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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

April 20, 2014 - 11:09 PM
 
Prayer Request from HaRav Aharon Bina

April 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM
 
Bennett to Abbas: Go Ahead, Make My Day

April 20, 2014 - 4:46 PM
 
Arab Riots Forced Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Family off Temple Mount

April 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM
 
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

April 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
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
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Religious & Secular in Israel
 

Haredi Torah Says Battle against Draft ‘A War of Life and Death’

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Lithuanian Council of Torah Sages and the Hasidic Council of Torah Sages organized two protests in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem Monday against a Knesset committee in the process of adding details to the new draft law requiring almost all Israeli Jewish youth to report for military duty. “They are trying to bring us closer […]

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Israeli olah proudly showing their new ID cards. Instead of investing in strengthening Jewish centers in diaspora, Israel must focus on one narrow mission: bring everyone home.
 

Should Israel Help Save America’s Jewish Community?

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.

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"Jewish Taliban" women dressed in head to toe robes walking through Meah Shearim, in Jerusalem. Members of the same cult in Ontario, Canada, are in a legal fight with authorities to retain their 130 children.
 

Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.

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‘Purity Patrol’ Helps Snowbound Women Reach the Mikveh

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. “The organization’s top priority is raising awareness to the importance of the family purity mitzvah,” the organization’s chairman, Rabbi Yechezkel Mutzafi, explained to the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot’s website. “We see it […]

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AG Weinstein and Justice Minister Livni both object to the new MK Shaked bill. Livni intends to appeal the ministerial committee's vote, and Weinstein may opt not to defend it.
 

Livni to Appeal Government Approved Foreign NGO Bill

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has announced that she intends to appeal the committee decision in the high court.

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Minister of Internal Security Yitzhak Aharonovitch reviewing border police on a tour of Jerusalem's Muslim Quarter of  Old City. The Jews of Judea and Samaria are complaining that under Aharonovitch's leadership, police are targeting them as the enemy.
 

Police Dressed as Arabs Incite Provocation in Jewish Village

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The local security coordinator tried to alert the Army, but his calls were not answered.

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Kerry arrived in Israel Thursday in the middle of a snowstorm.
 

Abbas to Blame Jews’ Prayers for Rain for Halting Peace Talks

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The snowstorm’s delay of Kerry’s meeting with Netanyahu finally gives Abbas a chance to explain why Israel must not exist as a Jewish state.

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Saying Mazal Tov in Sign Language

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

All the boys were called up together, and recited – for the very first time – the blessing for being called to the Torah, with their interpreter.

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Huckabee in Maaleh Adumim, where he can be assured of the "Jewish vote" of a couple hundred American ex-pats.
 

Mike Huckabee: How Can a Democrat Support Obama as ‘Pro-Israel?’

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Mike Huckabee doesn’t understand why Jews support Obama as “pro-Israel” because he doesn’t understand the psyche of a liberal American Jewish Democrat.

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Beit Shemesh residents protesting in front of city hall what they consider the voter fraud that brought back a Haredi incumbent.
 

Storm over ‘Haredim Are Cancer’ Comment

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

A news report on court proceedings in Beit Shemesh vote fraud, and a show on the Haredi housing crisis exposes deep resentments by seculars of Haredim.

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A new independent rabbinical court will operate in New York to help solve the problem of "agunot" women who cannot remarry because separated husbands refuse them a divorce.
 

New Hope for ‘Agunot’ Women Trapped by Separated Husbands

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A new initiative will use Jewish law to help “Agunot” women, separated from husbands who refuse to grant them a divorce that would let them re-marry.

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Beit Shemesh mayor Moshe Abutbul (L) during a council meeting on November 25, 2013. A Jerusalem court is deciding Tuesday whether his election was legal.
 

AG: Police Found Well Organized, Criminal Vote Scam in Beit Shemesh

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Jerusalem District Court to discuss appeals of election results today.

Peggy Cidor, executive board member of Women of the Wall, in the stairwell of her apartment building in Jerusalem, Israel.
 

WOW Blame Jewish Press, Bloggers, for Graffiti

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

None of us support violence and we found out about the story in the media, just like every one else.

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Arab youth throwing a firebomb at Jews. Jewish settlers are subjected to daily threats of violence, with the most recent victims being two baby girls in two separate incidents.
 

Orthodox & Reform Rabbis Condemn Arab Violence against Settlers

Posted on: December 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Rabbi Lopatin said, “May Hashem give you all strength to continue this age old, noble struggle which God promises us will end in victory.”

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The sign, posted in Jerusalem's Haredi neighborhoods this week, reads: "Yeshiva boys are kidnapped to military prison." Of course it's one guy, who ignored the law, while all the others around him showed up with their draft notices and got deferments.
 

Haredi Establishment Gets Fresh Draft Martyr, Expect Noise

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Rabbi Auerbach and his merry band of Lituanian Haredim needed a pawn to serve their political aims, and Moshe A. volunteered.

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Women from the independent Mission Minyan group in San Francisco carry Torah scroll.
 

British Rabbis Scold Orthodox Shul for Letting Women Hold Torah

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The issue of women becoming involved in synagogue services to the point of holding a Torah scroll is as loaded in the Diaspora than it is in Israel.

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Beit Shemesh residents demonstrating against electoral fraud in the recent mayoral election. The signs read (L-R) "They stole our city" and "[Incumbent Mayor] Abutbul stole the elections."
 

New Vote for Justice, Democracy in Beit Shemesh

Posted on: November 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

"The findings of the police investigation indicate serious criminal activity."

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Beit Shemesh residents demonstrate outside the Beit Shemesh municipality as mayor Moshe Abutbul holds a council meeting .
 

Attorney General Asks Court to Order New Elections in Beit Shemesh

Posted on: November 27th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

There is a glimmer of hope in fighting corrupt elections in Israel, which is no worse than anywhere else but simply more obvious.

 

Israeli Chief Rabbinate Issues Restrictions on Mikvah Attendants

Posted on: November 27th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate issued restrictions on the extent to which mikvah attendants may question and interact with women visiting the ritual baths. According to a letter sent Monday from the Chief Rabbinate to Itim, an organization that helps Israelis navigate the rabbinate’s bureaucracy, mikvah attendants may not question women visiting the baths, nor may they […]

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Israeli Mom to Ask High Court to Block Rabbis’ Circumcision Order

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel’s Supreme Court soon may have to decide if it wants to set off fireworks and take on a case that involves the authority of a rabbinical court to order a circumcision.

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