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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
 
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

April 23, 2014 - 11:18 AM
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
 
Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Communities Over the Holiday

April 22, 2014 - 1:44 PM
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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.
 

Lapid Tells Haredim ‘Go Work’ as Child Subsidy Cuts Go into Effect

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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Haredi Rabbis Fed up with Extremists, Threaten to Cut Payments

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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New Sephardi Chief Rabbi Says ‘Learn Torah or Enlist in IDF’

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.
 

Two Chassidic Yeshivas Capitulate, Will Teach Core Curriculum

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
 

Mother and Fighter for Religious Tolerance Quits Beit Shemesh

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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Radical Haredim Riot against Construction over Alleged Tombs

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.
 

Haredi Settlers Push Back: Rebbe’s Dad Was Pro-Settlements

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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British Resort Lost $150,000 in Tourism by Ban on Shabbat Candles

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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Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Halberstam, the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe, spoke in Beit Shemesh against the conspiracy of secular and religious Zionists to "uproot the Torah."
 

Grand Rebbe Attacks Settlers, Compares Israeli Media to Nazis

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe sees no difference between Nazi depictions of Jews as contaminators of German blood and the Israeli Media view of Haredim as freeloaders.

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Three Charged in Paintball Guns Attack on Hassidic Jew in New York

Posted on: August 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Racial tensions in the New York town of Ramapo, near Monsey, flared Wednesday when two men and a women were arrested for firing a paintball gun at two members of the Jewish volunteer patrol group Chaverim. One of them suffered minor wounds in the stomach. The trio also yelled anti-Semitic slurs and was charged with […]

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Want a Tzohar Rabbi for the Wedding? Avoid Petach Tikvah

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Religious Council of Petach Tikvah, located next to Tel Aviv, is generally known to give problems for couple wanting to get married by modern orthodox rabbis registered with the Tzohar organization, a rabbi told The Jewish Press Thursday. Responding to the reported plight of a young man whose request for a certificate that he […]

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‘What’s Bad for Haredim is Bad for Universities’ says Haredi MK

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni said he doesn’t mind if yeshivas are monitored to make sure those enrolled are learning so long as universities get the same treatment. He had commented in the Maariv newspaper that students who do not actually learn day and night in yeshivas should serve in the army. MK Gafni, answering […]

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Haredi Man asks Woman to Move to Back of Bus, Gets Punched in Face in Response

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

On a Jerusalem bus driving in Givat Shaul on Kanfei Nesharim street, a Haredi man asked a secular woman to move to the back of the bus, according to a report in YNet. At that point, a secular man, also on the bus, got up and punched the Haredi man in the face and then […]

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Coming soon to the Western Wall? Muslims pray in front of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount
 

Western Wall Rabbi: Respect the Muslims, Don’t Come to Pray

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.

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Young Ultra Orthodox kids sit in a classroom in a school in the neighborhood of Neve Yaakov in Jerusalem
 

Census Debunks Arab Demographic Threat

Posted on: August 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Everyone knows that even without Judea and Samaria, the Arab birth rate will make Jews a minority in the future in Israel. Everyone is wrong. But the Haredi population still is growing the fastest.

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Minister Naftali Bennett (R), Shas MK Amnon Cohen (C) and UTJ MK Israel Eichler at a Knesset State Control Committee encouraging Haredi integration in the Israeli labor market, August 06, 2013.
 

Bennett to Spend $140 Million on Haredi Integration

Posted on: August 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The minister lamented the fact that Israelis are studying Law instead of programming.

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Brigadier-Gen. Gadi Agmon, in a closed committee session, launched a vehement attack on the deans of Haredi yeshivas, accusing them of outright lying and covering up for students who are registered but do not show up for classes.
 

IDF: Haredi Yeshiva Deans Cheat, Covering for No-Show Students

Posted on: August 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

"It is inconceivable that deans of yeshivas would lie knowingly and sign for their students as if they're present full time in the yeshivas, while in reality they're not there."

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Somewhere past the black hats in the Haredi community of Beitar Illit, there are other Jewish communities
 

Shas to Sue Gov’t because Haredi City not a National Priority

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The Shas Haredi party can’t see past its black hat. Most of 91 Yesha towns now on the national priority list are near dangerous borders. Beitar Illit is not. Obviously, that’s discrimination, says Shas.

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Rabbi David Lau has a reputation of a nice guy, popular with the residents of his town of Modi'in, both religious and secular. Now it appears that to get his job as Chief rabbi he made a deal with some extremist Haredi forces.
 

R. Lau to Submit Conversion Rulings to Haredi Review in Backroom Deal

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Rabbi David Lau committed to consulting with "giur breaker" Rabbi Sherman before any consultation on conversions.

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Brotherly love? Haredi MK Speaks Arabic, Arab Answers in Yiddish

Posted on: August 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

At least one Haredi Knesset Member and Arab MK showed in the Knessset on Wednesday that they communicate with each much better than with most other MKs and Israeli citizens. MKs Yisrael Eichler and Ahmed Tibi both are vehemently opposed to the new law that raises the entrance level for small political parties. In their […]

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