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Galilee Excavation Reveals 2,000 Year-Old Stone Vessel Workshop

The discovery provides fascinating evidence of the central place of ritual purity in the daily lives of Galilean Jews during the time of the Second Temple.

Lack of Adequate Buses to Tomb of Prophet Samuel

“There does appear to be an increase in demand and [so] we are significantly increasing service ... although we are limited in the number of minibuses that we have.”

1,000 Marchers Strengthen Hebron in Israeli Flag Parade

“The contemptible decision of UNESCO ... emphasizes and reinforces the need and importance of being here,” said coalition chairman David Bitan.

Mahwah Township Declares War On Eruv

Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, head of the Monsey eruv, opposes the notion that the eruv will facilitate an influx of Jewish residents.

High Court Decision Reignites Arab-Jewish Housing Tensions

When the auctions were unsealed, it turned out the winners were all Arabs, despite the fact that a large number of Jewish residents had participated.

Russian Jews Irate at Official’s Notion of ‘Sweet Holocaust Deal’

"Such words are offensive to two peoples who have been victims of monstrous persecution," Spokesman Borukh Gorin said.

Compassionate Donor Helps NGO Buy Field to Grow Food for Needy Israelis

"This land is one of the only fields in Israel where produce is grown specifically for this purpose, and it's the only field that has a greenhouse to grow staple vegetables."

NC Gay Pride Event Pushed on Account of Yom Kippur

You could finish Ma'ariv with the minyan, then even do Kiddush Levanah, if the sky isn't overcast, change into your leather shorts and hit the festival.

Democratic Socialists of America Endorse BDS, Threatening a Bernie Sanders–DNC coalition

Although it would be wrong to suggest that Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) is the leader of the DSA, he received the group's enthusiastic support during the 2016 primaries, and included its honorary chair, vehement anti-Zionist Cornel West in his platform team at the DNC convention.

NGO: Israel Revokes Citizenship of Eastern Jerusalem Arabs

The report includes interviews with eight Arab families, "victims" of Israel's aggressive policy, the most glaring of which is with Abed Dawiat, who committed the official first act of terror of the lone-wolf intifada.

‘Birthright Bandits’ Rob American Kids in Kibbutz Guest House

Police launched a covert investigation, and after "various and complex investigative activities," they succeeded in tracking down a squad of burglars from central Israel.

180 Jewish Fathers Follow in their Wives’ Footsteps to Israel

The trips inspire men to connect deeply with their Jewish heritage, and transform themselves, their families – and ultimately their communities and the wider world.

Report: Haredi Private Shabbat Power Stations May Raise Israelis’ Electric Rates

Yedioth quotes MK Maklev as saying that at the current situation the IEC incurs a 15% loss in serving Haredi customers, and perhaps using that amount to offset the regular loss would eventually benefit everybody.

Thousands of NCSY Campers Underline Jewish Identity, Ties with Israel

Jewish music superstar Mordechai Shapiro entertained the massive crowd at the event.
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Poles Condemn Skinhead Attack on Israeli Soccer Team

The Polish government's statement said: "We strongly condemn aggression and violence against any person."

Is Australia Caving to Terrorism?

“The site is unsuitable for a synagogue because of the potential risk to users and other members of the general public," a council spokesperson said.

NY Shearith Israel Wins $7 million Silver Pomegranate Case Against Newport’s Touro Synagogue

Advantage Shearith Israel, in the ongoing court battles between the oldest congregation in NY City and America, and Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, the oldest synagogue building in America.

Risking Wide Condemnation, MK Glick Supports Ascending to Temple Mount Even without Mikvah

According to Glick, 'the fact that rabbis support ascending to the Temple Mount is a phenomenon that has grown following the mass ascension. After the Jews ascended, the rabbis had to deal with the halachic question.'
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Ignorant of Tradition, On 9 B’Av Police Tase Man Who Tore Garment on Temple...

At the hearing, the Police representative claimed that the detainees had been arrested because they had violated the public order during their visit to the Temple Mount by ripping their clothes.

Prayers Requested for Yavneh Terror Victim

Please pray for the swift recovery of Niv Gil ben Hadassah.

Netanyahu to Visit Beitar Illit for Cornerstone Ceremony

The housing project is slated to produce 1,000 new homes, according to the city’s spokesperson.

Poll: 70% of Israeli Jews Support Death Penalty for Terrorists, Only 13% Strongly Oppose

Of the 500 Jewish respondents, 44% strongly supported, and 25.8% moderately supported the death penalty. 12.4% moderately opposed, and only 12.9% strongly oppose. 4.9% declined to answer.

Jewish Camp Flew Palestinian Authority Flag for ‘Teachable Moment’

Camp leaders took down all the flags for Shabbat, "since there is no peace and also to relieve the sadness and anger that some feel."

The Walk of Tisha b’Av: A Tikkun to the Government’s Capitulation to Terror

Threats of Muslim violence threatened to stop the traditional march around the walls of Jerusalem on Tisha B'Av.

Sunday Times Fires Anti-Semitic, Holocaust Denying Columnist

Myers wrote: 'There was no holocaust, (or Holocaust, as my computer software insists) and six million Jews were not murdered by the Third Reich.'

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