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Members of Neturei Karta gathered last year to burn the national flag on Israel's Independence Day.
 

Neturei Karta Spy for Iran Sentenced to Four Years in Jail

Posted on: January 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Neturei Karta is shooting itself in the head with its anti-Zionist antics, and that might be all for the best.

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A recent prayer service at the Kotel, involving hundreds of different God-loving Jewish men and women, who meditated together, respectful of each other's faith and sentiments. Not… Actually, that one was a total zoo, back on July 08, 2013, Rosh Chodesh Av.
 

WOW and Splinter Group O-WOW Fighting over Kotel Deal

Posted on: January 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Remember Life of Brian, where the Judean splinter groups run into each other and start a brawl? You're in for a treat.

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This Should Have Been Done on Roller-Skates
 

This Should Have Been Done on Roller-Skates

Posted on: January 24th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Here’s the traditional Mitzvah Tanz (dance) at the wedding of the granddaughter of the Sassover Rebbe in Bnei Brak earlier this week. Don’t you agree this would have been much more fun to watch if everyone were wearing roller-skates? Imagine them gliding around the rink, the orchestra playing a Sassover niggun, joyous but still contemplative. […]

Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel and friends have initiated an internet campaign directed at one of the most insular and impenetrable demographics in the Jewish world: Haredi Yiddish speakers in America.
 

Religious Zionists Target Yiddish Speaking Haredim for Aliyah (Video)

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Yiddish messages rooted in Jewish liturgy and Biblical texts encouraging Jews to make Aliyah.

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Torah Crown Stolen from Crown Heights Shul

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A Crown Heights Shul was burglarized on Friday night and the thief made off with the silver crown of the Sefer Torah, tools, a guitar and other items of value, crownheights.info reported. The theft occurred in Chevra Ahavas Yisroel on Albany Avenue and Lincoln Place, and was discovered Shabbat Morning when the Shuls Rabbi, Rabbi Chezzi […]

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Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (L) with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Baruch Lau during the Swearing-in ceremony of the Rabbinate Council at the president's residence in Jerusalem, in 2013. Does anyone in America feel the need for a chief rabbi? Then why should Israelis have to endure two, or even just one of them?
 

Knesset Bill to Cut Number of Chief Rabbis by 50%

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It's a step in the right direction. Now let's take the next, obvious step and eliminate it altogether.

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"Jewish Woman? You Are the King's Daughter!" A campaign poster warning Jewish women against going out with Arab men or other gentiles.
 

Report: Dozens of Haredi Seminary Girls Dating Arab Men

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

An estimated 50,000 Jewish women are living in Arab villages and towns in Israel.

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Rabbi Shay Peron (L) and Yair Lapid. How do you tell your boss when he's just made a complete idiot of himself? Very carefully…
 

Yesh Atid Education Minister’s Ruling Challenging Lapid on Draft

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israeli politicians make total fools of themselves occasionally.

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Jewish Congressman Concerned over Rabbinate Boycott of Avi Weiss Flock

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in the letter to Israel’s prime minister dated Jan. 10 that: […]

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A suspect in the murder of Menachem Stark ZL was caught on security video.
 

Suspect in Stark Murder Seen on CCTV

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

"He was definitely casing the guy," police source said.

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An aguna demonstrating in front of the Jerusalem rabbinical court. Her sig says: "Release me from this evil refuser" (Illustration image).
 

Israeli Rabbinical Court Succeeds in Extraditing ‘Get Dissenter’ from US

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Haredi husband faces trial before an Israeli rabbinical court and, ultimately, Israel’s criminal justice system.

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Menacham Stark ZL
 

N.Y. Post Sparks Storm with Cover Story on Stark Murder

Posted on: January 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Stark was remembered by friends and relatives as a “go-to guy.”

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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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Menacham Stark ZL
 

Stark’s Body Found in Dumpster

Posted on: January 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

“He owed a lot of people money.”

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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.

 

Queen Elizabeth to Honor Haredi Israeli Rabbi

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Queen Elizabeth will grant Israeli Haredi Rabbi Yitzchak Shapira one of the Commonwealth’s highest civilian honors with an appointment as Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, the British Embassy announced Tuesday. Rabbi Shapira is the son of former Haredi Knesset Member Rabbi Avraham Yosef Shapira. The Embassy said he will be […]

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A crowd of Vizhnitzer Chassidim (on Purim). The Rebbe decreed: no cameras in his wedding ceremonies.
 

Chassidic Rebbe Boycotting Weddings that Use Cameras

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

"I won't agree to officiate at a wedding if the Chupa is photographed," went the Rebbe's edict.

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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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