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Rabbi Riskin on Tension with the Chief Rabbinate, and Rabbi Feuer on the Priestly Blessing
 
Israel Welcomes End to FIFA’s ‘Absurd Situation’

May 30, 2015 - 1:50 AM
 
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Re-Elected Despite Corruption Scandals, Arrests

May 29, 2015 - 11:56 PM
 
No Goal – Rajoub Drops FIFA Sportsfare Attack on Israel

May 29, 2015 - 5:38 PM
 
Bomb Threat Clears Out FIFA Congress (for Lunch)

May 29, 2015 - 3:36 PM
 
Israel Rejects as ‘False’ UJA Federation’s Claims about Israel Parade ‘Inclusion’

May 29, 2015 - 2:58 PM
 
Pro-Palestinian Protesters Invade FIFA Congress

May 29, 2015 - 12:57 PM
 
Religious Mailmen Complain They Have to Deliver Missionary Propaganda

May 29, 2015 - 11:46 AM
 
Final Steps Underway for Jerusalem’s City of David Visitor’s Center

May 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM
 
Jewish Organizations Raise Relief Funds after Houston Flood

May 29, 2015 - 10:12 AM
 
Mass. Gov. Baker Declares Sunday ‘Celebrate Israel Day’

May 29, 2015 - 9:39 AM
 
‘Mystery Rabbi’ Sues Rapper ‘Ice Cube’ for $2 Million for Assault

May 29, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Israel Envisions Regional Cooperation with Arab Nations

May 29, 2015 - 3:04 AM
 
El Paso, Texas and Hadera, Israel Become Sister Cities

May 29, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Jerusalem Post Editor Attacked by Arabs at ‘Coexistence’ ‘Hug’ Day

May 29, 2015 - 2:54 AM
 
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
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News Briefs
Hebrew National
 

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

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Class action lawsuit against Hebrew National alleges the company is misrepresenting its own kashrut standards “as defined by the most stringent Jews who follow Orthodox Jewish Law."

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President Bashar al-Assad Visits Baba Amr Quarter in Homs.
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2012

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IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yoav (Poly) Mordechai said that the understanding that the Bashar Assad regime in Syria has “reached its end” is now permeating among Assad’s allies Iran and Hezbollah. Meanwhile, a Russian military source said that Russia may send warships and troops to Syria to protect its logistics base in Tartous, Syria.

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Posted on: June 17th, 2012

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Bolivian Cabinet ministers told the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives human rights subcommittee that they would look into the case of a jailed Brooklyn Chasidic Jew. Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) met this week in Bolivia with Minister of Government Carlos Romero and Minister of Justice Cecilia Luisa Ayllon. Jacob Ostreicher has been held […]

 

Posted on: June 17th, 2012

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MoveOn.org joined a growing list of groups and individuals to raise concerns about the congressional candidacy of New York City Councilman Charles Barron. The online liberal group blasted an e-mail criticizing the candidacy of Barron in New York’s Eighth Congressional District in the Democratic primary against Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. The two are vying to replace […]

Mitt Romney in front of his campaign bus.
 

Posted on: June 16th, 2012

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday revved up his attacks on President Obama's Mid East policy, suggesting the president fears that Israel might attack Iran more than he fears that Iran will develop a nuclear weapon. “I think, by and large, you can just look at the things the president has done and do the opposite,” Romney said.

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Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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YeahThatsKosher.com reports that Kosher Delight, the 28-year old establishment on Broadway between 36th and 37th street is scheduled to close on Sunday, according to rumors and the restaurant’s staff. This closing comes on the heels of two other recent closures/moves in the midtown area, J2 Pizza and Clubhouse Cafe. According to the website, Kosher Delight […]

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Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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Vincent Berger, president of Diderot University in Paris, is investigating a question “of a polemic nature” which was posed to students of the Bichat Hospital Faculty of Medicine, Agence France Presse reported. CRIF, , responded with “indignance” in a public statement on Thursday to the “scandalous” question relating to the bombing of civilians in Gaza, […]

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Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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EJP reports that eight extreme-right politicians on Wednesday were expelled from the Saxony, Germany, state parliament for wearing neo-Nazi T-shirts. The lawmakers, from the controversial National Democratic Party (NDP), were forcibly removed by police after refusing to leave on their own. The speaker of the assembly in Saxony, in formerly communist eastern Germany where NDP […]

Former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq (L) and Freedom and Justice Party leader Mohamed Mursi.
 

