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Lubavitch rabbis from around the world went to the Rebbe's resting place to reflect on their mission.
 

For 5,200 Rabbis and Guests, a Night of Inspiration

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

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It was the culmination of four days of learning, togetherness and inspiration that the Lubavitcher Rebbe first encouraged his shluchim to convene back in 1983.

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In New York City, public advocate Bill de Blasio has won by a large margin over Republican Joe Lhota, to become the city's first Democratic mayor in more than 20 years.
 

Democrats Take Virginia, NY City, Christie Keeps Jersey, Weed Tax Wins

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

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In a sense, it's not so much that the country is moving to the left, it's that the Republicans have moved away from the country.

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Chassidic Woman Wins Montreal Council Race

Posted on: November 5th, 2013

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Mindy Pollak, a 24-year-old aesthetician, became the first Chassidic woman to hold public office in Montreal. Pollak, a member of the Vishnitzer sect, defeated four candidates to win her race for the municipal council on Sunday in the Outremont borough. She garnered about 35 percent of the vote in a district that is home to an […]

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Hundreds of WOW Pray Peacefully

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

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In a display of the changes the group has experienced this year, Women of the Wall held a peaceful prayer service under police protection at the Western Wall to mark the group’s 25th anniversary. Absent from Monday’s service, which the group said drew at least 800 worshipers, were large crowds of Orthodox girls who had […]

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Mk Elazar Stern, who is an observant Jew, may have succeeded in doing something to loosen the stranglehold that Israel's Chief Rabbinate has had on conversions, not only in Israel, but in America as well.
 

Brave New Nation: 30 New Rabbinical Courts to Process Conversions

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

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Stern's pending bill already appears to enjoy the initial, albeit tacit, support of Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home.

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It's Rosh Chodesh Kislev – and there are only these ladies from all walks of life and all varieties of observance, no fuss, no rallies, at the Kotel.
 

It’s Rosh Chodesh and no WOW at the Kotel

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

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No WOW, no violence – did Moshiach arrive while I was in shul?

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The sign above last night's protest in Beit Shemesh reads: "They Stole our City." Police special investigation Lahav 433 unit is tightening the noose around apparent massive election fraud, possibly ties to the Haredi political establishment.
 

Police Interrogate Son of Haredi MK on Beit Shemesh Election Fraud

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

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A gag order has been imposed on reporting details of the investigation, which means police are making progress.

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UTJ MK Moshe Gafni accused Jewish Home of pushing free marriage registration because they're not religious.
 

Revolution: Knesset Approves Marriage for Straight Couples

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

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Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.

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Newlywed couple Harel and Talya David under the Chupa in Karnei Shomron in Judea and Samaria.
 

Revolutionary Marriage Reform Law Spells End to Haredi Domination

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

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A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.

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A Haredi campaign worker in action in Beit Shemesh on the days before the elections. At this point there's no telling just how wide the Haredi voting fraud has been. All Jewish Home needs to show are 924 fraudulent votes – the difference between the Shas incumbent's and the Zionist second finisher.
 

Mounting Evidence: Beit Shemesh Votes Stolen, Election Tainted

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

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"She could not recall her children's names. We called the police and they took her for questioning. It turned out this was her second vote."

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Non-haredi Beit Shemesh residents holding signs as they protest in front of city hall, following the victory of Haredi incumbent Mayor Moshe Abutbul (Shas). The non-Haredi residents demonstrated against alleged election fraud.
 

Haredi and Zionist Beit Shemesh Residents Demanding a Split

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

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Following accusations of election fraud in the city just outside Jerusalem, both sides agree they'd be much better off without one another.

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MK Avigdor Lieberman getting the news of his candidate's defeat in the Jerusalem mayoral election Tuesday night. Things have been going badly for this Israeli political boss, who's facing a court decision on his future.
 

After Mayoral Loss, the Buzzards Are Flying over Lieberman’s Head

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

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Failure is an orphan in the Shas-Lieberman campaign aftermath – and winners in Israel don't get the "gracious" thing.

 

Kolko Gets 13 Years for Sex Abuse after Judge Refuses to Scrap Plea

Posted on: October 18th, 2013

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Yosef Kolko, 39, was sentenced late Thursday in Toms River, N.J. to close to 13 years, after the judge refused to let him take back a guilty plea to aggravated sexual assault which he had made in May, the AP reports. Kolko’s victim, a 16-year-old boy who was 12 at the time the crime was […]

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The convicted sex cult leader (face pixelated) is being moved to his next place of residence for the next quarter century. But the obsession with the "evils of sexuality" that gave him life is still rampant among us.
 

Jerusalem, Tiberias ‘Sex Cult’ Leader Gets 26 Years

Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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His number 2, who helped in locking up abused minors and women, gets 6 years. The leader must pay victims $30 thousand -- but they still support him.

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Nawaf Athamneh, Kafr Qara resident, and former Block editor, convicted of extortion and rape of 15 yr old Haredi girl. Sentenced to 6 month community service.
 

Arab Rapist and Pedophile Accused Israel of Sex Crimes

Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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Anti-Israel, NIF-funded public relations hack convicted of extortion and rape of 15 yr old Haredi girl.

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‘Jew in the City’ Announces Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism to the world through digital media. The awards will be presented on November 24 in New York City. […]

Republican mayoral candidate on the prowl in New York City, possibly weighing alternative employment, seeing as he is trailing Democrat de Blassio by more than 40 percent.
 

Rav Ovadia Comment Earns Lhota the Haredi Wrath

Posted on: October 13th, 2013

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Bill de Blasio may well be measuring the drapes of Gracie Mansion as a new poll shows him with a commanding 44 point lead.

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MK Aryeh Deri tearful and mournful during Rav Ovadia's funeral procession.
 

Yishai’s Men Accuse Deri of Overtaking Shas ‘with Force and Cynicism’

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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Ever the crafty politician, Yishai's people said, Deri had no trouble utilizing his great mentor's passing to promote his own standing.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paying his respects to the family of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef at the shiva in Jerusalem. Two of the sons turned out to have some unfinished business with the visiting leader.
 

Rav Ovadia’s Son to Netanyahu: You Hurt Dad’s Feelings

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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The prime minister was embarrassed during a shiva visit to the mourning children of the great man.

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Close to a million mourners filled up Jerusalem's streets during Rav Ovadia Yosef's funeral.
 

Jewish Home Leaders Attacked at R. Ovadia’s Funeral

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett wrote in his Facebook page that Rav Ovadia was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our nation.

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