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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Kerry’s Talks Achieve Peace Between Hamas and Fatah

April 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
 
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

April 23, 2014 - 11:18 AM
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
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Wonder Bread Gets OU Kosher Approval

Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Wonder Bread, fresh off its post-bankruptcy revival, will get kosher certification in the New York area from the Orthodox Union (OU), according to an OU bulletin. The kosher Wonder Bread won’t be sold everywhere, but approved products will bear the OU’s symbol on their packaging. Previously, Wonder Bread was certified by the Triangle-K, which is […]

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ADL Accepts Hobby Lobby Apology

Posted on: October 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Anti-Defamation League accepted an apology from the retailer Hobby Lobby for an employee’s alleged comment that the store “doesn’t cater to you people.” Hobby Lobby was mired in controversy after a blogger reported that the chain neglected to stock Hanukkah items. After calling a New Jersey Hobby Lobby store and inquiring about the Hannukah […]

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A Brit Mila in the Jewish Community in Paris
 

Will Israeli Embassies in Europe Expand Services to Include Brit Mila and Shechitah?

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The proposal will allow European Jews to use the extraterritorial status of the Israeli embassy to legally perform Brit Mila.

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According to Israel Radio, things had gone a little out of hand near the end, and the WOW had to sneak out of there through a side exit, as Haredi men were cursing them out and one man was arrested on suspicion of spitting and throwing stuff at them.
 

200 WOW Drowned Out by 10,000 Seminary Girls

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

No one was really hurt, and that's what really counts. Eat your heart out, Pew Institute, down here we're all Orthodox Jews…

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They are a brilliant billboard ad in favor of intermarriage. They're sane and attractive trailblazers in a new America in which Jew and gentile can live together in harmony.
 

Who Stays on the Bus? The ‘Good Bye, Jon Stewart’ Debate

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Do you know how many thumbs down Ezra the Scribe received when he announced, back in the 500s BCE?

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Stephen Cipes carries the newly written Torah scroll he donated to the Chabad center in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
 

Sefer Torah Represents a First for Canadian City

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The Torah they got “is a piece of art. It is one of the most beautiful Torahs anyone's ever seen…”

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Federations, Ruderman Foundation, Launch Initiative for Disabled

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and the Ruderman Family Foundation are launching The Ruderman Family Foundation Opportunity Initiative, which will place young adults with disabilities in internships and fellowships at Jewish federations across the U.S., beginning in 2014. “By making people with disabilities more visible, we will raise awareness of the importance of […]

 

Tunisian Jews Fearful following Attacks

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Tunisian Jews believe they are in danger, the head of a Tunisian rights group said following attacks on the community. Yamina Thabet, head of the Tunisian Association Supporting Minorities, visited the Tunisian island of Djerba, home to about 2,000 Jews and the El Ghriba synagogue, which dates to 586 B.C. “Tunisian Jews feel in danger, […]

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C.S. Lee, Anson Mount IV, Lea Thompson and Zoey Deutch were among the film and television stars checking out the wine in Israel this week, courtesy of American Voices in Israel
 

Another BDS Fail: More US Actors Visit Israel, Imbibe the Wine

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

e particularly struck that the wineries - which produce wonderful wine - are so close to the very active borders with very hostile neighbors.

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Chief Rabbi Yosef: Don’t Pray on Plane at Expense of Others’ Sleep

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Praying in a minyan on an airplane is forbidden if it robs others  passengers of their sleep or interferes with the duties of stewards and stewardesses, ruled newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, son  of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Replying to a congratulatory letter from El Al CEO Eliezer Shkedy on the election of the […]

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Golden Dawn Leader Jailed Ahead of Trial in Greece

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A Greek court has ordered the head of the ultranationalist Golden Dawn party held in jail until his trial following six hours of testimony that ran through the night. Nikolaos Michaloliakos was arrested last week with several other lawmakers and senior Golden Dawn members on charges of forming a criminal organization, part of an unprecedented […]

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The other women of the wall, who pray every day.
 

Kotel Rabbi Gives Up and Tells Haredi Girls: Ignore Women’s Minyan

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Western Wall Rabbi told Haredi girls to – in effect – let the Women of the Wall pray as they wish. An analogy to “let sleeping dogs lie” would be taken the wrong way.

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European Anti-Circumcision Resolution: Brit Same as Female Mutilation

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Practices covered by the resolution include female genital mutilation and the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons.

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Hobby Lobby Slammed for Absent Hanukkah Goods, Slur

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The chain Hobby Lobby, following a blog report that it did not stock Hanukkah merchandise, said it was evaluating its inventory, and also looking into an alleged anti-Jewish slur by one of its employees. Ken Berwitz on his Hopelessly Partisan blog wrote over the weekend that a friend who asked about Hanukkah goods at the […]

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An IMAX camera mounted on a crane captures the recitation of the priestly blessing at the Western Wall during Passover.
 

An IMAX Film of the Jerusalem You Never Have Seen Before (Video)

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Move over Kohn Kerry and let the moviemakers take over. It took five years of negotiations for an IMAX visual tour of Jerusalem, including the three major religions, to come to the screen.

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The Women of the Wall will pray at the southern end of the Western Wall Friday but without their Torah scroll, which has been damaged by dampness.
 

Women of the Wall Blame Gov’t for Their Damaged Torah Scroll

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.

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Rav Ovadia Conscious but Condition Still Serious

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef regained consciousness at Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem Wednesday but his condition remains very serious, doctors said. He woke up and recognized family members, who helped him put on tefillin. His physician, Dr. Dan Gilon, said that the rabbi may not have suffered brain damage. The 93-year-old Torah sage and spiritual […]

 

European Council Passes Anti-Ritual Circumcision Resolution

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The council, a pan-European intergovernmental organization that strongly influence European Union decisions, debated and passed the resolution on Tuesday, as reported here. The resolution was based on a […]

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The first rally in front of Binynei Ha'uma (Jerusalem Convention Center), circa 1950.
 

Huge Pro-Settlement Rally in Jerusalem Wednesday

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Our people in Jewish Home and Likud kept campaigning that they had to be in the coalition to influence government. They're in now, and what influence do they have?

 

Hungary Vows to ‘Crack Down’ on Antisemitism

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics vowed to “crack down” on antisemitism in his country through legal and political means during a conference on Jewish life and antisemitism in Europe. “We cannot allow, especially knowing our own responsibility, antisemitism to gain strength in Hungary,” he said. “We know Hungarians were responsible for the Holocaust. Hungarians were perpetrators, and victims.” […]

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