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Chief Rabbi Makes Landmark Address to Limmud UK

Posted on: December 24th, 2013

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Ephraim Mirvis became the first sitting British chief rabbi to address the annual Limmud conference, defying the opposition of prominent haredi Orthodox rabbis in England. Mirvis, who received a standing ovation Monday upon entering the packed auditorium at the University of Warwick, did not directly address the controversy in his session on this week’s Torah […]

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The Kirya military base and its signature intelligence tower in the center of Tel Aviv are slated for dismantling over the next two years, leaving behind prime real estate for development. Altogether the IDF move is expected to generate 100,000 new housing units.
 

Snowden Files Reveal: US, UK, Spied on Olmert, Barak

Posted on: December 21st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeEuropean Union

Uncle Sam and Uncle Jack just have to know some things.

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Britain’s Chief Rabbi Calls for Ban on Women Reading from Torah

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has called on Orthodox synagogues to ban “partnership” minyan services, where women can lead prayers and read from the Torah. “I know that you are working with our communities to find ways, within the boundaries of halacha, to make prayer, learning, leadership and involvement more meaningful for men and women […]

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Prince Charles ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Mideast Christians’ Plight

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, said that he is “deeply troubled” by the plight of Christians in the Middle East. “I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East,” Prince Charles said at a London reception honoring […]

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UK Warns Against Doing Business in ‘West Bank’ Jewish Settlements

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The British government is warning the business community to steer clear of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria. New recommendations noting there are “clear risks” and the United Kingdom does “not offer support to such activity” were published last week on the U.K. Trade and Investment website in the section titled Overseas Business Risk–Israel. The […]

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Women from the independent Mission Minyan group in San Francisco carry Torah scroll.
 

British Rabbis Scold Orthodox Shul for Letting Women Hold Torah

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The issue of women becoming involved in synagogue services to the point of holding a Torah scroll is as loaded in the Diaspora than it is in Israel.

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Seventh Hanukkah Candle to Be Lit in Seven Nations Simultaneously

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Immigrants to Israel from seven countries will light Hanukkah candles Tuesday night simultaneously with Jews in seven other countries in a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption and The Jewish Agency for Israel. The candle lighting in Israel will take place at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, where 300 young […]

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London Rabbi Suing Billionaire Philanthropist over Property Deal

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A Ukrainian billionaire living in London is being sued by his rabbi over a joint property venture. Rabbi Yonah Pruss claims that he and Gennadiy Bogolyubov, a philanthropist who is involved in the Chabad movement, entered into a deal to find, purchase and manage investment properties in Britain along with a surveyor, Colin Gershinson, according […]

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Haggadah Manuscript Found in a Garage May Fetch $1.5 million

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The auction sale of an illustrated Haggadah manuscript dating back to 1726 is expected to bring in as much as $1.5 million, the London Independent reported Tuesday. An auctioneer discovered it in an Osem soup carton in the garage at a house in Manchester where he was carrying out a routine evaluation for the relatives […]

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London Police Drop Sex Abuse Charges against Prominent Rabbi

Posted on: November 16th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A police investigation into sex abuse allegations against a prominent London rabbi has been dropped. The Metropolitan Police said Friday that the Crown Prosecution Service would not bring charges against a 54-year-old man regarding allegations of sexual assault, The Jewish Chronicle of London reported on its website. Several London rabbis have confirmed to JTA in […]

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British Foreign Secretary William Hague renews diplomatic ties with Iran.
 

Britain and Iran Re-Establish Diplomatic Ties

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Britain thrusts a knife in Israel’s campaign to keep Iran under pressure until it comes clean on its nuclear program, but France suddenly has become Israel's closest if not only European ally.

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Likud Yisrael Beitenu MK Dr. Shimon Ohayon attending a special Knesset meeting against Antisemitism.
 

MK Ohayon to EU Officials: ‘Don’t Let Antisemites Define Hate’

Posted on: November 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Many antisemites have been fighting against the ‘Working Definition of Antisemitism,’ so they can continue their attacks on Jews and the Jewish State.

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Gilo, in southern Jerusalem, and you call this a "settlement?"
 

London Newspaper ‘Creates’ New Settlement that Doesn’t Exist

Posted on: October 31st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The only good news about media ignorance is that the bigger lies newspapers create, the brighter will be the light of truth what the lies eventually come apart.

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Swastika graphic for Manchester United soccer fans. Not to worry - the team apologized. "Sorry, lads. No offense intended. Cheerio!"
 

British Soccer Team Apologizes for Nazi-Style Picture

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Soccer and anti-Semitism are two big sports in Britain. What happens when you combine them? You get a logo with a soccer team’s letter shaped in the form of a swastika. The team stated, “No offense intended.”

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George Galloway, in alarm, says: "What's that up your jumper?" As a proud Israeli Oxford student unfurls the Israeli flag.
 

Stiff-Necked Oxford Student Triumphantly Upstages Galloway (VIDEO)

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The Israeli Oxford student told virulently anti-Israel British politician George Galloway, "I don't have a question for you sir, as you can see, because I don't debate with racists." And with that, Hunter opened the Israeli flag, hoisted it up over his head, and holding it aloft and streaming behind him, he strode, stiff-necked, from the room.

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This 18th Century handwritten Passover Haggadah was discovered in a heap of rubbish.
 

18th Century Jewish Manuscript Found in Garage

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.

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"Jermain Defoe, he's a Yiddo."
 

Tottenham Jewish Fans Continue ‘Yid’ Chants Despite Police Warning

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

You can't call anyone "Yid" in England, not even yourself.

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British PM: Holocaust Teaches not to Ignore Syria Crimes

Posted on: September 17th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

British David Cameron said that the horrors of the Holocaust should bring out outrage in people who are against facing the reality that the Assad regime is using chemical weapons in Syria. He told the Holocaust Education Trust’s annual dinner in London on Monday, “The evidence [is] before our eyes,” the London Jewish Chronicle reported. […]

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A Russian Sukhoi emerging from a cloud. Despite its old age, this Soviet-made attack plane can still inflict a lot of damage on a tiny island like Cyprus. Hence the immediate response by the RAF.
 

Assad Launches 2 Russian Sukhois at Cyprus to Test British Intentions

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Two RAF Eurofighter Typhoons went up, but before they had a chance to engage, the two Syrian jets turned around and returned to base.

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El Al Teams Up with GetTaxi

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

El Al has signed an agreement with GetTaxi to offer passengers discounts for GetTaxi’s cab hailing service in New York, Tel Aviv and other cities where it operates, the Globes business newspaper reported. The discount from JFK to Manhattan will take $25 off the usual fare of $60-85. The discount program also is available in […]

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