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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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News Briefs
 

U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

Posted on: April 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Two major obstacles have kept Israel from joining the program: Allegations by U.S. officials that Israel has discriminated against Arab- and Muslim-Americans seeking entry, and a proliferation of young Israelis traveling to the United States as tourists and then working illegally.

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Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

Posted on: April 18th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

A Lebanese man who was arrested in Thailand on suspicion of belonging to Hezbollah admitted to targeting Israelis, Thai media reported.

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Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

Posted on: April 18th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

On Friday afternoon, Syrian fighter jets hit opposition/rebel targets and villages on the Syrian side of the Ramat HaGolan (Golan Heights), in the Quneitra region. Large pillars of smoke are seen rising from struck areas. Quneitra is the site of an official crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan. IAF jets were sent out […]

Rabbi Stav spoke after the visiting head of the Reform movement, Reform Rabbi (nebech) Rick Jacobs, had told the Knesset forum that Reform and Conservative Jews outnumber and outweigh the Orthodox.
 

Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

Posted on: April 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

As Rabbi Stav said, "You’re free to think what you want. But do you want me to recognize Chelsea Clinton’s child as a Jew?"

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Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

Posted on: April 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelIsraeli Arabs

Following intelligence reports of further expected Arab rioting and violence on the Temple Mount today, the police have placed restrictions on Muslim entry to the Jewish holy site, according to a report on Arutz-7. Entry will be limited to Muslims over the age of 50, and women, also they must be Israeli citizens or residency […]

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Aaronovitch and Police
 

No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

Posted on: April 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

PA President Abbas's refusal to publicly condemn the terror attack that killed Baruch Mizrachi is putting a damper on the parade.

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Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

Posted on: April 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The Shas political party, founded and run by the late Rav Ovadia Yosef, has a appointed a new spiritual leader, according to a Galei Tzahal report. The rabbi chosen to replace Harav Ovadia and be the new president of the party’s Council of Torah Sages is Rabbi Shalom Cohen. Aryeh Deri is the political leader […]

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Flyers ordered Jews to appear at a designated location in Ukraine, in Sept., 1941. The next day, the Jews lined up at the Babi Yar Ravine.
 

‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

Posted on: April 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

In 1941, the Jews of Kiev received a similar leaflet. When they showed up the next day, more than 34,000 were murdered.

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South Florida teen stabbed in high school gym.
 

Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

Posted on: April 17th, 2014

News & ViewsUSFlorida

Teen stabbed in South Florida high school.

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Arab road terrorists often use huge boulders to create obstacle courses in the road to slow down drivers -- and then hurl huge rocks at their hapless victims in the hope of murdering them.
 

4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

Posted on: April 17th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Four Israeli citizens were hurt Thursday in a road terror attack near Tekoa in Gush Etzion.

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Arab rioters hurl objects at Israeli security personnel who use pepper spray to quell the violence emanating from the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount.
 

Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

Posted on: April 17th, 2014

News & ViewsIslamists

Israel Police closed access to the Temple Mount to Jews and other non-Muslims on Thursday due to Arab violence.

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Text of anti-Semitic flyer distributed to Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine on Passover 2014.
 

Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

Posted on: April 17th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine this week were ordered to “register” themselves and their assets.

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US Special Envoy Martin Indyk, Secy of State John Kerry, at a special briefing. (archive)
 

Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

Posted on: April 17th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Martin Indyk is on his way back to the region to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

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Baruch Mizrachi Funeral
 

Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Hundreds attended the funeral of Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi, who was slain by terrorists on Passover eve.

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The interior of the El Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba, Tunisia, in 2009.
 

Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A local Jewish merchant was stabbed Monday on the island of Djerba.

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Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The Israeli hi-tech company Matrix has announced it is opening a “massive training center” in Nanjing, China.

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Men who are Kohanim -- members of the priestly caste -- spread their prayer shawls in preparation for the benediction of the Jewish Nation at the Western Wall.
 

Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolidays

Rabbis have been busy with preparations for the traditional Birkat Kohanim, Priestly Blessing, set for Thursday.

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Blue Valley High School, Overland Park, Kansas, the school attended by 14-year-old shooting victim Reat Griffin Underwood.
 

Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The suspect charged in the pre-Passover shooting deaths of three people outside two Kansas Jewish centers is a known white supremacist.

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Hundreds came to the Bangkok Chabad House Passover seder this year.
 

Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

More than 400 people sat down at the first seder this year at the Chabad House of Bangkok, Thailand.

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President Obama’s Passover Statement

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

The following is President Obama’s statement on Passover (April 14, 2014). As he has in the past, the President held an official Passover Seder at the White House. Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Passover in the United States, in Israel, and around the world. On Tuesday, just as we […]

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