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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Hundreds came to the Bangkok Chabad House Passover seder this year.
 

Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

More than 400 people sat down at the first seder this year at the Chabad House of Bangkok, Thailand.

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Round hand-made 
"shmurah matzah" is becoming more popular even among secular Jews in the United States.
 

US Jews Crunch More Hand-Made Matzah

Posted on: April 13th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

American Jews are increasingly buying more hand-made matzah as well as American-made manufactured matzah. All at the expense of Israeli exports, according to Kosher Today. Israeli exports used to hold approximately 40 percent of the American market but has declined by 11 percent. Sales of hand-made “shmurah matzah” have soared by nearly 15 percent. One […]

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Council of Europe Executives Advise Inaction on Male Circumcision

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Council of Europe has climbed down from along and weak limb by issuing a letter that in effect neutralizes a resolution by its parliament that equated mutilation of female genitals and non-medical circumcision of boys for religious purposes. The Council called them “by no means comparable.” The Council of Europe’s leadership sent a letter […]

This is what some paranoid flight crews imagine when they see a Jew wearing tefillin.
 

Anti-Terror Airport Squads Briefed on Tefillin and Matzah

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

It might be best to say the Traveler’s Prayer on the airplane before putting on tefillin.

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Manischewitz wine remains, but the 126-year-old company has been sold.
 

Manischewitz Sold to Equity Firm

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Oh, man, it’s the end of an era.

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"Last year, I didn't even know I was Jewish," said "S,"born to his Jewish mother who was imprisoned in the home of her Arab husband.
 

‘Muslim’ Boy Escapes Arab Village and Holds Bar Mitzvah at Kotel

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

‘Yesterday I was a Muslim. Today I am a Jewish man.”

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Mahzor; “Lifting Seder Plate” illuminated manuscript (ca. 1490s).
 

Longtime Agunah, ‘Chained Woman’ Freed for Passover

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It’s taken 14 years and an ocean of sorrow but a “chained woman” is free in time for the seder.

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Jewish men from the Temple Institute attend a Passover Sacrifice, but not on the Temple Mount, at least not yet.
 

Jews Petition Police to Offer Passover Sacrifice on Temple Mount

Posted on: April 1st, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolidays

No one really believes it will happen this year, and it may not even be “kosher,” but there’s nothing like faith.

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Prime Minister Netanyahu visits a matza factory in Kfar Chabad.
 

PM Netanyahu Visits Kfar Chabad Matza Bakery

Posted on: April 1st, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited the matza bakery in Kfar Chabad on Tuesday, two weeks before the beginning of Passover. “At home, I have eaten this matza for years.” he said. “Today, for the first time, I am also preparing it myself. I am very excited. I wish the entire Jewish People a Happy Passover.” […]

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US Soldiers Getting First New Siddur Since World War II

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

A prayer book developed for use by Jews in the U.S. military will be released this week, the first of its type published since World War II. Reform, Orthodox and Conservative rabbis cooperated in creating the prayer book, which was commissioned by the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council. The chaplains’ council, a program of the Jewish […]

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Another NY Man Pleads Guilty of Violence against Divorce-Refusers

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Another New York City man has pleaded guilty to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay to force Jewish husbands to give their wives religious divorces. Simcha Bulmash, 30, of Brooklyn pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J., to participating in the extortion ring, […]

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Acting PA leader Mahmoud Abbas meets with Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh
 

EXCLUSIVE: Jewish Leader: US Must Tell Saudis Action Not Acceptable

Posted on: March 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Either Obama or Kerry must tell the Saudis, bluntly, that they cannot have it both ways, Hier said.

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This kiosk in Tel Aviv was snapped by a photographer in 2008.
 

Tel Aviv to Open Groceries, Kiosks on Shabbat, Holidays

Posted on: March 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

Before the law reaches final passage, however, it must still win the approval of Israel’s Interior Ministry.

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Norway Wants to Limit Circumcisions to Hospital Rooms

Posted on: March 20th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Norway’s health minister said Wednesday the countryman no intention of banning religious circumcisions but should restrict the religious practice to be carried out only in hospitals. “If the children are circumcised in hospitals by competent personnel, we will prevent complications,” Health Minister Bent Høie told the Aftenposten newspaper. “This is the most realistic way to […]

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An ultra-orthodox man blowing the shofar to announce the approaching Sabbath in Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.
 

Tel Aviv Mayor: Opening Shops on Shabbat ‘Won’t Disturb Anyone’

Posted on: March 19th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose” – Janis Joplin.

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Jew recites the "Shema" prayer on the Temple Mount.
 

Jordan Says Law Prevents Jews from Praying on Temple Mount

Posted on: March 18th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

“Allowing freedom of religion incites violence” is the essence of Jordan’s message.

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Students from the Makor Chaim (Steinsaltz) yeshiva in Gush Etzion take over the Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem.
 

Yeshiva Takes over Jerusalem’s Mamilla Mall for Purim Dance

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

There is nothing like a bunch of yeshiva high schoolers to get everyone in the mood for Purim.

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A worker of the Israel Antiquities Authority sews fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls, in a preservation laboratory at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
 

New Texts Found in ‘Dead Sea Scroll’ Caves

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

Digging for the past sometimes is possible by simple looking at what already has been found.

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An orthodox travel agent helped  saved the life of a Jew by convincing him not to violate the Shabbat by boarding the Malaysian flight that has been missing for three days.
 

Shabbat Saved a Jew from the Malaysia Airlines Death Flight

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

“More than the Jews have kept the Shabbos (Sabbath), the Shabbos has kept the Jews.”

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A Hebrew scribe restored a scroll of the Book of Esther (similar to the one pictured here), which tells the story of Purim, for a Catholic nun order.
 

What Do Catholic Nuns Care about the Book of Esther?

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

A Jewish scribe has restored an 18th century copy of the Book of Esther that was donated to Catholic Nuns.

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