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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
Turkey’s New PM Says ‘No Hope’ of Normalizing Ties with Israel

September 2, 2014 - 11:22 AM
 
Jihadist Threat Rising on Israel’s Northern Border

September 2, 2014 - 9:58 AM
 
Germany to Begin Supplying Kurds With Weapons to Fight Islamic State

September 2, 2014 - 1:41 AM
 
Did You Know September 1 is an Israeli National Holiday?

September 2, 2014 - 1:02 AM
 
SodaStream May Close Maaleh Adumim Factory

September 1, 2014 - 11:41 PM
 
Last Soldier Killed in Protective Edge Laid to Rest

September 1, 2014 - 11:31 PM
 
Arab Rock Throwing Attacks Wounds 3-Year-Old Girl

September 1, 2014 - 11:22 PM
 
The Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

September 1, 2014 - 11:05 PM
 
Hamas Propaganda Video Compares 9/11 with IDF Bombing of Gaza

September 1, 2014 - 9:45 PM
 
Israeli Children, Parents On Gaza Border Start New School Year with Mixed Feelings

September 1, 2014 - 8:15 PM
 
Monday Review: Intense Fighting Causes More Spillover Along Israel’s Border

September 1, 2014 - 7:32 PM
 
Israel’s Economy: Stunned But Still Strong

September 1, 2014 - 7:27 PM
 
UN Commander Says ‘Raise the White Flag’ as Syrian Rebels Take UN Peacekeepers Hostage, Attack Others

September 1, 2014 - 6:33 PM
 
Gasoline Prices Dropped at Midnight

September 1, 2014 - 5:38 PM
 
Gaza Belt Communities Fear Lack of Security, IDF Pullout

September 1, 2014 - 4:33 PM
 
Arab Rock Attacks on Israeli Drivers in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion

September 1, 2014 - 3:57 PM
 
Bennett Praises Govt Decision on Gush Etzion in Visit to Yeshiva Mekor Chaim

September 1, 2014 - 3:15 PM
 
International Criminal Court at The Hague Has No Jurisdiction in Gaza

September 1, 2014 - 2:43 PM
 
Arabs in Northern Jerusalem Hurl Rocks at Light Rail

September 1, 2014 - 1:30 PM
 
Arab Sources: State Dept Again Pressuring Israel to Restart Talks

September 1, 2014 - 12:48 PM
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Hadassa Margolese walking her daughter Naama to school in Beit Shemesh a few days after Naama was harassed by Haredi Orthodox men in December 1911
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Los Angeles-born woman, whose daughter was spat on by extreme Haredim in Beit Shemesh, has given up her fight for religious tolerance and leaves the city , but she blames modern orthodox Jews.

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Posted on: August 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky will release his full plan for a compromise among religious groups at the Western Wall in two weeks, Haaretz   reported. Under Sharansky’s plan, first reported in April, an existing egalitarian section of the wall known as Robinson’s Arch would be expanded and a unified entrance would be built leading […]

 

Posted on: August 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Toronto police launched a hate crimes investigation into comments made by an Arab community leader who called for the murder of Israelis. “We have received a complaint with regards to things said at last week’s Al-Quds Day rally, a global and annual event started by the late Iranian cleric Ayatollah Khomeini to press for the […]

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William E. Rapfogel
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

“I pray that my family and friends and all who care about Met Council can find it in their heart to forgive me for my actions."

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Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Argentina’s Rabbi Sergio Bergman won the midterm congressional primary elections, his first national test for a seat in the country’s Parliament. Bergman, who currently serves as a Buenos Aires city lawmaker for the center-right PRO Party, was the candidate who received the most votes for the lower house of the National Parliament in Sunday’s poll, […]

 

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Israel Tennis Association has been fined more than $13,000 for refusing to play a Davis Cup match against Belgium on Yom Kippur this year in the world group playoffs, the highest level of Davis Cup play. The Belgian Tennis Association turned down Israel’s request to postpone the game on Sept. 14. The International Tennis […]

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Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Radical Haredim rioted in Jerusalem and in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, on Monday because of construction at sites that they said contain Jewish graves. Police took into custody at least 14 rioters. The Haredim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim and Geula neighborhoods set garbage containers on fire following a rabbinical ruled against claims of the […]

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Police raid begins outside Mohammed Merah's apartment building in Toulouse.
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The father sent an email to a friend saying he was suicidal before the shootings.

