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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
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
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Jewish men studying at a yeshiva
 

Yeshiva-Dodger Ordered to Pay Back Stipend

Posted on: April 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The state has demanded back NIS 84,000 for the time the man was not studying in Yeshiva, when he claimed he was.

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Council of Europe Executives Advise Inaction on Male Circumcision

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Council of Europe has climbed down from along and weak limb by issuing a letter that in effect neutralizes a resolution by its parliament that equated mutilation of female genitals and non-medical circumcision of boys for religious purposes. The Council called them “by no means comparable.” The Council of Europe’s leadership sent a letter […]

 

Anne Frank Tree Sapling to Be Planted In D.C.

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

A sapling taken from the tree that grew outside the attic where teen Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was hidden will be planted at the U.S. Capitol. The tree will be planted on the west front lawn on April 30. Saplings taken from the tree have been planted around the world. The tree, at more than […]

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This is what some paranoid flight crews imagine when they see a Jew wearing tefillin.
 

Anti-Terror Airport Squads Briefed on Tefillin and Matzah

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

It might be best to say the Traveler’s Prayer on the airplane before putting on tefillin.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali
 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: They Want Me Silenced. Brandeis Complied.

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Hirsi Ali's critics wanted her silenced; Brandeis granted their wish.

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Manischewitz wine remains, but the 126-year-old company has been sold.
 

Manischewitz Sold to Equity Firm

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Oh, man, it’s the end of an era.

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Maryland Legislators Take a Pass on Railway Reparations Bill

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Maryland lawmakers failed to vote on a bill that would have required the French rail firm SNCF to pay compensation to Holocaust survivors in order to work on a new line. The bill did not progress past committee hearings in the state legislature, where the 2014 legislative session ended Monday night. State Sen. Joan Carter […]

 

Building of WWII Statue Begins in Budapest as Jews Protest

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Members of the Jewish community were among the demonstrators protesting the construction of a controversial monument to the Hungarian victims of the German occupation, implying that the Hungarian government bore no responsibility for the death of Jews. Work on the statue began Tuesday in downtown Budapest, according to Klubradio, a news station known to be […]

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Two young matzoh bakers hard at work in the Binyamin community of Shiloh.
 

Shiloh’s Children Hard at Work Baking Matzohs

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolidays

Children in the Binyamin Jewish community of Shiloh are hard at work baking matzohs for Passover -- as usual.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali
 

Brandeis Caves to Pressure, Withdraws Honor to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Brandeis buckled to those who embrace diversity and tolerance only of their own views.

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National Front Mayor Evicts Dreyfus-Inspired Anti-Racism Group

Posted on: April 8th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A French mayor from the far-right National Front party evicted from city-owned offices an anti-racism group inspired by the Dreyfus trial. Steeve Briois, who was elected last month to run the town of Henin-Beaumont, ordered the Human Rights League, or LDH, to clear out of its workspace last week, LDH President Pierre Tartakowsky told JTA. […]

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Alan Gross Goes on Hunger Strike in Cuba

Posted on: April 8th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross has gone on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment in a Cuban jail and the lack of American assistance. “I began a fast on April 3rd in protest of the treatment to which I am subjected by the governments of Cuba and the United States,” Gross said in a statement […]

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Starts with Boycotts Rally to Oppose Israel Boycotters Participation in Celebrate Israel Parade in NYC
 

Tuesday Rally: No Israel Boycotters in Celebrate Israel Parade

Posted on: April 8th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Celebrate Israel Parade should be successful, without anti-Israel BDSers parading down 5th Avenue!

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"Berlin Street Scene," by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, is one of the more than 1000 allegedly Nazi-looted paintings found in 2012 in the apartment of  Cornelius Gurlitt.
 

Holder of Possible Nazi-Looted Art Treasure Trove Now Cooperating

Posted on: April 8th, 2014

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

The holder of a vast trove of potentially Nazi-looted artwork has agreed to cooperate with officials

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Tzuri (Heng) Shi (far left) with Michael Freund (right) and Kaifeng Jewish community members
 

Ancient Chinese Jewish Community to Hold First Traditional Seder in China

Posted on: April 8th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalChina

Jews of Kaifeng, China will have their first traditional seder this year!

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Declare Your Freedom poster for Tulane Univ. pro-Israel event, March 30, 2014
 

Pro-Israel Event on New Orleans Campus

Posted on: April 8th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

These students are happy, proud Zionists celebrating the civil rights movement of the Jewish people.

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"Last year, I didn't even know I was Jewish," said "S,"born to his Jewish mother who was imprisoned in the home of her Arab husband.
 

‘Muslim’ Boy Escapes Arab Village and Holds Bar Mitzvah at Kotel

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

‘Yesterday I was a Muslim. Today I am a Jewish man.”

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Ukrainian Jewish Immigration to Israel Rises 70 Percent

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

There is nothing like a war of anti-Semites against anti-Semites to encourage Aliyah. Ukrainian Jewish immigration to Israel has risen 70 percent in 2014 amid the recent political upheaval in that country. According to the Jewish Agency for Israel, 375 new immigrants from Ukraine arrived in the first three months of 2014, compared with 221 […]

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Mahzor; “Lifting Seder Plate” illuminated manuscript (ca. 1490s).
 

Longtime Agunah, ‘Chained Woman’ Freed for Passover

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It’s taken 14 years and an ocean of sorrow but a “chained woman” is free in time for the seder.

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Ex-Israeli president Moshe Katsav on his way to serve 7 years in jail, March 22, 2011
 

Moshe Katsav Requests Passover Prison Leave

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israeli ex-Pres. Moshe Katsav has requested a Passover prison leave though he isn't eligible.

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