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Daily Archives: July 21, 2021

Representatives of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel deliver a kashrut certificate to a local restaurant, in central Jerusalem, on Dec. 31, 2019. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate up in arms over kashrut reform plan

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate announced on Tuesday that it plans to fight a reform seeking to strip it of its absolute authority to award businesses kashrut certificates. The reform, announced by Israeli Religious Services Minister Matan...
COVID-19 tests being administered at a drive-through complex in Jerusalem, on July 20, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Several existing drugs may be effective against COVID-19

New research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem suggests that several existing drugs should be studied as potential treatments for COVID-19. Professor Isaiah Arkin of HU’s Department of Biological Chemistry and his team...
Yair Lapid speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset on July 5, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90

Lapid to CUFI conference: Israel grateful for unequivocal support during Gaza conflict

In a video address to the 2021 summit of Christians United for Israel, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Monday expressed his appreciation to the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States for their...
U.N. peacekeepers at the border between Israel and Lebanon, July 20, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Is Hamas now firing rockets from Lebanon?

The two Grad rockets launched at northern Israel early on Tuesday from southern Lebanon were likely fired by Hamas as part of its attempt to respond to tensions in Jerusalem and clashes between Israeli police and...
The store sign at Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury, Vt., home to full-service Scoop Shop guided factory tour and gift shop. Credit: Jay Yuan/Shutterstock.

Ben & Jerry’s boycott ripples through Jewish world, mixed with legal threats

The fallout over the decision by Ben & Jerry’s to no longer sell its products in what the company calls “occupied Palestinian territory,” which includes parts of Jerusalem, immediately rippled throughout the Jewish world, with Israel’s...