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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Orientation inside the University of Washington Hillel. A former employee of the Hillel was arrested after threatening to blow up the building.
 

Disgruntled Employee Planned to Bomb U. of Washington Hillel

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Hillel director Rabbi Oren Hayon told the Los Angeles Times that he did not believe the attack was anti-Semitic.

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Rabbis Protest Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Policy

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

American Jewish World Service, AJWS, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, anti-homosexuality policy, Ugandan embassy.

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Jewish Groups Back Boycott of Hungary’s Holocaust Commemorations

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Jewish groups backed the decision by the main Jewish umbrella group in Hungary to boycott official Holocaust memorial year events unless the government reverses policy seen as minimizing the country’s role in the Shoah. The international Jewish organizations urged the Hungarian government to respond to Jewish concerns. “The Jewish community’s decision to protest planned Holocaust […]

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House Bill Makes Cemetery Vandalism a Violation of Religious Freedom

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A bill that would make the desecration of cemeteries a violation of religious freedom was introduced in the House of Representatives. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) introduced the Protect Cemeteries Act, which would amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include the vandalism of cemeteries. “Cemeteries are places of great significance […]

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Mark Zuckerberg and Wife Most Generous US Donors

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were America’s most generous donors for 2013. The couple topped the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of the 50 U.S. donors who gave the most to charitable causes. They received the most charitable designation with their December donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock, valued […]

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Ministers Tzipi Livni Perry and Yair Lapid were not included in a recent special cabinet meeting with the Shabac, Israel's internal security service, allegedly because of their ties with the BDS movement.
 

Report: Senior Israeli Ministers Suspected of Ties with Foreign BDS

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

The report charged that Livni, Lapid and Perry warnings about impending boycotts became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League
 

Abe Foxman to Retire Next Year as ADL’s National Director

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

The centrist ADL's long-time national director Abraham Foxman will step down in July, 2015.

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The Sochi Jewish community embraced the Israeli delegation and other Jewish athletes with a welcome from the Chief Rabbi of Russia, and candles and kaddish chanting for the 11 Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics
 

Munich 11 Remembered by Sochi Chabad, Israeli Olympic Athletes

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

Russia's Chief Rabbi and the Sochi Chabad led a welcoming event for the Israeli Olympic athletes.

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Antisemitic labels posted on Jewish Deli in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Altered for family newspaper.
 

New Mexico Jewish Deli Smeared with Anti-Semitic Labels

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Even a non-kosher "Jewish deli" attracts ugly anti-Semitic attacks

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Dylan Moscovitch (seen with Kirsten Moore-Towers in 2011) has won a silver medal for the Canadian national team.
 

Jewish Medal Streak Continues

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

On Sunday, just 3 days into the Sochi games, Jews have already won 3 medals.

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A fence with anti-Israeli graffiti in London. Anti-Semitic incidents recorded in Britain have fallen to their lowest annual level since 2005.
 

Report: Falling Antisemitic Numbers Don’t Mean UK Antisemitism Is Down

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

In violent antisemitic attacks there was little difference between the 2013 and 2012 figures.

 

Pro-Israel Groups Divided on Anti-Boycott Bill

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Pro-Israel organizations are divided over a new bill in the U.S. Congress that would pull federal funding from universities that boycott Israel. The bill, titled Protect Academic Freedom Act, proposed by U.S. Reps. Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL), has garnered polarizing reactions over whether or not it is constitutional by limiting free speech […]

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British MP Apologizes for Equating Palestinian Suffering with Shoah

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

A British lawmaker apologized for remarks comparing Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians to Jewish suffering during the Holocaust. Yasmin Qureshi of the Labor Party made her apology in a statement on Friday for remarks she made two days earlier to the Parliament. “The debate was about the plight of the Palestinian people and in no […]

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MK David Rotem
 

MK Rotem Offers Full Apology to Reform Movement

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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Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked arguing with United Torah Judaism MK Uri Maklev. Shaked is chair of the Knesset committee which this week will bring a final draft of the IDF enlistment law to a second and third vote, making it law.
 

Rumor: Draft Committee to Launch Special Chabad Track

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The impatient Supreme Court, in its haste to get the numbers on paper, has created needless political battles.

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Spain OK’s Jewish Return Bill

Posted on: February 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Spain’s Jewish community congratulated the government for approving a bill proposing to facilitate the naturalization of Sephardic Jews of Spanish descent. On Friday, Spain’s government approved the bill, which was filed last month by the ruling Popular Party and proposes to amend previous legislation that allowed for granting citizenship to Sephardic Jews who chose to […]

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French Court Clears Dieudonne of Incitement

Posted on: February 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A French court cleared comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala of charges connected to a video in which he called for the release of a man who brutally murdered a Jew. The Correctional Court of Paris acquitted Dieudonne on Friday in connection with a video what was recorded in April 2010, in which Dieudonne called for the […]

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Rabbi Michael Broyde Resigns from RCA

Posted on: February 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Rabbi Michael Broyde, a prominent Modern Orthodox figure, resigned from the Rabbinical Council of America as a result of the scandal over his use of an online pseudonym. Broyde’s resignation was first reported Thursday by The Jewish Channel, which also uncovered Broyde’s online activities last year. “I deeply regret my wrongdoing and understand how disappointing […]

 

Yeshiva Student Admits to Writing Antisemitic Graffiti

Posted on: February 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A Long Island yeshiva student was charged with repeatedly scrawling antisemitic graffiti inside a commuter train station. Jonathan Schuster, 18, a senior at Priority-1: Torah Academy of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, in Cedarhurst, N.Y.,was charged with the crimes on Thursday He admitted to using black marker to write anti-Semitic statements, often including expletives, on eight occasions since December […]

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Senate Urges State Dept. to Renegotiate Terms for Iraqi Jewish Archive

Posted on: February 9th, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

The Senate unanimously urged the State Department to renegotiate the terms for the return to Iraq of an archive of Iraqi Jewish texts. The resolution passed Thursday “strongly urges” the department to renegotiate the agreement with the Iraqi government “in order to ensure that the Iraqi Jewish Archive be kept in a place where its […]

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