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Surviving Auschwitz: Kate Bernath’s Testimonial
 
African Christians Slaughtered by ISIS-Affiliates

April 19, 2015 - 4:49 PM
 
PLO Targets Israeli Soccer Athletes

April 19, 2015 - 4:43 PM
 
British Posters Warn Muslim Voting in Elections Violates Islamic Law

April 19, 2015 - 2:26 PM
 
Israeli Reporter Describes Personal Experience with Anti-Semitism in Paris

April 19, 2015 - 2:04 PM
 
Netanyahu Warns of Increased Iran Aggression in Middle East

April 19, 2015 - 12:56 PM
 
Haifa Mayor Blocks ‘Polluting Factories’

April 19, 2015 - 12:25 PM
 
US Consulate Targeted by ISIS in Iraqi Kurdistan

April 19, 2015 - 11:19 AM
 
Weather Forecast Rains Out BBQ for Yom Ha’Atzmaut

April 19, 2015 - 10:47 AM
 
New Pilots at Turkish Airlines Urged to ‘Marry’

April 19, 2015 - 9:58 AM
 
Liberman and Bennett Teaming Up Against Netanyahu

April 19, 2015 - 9:49 AM
 
Bomb Explodes at UNRWA Headquarters in Gaza

April 19, 2015 - 9:18 AM
 
Obama’s Creativity: Signing Bonus Substituting for Sanctions Lifting

April 19, 2015 - 12:49 AM
 
Shira Klein Medical Update

April 19, 2015 - 12:30 AM
 
Philanthropist and Self-Made Millionaire Taubman Dies at Age 91

April 19, 2015 - 12:19 AM
 
Putin Warns Israel Against Weapons Sales to Ukraine as it Lifts Ban on S300 Sale to Iran

April 18, 2015 - 11:58 PM
 
Netanyahu Visits Grave of his Entebbe Hero Brother

April 18, 2015 - 11:48 PM
 
ISIS Expands To Afghanistan and Kills 35 in Suicide Attack

April 18, 2015 - 11:28 PM
 
Saudis and Egypt Considering Large Scale Military Exercise

April 18, 2015 - 10:04 PM
 
Israel Caves in to US and Frees Tax Money for PA without Erasing Debt

April 18, 2015 - 9:54 PM
 
Hackers Reportedly Infiltrate IDF Computer Network

April 18, 2015 - 8:48 PM
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News Briefs
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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The European Union for Progressive Judaism and Hungary’s two Reform congregations took their case against Hungary’s new law on religion to the European Court of Human Rights in The Hague. The two synagogues, Sim Shalom and Bet Orim, said in a statement that they had submitted an application Tuesday to the Court “concerning the violation […]

 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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Great Jewish screenwriter Nora Ephron died on Tuesday at age 71. Alfred A. Knopf, her book publisher, said in a press release that Ephron died of leukemia. Her son, Jacob Bernstein, told the New York Times she had died of pneumonia brought on by her leukemia. Screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally (1989) and Sleepless […]

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Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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A whistle-blowing Budapest rabbi was questioned by police for what has been described as misuse of sensitive private information stemming from a personal conflict within the Jewish community. Rabbi Zoltan Radnoti this week was finger-printed, photographed, and interrogated at a local police station. The investigation stems from a case last year, in which Radnoti revealed […]

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Charles Barron
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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It looks like someone went up to Charles Barron and slapped him. The former member of the City Council and the Black Panther party was handily defeated by Hakeem Jeffries for the newly redrawn 8th Congressional District. The new district is mainly African-American, with a significant percentage of Russian Jews and Hispanics. Jeffries won in a landslide with more than half the precincts reporting, taking 75 percent of the vote.

