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Israel’s Controversial Plastic Bag Law Delayed

November 27, 2014 - 8:54 AM
 
IDF Selects First Female Commander of Navy Ship

November 27, 2014 - 7:21 AM
 
3 Gazans Caught in Israel

November 27, 2014 - 6:42 AM
 
Israelis Donate Masses of Hair to Cancer Patients

November 27, 2014 - 3:32 AM
 
Israel’s 2014 Cruise Ship Tourist Numbers Affected By… Operation Pillar of Defense

November 26, 2014 - 11:45 PM
 
Heart Surgery for US Supreme Ct Justice Ginsburg

November 26, 2014 - 11:36 PM
 
Shas: For 0% VAT on Basic Goods, We’ll Join Coalition

November 26, 2014 - 9:10 PM
 
Arab Charged with 3 Arson Attempts at Hadassah Hospital, Where He Worked

November 26, 2014 - 8:37 PM
 
The Hidden Reason the United States Won’t Release Pollard.

November 26, 2014 - 5:30 PM
 
Wife of Har Nof Terrorist to Lose Residency and Financial Privileges

November 26, 2014 - 4:02 PM
 
IDF to Stop Persecution of Observant Soldiers With Beards

November 26, 2014 - 2:41 PM
 
Likud Proposes Multipoint Plan to Fight Arab Terrorism in Israel

November 26, 2014 - 12:20 PM
 
Kinneret Rises 3.5 Centimeters in Overnight Rain

November 26, 2014 - 11:28 AM
 
Swiss Philanthropists Rewarding Citizens Who Stop Terror Attacks

November 26, 2014 - 11:21 AM
 
Released for Publication: Netanel Arami Murdered in Terror Attack

November 26, 2014 - 11:13 AM
 
Egged Bus Hits 3 Arabs, 1 Dead

November 26, 2014 - 10:59 AM
 
Fake Bomb Planted Near Shavei Shomron

November 26, 2014 - 10:28 AM
 
ISIS ‘Prince’ of Iraq’s Anbar Province Killed

November 26, 2014 - 10:02 AM
 
Ferguson Fuels Unrest in America But Israel is Blamed

November 26, 2014 - 9:12 AM
 
MK Yuli Edelstein Tells Chabad Rabbis Why He ‘Lost It’ Over Tefillin

November 26, 2014 - 7:15 AM
 
Turkish Legislator Pens Bill Naming Israel Terrorist State

November 26, 2014 - 7:09 AM
 
ISIS Stones to Death Two Gay Men

November 26, 2014 - 6:20 AM
 
Israel’s Recognition of Aramean Nationality Empowers Arameans Worldwide In Demand For Rights

November 26, 2014 - 5:48 AM
 
Pro-Hezbollah Singer Arrested for Incitement in Lebanon

November 26, 2014 - 1:30 AM
 
Thousands at Memorial for Jerusalem’s Har Nof Massacre Victims

November 26, 2014 - 12:39 AM
 
European Parliament Puts Off ‘Palestine’ Vote – For now

November 26, 2014 - 12:11 AM
 
Pro-ISIS Group Says ‘Use Ferguson Flames to Fuel Terror in America’

November 25, 2014 - 11:26 PM
 
Police Confirm: Old City Attack was Planned Ambush

November 25, 2014 - 9:16 PM
 
Additional Security for MK Tzipi Hotovely

November 25, 2014 - 8:33 PM
 
Work Accident or Mistaken Identity? Arab Car Destroyed by Firebomb, 3 Injured

November 25, 2014 - 8:13 PM
 
Major Rainstorm to Hit Israel

November 25, 2014 - 7:13 PM
 
Eichmann Trial Documents Found in Trash to be Auctioned

November 25, 2014 - 6:22 PM
 
And the Only US State Without a Chabad Is…

November 25, 2014 - 6:18 PM
 
Palestinian Authority TV Blames ‘Occupation’ for Killing Har Nof ‘Martyrs’ [video]

November 25, 2014 - 6:10 PM
 
Dutch Say No to “Palestine”

November 25, 2014 - 6:04 PM
 
Police Chief: Think of 1 Billion Muslims and Don’t Pray on Temple Mount

November 25, 2014 - 5:32 PM
 
Netanyahu Wants to Discriminate against Terrorists

November 25, 2014 - 2:31 PM
 
President Rivlin Bans Performance of Singer because of Anti-Arab Song

November 25, 2014 - 1:38 PM
 
Feiglin Bans Arab MK from Podium for Calling Him ‘Fascist’

November 25, 2014 - 12:57 PM
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Interviews and Profiles
Prof. Stephen Norwood
 

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

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There’s also the issue of accusing the Jews of being excessively materialistic and exploitative of non-Jews. You see a lot of that in far-left propaganda – that the Jews are overwhelmingly concentrated in the petty bourgeoisie, which in itself is an archaic class form, and thrives on tricking people and squeezing money out of them through illicit methods of trade.

