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Our Strength: Overcoming Anti-Israelism, Corruption, and Terror
 
New Billboards Target NY Times for Anti-Israel Reporting

December 25, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
Million-Dollar ‘Chocolate Bar’: First-Grade Buddies Raise Seven Figures for Rare Disease

December 25, 2014 - 1:58 PM
 
Russian Financial Crisis Spells Devastating Losses for Israeli Farmers

December 25, 2014 - 1:30 PM
 
Bayit Yehudi Finally Has the Education Ministry (Until Elections)

December 25, 2014 - 1:20 PM
 
Hamas Hold Terrorist Pow-Wow over ‘Zionist Violations’ of Cease-Fire

December 25, 2014 - 12:32 PM
 
‘Six Million More’ graffitied on Greek Jewish Cemetery

December 25, 2014 - 12:02 PM
 
IDF Arrests Terrorists and Uncovers Large Stash of Weapons near Shechem

December 25, 2014 - 11:49 AM
 
Israel Capitulates — Returns Bodies of Nar Nof Terrorists [video]

December 25, 2014 - 11:15 AM
 
CoS Gantz Dismisses Givati Battalion Commander for Sexual Harassment

December 25, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
And the Right is Back

December 25, 2014 - 10:12 AM
 
Uri Ariel Promises to Lower Housing Costs

December 25, 2014 - 8:49 AM
 
Ban on Interfaith Teen Dating Lifted by United Synagogue Youth

December 25, 2014 - 1:59 AM
 
Al Qaeda Urges ‘Lone Wolves’ via Magazine to Attack US Airliners

December 25, 2014 - 12:50 AM
 
Belgian Minister Vows to Uphold Jewish Ritual Slaughter

December 24, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Michael Oren Joins Kachlon’s Party

December 24, 2014 - 8:49 PM
 
Israel Warns Hamas: ‘We Will Respond to Attacks — Forcefully”

December 24, 2014 - 8:17 PM
 
Update: Medical Emergency 101 Lines Back Up in Jerusalem

December 24, 2014 - 7:50 PM
 
Firebombs Thrown near Beit Hadassah

December 24, 2014 - 6:16 PM
 
Border Police Stop Terror Attack

December 24, 2014 - 5:08 PM
 
Hatnua Party Collapses, Herzog Buys a Cat in the Bag

December 24, 2014 - 4:43 PM
 
Likud Party Bars Netanyahu from Running as Chairman

December 24, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Hebrew University to Close for Christmas

December 24, 2014 - 1:15 PM
 
Alan Gross to get $3.2M Compensation

December 24, 2014 - 1:03 PM
 
Update: IDF Soldier Wounded in Gun Battle with Hamas

December 24, 2014 - 11:55 AM
 
Yisrael Beitenu Suspected of Fraud and Bribery

December 24, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Muslim Destroys French City’s Xmas Decorations

December 24, 2014 - 11:06 AM
 
Two Rockets Fired from Gaza

December 24, 2014 - 10:50 AM
 
Paris Synagogue Attacked

December 24, 2014 - 10:27 AM
 
Indie Theaters Rushing to get the “The Interview”

December 24, 2014 - 7:50 AM
 
PM Netanyahu Competes in International Bible Quiz

December 24, 2014 - 6:13 AM
 
Chabad of Dead Sea ‘Lights Up’ Israeli-Jordanian Border Base

December 24, 2014 - 1:46 AM
 
Will Israel Destroy Its Own Energy Independence, Break Deal with Delek, Noble Energy?

December 24, 2014 - 1:32 AM
 
A Kuwaiti Muslim’s Journey to Chanukah

December 23, 2014 - 11:42 PM
 
Jeff Seidel, Yochanan Danziger Survive Terror Attack near Mt. of Olives

December 23, 2014 - 6:06 PM
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Religious & Secular in Israel
 

Posted on: December 24th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Hebrew University will give its students the day off on Christmas for the first time ever. There will be no classes on Thursday, Dec. 25, a new vacation day on the university calendar. The students also had off on Sunday for Hanukkah. The university also has declared a vacation day for and placed on its […]

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Israeli PM Netanyahu lights Hanukkah candles at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Dec. 20, 2014.
 

