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May 28, 2015 / 10 Sivan, 5775
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Two Trailblazing Women: Rabbi Susan Silverman and Bethany Mandel
 
Tony Blair Steps Down as Quartet Middle East Envoy but No One Cares

May 28, 2015 - 4:58 PM
 
Police Detain 2 Muslims for Harassing Visitors on the Temple Mount

May 28, 2015 - 4:27 PM
 
Former NY Gov. Pataki Running for GOP Presidential Nominee

May 28, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
One of Indicted FIFA Officials Blamed ‘Zionism’ for 2011 Bribe Charge

May 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM
 
Sen. Graham Tells Netanyahu He Will Lead ‘Violent Backlash’ against UN

May 28, 2015 - 12:51 PM
 
Netanyahu Wants US $45 Billion in US Military Aid by 2028

May 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM
 
Ben & Jerry’s Launches New Flavor: Bernie Sanders

May 28, 2015 - 11:45 AM
 
Hareidi Rabbis Warn New Sport Club Will Cause Desecration of Shabbat’

May 28, 2015 - 10:31 AM
 
MK and Police Discussing Making Marijuana Legal

May 28, 2015 - 9:48 AM
 
US Claims ‘No More Extensions’ for Iran Nuclear Talks

May 27, 2015 - 10:30 PM
 
Jewish Agency’s Natan Sharansky Speaks Up for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

May 27, 2015 - 8:24 PM
 
Russia to Deliver S-300 Missile System to Iran… Eventually

May 27, 2015 - 4:50 PM
 
18 Dead, 13 Missing in Texas Flash Floods

May 27, 2015 - 4:17 PM
 
Netanyahu Cabinet Approves Ministerial Committee on Arab Affairs

May 27, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
Mass Arrests of FIFA Officials Omit PA Terrorist Rajoub

May 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM
 
Rabbi Riskin Hopes the Rabbinate Will Climb Down From Their Tree [audio]

May 27, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Egyptian Court: ‘We Can’t Label Israel as a ‘Terrorist State”

May 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM
 
PLO Blows Up Netanyahu’s ‘Peace Process’ Renewal

May 27, 2015 - 9:25 AM
 
Scorcher in Israel, Stay indoors

May 27, 2015 - 8:26 AM
 
Amnesty Accuses Hamas of Torturing and Killing Arabs Who Helped Israel

May 27, 2015 - 8:07 AM
 
Israeli Air Force Strikes Back at Gaza for Rocket Attack

May 27, 2015 - 5:37 AM
 
IRS Hacked, Info Stolen on 100,000 Taxpayers

May 27, 2015 - 4:40 AM
 
Minister Warns ‘Hamas Trying to Escalate Security Situation’

May 27, 2015 - 12:30 AM
 
Amnesty Accuses Hamas of Torturing and Killing Arabs Who Helped Israel

May 27, 2015 - 12:01 AM
 
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin to ‘Stay On No Matter What’ Says Efrat Mayor

May 26, 2015 - 10:27 PM
 
No Deal with Iran by June 30 Deadline, Europeans Say

May 26, 2015 - 9:59 PM
 
Vehicle Terror Attack Foiled at Gush Etzion Junction

May 26, 2015 - 9:28 PM
 
UPDATE: Gaza Rocket Hits Israel

May 26, 2015 - 9:10 PM
 
UN Envoy Warns Syrian Refugees Will Outnumber Lebanese Schoolchildren

May 26, 2015 - 9:06 PM
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Religious & Secular in Israel
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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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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Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Bayit Yehudi announced that NIS 65 million of government funding earmarked for Hesder and Haredi Yeshivas will be transferred before Rosh Hashanah. The money was supposed to have been transferred a while ago, but Yair Lapid’s Finance Ministry has been holding up the transfer after they realized that Haredi Yeshivas would also benefit from this […]

Haredim on holiday in Tiberias. A family sued a travel agency that misrepresented a hotel package fpr Passover in Tiberias. It ended up being expensive and extremely uncomfortable.
 

Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Can it be a four-star hotel if you can smell the sewer system from your room?

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Supreme Court Chief Justice Asher Grunis keeps the courts open on Rosh Hashanah.
 

Posted on: August 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It's a fascinating—and rare—case in which the rights of an individual to a speedy trial clash with the identity of the Jewish state.

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Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel (R, Jewish Home) with Yesha leader Ze'ev Chever (Zambish), at the new Jewish town of Tel Tzion, near Jerusalem, August 13, 2013. The left has picked Minister Ariel as the focal point of an effort to oust pro-settlement voices from the Netanyahu coalition.
 

Posted on: August 27th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israel's media will now be repeating this mantra tirelessly, until the average Israeli will start whispering it in his sleep: "Get rid of Jewish Home, get lasting peace in 9 months."

Tibetan monks work on peace mandala in Jerusalem's Tower of David.
 

Posted on: August 26th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival attracts array of international musicians.

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There's no God over here, God is around the corner, where the Haredim are davening… WOW chair Anat Hoffman speaking to the press after saying no to the Bennett Plan to build a prayer area outside the Kotel plaza but still adjacent to the Kotel.
 

Posted on: August 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."

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Selichot prayers at the Kotel leading up to Yom Kippur
 

Posted on: August 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Netanyahu demands that that Mahmoud Abbas recognize Israel as a Jewish state, but if it wants foreign journalists to do so, perhaps it should not call Rosh HaShanah-Yom Kippur-Sukkot “autumn holidays.”

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Rav Ovadia Yosef (L) seen with his son, newly elected Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef.
 

Posted on: August 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

His son, the recently elected Chief Rabbi Yizhak Yosef, took his place teaching the class last night.

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 […]

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