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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Gaza Terrorists Firing at Southern Israel, Again

April 24, 2014 - 2:10 PM
 
ADL Warns Missionary Group is Using Holocaust – Again – to Lure Jews

April 24, 2014 - 1:51 PM
 
Russia Accuses West of Starting Ukraine Crisis

April 24, 2014 - 1:16 PM
 
Tunisia Leader Facing Flack Over Jewish Pilgrimage to El Ghriba

April 24, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
European Jews Ask EU Not to Recognize PA Unity Gov’t

April 24, 2014 - 11:09 AM
 
America Joins Israel in Canceling Talks with PA

April 24, 2014 - 10:10 AM
 
J Street Seeking a Seat at the Conference

April 24, 2014 - 9:33 AM
 
Terrorists Greet Hamas-Fatah Unity with Rocket Attacks on Israel

April 23, 2014 - 11:12 PM
 
Jerusalem Woman Injured in Stone Throwing

April 23, 2014 - 10:50 PM
 
Jeb Bush Considering the White House

April 23, 2014 - 10:36 PM
 
Arabs Going Wild in Jerusalem

April 23, 2014 - 10:17 PM
 
Egypt Receives $700 Million in Oil Aid – Monthly

April 23, 2014 - 10:13 PM
 
Kerry’s Talks Achieve Peace Between Hamas and Fatah

April 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
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It's Shabbat morning in snowy Efrat and the electricity has just gone out. Do you suffer through the rest of the day, or do you search for a creative halachic solution? (illustration image)
 

2 Liberal Orthodox Rabbis Warring over Flipping Fuse on Stormy Shabbat

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A "Beit Hillel" rabbi reported his decision to turn on the electricity on a frozen Shabbat morning, only to be attacked by a "Tzohar" rabbi from his neck of the (snowy) woods.

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Damaged Torahs Found in Iraq Buried in New York

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

Damaged Torah scrolls found by U.S. troops in Iraq’s intelligence headquarters were buried in a cemetery in New York on Sunday, according to Jewish law for disposing of unusable religious objects and texts. More than 100 people, including Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., attended the ceremony at the New Montefiore Cemetery in […]

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‘Purity Patrol’ Helps Snowbound Women Reach the Mikveh

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. “The organization’s top priority is raising awareness to the importance of the family purity mitzvah,” the organization’s chairman, Rabbi Yechezkel Mutzafi, explained to the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot’s website. “We see it […]

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The ancient Bible, in an Aramaic dialect, will be shown in the Ankara Museum of Ethnography.
 

1500-Year-Old Syriac Bible Finds a Home in Turkey

Posted on: December 14th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.

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Spanish Hotel Built on 15th Century Synagogue Opens New Shul

Posted on: December 14th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A Spanish hotel built on the remains of a 15th century synagogue opened a new synagogue on its seventh floor. The opening last week at the four-star Parador de Lorca hotel in Lorca, a city in the southeastern region of Murcia, was the result of negotiations between management and the Sefarad Beitenu Jewish association, which […]

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Kerry arrived in Israel Thursday in the middle of a snowstorm.
 

Abbas to Blame Jews’ Prayers for Rain for Halting Peace Talks

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The snowstorm’s delay of Kerry’s meeting with Netanyahu finally gives Abbas a chance to explain why Israel must not exist as a Jewish state.

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Huckabee in Maaleh Adumim, where he can be assured of the "Jewish vote" of a couple hundred American ex-pats.
 

Mike Huckabee: How Can a Democrat Support Obama as ‘Pro-Israel?’

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Mike Huckabee doesn’t understand why Jews support Obama as “pro-Israel” because he doesn’t understand the psyche of a liberal American Jewish Democrat.

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Swarthmore Hillel students having harmless fun. Their Hillel, however, has just gone rogue, repudiating the pro-Zionist policy of Hillel International.
 

Hillel Outmaneuvered as Swarthmore Students Reject Its Israel Guidelines

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

The question is, how will Hillel International prevent more of its healthy cells going cancer.

