Jewish traditions

President Trump to Host Passover Seder Monday Night

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump will host a White House Passover seder Monday night, confirming that the new administration will continue a tradition started by former president Barack Obama.


Israelis Living Abroad: Our Hearts Are In Israel

Ynet news reports: “Bunch of wimps,” “Traitors,” “They’ll be back when their child reaches first grade” — all these affronts were hurled throughout the years at the hundreds of thousands of Israelis who chose, whether for a fixed amount of time


Attorney General Opposes Bill Barring Non-Orthodox From Ritual Baths

The Times of Israel reports: Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Sunday said a bill that would bar Conservative and Reform conversions from taking place at public ritual baths in Israel was unconstitutional and compromises religious freedoms. In a letter to

Ultra-orthodox Jewish men attend the funeral of rabbi Yochanan Sofer, leader of the Erlau Hasidic sect, in Jerusalem on February 22, 2016 after he passed away at the age of 93.

UN Declares Official Yom Kippur Holiday

A diplomatic effort that began two years ago bore fruit on Friday, when the UN Secretariat announced that Yom Kippur will be recognized as an official UN holiday. The efforts to make Yom Kippur a recognized holiday at the United

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