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He devoted his life to Spinoza - and was declared a persona non grata

He devoted his life to Spinoza - and was declared a persona non grata

A Jewish expert on Spinoza's banned works was named ‘persona non grata’ in Amsterdam’s synagogue and library.Shira Hanau, JTA, 30/11/2021 18:50
US lawmakers urge Biden to request Iron Dome supplemental funding

US lawmakers urge Biden to request Iron Dome supplemental funding

Addressing the president, group of mostly Democrats calls on White House to include $1 billion for the Iron Dome in upcoming legislation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2021 18:25
Watch live: Lighting the Hanukkah candles at the Western Wall

Watch live: Lighting the Hanukkah candles at the Western Wall

During the Hanukkah holiday a national candle-lighting ceremony is held each night at the Western Wall, attended by rabbis & public figures.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2021 17:11
Washington man charged with hate crime against Jewish neighbor

Washington man charged with hate crime against Jewish neighbor

Man from Bellingham, Washington is facing hate crime charges for allegedly yelling anti-Semitic abuse at his Jewish neighbor.Dan Verbin, 30/11/2021 16:02
It’s a big deal for a man to admit this

It’s a big deal for a man to admit this

'How do you do it all?' This is the question that friends and neighbors ask father of three Shimon Friedman.sponsored content, 30/11/2021 15:09
The secret Hanukkah menorah in a South African Muslim neighborhood

The secret Hanukkah menorah in a South African Muslim neighborhood

Ma'or, married to a Muslim man before fleeing to Israel with her children, recounts the moment she realized her place was not among Muslims.Yoni Kempinski, 30/11/2021 09:57
Canadian PM reappoints former Justice Minister as anti-Semitism envoy

Canadian PM reappoints former Justice Minister as anti-Semitism envoy

Irwin Cotler reappointed Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2021 06:37
Ambassador Herzog: Israel strives to bring hope to our entire region

Ambassador Herzog: Israel strives to bring hope to our entire region

Ambassador Michael Herzog hosts Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Ben Cardin for Hanukkah celebration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2021 05:51
Watch: Convoys of menorahs on the streets of Berlin

Watch: Convoys of menorahs on the streets of Berlin

A convoy of about thirty vehicles with menorahs, led by Chabad, travels on street of Berlin after Hanukkah candle lighting.Nitsan Keidar, Berlin, 29/11/2021 23:33
Pennsylvania city's menorah vandalized before start of Hanukkah

Pennsylvania city's menorah vandalized before start of Hanukkah

A menorah in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania was vandalized on Friday night, two days before the start of Hanukkah.Dan Verbin, 29/11/2021 22:56
Liliana Segre awarded Legion of Honor by French president

Liliana Segre awarded Legion of Honor by French president

Italian senator for life and Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre has received the National Order of the Legion of Honour from France.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2021 22:04
Lapid lights Hannukah candles at 10 Downing Street

Lapid lights Hannukah candles at 10 Downing Street

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid celebrated the second night of Hannukah with the Prime Minister and Chief Rabbi of England.Arutz Sheva Staff , 29/11/2021 21:06
Rabbinical org blasts Duke student gov for vetoing approval of campus pro-Israel club

Rabbinical org blasts Duke student gov for vetoing approval of campus pro-Israel club

Coalition for Jewish Values denounces decision as "unacceptable," calls it a "double standard at play."Dan Verbin, 29/11/2021 20:59
Prince Edward Island provincial legislature lights its first menorah

Prince Edward Island provincial legislature lights its first menorah

The legislature of Prince Edward Island lit its first ever public menorah on its lawn to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.Dan Verbin, 29/11/2021 17:15
First known Chinese language dreidels produced for Kaifeng Jews

First known Chinese language dreidels produced for Kaifeng Jews

Shavei Israel produces hundreds of Dreidels with Mandarin text for Chinese Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2021 15:42
Anti-Semitic flyers in Beverly Hills blame 'the Jews' for COVID-19

Anti-Semitic flyers in Beverly Hills blame 'the Jews' for COVID-19

Beverly Hills Police Dept has promised additional patrols throughout Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2021 11:17
Rabbi Aryeh Spero discusses the miracle of Hanukkah

Rabbi Aryeh Spero discusses the miracle of Hanukkah

Rabbi Aryeh Spero speaks to Newsmax about the fight for a national identity and the miracle of Hanukkah., 29/11/2021 10:02
British PM in Hanukkah message: Let’s drive away the darkness of anti-Semitism

British PM in Hanukkah message: Let’s drive away the darkness of anti-Semitism

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson decries anti-Semitism in video message released in honor of the first night of Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2021 06:41
Israeli Ambassador: It's moving to see Jewish life thriving in Germany

Israeli Ambassador: It's moving to see Jewish life thriving in Germany

Israeli ambassador to Germany tells Arutz Sheva why he is still excited about lighting Hanukkah candles at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.Nitsan Keidar, Berlin, 29/11/2021 04:07
In flooded British Columbia, Jews help their neighbors

