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Yishai’s Men Accuse Deri of Overtaking Shas ‘with Force and Cynicism’

Ever the crafty politician, Yishai's people said, Deri had no trouble utilizing his great mentor's passing to promote his own standing.

Esquire’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ Scarlett Johansson Jewish and Liberal

Johansson is registered as an independent and campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.

Survey: Jewish Community Endowments Up 7.6 Percent

Jewish community foundation-managed endowments increased 7.6 percent in 2012 over the previous year, a new survey found. The Jewish Federations of North America annual survey...

Rav Ovadia’s Son to Netanyahu: You Hurt Dad’s Feelings

The prime minister was embarrassed during a shiva visit to the mourning children of the great man.

Belgian Holocaust Survivor Wins Nobel Prize for Physics

Francois Englert, a Belgian Jewish professor at Tel Aviv University and a Holocaust survivor, shared the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday, the third Jew...

The Stars Keep Falling on Israel

Efforts to bring Hollywood stars to Israel have extended to include Latin America, with a delegation of TV personalities and news executives arriving Monday...

Jewish Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Jewish professor wins Nobel prize in physics.

Hamas Criticized Abbas for Condolences to Rav Yosef’s Family

The Hamas terrorist organization has scolded Palestinian Authority  chairman Mahmoud Abbas for sending condolences to the family of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Abbas sent his message...

Yair Lapid Tells US Jews They Are Safer than in Israel

Last week in Budapest, Israel’s glamor MK Yair Lapid scolded Israelis for living in Berlin and not in Israel. So what does he say in NY? Israel may be home, but you know, you are much safer if you stay put.

Visitors Continue to Stream to Rav Ovadia’s Graveside (Photos)

Hundred of people continue to stream to the graveside of Rav Ovadia, in Jerusalem.

Ethiopian Jewry to Celebrate Annual Sigd Holiday

Sigd means “prostration” or “bowing down” in Ge’ez, the ancient Ethiopian liturgical language.

18th Century Jewish Manuscript Found in Garage

The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.

Peres Asking Europeans to Reconsider Anti-Circumcision Resolution

Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Council of Europe to reconsider a resolution condemning male ritual circumcision. In a letter issued Sunday to Thorbjorn...

Tottenham Jewish Fans Continue ‘Yid’ Chants Despite Police Warning

You can't call anyone "Yid" in England, not even yourself.

Community Leader: Danish Jewry Dwindling Due to Anti-Semitism

Denmark’s Jewish community has lost 25 percent of its registered members over the past 15 years, partly due to anti-Semitism, its president said. The Jewish...

Visiting Hours for Rav Ovadia Family Mourner’s Tent

A mourning tent has been set up next to the home of Rav Ovadia Yosef on Kablan street, Har Nof for the duration of...

Jewish Home Leaders Attacked at R. Ovadia’s Funeral

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett wrote in his Facebook page that Rav Ovadia was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our nation.

Mezuzah a Victory Sign in Struggle for ‘Shdema’ in Gush Etzion

Five years ago, the IDF abandoned a base called Shdema near Bethlehem, part of “Area C” designated as Israeli-controlled, and tried to turn it over to Arabs. A group of women stopped the army.

Peres’ Eulogy: Rav Ovadia Was ‘My Teacher, My Rabbi, My Friend’

No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.

Updated: 850,000 Mourners at Rav Ovadia’s Funeral (+Video)

The gigantic contribution of Rav Ovadia to Israel cannot be measured, but one indication is the 850,000 people who attended his funeral and a huge number who did not come, knowing there was no room for many more.

Two Jews Win Nobel Prize in Medicine

Two more Jews, both from the United States, and a German non-Jew won the Nobel Prize in medicine in Monday, while two Israel contenders...

Israel Strikes More Oil in Area Discovered on Basis of Torah Verse

Moses made the right turn after all. In his song at the end of the Torah he spoke of ‘precious things of “Givat HaOlam.” The hidden meaning of “precious things” seems to be oil. Not olive oil, but black gold.

Hillary Tells Huma to Choose between Her and Weiner

Hillary Clinton, an undeclared candidate for the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, has told Human Abedin to ditch Anthony Weiner if she wants...

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, One of Today’s Giant Torah Sages, Dies at 93

World Jewry lost one its greatest Torah sages and political leaders Tuesday. Rabi Ovadia Yosef, known affectionately as Rav Ovadia, has passed away at the age of 93, but his memory will be a blessed memory for millions.

Netanyahu Speech a Gamble that Abbas Won’t Call Israel ‘Jewish’

Be careful what you wish for. Netanyahu again turns Abbas’ refusal to see Israel as a Jewish state a "red line.” If Abbas “doesn’t miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity,” fine. But what if Abbas calls his bluff?

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