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

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

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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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Posted on: October 4th, 2013

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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 […]

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

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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
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

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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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Posted on: October 4th, 2013

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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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Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

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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.
 

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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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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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.
 

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.
 

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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Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

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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 […]

 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

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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.
 

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?

 

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.” […]

 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the Vatican’s announcement of the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, citing their groundbreaking work in denouncing antisemitism and building positive Jewish-Catholic relations. “For us in the Jewish community, Popes John Paul II and John XXIII have already been saints for a long time. They are towering men […]

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Lhota defended getting the support of Republican mega-donor David Koch of the Koch brothers (pronounced Coke).
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

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Lhota: "David Koch’s beliefs on social issues are no different than mine or my opponent’s when it comes to women’s choice and women’s issues and other issues like that."

The influential European Council is voting Tuesday on whether to define ritual circumcision a "violation of human rights."
 

Posted on: October 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Banning Jewish circumcisions used to be anti-Semitic. Today it is called a “violation of human rights.” Why aren’t there protests for children’s rights to watch porno and get sick on junk food?

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Posted on: October 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Warsaw Ghetto survivor and researcher Israel Gutman has died in Jerusalem at the age of 90. He was born in Warsaw, where he was wounded in the Jewish uprising against the Nazis in 1943. He is survived by two daughters and three grandchildren. Gutman survived three concentration and death camps, including Auschwitz, but his parents […]

 

Posted on: October 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez sent out a blitz of 31 tweets to urge President Barack Obama to include the issue of the Buenos Aires Jewish Center AMIA bombing in its bilateral talks with Iran. The tweets posted Monday night from the president’s official Twitter account also mentioned the pressure that she feels from U.S. Jewish […]

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