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"Israel was founded as a refuge for the Jewish people, but today it isn't a safe place. It is safer to be Jew in New York,” Minister Lapid told Charlie Rose.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Last week in Budapest, Israel’s glamor MK Yair Lapid scolded Israelis for living in Berlin and not in Israel. So what does he say in NY? Israel may be home, but you know, you are much safer if you stay put.

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Rav Ovadia Gravesite
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Hundred of people continue to stream to the graveside of Rav Ovadia, in Jerusalem.

Ethiopian Jews take part in a the Sigd holiday prayer in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Sigd means “prostration” or “bowing down” in Ge’ez, the ancient Ethiopian liturgical language.

U.S. Navy SEALs walking toward an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter. It appears that their raid on a terrorist compound in Somalia was scrapped when they saw children present there.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The target, “Ikrima,” was the mastermind behind the Kenya shopping mall attack.

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This 18th Century handwritten Passover Haggadah was discovered in a heap of rubbish.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

A bipartisan group of 78 U.S. Representatives told U.S. President Barack Obama that additional Iran sanctions are needed until the Islamic Republic “takes meaningful steps to stop and reverse its illicit nuclear activities.” There is “no substantive evidence to suggest that Iran is slowing, or even considering slowing, its nuclear pursuit” since the election of […]

 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

More Israelis die from cancer than from any other disease or cause, according to a study released by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics. Titled “Society in Israel,” the report found that cancer caused 26.3 percent of all Israeli deaths in 2010, up from 16.9 percent in 1970. Heart disease was the next-highest cause of […]

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet in Washington to discuss “regional security challenges.” The defense chiefs are scheduled to meet Tuesday at the Pentagon, according to a statement from Pentagon spokesman Carlin Woog to JTA. Israel has welcomed the results of a threat by the Obama administration to […]

 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Council of Europe to reconsider a resolution condemning male ritual circumcision. In a letter issued Sunday to Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe — a pan-European intergovernmental organization — Peres wrote that he was “sorry to hear” of the resolution. The resolution, which was passed […]

"Jermain Defoe, he's a Yiddo."
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

You can't call anyone "Yid" in England, not even yourself.

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Denmark’s Jewish community has lost 25 percent of its registered members over the past 15 years, partly due to anti-Semitism, its president said. The Jewish Community in Denmark, or Mosaisk Troessamfund, currently has 1,899 members compared to 2,639 in 1997, Mosaisk President Finn Schwarz told the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten in an interview published last week. […]

 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A mourning tent has been set up next to the home of Rav Ovadia Yosef on Kablan street, Har Nof for the duration of the Shiva (week of mourning). Visiting hours are between 10 AM and 1 PM, and between 4 PM and 7 PM. The family asks that all visitors restrict themselves to those […]

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Close to a million mourners filled up Jerusalem's streets during Rav Ovadia Yosef's funeral.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett wrote in his Facebook page that Rav Ovadia was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our nation.

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A major tourism project in Dubai -- not for gays.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastGulf States

Most New Yorkers have heard the expression “gay-dar,” which refers to someone’s ability to determine whether another person is gay and straight. But Kuwaitis are claiming that their government will soon be able to administer a medical test to determine whether those entering the country are gay. Foreigners coming into the GCC countries are already […]

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Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A Jewish-owned car was shot at near the town of Emanuel in the Shomron. No one was injured in the attack. An alert level was raised in the town in light of the shooting.

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan affixes mezuzah to a cultural center.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Five years ago, the IDF abandoned a base called Shdema near Bethlehem, part of “Area C” designated as Israeli-controlled, and tried to turn it over to Arabs. A group of women stopped the army.

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El Birah Arrest
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

IDF troops entered the village of Al-Bireh near Psagot, and arrested two brothers.

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President Shimon Peres with Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in 2011.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.

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.Crowds at Rav Yosef's funeral
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The gigantic contribution of Rav Ovadia to Israel cannot be measured, but one indication is the 850,000 people who attended his funeral and a huge number who did not come, knowing there was no room for many more.

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Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Two more Jews, both from the United States, and a German non-Jew won the Nobel Prize in medicine in Monday, while two Israel contenders lost out. The newest Jewish Nobel Prize winners are James Rothman of Yale University and Randy Schekman of the University of California. The Israeli hopefuls  were Hebrew University professors Howard Cedar […]

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