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William Kristol and an Iraq Vet on Israel and America
 
Terror Threat Puts Kabash on Sony’s NYC Film Premier

December 17, 2014 - 10:18 PM
 
US Re-Defines ‘Unilateral’ to Justify PA Burying the Oslo Accords

December 17, 2014 - 10:16 PM
 
‘Freedom of Speech’ Under Abbas-led Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 8:01 PM
 
Alan Gross Freed From Cuban Jail

December 17, 2014 - 5:32 PM
 
Boy Arrested Trying to Recreate Chanukah on Temple Mount

December 17, 2014 - 3:45 PM
 
European Jewish Leaders: Court Decision on Hamas ‘Legitimizes Murder’

December 17, 2014 - 2:04 PM
 
Jeb Bush Uses Hanukkah And Christmas Greeting To Launch Presidential Bid

December 17, 2014 - 1:21 PM
 
Netanyahu Rejects EU Court’s ‘Technicality’ to Whitewash Hamas

December 17, 2014 - 1:15 PM
 
Fear and Loathing in the Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Haredi Israelis Get the Most Benefits and Are the Deepest in Debt

December 17, 2014 - 12:16 PM
 
EU Court ‘Temporarily’ Removes Hamas from List of Terrorist Groups

December 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Centuries before Hanukkah: Remains of 8,000-Year Old Olive Oil Found in Galilee

December 17, 2014 - 10:57 AM
 
Palestinian Authority Going to force Advance Goal of ‘State of Palestine’

December 17, 2014 - 7:55 AM
 
Sony Hackers Issue First Terror Threat to US Movie-Goers … From North Korea?

December 17, 2014 - 6:01 AM
 
NYC Pulls Cops from Homicide to Secure Swelling Protests

December 17, 2014 - 4:30 AM
 
Jews Blamed for Mosque Fire, Report Reveals Electrical Cause

December 17, 2014 - 2:54 AM
 
132 Children Slaughtered in Pakistani Taliban Attack

December 17, 2014 - 1:22 AM
 
President Erdogan Sends Hanukkah Greetings to Turkey’s Jews, Beats Obama to Holiday!

December 17, 2014 - 12:12 AM
 
Latest Polls: Yishai and Deri Tied

December 16, 2014 - 8:40 PM
 
Eli Yishai Names His Pick for Prime Minister

December 16, 2014 - 7:48 PM
 
Islamists Maim and Murder Hundreds of Pakistani Schoolchildren

December 16, 2014 - 6:47 PM
 
UN Security Council May Jilt Palestinian Authority

December 16, 2014 - 5:44 PM
 
Bloomberg Marks Jerusalem and Tel Aviv as First Non-US Cities for Funds

December 16, 2014 - 3:46 PM
 
More than 1,000 French Jewish Students in Pro-Israel Hanukkah Ceremony

December 16, 2014 - 3:18 PM
 
Israeli Marijuana Companies Smoking Up Wall Street

December 16, 2014 - 12:42 PM
 
Tufts University Vandalized with Swastikas for Third Time in Two Years

December 16, 2014 - 11:35 AM
 
Police Arrest Leader of Right-Wing ‘Lehava’ Group for ‘Terror’

December 16, 2014 - 11:11 AM
 
‘House of David’ Rock on Exhibit at NY Metropolitan Museum of Art

December 16, 2014 - 10:08 AM
 
Arabs Riot after IDF Kills Terrorist Throwing Bomb at Soldiers

December 16, 2014 - 9:32 AM
 
Moshe Feiglin Releases Music Video – Ani Yehudi

December 16, 2014 - 7:25 AM
 
Former AP Reporter: I Didn’t Leave Journalism, It Left Me

December 16, 2014 - 6:11 AM
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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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Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A Dallas-area rabbi who uses his home as a synagogue is being sued by a neighbor who says it has lowered his property values. Rabbi Yaakov Rich told the local Fox affiliate Fox4 in a video posted Wednesday that his 3,700-square-foot home is a synagogue with about 25 members. A website identifies his synagogue as […]

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Theodoros Karypidis, the Greek politician who accuses his country's non-Jewish prime minister of leading a Jewish conspiracy.
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Jews are better off with ignorant anti-Semites rather than with those who have a normal IQ.

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MK David Rotem: Reform Jews may be Reform but that doesn't mean they are Jews.
 

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Reform leaders too often make themselves look silly by bending the Bible for their own convenience.

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Posted on: February 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Agudath Israel of America has asked the Pentagon to restore kosher field meals and charged that the Defense Logistics Agency had solicited a bid in April for kosher and halal “meals ready to eat,” but had recast the solicitation last month to include only halal, which adhere to Muslim religious precepts. “As things stand now, […]

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Posted on: February 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

A rabbi and his daughter at the Chabad Lubavitch day care center in Salt Lake City, Utah saved two Torah scrolls from possible destruction Monday after he smelled smoke in the building. Twenty children, including five infants, were evacuated, according to the local Tribune newspaper. A faulty furnace was cited as the source of the […]

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Israeli restaurants and   soon will be able to choose among three levels of kosher they want to offer customers.
 

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Bennett is bringing Israel into the 21st century with a new system that will encourage more people to eat kosher.

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A recent prayer service at the Kotel, involving hundreds of different God-loving Jewish men and women, who meditated together, respectful of each other's faith and sentiments. Not… Actually, that one was a total zoo, back on July 08, 2013, Rosh Chodesh Av.
 

Posted on: January 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Remember Life of Brian, where the Judean splinter groups run into each other and start a brawl? You're in for a treat.

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Circumcision might make the perfect pre-Bar Mitzvah gift in Denmark and Sweden if doctors get their way.
 

Posted on: January 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

“If we prohibit it [circumcision], we must also address the issue of the Christian ritual of baptism.”

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The caption under the image reads: Sandra (25) from Grimstad is romantic partner with the son of one of the world's foremost terror targets (Thank you, Paul Goldstein, for the correction).
 

Posted on: January 26th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Yair and Leikanger met at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.

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Girls wear tefillin at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
 

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

A second Modern Orthodox high school in New York has announced it will permit girls to wear tefillin during prayer. The Ramaz School in Manhattan said it will allow girls to wear tefillin during coed worship, going one step further than SAR High School, which drew a flurry of media coverage earlier this week for […]

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Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel and friends have initiated an internet campaign directed at one of the most insular and impenetrable demographics in the Jewish world: Haredi Yiddish speakers in America.
 

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Yiddish messages rooted in Jewish liturgy and Biblical texts encouraging Jews to make Aliyah.

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Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

SAR High School in Riverdale, New York, is now allowing girls to wrap tefillin during Shacharit-morning prayer, probably the first Modern Orthodox high school in the U.S. to do so, reports The Boiling Point, the online student newspaper of Shalhevet High School in LA. Two girls were granted permission to wrap tefillin and wear a […]

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Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (L) with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Baruch Lau during the Swearing-in ceremony of the Rabbinate Council at the president's residence in Jerusalem, in 2013. Does anyone in America feel the need for a chief rabbi? Then why should Israelis have to endure two, or even just one of them?
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It's a step in the right direction. Now let's take the next, obvious step and eliminate it altogether.

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