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Knesset Christian Allies and the Sinai Option
 
US Bans Embassy Personnel from Part of Jerusalem Light Rail Route

October 24, 2014 - 1:00 PM
 
Israelis Girl Killed in Nepal Bus Crash

October 24, 2014 - 12:05 PM
 
Women of the Wall Smuggle Tiny Torah Scroll to Western Wall

October 24, 2014 - 11:10 AM
 
New York Doctor Infected with Ebola [video]

October 24, 2014 - 9:46 AM
 
Tearful Message from Baby Terror Victim’s Grandfather

October 24, 2014 - 9:35 AM
 
Romney and Joe Lieberman to Address Israel-Americans in Washington

October 24, 2014 - 8:59 AM
 
Arab Rioters Attack Jewish-owned Buildings in Old City [video]

October 24, 2014 - 6:17 AM
 
J Street U Blames Jews for Terrorist’s Murderous Rampage

October 24, 2014 - 1:25 AM
 
Boko Haram Kidnaps Another 25 Nigerian Girls

October 24, 2014 - 1:03 AM
 
New York City Hospital Testing Patient for Ebola Virus

October 23, 2014 - 11:46 PM
 
Arabs Continue Terror with Rock Attacks in Jerusalem

October 23, 2014 - 8:05 PM
 
Netanyahu Convenes Top Brass in Jerusalem Over Terror Attack

October 23, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
News for Israel: Boeing Sells Data, Drawings to Iran

October 23, 2014 - 6:22 PM
 
US-led Coalition Destroys Syrian Oil Wells

October 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM
 
Suspected Ebola Patient Quarantined in Lebanon

October 23, 2014 - 5:19 PM
 
Convicted Terrorists Still Have Drivers’ Licenses, But . . .

October 23, 2014 - 4:42 PM
 
Terror: US Pledges Support for Canada but Tells Israel to Stay Calm

October 23, 2014 - 2:50 PM
 
The Shabbos Project: Jews Worldwide Keeping This Shabbos Together

October 23, 2014 - 2:45 PM
 
Israel Railways Going ‘Electric’

October 23, 2014 - 1:36 PM
 
Lieberman: Terror in Jerusalem and Ottawa Part of ‘Global Epidemic’

October 23, 2014 - 1:24 PM
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More than 200 people attended the first-ever Tu B'Shavt Seder in the Knesset on Thursday.
 

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The Tu B’Shvat holiday Thursday literally has roots in the Land of Israel

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A volley of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip was intercepted by the Iron Dome system.
 

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Israel's Iron Dome defense system saved more lives early Thursday morning.

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Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Knesset easily passed on preliminary reading on Wednesday a bill that would make it illegal to use the word Nazi and Nazi symbols, but Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said the measure violates freedom of speech. Only 19 Knesset Members voted against the bill, sponsored by Likud Knesset Member Shimon Ohayon, with 44 in favor, […]

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Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The Israeli Chief Rabbinate has come to its sense before letting the damage get out of control.

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Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Several Jewish organizations have criticized a Polish prosecutor’s decision not to try soccer fans who chanted about Jews and Auschwitz. A spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office of Poznan in central Poland said last week that no charges would be brought against the fans because they did not mean to offend Jews when they chanted the […]

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A young student crying at the memorial service for eight Mercaz Harav Yeshiva students killed by a Palestinian gunman, March 13, 2008. This morning, the family of one of the victims was attacked three times by stone throwing Arabs, while trying to reach their son's grave on his birthday.
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The expression “only in Israel” usually relates to the country's positive uniqueness. Not this time.

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My Tu B'Shvat Resolution
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

In the Mahane Yehuda market in Jersalem, everything is ready for Tu B’shvat, the new year for trees. The Torah permits and prohibits different uses of fruit trees based on their age, and so the 15th of the month of Shvat marks the dividing line between tree years. This means that a tree planted today, […]

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"Jewish Woman? You Are the King's Daughter!" A campaign poster warning Jewish women against going out with Arab men or other gentiles.
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

An estimated 50,000 Jewish women are living in Arab villages and towns in Israel.

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Katz being sworn in by Mayor Bill DeBlassio (R) and Congressman Joseph Crowley
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

In 1998, Katz lost a close race to Anthony Weiner for Chuck Schumer's congressional seat.

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Tu B'Shvat poster from the old days, before the age of the Internet and Rabin Square.
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Traditionalists can still plant trees in events throughout the country sponsored by the Jewish National Fund (JNF).

 

Posted on: January 14th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked the Vatican on Tuesday to intercede in helping free American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban jail. Kerry said in a meeting Tuesday with the Vatican’s secretary of state, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, they discussed Cuba and the need for respect for freedom of religion and human rights in […]

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Posted on: January 14th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

By the time they end up at Baba’s Grillroom in central Amsterdam, Israeli tourists tend to be somewhat distracted. Situated near the famous Rembrandt Square, this popular and veteran falafel eatery is literally surrounded by pot-selling coffee shops that help make Amsterdam one of the top holiday destinations for Israelis — and especially for the […]

 

Posted on: January 14th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A controversial 18-century painting depicting the ritual murder of Christian children by Jews, will be available to viewers in the cathedral of Sandomierz, Poland. The painting, “Mord Rytualny” or “Ritual Murder,” was painted by Charles de Prevot, A plaque will be mounted next to the painting, which will inform viewers that the Jews did not […]

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Posted on: January 14th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A documentary about the Holocaust by Alfred Hitchcock will be screened for the first time as the renowned late director intended, a British newspaper reported. “Memory of the Camps,” as the film is titled now, will be screened on British television early next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Europe, according […]

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Jews, at the request of King Mohammed VI, prayed for rain this past Shabbat.
 

Posted on: January 14th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

When a Muslim king asks the Jews to pray for rain you know that the world is not so out of kilter.

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Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has named Rabbi Aaron Metzger of Monsey, New York, as the new head of the Kosher Law Enforcement Division. “As part of his duties, he will work to protect consumers by ensuring compliance with the certification, record keeping and signage requirements relating to kosher food, and […]

 

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

The New York congressman who represents Rabbi Avi Weiss expressed his concerns to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by the rabbi. Rep. Eliot Engel, the senior Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in a letter to Netanyahu dated […]

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Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Jewish organizations in the United States and around the world remembered the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as a military leader and a fighter for peace. “His legacy is a more secure State of Israel, safe on its borders and resolved to put an end to the campaign of Palestinian terrorism once and for […]

Rabbi Shai Piron (L) and Yair Lapid, Yesh Atid party chairman. (archive)
 

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israeli politicians make total fools of themselves occasionally.

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Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

Hesh’s Bakery, a Northeast Philadelphia kosher bakery, in the Rhawnhurst section of town, known for its butter cookies and chocolate-chip pound cake, closed over the weekend after more than a half-century in business, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. A message posted outside the bakery read, in a seemingly rushed style: “It is with a very sad […]

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