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Demand for Shmurah Matzah Growing

Passover is around the corner, and handmade shmurah matzah is starting to pop up on supermarket shelves.

Iranian FM: Netanyahu Distorts Jewish Scriptures

To be fair to the Israeli PM, the Persian king in the Megillah is in cahoots with Haman's plot to destroy all the Jews in his empire, and the reversal of his position is the essence of the Purim miracle.

Bomb Threats Sent to 6 JCCs on Purim in US, Canada

Most of the Jewish Community Centers that received threats had received them before, including the one in Vancouver, where the JCC was threatened last week.

Israel Rocks Shushan Purim in Jerusalem and Walled Cities!

During the day expect to see LOTS of costumes and happy faces in Jerusalem, especially around Safra Square, the biggest Purim street fair in the country.

Migdal Ha’Emek Disabled Residents’ Center Sends Purim Packages to City’s Children

Residents at the center worked together with volunteers for two days to prepare the mishloach manot gift baskets, thanks to a budget secured by the mayor.

Netanyahu to Children on Purim: Persians Won’t Succeed in Killing Us Today Either [video]

'They wanted to kill us,' the children finally roared, after some hesitation.

New Orleans Hebrews Swept in Ol’ Mardi Gras Shabbat Excitement

We have no idea how one can maintain the two warring notions of 'Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans' and 'avoiding immodesty' in the same sentence

Leket Israel Launches Tu B’Shevat Project, Sayeret Tapuz

Many of the project's volunteers this year are Israeli special needs teenagers from Gan Yavne.

Tu B’shvat is HERE, Replanting the Fire Burned Trees

Israeli schoolchildren, all across the country, will leave their classrooms to plant trees… but this Tu B'Shvat, things will be very different.

IAA to Inaugurate New Mikvah Path at the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park

A new path running among two-thousand year old ritual baths that were used by pilgrims visiting the Temple Mount is to be inaugurated at the Ophel site in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park.

Jerusalem Terrorist Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Stoning Death of Alexander Levlovich

The prison term for the murder by stoning sends a message to Arabs that Israel will no longer tolerate terrorism of any kind.

No Joy in Yeshivaville: Ringling Brothers Strike their Tent after Passover

The women-free show for the Orthodox Jewish audience included clowns, animals, tight-rope dancers, a basketball team on unicycles and acrobats.

Hikers Discover Engravings of Menorah and Cross in Judaean Lowlands Water Cistern

Engravings of a Seven-Branched Menorah and a Cross were Discovered by Hikers in an Ancient Water Cistern in the Judaean lowlands.

Liberman: Shaming Hareidi Soldiers For Military Service Akin to Idolatry [video]

Defense Minister Liberman pointed out that King David fought, as did Joshua bin Nun, saying they also had an understanding of Torah and Judaism.

Public Menorah Vandalized by Teens in South Orange, NJ

Vandals damaged a public menorah in South Orange, New Jersey on the sixth night of Chanukah, but were spotted by security cameras.

Ivanka Trump Posts Family Hanukkah Picture from the Pacific

Donald Trump is about to become the very first US president who has halachically Jewish grandchildren (the Clintons' son-in-law is Jewish, too, but that's just not good enough for Jewish law).

Palestinian Authority Terrorists Escalate Attacks Around Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists attacked Israelis in multiple areas around Jerusalem and at Rachel's Tomb.

Sderot Police Officers Bring Chanukah Joy to Seniors in Southern Israel

Local police in the southern Israeli city of Sderot came to spend Chanukah with seniors this week, singing and sharing sufganiyot together.

Netanyahu: ‘According to UN, Maccabees Did Not Liberate Jerusalem, They Occupied Palestinian Territory’

PM Netanyahu says with sarcasm that according to the United Nations, the Maccabees did not liberate Jerusalem, but rather "occupied Palestinian territory."

Colel Chabad Chanukah Program to Help 2,500 Severely Disabled Children

Colel Chabad is the longest continuously running charity in Israel, founded in 1788 by the first Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.

This Makes Up for Everything: Happy Hanukkah! Chag Sameach from the White House!

He did not mention that, had the Maccabees redeemed the Holy Temple today, they would surely have been condemned by the UN Security Council, with the US abstaining, because said Holy Temple stood in 'Occupied East Jerusalem.'

Netanyahu Says Israel Will ‘Overcome’ UN Resolution, Will Also Stop Funding UN Agencies

PM Netanyahu says Israel is cutting funds to five UN agencies for a start, and is reevaluating its relationship with the world body.

Watch: The White House Kitchen is ‘Kosherized’ for A Hanukkah Party [video]

Rabbi Levi Shemtov says he is privileged to supervise the "kosherizing" of the most important kitchen in the USA.

Jews Rally, Counter-Rally outside Hoenlein’s Group’s Hanukkah Party at Trump’s DC Hotel [video]

A pro-Trump protester yelled at Sharon Kleinbaum, clergywoman of LGBT Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, 'You would have been on the side of Antiochus rather than Judah the Maccabee.'

Obama at Last Hanukkah Party: They Said I Won’t Last 1 Year, I Made...

Say what you will, the man has great writers and – crucial – can deliver a line.

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