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Posted on: July 8th, 2013

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Lois Gunden, an American Mennonite who helped save Jewish children in France during the Holocaust, was recognized by Yad Vashem Monday as the fourth American to be named a Righteous Among the Nations. Gunden will be honored posthumously at a ceremony to take place in the United States, where her niece Mary Jean Gunden will […]

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Posted on: July 8th, 2013

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Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said during a farewell ceremony that publicizing his Holocaust denial was a major achievement of his presidency. “That was a taboo topic that no one in the West allowed to be heard,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech Sunday, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency.  “We put it forward at […]

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Posted on: July 8th, 2013

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The Ma’arat HaMachpela (Tomb of the Patriarchs) in Hebron will be closed to Jews over the next 4 Fridays, due to the Muslim celebration of Ramadan that began today. Jewish prayers on Friday and on Friday night will instead be held on the seventh step. Before Israel retook control of the Tomb, the Muslims forbade […]

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5,000 women arrived at the Kotel before the WOW and packed the women's section.
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

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The Women of the Seminar teach the Women of the Wall a lesson in group action.

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Israel Air Force pilot - security procedures prohibit a personal photo of 'Lt. B.' of New Jersey
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

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‘Lt. B.’ came to Israel to learn Torah for a year and go back to NJ for university. He thought about the army and the Air Force grabbed him, fulfilling his childhood wish to be a pilot. Read and be proud.

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Posted on: July 7th, 2013

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Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player to join the NBA, has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets. Casspi, 25, who played the last two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, told the Cleveland Jewish News that he hopes to sign the contract on Wednesday or Thursday. The 6-9 forward became an […]

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Posted on: July 7th, 2013

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The suspect in the alleged plot to bomb the British Columbia Legislature wrote anti-Semitic statements online in March, John Stewart Nuttall, 38, wrote, “The Jews killed Jesus (they are proud of it),” the Canadian Jewish News reported. He also wrote, “Israel attacked the USS Liberty in a false flag op to try and bring us […]

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Posted on: July 7th, 2013

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According to the new bill, beginning in 2017, every young Jew over the age of 18 will be obligated to join the army.

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The Great Famine Memorial in Dublin
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2013

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The rabbi encouraged his flock to “take measures for the relief of the famishing thousands of their fellow mortals in that unfortunate and destitute country, Ireland."

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Abraham Lincoln's use of the term'"four score and seven years ago' may have been borrowed from a rabbi's Fourth of July sermon
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2013

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The USA was founded on the Fast Day of the 17th of Tammuz, July 4, 1776. On the same coincidental days in 1863, a rabbi’s sermon included a phrase that Lincoln later made famous.

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Posted on: July 4th, 2013

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New York City’s surprise leading mayoral contender Anthony Weiner pounced on Independence Day to campaign for the city to shake off what he considers the oppression of the state capital. “Every July 4th, we should all think not only about the independence of our country, but we should think a little bit about the independence […]

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Newly ordained rabbis, family and faculty at Machon Menachen graduation.
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2013

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Machon Menachem-Boca Raton Rabbinical College ordained fourteen rabbis at a graduation ceremony held at Chabad of Boca Raton on Military Trail, Thursday, May 30.

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The NYPD policy of search-and-frisk may end up costing it money if a Jewish woman wins her lawsuit after she was immodestly searched - for petting a cat
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2013

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Swift NY cops jump on a young Jewish woman for an immodest frisk. Her crime? Maybe she was picking up drugs? Or running away from a robbery? No. She was petting a cat – and she is suing the police.

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A cartoon of a greenish, horned Moloch monster being served breakfast in bed by a pale, plump maid was used in Germany to illustrate book reviews on Israel
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2013

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Even Peter Beinart would not have appreciated the latest German anti-Zionist slur, based on the Moloch, the practice of child sacrifice by idol worshippers and used as libel against Jews as child-killers.

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The curious case brings to light a real problem in Sweden caused by the reluctance of doctors and nurses to assist in or perform circumcisions.
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2013

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The curious case brings to light a real problem in Sweden caused by the reluctance of doctors and nurses to assist in or perform circumcisions.

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The smartphone saved the day for the lead Haredi singer at a baseball game, but the choir was not so fortunate
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2013

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We know that most Haredim in Israel don’t even know the Zionist anthem let alone sing it. But also America? It seems that way at the annual Flatbush Hatzolah-NYPD game. Anyway, ‘Good July 4 Yom Tov.’

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Posted on: July 4th, 2013

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A Bialystok court has asked the Polish Constitutional Tribunal to rule on whether the country’s ban on ritual slaughter is compliant with the constitutional freedom of religion. The case is connected to the ritual slaughter of one cow which took place in March in Tykocin. Poland on January 1 banned slaughter without stunning, a requirement […]

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Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

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JERUSALEM – The large white poster is topped by a screaming headline written in large black letters: “Hell.” Posted on a wall in Jerusalem’s haredi Meah Shearim neighborhood, the sign describes a development that threatens the community with “extinction” and “makes all living hearts tremble.”

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Israel is hoping to save the life if this eight-year-old Ethiopian Muslim boy, mauled by a hyena, that killed five people in an attack on a village
 

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

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A U.S. Jewish doctor in Ethiopia came across a boy whose life is threatened after an attack by a wild hyena. Muslims, Bedouin and Jews now are pitching in to save his life.

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Students and staff of the Torah Day School of Atlanta standing on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol following a school choice rally, January 2012.
 

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

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Private Jewish day schools and yeshivas get hundreds of millions of dollars through tax credit programs.

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