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Spiritual Cafe: Fighting The Sin of Forgetfulness
 
Palmyra’s Ancient ‘Temple of Bel’ Destroyed in New Blast

August 31, 2015 - 1:48 PM
 
Second Temple-Era Podium May Be Discovery in City of David

August 31, 2015 - 11:44 AM
 
First Official Turkish Delegation to Israel in 5 Years

August 31, 2015 - 10:23 AM
 
In Show of Unity, Bklyn Pols Rally Against Iran Deal

August 31, 2015 - 4:32 AM
 
Pro-Israel Carson Breathing Down Neck of Pro-Israel Trump

August 30, 2015 - 7:30 PM
 
31st Democratic Senator Backs Iran Deal

August 30, 2015 - 5:54 PM
 
‘Mega” Gas Field Discovered off Egyptian Coast

August 30, 2015 - 5:27 PM
 
Elbit Wins European and African Contracts

August 30, 2015 - 4:02 PM
 
A Sign of Desperation: Iran Claims Syria Killed Israeli Soldiers

August 30, 2015 - 3:48 PM
 
Iran Rejects Daniel Barenboim’s Gesture of Peace Because He’s Israeli

August 30, 2015 - 3:15 PM
 
Wasserman-Schultz ‘Blocked DNC Resolution Supporting Iran Deal’

August 30, 2015 - 3:06 PM
 
Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at Age 82 in New York City

August 30, 2015 - 2:40 PM
 
Aljazeera Arab Readers Shocked by Restraint, Kindness of IDF Soldiers in Nabi Salah

August 30, 2015 - 2:37 PM
 
1 Injured in Drive-by Shooting Terror Attack Near Kedumim

August 30, 2015 - 1:43 PM
 
Large Brush Fire Contained in Galilee

August 30, 2015 - 1:28 PM
 
Israeli Woman Arrested Trying to Join ISIS

August 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM
 
Netanyahu: No Objection to ‘Civilian” Nuclear Program in Iran

August 30, 2015 - 11:01 AM
 
Soldier Injured in Suspected Car Attack

August 30, 2015 - 1:02 AM
 
Monaco Apologizes for Deporting Jews to the Nazis

August 29, 2015 - 11:54 PM
 
Obama to Jewish Organization Heads: I Understand Israelis Mistrusting Iran

August 29, 2015 - 11:43 PM
 
Clinton Puts Her Foot in the Mouth (Again) with ‘Boxcar’ Remark

August 29, 2015 - 11:37 PM
 
Iranian President Says Nuclear Deal a ‘Non-Committal Agreement’

August 29, 2015 - 11:01 PM
 
Union to Strike Ben Gurion Airport 2 Hours Sunday

August 29, 2015 - 10:05 PM
 
Official PA Media Calls Huckabee ‘Inane Creature’ and ‘Wicked Man’

August 29, 2015 - 9:45 PM
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Brushing up for aliyah - a few of the dentists who took the exam in New Jersey on Monday.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

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An unprecedented number of 20 dentists from around the United States who are planning to make Aliyah to Israel took the Israeli Dentistry Licensing Exam, at the Nefesh B’Nefesh offices in Paramus, New Jersey, this week. This is the largest group ever to take the test outside Israel. Dentists who immigrate to Israel must pass […]

American-born Yosef Abramowitz, brother-in-law of Sarah Silverman, is considering a bid to succeed Shimon Peres as President of Israel.
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

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Solar Energy pioneer Yosef Abramowitz, who moved to Israel from the United States as child, said Monday he is joining the crowded field of candidates to succeed Shimon Peres as President of Israel this summer. Knesset Member Meir Sheetrit of Tzipi Livni’s Tnuah party also announced his candidacy Monday, immediately winning Livni’s backing. He has […]

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Bring your family, tour group, seminary or yeshiva. You'll have lots of fun picking the olives and turning them into oil - all within a few hours.
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

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Shemen LaMeor will create jobs and reinvigorate the region’s agriculture while preserving its unique character.

