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Rabbi Riskin on Tension with the Chief Rabbinate, and Rabbi Feuer on the Priestly Blessing
 
At Least 10 Killed in Baghdad Hotel Bombings [video]

May 29, 2015 - 1:41 AM
 
Israel Railways Workers Set to Strike

May 29, 2015 - 1:25 AM
 
Another Iranian General Killed in Syria

May 29, 2015 - 1:16 AM
 
Hezbollah Runs Away as Jabhat al-Nusra Captures Another Syrian City

May 29, 2015 - 12:39 AM
 
Jerusalem Yeshiva Student Drowns in Beit Zayit Reservoir

May 28, 2015 - 10:08 PM
 
Netanyahu Warns FIFA: Palestinian Threats Will Destroy International Sport

May 28, 2015 - 9:45 PM
 
Medical Update on Rav Bina’s Grandson [video]

May 28, 2015 - 7:47 PM
 
IRS $50M Cyber Security Scandal Stretches to Russia

May 28, 2015 - 6:36 PM
 
Tony Blair Steps Down as Quartet Middle East Envoy but No One Cares

May 28, 2015 - 4:58 PM
 
Police Detain 2 Muslims for Harassing Visitors on the Temple Mount

May 28, 2015 - 4:27 PM
 
Former NY Gov. Pataki Running for GOP Presidential Nominee

May 28, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
One of Indicted FIFA Officials Blamed ‘Zionism’ for 2011 Bribe Charge

May 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM
 
Sen. Graham Tells Netanyahu He Will Lead ‘Violent Backlash’ against UN

May 28, 2015 - 12:51 PM
 
Netanyahu Wants US $45 Billion in US Military Aid by 2028

May 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM
 
Ben & Jerry’s Launches New Flavor: Bernie Sanders

May 28, 2015 - 11:45 AM
 
Hareidi Rabbis Warn New Sport Club Will Cause Desecration of Shabbat’

May 28, 2015 - 10:31 AM
 
MK and Police Discussing Making Marijuana Legal

May 28, 2015 - 9:48 AM
 
US Claims ‘No More Extensions’ for Iran Nuclear Talks

May 27, 2015 - 10:30 PM
 
Jewish Agency’s Natan Sharansky Speaks Up for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

May 27, 2015 - 8:24 PM
 
Russia to Deliver S-300 Missile System to Iran… Eventually

May 27, 2015 - 4:50 PM
 
18 Dead, 13 Missing in Texas Flash Floods

May 27, 2015 - 4:17 PM
 
Netanyahu Cabinet Approves Ministerial Committee on Arab Affairs

May 27, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
Mass Arrests of FIFA Officials Omit PA Terrorist Rajoub

May 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM
 
Rabbi Riskin Hopes the Rabbinate Will Climb Down From Their Tree [audio]

May 27, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Egyptian Court: ‘We Can’t Label Israel as a ‘Terrorist State”

May 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM
 
PLO Blows Up Netanyahu’s ‘Peace Process’ Renewal

May 27, 2015 - 9:25 AM
 
Scorcher in Israel, Stay indoors

May 27, 2015 - 8:26 AM
 
Amnesty Accuses Hamas of Torturing and Killing Arabs Who Helped Israel

May 27, 2015 - 8:07 AM
 
Israeli Air Force Strikes Back at Gaza for Rocket Attack

May 27, 2015 - 5:37 AM
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Spiritual leader of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef during evening prayer in his synagogue in Yefe Noff, Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: August 26th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

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

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Posted on: August 26th, 2012

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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 building. This is the second this year that factory buildings was hit. MDA treated one person with light injuries.  

Tzohar Rabbis pose for a picture.
 

Posted on: August 26th, 2012

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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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Some of the "Rabbis for Obama" group in conversation with an Ayatollah on their recent visit to Iran.
 

Posted on: August 26th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The Obama campaign seems to have no clue as to which rabbis would enhance the president's clout among Jewish voters, and which are political hemlock.

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Posted on: August 26th, 2012

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On Friday, several thousand Egyptians protested against the Muslim Brotherhood and their new Egyptian president Morsi. Protesters marched in Cairo and Alexandria. The Muslim Brotherhood organized a counter-protest at the same time. In clashes between the pro and anti Morsi protesters, at least 13 people were injured.

