The lawsuit filed in federal court is aimed at stopping Chabad of Irvine’s kapparot ceremony, a pre-Yom Kippur ritual in which a chicken is swung by its legs and then slaughtered.
From hot chocolate to chickpea soup to melon seed milk, here are some unexpected holiday traditions from an array of countries.
Why the Jewish New Year inspires feelings of longing for secular expats living in America.
A frost in the Calabria region, which some believe produces the best world's best etrogs, wiped out 90 percent of this year's yield, hiking prices and creating supply challenges.
Nearly 2,000 couples have signed the agreement since its inception two years ago, the Tzohar rabbinical organization said on Tu b'Av, the Jewish Day of Love.
Two congregations have been fighting in court over who owns Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island.
Though all the teachers at Meor Manhattan are Orthodox, the organization attracts a crowd of largely secular young Jewish professionals.
If their credentials aren't in question, North American rabbis ask, why did Israel's religious authorities list their names at all?
Many Orthodox rabbis sympathize with what they call the Chief Rabbinate's effort to safeguard traditional Jewish law.
Westerbork contained a large hospital with operating rooms and a soccer team -- amenities the Germans used to calm the inmates before shipping them off to be murdered.