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Can Arabs and Jews Cooperate and Learn from Each Other?
 
State Dept. Complains New Homes in Jerusalem ‘Poison’ US Peace Plan

October 2, 2014 - 10:08 AM
 
Fliers Posted at U. of California Santa Barbara Blame Jews for 9/11

October 2, 2014 - 8:31 AM
 
Non-Jewish Groups Join Protest against Campus Anti-Semitism

October 2, 2014 - 7:53 AM
 
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
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Judaism
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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).
 

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.
 

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.
 

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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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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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
 

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.
 

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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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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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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Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A New York personal trainer has pleaded guilty in federal court to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay to force Jewish men to give their wives religious divorces. David Hellman, 31, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J. and could be sentenced to up […]

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Posted on: March 8th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

The Rabbinical Council of America denied a prominent rabbi’s accusation that it is actively negating past conversions. The Orthodox rabbinic organization issued a statement Friday responding to a JTA opinion article criticizing the group written by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. His article, published Thursday, accused the RCA and its Beth Din of America of “retroactively negating […]

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