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The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.



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Man holds daughter on shoulders at Pro-Israel Rally
 

Posted on: December 6th, 2013

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The intermarriage rate doubles for second generation Israeli-Americans, according to a recent survey.

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Posted on: December 5th, 2013

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Eli’s Restaurant, a popular kosher eatery in Washington frequented by politicians, will move instead of closing down. After announcing in October that the restaurant would close because of a redevelopment project, it announced this week that it would move three blocks from its current location at the southeast corner of the intersection of N and […]

 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

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The Interior Ministry will grant Evgeny Kissin, one of the world’s leading classical pianists and an enthusiastic Jewish supporter of Israel, Israeli citizenship event though he does not live in the country, the Jewish Agency said Thursday Kissin, 42, told Jewish Agency Chairman Sharansky a year ago that he was interested in acquiring Israeli citizenship […]

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Are you a new father read to help circumcise your  son? Above: Brit Milah in Paris.
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

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The kindest cut of all might be the one that new father makes at his son’s circumcision.

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Posted on: December 5th, 2013

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Rabbi Sergio Bergman, wearing a colorful yarmulke, was sworn in to Argentina’s National Parliament Wednesday on a Tanach when he swore the oath of office before “God, the motherland and the sacred scriptures of the Bible, the Tanach.” Bergman, the first rabbi to take office as a national legislator, was one of Argentina’s 127 newly […]

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Madonna, with her red string, is one of the fans of the  Kabbalah Centre, debunked by orthodox rabbis and now sued for fraud by former followers.
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

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Orthodox rabbis for years have denounced the “Kabbalah Centre” as being a fraud of mysticism, Madonna and Britney Spears notwithstanding. Now former followers have sued for financial fraud.

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Heavy rains are falling in Jerusalem Sunday, two days after Passover.
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

One unique event in Israel is the reaction of people to the first rains. There is almost a festive atmosphere when the first drops fall after a long and dry summer, and people can say, ”Thank God for rain."

Sebastian Schmidtke, proud head of the National Democratic Party’s Berlin branch, in pre-putch mode.
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

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NPD is the successor to the German Reich Party (DRP).

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The sign, posted in Jerusalem's Haredi neighborhoods this week, reads: "Yeshiva boys are kidnapped to military prison." Of course it's one guy, who ignored the law, while all the others around him showed up with their draft notices and got deferments.
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

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Rabbi Auerbach and his merry band of Lituanian Haredim needed a pawn to serve their political aims, and Moshe A. volunteered.

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Many "knockout" attacks have occurred in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, home to Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters at '770' Eastern Parkway.
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

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The future New York City Councilwoman blamed the violence of "young people of color" in her community on "governmental neglect, outside uncontrolled influences and failed leadership."

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Former IDF Spokesperson Captain Barak Raz was rudely heckled by J Street U activists, who showed up late, did not understand his talk and accused him of lying. Embarrassing…
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

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They were disruptive and rude, after arriving more than an hour into the event.

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Posted on: December 4th, 2013

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A best-selling German satirical novel about the return of Adolf Hitler to modern-day Germany is being adapted into a film. “Er Ist Wieder Da,” German for “He’s Back,” sold 1.3 million copies in Germany after its 2012 release. In the book, Hitler awakens in modern-day Berlin and garners enough attention to become host of his […]

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Posted on: December 4th, 2013

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New York Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel has been appointed chairman of an umbrella body for Jewish lawmakers worldwide, succeeding Italy’s Fiamma Nirenstein, who recently made aliyah to Israel. The steering committee of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians named Engel, the senior Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, as its chairman […]

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Posted on: December 4th, 2013

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The longer Israelis live in the United States, the less critical of Israel they are likely to be, a new survey suggests. The Internet-based survey of nearly 1,600 people divided respondents into two groups: those living in the United States for less than 10 years, and those living in the country for more than 10 […]

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Posted on: December 4th, 2013

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An alleged perpetrator of a brutal anti-Semitic attack in suburban Sydney pleaded not guilty. Spartaco Marciano Di Bella, 23, appeared in court Tuesday and was charged with affray — fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace. His bail was continued until Jan. 13, when the magistrate ordered the next hearing. Di Bella, who […]

Jews arrested for violating the rule against prayer on Temple Mount
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick may be the man who single-handedly and unintentionally sends the Peace Talks Follies back to the graveyard from which the Obama administration tried to resurrect it.

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Yishai and Malkah Chanukah_5772
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

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Live at Midnight in Israel, 5 PM in New York

 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a Hanukkah party Monday night that he will use the $1 million Genesis Prize to  “promote commerce between the people in Palestine and the people in Israel,” the Daily Forward reported. It is not yet known which organizations will be assisted by the prize money. Bloomberg made […]

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Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

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A federal court began hearing arguments on Tuesday by orthodox Jews appealing a  New York City rule that requires parents to agree to the rite of oral suction in circumcisions, The New York Daily News reported. The city restricted the practice following 11 cases of herpes of boys who were circumcised with what in Hebrew […]

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Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

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Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein recalled the role of his rabbi and Jewish organizations in helping him realize he could succeed despite growing up in a working-class neighborhood. “The only person I knew who put on a suit everyday was our rabbi,” Blankfein told a crowd of 1,700 fellow Wall Street insiders and guests Monday […]

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