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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Religious & Secular in Israel
Kerry's main point in his meeting with Israel's opposition leader Herzog was to find out how many hands would be raised in the Knesset in support of the Netanyahu concessions. Everything else is just show business.
 

Kerry to Labor Party Leader: If No Deal by March, US Pulls Out

Posted on: January 7th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

No one beats the State Department in smoke and mirror acts (Defense concentrates more on dog and pony).

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Haredi youths protesting outside a military prison south of Haifa, in solidarity with two Yeshiva students who were imprisoned for refusing to report to the IDF recruitment offices last December. Now an anti-Zionist, leftist NGO has made it its mission to help these young men beat the draft.
 

Leftist NGO Helping Haredi Youths Evade the Draft

Posted on: January 5th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Originally, New profile was founded to help Arab youths avoid the draft.

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Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Only Bennett Can Solve the Avi Weiss Conundrum – He Caused It

Posted on: January 5th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Rabbi Avi Weiss is learning the hard way about playing nice with others.

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The Palestinians are over-blowing the settlements issue, because Israeli Jews are split over them, and the debate weakens us from the inside. If the Israeli team got a lock on, say, Jerusalem as the capital of only Israel, the talks would be crumbling in half an hour.
 

Attorney for Palestinian Negotiators: ‘Jewish State’ Demand ‘Bizarre’

Posted on: January 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

It is wise to answer a wing-nut calmly, lest he recognizes that his assortment of horribly vicious lies gets to you.

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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.
 

IDF Creates 2 Haredi Battalions Ahead of New Draft Law

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The IDF is not waiting for 2017

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Lubavitch emissaries erecting a menorah (illustration image).
 

Knesset Panel Snubs IDF’s Objection to National Service for Chabad

Posted on: January 1st, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Chabad emissaries would share the same status as those who do national service.

santa
 

Tel Aviv School Bans Students’ New Year’s Santa Claus Hats

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Some Russian-descent students just don’t understand that Israel is a Jewish state, Mahmoud Abbas notwithstanding.

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Seeing as she doesn't stand a chance to conclude her negotiations with the Palestinians successfully, after the right has outmaneuvered her on retaining the Jordan Valley, Minister Tzipi Livni (far center) is livid. Naftali Bennett suggested she might do better negotiating with, say, Ferengi…
 

As Peace Talks Wane, Bennett Advising Livni to Negotiate with Aliens

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

"The question is not whether or not there's a partner – we need to mark a target and take action."

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Rebbes and their flock at a rally outside a military prison south of Haifa, in solidarity with two Yeshiva students who were imprisoned for refusing to report to the IDF recruitment offices earlier this month. The notion that only non-Haredi Jews will get killed defending the Jewish State is repugnant. The idea that Israeli Haredi rabbis will go to the diaspora to say loshon hora against Israeli Jews is grotesque.
 

Israeli Rebbes Against the Draft to Pitch their Tent in America

Posted on: December 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The holy conference is not yet a done deal.

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Minister of Science and Technology Yaakov Perry says the killers are leaving prison, settler evacuations are pending, so who needs housing construction?
 

Yesh Atid Minister: Territories Construction Insults Bereaved Families

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

You would think Minister of Science and Technology Yaakov Perry would understand that releasing terrorists insults bereaved families.

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Haredi Leaders Call Ruling for New Beit Shemesh Vote ‘Corrupt’

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Haredi political leaders across the board called a court ruling for new elections in Beit Shemesh” corrupt,” “racist” and a sign of “dictatorship,” among other less than complimentary adjectives. The court accepted a petition by Attorney General Yehudah Weinstein that documented corruption in the voting October 22 as ground for voiding the election results, which […]

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a train to the southern town of Sderot, to inaugurate a new, rocket proof train station. As this picture exhibits, Netanyahu's political foundation relies on right-wingers (like Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz sitting next to him) and the Orthodox, without being one himself. He must devise maneuvers to keep the right at his side, while supporting the secularist Ashkenazi elite where he really belongs.
 

Bibi Frees Killers, Gives Construction, Cancels Construction, La Di Da

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The ultimate goal of the prime minister's current policy melange, as always, is political survival.

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Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) and Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) in an affectionate embrace.
 

Bennett, Lapid, Play to Constituents on Gay Bill

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Lapid's insistence on legislation rather than a unilateral fix by his office has actually been hurting gays.

Policeman injured at an anti-Israeli demonstration by Haifa University students. Out of 20 cases perused by Haifa University law clinics, 18 dealt with security prisoners and assaults on the Jewish identity of the State of Israel.
 

Viciously Anti-Zionist University Gets $ Millions from Israel

Posted on: December 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Something evil has taken over Haifa University.

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‘Common Enemy’ of IDF Draft Brings Vishnitz and Gur Together

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The rabbinical leader of the Vishnitz Chas – the new Knesset law that Haredim must serve in the army just like every Jew in the country. The two rabbis spoke for approximately 15 minutes, a relatively long time, and spoke “words of Torah and subjects that are on the agenda,” the Haredi website Kikar HaShabbat […]

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MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home, pointing) has had enough of the Oslo sounds coming from the closed negotiations chambers, and from Justice Livni Minister Tzipi Livni, who's ushering in a repeat of the 1994-95 nightmare.
 

Jewish Home MK: PM Embracing Settlement Evacuation Will Be Deposed

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home) is calling for Israelis to "come out of their indifference."

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Court Suspends Rabbis’ Order to Require Woman to Allow Son’s Brit

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended a Rabbinical Court (Beit Din) order that a woman in divorce proceedings allow her baby son, now one year old, to be circumcised. The woman also was ordered to pay a fine of $150 for each day the brit mila is not performed. She originally objected to circumcision because she […]

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Israeli Mother Going to Supreme Court over Son’s Circumcision

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A mother in Israel has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court a rabbinical court ruling requiring her to circumcise her son. In her appeal filed Wednesday, the mother said the rabbis cannot order her to circumcise her son, who is now a year old. The Jerusalem rabbinical court last month upheld the ruling of the […]

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the road prayer
 

El Al Rabbi Alienates Passengers with Loudspeaker Traveler’s Prayer

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

My first reaction to this story was: El Al has its own rabbi?

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It's Shabbat morning in snowy Efrat and the electricity has just gone out. Do you suffer through the rest of the day, or do you search for a creative halachic solution? (illustration image)
 

2 Liberal Orthodox Rabbis Warring over Flipping Fuse on Stormy Shabbat

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A "Beit Hillel" rabbi reported his decision to turn on the electricity on a frozen Shabbat morning, only to be attacked by a "Tzohar" rabbi from his neck of the (snowy) woods.

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