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The ‘Most Illegitimate’ Regime; the Jihadist Middle East; and Remembering Yehuda Avner
 
Egyptian Culture Rife in Israel ‘For Years’ After Exodus

April 2, 2015 - 12:29 AM
 
2 Cops Hurt, 1 Female Attacker Killed Outside Istanbul Police HQ

April 1, 2015 - 11:36 PM
 
Palestinian Unknowingly Sells Bansky Mural to Gaza Artist for $175

April 1, 2015 - 11:07 PM
 
Netanyahu and Boehner Meet for Lunch

April 1, 2015 - 3:30 PM
 
Netanyahu Attacks the Iran Nuclear Deal as “Unconscionable” [video]

April 1, 2015 - 3:21 PM
 
No Insurance Available for Jewish Kindergartens in Belgium!

April 1, 2015 - 12:45 PM
 
France Leaves Iran Nuclear Talks, Will Return When ‘Useful’

April 1, 2015 - 11:53 AM
 
Car with 5 Pipe Bombs Stopped at Gush Etzion Tunnel Roads

April 1, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Obama Stops Punishing Egypt for Dumping Muslim Brotherhood Prez

April 1, 2015 - 1:43 AM
 
IDF Expects 1200 Daily Hezbollah Rockets in Next War

April 1, 2015 - 1:39 AM
 
Tevye the Milkman Wins Israel Prize

April 1, 2015 - 1:04 AM
 
New and Old Faces in Israel’s 20th Knesset Are Officially Sworn In [Video]

March 31, 2015 - 10:20 PM
 
113 Orphaned Bar Mitzva Boys Participate in Group Celebration in Jerusalem

March 31, 2015 - 7:39 PM
 
Live Webinar with Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier of the Shmuz Tonight: Reacting to the Tragedy in Brooklyn

March 31, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Attack on Yemeni Refugees Makes Israel Look Like the Girl Scouts

March 31, 2015 - 6:30 PM
 
IDF Promises to Block Missionary Activity

March 31, 2015 - 4:02 PM
 
Iran Likely to Force Obama to Back Down on ‘Deadline Threat’

March 31, 2015 - 12:56 PM
 
IDF Clashes with 40 Rioters at Gaza Border

March 31, 2015 - 11:16 AM
 
Knesset Opens the Tent to its 20th Circus

March 31, 2015 - 10:17 AM
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Judaism
15th century Book of the Torah
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

A 15th century printed book of the Torah fetched a record $3.87 million at an auction in Paris. Three buyers attempted to outbid each other over the telephone during the sale which the Christie’s auction house organized on April 30, the news website actualitte.com reported Thursday. Christie’s listed the buyer as “anonymous” but said the […]

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The IDF has finished its PR gimmick of shutting down the empty yeshiva in Yitzhar and has allowed it to re-open almost as scheduled.
 

Posted on: April 29th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The IDF retains the right to limit the number of Torah students and to tell them when they can pray and learn.

Egged bus digital sign shows the correct Counting of the Omer for Sunday. Don't get confused. Today, Monday, is the 13th day.
 

Posted on: April 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The U.S. concept of separation of church and state means separating Jews from Judaism in Israel.

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Knesset members walk through the entrance of Auschwitz. (archive)
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Jews for Jesus missionary group is using Holocaust imagery in a new video to lure Jews away from their faith.

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Hundreds came to the Bangkok Chabad House Passover seder this year.
 

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

More than 400 people sat down at the first seder this year at the Chabad House of Bangkok, Thailand.

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Round hand-made 
"shmurah matzah" is becoming more popular even among secular Jews in the United States.
 

Posted on: April 13th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

American Jews are increasingly buying more hand-made matzah as well as American-made manufactured matzah. All at the expense of Israeli exports, according to Kosher Today. Israeli exports used to hold approximately 40 percent of the American market but has declined by 11 percent. Sales of hand-made “shmurah matzah” have soared by nearly 15 percent. One […]

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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 […]

tefillin bomb rabbijason
 

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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