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Demand for Shmurah Matzah Growing

Passover is around the corner, and handmade shmurah matzah is starting to pop up on supermarket shelves.

Israel to Prepare Haredim for Service in National Cyber Bureau

Classes will open in B'nei B'rak and Jerusalem on June 1 for Haredim who would later be integrated into the national cyber attack response center.

Vast Majority of Hesder Yeshiva Recruits Join IDF Combat Units

"It is a great privilege to learn Torah, and it is a great privilege to serve in the IDF."

Bennett, Liberman Spar Over Rabbi’s Remarks on Women Combat Soldiers

Liberman wrote in his letter about the female soldiers who have fallen in the line of duty in recent years.

London ‘Beware of Jews’ Sign was Artistic Project

The artist apologized that his work was mistaken for an anti-Semitic attack.

New Jewish Cemetery to Open in Kazan in 2017

The debate over establishing a new Jewish cemetery in the city of Kazan, capital of the Republic of the semi-autonomous republic of Tatarstan in southwest Russia, is all but resolved.

‘Beware of Jews’ Street Sign Posted in London

Shormrim leader in Stamford Hill Barry Bard suggested the fact that much planning and design work had been invested in making it may be cause for alarm.

Isidor Kaufmann’s ‘A Young Jewish Bride’ Auctioned

The subject of a Jewish woman is rare in Kaufmann's work, making this particular painting very unique.

Report: US Anti-Semitism, Hate Crime Up 20% in 2016

'Jews remain the most targeted faith community, both numerically and proportionally, accounting for 11.4% of all hate crime and 53% of all religious hate crime.'

Iran’s House Speaker: Zionists Started Syrian Civil War

Larijani urged Sunni Muslim countries to abandon their reliance on Israel and join up with Iran's war against the Zionist foe.

Reform Movement’s Jacobs Attacks Netanyahu on Regulation, Muezzin Laws

On the Muezzin Bill, Netanyahu asked Jacobs if he hears a lot of Muezzin calls in New York City.

Regev, Elkin, to Establish Temple Mount Heritage Fund in Response to UNESCO

The new fund will be created in addition to the already existing Western Wall Heritage Fund.

French Presidential Candidate Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Tweet

'They’ve reached this point ... hooked nose, the alliance of capitalism and Bolsheviks (the red sickle and the cigar) ... Even the [far-right Front National] wouldn’t dare.'

Iranian FM: Netanyahu Distorts Jewish Scriptures

To be fair to the Israeli PM, the Persian king in the Megillah is in cahoots with Haman's plot to destroy all the Jews in his empire, and the reversal of his position is the essence of the Purim miracle.

Bomb Threats Sent to 6 JCCs on Purim in US, Canada

Most of the Jewish Community Centers that received threats had received them before, including the one in Vancouver, where the JCC was threatened last week.

Israel Rocks Shushan Purim in Jerusalem and Walled Cities!

During the day expect to see LOTS of costumes and happy faces in Jerusalem, especially around Safra Square, the biggest Purim street fair in the country.

Migdal Ha’Emek Disabled Residents’ Center Sends Purim Packages to City’s Children

Residents at the center worked together with volunteers for two days to prepare the mishloach manot gift baskets, thanks to a budget secured by the mayor.

‘Holocaust Is Fake History’ Graffiti on Seattle Synagogue Wall

A sign next to the defaced wall read: 'Temple De Hirsch Sinai is aware of this graffiti. We are choosing to leave it exposed for the time being.'

Netanyahu to Children on Purim: Persians Won’t Succeed in Killing Us Today Either [video]

'They wanted to kill us,' the children finally roared, after some hesitation.

South Carolina Unanimously Passes ‘Anti-Semitism Bill’

The bipartisan bill codifies the State Department definition of anti-Semitism, and... "is meant to protect Jewish students from discrimination."

NYPD: Entire JCC Scare Done by One Person

The attacker uses a voice changer and a phone device which makes the call appear as if it is coming from a number inside the attacked institution.

Bomb Threat Sent to Brooklyn Jewish Children’s Museum

The text of the message, sent by cell phone notification, claimed that three pipe bombs were "scattered throughout the museum."

Report: 6 Infant Herpes Cases Since De Blasio’s Metzitzah B’peh Compromise

Arguing that respect and sensitivity protect public health better than a restrictive policy, the mayor waived the requirement that parents sign a consent form showing understand the risks involved in Metzitzah B'peh.

Scarlett Johansson Filed for Divorce

In January 2014, Johansson resigned from her position in Oxfam, in response to the group's criticism of her promotions for SodaStream, in Judea.

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