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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
 
Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Communities Over the Holiday

April 22, 2014 - 1:44 PM
 
Chief Rabbi of Nikolayev, Ukraine on Firebomb Attack

April 22, 2014 - 3:50 AM
 
Will Your Child be Born in ‘Israel’?

April 22, 2014 - 3:08 AM
 
All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

April 20, 2014 - 11:09 PM
 
Prayer Request from HaRav Aharon Bina

April 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM
 
Bennett to Abbas: Go Ahead, Make My Day

April 20, 2014 - 4:46 PM
 
Arab Riots Forced Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Family off Temple Mount

April 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM
 
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

April 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
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Mechina boys learning with Rav Dovid Abrahomovitz (L.)
 

The Frum Student’s Alternative to Yeshiva in Israel

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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A mechina is based on traditional Torah learning, but it also dedicates a significant chunk of its curriculum to developing Torah-based leadership skills and real-life tools outside of the classroom

Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald (L.) and Mr. Michael Steinhardt will wrestle this week.
 

Atheist Birthright Founder and Rabbi Buchwald to Do Battle

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

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Jewish Outreach founder Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald and Birthright’s co-founder, self-declared atheist Michael Steinhardt have agreed “to wrestle out” their beliefs in a debate.

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North American Immigrants to Northern Israel Display Unique Art Exhibit

Posted on: January 7th, 2013

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The North American and English aliyah organization Nefesh B’Nefesh, the Jewish Agency, and the Jewish National Fund have teamed up with the Ort Braude Academic College of Engineering in Karmiel to feature the artwork of immigrants from English-speaking countries to northern Israel.

 

200th Anniversary of the Alter Rebbe Celebrated by Renewed Chabad Presence in Hebron

Posted on: January 6th, 2013

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Marking the 200th anniversary of the yartzeit of the Alter Rebbe - Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi who founded the Chabad movement - the Jewish Press' Yishai Fleisher interviewed one of the special emmissaries who have become the hallmark of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement to talk about the man who started it all, what his passions were, and where Chabad is headed.

 

Israeli Professor Earns Title of Nobility from Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on: December 31st, 2012

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Israeli Professor Penelope Ur received a title of nobility from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her work as a teacher of English and her efforts to promote friendship between Britain and Israel.

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Historic Jerusalem Home Firebombed (Video)

Posted on: December 24th, 2012

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A historic Jewish building in Jerusalem’s ancient City of David was firebombed by local Arabs , with supporters recording and posting the videotape on YouTube.

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Israel Tax Authority director general Doron Arbeli
 

Israel, US to Exchange Tax Information, Banking Secrecy Disregarded

Posted on: December 13th, 2012

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The IRS has been known to impose sanctions against a bank which knowingly permitted customers to violate FACTA rules.

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Report: Coerced Contraception of Ethiopian Olim (Video)

Posted on: December 12th, 2012

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“They told us, ‘You won’t immigrate to Israel. You also won’t come into this clinic. You won’t get help and medical treatment.’”

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1 Million Sign On For ‘Virtual March’ Marking ‘87 Soviet Jewry Rally

Posted on: December 9th, 2012

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More than 1 million people have signed on to join a "virtual march" commemorating the Washington rally 25 years for the Soviet Jewry movement, according to a coalition marking the 1987 event.

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Mordechai Ben David
 

His Brooklyn Home Destroyed by Sandy, Singer Mordechai Ben David Is Making Aliyah (Video)

Posted on: November 8th, 2012

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Only three days ago, popular singer and songwriter Mordechai Ben David shot and distributed a video depicting the destruction of his neighborhood, Sea Gate, at southwestern tip of Brooklyn, NY, in an effort to raise awareness—and donations—to rebuild this thriving Jewish community.

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Bnei Menashe immigrants arriving at Ben Gurion international airport, November 21, 2006.
 

Indian Tribe Aliyah Approved

Posted on: November 6th, 2012

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Israel's government approved the immigration of the Bnei Menashe, an Indian tribe that claims Jewish ancestry.

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Ethiopian students learning jewelry-making at Yvel's Megemeria School of Jewelry and Art.
 

Israeli Jewelry Entrepreneurs Give Back to Ethiopian Community

Posted on: November 6th, 2012

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The company’s employees are mostly immigrants who have come to Israel from places like the United States, Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia. The Levys’ business philosophy is firmly rooted in social responsibility and philanthropy.

Falash Mura olim arrive in Ben Gurion airport.
 

Operation Dove’s Wings Begins as Ethiopian Aliyah Comes to a Close

Posted on: October 30th, 2012

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The flight was organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel, pursuant to the July government decision to increase the rate of Ethiopian Aliyah.

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Mass Aliyah is Beginning of End of Ethiopia Project

Posted on: October 29th, 2012

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It’s the beginning of the end of Ethiopian aliyah, as 240 Ethiopians alight a plane to Israel Monday afternoon, the first of a series of flights dubbed Operation Dove's Wings which will take place until the last one in March 2014, marking the end of the state of Israel’s rescue of the Falash Mura - Ethiopians with Jewish ancestry.

 

Young New York Jews Gear Up for Aliyah Conference

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

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In an effort to nudge New York Jewish students and young professionals considering aliyah to take the plunge, Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel will be hosting a special conference at the UJA-Federation of new York in Manhattan on October 21.

Newly inducted IDF paratrooper Akiva Goldstein and his parents in Akiva's apartment in Jerusalem, September 7, 2012.
 

From Quaker High School to the IDF: Profile of a Lone Soldier

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

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Goldstein was raised in a Jewish-conservative household in Philadelphia, attending the Jewish elementary school of Solomon Schechter and Camp Rama in the summers. He chose to go to the Quaker Friends’ Central High School in part because of the school’s focus on athletics, but also in order to broaden his horizons.

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Five Pairs of Brothers and Sisters Make Aliyah and Enlist in the Army Together

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

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Every year, young soldiers from overseas are enlisted into the Israeli Defense Forces through the Garin Tzabar program. The distance from their families and friends combined with the acclimation to their new country makes their service especially challenging. This year, however, at least for five pairs of brothers from the United States and Australia, the experience should be somewhat less difficult.

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Study: Jewish Population Shrinking Outside Israel

Posted on: September 9th, 2012

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The global Jewish population grew by more than 88,000 people over the past year, and now stands at 13.75 million, according to a new study published y Professor Sergio DellaPergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom is Urging Tunisian Jews to leave while they can.
 

Tunisian Spring Is Turning Into a Jewish Winter

Posted on: September 1st, 2012

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With the new legislation being proposed in the Islamist Ennahda led government, Tunisian Jews may need to rethink their loyalty to a country that clearly no longer wants them. The Tunisian Parliament is working to pass a law that will prohibit the import of religious books, kosher food, and even visitors from Israel.

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JFK Airport. Are IRS agents waiting for you there?
 

Flying Back to the US? Better Ask your Accountant First, You Could Get Arrested

Posted on: August 31st, 2012

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U.S. taxpayers traveling to the United States with unpaid U.S. tax assessments can be detained at the border, questioned, and flagged for follow-up enforcement. If a taxpayer has an unpaid tax liability and is subject to a resulting Notice of Federal Tax Lien, the IRS may submit identifying taxpayer information to the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), a database maintained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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