In flooded British Columbia, Jews help their neighbors

Rabbi Shmuly and Freidy Hecht provide material and spiritual sustenance to all Jews in need.Aharon Loschak (Chabad.org/News), 29/11/2021 03:47
'Listen to the lights': Chabad brings Chanukah joy and meaning to millions

'Listen to the lights': Chabad brings Chanukah joy and meaning to millions

For many, the eight-day holiday is a springboard for personal growth in Judaism.Mendel Super (Chabad.org/News), 29/11/2021 02:10
Muslim who deceived Brooklyn woman: I want to convert in Israel

Muslim who deceived Brooklyn woman: I want to convert in Israel

Lebanese Muslim man who claimed to be a Jew: My lying is not justified, but I lied because I was in pain. I want to correct my mistake.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2021 00:36
Who Lit the Last Menorah of 2020?

Who Lit the Last Menorah of 2020?

A chance encounter months before leads to a late-night mitzvah.Mendel Super (Chabad.org/News), 28/11/2021 23:39
Biden: Hanukkah story is 'undeniably American'

Biden: Hanukkah story is 'undeniably American'

In holiday message, President Biden calls Hanukkah "a story of the human spirit," wishes Jews a happy Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2021 19:41
The first Chanukah candle has been lit in the land down under

The first Chanukah candle has been lit in the land down under

The first Chanukah candle has been lit in the Chabad synagogue in Sydney, opening Chanukah celebrations around the world!Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2021 15:00
Vandals spray-paint grave of legendary haredi rabbi

Vandals spray-paint grave of legendary haredi rabbi

One day before anniversary of legendary rabbi's passing, vandals desecrate his grave with black spray-paint.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/11/2021 19:49
Jewish advocacy org calls for student 'Bill of Rights' in response to campus anti-Semitism

Jewish advocacy org calls for student 'Bill of Rights' in response to campus anti-Semitism

Abraham Global Peace Initiative calls for “Bill of Rights” for Jewish students “feeling harassed on university campuses around the world.”Arutz Sheva Staff, Canada, 26/11/2021 22:46
European Jewish leaders blast sale of Nazi memorabilia

European Jewish leaders blast sale of Nazi memorabilia

'Why are sales of fur and ivory banned, but auctioning Nazi memorabilia is permitted?' Items owned by Eva Braun, Hermann Goering up for saleArutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2021 16:34
Moving: Prayer for IDF soldiers in Moroccan synagogue

Moving: Prayer for IDF soldiers in Moroccan synagogue

Defense Minister Gantz visits ancient Rabat synagogue in Morocco during historic visit to Arab nation at peace with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2021 15:50
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: 'Vaccinate your children against COVID-19'

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: 'Vaccinate your children against COVID-19'

After meeting senior doctors, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, leading Lithuanian-haredi rabbi, tells parents to vaccinate children against COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2021 13:57
Are yeshivas which offer distance learning being disqualified?

Are yeshivas which offer distance learning being disqualified?

Education Ministry disqualifying yeshivas which employ distance learning, on claims of 'low attendance,' MK Maklev says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2021 12:10
'Disturbed' lead singer David Draiman to light candle at site of Hamas murder

'Disturbed' lead singer David Draiman to light candle at site of Hamas murder

Lead singer for hard-rock band announces he will visit Israel next week and light a candle at the site where Eliyahu Kay was murdered.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/11/2021 22:21
The Jewish Agency for Israel names new Director of Educational Innovation

The Jewish Agency for Israel names new Director of Educational Innovation

Rabbi Joe Schwartz named as new leader of Makom: The Israeli Education Lab.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/11/2021 15:30
'Under siege' from anti-Israel sentiment Chile’s Jews back rightist presidential candidate

'Under siege' from anti-Israel sentiment Chile’s Jews back rightist presidential candidate

Chilean Jews say they feel under ‘siege’ from anti-Israel sentiment, leading many to support rightist presidential candidate.Alan Grabinsky, JTA, 24/11/2021 08:06
Remains of 7 Jewish COVID-19 victims transferred from Morocco to Israel for reburial

Remains of 7 Jewish COVID-19 victims transferred from Morocco to Israel for reburial

Remains of seven Moroccan Jewish victims of COVID transferred from Casablanca to Israel for reburialShira Hanau, JTA, 24/11/2021 07:09
Einstein's notes on theory of relativity sold at record price in Paris auction

Einstein's notes on theory of relativity sold at record price in Paris auction

Albert Einstein's handwritten notes for theory of relativity fetch record $13 million at an auction in Paris.Elad Benari, 24/11/2021 04:36
Herzog awards posthumous Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Herzog awards posthumous Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

President Herzog on late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: He became a masterful articulator of the Jewish foundation of universal values.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/11/2021 02:05
Australian gov fires staffer behind pro-Hitler social media post

Australian gov fires staffer behind pro-Hitler social media post

New South Wales department of education staffer posted Hitler message on Jewish student union's Facebook page.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/11/2021 22:18
French resistance member Justus Rosenberg dies at 100

