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The Future of Diaspora Jews and Israelis Abroad
 
Jewish Agency’s Natan Sharansky Speaks Up for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

May 27, 2015 - 8:24 PM
 
Russia to Deliver S-300 Missile System to Iran… Eventually

May 27, 2015 - 4:50 PM
 
18 Dead, 13 Missing in Texas Flash Floods

May 27, 2015 - 4:17 PM
 
Netanyahu Cabinet Approves Ministerial Committee on Arab Affairs

May 27, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
Mass Arrests of FIFA Officials Omit PA Terrorist Rajoub

May 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM
 
Rabbi Riskin Hopes the Rabbinate Will Climb Down From Their Tree [audio]

May 27, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Egyptian Court: ‘We Can’t Label Israel as a ‘Terrorist State”

May 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM
 
PLO Blows Up Netanyahu’s ‘Peace Process’ Renewal

May 27, 2015 - 9:25 AM
 
Scorcher in Israel, Stay indoors

May 27, 2015 - 8:26 AM
 
Amnesty Accuses Hamas of Torturing and Killing Arabs Who Helped Israel

May 27, 2015 - 8:07 AM
 
Israeli Air Force Strikes Back at Gaza for Rocket Attack

May 27, 2015 - 5:37 AM
 
IRS Hacked, Info Stolen on 100,000 Taxpayers

May 27, 2015 - 4:40 AM
 
Minister Warns ‘Hamas Trying to Escalate Security Situation’

May 27, 2015 - 12:30 AM
 
Amnesty Accuses Hamas of Torturing and Killing Arabs Who Helped Israel

May 27, 2015 - 12:01 AM
 
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin to ‘Stay On No Matter What’ Says Efrat Mayor

May 26, 2015 - 10:27 PM
 
No Deal with Iran by June 30 Deadline, Europeans Say

May 26, 2015 - 9:59 PM
 
Vehicle Terror Attack Foiled at Gush Etzion Junction

May 26, 2015 - 9:28 PM
 
UPDATE: Gaza Rocket Hits Israel

May 26, 2015 - 9:10 PM
 
UN Envoy Warns Syrian Refugees Will Outnumber Lebanese Schoolchildren

May 26, 2015 - 9:06 PM
 
Weekend Bomb Threats Tail Flights to Northeastern US

May 26, 2015 - 7:59 PM
 
Rare 1,000 Yr Old Ketubah on Exhibit in Jerusalem

May 26, 2015 - 7:15 PM
 
Arabs Terrorize Worshipers in Jerusalem’s Ancient Shiloach Yemenite Synagogue

May 26, 2015 - 5:45 PM
 
Photo of Obama’s Passover Seder ‘Fifth Child’ Tantrum

May 26, 2015 - 3:04 PM
 
Barkat Peeved at Netanyahu for Dividing Him from Jerusalem Affairs Post

May 26, 2015 - 2:15 PM
 
Media Spins Netanyahu’s Renewal of Peace Process

May 26, 2015 - 12:19 PM
 
Report: Bullets from Hamas Live-Fire Training Land in Israel

May 26, 2015 - 11:21 AM
 
Ya’alon Removes Police Siege of Ode Yosef Chai Yeshiva in Shomron

May 26, 2015 - 10:46 AM
 
President Rivlin Denies He Is Being Honored by Leftist New Israel Fund

May 26, 2015 - 10:12 AM
 
5,000-Year-Old Seal in Galilee May Depict First Known Music Scene

May 26, 2015 - 9:29 AM
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A woman wears tefillin, traditionally donned only by men although the Talmud recites one instance of a rabbi's wife using them.
 

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Increased knowledge of women of Jewish laws and the Torah has created thorny issues for the Orthodox community.

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An ordination service at a Berlin synagogue. Coming just after the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the school is a significant step in post-Holocaust Jewish revival, Spiegel points out. At last, they're paying the glass bill.
 

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

I just don't like the idea of Jews flocking back to the death place. Call me a hopeless sentimental.

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Anat Hoffman of the Women of the Wall reads from the Torah at Robinson's Arch outside of the Western Wall.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The Women of the Wall still have an uphill fight ahead of themselves.

