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Presidential Candidate Working To Bring Israel To Front of US Agenda
 
Netanyahu Tries to Sell Bill of Goods that Israel Won Goals in the War

August 27, 2014 - 10:07 PM
 
Israeli Wounded from Syrian Shelling on Golan

August 27, 2014 - 8:05 PM
 
Another Hamas Ceasefire Cemented in Future War

August 27, 2014 - 7:40 PM
 
Iran: “We Will Rearm the West Bank”

August 27, 2014 - 7:29 PM
 
No News Is Bad News in Search for Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer

August 27, 2014 - 6:51 PM
 
Political Fallout Begins From Ceasefire

August 27, 2014 - 4:50 PM
 
Rock Attacks in Jerusalem

August 27, 2014 - 4:18 PM
 
Near-Total Palestinian Support for Rocketfire

August 27, 2014 - 3:52 PM
 
Eshkol Regional Council Mayor: No Faith in Government

August 27, 2014 - 2:43 PM
 
IDF Soldier Wounded by Syrian Mortar Fire on Golan Heights

August 27, 2014 - 1:55 PM
 
NYC Lawmaker Laurie Cumbo Presses Miami to Find Rabbi Raksin’s Murderer

August 27, 2014 - 1:41 PM
 
Former US enoy Laments Israel-US Tensions, Blames Gaza War

August 27, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
Baby Hurt in Stone Attack

August 27, 2014 - 12:44 PM
 
Zara Fashion Botches “Toddler T” Style with Holocaust Imagery

August 27, 2014 - 11:27 AM
 
Mixed Reactions Among Leaders in Southern Israel to Ceasefire

August 27, 2014 - 10:19 AM
 
Kibbutz Nirim Mortar Victims Identified

August 27, 2014 - 9:19 AM
 
Pro-Israel NGO Calls on US to Reject UN Gaza Commission

August 27, 2014 - 8:16 AM
 
Cease-fire Terms: Even U.S. Sounds Dubious, and No Mention of ’2 State Solution’

August 27, 2014 - 4:05 AM
 
Hamas: “Our War is to Liberate Jerusalem, Not for Lifting Blockade”

August 26, 2014 - 11:53 PM
 
Second Person has Died from Tuesday’s Attack on Eshkol

August 26, 2014 - 11:48 PM
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A Brussels clerk suggested the name 'Alma Bethlehem' after denying a Jewish couple's request to name their daughter 'Alma Jerusalem'
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

It is not enough that the US does not allow “Jerusalem, Israel” as a birthplace on passports. Now Brussels does not allow “Jerusalem” as a baby’s name, although Bethlehem is totally kosher.

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Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Polish photographer Lukasz Szczygielski has apologized for conducting a photo shoot with a half-naked model at the Jewish cemetery in the southern Polish town of Checiny. Szczygielski explained that he actually wanted to draw attention to what he said was a “neglected” and forgotten cemetery. The Jewish cemetery in Checiny was opened in the 17th […]

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Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky on Monday turned over the keys to the Jewish school of Gondar, Ethiopia, to the town’s mayor as the final flight of Ethiopian immigrants prepares to leave for Israel.. The Jewish Agency Monday’s funded and maintained the school, where approximately 2,500 Ethiopian children studied while awaiting their immigration to Israel. […]

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Haredi Israelis are under a three-pronged attack by Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who is introducing reforms at such a high speed they threaten to push many below the poverty line.
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israel's social security administration objected to these cuts, arguing that they expect them to send some 35 thousand new children below the poverty line.

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Eliot Spitzer is running for NYC comptroller.
 

Posted on: August 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Eliot Spitzer is receiving not just hate mail, but newspaper front page hate mail. All 3 major NYC newspapers endorsed his opponent, but Spitzer is nonetheless nearly 20 points ahead in the polls.

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Posted on: August 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is bringing in New York City’s finance chief, David Frankel, to succeed the fired William Rapfogel as executive director and CEO. The Met Council announced the appointment of Frankel, who has been the commissioner of the Department of Finance since 2009, on Monday. His department collects more than $30 […]

Holocaust survivor Marge Fettman sits next to Chabad scribe Rabbi Yochanan Nathan as he inscribed the closing verses of her Torah scroll with a quill pen and special kosher ink
 

Posted on: August 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Holocaust survivors have at least two ways to take revenge against the Nazis. One is to overcome the past and bring a new family into the world. The other is to donate a Torah. Marge Fettmen did both.

