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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

April 20, 2014 - 11:09 PM
 
Prayer Request from HaRav Aharon Bina

April 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM
 
Bennett to Abbas: Go Ahead, Make My Day

April 20, 2014 - 4:46 PM
 
Arab Riots Forced Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Family off Temple Mount

April 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM
 
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

April 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
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
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Another Arrest In Rapfogel Case; Alleged Theft Now $7 Million

Posted on: November 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Authorities charged the owner of a New York insurance company with helping William Rapfogel, the former chief of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, steal more than $7 million from the organization. The owner, Joseph Ross, was arrested and charged with a litany of crimes, including first-degree grand larceny and money laundering, according to The […]

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French president Francois Hollande (right), Israeli President Shimon Peres and children during a welcoming ceremony at the president's residence in Jerusalem.
 

Peres and Netanyahu ‘Parlent Francois’ to Hollande

Posted on: November 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

France and Israel were at each other’s throats nine years ago because of Israel’s warning to French Jews of rampant anti-Semitism, but common enemies have brought the two countries together, for now.

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President Shimon Peres broke Esther Pollard's heart and insulted Netanyahu, all in one evening.
 

Pollard’s Wife: Peres’ Comments ‘a Knife in my Heart’

Posted on: November 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

President Peres, speaking at the Ben Gurion Award ceremony in Tel Aviv, was trying to add a calming voice to the growing strife between Israel and the Obama Administration.

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Italian Police Launch Crackdown on Neo-Nazi Internet Group Stormfront

Posted on: November 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Italian police launched a widespread operation against the neo-Nazi Internet hate organization Stormfront. On Thursday, police searched the homes of 35 people aged 17-51 in more than 20 towns and cities up and down the Italian peninsula on suspicion of spreading ideas on the Internet “based on racial and ethnic hatred and incitement to commit […]

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Hungary: Survey on Antisemitism in Europe Flawed

Posted on: November 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Hungarian officials questioned the methodology of a survey that showed greater fear of anti-Semitism among Jews in Hungary than in other European countries. The head of the Hungarian delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Gergely Prohle, raised “several questions with relation to methodology, strongly questioning its representative nature,” according to a Nov. 12 statement […]

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A Jewish olah kissing the ground on her first moment back in the home of her people. This is the essence of Isaiah 53 – a prophetic poem of the national redemption of God's children while the nations of the world are watching enviously.
 

Friday the Rabbi Read Isaiah 53

Posted on: November 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Few chapters in the Jewish Bible have been used more vigorously and cleverly by Christian missionaries than this one, which happens to be a wonderful prophecy about the vindication of the Jewish nation.

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D.C. Street Renamed For Bulgarian Official Who Saved Jews

Posted on: November 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The street in front of the Bulgarian Embassy  in Washington has been renamed Dimitar Peshev Plaza, in honor of the man credited with halting the deportation of about 50,000 Jews. In March 1943, Peshev, who was the deputy speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament at the time, heard of a deportation order and decided he had […]

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Brooklyn Hebrew charter school gets F in N.Y. evaluation

Posted on: November 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A Brooklyn academy touted as the model for a national movement of Hebrew charter schools received an F on its New York City Department of Education Progress Report. The Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, which opened in 2009 and has 450 students in kindergarten through fifth grade, is one of 23 New York City elementary […]

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Rabbi Noah Muroff with cash.
 

Rabbi Who Returned $98,000 Found in a Desk Not ‘Good Samaritan’

Posted on: November 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

We should set the record straight on this term, at least when it comes to describing the noble act of a Jewish person.

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Fundamentalists Disrupt Jewish-Catholic Kristallnacht Remembrance

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Fundamentalist Christians disrupted a joint Jewish-Christian ceremony commemorating Kristallnacht held at the Buenos Aires City´s Metropolitan Cathedral Tuesday night. The event was organized by the Inter-Religious Dialogue Committee and Bnai Brith Argentina. When the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Mario Poli, tried to start the ceremony’s liturgy of commemoration, the fundamentalist group interrupted the ceremony, praying […]

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Rabbi Stav spoke after the visiting head of the Reform movement, Reform Rabbi (nebech) Rick Jacobs, had told the Knesset forum that Reform and Conservative Jews outnumber and outweigh the Orthodox.
 

Rabbi’s Chelsea Clinton Jewish Status Quip Stressing Tear with Reform

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

"The problem of assimilation among American Jews is not only an American problem, it's our problem, too."

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Relatives of Man In Divorce Dispute Resign from Artscroll (See Letter)

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Two relatives of the man who has refused to give his wife a religious divorce temporarily resigned their positions with the religious publisher Artscroll. Yosaif Asher Weiss and Yisroel Weiss will temporarily resign from Artscroll, according to a blog post yesterday on the publisher’s website. Artscroll had come under fire for continuing to employ the […]

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Pew Survey Indicates Orthodox Growth, Non-Orthodox Decline

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The rate at which America’s Orthodox Jewish population is growing — and the non-Orthodox population is shrinking — is more dramatic than previously thought, according to Pew Research Center survey data. In a finding first reported Tuesday in the Forward, Steven M. Cohen, a Jewish sociologist, parsed the data from the center’s recent survey of […]

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Council of Europe Chief Reassuring Rabbis on Circumcision

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Council of Europe will not ban Jewish ritual circumcision of boys, its leader assured members of the Conference of European Rabbis. Thorbjorn Jagland, the council’s secretary general, said Monday in Berlin that he wanted to make it “absolutely clear … that in no way does the Council of Europe want to ban the circumcision […]

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Susan Galloway (right), a Jew, and atheist Linda Stephens are behind the fight in the Supreme Court over public prayer.
 

Legal Fight against Public Prayer Dates Back to Childhood Carols

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A lifelong exposure to public Christian prayer drove a Jewish woman to sue a small New York town for violating freedom of religion. She won the case, but the Supreme Court might overrule the decision.

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Nazi-Looted Art Discovered In Munich to Go Online

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

German authorities have bowed to international pressure and are publishing a partial list of artworks found in a Munich apartment. The spectacular art find – including works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and Beckmann – was publicized by the Munich-based Focus magazine earlier this month. Officials are assembling a “task force” of experts to speed up provenance research. […]

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Norway to ‘Control’ Circumcision with Respect for Jews and Muslims

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Norway appears to be on the way to protect circumcision for Jews and Muslims so long as they are performed in hospitals. The Conservative-Progress government is considering suggesting regulations to control circumcisions but with taking into account religious freedom, the Norwegian Foreigner newspaper reported Monday. A Conservative leader of the committee on health care said […]

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pope with pocket jew
 

Pope Francis Calls Jews ‘Big Brothers,’ But It Ain’t a Compliment

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

We're nobody's brothers. We're God's favorite children without any extra-familial affiliations.

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Iraqi Jewish Archive Goes on Display in Washington

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

The U.S. National Archives is now displaying 24 out of 2,700 Jewish books and ancient documents that were recovered in the basement of the Iraqi intelligence ministry (Mukhabarat) during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. The exhibit opened Nov. 8 and will run through Jan. 5, 2014. According to an agreement the U.S. signed with Iraqi authorities, […]

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