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Posted on: October 29th, 2013

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The new law that the Knesset passed Monday night to allow couples to register for marriages wherever they want will help prevent civil marriages abroad and stop a wave of assimilation, according to the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization “Local rabbinates functioned as mini-monopolies, causing widespread resentment among both religious and secular couples,” the Tzohar group said. […]

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Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Yair Lapid, chairman of  the Yesh Atid party and Finance Minister, has agreed to a request from a Jewish Home Knesset Member to cancel a scheduled budget cut of $14 million (50 million shekels) earmarked for foreign students studying in yeshivas in Israel. The funds will be for Haredi as well as national religious yeshivas […]

UTJ MK Moshe Gafni accused Jewish Home of pushing free marriage registration because they're not religious.
 

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.

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Newlywed couple Harel and Talya David under the Chupa in Karnei Shomron in Judea and Samaria.
 

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.

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Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

At least 18 Jewish non-profit groups and non-profit groups that support Israeli institutions have notified tax authorities of likely illegal “diversions” of funds in the past five years. The Washington Post on Sunday published its review of more than 1,000 non-profit organizations that have reported such anomalies since 2008, when the Internal Revenue Service began […]

 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The departure of the head of the Kosher Law Enforcement Division of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has created a vacuum in which many consumers have charged that there are many incidents of misrepresentations of kosher foods. KosherToday has learned that the Department is looking for a replacement for Rabbi Luzer […]

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Paul Abdul arrived in Israel for a "dream come true" this week and will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall - at age 51.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Now here is a real ‘woman at the Wall.” Paula Adbul is in Israel for the first time ever and will visit the Western Wall. At the age of 51, the time finally has come for a Bat Mitzvah.

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Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Police in Madison, Wisconsin have arrested a man for punching two men who were speaking Hebrew, but he claimed he attacked them because they he thought they were speaking Spanish. The attacker apparently doesn’t mind Israelis but perhaps has a grudge against Spanish-speaking folks. He also obviously has no language background if he cannot distinguish […]

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Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Rabbi Sergio Bergman won a seat in the Argentina National Congress and will be the first rabbi to serve as a national lawmaker in the country. He will represent Buenos Aires City in the Lower House of the National Congress. Bergman, a Buenos Aires City lawmaker from the center-right PRO party, garnered 34.5 percent of […]

 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Berlin’s first Jewish student house opened its doors on Sunday for pro-Israel lectures and activities in response to anti-Israel tendencies commonly found on Berlin’s campuses and for cultural and leisure activities for Jewish students in the German capital. Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, who is behind the effort and serves as a Jewish community rabbi in Berlin, […]

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Swastika graphic for Manchester United soccer fans. Not to worry - the team apologized. "Sorry, lads. No offense intended. Cheerio!"
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Soccer and anti-Semitism are two big sports in Britain. What happens when you combine them? You get a logo with a soccer team’s letter shaped in the form of a swastika. The team stated, “No offense intended.”

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A Haredi campaign worker in action in Beit Shemesh on the days before the elections. At this point there's no telling just how wide the Haredi voting fraud has been. All Jewish Home needs to show are 924 fraudulent votes – the difference between the Shas incumbent's and the Zionist second finisher.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

"She could not recall her children's names. We called the police and they took her for questioning. It turned out this was her second vote."

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Posted on: October 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said it was restoring dozens of ads critical of Israel to its transit system that had been taken down following public complaints. The transit system said the 80 ads would be put back in the Greater Boston area and that there had been a “miscommunication” with its advertising contractor Titan, […]

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Posted on: October 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Russian church officials suspended a priest for using an anti-Semitic pejorative while baptizing a girl. The two-month ban on Andrey Evstigneeva was announced earlier this month on the website of the Diocese of Saratov, a city 450 miles southeast of Moscow. It followed complaints by the family and the Russian Jewish Congress, the Interfax news […]

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Posted on: October 27th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Pope Francis reaffirmed his commitment to fighting discrimination and furthering Jewish-Catholic dialogue. During an audience at the Vatican Thursday with a 60-member delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Francis said that he has “repeated many times, in recent weeks, the church’s condemnation of any form of anti-Semitism.” Such condemnations were just part of the solution, […]

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Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Seif of Kohelet Yeshiva High School and the Tikvah Foundation, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Prof. R.J. Snell of the Templeton Honors College of Eastern University before Rabbi Sacks' lecture on Oct. 24, 2013
 

Posted on: October 26th, 2013

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks told an audience at Eastern College on Thursday, Oct. 24, that he intends to dedicate the rest of his life working with students. He said he wants to support and encourage students to do great things for others.

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Jews from across Israel are gathering outside the Cave of the Patriarchs this Shabbat.
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Tomorrow, together with literally tens of thousands here in Hebron and Kiryat Arba, we will read in the Torah how Abraham, almost 4,000 years ago, purchased the Caves of Machpela for us, his children.

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Posted on: October 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The leaders of the Jewish Federations of North America are calling for free Jewish preschool for every Jewish family in America. Jewish Federations CEO Jerry Silverman and board chairman Michael Siegal said free Jewish preschool would “dramatically widen the pipeline of families entering Jewish life through this critical early gateway.” The idea was one of […]

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Non-haredi Beit Shemesh residents holding signs as they protest in front of city hall, following the victory of Haredi incumbent Mayor Moshe Abutbul (Shas). The non-Haredi residents demonstrated against alleged election fraud.
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Following accusations of election fraud in the city just outside Jerusalem, both sides agree they'd be much better off without one another.

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Crusader Kings II 'Sons of Abraham' video game allows Jews to rebuild the Temple
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Convert others to Judaism, bring back the Priesthood, build the Holy Temple, re-create the Kingdom of Israel and hit up the pope for money at the same time. Yep, Crusader Kings II has gone Jewish.

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