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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
 
Netanyahu: PA Incitement Caused Pre-Passover Terror Attack

April 16, 2014 - 1:05 AM
 
Passover Eve Terror Attack Draws Strong Responses

April 15, 2014 - 10:39 PM
 
4 Border Police Injured When PA Truck Hits Them

April 15, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Terrorists Kill Father on Way to Passover Seder

April 15, 2014 - 9:03 PM
 
Chag Kasher v’Sameach from JewishPress.com

April 14, 2014 - 3:50 PM
 
Biur Chametz

April 14, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
2 Arrested with Paschal Lamb

April 14, 2014 - 3:13 PM
 
A Third Intifada to Begin at the Temple Mount?

April 14, 2014 - 1:07 PM
 
Israel, PLO ‘Talk’ Over Sanctions, Not Status

April 14, 2014 - 8:58 AM
 
Three Dead in Multiple Kansas Jewish Center Shootings

April 13, 2014 - 11:33 PM
 
London Teacher Threatens to Send Jewish Student to ‘Your Gas Chambers’

April 13, 2014 - 9:35 PM
 
Messianic ‘Blood Moon’ Rising on Passover Seder Night

April 13, 2014 - 9:30 PM
 
New Study: Nearly Every Israeli will Eat Matza and Keep Kosher on Pesach Eve

April 13, 2014 - 9:07 PM
 
Hamas on the Temple Mount

April 13, 2014 - 8:53 PM
 
IDF Prepares for Pesach

April 13, 2014 - 8:38 PM
 
Jews Move into Hevron ‘Peace House’ 5 Years after Expulsion

April 13, 2014 - 5:27 PM
 
Six Mind-Blowing Shots of IDF Helicopters in Action

April 13, 2014 - 3:28 PM
 
Aliyah Up by 14 Percent in First Three Months of 2014

April 13, 2014 - 2:32 PM
 
British Soccer Club Owner Rents Entire Israeli Hotel for Passover

April 13, 2014 - 2:11 PM
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Hungarian Jewish Leader Decries German Occupation Monument

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

The president of Hungary’s Jewish umbrella group criticized a planned monument to victims of the Germany occupation for ignoring Hungary’s complicity in the Holocaust. The memorial announced Thursday would be built in Budapest’s Freedom Square and pay tribute to “all Hungarian victims with the erection of the monument commemorating the tragic German occupation and the […]

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European Parliamentarians Discuss Role of Religion in Diplomacy

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

A delegation of Israeli politicians and men of the cloth participated as well.

Germany's "Oma Ella" "lived it up a little" by celebration her 104th birthday at the Dead Sea.
 

German Grandmother Celebrates 104th Birthday by Dead Sea

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

At the age of 104, she decided the time had come to “live a little.”

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New Year’s Revelers Urinate on Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Posted on: January 6th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

New Year’s revelers shot fireworks and urinated in Germany’s Holocaust memorial in Berlin. Reacting to a disgusting and shocking video that also explicitly showed a man urinating amid young party-goers celebrating among the 2711 stone slabs at the memorial last week, spokesperson Jenifer Stolz told JTA that “we are all quite appalled. But it is […]

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Merkel Bed-Bound by Ski Accident

Posted on: January 6th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be running her country from bed doe three weeks because of an injured pelvis she suffered during a Christmas vacation ski vacation. “While cross-country skiing during her Christmas vacation, the chancellor suffered from a serious contusion in connection with a so-called infraction, an incomplete fracture of her left backward pelvis. […]

 

German Jewish Family Fighting 22 Years to Reclaim Its Land

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

German-American non-Jewish attorney Peter Sonnenthal and his family, which has Jewish roots (his grandmother was Jewish and perished in Auschwitz) have been fighting for more than two decades to reclaim lucrative properties stolen from them under the Nazi regime, Spiegel reported, adding that Sonnenthal continues to face legal hurdles in trying to restore this legacy. […]

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German Court: Nazi War Criminal Unfit for Trial

Posted on: December 9th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

Accused Nazi war criminal Hans Lipschis was released from custody in Germany after being diagnosed with dementia. The arrest warrant against Lipschis, 94, was canceled Friday due to a psychiatrist’s determination that the alleged former SS guard at Auschwitz was suffering from the early stages of the illness and therefore might not sufficiently understand and […]

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Germany to Sell Two Destroyers to Israel

