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'Dr." Barbra Streisand speaks about women in her speech at Hebrew University Monday
 

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Streisand loves Israel – she even visits the country once in a while. She gives lots of money. And she can’t resist a chance to preach about women’s rights in Israel but admits it is a "foreign land.”

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If Israel prohibits the import of products from force-fed geese, it could endanger Kosher slaughtering in Europe, a Paris rabbi warns
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Israel may ban the “foie gras” delicacy because it is made from force-fed geese. If Israel is so concerned about animal rights, European Jews may face another aim to ban kosher slaughter.

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Posted on: June 17th, 2013

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Observant Jews in Los Angeles are bracing for the possibility that they will not be allowed to carry anything or even push a baby stroller on Shabbat due to a freeway project that will knock down the ‘Eruv.” which transforms a public area in to a private space in terms of Jewish law. The eruv […]

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Posted on: June 17th, 2013

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Montreal’s first Jewish mayor and a Jewish former alderman were arrested as part of a crackdown on corruption. Michael Applebaum, who was appointed mayor last November, was taken into custody Monday morning by agents of the anti-corruption unit, l’unite permanente anticorruption (UPAC). Also arrested was Saulie Zajdel, an Orthodox Jewish former city council member who […]

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Barbra Streisand, for the the first time in her life, will perform in public in Israel this week.
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Forget Streisand's concerts and performance for Peres. What may be the most emotional moment of her current visit to Israel was her listening to a cancer-stricken girl sing her own song, “People.”

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Alicia Keys will be performing in Tel Aviv July 4.
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

"Keys would have none of it from a person who is one step above a lunatic shouting anti-Semitic canards on the street."

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Rabbi David Stav in Kfar Chabad, where he is less likely to be attacked violently than in Bnei Brak.
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A few boys began to push him, trying to make him trip and fall while he was dancing.

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Rabbi David Stav is no stranger to Haredim, but his most renowned appeal is to secular Israelis—a fact that got him squarely inside Rav Ovadia Yosef's cross-hairs.
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

"I was thinking of the path of the Torah and the mission of returning to the Chief Rabbinate the path of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook zt'l."

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Former Shas chiarman Aryeh Deri with the spiritual leader of the Shas party Rabbi Ovadia Yosef back in 1999, before Deri's jail sentence.
 

Posted on: June 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.

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Posted on: June 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The campaign for Chief Rabbi in Israel got uglier Saturday night with Shas party’s spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef saying in his weekly address that Tzohar Rabbi does “not have the fear God.” Rabbi Stab has staged an unprecedented campaign to promote himself for Chief Rabbi. His candidacy is supported by most national religious leaders […]

Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel (L) and Mayor Benny Kasriel speaking to the press at the E1 area between Jerusalem and the Kasriel's town of Ma'aleh Adumim. A lot of talk – zero construction so far.
 

Posted on: June 15th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Prime Minister Netanyahu is functioning as an agent of U.S. foreign policy and Palestinian expansion.

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Many Ashkenazi Jews still fast on the B'hab days—an acronym meaning Monday-Thirsday-Monday. Now the 5:2 diet is taking over the UK and the US – using the same principles.
 

Posted on: June 14th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

"The Fast Diet" closely resembles a spiritual tradition of serial fasting.

Happier days: Evesham school board members meeting with NJ Congressman Robert E. Andrews' staff. Rosemary Bernardi is third from the left.
 

Posted on: June 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

“I’m very happy she made the right decision for the community,” said the School Board President.

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Posted on: June 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a resolution to continue awarding city contracts without regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The resolution passed Wednesday was intended as a rebuttal to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS, which aims to bring economic pressure to bear on Israel, the Los Angeles Jewish Journal reported. The […]

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In a letter sent to Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center threatened to take legal action if he and other recepients do not immediately discontinue their boycott campaign against Israel.
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Racial Discrimination Act of 1975 made BDS actions unlawful.

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Rev. Erick Salagado holding the Skulener Rebbe’s hand
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Skulener Rebbe, 88, is beloved by every chasidic congregation in the State of New York and worldwide.

Candidates John Liu, Anthony Weiner, and Christine Quinn at the Charter School debate.
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Mr. de Blasio dropped out less than an hour before he was supposed to appear on stage.

JCC Watch and other pro-Israel organizations are now asking that entities which use Jewish communal dollars to support anti-Israel activists no longer receive Jewish communal funding
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Pro-Israel groups are now turning to the UJA-Federation and asking that it stop providing funds to organizations which use those funds to promote virulently anti-Israel activists. If not, a "Close Your Wallet" campaign will begin this summer.

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Proud father, Sen. Jeff Flake (Rep. AZ)
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Sen. Flake apologized Wednesday for his son's use of racial epithets, homophobic slurs and antisemitic remarks in social media.

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Posted on: June 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Florida Atlantic University has launched a website promoting diversity following complaints from Jewish groups about activities on campus by a pro-Palestinian group. The website features a video on which faculty and students describe the Boca Raton school as diverse and open to students of all faiths. The video was created after meetings between the university […]

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