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The ‘Most Illegitimate’ Regime; the Jihadist Middle East; and Remembering Yehuda Avner
 
Egyptian Culture Rife in Israel ‘For Years’ After Exodus

April 2, 2015 - 12:29 AM
 
2 Cops Hurt, 1 Female Attacker Killed Outside Istanbul Police HQ

April 1, 2015 - 11:36 PM
 
Palestinian Unknowingly Sells Bansky Mural to Gaza Artist for $175

April 1, 2015 - 11:07 PM
 
Netanyahu and Boehner Meet for Lunch

April 1, 2015 - 3:30 PM
 
Netanyahu Attacks the Iran Nuclear Deal as “Unconscionable” [video]

April 1, 2015 - 3:21 PM
 
No Insurance Available for Jewish Kindergartens in Belgium!

April 1, 2015 - 12:45 PM
 
France Leaves Iran Nuclear Talks, Will Return When ‘Useful’

April 1, 2015 - 11:53 AM
 
Car with 5 Pipe Bombs Stopped at Gush Etzion Tunnel Roads

April 1, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Obama Stops Punishing Egypt for Dumping Muslim Brotherhood Prez

April 1, 2015 - 1:43 AM
 
IDF Expects 1200 Daily Hezbollah Rockets in Next War

April 1, 2015 - 1:39 AM
 
Tevye the Milkman Wins Israel Prize

April 1, 2015 - 1:04 AM
 
New and Old Faces in Israel’s 20th Knesset Are Officially Sworn In [Video]

March 31, 2015 - 10:20 PM
 
113 Orphaned Bar Mitzva Boys Participate in Group Celebration in Jerusalem

March 31, 2015 - 7:39 PM
 
Live Webinar with Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier of the Shmuz Tonight: Reacting to the Tragedy in Brooklyn

March 31, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Attack on Yemeni Refugees Makes Israel Look Like the Girl Scouts

March 31, 2015 - 6:30 PM
 
IDF Promises to Block Missionary Activity

March 31, 2015 - 4:02 PM
 
Iran Likely to Force Obama to Back Down on ‘Deadline Threat’

March 31, 2015 - 12:56 PM
 
IDF Clashes with 40 Rioters at Gaza Border

March 31, 2015 - 11:16 AM
 
Knesset Opens the Tent to its 20th Circus

March 31, 2015 - 10:17 AM
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Father and son during Brit mila in Paris.
 

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Sometimes anti-Semitism is its own best antidote because it makes its sewage makers look as ignorant as they are. After a Council of Europe body said circumcision violates human rights, its leader rejected the idea.

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Ethiopian Jews take part in a the Sigd holiday prayer in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Sigd means “prostration” or “bowing down” in Ge’ez, the ancient Ethiopian liturgical language.

Meged 5 oil well east of Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Moses made the right turn after all. In his song at the end of the Torah he spoke of ‘precious things of “Givat HaOlam.” The hidden meaning of “precious things” seems to be oil. Not olive oil, but black gold.

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Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Wonder Bread, fresh off its post-bankruptcy revival, will get kosher certification in the New York area from the Orthodox Union (OU), according to an OU bulletin. The kosher Wonder Bread won’t be sold everywhere, but approved products will bear the OU’s symbol on their packaging. Previously, Wonder Bread was certified by the Triangle-K, which is […]

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A Brit Mila in the Jewish Community in Paris
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The proposal will allow European Jews to use the extraterritorial status of the Israeli embassy to legally perform Brit Mila.

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According to Israel Radio, things had gone a little out of hand near the end, and the WOW had to sneak out of there through a side exit, as Haredi men were cursing them out and one man was arrested on suspicion of spitting and throwing stuff at them.
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

No one was really hurt, and that's what really counts. Eat your heart out, Pew Institute, down here we're all Orthodox Jews…

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They are a brilliant billboard ad in favor of intermarriage. They're sane and attractive trailblazers in a new America in which Jew and gentile can live together in harmony.
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Do you know how many thumbs down Ezra the Scribe received when he announced, back in the 500s BCE?

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Stephen Cipes carries the newly written Torah scroll he donated to the Chabad center in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The Torah they got “is a piece of art. It is one of the most beautiful Torahs anyone's ever seen…”

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Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Praying in a minyan on an airplane is forbidden if it robs others  passengers of their sleep or interferes with the duties of stewards and stewardesses, ruled newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, son  of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Replying to a congratulatory letter from El Al CEO Eliezer Shkedy on the election of the […]

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The other women of the wall, who pray every day.
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Western Wall Rabbi told Haredi girls to – in effect – let the Women of the Wall pray as they wish. An analogy to “let sleeping dogs lie” would be taken the wrong way.

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Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Practices covered by the resolution include female genital mutilation and the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons.

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An IMAX camera mounted on a crane captures the recitation of the priestly blessing at the Western Wall during Passover.
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Move over Kohn Kerry and let the moviemakers take over. It took five years of negotiations for an IMAX visual tour of Jerusalem, including the three major religions, to come to the screen.

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The Women of the Wall will pray at the southern end of the Western Wall Friday but without their Torah scroll, which has been damaged by dampness.
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.

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Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The council, a pan-European intergovernmental organization that strongly influence European Union decisions, debated and passed the resolution on Tuesday, as reported here. The resolution was based on a […]

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The influential European Council is voting Tuesday on whether to define ritual circumcision a "violation of human rights."
 

Posted on: October 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Banning Jewish circumcisions used to be anti-Semitic. Today it is called a “violation of human rights.” Why aren’t there protests for children’s rights to watch porno and get sick on junk food?

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Posted on: September 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Three sukkahs, two in the United States and one in Israel, will share the title of “Number One Sukkah” as the winners of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s first Sukkathon competition. The three winners are the sukkah at Terrace at the Glen, an assisted living facility in Queensbury, New York; the Schachter family sukkah in […]

 

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Jerusalem police once again have prohibited Jews from visiting the Temple Mount because of security officials’ unintended admission that they cannot or do not want to deal with violent Arabs. Officially, police say that they blocked the planned visit of hundreds of Jews to the holy site on Tuesday, the sixth day of the Sukkot […]

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.Birkat Cohahim
 

Posted on: September 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

On Sunday morning, the traditional Birkat Cohanim, Blessing of the Priests, was held in the Kotel courtyard. The Kotel was packed.

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recent immigrants to Israel pose in the sukkah they helped build at The Jewish Agency's Ye'elim Immigrant Absorption Center in Be'er Sheva.
 

Posted on: September 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Does your Sukkah stand up to the challenge as the “best in the world.” The Jewish Agency will be the judge in its “Sukkathon 2013” competition.

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Worshippers cover themselves with prayer shawls at he Western Wall in Jerusalem during the Kohenim Benediction priestly blessing
 

Posted on: September 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

If the Women of the Wall want equality with men, why don’t they try to perform the Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall? Do tribal distinctions contradict “equality?” If so, who needs a Reform "rabbi?"

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