 

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

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Official statistics on aliyah to Israel from the United States have been corrected to show that there was only a tiny change for the worse in the past year from the number of new immigrants in 2012. The Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption and the Jewish Agency issued a report in late December that […]

Rabbi Meir Schuster, z"l' dies Monday at the age of 71.
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

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One is remembered for his mitzvahs and good deeds, and Rabbi “Heritage House’ Schuster will be remembered forever.

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Soldiers like Shalom Gamliel are in a  special "Defenders of the Negev" unit that allows them to learn Torah and also defend Israel.
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2014

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Haredi youth have no excuse to dodge the draft, unless they really don’t want to learn Torah.

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Israel is preparing a program to help absorb an increasing number of Jews making aliyah.
 

Posted on: February 13th, 2014

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A steady increase of Jews fleeing anti-Semitism and moving to Israel has prompted the Ministry of Absorption to submit for government approval a new plan to help them start new lives as “olim” [new immigrants]. In 2013, there were 3,301 new immigrants from France, the highest recorded number from that country since the year 2000. […]

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In my opinion, there's one, minimal thing we expect these young Jews from all over the world participating in the Taglit Birthright program – to recognize that they're Jewish and not join our enemies. Not because we spent so much money on their vacation here, but because family you don't boycott. The Forward's Elissa Strauss fails to understand that her shame of the plight of Palestinians has made her contemplate becoming an enemy of Jews.
 

Posted on: February 4th, 2014

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Every century or so, wherever we are, we lose about 80 percent of our people for a variety of reasons.

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Taglit-Birthright Israel trip participants with Prime Minister Netanyahu.
 

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

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The Taglit-Birthright Israel program has expanded eligibility for its free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26 to include teenagers who went on an educational trip to Israel during high school Birthright’s eligibility guidelines previously stated, “If you have been to Israel before but only with your family or on other personal […]

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Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel and friends have initiated an internet campaign directed at one of the most insular and impenetrable demographics in the Jewish world: Haredi Yiddish speakers in America.
 

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

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Yiddish messages rooted in Jewish liturgy and Biblical texts encouraging Jews to make Aliyah.

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Posted on: January 13th, 2014

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A food bank chairman, a solar energy pioneer and the creator of the “Dry Bones” comic strip are among the first winners of a Nefesh B’Nefesh prize recognizing immigrants to Israel. More than 200 immigrants from English-speaking countries were nominated for the Bonei Zion Prize, which was awarded in five categories as well as for […]

 

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in the letter to Israel’s prime minister dated Jan. 10 that: […]

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Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Posted on: January 5th, 2014

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Rabbi Avi Weiss is learning the hard way about playing nice with others.

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Dr. Yitz Glick in front of the Palestinian village he visits every week.
 

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

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The connection runs so deep, that the Arab villagers have alerted Efrat authorities against terror cells.

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The Orthodox have consistently been the largest group.
 

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

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Orthodoxy have consistently been the largest group.

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Jewish man stands and looks on in Paris.
 

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

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An Aliyah plan of this scale hasn't been attempted since the rescued of Ethiopian Jewry.

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Posted on: December 26th, 2013

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Twenty-five young Jewish tech leaders working for such leading companies as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have arrived in Israel for a ten-day introduction to the country and to the Israeli tech scene. The visit, dubbed Taglit Tech Challenge, is a partnership between The Jewish Agency for Israel and Taglit-Birthright Israel and is part of a […]

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Posted on: December 19th, 2013

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A get-tough IRS policy on Americans living abroad has encouraged some Americans living abroad, including “olim” in Israel, to revoke their American citizenship, the Globes business newspaper reported. The United States taxes its citizens’ income even if they have been living abroad for years, and agrees with most banks in the world now expose all […]

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Israeli olah proudly showing their new ID cards. Instead of investing in strengthening Jewish centers in diaspora, Israel must focus on one narrow mission: bring everyone home.
 

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.

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Armed with a camera, MK Pnina Tamano-Shata, who was born in Ethiopia, demanded to be permitted to donate blood. She was told she couldn't, because Ethiopian born Israelis are on the list of people who may not donate (the list also includes homosexuals and Englishmen). Now Israel may expose its blood supply to danger, to appease the political circus she created.
 

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

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An MDA medical team was kicked out of the Knesset for refusing an Ethiopian MK Blood.

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