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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

The announcement by the 75-year old Crown Market in West Hartford, Connecticut, that it would be closing sent shock waves through the Jewish community. Mark Bakeoff, who bought the market five years ago, said tough economic conditions and increasing competition have made things difficult, but the biggest blow came with “one of the worst winters […]

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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery of the Jewish ritual bath is significant since there are very few preserved mikvehs left in Europe, and it further highlights the importance of Girona’s rich Jewish heritage. Girona is […]

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Cinema City has opened its doors in Jerusalem, but the court will decide if Superman can violate the Sabbath.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

If there is such a thing as religious coercion, there also is secular coercion.

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Ramaz High School’s student-run politics society issued an invitation to Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, but the talk was cancelled by Ramaz’s head of school.
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The statement from Ramaz said, “Our question was: ‘Is this the appropriate program?’”

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Rabbi Meir Schuster, z"l' dies Monday at the age of 71.
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

One is remembered for his mitzvahs and good deeds, and Rabbi “Heritage House’ Schuster will be remembered forever.

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An ancient Torah scroll (illustrative).
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A senior Hungarian rabbi said Tuesday he has found 103 Torah scrolls that were stolen from Hungarian Jews in World War II and hidden in a Russian library in Novgorod, east of Moscow. Russia has not decided what to do with the holy scrolls, which Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation Chief Rabbi Shlomo Koves wants to […]

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Shneur Odze is running for the EU Parliament but has offended some men because he won't shakes hands with women.
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

When a Muslim won’t look at a woman, it is called respect. When a Jew won’t shake her hand, it is called sexism.

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Posted on: February 13th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The president of Denmark’s Jewish community has disputed a government minister’s claims that new regulations would outlaw all kosher slaughter in the country. “We find this an odd statement,” Finn Schwarz, the community’s president, told JTA on Thursday about statements made earlier in the week by Agriculture Minister Dan Jorgensen to the Ritzau news agency. […]

A Jerusalem city committee has given the green light for Ohr Samayach to build a yeshiva in eastern Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: February 13th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Israelis not only live where the world says they are forbidden but also teach Torah as a Light unto the Nations.

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MK David Rotem
 

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

Israeli lawmaker David Rotem offered a full apology for reportedly saying the Reform movement “is not Jewish.”

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Posted on: February 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

Who would have imagined that things Jewish on the Lower East Side of New York would get so tough that local Jewish residents must launch a petition to establish a kosher restaurant. “Kosher Restaurant in Seward Park” is an online petition of residents of the Seward Park co-op on the Lower East Side, urging their […]

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An orthodox Jewish man argues with a reform Jewish woman wearing a prayer shawl at the Kotel.
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

An Israel Knesset Member got a whack on his tongue for angering the Diaspora.

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Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A Dallas-area rabbi who uses his home as a synagogue is being sued by a neighbor who says it has lowered his property values. Rabbi Yaakov Rich told the local Fox affiliate Fox4 in a video posted Wednesday that his 3,700-square-foot home is a synagogue with about 25 members. A website identifies his synagogue as […]

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Theodoros Karypidis, the Greek politician who accuses his country's non-Jewish prime minister of leading a Jewish conspiracy.
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Jews are better off with ignorant anti-Semites rather than with those who have a normal IQ.

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MK David Rotem: Reform Jews may be Reform but that doesn't mean they are Jews.
 

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Reform leaders too often make themselves look silly by bending the Bible for their own convenience.

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Posted on: February 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Agudath Israel of America has asked the Pentagon to restore kosher field meals and charged that the Defense Logistics Agency had solicited a bid in April for kosher and halal “meals ready to eat,” but had recast the solicitation last month to include only halal, which adhere to Muslim religious precepts. “As things stand now, […]

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Posted on: February 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

A rabbi and his daughter at the Chabad Lubavitch day care center in Salt Lake City, Utah saved two Torah scrolls from possible destruction Monday after he smelled smoke in the building. Twenty children, including five infants, were evacuated, according to the local Tribune newspaper. A faulty furnace was cited as the source of the […]

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