Leading US Universities Visit Israel, Receive Hasbarah "Toolkit"

The organization IsraelAmbassadors.com has organized a delegation of dozens of Jewish students from major US universities to see the massacre sites, meet major leaders, and hear about the war.

Avi Woolf | 02.01.24

Special Prayer at the Western Wall

Chief Rabbis of Israel in a Call to the Public

The chief rabbis of Israel, Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef and Rabbi David Lau, call to participate in a prayer meeting at the Western Wall that will be held on the eve of Rosh Chodesh Shvat.

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| Guy Ezra, JFeed Staff | 01.01.24