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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
Netanyahu Says Making Gaza ‘Israel’s Fallujah’ Was Too High a Price

August 31, 2014 - 1:08 AM
 
Saturday Night Mortars from Syria

August 31, 2014 - 12:08 AM
 
Joan Rivers in Medically-Induced Coma

August 30, 2014 - 10:40 PM
 
British Man Beats Up Anti-Semite George ‘Hitler’ Galloway

August 30, 2014 - 9:50 PM
 
Irish UN Troops Free Filipino UN Troops

August 30, 2014 - 8:49 PM
 
Joan Rivers in Induced Coma

August 30, 2014 - 8:27 PM
 
Updates from Kuneitra, Syria [video]

August 29, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 29, 2014 - 1:08 PM
 
Soldier Dies from Wounds in Rocket Attack

August 29, 2014 - 12:33 PM
 
A Grand Total of 50 Muslims in Michigan Condemn ISIS

August 29, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Funeral Begins from Lakewood Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer

August 29, 2014 - 11:48 AM
 
Dutch Pension Fund Rejects BDS

August 29, 2014 - 10:37 AM
 
Al Qaeda and ISIS are Israel’s New Northern Neighbors

August 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM
 
Netanyahu Meets with House Armed Services Members

August 28, 2014 - 11:49 PM
 
Mashaal Vows Cease-Fire a Step to New ‘Resistance’ War against Israel

August 28, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
ISIS Slaughters 450 Captured Syrian Soldiers Since Wednesday

August 28, 2014 - 8:37 PM
 
Update: Lakewood Confirms Sofer’s Body Was Found in Jerusalem Hills

August 28, 2014 - 8:31 PM
 
Comedian Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 28, 2014 - 8:09 PM
 
Run Away… Run Away… [photos]

August 28, 2014 - 7:28 PM
 
Echoing Cease-fire, Britain’s Jews and Muslims Call for Peace

August 28, 2014 - 6:56 PM
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Judaism
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 […]

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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