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Muslims Plead with ISIS for Life of UK Aid Worker Alan Henning

September 21, 2014 - 12:44 AM
 
Selichot

September 20, 2014 - 11:55 PM
 
Negotiations With Hamas Moved Up a Day

September 20, 2014 - 11:50 PM
 
Turkey Retrieves 49 Citizen Hostages from ISIS

September 20, 2014 - 10:17 PM
 
First Time: Iran, China Begin Joint Naval Drills

September 20, 2014 - 9:51 PM
 
Lockheed Martin Registers Company in Israel

September 20, 2014 - 9:21 PM
 
Report: Netanyahu, Lapid Reach 2015 Budget Deal

September 20, 2014 - 9:17 PM
 
Jordanian Lawmakers Cancel Gaza Visit on Security Grounds

September 20, 2014 - 9:02 PM
 
conEdision’s Multilingual Video on Gas Safety [video]

September 20, 2014 - 8:40 PM
 
Lapid Slammed by Secular and Press for Shabbat Press Conference

September 20, 2014 - 8:28 PM
 
Israeli Drone Crashes Near Border in Southern Lebanon

September 20, 2014 - 8:18 PM
 
For Grass Roots Klinghoffer Protest 9/22, Jewish Establishment MIA

September 19, 2014 - 6:41 PM
 
Senate Approves ‘ISIS Bill’ – US Military Hopes for More

September 19, 2014 - 5:40 PM
 
Iranians Try to Infiltrate Israel with Stolen Israeli Passports

September 19, 2014 - 4:04 PM
 
2 Gazan Killed, 3 Injured by Bomb

September 19, 2014 - 3:49 PM
 
France Targets Daash

September 19, 2014 - 2:36 PM
 
Report: IDF Tanks and Bulldozers Enter Gaza

September 19, 2014 - 2:15 PM
 
1000 Kurds Run for Life from ISIS

September 19, 2014 - 2:06 PM
 
Saudi Arabia Buys Chinese DF-21 Ballistic Missiles

September 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM
 
El Al Reunites Parents of Lone Soldiers from ‘Protective Edge’ for Rosh Hashanah

September 19, 2014 - 11:49 AM
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Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

SAR High School in Riverdale, New York, is now allowing girls to wrap tefillin during Shacharit-morning prayer, probably the first Modern Orthodox high school in the U.S. to do so, reports The Boiling Point, the online student newspaper of Shalhevet High School in LA. Two girls were granted permission to wrap tefillin and wear a […]

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Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Romania supports in principle Israel’s demand for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the Jewish state but encourages compromises on this and other issues, Romanian President Traian Basescu said. Speaking to JTA at his presidential palace two days before an Israel visit that  began Sunday, Basescu said that “if they [the Palestinians] want peace, they must […]

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Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Hungarian Jewish leaders demanded the resignation of a key government appointee and threatened to boycott government-sponsored events marking the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary. In an unusually strong statement posted Sunday on its website, the leadership of Mazsihisz, the official Hungarian Jewish umbrella organization, said they were “aghast and find incomprehensible” the “relativization […]

 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A Crown Heights Shul was burglarized on Friday night and the thief made off with the silver crown of the Sefer Torah, tools, a guitar and other items of value, crownheights.info reported. The theft occurred in Chevra Ahavas Yisroel on Albany Avenue and Lincoln Place, and was discovered Shabbat Morning when the Shuls Rabbi, Rabbi Chezzi […]

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Jonathan (Jonny) Daniels
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The event is organized by 27-year-old maverick PR man Jonathan (Jonny) Daniels.

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It isn't clear why TheMarker, owned by Haaretz, is so upset with the special treatment awarded these rabbis, other than the fact that, in Israel's secular media market, mentioning a special treatment to religious leaders is like throwing a slab of red meat to a pack of dogs.
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The website concludes that this must be part of a quid pro quo between the airport and the Haredi parties.

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Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Hadassah New Zealand is planning to raise funds for the Rozana Project by participating in the March 2014 Jerusalem marathon and generating donations from sponsors in New Zealand and Israel, J-wire reported. Tali Dowek, the Director of Hadassah’s Department of Development, Donors & Events, said that since the launch of the Rozana Project, about 2 […]

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Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (L) with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Baruch Lau during the Swearing-in ceremony of the Rabbinate Council at the president's residence in Jerusalem, in 2013. Does anyone in America feel the need for a chief rabbi? Then why should Israelis have to endure two, or even just one of them?
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It's a step in the right direction. Now let's take the next, obvious step and eliminate it altogether.

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Gabriel, a top Jerusalem restaurant, is one of a number of restaurants that have switched over to the Jerusalem Rabbinate's new "Mehuderet" Kashrut Certification.
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

SectionsFood

A new "Mehadrin" level Kashrut certification introduced by the Jerusalem Rabbinate is beginning to gain traction and save restaurants money.

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Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

A bipartisan slate of 134 U.S. Congress members wrote a letter to the American Studies Association protesting its decision last month to boycott Israeli universities. “Academic cooperation can be an important tool to help foster peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but you have chosen the unproductive path of isolation,” said the letter dated Friday, initiated […]

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An Orthodox student in the Ukraine was attacked and stabbed in January 2014.
 

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

On Friday night, 3 youths jumped and stabbed a yeshiva student on his way home.

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

The U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the plight of Holocaust survivors in the United States. Both Republicans and Democrats on the committee said at the Wednesday hearing that survivors are better off aging at home. “The emphasis on caring for aging survivors must be on creating a safe space surrounded […]

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Moroccan police are investigating the death of two Jewish sisters in their home in the central city of Beni Mellal. The sisters, whose names were not made public, were found earlier this week in a state of advanced decomposition and are believed to have died three months ago inside their locked home, the news site […]

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Juliana Rangel, icj, Nuremberg trials, isaac stone, kedem, Chabad Berlin

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Congress budgeted $13 million for a nonprofit security assistance program that mostly aids Jewish institutions. The money was allocated in the $1.1 trillion budget passed this week by both houses of Congress. The program, which has existed since the mid-2000s, has so far disbursed $138 million through the Department of Homeland Security, not counting the […]

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Natan Sharansky joined the parents and spouses of political prisoners in asking the U.S. Congress to speak of their loved ones during meetings with foreign officials. Sharansky, imprisoned by the Soviets for nine years because of his activism on behalf of Soviet Jews, recalled at a hearing Thursday that his jailers told him, “You are […]

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

A Jewish community center in San Diego cancelled a concert by Eyal Golan amid suspicions that the Israeli singer had sex with minors, an Israeli radio station reported. Golan was slated to perform Jan. 19 at a concert which was advertised as late as Jan. 10 on the website of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community […]

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Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Leaders of Belgium’s Jewish community rallied outside the French embassy in Brussels to thank the French government for its efforts to keep an antisemitic comedian from touring. The demonstration Wednesday was organized by the CCOJB umbrella group representing French-speaking Belgian Jews. Some 70 people showed up, police told a Belgian news agency, bearing signs reading: […]

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General Irina Bokova, director of UNESCO, with Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, on either side of a poster for the exhibit that was later cancelled under Arab pressure.
 

Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Complaints by Arab states led UNESCO to cancel the exhibition.

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UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova
 

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

The decision arose out of UNESCO’s support for peace talks.

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