By Jewish Business News On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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What the Conversion Bill Means for Thousands People in Israel and Abroad

  The Conversion Bill that the government approved on Sunday in the Ministerial Committee on Legislation has sparked outrage, not only because it keeps the monopoly on all conversions firmly in the hands of More...

By Jewish Business News On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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10 Indian Couples From ‘Lost Tribe’ Bnei Menashe Married in Israel

  10 couples from “lost tribe” Bnei Menashe, all of whom immigrated to Israel from Mizoram, India, married at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Kfar Hasidim on Sunday. The couples remarriage ceremony More...

By Jewish Business News On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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One Million Pounds of Shmurah Matzah and Passover Production Continues to Rise

  Passover is around the corner, and Handmade shmurah matzah is starting to pop up on supermarket shelves. Before long, it’ll be everywhere—from Costco to the White House. Demand for the traditional, More...

By Jewish Business News On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Effigies of Hanged Ultra-Orthodox IDF Soldiers Displayed in Jerusalem

Several effigies of soldiers being hanged were discovered Monday morning in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem. A sign was also attached to one of the dangling effigies demanding that Orthodox More...

By Eliezer Hayun On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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Ivanka Is Not Alone: Millions of People Around the World Want to Become Jewish

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in Chanukah become Jewish: believers are calling it “the days of the Messiah,” while others are trying to sociologically analyze the unique phenomenon of millions of people who More...

By Ynet News On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Is Ivanka Trump Jewish?

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner New Year’s Eve and Last Night of Chanukah Is Ivanka Trump Jewish? Last summer, Israel’s religious authorities issued a ruling that raised question wither Ivanka Trump Jewish More...

Women of The Wall Bring Tora To The Kotel
By Gil Tanenbaum On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Original Women of the Wall Uses Tora Scroll at Western Wall

The Original Women of the Wall held a women’s minyan (prayer service) and read from a Tora Monday morning in the women’s section of the prayer area at Jerusalem’s Kotel Plaza. The Kotel, also More...

Rabbi Elie Abadie Edmond J. Safra, Orthodox Sephardic, Synagogue
By Carl Kaminsky On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Edmond J. Safra Synagogue’s Rabbi Elie Abadie Fired

Rabbi Elie Abadie has been fired from his post at the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue on Manhattan’s East side. The congregation, a Sephardic orthodox one, is endowed by the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation. The More...

By Jewish Business News On Monday, December 26th, 2016
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More Americans Moving Away From Religion — Gallup Study Shows

Fewer Americans today consider themselves to be religious and more than ever before have moved away from organized religion. This according to a new study from Gallup. Released just in time for the holidays and More...

By Jewish Business News On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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In Israel: The Non-Kosher Conduct of Kashrut Supervisors

    The biggest threat to a business owner in Jerusalem is the revocation of the business’ kashrut certificate. In a city where 80 percent of Jews define themselves as ultra-Orthodox, religious, More...

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