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Jack-o'-lanterns
 

Posted on: October 31st, 2016

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

It is impossible to paint lipstick on either of these pigs, but in the competition between Halloween and Christmas over which of the two holidays is more dangerous Halloween wins out, hands down.

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Government Coordinator in the Territories Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai (L) speaks with Efrat Local Council head Oded Ravivi. (archive / 2015)
 

Posted on: October 24th, 2016

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IDF official Yoav Mordechai intervened with the Palestinian Authority to free four peaceful Arab neighbors jailed for visiting the Efrat mayor's sukkah.

Thousands of Christian Evangelists wave their national flag alongside that of Israel as they march in a parade in the center of Jerusalem on the Jewish Festival of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of the Tabernacles.
 

Posted on: October 20th, 2016

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Thousands of Christians from around the world showed their solidarity in the capital on the Festival of Sukkot in the annual Jerusalem March.

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President and First Lady Rivlin greet visitors in the President's Sukkah in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: October 20th, 2016

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President Reuven Rivlin and his wife welcomed some 6,000 visitors to their sukkah in Jerusalem.

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Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman welcomes IDF Lone Soldier Nissan Bloom to his sukkah.
 

Posted on: October 20th, 2016

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DM Liberman advised a new IDF Lone Soldier not to worry about language skills, saying he still speaks with mistakes.

Men who are Kohanim -- members of the priestly caste -- spread their prayer shawls in preparation for the benediction of the Jewish Nation at the Western Wall.
 

Posted on: October 20th, 2016

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

Hundreds of Israeli police and Border Guard Police officers were among worshipers at the Blessing of the Kohanim.

naama-henkin-last-poster
 

Posted on: October 18th, 2016

News & ViewsJewishHolidays

A group of female graphic designers from across Israel have spearheaded a project to commemorate Na’ama Henkin.

New York Police Department vehicle
 

Posted on: October 15th, 2016

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Two young Jewish men were attacked by an anti-Semitic gang in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn on the afternoon of Yom Kippur.

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Crosses painted in a row across a Jerusalem synagogue in the Katamon neighborhood.
 

Posted on: October 13th, 2016

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A Jewish suspect has been arrested in the Yom Kippur hate crime against a synagogue in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem.

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empty-mall
 

Posted on: October 13th, 2016

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The vast majority of respondents said staying closed or open on Shabbat should be left to them to decide, while 19% preferred that the decision be enforced by the authorities.

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welcome-5777
 

Posted on: October 13th, 2016

News & ViewsHealth and Medicine

More than a dozen new babies were born in Haifa's Carmel Medical Center on Yom Kippur. Mazel Tov!

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Ambulance
 

Posted on: October 13th, 2016

News & ViewsHealth and Medicine

Paramedics with Magen David Adom were very busy during Yom Kippur.

Anti-Semitic vandals struck a synagogue in Bat Yam, located next to Tel Aviv, for the sixth time in a month. June 2, 2013.
 

Posted on: October 12th, 2016

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Anti-Semitism reared its ugly head in the heart of the holy city on the holiest day of the Jewish year.

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Muslim worshipers visit the al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem at dusk during the holy month of Ramadan, on June 23, 2016.
 

Posted on: October 11th, 2016

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A Jewish teen was detained late Monday night, allegedly near the gate to the Temple Mount.

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Kapparot ritual on the eve of Yom Kippur
 

Posted on: October 10th, 2016

News & ViewsChessed and Tzedaka

The pre-Yom Kippur practice of using a live chicken for the "kapparot" ritual was banned in three Israeli cities this year.

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Little golden bell, 2,000 years old, that may have come from the garment of the High Priest of the Holy Temple, 1 CE, discovered  by archaeologist Eli Shukrun, in excavation next to Western Wall, Jerusalem, in 2011.
 

Posted on: October 10th, 2016

News & ViewsJewishHolidays

Jews again hear the little bells on the hem of the High Priest's garment as he enters the Holy Temple of Jerusalem...

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Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: October 9th, 2016

News & ViewsIsraelBoycott

Nearly two dozen international members of parliament will arrive in Jerusalem to celebrate its liberation at a conference during Sukkot.

Selichot prayers at the Kotel leading up to Yom Kippur
 

Posted on: October 9th, 2016

News & ViewsJewishHolidays

Tzohar 'Praying Together' attendees all receive the same prayer book to make it easier to follow along.

Rabbi Moshe Liberow
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2016

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While the congregation hastily made its way out of the building, Rabbi Liberow and a few of the congregants were able to get the Torah scrolls and prayer books out.

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Kapparot ritual on the eve of Yom Kippur
 

Posted on: October 6th, 2016

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The guidelines are intended to prevent the spread of disease, as well as minimize animal suffering.

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