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The Fire of Kabbalah & A Political Firestorm
 
Israel Helps Sri Lanka After Deadly Landslides

May 30, 2016 - 2:00 AM
 
Report: Between 700 and 900 Immigrants Died at Sea Last week

May 29, 2016 - 10:37 PM
 
Is Ismail Haniyeh Dead Yet?

May 29, 2016 - 9:57 PM
 
Russia to Return Israeli Tank Captured 34 Years Ago in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub

May 29, 2016 - 9:05 PM
 
This Day in History: Prime Minister Netanyahu Wins in Direct Elections

May 29, 2016 - 8:06 PM
 
Terrorist Arrested After Throwing Firebomb Bag Into Kochav Yaacov

May 29, 2016 - 7:37 PM
 
Jordan’s King Dissolves Parliament, Stifles Riots Over Approval of Israeli Investment

May 29, 2016 - 4:41 PM
 
École Polytechnique and the Weizmann Institute of Science Sign Cooperation Agreement

May 29, 2016 - 3:58 PM
 
Report: Police Recommend Indicting Sara Netanyahu over PM’s Residence Charges

May 29, 2016 - 2:25 PM
 
Report: German Culture Minister Backs Jewish Delegate For Art Restitution Commission

May 29, 2016 - 1:56 PM
 
Corbyn Never Bothered to Answer Herzog’s Letter on Labour Anti-Semitism

May 29, 2016 - 1:39 PM
 
Joint Israeli Security Team Captures Hamas Terrorist Cell Behind Fiery Jerusalem Bus Bombing

May 29, 2016 - 1:25 PM
 
One Injured in Stonethrowing Near Tekoa

May 29, 2016 - 1:04 PM
 
IDF Sets Up Emergency Roadside Location Markers, Don’t Tell the Police

May 29, 2016 - 12:55 PM
 
World Health Organization Names Israel as Sole Abuser of Health Rights

May 29, 2016 - 12:48 PM
 
NJ Resident Convicted of Setting Fire to Synagogue, Rabbi’s Home

May 29, 2016 - 12:39 PM
 
Shaked Drops Bomb: Habayit Hayehudi Ready for New Elections

May 29, 2016 - 12:08 PM
 
Kulanu’s Leftwing Trend Continues: Housing Minister Supports Settlements Freeze

May 29, 2016 - 11:04 AM
 
Kahlon Says Netanyahu’s Coalition Safe – for Now

May 29, 2016 - 10:20 AM
 
Egypt’s Chief Cleric Scolds Israel Over Nude Dancers in Holy City of Jerusalem

May 28, 2016 - 11:34 PM
 
1,000 at Funeral for Hebron Terrorist, Hundreds Cry ‘Allahu Akbar!’

May 28, 2016 - 10:37 PM
 
Lebanese News Outlet Confirms Hezbollah Digging Tunnels on Israel’s Northern Border

May 28, 2016 - 9:41 PM
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Haredim & Hassidim
Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger
 

Posted on: June 21st, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Metzger is in big trouble. he is under house arrest for five days. He denies any wrongdoing but faces possible charges for bribery, breach of public trust and money laundering.

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'Dr." Barbra Streisand speaks about women in her speech at Hebrew University Monday
 

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

Streisand loves Israel – she even visits the country once in a while. She gives lots of money. And she can’t resist a chance to preach about women’s rights in Israel but admits it is a "foreign land.”

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Rabbi David Stav in Kfar Chabad, where he is less likely to be attacked violently than in Bnei Brak.
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

A few boys began to push him, trying to make him trip and fall while he was dancing.

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Rabbi David Stav is no stranger to Haredim, but his most renowned appeal is to secular Israelis—a fact that got him squarely inside Rav Ovadia Yosef's cross-hairs.
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

"I was thinking of the path of the Torah and the mission of returning to the Chief Rabbinate the path of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook zt'l."

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Former Shas chiarman Aryeh Deri with the spiritual leader of the Shas party Rabbi Ovadia Yosef back in 1999, before Deri's jail sentence.
 

Posted on: June 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.

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Rev. Erick Salagado holding the Skulener Rebbe’s hand
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

The Skulener Rebbe, 88, is beloved by every chasidic congregation in the State of New York and worldwide.

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Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents are organizing a demonstration in support of the shopping mall. The petition alleges that Haredi rabbis in the Ramot area struck an agreement with the mall developers on rules concerning modesty, […]

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer with his security man before delivering his farewell speech.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.

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Thousands of Haredim protest in Lower Manhattan, June 9, 2013
 

Posted on: June 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

To passersby on Sunday, the crowd had a simple message, one that rings sympathetically to American ears.

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As a preventative measure, the police closed part of the upper plaza – above the prayer plazas, to keep the protesters away from the women's section, and all the Women of the Wall were channeled into the plaza through a passageway running below the Mugrhabi bridge.
 

Posted on: June 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

Police prepared for the monthly event, and from a law-and-order perspective it made perfect sense.

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Posted on: June 6th, 2013

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Armed robbers reportedly “dressed like Haredim” ripped off a Jewish jeweler in France before releasing toxic gas in the air. Four men approached the jeweler near his Marseille shop on Wednesday morning, the news site La Depeche reported. Two of them were “dressed like haredis,” according to the French news agency AFP. Two wore masks, […]

A suspect was picked up in B'nei B'rak on Wednesday.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

In 1995, “everyone” knew settlers murdered Rabin. The “settler” Yigal Amir was from the Haifa area. Four years ago, gays accused Haredi gay-haters for killing three homosexuals. Now police say, “Not so.”

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Moses on Sinai [detail] (2010), oil on canvas, 30x30 by Brian Shapiro
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

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Finance minister and leader of the Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid (R) and Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Perry are insisting on criminal and economic sanctions against Haredim over the draft.
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The decision to play this kind of hardball came from Lapid.

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Posted on: May 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

A poll commissioned by the Knesset Channel 99 revealed that two-thirds of Israelis favor jailing Haredim who refuse to join the armed forces. Almost the same majority backed extending the length of service for Hesder yeshiva students, according to the poll, quoted by the Jerusalem Post. The Peri Committee recommended treating Haredi draft dodgers as […]

Haredi men cast their votes for the 19th Knesset in Bnei Brak, January 22 2013.
 

Posted on: May 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.

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Israel Beiteinu's Avigdor Liberman speaking with Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.
 

Posted on: May 26th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

There will be no trucks coming to transfer them to prison.

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Minister Yaakov Perry, (Yesh Atid, on the left), with Minister Limor Livnat, (Likud, second from left) visit Haredi soldiers serving in the Israeli Air Force, April 23, 2013.
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

The recommendations determine new rules for sharing the security burden equally.

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Ultra Orthodox Jewish youths studying religious texts at a Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

Lapid is beginning to smell like a rose thanks to Haredi tycoons. He is taking yeshivas off the government dole and balancing the budget. How will yeshivas survive? The tycoons have an answer - money.

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Israel's Finance MInister Yair Lapid presented the new budget Monday night.
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

That's a whole lot of achievements for the fresh finance minister.

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