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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
 

Newly Installed Kerry talks to Netanyahu, Abbas

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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Secretary of State John Kerry, fresh off his confirmation, spoke with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Also over the weekend, two top State Department officials dealing with Iran’s nuclear threat said they would be stopping in Israel during overseas visits, and IDF chief of staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, was visiting Chairman of the Joint […]

 

Rights Lawyers Want Court to Stop NYPD Surveillance of Muslims

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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Civil rights lawyers are not buying the New York Police Department’s claim that surveillance of Muslims helps fight terrorism, and they have filed suit in a federal court to seek an order to end the practice. The lawyers claim that a 1985 agreement restricts surveillance of Muslims in mosques as well as in restaurants and […]

 

New Blood Infusion for Opening of 19th Knesset

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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The 19th Knesset opens Tuesday with new blood and totally different faces that may change Israel’s wildest tragic-comedy show into a more serious parliament. More than one third of the Knesset is comprised of new legislators, the most prominent being Naftali Bennett, leader of Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home), and Yair Lapid, chairman of the Future […]

 

New Kosher Restaurant Slated for Lower East Side

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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A major orthodox Jewish New York developer wants to open up a new Jewish Lower East Side kosher restaurant to replace the old Schildkraut Vegetarian Restaurant at 171 East Broadway. Michael Bolla’s business partner Ron Castellano has spent $1.5 million to restore the building and is looking for an investor-partner to operate the new kosher […]

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‘Mayor Ed Koch Subway Station’ in his Former District

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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New York City will rename a subway station in memory of Edward Koch, the three-term mayor who died last week. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) will announce Monday that the station at East 77th Street and Lexington Avenue will be renamed the Mayor Ed Koch Subway Station, the Associated Press reported. Koch represented the “Silk […]

 

McCain Solves Iran’s Missing Link: Ahmadinejad Is a Monkey

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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Sen. John McCain has tweeted what every rational journalist wanted to write Monday: “So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn’t he just there last week?” McCain was referring to Iran’s dubious claim that it sent a monkey into space, but the noble values of a fellow Republican Congressman, an Arab-American, prompted […]

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Ed Koch: Fiercely Jewish But Buried in a Churchyard

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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He explained at the time that he could not bear the idea that his body would have to leave New York City. "This is my home, the idea of having to go to New Jersey was so distressing to me."

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Mechina boys learning with Rav Dovid Abrahomovitz (L.)
 

The Frum Student’s Alternative to Yeshiva in Israel

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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A mechina is based on traditional Torah learning, but it also dedicates a significant chunk of its curriculum to developing Torah-based leadership skills and real-life tools outside of the classroom

 

British Judge Accepts N.Y. Beth Din’s Divorce Ruling

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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A British judge reportedly has accepted a U.S. rabbinical court’s ruling in a dispute between a haredi Orthodox man and his ex-wife.

 

100 Imams to Commemorate Holocaust near Paris

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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Some 100 imams will commemorate the Holocaust at a memorial monument near Paris. Monday’s event is planned for Drancy, a suburb of the French capital where tens of thousands of Jews were confined in 1942 before being transported to extermination camps during the German Nazi occupation, according to a report in the French daily Le Figaro. The paper called […]

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Archbishop Equates Criticism of Church with ‘Pogrom Sentiment’

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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German Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller is in hot water with German politicians for stating that “targeted discrimination campaigns” against Catholic church positions on ordination of women and of homosexual relationships sometimes reminded him of a “pogrom sentiment.” “Targeted discreditation campaigns against the Catholic Church in North America and also here in Europe have led to […]

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Ahmadinejad Wants to Be Astronaut and Prove He Is in Outer Space

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is ready to Iran’s first human astronaut, according to his regime’s official media outlet, only two days after Western media cast doubt on whether Iran actually sent a monkey into space, as it claimed. The Islamic Republic News Agency, quoted by the Associated Press, said that Ahmadinejad is willing to sacrifice […]

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PA Negotiator Finally Agrees ‘Peace Talks’ are Lunacy

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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The Palestinian Authority’s senior negotiator has responded to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s call for a resumption of peace talks by saying that to do so would be “lunacy.” Saeb Erekat plainly stated that “negotiations” really means “obligations,” meaning that Israel must agree to stop building for Jews in half of Jerusalem as well as in Judea […]

In this poster, President Morsi is being accused of being both a pirate, and a Jew.
 

Conspiracy Theory Claims Muslim Brotherhood Allied with Jews

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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Dubai Police Chief has recently attempted to discredit the Brotherhood by alleging a nefarious allegiance to Israel and Jews.

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Suit Fights Plan for Jewish Center in Place of Ghetto-Era Building

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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The Jewish community of Warsaw is advancing plans to demolish one of its historical, ghetto-era buildings in favor of new offices that would replace the White House on Twarda Street with a 20-story building. A new center could accommodate more members during celebrations and on weekends for the community, which has tripled in size since […]

 

Syrian Twist: Israel Attacked because of War on ‘Zionist Rebels’

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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Assad’s propaganda machine has dreamed up a novel twist to get out of looking weak by not retaliating against Israel. Actually it was Israel that retaliated against Assad’s victories over “Zionist rebels.” “It was the Israeli enemy that was retaliating” by bombing Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles headed for Hizbullah, according to Syria’s government-controlled television, which interviewed […]

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Arab Tries to Stab Jew Near Mea Shearim

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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Israel police caught an Arab who fled the scene after he tried to stab a Haredi Jew near Mea Shearim late Monday morning. The victim was not injured. The suspect had fled, but police caught up with him and are questioning him. Police said the attempted knifing was most likely a terrorist attack, but they […]

 

Bill Clinton to Speak at Ed Koch’s Funeral

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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Ed Koch will be honored at his funeral by former President Bill Clinton and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. At the service Monday morning, NY time, at Manhattan’s Reform Temple Emanu-El, the assembled will also hear Israeli consul general Ido Aharoni speak about Koch’s other fierce loyalty: Israel. Koch died Friday of congestive heart […]

Jewish Agency Youth emissary Sagi Rabovski with Russian teenagers who celebrated their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.
 

Northern Most Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Celebrated in Murmansk

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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On the day of the ceremony, the entrance to the Jewish Agency building in the city was blocked by snow.

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Abbas’ Fatah Party’s New Outreach for Peace Praises Suicide Bomber

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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Praising suicide bombers while demanding peace with Israel continues to be the two-pronged strategy of the Palestinian Authority. The official Facebook page of Fatah, headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, praised Wafa Idris, who detonated a 22-pound bomb in the center of Jerusalem in January 2001, killing an 81-year-old woman and wounded more than 100 […]

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