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Israel's former chief rabbi dies of coronavirus

Jerusalem - Israel's former chief rabbi Eliahou Bakshi-Doron, who was known for promoting interfaith dialogue, died Sunday of the new coronavirus, the Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem said.

Former Israeli chief rabbi sentenced to jail for graft

Jerusalem - Former Israeli chief rabbi Yona Metzger, convicted of taking more than $1.9 million in bribes, fraud and obstructing justice, was sentenced Thursday to serve four-and-a-half years in jail, court officials said.

Palestinian killed in exchange of fire with Israeli army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian man accused of killing an Israeli rabbi died in an exchange of fire with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the military said.

Rabbi saves sacred document as fire guts historic N.J. synagogue

New Brunswick - The longtime rabbi of a historic New Jersey synagogue rushed through the burning building Friday afternoon to save the congregation's most-precious parchment scroll, just before the roof collapsed.

D.C. rabbi arrested, accused of video recording women in shower

Washington - A prominent rabbi in Washington D.C has been arrested, accused of installing a hidden camera in a women’s restroom at the National Capital Mikvah.

Outrage in Germany sparks solidarity rallies after Rabbi attacked

Berlin - One-thousand Germans rallied in support of a Rabbi, viciously assaulted in Berlin in front of his 6-year old daughter, and to protest against anti-Semitism.

German rabbi faces criminal charges for performing circumcision

Cologne - A German rabbi faces criminal charges for performing a ritual circumcision after a doctor claimed the rabbi inflicted physical harm during a ritual brit milah.

Mass rally against rabbis' letter in Jerusalem Special

Jerusalem - Hundreds of people took to the streets of Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon to protest against rabbis who invited Israelis to not sell or rent apartments to non-Jewish people.

Did a rabbi's curse cause the death of a Jewish millionaire?

New York - Many people are speculating that a Jewish millionaire died because a rabbi had applied a pulsa diNura (death curse) to the man after an alleged dispute between the two. Could this be the cause of death?

Israeli rabbi arrested for allegedly raping underage girls

Jerusalem - A rabbi from the Hod HaSharon region in Israel has been arrested and was accused of raping underage girls. The rabbi offered advice and family counselling to the girls and their families.

First Female African American Rabbi Considers Herself Lucky

The ordination of Alysa Stanton, 45, America's first-ever female African-American rabbi, occurred on June 6. She considers herself honored but not exceptional, and focuses on being a rabbi first.

NYC Rabbi Found Guilty of Molesting His Own Daughter

It's been a scene in a Brooklyn Federal Courtroom for the past few weeks. A Rabbi, a revered Yeshiva school teacher was on trial for allegedly sexually abusing his daughter over seven years. He was found guilty Wednesday, much to his daughter's relief.

Dutch Jewish medical centre shot at, synagogue firebombed

Two 9mm bullet holes were found in the security glass of two front windows of the Dutch Jewish Sinai Centre for the mentally-handicapped on 4 February. This follows two recent firebombing incidents at an Amsterdam synagogue and an adjacent auction house.

Fears of islamic youths disrupting Dutch holocaust memorial day

There is widespread fear that the annual Dutch Auschwitz commemorations in Amsterdam will be disrupted by anti-Jewish demonstrations this Sunday. And Dutch prime minister Balkenende has invited islamic organisations to participate in the memorial service.

Brooklyn-Raised Rabbi Killed During Mumbai Violence

It has been confirmed that the rabbi who was speaking to the Israeli consultant when the lines went dead at Chabad Lubavitch was killed along with his wife. Their infant son was rescued by his nanny.

Bus Matzo Oven Shut Down

Officials bar Rabbi's matzo-making bus

Rabbi reaches out with YouTube videos

For the Jewish holiday of Purim, Rabbi Benjy Brackman will don his traditional costume and recite the religious message he has written and memorized in front of a video recorder. Now, instead of going to synagogue, all you need is an internet connection.

The Reckless Rabbi

Have you ever been driving and find yourself passing what looks to be an unmarked police car, only to have him flash on some lights and pass people, ever wonder what emergency they're going to?

Rabbi gets hate mail over airport Christmas trees; Chabad says Trees can come back

A local rabbi is receiving hate mail and angry phone calls after Seattle airport officials took down its Christmas trees in response to his request to include a giant Menorah in the airport's holiday decorations, his lawyer said on Monday.

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A Rabbi is lighting all the nine candles of a huge Menorah situated at Jaffa Gate for the last day of Hanukkah 2010. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio

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