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Can Arabs and Jews Cooperate and Learn from Each Other?
 
Barkat Says Housing Project in Jerusalem ‘Essential’

October 2, 2014 - 10:27 AM
 
State Dept. Complains New Homes in Jerusalem ‘Poison’ US Peace Plan

October 2, 2014 - 10:08 AM
 
Fliers Posted at U. of California Santa Barbara Blame Jews for 9/11

October 2, 2014 - 8:31 AM
 
Non-Jewish Groups Join Protest against Campus Anti-Semitism

October 2, 2014 - 7:53 AM
 
Biden’s New NSA Chief Mocked Israeli Nuke Fears

October 2, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
PA Demands Nov 2016 Deadline for UN to Force Israeli Surrender

October 1, 2014 - 11:37 PM
 
Officials Try to Dismiss Arson in Fire of NJ Synagogue Leader’s Car

October 1, 2014 - 11:25 PM
 
US: Strict Policy Against Civilian Casualties Not for ISIS Attacks

October 1, 2014 - 11:18 PM
 
Hundreds March Against Murder of Recent Israeli Terror Victim

October 1, 2014 - 11:13 PM
 
Muslim Teen ‘Wants to Behead Jews’ in Netherlands

October 1, 2014 - 9:12 PM
 
Netanyahu, Obama Focus on Different Priorities in White House Talk

October 1, 2014 - 8:27 PM
 
Leak of 2,600 New Homes in Eastern Jerusalem Precedes Obama-Bibi Talks

October 1, 2014 - 7:46 PM
 
PA Chief Negotiator Compares Netanyahu with ISIS

October 1, 2014 - 6:07 PM
 
What Did King David Drink? Israeli Wine Researchers Aim to Revive Ancient Libations

October 1, 2014 - 5:02 PM
 
Sitting Shiva on ‘The Simpsons’

October 1, 2014 - 4:55 PM
 
The Virgin of Jerusalem

October 1, 2014 - 4:08 PM
 
Israeli AG: Anti-Israel NGO Can Utilize National Service Volunteers

October 1, 2014 - 2:51 PM
 
Loyola U. ‘Suspends’ and Reinstates Students for Justice in Palestine

October 1, 2014 - 1:34 PM
 
Netanyahu Labels UN Views on Israel ‘Disproportional’

October 1, 2014 - 12:12 PM
 
Canadian ISIS Fighter Threatens to Behead Netanyahu [video]

October 1, 2014 - 11:37 AM
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At least three people were killed in a shooting incident at two separate Jewish institutions outside Kansas City, Kansas, April 13, 2014.
 

Posted on: April 13th, 2014

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The attacker apparently targeted various Jewish centers.

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Posted on: April 13th, 2014

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(JTA) — The parents of a Jewish student at an exclusive girls’ school in London called on the head of school to make a public statement about an incident in which a teacher told their daughter that she would be sent “to one of your gas chambers.” The incident at North London Collegiate School occurred […]

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There will be a string of four "blood moons" in the year 5775, and one of them will shine over the Passover seder. Whenever this happened in the past, enormous events took place in Jewish history.
 

Posted on: April 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The prophecy in Joel, like most prophecies, is surreal, beautiful, and open to many interpretations.

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A family Pesach seder in Tzur Hadassah, Israel, April 6, 2012.
 

Posted on: April 13th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolidays

90% of Israelis will participate in a Seder, and 80% of "secular" Jews believe in God. Not bad.

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Golani Pesach
 

Posted on: April 13th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolidays

The IDF has stocked up for Passover, and hopes the citizens will enjoy touring the countryside (but don't hike in any minefields).

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Israel is preparing a program to help absorb an increasing number of Jews making aliyah.
 

Posted on: April 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

There is nothing like a good round of anti-Semitism to sober up Jews to move to Israel.

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Room with a view at Mitzpeh Ramon, in the Central Negev.
 

Posted on: April 13th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

If you are looking for a hotel room for Passover in Mitzpeh Ramon in the Central Negev, start looking elsewhere. Roman Abramovich, owner of Britain’s Chelsea soccer club, has booked all 111 rooms in the Beresheet Hotel in the mountain desert resort city, the London Daily Mail reported. Abramovich reportedly will fly to Israel today […]

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Round hand-made 
"shmurah matzah" is becoming more popular even among secular Jews in the United States.
 

Posted on: April 13th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

American Jews are increasingly buying more hand-made matzah as well as American-made manufactured matzah. All at the expense of Israeli exports, according to Kosher Today. Israeli exports used to hold approximately 40 percent of the American market but has declined by 11 percent. Sales of hand-made “shmurah matzah” have soared by nearly 15 percent. One […]

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Posted on: April 13th, 2014

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Alan Gross suspended his hunger strike Friday after a week at the behest of his elderly mother. “Alan’s mother asked him to stop the fast,” Jill Zuckman, the spokeswoman of the family of the State Department subcontractor imprisoned in Cuba, told JTA. “He agreed to do that.” Gross, who launched his fast April 3, told […]

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Haredi Draft Riot 1
 

Posted on: April 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Streets were blocked, garbage burned, and some general mayhem ensued after a Haredi draft dodger was arrested.

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Jewish men studying at a yeshiva
 

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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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 […]

 

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.
 

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
 

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.
 

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Oh, man, it’s the end of an era.

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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 […]

 

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.
 

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
 

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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