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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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Religious & Secular in Israel
Many Haredi men and most Chassidim wear a shtreimel made from animal fur on special days. Will they choose the synthetic alternative to avoid causing needless pain to animals?
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.

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Bar Rafaeli wins $113,000 in a lawsuit against Samsung for violating her privacy.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Roger ‘Pink Floyd’ Waters learns not to start up with Israelis, especially a woman. And especially supermodel Bar Rafaeli. She exposed his hypocrisy of boycotting Israel but using her photo for his concerts.

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Haredi Israelis are under a three-pronged attack by Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who is introducing reforms at such a high speed they threaten to push many below the poverty line.
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israel's social security administration objected to these cuts, arguing that they expect them to send some 35 thousand new children below the poverty line.

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Police tasering a settler in his home, despite the fact that the man is offering no resistance.
 

Posted on: August 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

In the video, police barge into Albert's home, the screen goes dark and we hear him screaming in pain.

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David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion rebuked The Jewish Press, suggesting the daughter of a Buddhist Korean woman who never converted was qualified to serve as a rabbi. We went ahead and checked his facts…
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

The President of HUC-JIR, sent The Jewish Press an angry letter suggesting there are Orthodox sources supporting patrilineal descent.

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The core curriculum program will introduce Haredi yeshiva students to foreign languages, literature, math, science, technology, and physical aptness, which are perceived by the Haredi leadership as an attack on Torah values.
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Cuts in funding, together with severe cuts in child support, will likely force the majority of Haredi yeshivas to buckle under.

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Hadassa Margolese walking her daughter Naama to school in Beit Shemesh a few days after Naama was harassed by Haredi Orthodox men in December 1911
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Los Angeles-born woman, whose daughter was spat on by extreme Haredim in Beit Shemesh, has given up her fight for religious tolerance and leaves the city , but she blames modern orthodox Jews.

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Posted on: August 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky will release his full plan for a compromise among religious groups at the Western Wall in two weeks, Haaretz   reported. Under Sharansky’s plan, first reported in April, an existing egalitarian section of the wall known as Robinson’s Arch would be expanded and a unified entrance would be built leading […]

 

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Radical Haredim rioted in Jerusalem and in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, on Monday because of construction at sites that they said contain Jewish graves. Police took into custody at least 14 rioters. The Haredim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim and Geula neighborhoods set garbage containers on fire following a rabbinical ruled against claims of the […]

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The Klausenburger Rebbe was wholeheartedly in favor of settling Eretz Israel, and cursed the Jews who collaborated with the Arabs to prevent it.
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

When it came to comparisons with the Third Reich, it appears the first Klausenburger Rebbe had his priorities straight.

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Posted on: August 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Beitar Jerusalem soccer team announced that it will stop playing on Shabbat in order to allow its religious and traditional fans to attend team home games. Home games will be held on Saturday nights or weekdays, according to the announcement by the team’s new owner Eli Tabib. Beitar Jerusalem made headlines earlier this year […]

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Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Halberstam, the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe, spoke in Beit Shemesh against the conspiracy of secular and religious Zionists to "uproot the Torah."
 

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe sees no difference between Nazi depictions of Jews as contaminators of German blood and the Israeli Media view of Haredim as freeloaders.

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Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Religious Council of Petach Tikvah, located next to Tel Aviv, is generally known to give problems for couple wanting to get married by modern orthodox rabbis registered with the Tzohar organization, a rabbi told The Jewish Press Thursday. Responding to the reported plight of a young man whose request for a certificate that he […]

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Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni said he doesn’t mind if yeshivas are monitored to make sure those enrolled are learning so long as universities get the same treatment. He had commented in the Maariv newspaper that students who do not actually learn day and night in yeshivas should serve in the army. MK Gafni, answering […]

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Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

On a Jerusalem bus driving in Givat Shaul on Kanfei Nesharim street, a Haredi man asked a secular woman to move to the back of the bus, according to a report in YNet. At that point, a secular man, also on the bus, got up and punched the Haredi man in the face and then […]

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The men who know nothing: the State Attorney has told the high court that these two leaders of the Jewish Home party, Naftali Bennett (L) and Uri Ariel, along with the rest of the National Religious coalition members are being kept in the dark intentionally regarding the peace process in general and the prisoner releases in particular.
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The first group of Palestinian prisoners with Jewish blood on their hands will be released next week.

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It appears the WOW are learning a hard lesson of what happens when you really awaken a Haredi lion from his/her slumber. It's been known to bite.
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

A kind of Mutually Assured Disturbance was observed by both sides.

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Three years after the scandal exploded, shaking up the Religious Zionist movement, a magistrate court in Jerusalem found Rabbi Motti Elon, scion of an exulted family of scholars and public servants, and himself a charismatic teacher and leader, guilty of sex crimes.
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

"Any attempt to argue as if I ever admitted such an act is a despicable lie," was Rabbi Elon's initial response to the allegations.

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Muslims pray in front of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.

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Minister Naftali Bennett (R), Shas MK Amnon Cohen (C) and UTJ MK Israel Eichler at a Knesset State Control Committee encouraging Haredi integration in the Israeli labor market, August 06, 2013.
 

Posted on: August 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The minister lamented the fact that Israelis are studying Law instead of programming.

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