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Posted on: January 31st, 2014

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She wrote about everything in a woman's world, from kids to husbands, and feelings including pain and grief. Writing her book, at least in my opinion, was an incredibly brave statement, one that exposed a truth that must be told.

Photo credits Yissachar Ruas and Nava Finkelman
 

Posted on: January 31st, 2014

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He didn’t start the fire either, but Solomon’s parodies and adaptations have been igniting the Jewish spark in hundreds of thousands of Jews worldwide.

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Ben Zion Shenker (Photo courtesy of Milken Archive of Jewish Music)
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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Recently dubbed “the greatest living figure of chassidic music” by NPR, Shenker still composes several new pieces every year. He is currently recording an album of some of his Haggadah compositions, which he hopes will be out before Pesach.

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Posted on: January 24th, 2014

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Thousands of women and girls who have heard Rachel Factor's story have been inspired.

Dr. Jonathan Schanzer
 

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

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Schanzer, who holds a doctorate from King’s College London, is currently vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and has testified before Congress on Middle East affairs on several occasions.

Michael Behar is fighting the good fight for Israel from Seattle.
 

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

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The universities and the local progressive culture make Pacific Northwest a hotbed of Israel hatred.

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Rabbi Perry Tirschwell
 

Posted on: January 1st, 2014

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We want to hire couples who are going to reach out to singles to become their spiritual leaders and introduce them to someone of the opposite gender because there’s a lot of casual relationships but not nearly enough serious dating going on. This generation – even if they had rebbeim in yeshiva or seminary – they’re not connected anymore. There isn’t really anyone looking out for them at this point.

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Posted on: December 27th, 2013

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As time went on, he lagged behind in the usual milestones of walking and talking.

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Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
 

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

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All these polls asked either “Do you agree that Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians?” or, alternatively, “Do you agree Israel behaves toward the Palestinians like the Nazis do?”

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Allison Josephs being interviewed at Jew in the City’s second annual “Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All-Stars” awards evening.
(Photo credit: Elan Kornblum/Great Kosher Restaurants)
 

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

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Filling two vacuums at once – one of Orthodox women taking a more public role and a second of Modern Orthodox Jews demonstrating the merits of religious Jewish practice – Allison Josephs has transformed her sweet and engaging webisodes and blog into a larger force. Jew in the City is now a franchise.

William Helmreich
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2013

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For his latest book, City College’s William Helmreich walked 120,960 blocks – in other words, nearly every block of New York’s five boroughs.

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Posted on: December 1st, 2013

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An unlikely collaboration between a Russian Israeli and a Spanish Moroccan has produce films showcasing a variety of general and American Jewish causes.

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Rabbi Moshe Meiselman
 

Posted on: November 27th, 2013

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"Toras Hashem temimah” – The Torah, in all aspects, is perfect and complete. It need not bend or comply with any other system. In fact, since the Torah is the blueprint according to which the universe was created, other systems should be judged by their agreement with the Torah.

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The twin brothers, Eli Chaim and Shlomo Carlebach, rowing on a summer vacation in the Catskill Mountains, probably summer 1948. Courtesy of Hadassa Carlebach and Sheina Carlebach Berkowitz.
 

Posted on: November 21st, 2013

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On February 4, 1939, Rabbi Naphtali boarded the RMS Queen Mary from Southampton, England, and arrived in New York on February 9. Shortly thereafter, the rest of the Carlebach family set sail on the Queen Mary on March 18 and arrived in New York on March 23, 1939.

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Aharon Karov
 

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

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Twenty-seven-year-old IDF Lieutenant (res.) Aharon Karov completed the New York City Marathon earlier this month, less than five years after an explosion in Gaza left him near death.

Rabbi Genack and President Clinton (Photo by Robert Cumins)
 

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

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Rabbi Genack first met Clinton at a fundraiser in New Jersey in 1992. “At the time,” Rabbi Genack recalls, “there was a lot of discussion about President Bush’s lack of vision, so when I introduced Governor Clinton I said, quoting a pasuk from Mishlei, ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’ Clinton liked the remarks and said, ‘You know what? I might use that in my acceptance speech at the convention.’ He did, and ever since Rabbi Genack and Clinton have been friends.

Rev. John and Diana Hagee
 

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

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I love being in Jerusalem. The first time I visited the Holy City and the Western Wall I was filled with overwhelming joy. God is everywhere, but I feel his presence especially strongly in Jerusalem.

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Posted on: October 18th, 2013

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In 1989, when Ethiopia and Israel agreed to restore the diplomatic relations that had been broken off by Ethiopia in 1973, thousands of Ethiopian Jews (aka Beta Israel) flooded to Addis Ababa. A year later, Dr. Hodes, an observant Jew from Long Island, N.Y., was hired by the JDC to be the medical director in Ethiopia and oversee their care. The original six-week contract was to morph into nearly twenty-three years...and Hodes is still counting.

Professor Sarah Bunin Beno
 

Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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An Interview with Professor Sarah Bunin Benor.

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