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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Kerry’s Talks Achieve Peace Between Hamas and Fatah

April 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
 
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

April 23, 2014 - 11:18 AM
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
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
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Religious & Secular in Israel
The Women of the Wall will pray at the southern end of the Western Wall Friday but without their Torah scroll, which has been damaged by dampness.
 

Women of the Wall Blame Gov’t for Their Damaged Torah Scroll

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.

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The first rally in front of Binynei Ha'uma (Jerusalem Convention Center), circa 1950.
 

Huge Pro-Settlement Rally in Jerusalem Wednesday

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Our people in Jewish Home and Likud kept campaigning that they had to be in the coalition to influence government. They're in now, and what influence do they have?

Students at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. The alarm over the fate of our yeshivas following the newest cuts may be premature, but the nastiness against yeshivas is palpable.
 

Extreme Cut: Israel Eliminates Budget for Yeshiva Foreign Students

Posted on: October 1st, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

There has been no reduction, much less elimination, of Israeli government support for foreign students attending local universities.

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Tens of thousands gathered at the kotel to pray for Rav Ovadia, September 29, 2013.
 

Tens of Thousands Pray for Rav Ovadia at the Kotel

Posted on: September 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

If you wish to mention him in your prayers, his name is Harav Chaim Ovadia Yosef ben Gorgia.

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The Chardakim campaign attacks Charedi soldiers who dare enlist in the IDF.
 

Verbal Attack on Charedi Soldier Signals Renewal of ‘Chardakim’ Campaign

Posted on: September 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

One rabbi has decreed that wearing an IDF uniform is tantamount to wearing a cross medallion.

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The Belzer Rebbe, Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach (L). with former chief rabbi, Rav Ovadia Yosef.
 

Belzer Rebbe: Israeli Govt. Made Up of Dogs

Posted on: September 28th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Regarding the money his Chassidim are taking from the evil government, the Rebbe said it was their money.

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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.
 

Violent Riot Police Extract Settler from Home in Under 5 Hrs.

Posted on: September 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

A woman and a 9-year-old boy were among the more severely beaten.

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Worshippers cover themselves with prayer shawls at he Western Wall in Jerusalem during the Kohenim Benediction priestly blessing
 

WoW Miss their Chance for Equality at Kotel Priestly Blessing

Posted on: September 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

If the Women of the Wall want equality with men, why don’t they try to perform the Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall? Do tribal distinctions contradict “equality?” If so, who needs a Reform "rabbi?"

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In 2009, then Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon visits the evacuated settlement of Chomesh in Samaria, and urged Israel to consider resettling the residents, calling it a strategic asset in the face of Palestinian terrorism. Now his Defense ministry is inviting the Arabs to occupy those lands.
 

Israel to Authorize Palestinians to Settle in Evacuated Jewish Town

Posted on: September 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Arabs will now be free to take over the lands, while Jews will continue to be prohibited from even going there.

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If the soldiers cannot come to the Torah, then the Torah comes to the soldiers; Torah reading in the field
 

The Holiest Day of the Year: How IDF Soldiers Observe Yom Kippur

Posted on: September 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The IDF is nothing if not innovative. For soldiers who are on the front lines during the Yom Kippur Fast, the army suggests they suck on popsicles to keep their strength without violating to laws of the fast.

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IDF soldier praying during Yom Kippur War in 1973
 

Numerous Reasons for Fear, One Reason for Joy this New Year

Posted on: September 13th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Israel has one life support. It starts with Yom Kippur.

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Housing Minister Uri Ariel on Temple Mount.
 

MK Ariel ‘Blesses’ at Temple Mount, PA Warns of Religious War (Video)

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

‘Peace talks’ are an excuse to avoid THE issue - the Temple Mount – but the PA pushes it in media, warns of religious war. Housing Minister blesses at the site. Fatah terrorists warn of ‘violent Friday.”

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Native Baltimore Rabbi Runs for Beit Shemesh City Council

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Baltimore native Rabbi Avraham Leventhal, who moved to Beit Shemesh eight years ago after making aliyah, has tossed his hat in the political ring and is running for a seat on the city council. Elections will take place October 22. Another former American, Rabbi Dov Lipman, also was active in politics after making aliyah. He […]

 

Agunot Activist Woman Appointed to Panel for Jewish Judges

Posted on: September 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has appointed the first woman as one of the members of the State Committee for the Appointment of Rabbinical Court Judges. Dr. Rachel Levmore, director of the Project for the Prevention of Agunot and Get-Refusal of the International Young Israel Movement and the Jewish Agency, was named to the panel based […]

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This holiday of Succot, the Temple Institute is inviting tourists to visit Temple Mount just as Jews used to visit the Holy Temple in antiquity.
 

MK Feiglin to Address Visitors to Temple Mount from which He is Barred

Posted on: September 10th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

In the Jewish State, religious Jews are kept by secular politicians on the command of Arab executives from setting foot on the holiest place on Earth.

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United Torah Judaism MK Meir Porush (seen handcuffing himself to the microphone during a speech at the Knesset plenum against the draft bill. Now he is threatening a full blown religious war, should the law be passed.
 

Haredi MK to US Envoy: Rabbis Will Declare Religious War

Posted on: September 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It would probably be easier for the U.S. to make peace between the warring factions in Syria than between MK Porush and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.

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A Jerusalem Haredi neighborhood during a municipal strike. Despite the incumbent mayor's best intentions, Jerusalem under his rule is not clean, traffic is a nightmare, taxes are among the highest in the country and essential services leave much to be desired.
 

War on Jerusalem Pits Secular Incumbent against Lieberman’s Candidate

Posted on: September 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Moshe Leon didn't really know he was going to run for mayor of Jerusalem until the last minute.

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Israel's "second city" is a lot more like New York than Jerusalem on Saturday morning. In fact, this image is from the website shabatopen.co.il, specializing in informing users about where to dine and shop on Shabbat.
 

Tel Aviv to High Court: Business as Usual on Shabbat

Posted on: September 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Supreme Court: "The only thing being damaged is the rule of law."

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Jewish Home MK Yonatan "Yoni" Chetboun sees no future for his party's alliance with Yesh Atid.
 

Jewish Home MK: It’s Time to Separate from Yair Lapid

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The interview is an open announcement of an idea that has been in discussion within Jewish Home for some time now.

The WOW group pray at the Kotel, but Jordan objects.
 

Jordan Calls ‘Women of the Wall’ Prayer Site an ‘Attack on Islam’

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Women of the Wall was so focused on Haredim that the girls forgot to ask Jordan for permission to pray in their own minyan. Now maybe the WoW will wake up to reality and pray on the Temple Mount.

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