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Posted on: August 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

New York City has renamed an intersection “Yoseph Robinson Ave.,” in memory of a Jamaican convert who was gunned down while trying to protect his girlfriend during a robbery of a kosher liquor store, The New York Daily News reported Monday. Ave. J and Nostrand Ave. in Midwood is now “Yoseph Robinson Ave.” in honor […]

 

Posted on: August 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Rabbis from the “Eidat Haredim” stream of ultra-orthodox Judaism have put their foot down and their hands in their pockets over extremist Haredim violence and have threatened to cut off payments to Torah students who participate in vandalism. Extremists have been protesting construction in the city, located several miles west of Jerusalem, because of claims […]

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Alice 'Boycott Israel' Walker gets a second chance to thump her hate Israel agenda at the University of Michigan
 

Posted on: August 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

You just can’t put down a good, meaning bad, Boycott Israel champ, so the U. of Michigan is making sure that Alice Walker won’t be denied a forum after the Education Dept. said she was not enough of a “celebratory.”

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Posted on: August 18th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Hillel Argentina and Tel Aviv University are launching an entrepreneurship center and incubator of companies for Jewish entrepreneurs. The companies participating in the program, which will start Tuesday, will have training and accelerator courses in Buenos Aires and Tel Aviv with a focus on entrepreneurship, Jewish business values and Israel-Diaspora ties. Ryan Fain, the Hillel […]

 

Posted on: August 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel, said in a recent Torah lesson that he often threatened students in his yeshiva that they must enlist in the IDF if they did not learn Torah. Delivering a “shiur” (Torah lesson} in Kfar Chabad, Rabbi Yosef said that youth who are not able to […]

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Posted on: August 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A dream come true for would-be Kosher Starbucks lovers may become reality if Starbucks goes through with plans to replace a non-kosher extra for Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino and other products that contain cochineal extracts. The extract for the drinks come from insects, which also bother veggies, and the company is planning to use a […]

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David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion rebuked The Jewish Press, suggesting the daughter of a Buddhist Korean woman who never converted was qualified to serve as a rabbi. We went ahead and checked his facts…
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

The President of HUC-JIR, sent The Jewish Press an angry letter suggesting there are Orthodox sources supporting patrilineal descent.

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Atheneum Maimonides, a Jewish school in central Brussels. Note the video cameras, unmarked entrance, absence of windows on lower levels.
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The last remaining Jewish school in central Brussels has instructed its students to remove their kippot in the school's neighborhood and wait until they are inside the building to put it back on.

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The core curriculum program will introduce Haredi yeshiva students to foreign languages, literature, math, science, technology, and physical aptness, which are perceived by the Haredi leadership as an attack on Torah values.
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Cuts in funding, together with severe cuts in child support, will likely force the majority of Haredi yeshivas to buckle under.

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Posted on: August 15th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Jewish volunteers have finished building a kitchen the size of a basketball court in Uman, Ukraine, where they plan to prepare 105,000 meals to serve an expected 20,000 Jews visiting and praying at the burial site of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. The new kitchen, donated by philanthropist and entrepreneur Steve Bogomilsky of Florida, replaced a […]

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Yemen A father and son are reunited at Ben Gurion Airport following an airlift that brought 17 Yemeni Jews to Israel
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Radical Islamists have endangered the lives of almost 90 Jews still in Yemen. On Wednesday, 17 of them were secretly airlifted to Israel, 63 years after the ‘Magic Carpet’ brought over 49,000 Yemini Jews.

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Posted on: August 15th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Russia will contribute up to $1 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation for the conservation and maintenance of the site of the former Nazi concentration camp, the Polskie Radio website reported. A statement issued by the Russian Embassy in Warsaw stated that support for the project is “a common moral duty as it serves the mission […]

The Borscht Belt turns into the Bagel Belt on August, 17, 2013
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Monticello, NY is staging a comeback as The Bagel Capital with a Bagel Festival Aug. 16 - 17 - this effort is the model for how to revive a comatose resort town

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