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How Much Is Netanyahu Worth?

10 Elul 5772 – August 28, 2012
Following the minor storm that erupted on Monday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request to rearrange his portfolio which is in a blind trust—a request he eventually rescinded—Forbes Israel decided to dig into that portfolio, to find out how rich is Bibi. It turns out he's not crazy rich, and incidentally, close to half of the Netanyahus wealth is invested in their penthouse in the affluent neighborhood of Rechavia in downtown Jerusalem, and a villa in Caesaria.

Stabbing Attack in Binyamin

A Jewish civilian was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist near Ma'aleh Levonah. A group of residents from the town of Ma'aleh Levonah went down near...

Rabbi Asher Lopatin to Succeed Rabbi Avi Weiss at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Rabbi Asher Lopatin of Chicago is set to succeed Rabbi Avi Weiss next year at the helm of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the Modern Orthodox...

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik to Offer Opening Invocation at Republican Convention

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik is scheduled to deliver the opening invocation at the Republican National Convention. “It is an extraordinary privilege to deliver an invocation at...

Why US Ambassador Condemned IDF Probe, Boosting ISM’s Rachel Corrie Myth

It turns out, the ambassador's position appears to simply be the opinion of Rachel Corrie's parents, the plaintiffs in the case against the government of Israel.

Israel’s New Reality: 52% of All Preschoolers Are Religious

10 Elul 5772 – August 27, 2012
On Monday morning, approximately two million children started the new school year 5773 in preschools and schools across the country.

Netanyahu: Efrat and Gush Etzion ‘will always be part of the State of Israel’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked the opening day of the school year telling students in Efrat that Efrat and Gush Etzion will always remain part of Israel.

Prime Minister Shifts Own Financial Portfolio on Eve of Possible Iran Strike

The committee for permits in the state comptroller’s office has allowed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on August 15 – at his own request – to make changes in his investment portfolio, both overseas and locally. The request comes in the wake of threats by the PM to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities in the near future. But it appears that Netanyahu's financial move was done in full transparency and in complete adherence with legal procedure.

Israeli Rabbis Prove Religion Works Better than Diplomacy in the Middle East

A small group of religious Jews accomplished what Israel's foreign ministry could not in 3 years of attempted diplomacy - namely, to meet with representatives from the Turkish government and attempt to heal the Turkey-Israel rift. From August 15 - 17, Shas MK Nissim Ze'ev, Shas deputy finance minister Yitzchak Cohen, the chief Rabbi of Geneva, Professor Mordechai Kedar of Bar Ilan University and other leaders met with no less than twenty Turkish parliamentarians.

Uniformed Haredi Soldier Kicked Out of his Shul

He was told that since he was wearing the uniform of the “Army of the Zionist State,” he was not permitted to enter the shul.

Migron Outpost Residents Say They Will Stay Put Until Court Hearing

Residents of Migron said they will not leave the Samarian outpost until the Israeli Supreme Court rules on a request to halt their evacuation.

Cabinet Secretary, Dignitaries Attempt to Strengthen Migron Residents

Cabinet Secretary Zvi Hauser arrived in the last hour to visit the new neighborhood established to accommodate the residents of Migron who are slated to be evicted from their homes today following a Supreme Court hearing.

16th Century Ladino Women’s Siddur Reissued in Hebrew

A 500-year-old Sephardi women’s prayer book is being reissued in Hebrew.

Hadassah Foundation Awards 13 Bat Mitzvah-Year Mini-Grants

The Hadassah Foundation announced 13 mini-grants for organizations serving Jewish young people in 11 states.

Estonian gas company apologizes for using Auschwitz in ad

An Estonian gas company apologized for using a photo of Auschwitz in its advertising.

Three Detained 12-13 Year-Olds Deny Firebombing Arab Taxi

Three young residents of the Gush Etzion community of Bat Ayin, aged 12-13, were on Sunday on suspicion of involvement with the Molotov cocktail incident that took place a week and a half ago. Jewish residents of the Gush Etzion region noted that rocks and firebombs are frequently thrown at Jewish cars in the area in which the firebomb was thrown. “The determination that Jews threw the firebomb is hasty and most irresponsible,” say residents of the area.

Jury Said Hotel Owner Is Anti-Semitic, But She Insists: ‘Some of My Best Friends...

8 Elul 5772 – August 26, 2012
The Santa Monica hotel owner claims she never did or said the things the jury determined she did.

Rav Ovadia Yosef: We Must Pray for the Destruction of Iran

Rav Ovadia Yosef said on Saturday night that we should focus specifically on Iran, and say, "May the good Lord obliterate them, destroy them…"

Rockets Hits Sderot Industrial Zone

At 9:05 AM, a barrage of 2 rockets hit Sderot, and hit two factory grounds in the industrial park. One of the rockets, hit a...

Tzohar Launches Campaign to Improve Israeli Rabbinate, Rabbinic Services

Among the items that Tzohar is calling for will be to elect new rabbinical court judges who would be more open to the needs of the general public, not just the religiously observant sectors; and new guidelines for managing the marriage, divorce and conversion processes in Israel – three areas that have been particularly alienating to secular Israelis.

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