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These ‘Cynical Elections,’ and the Moses-Amalek Face-Off
 
House Speaker Boehner Says Netanyahu Speech Won’t Harm US-Israel Relations

February 27, 2015 - 7:30 AM
 
Jordan, Israel Sign Historic Red Sea-Dead Sea Rescue Deal

February 27, 2015 - 4:00 AM
 
Obama White House Sends Susan Rice, Samantha Power to AIPAC

February 27, 2015 - 3:20 AM
 
New York Jury Convicts Saudi Man in 1998 Al Qaeda Attack on US Embassy

February 27, 2015 - 12:52 AM
 
Netanyahu Will Meet With Bipartisan Senate Leadership Prior to March 3 Speech

February 27, 2015 - 12:51 AM
 
Meet ‘Jihadi John’

February 26, 2015 - 9:14 PM
 
Stabbing Attempt in Gush Etzion

February 26, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Germany’s Central Council Of Jews Warns Against Wearing Yarmulkes

February 26, 2015 - 4:08 PM
 
Poll: One out of Three Americans Thinks Obama Does not Love America

February 26, 2015 - 2:30 PM
 
Apple CEO Tim Cook Praises Israel for Equality for Minorities

February 26, 2015 - 12:52 PM
 
Palestinian Authority to Appeal Court Victory over Terror

February 26, 2015 - 10:45 AM
 
Arsonists Attacks Christian Seminary in Jerusalem

February 26, 2015 - 10:41 AM
 
Hamas Stops Palestinian Authority Novelist from Going to Casablanca Book Fair

February 26, 2015 - 10:07 AM
 
Canadian Leaders Rush to Condemn Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Montreal

February 26, 2015 - 4:00 AM
 
Montreal Hate Crime Probe Starts With Death Threats and Bullets

February 26, 2015 - 1:02 AM
 
Israel State Comptroller’s Report Details Housing Crisis

February 25, 2015 - 11:54 PM
 
’5 Shades of Israel’ Debate the Issues for Anglo Votes in Jerusalem

February 25, 2015 - 10:50 PM
 
Watch “The Anglo Vote” Live

February 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM
 
Americans Split Over Palestinian Statehood, Gallup Poll Shows

February 25, 2015 - 5:26 PM
 
Amnesty International: ‘End Veto’ Protection of Israel ‘at UNSC’

February 25, 2015 - 2:39 PM
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Posted on: February 27th, 2014

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Israel’s embassy in Japan is donating 300 copies of Anne Frank’s “Diary of a Young Girl” to Tokyo libraries following a vandalism spree. More than 300 copies of the diary and other books about Anne Frank have been found damaged in libraries throughout the country’s capital. Police have established a task force to investigate the […]

An ordination service at a Berlin synagogue. Coming just after the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the school is a significant step in post-Holocaust Jewish revival, Spiegel points out. At last, they're paying the glass bill.
 

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

I just don't like the idea of Jews flocking back to the death place. Call me a hopeless sentimental.

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Posted on: February 27th, 2014

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A study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research will investigate a genetic mutation found more often in Ashkenazi Jews. The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative, a large-scale biomarker study, is expanding to study individuals with genetic mutations associated with Parkinson’s disease. Among those mutations is the LRRK2, which accounts for a greater […]

 

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Two rare early editions of “Mein Kampf” signed by Adolf Hitler may for more than $20,000 at an online auction on Thursday, AP reports. Nate Sanders, owner of Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles, expects criticism for auctioning the 1925 and 1926 books up for bid. But he says that it’s a piece of […]

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Posted on: February 26th, 2014

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Newsweek/The Daily Beast said it will stop publishing its Top 50 Rabbis list, an annual feature since 2007. The decision, first reported in the Forward, was explained by Gary Ginsberg, Michael Lynton and Abigail Pogrebin, the list’s authors, who wrote that the list “started to carry too much weight for too many people.” “Some rabbis […]

 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews said it will send $1 million to assist the Jewish community in Ukraine amid the country’s political upheaval. The help, which will go toward security for Jewish institutions and for the elderly and impoverished, was announced Wednesday by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the founder and president of the fellowship. […]

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Anat Hoffman of the Women of the Wall reads from the Torah at Robinson's Arch outside of the Western Wall.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The Women of the Wall still have an uphill fight ahead of themselves.

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Yair Lapid is the Haredi community's Public Enemy No. 1.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Incitement is not taken lightly in Israel since the murder of Rabin, and even warning of a murder can be dangerous.

For the fifth consecutive year imports from Israel to Norway have increased more than imports from other countries.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Attempts by anti-Israel movements to pressure Norway businesses to boycott Israeli products have failed.

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Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

A pro-Palestinian group in Canada, calling Ehud Barak an “Israel war criminal,” is protesting a visit by the former Israeli prime minister. The Canada-Palestine Association is among pro-Palestinian groups in British Columbia protesting an economic conference to be held in suburban Vancouver at the end of the month that Barak is scheduled to attend. It […]

The flyer notes the American Studies Association’s decision in December to boycott Israeli educational institutions.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

The flyer notes the American Studies Association’s decision in December to boycott Israeli educational institutions.

 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

The announcement by the 75-year old Crown Market in West Hartford, Connecticut, that it would be closing sent shock waves through the Jewish community. Mark Bakeoff, who bought the market five years ago, said tough economic conditions and increasing competition have made things difficult, but the biggest blow came with “one of the worst winters […]

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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery of the Jewish ritual bath is significant since there are very few preserved mikvehs left in Europe, and it further highlights the importance of Girona’s rich Jewish heritage. Girona is […]

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Cinema City has opened its doors in Jerusalem, but the court will decide if Superman can violate the Sabbath.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

If there is such a thing as religious coercion, there also is secular coercion.

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German newspaper cartoonist claims his hook-nosed caricature of Zuckerberg is not anti-Semitic.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Which is more disgusting – an anti-Semitic caricature of Zuckerberg or his throwing away Judaism for atheism?

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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Camp HASC’s annual Fort Lauderdale marathon is a crucial fundraising event for the special needs children camp based in upstate New York. However this year’s event faced a unique challenge due to the massive blizzard that struck the area over the weekend. The entire team of 109 runners and staff members were on the verge […]

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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

The foreign minister of Iran was summoned to a closed session of the country’s parliament to clarify public comments he made condemning the Holocaust. Some 54 hard-line lawmakers signed the petition summoning Mohammad Javad Zarif to the session, Reuters reported, citing the official Iranian news agency IRNA. The Holocaust was “tragically cruel and should not […]

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New construction in the Samaria town of Ariel, January 17, 2014. The amazing growth rates in Judea and Samaria communities have been achieved despite delays and freezes in construction bids and land-use planning.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The greatest growth was registered in the smaller communal settlements, some of which are in very remote locations.

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chabad building attacked
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Chabad Rabbi Michael Oishie had left the building just 20 minutes before the attack.

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BU sophomore Raphael Fils, who started 'Safe Hillel'
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Students have been asking, "why do people feel the need to ruin Hillel?"

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