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Posted on: September 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Baltimore native Rabbi Avraham Leventhal, who moved to Beit Shemesh eight years ago after making aliyah, has tossed his hat in the political ring and is running for a seat on the city council. Elections will take place October 22. Another former American, Rabbi Dov Lipman, also was active in politics after making aliyah. He […]

United Torah Judaism MK Meir Porush (seen handcuffing himself to the microphone during a speech at the Knesset plenum against the draft bill. Now he is threatening a full blown religious war, should the law be passed.
 

Posted on: September 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It would probably be easier for the U.S. to make peace between the warring factions in Syria than between MK Porush and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.

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Haredi extremists shout at a demonstration in Beit-Shemesh in August against construction at a site allegedly containing Jewish graves
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Extremist Haredim were at again in Beit Shemesh, breaking into a construction site that they say contains old Jewish graves. The Haredim found the Arab guards even more violent.

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A Jerusalem Haredi neighborhood during a municipal strike. Despite the incumbent mayor's best intentions, Jerusalem under his rule is not clean, traffic is a nightmare, taxes are among the highest in the country and essential services leave much to be desired.
 

Posted on: September 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Moshe Leon didn't really know he was going to run for mayor of Jerusalem until the last minute.

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Jewish Home MK Yonatan "Yoni" Chetboun sees no future for his party's alliance with Yesh Atid.
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The interview is an open announcement of an idea that has been in discussion within Jewish Home for some time now.

The WOW group pray at the Kotel, but Jordan objects.
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Women of the Wall was so focused on Haredim that the girls forgot to ask Jordan for permission to pray in their own minyan. Now maybe the WoW will wake up to reality and pray on the Temple Mount.

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Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, former Chief Sephardic Rabbi and the spiritual leader of the Shas Sephardi party, is in the Intensive Care Unit of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, where he is being treated for an infection. He is conscious but is breathing with the help of a respirator. “Rav Ovadia,” as he is popularly known, had […]

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Haredim on holiday in Tiberias. A family sued a travel agency that misrepresented a hotel package fpr Passover in Tiberias. It ended up being expensive and extremely uncomfortable.
 

Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Can it be a four-star hotel if you can smell the sewer system from your room?

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Brooklyn DA candidate Ken Thompson in the company of his biggest fans, yeshiva boys in the Catskills bungalows. He accuses the incumbent, Charles Hynes, of using proxies to smear his name in the Jewish community.
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

"The accusation that I said I’m going to target the Jewish community is an outright lie."

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There's no God over here, God is around the corner, where the Haredim are davening… WOW chair Anat Hoffman speaking to the press after saying no to the Bennett Plan to build a prayer area outside the Kotel plaza but still adjacent to the Kotel.
 

Posted on: August 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."

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Rav Ovadia Yosef (L) seen with his son, newly elected Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef.
 

Posted on: August 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

His son, the recently elected Chief Rabbi Yizhak Yosef, took his place teaching the class last night.

Many Haredi men and most Chassidim wear a shtreimel made from animal fur on special days. Will they choose the synthetic alternative to avoid causing needless pain to animals?
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.

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Haredi Israelis are under a three-pronged attack by Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who is introducing reforms at such a high speed they threaten to push many below the poverty line.
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israel's social security administration objected to these cuts, arguing that they expect them to send some 35 thousand new children below the poverty line.

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Posted on: August 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Rabbis from the “Eidat Haredim” stream of ultra-orthodox Judaism have put their foot down and their hands in their pockets over extremist Haredim violence and have threatened to cut off payments to Torah students who participate in vandalism. Extremists have been protesting construction in the city, located several miles west of Jerusalem, because of claims […]

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Posted on: August 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel, said in a recent Torah lesson that he often threatened students in his yeshiva that they must enlist in the IDF if they did not learn Torah. Delivering a “shiur” (Torah lesson} in Kfar Chabad, Rabbi Yosef said that youth who are not able to […]

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The core curriculum program will introduce Haredi yeshiva students to foreign languages, literature, math, science, technology, and physical aptness, which are perceived by the Haredi leadership as an attack on Torah values.
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Cuts in funding, together with severe cuts in child support, will likely force the majority of Haredi yeshivas to buckle under.

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Hadassa Margolese walking her daughter Naama to school in Beit Shemesh a few days after Naama was harassed by Haredi Orthodox men in December 1911
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Los Angeles-born woman, whose daughter was spat on by extreme Haredim in Beit Shemesh, has given up her fight for religious tolerance and leaves the city , but she blames modern orthodox Jews.

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Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Radical Haredim rioted in Jerusalem and in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, on Monday because of construction at sites that they said contain Jewish graves. Police took into custody at least 14 rioters. The Haredim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim and Geula neighborhoods set garbage containers on fire following a rabbinical ruled against claims of the […]

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The Klausenburger Rebbe was wholeheartedly in favor of settling Eretz Israel, and cursed the Jews who collaborated with the Arabs to prevent it.
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

When it came to comparisons with the Third Reich, it appears the first Klausenburger Rebbe had his priorities straight.

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Posted on: August 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The British coastal resort’s University of Aberystwyth lost $150,000 in tourism income by banning orthodox Jews from lighting candles on Shabbat, a decision that forced them to cancel their annual summer visit to the campus on the Welsh coast, according to sources reported by the Cambrian News. Only 15 families vacationed in Aberystwyth, but not […]

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