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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The runoff presidential election between former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq and Freedom and Justice Party leader Mohamed Mursi will take place this Saturday and Sunday. As interested parties, we must ask ourselves, which of the two candidates should we say a Mi Sh'Beirach for, or at least endorse in our hearts during prayer this coming Shabbat.

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Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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According to the Westport Daily Voice, the structure that used to house the Three Bears Restaurant in Westport, CT, will shortly officially become the new home of Chabad Lubavitch of Westport, which has been operating without approval out of the space since January. On Thursday night, an attorney for Chabad appeared before the town’s Planning […]

 

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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The Israeli Navy captured a Palestinian fishing vessel engaged in illegal smuggling travelling towards the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. No weapons were discovered on board the ship, only spare vehicle parts, and it was taken to shore by an Israeli Navy Dvora class fast patrol boat. After the investigation was complete, the smugglers were released […]

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Arabs sit in the crowd at the High Court hearing were it debated the petition by the far left Peace Now group to immediately evict the residents of Migron from their homes.
 

Posted on: June 14th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

“I couldn’t imagine raising my kids anywhere else,” says Itay Harel, one of Migron’s founders who established the community 13 years ago. But an unexpected battle began after the Israeli anti-settlement movement Peace Now, which aims to eliminate any Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, to be replaced by a Palestinian state, claimed that Migron was settled on privately owned Arab land.

 

Posted on: June 14th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The US Embassy in Tel Aviv announced Wednesday that it will be giving away tickets to an annual Independence Day party at the US ambassador’s residence in Herzliya.

A Jewish Norwegian boy's neck was firebranded by a coin last Monday.
 

Posted on: June 14th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

The Jewish boy's mother said the attacking students had heated the coin on a BBQ grill and pressed it onto the boy's neck, burning through to the flesh. "They say they are going to kill all the Jews, and use offensive language such as 'Jewish pigs' and 'Jewish Satan,'" she said.

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Posted on: June 14th, 2012

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According to the Wall Street Journal, chairman and chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who fueled Newt Gingrich’s presidential bid, is now giving $10 million to the super PAC Restore Our Future, which supports presumptive  GOP nominee Mitt Romney. It is the largest single donation to Romney’s coffer to date. By […]

 

Posted on: June 14th, 2012

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An organization in Israel wants to use unmanned aerial vehicles to check the national eruv in problematic spots. The Shabbat Fund has placed a proposal on the table to purchase the UAVs at a cost of more than $6,000 per drone, the Bechadrei Charedim website reported. The drone could save manpower hours and get to […]

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President Shimon Peres receives Presidential Medal of Freedom Medal from President Barak Obama
 

Posted on: June 14th, 2012

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Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, Israeli President Shimon Peres called for a renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians. “Israel and the Palestinians are ripe today to restart” the peace talks, Peres said at the White House ceremony on Wednesday. “A firm basis already exists. A solution of two national states: […]

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A "wonderful, diverse group of Camp Sdei Chemed girls" being both modest and cute.
 

Posted on: June 14th, 2012

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The Lakewood, NJ, Bnos Yaakov elementary school is not happy over the fact that an internal letter to its students has been published online. It contains a story with a disturbing notion of purgatory for girls who don't obey the laws of tzniyut (modesty).

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Rabbi Yeshayahu Rotter Z"L
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A scoop by nature is a "preliminary report." On the one hand, it has a huge impact, but on the other hand there's a risk that the report is partially or completely false. Anyone who reads a scoop on the Internet, knows it can be inaccurate or even not correct at all, and yet they all relate to scoop as news until it is refuted.

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Posted on: June 13th, 2012

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The head of the Reform movement in Israel was ejected from a discussion on state funding for non-Orthodox rabbis Tuesday. Gilad Kariv, a Reform rabbi and director of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, was thrown out of Tuesday’s debate in the Knesset Finance Committee for speaking out of turn and using aggressive language. Kariv […]

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