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Rabbi Riskin on Tension with the Chief Rabbinate, and Rabbi Feuer on the Priestly Blessing
 
PA Arabs Use a Snake to Defend Them against Police and IDF

May 30, 2015 - 11:11 PM
 
Son of Late Revered Kabbalistic Rabbi Kaduri in Critical Condition

May 30, 2015 - 10:47 PM
 
Ted Cruz Calls for Financial Boycott of Universities Backing BDS Israel

May 30, 2015 - 10:14 PM
 
Israel Welcomes End to FIFA’s ‘Absurd Situation’

May 30, 2015 - 1:50 AM
 
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Re-Elected Despite Corruption Scandals, Arrests

May 29, 2015 - 11:56 PM
 
No Goal – Rajoub Drops FIFA Sportsfare Attack on Israel

May 29, 2015 - 5:38 PM
 
Bomb Threat Clears Out FIFA Congress (for Lunch)

May 29, 2015 - 3:36 PM
 
Israel Rejects as ‘False’ UJA Federation’s Claims about Israel Parade ‘Inclusion’

May 29, 2015 - 2:58 PM
 
Pro-Palestinian Protesters Invade FIFA Congress

May 29, 2015 - 12:57 PM
 
Religious Mailmen Complain They Have to Deliver Missionary Propaganda

May 29, 2015 - 11:46 AM
 
Final Steps Underway for Jerusalem’s City of David Visitor’s Center

May 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM
 
Jewish Organizations Raise Relief Funds after Houston Flood

May 29, 2015 - 10:12 AM
 
Mass. Gov. Baker Declares Sunday ‘Celebrate Israel Day’

May 29, 2015 - 9:39 AM
 
‘Mystery Rabbi’ Sues Rapper ‘Ice Cube’ for $2 Million for Assault

May 29, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Israel Envisions Regional Cooperation with Arab Nations

May 29, 2015 - 3:04 AM
 
El Paso, Texas and Hadera, Israel Become Sister Cities

May 29, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Jerusalem Post Editor Attacked by Arabs at ‘Coexistence’ ‘Hug’ Day

May 29, 2015 - 2:54 AM
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Religious & Secular in Israel
Defeated Bet Shemesh mayoral candidate Eli Cohen (with thumbs up) will have another go against Haredi Shas candidate Moshe Abutbul, the incumbent.
 

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The new election date of March 11 was announced by the Ministry of Interior.

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Ministers Tzipi Livni Perry and Yair Lapid were not included in a recent special cabinet meeting with the Shabac, Israel's internal security service, allegedly because of their ties with the BDS movement.
 

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

The report charged that Livni, Lapid and Perry warnings about impending boycotts became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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MK David Rotem
 

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

Israeli lawmaker David Rotem offered a full apology for reportedly saying the Reform movement “is not Jewish.”

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Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked arguing with United Torah Judaism MK Uri Maklev. Shaked is chair of the Knesset committee which this week will bring a final draft of the IDF enlistment law to a second and third vote, making it law.
 

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The impatient Supreme Court, in its haste to get the numbers on paper, has created needless political battles.

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An orthodox Jewish man argues with a reform Jewish woman wearing a prayer shawl at the Kotel.
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

An Israel Knesset Member got a whack on his tongue for angering the Diaspora.

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Police and Haredim scuffle on main road near Bnei Brak.
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Haredim could turn hate into love by serving in the army and showing non-religious soldiers the Light of Torah,

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Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid (leaning) arguing with Haredi MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ). The new Supreme Court ruling is good for Lapid, who's showing his voters he's tough on Haredim. It's also good for the Haredi leadership, who will be able to galvanize support in their war against the heathen Zionists.
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The Supreme Court ruling came after several appeals from so called good government groups.

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MK David Rotem: Reform Jews may be Reform but that doesn't mean they are Jews.
 

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Reform leaders too often make themselves look silly by bending the Bible for their own convenience.

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Posted on: February 4th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The Israeli Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the government to cease all funding of yeshivas whose students do not enlist in the IDF. The decision struck in one blow further sealed the fate of Haredi leaders fighting the “equal burden” policy pursued by Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid and also gave him a needed […]

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Jewish Home MK Yoni Chetboun in a Knesset Finance Committee meeting last November, arguing in favor of the IDF continuing to purchase shoes from an Israeli company, which is facing extinction should the Ministry of Defense kill its contract. Chetboun is a critic of pro-withdrawal ministers, especially under economic threats.
 

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

MK Chetboun says we're not about to commit suicide because of economic threats.

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Yair Netanyahu and non-Jewish Norwegian friend- just studying  together?
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

The difference between Yair Netanyahu and Anthony Weiner and Hillary Clinton is that Israel is a Jewish state.

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A recent prayer service at the Kotel, involving hundreds of different God-loving Jewish men and women, who meditated together, respectful of each other's faith and sentiments. Not… Actually, that one was a total zoo, back on July 08, 2013, Rosh Chodesh Av.
 

Posted on: January 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Remember Life of Brian, where the Judean splinter groups run into each other and start a brawl? You're in for a treat.

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Posted on: January 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

The Lehava Organization for the Prevention of Assimilation in the Holy Land appealed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday to break up his son Yair’s relationship with a Norwegian non-Jew. Yair Netanyahu is dating Sandra  Leikange a fellow student, Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, The Jewish Press reported here earlier today. Citing the Prime Minister’s late […]

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According to "watchdog" Peace Now, Israel's vast, new illegal Jewish expansion includes "five [homes] in the sprawling Ariel settlement." Start the boycott!
 

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeEuropean Union

The ambassador did not state what would happen if the talks fail over something else?

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It isn't clear why TheMarker, owned by Haaretz, is so upset with the special treatment awarded these rabbis, other than the fact that, in Israel's secular media market, mentioning a special treatment to religious leaders is like throwing a slab of red meat to a pack of dogs.
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The website concludes that this must be part of a quid pro quo between the airport and the Haredi parties.

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Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (L) with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Baruch Lau during the Swearing-in ceremony of the Rabbinate Council at the president's residence in Jerusalem, in 2013. Does anyone in America feel the need for a chief rabbi? Then why should Israelis have to endure two, or even just one of them?
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It's a step in the right direction. Now let's take the next, obvious step and eliminate it altogether.

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Gideon Levy (L) writes that Israel's inane demand to be recognized as Jewish reminds him of a neighbor he had as a child, a Holocaust survivor, who was obsessed with making sure her front door was locked when she left the house.
 

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsMedia

It may look sick to some, but it's all I've got.

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Boaz Albert locked himself in an iron gizmo to prevent riot police from kicking him out of his home. The executive order against him is punishment for things he will do in the future.
 

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Even after suffering shocks from a Taser gun, he refused to sign on the administrative order.

Israeli singer Dana International won the 1998 Eurovision, giving the folks at home the feeling that they're part of the civilized, cultured Europe, even while living in the Levant, surrounded by hostile Arabs. The left has been pushing the button of Isolation threats on account of settlement construction, and secular Israelis are buying it.
 

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Those warnings are not trivial. They're also not all that real.

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Israel's Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau visiting Rachel's Tomb near Bethlehem. In other women's news: the good rabbi is being pushed to permit women to take the same ordination exams as men.
 

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Hacohen demanded a quick response from the Rabbinate, or he would appeal to the Supreme Court.

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