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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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Proud father, Sen. Jeff Flake (Rep. AZ)
 

Republican Senator Apologizing for Son’s Racist, Antisemitic Tweets

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Sen. Flake apologized Wednesday for his son's use of racial epithets, homophobic slurs and antisemitic remarks in social media.

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Jewish Complaints Prompt University to Set Up Diversity Website

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Florida Atlantic University has launched a website promoting diversity following complaints from Jewish groups about activities on campus by a pro-Palestinian group. The website features a video on which faculty and students describe the Boca Raton school as diverse and open to students of all faiths. The video was created after meetings between the university […]

 

Yeshivat Maharat to Ordain Women Rabbis on Sunday

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Yeshivat Maharat, the first institution to train Orthodox women as spiritual leaders and halakhic authorities will host their first graduation ceremony on Sunday. The women have each studied the same course of training as men and have studied the Jewish Torah at advanced levels for years. Orthodox rabbis will be present at the graduation, at […]

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Rabbis and Secular Jews in Petition War over Jerusalem Area Mall

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents are organizing a demonstration in support of the shopping mall. The petition alleges that Haredi rabbis in the Ramot area struck an agreement with the mall developers on rules concerning modesty, […]

CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.
 

Nearly 70 Years After War, Holocaust Memorials Continue To Proliferate

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

No earth was moved last month at the groundbreaking of one of the nation’s newest Holocaust memorials.

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Coming soon to Israel. This sign posted on the Lakwoodscoop.com website is about the arrive one Israel's north-south 'Kvish 6' superhighway
 

‘Mincha Starts in 3 Miles’

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Scenes of Jews davening on the side of the highway just as common in the Jersey Turnpike as they are in Israel, but the country’s north-south superhighway “6” toll road now has mobile synagogues.

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Anthony Weiner at a recent meetup.
 

Brooklyn Loves Weiner

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Anthony Weiner did what presidential candidates usually do: sign autographs.

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Gillibrand Adds Kosher Food to Emergency Assistance

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

An amendment under consideration in the U.S. Senate would add kosher food to emergency food assistance. The amendment, introduced last month by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), earned the endorsement of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the umbrella body for Jewish public policy groups, in a letter sent June 7 to other U.S. senators. “The […]

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer with his security man before delivering his farewell speech.
 

Bank Governor: Israel’s Biggest Problem – Too Many Haredim

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.

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Raul De Molina in Israel
 

Hispanic TV Personalities Taste Israel

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

“It reaffirmed for me how important it is to have dinner with your family at home."

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Bedouin squatters' village in the Negev.
 

Reform Movement New Meddling in Israeli Policy: the Bedouin

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIsraeli Arabs

“Any plan to resettle members of the Bedouin community must be developed with leaders of that community rather than be forced upon them.”

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Nicholas Bellantoni, state archeologist, left, Stuart Miller, professor of Hebrew, history and Judaic studies look down into the site of a old US mikveh
 

Rare Discovery of Mikveh in New England Rewrites US Jewish History

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.

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Yahrzheit for Lubavitcher Rebbe Expected to Draw 50,000 Visitors

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Tens of thousands of Jews are expected to visit the gravesite of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Tuesday, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (z”l), who passed away 19 years ago. Thousands stood in the rain Monday night at the Queens gravesite at the beginning of the third day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz. The Rebbe was arguably […]

 

Rabbi Who Compiled Laws of the Sabbath Dies at 85

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth, who compiled the widely used “Shmirat Shabbat K’Hilkhatah,” died Monday night in Jerusalem  at the age of 85. Tens of thousands of Jews rely on his two-volume book on the laws of Shabbat. He upgraded the first version more than 20 years ago to change several leniencies that he later prohibited. He […]

 

Haredim Lose Out to Women’s Place on Panel that Elects Rabbis

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Knesset passed into law on Tuesday a requirement that at least four women be included on the committee that elects rabbinical court rabbis. Haredi Knesset Members voted against the bill. The committee automatically includes the Justice Minister, who currently is Tzipi Livni and who will sit on the committee in addition to the four […]

Bill_deBlasio_beard stages
 

Can a Bearded Candidate Become Mayor? Yes and No

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

“I didn’t leave my beard — my beard left me,” de Blasio told The Post.

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Pot Quinn Accusing Kettles of Pandering to Jews

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

Quinn actually said: “You know what else is wrong? … Going into communities and pandering and telling them what they want to hear just so you can get their vote."

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Joe Lieberman Returns to Law Practice, Seeks Israeli Clients

Posted on: June 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Former Senator Joseph Lieberman has returned to law, acting as senior counsel at the New York office of Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP. He told the Globes businesses newspaper he expects to be involved in Israel, which he strongly supported during his 24 years as senator. “The firm has a number of Israel-based clients […]

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Pillar of Melbourne Jewish Community Dies

Posted on: June 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

A Vilna Ghetto survivor and partisan fighter whose restaurant in Melbourne became a meeting place for the postwar survivor community died on Saturday at the age of 89. Avram Zeleznikow was the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust and waded through more than 30 miles of sewers to escape the ghetto in […]

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Would You Care for an Arvind Mini Knaidel?

Posted on: June 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

NYC chef names new dish on Indian-American spelling bee winner.

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