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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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United Torah Judaism MK Meir Porush doing battle during a session of the Special Committee for the Equal Sharing of the Burden. He insists Netanyahu gave him his word there won't be criminal charges against Haredi draft dodgers. If I had a dollar for every time Netanyahu gave his word and took it back…
 

Haredi MK Porush: Netanyahu Is a Dishrag, We’ll Avenge the Draft Law

Posted on: February 21st, 2014

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Porush insists Netanyahu had declared that while he's in charge there won't be criminal sanctions.

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Knesset Panel Approves Jailing of Haredi Draft Dodgers

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A Knesset committee headed by Jewish Home Knesset Member Ayelet Shaked approved on Wednesday a bill that would put Haredi draft dodgers in jail but which also has galvanized Haredi leaders to prepare for all-out war. The bill faced an immediate challenge by MK Shaked’s party colleague Moti Yogev, who called on the committee to […]

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Reports: Yeshiva Student Draft Dodgers to Face Criminal Charges

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Haredi Orthodox yeshiva students will face criminal charges for dodging the draft under a proposed law, after the intervention of the prime minister, Israeli media has reported. Under the proposed military draft law, the Haredi men would be criminally charged for evading the draft, but the penalties would not go into effect until 2017, according […]

Shneur Odze is running for the EU Parliament but has offended some men because he won't shakes hands with women.
 

Uproar over Jewish Candidate’s Refusal to Shake Hands with Women

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

When a Muslim won’t look at a woman, it is called respect. When a Jew won’t shake her hand, it is called sexism.

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Bari Weizman, owner and content director of Hadar Magazine.
 

Jewish Fashion Magazine Targets Orthodox Women

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

It could be Vogue or Elle. But it’s Hadar Magazine. In English, “hadar” means “glorious.”

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David Morris, the founder of Magen.
 

Beit Shemesh Agency Tackles Sexual Abuse One Case at a Time

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

"In many cases, perpetrators are ‘shipped’ to different communities instead of being dealt with.”

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Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans, who was convicted of kidnapping a young boy in 1994 in a U.S. court, is enraged at what he sees as baseless persecution by Canadian authorities, based on scant evidence. But police documents leaked this weekend, though not yet accepted as evidence by a court, are disturbing.
 

Police Allege Lev Tahor Abuse, Confinement, Forced Marriages (Video)

Posted on: February 16th, 2014

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Whistleblower Adam Brudzewsky spent two years living among the Lev Tahor group in Quebec.

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Adina Bar Shalom with her late father, Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
 

Rabbi Ovadia’s Daughter May Bid to Succeed Peres as President

Posted on: February 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The next presidents of Israel as well as the United States might be women.

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Shas Blames ‘Incitement’ for Vandalism of Haredi School

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Hate graffiti and swastikas painted on a Haredi Orthodox school in Be’er Sheva is the result of “incitement against the Haredi Orthodox,” the Shas Party said Wednesday after the vandalism at the entrance to the school was discovered. “The public atmosphere against the haredi public and Torah students has gotten out of control and actually […]

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Police Want Rabbi Metzger on Trial for Bribery Charges

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Police from Israel’s Major Crime Unit have recommended that former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger be put on trial for charges of bribery, money laundering and breach of public trust. The recommendation revealed more details of alleged criminal violations, including the rabbi’s allegedly pocketing money for his participation in a ceremony in Poland marking 70 […]

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Haredi soldiers of the Neztah Yehuda Battalion fight for Israel while maintaining Torah study in the army,
 

Haredi Rabbi Calls on Youth to Shun IDF Costumes on Purim

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Will the Haredi rabbi who prefers U.S. army uniforms to those of IDF on Purim tell U.S. Haredim to fight for Uncle Sam?

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The Satmar Rebbe, Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum is coming to Israel and the Chassidim have been bidding for the privilege of hosting him overnight.
 

Price of Hosting the Satmar Rebbe Overnight: $1.1 mil.

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Rebbe will be staying in R. Asher Lev Wolf's luxurious apartment on Minchat Yitzchak Street in Jerusalem.

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Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked arguing with United Torah Judaism MK Uri Maklev. Shaked is chair of the Knesset committee which this week will bring a final draft of the IDF enlistment law to a second and third vote, making it law.
 

Rumor: Draft Committee to Launch Special Chabad Track

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The impatient Supreme Court, in its haste to get the numbers on paper, has created needless political battles.

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As his speech continued, it became clear that Rabbi Zicherman was not a man of understatements.
 

Haredi Rabbi Threatens Suicide Squads over Draft

Posted on: February 7th, 2014

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Rabbi David Zicherman, one of the leaders of the Jerusalem Haredim, called the draft Jewish annihilation decrees of 5774.

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Police and Haredim scuffle on main road near Bnei Brak.
 

Thousands of Haredim Riot over IDF Draft (Video)

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Haredim could turn hate into love by serving in the army and showing non-religious soldiers the Light of Torah,

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Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid (leaning) arguing with Haredi MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ). The new Supreme Court ruling is good for Lapid, who's showing his voters he's tough on Haredim. It's also good for the Haredi leadership, who will be able to galvanize support in their war against the heathen Zionists.
 

Lapid Freezes Funding for Draft-Delayed Haredim

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The Supreme Court ruling came after several appeals from so called good government groups.

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The Satmar Rebbe R. Aaron Teitelbaum. Mind you, this entire uproar on the part of Satmar, complete with war images and fasting, is not over the banning of Metzitzah B'peh, rather it is about the mohel-ritual circumciser informing the parents of the procedure and having them sign a consent form.
 

Satmar Getting Ready for Metzitah B’peh Court Fight

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

This Satmar is not over the banning of Metzitzah B'peh, rather it is about parents having to sign a consent form.

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High Court Says No Money for Yeshivas whose Students Don’t Enlist

Posted on: February 4th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The Israeli Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the government to cease all funding of yeshivas whose students do not enlist in the IDF. The decision struck in one blow further sealed the fate of Haredi leaders fighting the “equal burden” policy pursued by Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid and also gave him a needed […]

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Children from Haredi Sect Must Return To Quebec, Judge Rules

Posted on: February 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

An Ontario judge ruled Monday that children from a fringe Haredi sect whose members fled Quebec while the community was being investigated by social services should be returned to the province. The court upheld a Quebec order to place 13 children from the Lev Tahor sect into temporary foster care, The Canadian Press reported, but […]

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NY Newborn Contracts Herpes after Metzitzah B’Peh

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A newborn in New York who underwent his ritual circumcision rite is undergoing treatment for neonatal genital herpes, according to the Forward, contracted after metzitzah b’peh, in which the ritual circumciser places his mouth directly on the child’s circumcision wound to revive the shocked blood stream. The New York City Department of Health and Mental […]

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