Posted on: December 24th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu competed with others Tuesday in the fifth International Bible Quiz in Jerusalem.

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Tekuma MKs Uri Ariel, Orit Strook and Zevulun Kalfa at a meeting Saturday night.
 

Posted on: December 21st, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The decision of Uri Aril’s Tekuma faction to remain in the party and re-start a “Yesha faction” is a blessing.

Haredi women work at Concept Creative Technology, a subsidiary of Beit Shemesh-based NetSource.
 

Posted on: December 17th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

High housing prices are blamed, but has anyone suggested that working for a living might help?

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The Lehava group organizes demonstrations to protest intermarriage and Jewish coexistence with Arabs.
 

Posted on: December 11th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelIsraeli Arabs

Three members of the Lehava organization are arrested for the Nov. 29 arson of Jerusalem's mixed Jewish-Arab school.

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Esther Eizenkott, mother of the next Chief of Staff: "He consults a rabbi in Jerusalem."
 

Posted on: November 30th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Israel gets a mensch for Chief of Staff along with a Yiddishe Mama.

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The Holy Ark in the Knesset synagogue.
 

Posted on: November 28th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Liberal Jews are for tolerance until they also have to be tolerant.

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Chief Rabbis David Lau (L) and Yitzhak Yosef opposed the bill on giving local rabbis power for conversion.
 

Posted on: October 27th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The bill would take power away from the Haredi Chief Rabbis but but does not authorize non-orthodox conversions.

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Miniature Torah at the women's section of the Western Wall Friday morning.
 

Posted on: October 24th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

They had to use a magnifying glass to read the letters.

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A novel solution for gender separation, even though this probably is a PhotoShop job.
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A simple solution for Haredi demands would be separate planes.

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Yeshiva student Benad Even-Chen, 27, a master skateboarder, is learning at the Chabad-Lubavitch Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: September 29th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolidays

A semi-pro skier whose soul loves to fly in the sky even when his body is grounded finds he can integrate both in a Torah-observant lifestyle.

Living in Israel is an open ticket against intermarriage. Above: MK Tzipi Hotovely and Or Alon at their wedding last year.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

If you are worried about your child marrying a non-Jew, and you should be, then move to Israel.

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Cinema City Kids Theater
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2014

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

There's a battle going on for Jerusalem's soul, and Cinema City proves you don't need to compromise on Shabbat or Kashrut to be a success.

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Eyal Yifrah (19), Gil-Ad Shayer(16) and Naftali Frenkel (16) , the three Israeli boys are the victims of kidnapping by Hamas terrorists.
 

Posted on: June 20th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

"I believe they will come back but if not, please be united. Be united.” - Racheli Frankel, mother of kidnap victim

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Evolution: fact or theory?
 

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel's rabbis don't see evolution as a threat, and some believe it will help the students add more depth and understanding to their Torah learning and faith.

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Dosim - Yom HaZikaron
 

Posted on: May 5th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The TV station sent out a cameraman to get a video of Haredim during the siren. They got a video, but not the one they wanted.

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Egged bus digital sign shows the correct Counting of the Omer for Sunday. Don't get confused. Today, Monday, is the 13th day.
 

Posted on: April 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The U.S. concept of separation of church and state means separating Jews from Judaism in Israel.

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Posted on: April 28th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Former Supreme Court Justice Dalia Dorner, who now heads the Israeli Council of Journalists, has called on the powers-to-be to prevent the closure of the bankrupt national religious newspaper Makkor Rishon that American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson wants to buy. Adelson also owns the highly successful freebie Israel HaYom newspaper, which staunchly supported Prime Minister […]

An ultra-orthodox man blowing the shofar to announce the approaching Sabbath in Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose” – Janis Joplin.

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Haredi IDF soldiers of the IDF Nahal Haredi battalion in the mess hall of their base, in the northern Jordan valley. The IDF is planning two new Haredi battalions and men only recruitment center and boot camp.
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Knesset passed the bill to draft more Ultra-Orthodox Jews into the IDF.

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