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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
Plot Thickens in Sony Pictures North Korea Hack Attack Saga

December 23, 2014 - 5:27 AM
 
Young Arab Teens Confess to Attacking Border Guard Officers

December 23, 2014 - 3:14 AM
 
Philly Ties Har Nof Victims’ Shloshim to Hanukkah Theme of Rededication

December 23, 2014 - 2:36 AM
 
Glasgow Holiday Shoppers Struck by ‘Out of Control’ Sanitation Truck

December 22, 2014 - 10:46 PM
 
Another French ‘Allahu Akbar’ Attack, Driver Slams into Crowd

December 22, 2014 - 10:30 PM
 
Israel Denies IDF Drone Shot Down by Syria

December 22, 2014 - 9:29 PM
 
Bringing the Light of Chanukah to Israel’s Widows and Orphans

December 22, 2014 - 8:12 PM
 
New Poll: Shows Netanyahu Will Lead Next Gov’t with Haredim

December 22, 2014 - 4:26 PM
 
Palestinian Authority Terrorist Tries to Kill Soldier at Checkpoint

December 22, 2014 - 11:44 AM
 
NY Police Search for Missing Links on Deranged Muslim Murderer of Cops

December 22, 2014 - 10:37 AM
 
Yehuda Glick Running as Likud MK Candidate

December 22, 2014 - 10:17 AM
 
Arabs Imitate Ancient Greeks and Vandalize Joseph’s Tomb

December 22, 2014 - 10:07 AM
 
Giant Chabad Menorah Lit Without Ceremony in Martin Place, Sydney

December 22, 2014 - 9:53 AM
 
Egypt Reopens Rafah Crossing

December 22, 2014 - 7:46 AM
 
India May Pull Rug Out From Under Abbas in UN Vote

December 22, 2014 - 6:22 AM
 
Syria Downs Israeli Drone Near Border [video]

December 22, 2014 - 4:37 AM
 
French Driver Shouting “Allahu Akbar” Plows into Crowd

December 22, 2014 - 12:05 AM
 
Jewish Man ‘Accidentally’ Run Over – Twice

December 21, 2014 - 8:21 PM
 
Terror Victim Protected ‘Mohammed the Zionist’ from Terrorists

December 21, 2014 - 7:17 PM
 
Netanyahu Exploits Elections to Raise Minimum Wage

December 21, 2014 - 2:42 PM
 
Abbas: We Won’t Use Violence – Unless We Will

December 21, 2014 - 1:58 PM
 
Kindertransport Documentary Selected for Permanent Preservation

December 21, 2014 - 1:42 PM
 
Black GOP Leader Prays at the Western Wall for ‘Solomonic Wisdom’

December 21, 2014 - 1:34 PM
 
Police Raid Homes of Anti-Assimilation Volunteers

December 21, 2014 - 12:13 PM
 
Rock-Throwing Terrorists Hit 4-Year-old Boy at Gush Etzion

December 21, 2014 - 11:13 AM
 
Jewish Home Unity Overcomes the ’Yesha Faction’

December 21, 2014 - 10:40 AM
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Haredim
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.
 

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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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?
 

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.
 

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 Shai Piron (L) and Yair Lapid, Yesh Atid party chairman. (archive)
 

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israeli politicians make total fools of themselves occasionally.

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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.
 

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).
 

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
 

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.
 

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
 

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
 

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.
 

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).
 

Posted on: January 1st, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Chabad emissaries would share the same status as those who do national service.

 

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.
 

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.
 

Posted on: December 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The holy conference is not yet a done deal.

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Posted on: December 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Haredi political leaders across the board called a court ruling for new elections in Beit Shemesh” corrupt,” “racist” and a sign of “dictatorship,” among other less than complimentary adjectives. The court accepted a petition by Attorney General Yehudah Weinstein that documented corruption in the voting October 22 as ground for voiding the election results, which […]

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The new winner: Beit Shemesh losing mayoral candidate Eli Cohen in the District Court in Jerusalem after a three judge panel ordered new elections, due to widespread, coordinated and systematic fraud.
 

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Court says the democratic process had been undermined.

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