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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
 
Eyewitness in Ukraine: “Everyone is Expectant of Some Development; You Can Feel the Tension in the Air”

April 23, 2014 - 11:46 AM
 
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

April 23, 2014 - 11:18 AM
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
 
Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Communities Over the Holiday

April 22, 2014 - 1:44 PM
 
Chief Rabbi of Nikolayev, Ukraine on Firebomb Attack

April 22, 2014 - 3:50 AM
 
Will Your Child be Born in ‘Israel’?

April 22, 2014 - 3:08 AM
 
All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

April 20, 2014 - 11:09 PM
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News Briefs
 

EU Sanctions Against Iran Up for Increase, Sweden Objects

Posted on: October 15th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Because of concern for scuttling a major telecommunications deal with Iran, Sweden will oppose any additional sanctions by the European Union against the country, according to a report in Haaretz.

 

Man Who Found Majdi Halbi Wants His Reward

Posted on: October 15th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Ibrahim Kozli, the man that found the body of missing Druze soldier Majdi Halbi is demanding the NIS 10 million reward that the organization “Born to Be Free” (L’Chofesh Nolad) was offering for information leading to his (and other missing soldiers) being found. “Born to Be Free” was established as an NGO in 2004 by […]

 

NIS 1 Billion in Mortgages Granted in First Half of October.

Posted on: October 15th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In the first half of October, NIS 1 billion have been granted in new mortgages. Considering that seven days were taken up by Jewish holidays, this is a robust number, according to a report by Israel’s Globes business magazine online.

 

22,470 Yordim Return to Israel

Posted on: October 15th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Galei Tzahal reports that 22,470 Yordim (Israeli emigrants) returned to Israel in the past two and a half years because of of new initiatives taken by the Ministry of Immigration to help bring them back. The initiatives included special perks (unnamed) and a relaxed interpretation of what perks the Yordim were actually entitled to, in […]

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Police beating up Ehud Halevi.
 

Police Beat Up Unarmed Israeli in Brooklyn Jewish Center (Video)

Posted on: October 15th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The officers decided to arrest Halevi, who refused to be handcuffed and pushed the two cops off. In an instant, the male officer flew into a rage.

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IDF on High Alert Along Egyptian Border

Posted on: October 15th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

IDF on high alert along Egyptian border as reports of a new attack on the Egyptian military surface.

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto.
 

Wife of ‘Businessmen’s Rabbi’ Attempted Suicide following Bribery Charges

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Deborah Pinto, wife of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, who is suspected, along with her husband, of trying to bribe a senior police officer, attempted suicide on Sunday by taking pills. Mrs. Pinto, who was picked up for questioning last Thursday, together with her husband, and was released with him under restrictive conditions, is in satisfactory condition at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

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Arlen Specter, Jewish Former U.S. Senator From PA, Dies At 82

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Arlen Specter, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 1961 - 2011, has died. Specter was 82 years old. Specter is survived by his wife, Joan, his son Stephen, his son Shanin, daughter-in-law Tracey, and 5 granddaughters. Specter was Jewish and over his lifetime belonged to several different synagogues. His granddaughters all attended a Conservative Jewish day school in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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Report: Drone Transmitted Photos of Israeli Weapons Sites, Preparations

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The drone was launched from Lebanon, in a cooperation between the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah, the Sunday Times of London reported, citing unnamed sources. Hassan Nasrallah in a televised speech Oct. 11 admitted to sending the drone which was followed, then intercepted and shot down in an unpopulated area.

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IDF Prepares to Absorb Syrian Refugees

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

IBA News reports that the IDF, in coordination with the UN, has prepared territories on the Golan along the Syrian border to absorb potential Syrian refugees. While the goal of the IDF is to prevent any Syrians from crossing the border, they recognize that some refugees might still spill over as internecine fighting expands near […]

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The funeral for Majdi Halabi in the town of Daliyat al-Karmel.
 

Rabbi Efrati: Dead Druze Soldier, Halachically, Not our ‘Brother’

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

In a Halachic Q&A, Rabbi Efrati of Efrat determined that the designation of "brother" to a goy is incorrect.

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Young New York Jews Gear Up for Aliyah Conference

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

In an effort to nudge New York Jewish students and young professionals considering aliyah to take the plunge, Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel will be hosting a special conference at the UJA-Federation of new York in Manhattan on October 21.

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Women Dominate Israeli Courts and Public Legal Sector

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

In a quiet revolution, women have begun to outnumber men in the Israeli legal profession, and while, for the moment, there are still more active lawyers who are men (28,231) than women (22,670), that gap is quickly closing.

 

Jewish Oral Surgeon Puts Drill to Anti-Semitic Dental School

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & Views

Sixty years after Perry Brickman was thrown out of Emory University’s dental school simply for being Jewish, the retired oral surgeon from Atlanta went back to the school on Wednesday to receive an official apology.

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Election Date Set in Israel

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & Views

Israeli elections will take place on January 22, 2013, according to an announcement made by the Israeli cabinet on Sunday.

 

Shariah Card: Charge Your Way to Mecca

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsIslamists

Users of a Shariah-compliant credit card from the United Arab Emirates can charge their purchases according to Islamic law, direct their prayers toward Mecca, and even put a little aside for the Hajj.

Moshe “Bogie” Yaalon (L) with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
 

Yaalon: Barak Using Govt. to Promote Own Agenda, Defying PM’s Orders

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

“Barak gave preference to political considerations over national ones," Yaalon charged, appearing at the "Shabbat Culture" event in Ramat Gan. "He pulled us up a tree, and at the last minute presented himself as a moderate and ran away.” The Defense Minister’s Independence Party reacted to Yaalon's accusations saying that “the Likud primaries are forcing Yaalon to come up with pathetic statements.”

 

Barbra Does Brooklyn

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & Views

Brooklyn’s hometown girl wowed fans at Barclays Center during her “Back to Brooklyn” tour.

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One of the Jews interviewed is Iraqi born Emile Cohen, seen here as a child [far right] in Iraq in 1950.
 

BBC Airing Two Shows on Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

This two-part series tells the story of Jewish exodus – a story of dispossession and torn identities in one of the most hotly-debated chapters of history in the Middle East – and how the remaining diasporas are surviving in hostile Arab countries.

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Religious Coalition to Metro: Donate “Support Israel” Proceeds to Human Rights Group

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsIslamists

A coalition of religious groups is calling on the Washington DC Metro to donate proceeds from an ad campaign suggesting Muslims are savages to an organization supporting human rights.

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