French resistance member Justus Rosenberg dies at 100

Rosenberg was member of resistance group which helped smuggle intellectuals out of Nazi-occupied Europe.Shira Hanau/JTA, 22/11/2021 17:32
Chaim Walder: I am innocent, my defense of victims made me many enemies

Chaim Walder: I am innocent, my defense of victims made me many enemies

Author responds to serious allegations made against him, alleges his defense of abuse victims led to a calculated campaign against him.Ido Ben Porat, 22/11/2021 11:15
Albert Einstein on life in the US: 'A tremendous degree of anti-Semitism exists here'

Albert Einstein on life in the US: 'A tremendous degree of anti-Semitism exists here'

Newly-revealed Einstein letter offers a glimpse of 'extreme anti-Semitism' in 1930s US academia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/11/2021 20:51
The Western Wall Heritage Foundation offer condolences over Eliyahu Kay's murder

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation offer condolences over Eliyahu Kay's murder

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation offer condolences to the bereaved family of former South African employee Eliyahu Kay.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/11/2021 14:46
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Chaim Walder is dangerous to society

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Chaim Walder is dangerous to society

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu denounces children's author. "Our conclusion not only based on the newspaper - we received very serious testimonies."Yehonatan Gottlieb, 21/11/2021 12:21
Teen accused of fatal Wisconsin shootings found not guilty

Teen accused of fatal Wisconsin shootings found not guilty

Jurors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, find Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts in connection to fatal shootings during last year’s unrest.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 19/11/2021 20:33
Matchmaking app for religious community partners with OU, now available in English

Matchmaking app for religious community partners with OU, now available in English

The app, which was developed by a JCT student, offers carefully curated matches to those in the community looking for love.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/11/2021 15:13
Rabbi Tovia Singer responds to Christian caller on ‘Son of Man’ prophecy in Book of Daniel

Rabbi Tovia Singer responds to Christian caller on ‘Son of Man’ prophecy in Book of Daniel

Rabbi Tovia Singer responds to Christian caller about ‘Son of Man’ prophecy in Daniel 7.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/11/2021 13:22
Nissim Black speaks with Yavilah McCoy

Nissim Black speaks with Yavilah McCoy

Nissim Black speaks to Yavilah McCoy, founder, CEO, and executive director of Dimensions Inc Consulting and founder of Ayeka.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/11/2021 12:48
Centuries-old Torah scroll retrieved from suspected Arab thief

Centuries-old Torah scroll retrieved from suspected Arab thief

Arab arrested after attempting to sell scroll for hundreds of thousands of shekels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/11/2021 09:48
Buy this Catskills bungalow colony and own a piece of the 'Borscht Belt'

Buy this Catskills bungalow colony and own a piece of the 'Borscht Belt'

With Catskills summer camps becoming increasingly popular among Orthodox community, a Catskills bungalow colony has gone up for sale.Lisa Keys, JTA, 17/11/2021 10:41
Author Chaim Walder's books removed from Brooklyn store

Author Chaim Walder's books removed from Brooklyn store

Eicher's bookstore will no longer sell books by Chaim Walder - even though they were bestsellers. 'Crucial step in protecting our children.'Ido Ben Porat, 17/11/2021 08:52
Orthodox Union's Rabbi Moshe Elefant: 'Kosher is hot in the US'

Orthodox Union's Rabbi Moshe Elefant: 'Kosher is hot in the US'

With kosher more popular than ever, Arutz Sheva spoke to the Orthodox Union's Rabbi Moshe Elefant about kosher food in the US and in Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 16/11/2021 22:56
Summarizing an eyeopening visit to Judea and Samaria

Summarizing an eyeopening visit to Judea and Samaria

Arutz Sheva speaks to Jack Gindy, one of the leaders of the Syrian Jewish Community in Brooklyn about his recent trip to Judea and Samaria.Yoni Kempinski, 16/11/2021 03:07
Shaked: Anti-Semitism on campus is getting worse

Shaked: Anti-Semitism on campus is getting worse

Interior Minister meets WJC Pres. Ronald Lauder, discusses Iran nuclear threat, anti-Semitism in the US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2021 21:59
Australian state minister calls for banning of Islamist group

Australian state minister calls for banning of Islamist group

Video of May 2021 rally by Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia containing threats against the Jewish community leads to calls for group to be banned.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2021 18:48
Muslim groom who deceived Brooklyn woman speaks out

Muslim groom who deceived Brooklyn woman speaks out

'Pains me that I lied to Chabad.' Lebanese man admits he posed as Jew, but says he wants to move to Israel and convert to Judaism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/11/2021 18:25
High-level events to celebrate 500 years of a Jewish presence in Mexico

High-level events to celebrate 500 years of a Jewish presence in Mexico

Israeli Amb: "Mexico is probably one of the few countries in the world where Jews can openly and fearlessly express their Judaism"Arutz Sheva, 14/11/2021 16:33
 The Israeli embassy promotes Kosher and Israeli food

The Israeli embassy promotes Kosher and Israeli food

Store manager of Israel's embassy in the US explains how he had a part to play in providing the stranded PM with bourekas for Shabbat.Yoni Kempinski, 14/11/2021 15:01