American Father Of Divorce Refuser Avoids Jail Time, But Banned From Leaving Israel

The father of a US citizen who has denied his wife a “get,” a Jewish writ of divorce, for more than 14 years will avoid a jail sentence for the time being the Supreme Court of Justice ruled on Monday, although his ban from leaving Israel will remain in place. Read more

Rabbi Elie Abadie Loses Job Over Spat With Billionaire Wife

A holy war between the billionaire benefactor of an Upper East Side synagogue and the temple’s longtime rabbi has cost the clergyman his job. Read more

Lakewood, NJ – Jewish Man Critical After Being Hit By Car In Lakewood Shabbos Night

Lakewood, NJ – A Monsey man who was struck by a car after he tried crossing Route 9 in Lakewood remains in the hospital in critical condition with head and leg injuries. Read more

Monsey – Hudson River Search Resumes For Missing Councilman Dan Friedman

As friends and family keep Daniel Friedman in their thoughts, the search resumed Thursday for the former town official and college professor who is presumed to have jumped off the Bear Mountain Bridge in late December. Read more

Israeli Singer Meir Banai Dies Aged 55

The celebrated Israeli singer and songwriter Meir Banai died on Thursday evening at age 55. Read more

The Tisch: Like A Pig In A ‘Shtreimel’

On the evening of December 19, 2016, a rally was held in Jerusalem for girls studying in Bais Yaakov seminaries. Read more

High Court Orders Western Wall Rabbi To Stop Body Searches on Women

In a strong rebuke to the ultra-Orthodox custodian of the Western Wall, the High Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that women are not to be subjected any longer to intense body searches when entering the Western Wall. Read more

Israeli Tourist Killed In Guatemala

Hadas Ayyish, a 60-year-old resident of Kiryat Tivon, was killed when her raft capsized on the Cahabon river in Guatemala during the course of a group tour. Read more

Hasidic Singer Slurs Obama At Jerusalem Concert

Popular Hasidic singer Mordechai Ben David called US President Barack Obama a “kushi,” a pejorative term for a black person, at a concert in Jerusalem. Read more