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Can Arabs and Jews Cooperate and Learn from Each Other?
 
Biden’s New NSA Chief Mocked Israeli Nuke Fears

October 2, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
PA Demands Nov 2016 Deadline for UN to Force Israeli Surrender

October 1, 2014 - 11:37 PM
 
Officials Try to Dismiss Arson in Fire of NJ Synagogue Leader’s Car

October 1, 2014 - 11:25 PM
 
US: Strict Policy Against Civilian Casualties Not for ISIS Attacks

October 1, 2014 - 11:18 PM
 
Hundreds March Against Murder of Recent Israeli Terror Victim

October 1, 2014 - 11:13 PM
 
Muslim Teen ‘Wants to Behead Jews’ in Netherlands

October 1, 2014 - 9:12 PM
 
Netanyahu, Obama Focus on Different Priorities in White House Talk

October 1, 2014 - 8:27 PM
 
Leak of 2,600 New Homes in Eastern Jerusalem Precedes Obama-Bibi Talks

October 1, 2014 - 7:46 PM
 
PA Chief Negotiator Compares Netanyahu with ISIS

October 1, 2014 - 6:07 PM
 
What Did King David Drink? Israeli Wine Researchers Aim to Revive Ancient Libations

October 1, 2014 - 5:02 PM
 
Sitting Shiva on ‘The Simpsons’

October 1, 2014 - 4:55 PM
 
The Virgin of Jerusalem

October 1, 2014 - 4:08 PM
 
Israeli AG: Anti-Israel NGO Can Utilize National Service Volunteers

October 1, 2014 - 2:51 PM
 
Loyola U. ‘Suspends’ and Reinstates Students for Justice in Palestine

October 1, 2014 - 1:34 PM
 
Netanyahu Labels UN Views on Israel ‘Disproportional’

October 1, 2014 - 12:12 PM
 
Canadian ISIS Fighter Threatens to Behead Netanyahu [video]

October 1, 2014 - 11:37 AM
 
ZIM Shanghai Unloads at Port of Long Beach, No BDS Problems

October 1, 2014 - 8:46 AM
 
‘Jews Against Genocide’ Take ‘Blood Bucket Challenge’ at Yad Vashem [video]

September 30, 2014 - 11:57 PM
 
Arabs Attack Hitchhiker with Fireworks

September 30, 2014 - 11:33 PM
 
PM Netanyahu’s Remarks to Jewish Federation Leaders in New York

September 30, 2014 - 11:18 PM
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Posted on: September 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has appointed the first woman as one of the members of the State Committee for the Appointment of Rabbinical Court Judges. Dr. Rachel Levmore, director of the Project for the Prevention of Agunot and Get-Refusal of the International Young Israel Movement and the Jewish Agency, was named to the panel based […]

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Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar showing an ancient medallion dated to the late Byzantine period (early seventh century CE) with a shofar (ram's horn) and a Torah scroll ornament, September 9, 2013. The treasure was discovered in recent Jerusalem excavations near the Temple Mount southern wall, by members of the Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology.
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.

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The French city of Metz has closed a street for Jews from Rosh HaShanah through Yom kippur. Above: A street closed in Williamsburg, NY
 

Posted on: September 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

‘What’s good for the Jews is good for the Muslims,” says a French Islamic website citing the closure of a city street for Jews through the High Holidays. It demands the same for Muslim street prayers.

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Young Israeli boy dip apple in honey in tradition with the Rosh HaShanah New Year holiday
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Apples area mainstay of Rosh HaShanah, when Jews dip them in honey and bless it as sign of a sweet year, which this year should be very sweet if 15,000 tons apples can do the trick.

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The WOW group pray at the Kotel, but Jordan objects.
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Women of the Wall was so focused on Haredim that the girls forgot to ask Jordan for permission to pray in their own minyan. Now maybe the WoW will wake up to reality and pray on the Temple Mount.

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Supreme Court Chief Justice Asher Grunis keeps the courts open on Rosh Hashanah.
 

Posted on: August 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It's a fascinating—and rare—case in which the rights of an individual to a speedy trial clash with the identity of the Jewish state.

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Moti was not properly circumcised back in Shiraz, Iran.
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

It turns out that there exists a less invasive method of circumcision, which does not fully remove the foreskin.

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There's no God over here, God is around the corner, where the Haredim are davening… WOW chair Anat Hoffman speaking to the press after saying no to the Bennett Plan to build a prayer area outside the Kotel plaza but still adjacent to the Kotel.
 

Posted on: August 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The recent placing of a crucifix near the Uman grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was an act of “clear provocation,” said Ukraine’s Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, who called for its immediate removal. “Ukraine is not a Jewish country, and Ukrainian Jews respect Christian symbols like crosses,” Bleich told the Jewish Ukrainian news site Еvreiskiy.kiev.ua. “However, […]

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Many Haredi men and most Chassidim wear a shtreimel made from animal fur on special days. Will they choose the synthetic alternative to avoid causing needless pain to animals?
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.

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Beware of this man, His name is Tom Cantor, He is rich, And He spends his money to try to tell Jews they can be 'Jewish Christians'
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Jews’ worst enemies are Jews. Tom Cantor says he was born into a Jewish family. He is trying to convince Maryland Jews they can be Jews and Christians. Even worse, he says “I love my people.”

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Holocaust survivor Marge Fettman sits next to Chabad scribe Rabbi Yochanan Nathan as he inscribed the closing verses of her Torah scroll with a quill pen and special kosher ink
 

Posted on: August 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Holocaust survivors have at least two ways to take revenge against the Nazis. One is to overcome the past and bring a new family into the world. The other is to donate a Torah. Marge Fettmen did both.

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David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion rebuked The Jewish Press, suggesting the daughter of a Buddhist Korean woman who never converted was qualified to serve as a rabbi. We went ahead and checked his facts…
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

The President of HUC-JIR, sent The Jewish Press an angry letter suggesting there are Orthodox sources supporting patrilineal descent.

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Atheneum Maimonides, a Jewish school in central Brussels. Note the video cameras, unmarked entrance, absence of windows on lower levels.
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The last remaining Jewish school in central Brussels has instructed its students to remove their kippot in the school's neighborhood and wait until they are inside the building to put it back on.

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Angela Buchdahl was born to an Ashkenazi, Reform Jewish father and a Korean Buddhist mother, yet on her path to the rabbinate did not take the time to convert to Judaism.
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

How the reform movement has reached the ultimate diversity.

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Posted on: August 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

One of Western Europe’s largest Hebrew bookstores has closed down in Amsterdam as its former owners prepare to move to Israel. The Samech bookstore has been supplying Hebrew-language books to members of Holland’s Jewish community for nearly 40 years and possessed a stock of 100,000 books, according to the website of the Dutch Israelite Religious […]

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
 

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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Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Israel Tennis Association has been fined more than $13,000 for refusing to play a Davis Cup match against Belgium on Yom Kippur this year in the world group playoffs, the highest level of Davis Cup play. The Belgian Tennis Association turned down Israel’s request to postpone the game on Sept. 14. The International Tennis […]

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Three years after the scandal exploded, shaking up the Religious Zionist movement, a magistrate court in Jerusalem found Rabbi Motti Elon, scion of an exulted family of scholars and public servants, and himself a charismatic teacher and leader, guilty of sex crimes.
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

"Any attempt to argue as if I ever admitted such an act is a despicable lie," was Rabbi Elon's initial response to the allegations.

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Muslims pray in front of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount
 

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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