 

Posted on: August 25th, 2012

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Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969, died at age 82 on Saturday, July 25, 2012. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

 

Posted on: August 25th, 2012

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The latest Flytilla attempt landed in Jordan on Saturday. The anti-Israel activists plan to attempt to cross over into Israel via the Allenby Bridge tonight and tomorrow.

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Posted on: August 25th, 2012

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A US Jury found Samsung guilty of patent infringment of key features of Apple's iPhone and iPad. The jury awarded Apple over $1 Billion dollars for damages ($1,049,393,540 to be exact). While in the issue of Samsung's claims against Apple, Samsung was awarded nothing.

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Posted on: August 25th, 2012

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"Paying tribute to this man who disparaged the U.S.-Israel relationship on Iranian television and empathized with Iran's nuclear weapons program – on top of the history of his hate-filled newsletters – is a national disgrace," the National Jewish Democratic Council said in a statement. Matt Brooks, the director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, said the video tribute was a "small price to pay" for denying Ron Paul a convention speech, and his delegates the opportunity to vote for him – agreements that the Romney campaign apparently extracted in exchange for the tribute.

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Posted on: August 24th, 2012

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As many as five people were shot Friday in front of the Empire State Building in New York, a spokesman for the New York Fire Department said.

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Posted on: August 24th, 2012

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It is still early in the day, but according to Arab news outlets,  200 people in Cairo have begun protesting against Egyptian President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood takeover. The protest is expected to get larger as evening approaches and the temperature cools down.

Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin
 

Posted on: August 24th, 2012

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Rivlin said, “If we don’t attack [Iran], we will lose our deterrence with our enemies. If Israel keeps threatening and threatening, but in the end doesn’t act, it will place us in a bad strategic position. Israel’s deterrence capabilities are a strategic asset that has no equivalent.” Rivlin then went on to attack specific individuals, such as Kadima head Shaul Mofaz, and the various former intelligence chiefs, condemnibg what he believes is their need to comment in real-time on the Iran situation, because otherwise they won’t be considered “in.”

 

Posted on: August 24th, 2012

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The Iran threat does not scare Rabbi Dov Lior. The rabbi of Kiryat Arba/Hebron believes that it is forbidden, and there is actually no reason to leave Israel because of a life-threatening situation. In a halachic response made public in the B’sheva newspaper, Rabbi Lior wrote that “it is clear that the goyim are always […]

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Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Here’s the new method for combating modesty problems: on posters that were displayed publicly on Wednesday in Beitar Illit, Israel, signed by the Committee for the Purity of our Camp, a woman’s picture appeared including her full name and the ‘fact’ that she had gotten married not in accordance with halacha (Jewish law).

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Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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A Gazan Arab was captured Thursday evening after he crossed the North Gaza security fence near the Zikim army base. The man was unarmed, and IDF forces captured him.

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman with Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union. The FM has requested the Quartet's help in ousting PA Presiden Mahmoud Abbas.
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Israel’s problem with the Palestinians is that it has not established a clear strategy, or any strategy at all for that matter, regarding its most intimate neighbors, "and that is why we are not leading any course of action except merely responding," argued on Thursday Israel Beitenu leader and Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.

.Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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Rabbi Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Holocaust Survivor, attacked the Germans today with harsh words. Rabbi Lau said, "We don't need their permission to live as Jews," and added that, "I didn't see such German sensitivity to Jewish blood in the Shoah."

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Head of IDF Human Resources Major General Orna Barbibay.
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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About half of recruitment-age Israeli youths do not enlist, said Head of IDF Human Resources, Major General Orna Barbibay on Wednesday. But despite this reluctance to serve, she argued that "the IDF is the only melting pot I know," adding, "and even if the connection is partial, the Army still introduces different segments of the populations to each other, enabling them to perform the essential task of national security."

 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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Two Torah scrolls, one complete and one incomplete, were found in Poland’s Sokolow Podlaski district. The Torah scrolls found Aug. 20 are believed to have belonged to a synagogue in nearby Wegrow. A local policeman brought the scrolls to the municipal offices in Sokolow and gave them to Marcin Pasik, Sokolow Commune Head. “The policeman […]

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Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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The chief rabbi of Lyon, Richard Wertenschlag, has received a letter threatening to “punish a Jew for every complaint the Jews make on TV.” The threat came in a two-page letter delivered to Wertenschlag on Aug. 10. It contained two photos of a concentration camp, according to Dr. Richard Prasquier, president of the Representative Council […]

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