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"Scraiest Elmo"
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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A man in an Elmo costume was ejected from Central Park and hospitalized after going on an anti-Semitic rant in the middle of the New York landmark. While the man’s name was not released because he was not arrested. Police said that Monday’s incident was not the first time he had been dressed as the […]

 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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The NY Post reports that Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel overcame demographic changes in his district to win the Democratic nomination for what will be his 22nd term on Tuesday. With more than half the precincts reporting, Rangel was leading by double-digits. Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries beat City Councilmember Charles Barron, a fierce anti-Israel voice, in the […]

Police manhandling Orthodox man, no warrant presented
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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A couple in their late 40's were detained on Sunday after police conducted themselves violently and would not display an arrest warrant. They used fists instead.

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Andy Statman no longer needs Klezmer music the way he used to.
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

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Andy Statman says the time of Klezmer has passed. Having just received the NEA National Heritage Fellowship in June for his work in bluegrass and Klezmer music, Statman admits Klezmer used to be his substitute for Jewish observance. Now that he is an Orthodox Jew, he no longer feels the need to play the music.

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Religious Circumcision
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

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A Cologne district court ruled on Tuesday that parents may not have their sons circumcised for religious reasons, essentially criminalizing religious circumcisions.

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Defense Ministry movers hauling boxes and furniture out of homes at the Ulpana neighborhood.
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

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Contractors hired by the Defense Ministry are busy packing the contents of the houses slated for evacuation Tuesday. Some residents held a press conference and described their feelings. "We're being removed against our will," said one of the local women. "We're doing it with a broken heart, but with our heads held high."

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Ahmed Mohamed Shafik Zaki
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

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Ahmed Mohamed Shafik Zaki, who came second in Egypt's presidential runoff election last week, is reported to have boarded a flight to Abu Dhabi fleeing several corruption complaints.

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From left: Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, and Israeli President Shimon Peres at monument ceremony.
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

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Two years ago, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on a visit to Moscow, proposed the idea of a monument in Israel commemorating the sacrifices of the Red Army on behalf of Jews, President Putin promised to come to Israel for the inauguration ceremony.

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Posted on: June 26th, 2012

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Sylvia Cuttler Ettenberg, a veteran Jewish educator and founder of Camp Ramah, has died at age 95 Ettenberg was the first female senior administrator at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and was recognized as a dean emerita. The Brooklyn native was at the forefront of many Conservative Jewish educational initiatives, including the Prozdor Hebrew High School […]

J. Ezra Merkin (R) with Rabbi Ya’acov Medan, Co-Dean of Yeshivat Har Etzion.
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

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As president of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Merkin introduced Madoff to members like Mort Zuckerman and Elie Wiesel, who together took "a $2 billion bloodbath."

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Terrorists in Mumbai, 2008.
 

Posted on: June 25th, 2012

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Following more than three years of investigation, Indian security forces have arrested Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari aka Abu Hamza, alleged member of Lashker-e-Taiba (Army of the Righteous) and the Hindi instructor of 10 terrorists who executed the murderous attack in Mumbai in 2008.

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Posted on: June 25th, 2012

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A missing sentence in an Ha'aretz translation is all that stands between Eli Yishai being a racist, and those he's quoting.

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Candidate Romney fundraising in earnest on the campaign trail.
 

Posted on: June 25th, 2012

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About 50 of the 700 donors who attended the retreat this weekend in Park City were Jewish. Romney dropped in on the session, and said he had just been briefed by the Israeli ambassador. But the Romney campaign supports the same two-state solution as does Obama.

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Posted on: June 25th, 2012

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Australia’s 2011 census shows that Australia’s official Jewish population has risen to almost 100,000, a rise of 10 percent in five years.

 

Posted on: June 25th, 2012

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An event sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles featuring controversial anti-Islamist Pamela Geller was cancelled on Sunday, just hours before it was to take place.

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Posted on: June 25th, 2012

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The search for Guma Aguiar, a Florida businessman and philanthropist who has given millions to Jewish nonprofit organizations, reportedly was called off. Aguiar, the CEO of Leor Energy who lives in Fort Lauderdale, was last seen on the evening of June 19. His yacht washed ashore in Fort Lauderdale the following day, according to reports. […]

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