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African infiltrators at the Levinski Park in southern Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

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Monday could be Israel’s finest hour for human rights and blackest day for a Jewish state. The court struck down a Knesset bid to detain African illegals for three years, but there are more options.

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Reform Rabbi Michael Sternfield officiating at the wedding of Karyn and Brian, in July of 2011, and, as a congregation member put it in her blogpost: "blending Catholicism and Judaism." Sternfield blended a gambling addiction with a devotion to promoting intermarriage.
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

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His explanation came in the form of a good bye letter saying it was "time to retire."

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Larry Summers has removed himself from consideration to become the next chairman of the Federal Reserve
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

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Was it all the negative articles in which the other front-runner for Federal Reserve Chair, Janet L. Yellen, was compared to Lawrence Summers and Summers was found wanting?  Was it that, plus the snarky articles pointing out that despite what some saw as Yellen’s superior credentials, that Obama was intent on naming Summers to replace […]

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Posted on: September 15th, 2013

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A killer flood in Colorado submerged a synagogue and a rabbi’s home in Boulder County, and the Chabad synagogue rabbi is thankful that Torah scrolls were saved with the help of students from the nearby University of Colorado. “Thank G‑d, the students have been immensely helpful moving the Torahs and other sacred items to higher […]

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Posted on: September 15th, 2013

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“Auctioning” off the honor of being called to the Torah and for the privilege of reading the “Haftorah,” or “Maftir” section of the Prophets, is common in the Diaspora and also in many urban and more affluent communities in Israel, but it takes a lot to top an unidentified Moscow millionaire, or perhaps billionaire, who […]

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Posted on: September 15th, 2013

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A group of teenagers “of African and North African origins” assaulted ten 13-year-old Jewish students at a public sports center in Paris  from the Ner HaTorah Jewish school on Thursday, according to France’s Bureau for Vigilance against Anti-Semitism. There were no serious injuries. The attackers asked the Jews to stop “occupying the area,” the report […]

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Posted on: September 15th, 2013

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Kosovo’s deputy foreign minister, citing his country’s record of ethnic Albanians protecting Jews during the Holocaust, urged American Jewish groups to press Israel for recognition of the country. In a meeting with Jewish officials in Washington, Petrit Selimi also noted that Kozovo’s pro-American tilt made relations between the two countries a natural. “With such a […]

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.Etrog Inspection and Examination
 

Posted on: September 15th, 2013

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Travelers will be asked to open the container with the etrog and unwrap it for inspection by experts.

Pro-Israel New Yorkers symbolically burned their checks to the NY UJA-Federation on Sept 12
 

Posted on: September 14th, 2013

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Richard Allen of JCC Watch, evoking the character Johnny Friendly from the Marlon Brando movie, "On the Waterfront" said, "Nothing moves on the NYC Jewish waterfront without John Ruskay's approval."

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If the soldiers cannot come to the Torah, then the Torah comes to the soldiers; Torah reading in the field
 

Posted on: September 13th, 2013

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The IDF is nothing if not innovative. For soldiers who are on the front lines during the Yom Kippur Fast, the army suggests they suck on popsicles to keep their strength without violating to laws of the fast.

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Posted on: September 13th, 2013

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Lawrence Summers, who was the first Jew to become president of Harvard University, will replace Ben Bernanke to head the Federal reserve, the Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported early Friday morning. It cited unnamed sources. Bernanke’s term expires in January, and Summers was competing with Janet Yellen, currently the vice chairman of the Fed, for the […]

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Posted on: September 13th, 2013

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Spain’s ruling People’s Party recently submitted a proposed amendment to the education law that would make Holocaust studies obligatory for Spanish students. If passed, the proposed amendment would introduce the genocide of Jews by Nazi Germany into the curriculum “at various stages of basic education,” the Spanish news agency Europa Press reported Thursday. The proposed […]

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IDF soldier praying during Yom Kippur War in 1973
 

Posted on: September 13th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Israel has one life support. It starts with Yom Kippur.

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Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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Criminals who observe the Sabbath forgot that Torah also commands not to endanger others, but New York City narcotic agents have now made sure they can’t do so after arresting them on charges of multiple crimes, from illegal possession of narcotics to illegal possession of a weapon, according to CBS news. The drug ring was […]

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Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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Harvard scholar and author Ben Urwand tries to destroy any impression that Hollywood fought the Nazi regime. His new book claims the opposite – that Jews in Hollywood actually collaborated with Hitler.

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Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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Nearly 700 rabbis and other Jewish communal officials were briefed by a top White House aide on President Obama’s Syria plans. The call Tuesday with Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser, was organized by the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center and the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly and attracted 691 callers from all religious streams, […]

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Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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A Polish couple pleaded guilty to the desecration of a historic site for destroying a Holocaust-era Jewish hideout in the Warsaw apartment the couple was renting. The hideout was made into an official historic monument in 1999. A Holocaust hideout built by a Warsaw ghetto inmate was destroyed by a polish couple who pleaded guilty […]

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Pastor Terry Jones with his vanload of Korans, back in 2010.
 

Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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Book burning by Christians is an old tradition.

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Housing Minister Uri Ariel on Temple Mount.
 

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

‘Peace talks’ are an excuse to avoid THE issue - the Temple Mount – but the PA pushes it in media, warns of religious war. Housing Minister blesses at the site. Fatah terrorists warn of ‘violent Friday.”

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Posted on: September 11th, 2013

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Baltimore native Rabbi Avraham Leventhal, who moved to Beit Shemesh eight years ago after making aliyah, has tossed his hat in the political ring and is running for a seat on the city council. Elections will take place October 22. Another former American, Rabbi Dov Lipman, also was active in politics after making aliyah. He […]

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