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The Bialystoker Synagogue on the Lower East Side.
 

Lower East Side Synagogue Members Suing Leadership over Real Estate

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

The proceeds from the property sale may not be used cover the synagogue's financial needs.

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Arab youth throwing a firebomb at Jews. Jewish settlers are subjected to daily threats of violence, with the most recent victims being two baby girls in two separate incidents.
 

Orthodox & Reform Rabbis Condemn Arab Violence against Settlers

Posted on: December 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Rabbi Lopatin said, “May Hashem give you all strength to continue this age old, noble struggle which God promises us will end in victory.”

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Are you a new father read to help circumcise your  son? Above: Brit Milah in Paris.
 

Mohel Urges New Dads to Help Make the Cut at Circumcision

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The kindest cut of all might be the one that new father makes at his son’s circumcision.

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Madonna, with her red string, is one of the fans of the  Kabbalah Centre, debunked by orthodox rabbis and now sued for fraud by former followers.
 

Former Followers of ‘Kabbalah Centre’ Sue for Fraud

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Orthodox rabbis for years have denounced the “Kabbalah Centre” as being a fraud of mysticism, Madonna and Britney Spears notwithstanding. Now former followers have sued for financial fraud.

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Judges Hear Appeal of NY Rule on Circumcision with Oral Suction

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A federal court began hearing arguments on Tuesday by orthodox Jews appealing a  New York City rule that requires parents to agree to the rite of oral suction in circumcisions, The New York Daily News reported. The city restricted the practice following 11 cases of herpes of boys who were circumcised with what in Hebrew […]

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Women from the independent Mission Minyan group in San Francisco carry Torah scroll.
 

British Rabbis Scold Orthodox Shul for Letting Women Hold Torah

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The issue of women becoming involved in synagogue services to the point of holding a Torah scroll is as loaded in the Diaspora than it is in Israel.

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Seventh Hanukkah Candle to Be Lit in Seven Nations Simultaneously

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Immigrants to Israel from seven countries will light Hanukkah candles Tuesday night simultaneously with Jews in seven other countries in a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption and The Jewish Agency for Israel. The candle lighting in Israel will take place at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, where 300 young […]

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The Christians for Israel menorah being mounted in Nijkerk near Amsterdam.
 

Dutch Christians’ Mega-Menorah Helps Jews Come Out of their Shell

Posted on: November 27th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Nearly 70 years after the Holocaust, some European Jew still are afraid to be confident enough to be Jewish in public. Christina Zionists are trying to help them, buy aliyah to Israel would be a lot easier.

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Brit Milah
 

Israeli Mom to Ask High Court to Block Rabbis’ Circumcision Order

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel’s Supreme Court soon may have to decide if it wants to set off fireworks and take on a case that involves the authority of a rabbinical court to order a circumcision.

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A Jewish blacksmith from Vermont has created a menorah that is featured on this year's US Hanukkah stamp.
 

US ‘Holiday Stamps’ Include Menorah Made by Vermont Blacksmith

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Hanukkah seems to be politically correct this year. So is the African American holiday Kwanzaa, both of which were honored with new US postage stamps. The Christians struck out this year – and are angry.

Norwegian pediatrician Anne Linboe, the country's child welfare adviser, represents one of the world's greatest dangers to Judaism.
 

Norway Official Wants to ‘Educate’ Jews against Circumcision

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

There is nothing worse for Jews than a good looking and do-good non-Jewish woman doctor who sees the world through her stethoscope and thinks Jews are ignorant of health because they circumcise babies.

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Rescinded Reform Rabbi Keren Alpert (L), and Reform Rabbi Daniel Sime (R) on Rosh Hashana. She was too busy to take the distance-learning course and they ordained her anyway, and then, what a shanda.
 

How Little Must One Know to Be Fired from a Reform Temple?

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

She became a rabbinic associate in 2008 at the temple, then agreed to enroll in a distance learning-program, but didn't.

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