Posted on: December 7th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

Germany will sell two destroyers to Israel for one billion euros ($1.3 billion), the Bild daily reported Saturday. The paper speculates that the torpedo-carrying vessels will be used to protect Israeli pipelines. According to Bild, Israel’s national security adviser Yossi Cohen was in Berlin last week. A German government spokeswoman reached by AFP confirmed Cohen’s […]

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German Soccer Team Boycotts Saudi Airline that Banned Israelis

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A German soccer team withdrew from a sponsorship agreement with Saudi Arabia’s national airline because it refuses to ticket Israeli citizens. The FSV Frankfurt team abrogated the contract with Saudia this week after criticism leveled by Jewish groups and other organizations, according to the Associated Press. The airline’s director told The New York Post in […]

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Sebastian Schmidtke, proud head of the National Democratic Party’s Berlin branch, in pre-putch mode.
 

Embarrassing Good Germans Everywhere: NPD Leader Sold Nazi CDs

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

NPD is the successor to the German Reich Party (DRP).

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German Satirical Novel about Return of Hitler to Become Movie

Posted on: December 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A best-selling German satirical novel about the return of Adolf Hitler to modern-day Germany is being adapted into a film. “Er Ist Wieder Da,” German for “He’s Back,” sold 1.3 million copies in Germany after its 2012 release. In the book, Hitler awakens in modern-day Berlin and garners enough attention to become host of his […]

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Council of Jews in Germany Awards Pastor Who Defends Circumcision

Posted on: November 21st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A German pastor who defended Jews’ rights to ritual circumcision will receive the highest award of the Central Council of Jews in Germany in ceremonies in Berlin Thursday evening. The awarding of the Leo Baeck Prize will honor Nikolaus Schneider, 66, president of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany – the country’s main […]

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Europe’s First State-Run Jewish Divinity Program Opens in Germany

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Europe’s first Jewish divinity program at a state university opened in Germany at the University of Potsdam outside Berlin. The School for Jewish Theology, which launched Monday, is being called a groundbreaking development in the German university system, which until now has only subsidized Catholic and Protestant theological training programs. Islamic programs also were introduced […]

 

Hoarder of Nazi-looted Art Vows to Fight for Munich Stash

Posted on: November 18th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

Cornelius Gurlitt said he is the legal owner of the 1,400 works of Nazi-looted art found in his Munich apartment and he will fight for them. At issue are long-lost works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and others deemed “degenerate” by the Nazis. “I won’t give anything back voluntarily,” Gurlitt, 80, said in the German-language Spiegel […]

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Nazi-Looted Art Discovered In Munich to Go Online

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

German authorities have bowed to international pressure and are publishing a partial list of artworks found in a Munich apartment. The spectacular art find – including works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and Beckmann – was publicized by the Munich-based Focus magazine earlier this month. Officials are assembling a “task force” of experts to speed up provenance research. […]

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Israeli Chief Rabbi Recalls Kristallnacht at Berlin Kindergarten

Posted on: November 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Israel’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht with a visit to a Jewish kindergarten in Berlin. “Connecting Jews in Germany to their roots is the worthiest retort to the darkness that prevailed here 75 years ago,” Rabbi David Lau said during his first official visit to Berlin, where he went to the […]

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Claims Conference Calls on Germany to Return Nazi-Looted Art

Posted on: November 5th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) has accused Germany of being morally complicit in the theft of 1,500 works of art discovered in a Munich apartment owned by the son of a war-time art dealer.

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Cache of Nazi-Looted Art Found in Munich

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

In a sensation for the art world, authorities in Munich revealed that a cache of works, many by artists the Nazis considered “degenerate,” was found in a moldy storeroom in Munich. The hundreds of works were hoarded by an elderly man who sold some of them to cover every day expenses. Included in the cache […]

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Heinrich Mueller, head of the Gestapo, was buried in a Jewish cemetery in Berlin.
 

Gestapo Chief Buried in Berlin Jewish Cemetery

Posted on: November 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Mueller was a perfectly evil Nazi criminal, who attended the 1942 "Final Solution" Conference.

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New Berlin Jewish Student Center Fights Anti-Israel Trend

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Berlin’s first Jewish student house opened its doors on Sunday for pro-Israel lectures and activities in response to anti-Israel tendencies commonly found on Berlin’s campuses and for cultural and leisure activities for Jewish students in the German capital. Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, who is behind the effort and serves as a Jewish community rabbi in Berlin, […]

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