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The Klausenburger Rebbe was wholeheartedly in favor of settling Eretz Israel, and cursed the Jews who collaborated with the Arabs to prevent it.
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

When it came to comparisons with the Third Reich, it appears the first Klausenburger Rebbe had his priorities straight.

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Posted on: August 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Beitar Jerusalem soccer team announced that it will stop playing on Shabbat in order to allow its religious and traditional fans to attend team home games. Home games will be held on Saturday nights or weekdays, according to the announcement by the team’s new owner Eli Tabib. Beitar Jerusalem made headlines earlier this year […]

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Posted on: August 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The British coastal resort’s University of Aberystwyth lost $150,000 in tourism income by banning orthodox Jews from lighting candles on Shabbat, a decision that forced them to cancel their annual summer visit to the campus on the Welsh coast, according to sources reported by the Cambrian News. Only 15 families vacationed in Aberystwyth, but not […]

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Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Halberstam, the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe, spoke in Beit Shemesh against the conspiracy of secular and religious Zionists to "uproot the Torah."
 

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe sees no difference between Nazi depictions of Jews as contaminators of German blood and the Israeli Media view of Haredim as freeloaders.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Jewish "leaders" to promote talks between Israel and Arab Palestinians
 

Posted on: August 9th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Secretary of State John Kerry met with what the Jewish Telegraph Agency described as “Jewish leaders” to “brief” them on the resumption of Israeli-Arab Palestinian talks on Thursday evening, August 8. Although the briefing was off the record, the JTA quoted unnamed attendants who said several things. First, that the meeting was dominated by Kerry’s […]

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Posted on: August 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Racial tensions in the New York town of Ramapo, near Monsey, flared Wednesday when two men and a women were arrested for firing a paintball gun at two members of the Jewish volunteer patrol group Chaverim. One of them suffered minor wounds in the stomach. The trio also yelled anti-Semitic slurs and was charged with […]

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Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Religious Council of Petach Tikvah, located next to Tel Aviv, is generally known to give problems for couple wanting to get married by modern orthodox rabbis registered with the Tzohar organization, a rabbi told The Jewish Press Thursday. Responding to the reported plight of a young man whose request for a certificate that he […]

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Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi heard the Palestinian Authority national anthem in Bethlehem. Singing the HaTikvah anthem in Tel Aviv was ditched, but President Peres shakes hands - for peace
 

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Israel has made another concession, without even being asked. The PA anthem was sung in Bethlehem for the Barcelona soccer team during its Peres-sponsored visit, but HaTikvah was ditched in Tel Aviv.

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cheeseburger
 

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

It’s not enough that kosher ersatz bacon is on the market. Now it’s kosher cheeseburgers, from “meat” grown in a lab, waiting for the cheese. The lab-grown burger cost only $325,000 to make. Two to go?

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Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni said he doesn’t mind if yeshivas are monitored to make sure those enrolled are learning so long as universities get the same treatment. He had commented in the Maariv newspaper that students who do not actually learn day and night in yeshivas should serve in the army. MK Gafni, answering […]

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Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

On a Jerusalem bus driving in Givat Shaul on Kanfei Nesharim street, a Haredi man asked a secular woman to move to the back of the bus, according to a report in YNet. At that point, a secular man, also on the bus, got up and punched the Haredi man in the face and then […]

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Ceceilia Berkowitz (L.) shaking hands with a friend.
 

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

I have had reoccurring severely sprained ankles from a previous injury at work in late 2010, so I cannot get all the required signatures on foot myself.

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