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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
Updates from Kuneitra, Syria [video]

August 29, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 29, 2014 - 1:08 PM
 
Soldier Dies from Wounds in Rocket Attack

August 29, 2014 - 12:33 PM
 
A Grand Total of 50 Muslims in Michigan Condemn ISIS

August 29, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Funeral Begins from Lakewood Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer

August 29, 2014 - 11:48 AM
 
Dutch Pension Fund Rejects BDS

August 29, 2014 - 10:37 AM
 
Al Qaeda and ISIS are Israel’s New Northern Neighbors

August 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM
 
Netanyahu Meets with House Armed Services Members

August 28, 2014 - 11:49 PM
 
Mashaal Vows Cease-Fire a Step to New ‘Resistance’ War against Israel

August 28, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
ISIS Slaughters 450 Captured Syrian Soldiers Since Wednesday

August 28, 2014 - 8:37 PM
 
Update: Lakewood Confirms Sofer’s Body Was Found in Jerusalem Hills

August 28, 2014 - 8:31 PM
 
Comedian Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 28, 2014 - 8:09 PM
 
Run Away… Run Away… [photos]

August 28, 2014 - 7:28 PM
 
Echoing Cease-fire, Britain’s Jews and Muslims Call for Peace

August 28, 2014 - 6:56 PM
 
27 Israelis Arrested for Drug & Weapons Trafficking, Helping Hezbollah

August 28, 2014 - 6:38 PM
 
Israeli Arabs Arrested for Lebanon Ties

August 28, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
Erdoğan Sworn in as Turkish President

August 28, 2014 - 3:26 PM
 
IDF Fires Warning Shots Near Gaza Fence

August 28, 2014 - 2:51 PM
 
Shaath: US Pressured Israel to Drop Demilitarization Demand

August 28, 2014 - 2:49 PM
 
PLO Calls for War Crimes Investigations

August 28, 2014 - 2:39 PM
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Yityish Aynaw, a 21 year old Ethiopian, won Israel's 2013 national beauty pageant.
 

Posted on: February 28th, 2013

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"It's important that a member of the Ethiopian community wins the competition for the first time," she told the judges.

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Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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From March 3rd through the 10th, Nefesh B'Nefesh will be holding Aliyah Mega Events and Fairs in New York, Baltimore, Washington, Miami, Toronto and Montreal. These mega events are for everyone who wants to hear it like it really is.

Mechina boys learning with Rav Dovid Abrahomovitz (L.)
 

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.
 

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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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.

 

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.

 

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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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
 

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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ethiopian
 

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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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
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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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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.

 

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.
 

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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Illustration image.
 

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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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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