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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
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
 
27 Israelis Arrested for Drug & Weapons Trafficking, Helping Hezbollah

August 28, 2014 - 6:38 PM
 
Israeli Arabs Arrested for Lebanon Ties

August 28, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
Erdoğan Sworn in as Turkish President

August 28, 2014 - 3:26 PM
 
IDF Fires Warning Shots Near Gaza Fence

August 28, 2014 - 2:51 PM
 
Shaath: US Pressured Israel to Drop Demilitarization Demand

August 28, 2014 - 2:49 PM
 
PLO Calls for War Crimes Investigations

August 28, 2014 - 2:39 PM
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Judaism
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A mother in Israel has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court a rabbinical court ruling requiring her to circumcise her son. In her appeal filed Wednesday, the mother said the rabbis cannot order her to circumcise her son, who is now a year old. The Jerusalem rabbinical court last month upheld the ruling of the […]

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the road prayer
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

My first reaction to this story was: El Al has its own rabbi?

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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)
 

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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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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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.
 

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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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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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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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.
 

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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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.
 

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
 

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.
 

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.

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