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It isn't clear why TheMarker, owned by Haaretz, is so upset with the special treatment awarded these rabbis, other than the fact that, in Israel's secular media market, mentioning a special treatment to religious leaders is like throwing a slab of red meat to a pack of dogs.
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

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The website concludes that this must be part of a quid pro quo between the airport and the Haredi parties.

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Posted on: January 20th, 2014

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Hadassah New Zealand is planning to raise funds for the Rozana Project by participating in the March 2014 Jerusalem marathon and generating donations from sponsors in New Zealand and Israel, J-wire reported. Tali Dowek, the Director of Hadassah’s Department of Development, Donors & Events, said that since the launch of the Rozana Project, about 2 […]

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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

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

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Gabriel, a top Jerusalem restaurant, is one of a number of restaurants that have switched over to the Jerusalem Rabbinate's new "Mehuderet" Kashrut Certification.
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

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A new "Mehadrin" level Kashrut certification introduced by the Jerusalem Rabbinate is beginning to gain traction and save restaurants money.

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Posted on: January 19th, 2014

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A bipartisan slate of 134 U.S. Congress members wrote a letter to the American Studies Association protesting its decision last month to boycott Israeli universities. “Academic cooperation can be an important tool to help foster peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but you have chosen the unproductive path of isolation,” said the letter dated Friday, initiated […]

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An Orthodox student in the Ukraine was attacked and stabbed in January 2014.
 

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

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On Friday night, 3 youths jumped and stabbed a yeshiva student on his way home.

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

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The U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the plight of Holocaust survivors in the United States. Both Republicans and Democrats on the committee said at the Wednesday hearing that survivors are better off aging at home. “The emphasis on caring for aging survivors must be on creating a safe space surrounded […]

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

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Moroccan police are investigating the death of two Jewish sisters in their home in the central city of Beni Mellal. The sisters, whose names were not made public, were found earlier this week in a state of advanced decomposition and are believed to have died three months ago inside their locked home, the news site […]

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

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Juliana Rangel, icj, Nuremberg trials, isaac stone, kedem, Chabad Berlin

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

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Congress budgeted $13 million for a nonprofit security assistance program that mostly aids Jewish institutions. The money was allocated in the $1.1 trillion budget passed this week by both houses of Congress. The program, which has existed since the mid-2000s, has so far disbursed $138 million through the Department of Homeland Security, not counting the […]

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

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Natan Sharansky joined the parents and spouses of political prisoners in asking the U.S. Congress to speak of their loved ones during meetings with foreign officials. Sharansky, imprisoned by the Soviets for nine years because of his activism on behalf of Soviet Jews, recalled at a hearing Thursday that his jailers told him, “You are […]

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

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A Jewish community center in San Diego cancelled a concert by Eyal Golan amid suspicions that the Israeli singer had sex with minors, an Israeli radio station reported. Golan was slated to perform Jan. 19 at a concert which was advertised as late as Jan. 10 on the website of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community […]

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

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Leaders of Belgium’s Jewish community rallied outside the French embassy in Brussels to thank the French government for its efforts to keep an antisemitic comedian from touring. The demonstration Wednesday was organized by the CCOJB umbrella group representing French-speaking Belgian Jews. Some 70 people showed up, police told a Belgian news agency, bearing signs reading: […]

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General Irina Bokova, director of UNESCO, with Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, on either side of a poster for the exhibit that was later cancelled under Arab pressure.
 

Posted on: January 18th, 2014

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Complaints by Arab states led UNESCO to cancel the exhibition.

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UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova
 

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

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The decision arose out of UNESCO’s support for peace talks.

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Posted on: January 17th, 2014

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J Street and Open Hillel claim they want openness and honesty in the discussion about Israel, but that's only for those who agree with them.

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Israel's Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau visiting Rachel's Tomb near Bethlehem. In other women's news: the good rabbi is being pushed to permit women to take the same ordination exams as men.
 

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

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Hacohen demanded a quick response from the Rabbinate, or he would appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Posted on: January 16th, 2014

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Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran, a longtime congressman from northern Virginia who repeatedly clashed with pro-Israel and Jewish groups, is retiring. Moran, 68, told media Wednesday that he would not run again in his district, which comprises Arlington, Falls Church and parts of Alexandria and Fairfax County, because it has become strongly Democratic, making his […]

More than 200 people attended the first-ever Tu B'Shavt Seder in the Knesset on Thursday.
 

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

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The Tu B’Shvat holiday Thursday literally has roots in the Land of Israel

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A volley of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip was intercepted by the Iron Dome system.
 

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

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Israel's Iron Dome defense system saved more lives early Thursday morning.

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