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This 18th Century handwritten Passover Haggadah was discovered in a heap of rubbish.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Council of Europe to reconsider a resolution condemning male ritual circumcision. In a letter issued Sunday to Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe — a pan-European intergovernmental organization — Peres wrote that he was “sorry to hear” of the resolution. The resolution, which was passed […]

"Jermain Defoe, he's a Yiddo."
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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You can't call anyone "Yid" in England, not even yourself.

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Denmark’s Jewish community has lost 25 percent of its registered members over the past 15 years, partly due to anti-Semitism, its president said. The Jewish Community in Denmark, or Mosaisk Troessamfund, currently has 1,899 members compared to 2,639 in 1997, Mosaisk President Finn Schwarz told the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten in an interview published last week. […]

 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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A mourning tent has been set up next to the home of Rav Ovadia Yosef on Kablan street, Har Nof for the duration of the Shiva (week of mourning). Visiting hours are between 10 AM and 1 PM, and between 4 PM and 7 PM. The family asks that all visitors restrict themselves to those […]

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Close to a million mourners filled up Jerusalem's streets during Rav Ovadia Yosef's funeral.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett wrote in his Facebook page that Rav Ovadia was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our nation.

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Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan affixes mezuzah to a cultural center.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Five years ago, the IDF abandoned a base called Shdema near Bethlehem, part of “Area C” designated as Israeli-controlled, and tried to turn it over to Arabs. A group of women stopped the army.

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President Shimon Peres with Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in 2011.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.

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.Crowds at Rav Yosef's funeral
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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The gigantic contribution of Rav Ovadia to Israel cannot be measured, but one indication is the 850,000 people who attended his funeral and a huge number who did not come, knowing there was no room for many more.

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Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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Two more Jews, both from the United States, and a German non-Jew won the Nobel Prize in medicine in Monday, while two Israel contenders lost out. The newest Jewish Nobel Prize winners are James Rothman of Yale University and Randy Schekman of the University of California. The Israeli hopefuls  were Hebrew University professors Howard Cedar […]

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Meged 5 oil well east of Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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Moses made the right turn after all. In his song at the end of the Torah he spoke of ‘precious things of “Givat HaOlam.” The hidden meaning of “precious things” seems to be oil. Not olive oil, but black gold.

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Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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Hillary Clinton, an undeclared candidate for the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, has told Human Abedin to ditch Anthony Weiner if she wants to advise her former boss at the State Dept., The New York Post reported Monday. The ultimatum has been given before but has greater meaning following Weiner’s embarrassingly poor finish in […]

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Rav Ovadia Yosef speaking out against Jewish Home.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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World Jewry lost one its greatest Torah sages and political leaders Tuesday. Rabi Ovadia Yosef, known affectionately as Rav Ovadia, has passed away at the age of 93, but his memory will be a blessed memory for millions.

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Muslim Waffen SS soldiers reading a pamphlet by the Mufti of Jerusalem Haj-Amin el-Husseini.
 

Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Be careful what you wish for. Netanyahu again turns Abbas’ refusal to see Israel as a Jewish state a "red line.” If Abbas “doesn’t miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity,” fine. But what if Abbas calls his bluff?

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Posted on: October 6th, 2013

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is scheduled to undergo critical and complicated surgery Monday morning, doctors at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital said Sunday night. Earlier in the day, doctors put Rav Ovadia back on a breathing machine after his condition worsened following his breathing on his own for a period of time. The spiritual head of the […]

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An Arab resident of the Sheich Jarach neighborhood in East Jerusalem discovered that his tires had been punctured by the "Tag Mechir" (price tag) activists.
 

Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Their attorney is certain that all of them will go free because of the way police violated their civil rights as minors.

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There will be a string of four "blood moons" in the year 5775, and one of them will shine over the Passover seder. Whenever this happened in the past, enormous events took place in Jewish history.
 

Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The prophecy in Joel, like most prophecies, is surreal, beautiful, and open to many interpretations.

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Posted on: October 6th, 2013

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Wonder Bread, fresh off its post-bankruptcy revival, will get kosher certification in the New York area from the Orthodox Union (OU), according to an OU bulletin. The kosher Wonder Bread won’t be sold everywhere, but approved products will bear the OU’s symbol on their packaging. Previously, Wonder Bread was certified by the Triangle-K, which is […]

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Posted on: October 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Anti-Defamation League accepted an apology from the retailer Hobby Lobby for an employee’s alleged comment that the store “doesn’t cater to you people.” Hobby Lobby was mired in controversy after a blogger reported that the chain neglected to stock Hanukkah items. After calling a New Jersey Hobby Lobby store and inquiring about the Hannukah […]

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A Brit Mila in the Jewish Community in Paris
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

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The proposal will allow European Jews to use the extraterritorial status of the Israeli embassy to legally perform Brit Mila.

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