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Head of IDF Human Resources Major General Orna Barbibay.

IDF HR Chief: Although Half of Israel’s Youth Don’t Enlist, the Army Remains the...

5 Elul 5772 – August 23, 2012
About half of recruitment-age Israeli youths do not enlist, said Head of IDF Human Resources, Major General Orna Barbibay on Wednesday. But despite this reluctance to serve, she argued that "the IDF is the only melting pot I know," adding, "and even if the connection is partial, the Army still introduces different segments of the populations to each other, enabling them to perform the essential task of national security."

Torah Scrolls Returned to Polish Village

Two Torah scrolls, one complete and one incomplete, were found in Poland's Sokolow Podlaski district. The Torah scrolls found Aug. 20 are believed to have...

French Rabbi Receives Threat to ‘Punish’ Jews for Complaining

The chief rabbi of Lyon, Richard Wertenschlag, has received a letter threatening to "punish a Jew for every complaint the Jews make on TV." The...

Martin Indyk: U.S. Thought Israel Was Going to Attack in Spring

In an interview with former US ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk on Galei Tzahal radio Thursday morning, Indyk stated that the US was expecting...

White Sox Jewish Third Baseman Will Play for Israel at World Baseball Classic

Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis said he will play for Israel at the World Baseball Classic. Youkilis told Israel Sports Radio Wednesday that...
If you find yourself in Rogers Park, Chicago, and can't figure out where to get kosher food…

Hungry on the Road? Your Smart Phone Knows the Best Kosher Places

5 Elul 5772 – August 22, 2012
"Kosher Near Me" is a smartphone software application ("app") that will allow you to find kosher food pretty much wherever you are.

Planned August 24 Mass Protest to Impeach Morsy, Terminate Muslim Brotherhood

A major rally is planned for August 24 to protest against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsy.
Neztach Yehuda Battalion soldiers.

IDF Soldiers Complain: Haredi Soldiers Received $5,000 Each in Illegal Grants

On Tuesday, soldiers in the IDF Kfir brigade sent a letter to the office of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz complaining about discrimination between soldiers serving in the Haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion and other soldiers in the brigade, Walla reports. According to the soldiers’ claims it appears that recently soldiers serving in the Haredi battalion each received a grant of $5,000 from an American philanthropist.
Ichilov Hospital Director, Professor Gabi Barbash, under attack for profiling tuberculosis patients.

PC Kills: 11 Hospital Staff Members Contract Tuberculosis from African Illegals

It appears that the staff members contracted the disease from African patients.
Traffic control sign being tested at the exit of the Mt. Carmel tunnel. Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav thinks of using the tunnels as bomb shelters.

Mt. Carmel Tunnels to Be Used as Bomb Shelters Should Iran Attack

"No one so far has been able to tell me how much oxygen would be required for, say, 30 or 40 thousand people."
The visiting Polish Jews at the Kotel on Monday.

25 Poles Who Discovered They Are Jewish to Study In Israel

25 young Polish Jews, many of whom have only recently discovered their Jewish roots, arrived in Israel on Monday for a special seminar organized by Shavei Israel, an organization that aims to strengthen the connection between descendants of Jews and the State of Israel & the Jewish people. The participants, between the ages of 18-35, most of whom were raised Catholic, came from cities like Krakow, Katowice, Warsaw, Przemysl and Gdansk. For many it marks their first time visiting Israel.

Reform, Conservative Rabbis for Obama List Tops 600

More than 600 rabbis have joined a campaign initiative called Rabbis for Obama. The rabbis represent themselves and not individual synagogues or organizations, according to...

US Seizes $150 Million of Hezbollah Funds

U.S. authorities announced the seizure of $150 million allegedly linked to a money-laundering scheme by the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah. The Lebanese Canadian Bank and...
Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger

Israel’s Chief Rabbi in Germany to Help Resolve Circumcision Crisis

A rabbi in Bavaria, Germany, has been slapped with criminal charges of committing bodily harm, in the first known case to arise from an anti-circumcision ruling.
Former Shas minister Shlomo Benizri kissing the hand of Shas siritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

Rav Ovadia Yosef Holds in his Hands the Fate of Israel’s Attack on Iran

4 Elul 5772 – August 21, 2012
The final say on whether or not Israel will go it alone against Iran's nuclear facilities depends on the two architects of that plan, and on the IAF which will carry it out. It will also depend on the Obama Administration and on whether or not the Saudis and the Gulf states will give their tacit approval. But that same decision will also depend on the approval of a 92-year-old Sefardi Rabbi from Jerusalem, whose thumbs-up or down could kill the plan or give it life.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Adelson Gives $500,000 to Shmuley Boteach Super PAC

Boteach: "I treasure the Adelsons’ support. They have been dear friends for a long time and were among the earliest backers of my campaign. Not only are they heroes in the Jewish community for their mega-philanthropy, but they are among the most generous and sophisticated political donors in the country...This donation is a game changer.”

Rabbi Charged with Illegal Circumcision in Germany

Criminal assault charges have been filed against the rabbi of the Jewish community in oberfränkischen Hof, Rabbi David Goldberg, for circumcision for religious reasons....
Scientology Center, Tel Aviv

Victim of Scientology Recites his Plight as Church’s New Tel-Aviv Center Is Inaugurated

The new, renovated Scientology Center opened in Tel Aviv. IDF Radio interviewed a man who said his family fell apart when his wife joined the Church of Scientology.

Israeli Embassy Evacuated in Dublin

The online Irish website, TheJournal, reports that the Israeli embassy in Dublin was evacuated early Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious package was discovered. An army...
Chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.

Taliban Missile Hits Gen. Dempsey’s Plane in Afghanistan

The Taliban fired rockets into the American Bagram Air Field outside Kabul in Afghanistan Monday night, damaging the plane serving the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. The general was out on a visit at the time of the hit, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said on Tuesday. Two maintenance workers were lightly harmed by shrapnel from the two rockets, coalition spokesman Jamie Graybeal said.

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