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Yishai on AlJazeera & Cleaning Up Conversion Post-Freundel
 
Not So Kosher Shemittah L’Mehadrin

October 24, 2014 - 3:42 PM
 
US Bans Embassy Personnel from Part of Jerusalem Light Rail Route

October 24, 2014 - 1:00 PM
 
Two Israeli Women Killed in Nepal Bus Crash

October 24, 2014 - 12:05 PM
 
Women of the Wall Smuggle Tiny Torah Scroll to Western Wall

October 24, 2014 - 11:10 AM
 
New York Doctor Infected with Ebola [video]

October 24, 2014 - 9:46 AM
 
Tearful Message from Baby Terror Victim’s Grandfather

October 24, 2014 - 9:35 AM
 
Romney and Joe Lieberman to Address Israel-Americans in Washington

October 24, 2014 - 8:59 AM
 
Arab Rioters Attack Jewish-owned Buildings in Old City [video]

October 24, 2014 - 6:17 AM
 
J Street U Blames Jews for Terrorist’s Murderous Rampage

October 24, 2014 - 1:25 AM
 
Boko Haram Kidnaps Another 25 Nigerian Girls

October 24, 2014 - 1:03 AM
 
New York City Hospital Testing Patient for Ebola Virus

October 23, 2014 - 11:46 PM
 
Arabs Continue Terror with Rock Attacks in Jerusalem

October 23, 2014 - 8:05 PM
 
Netanyahu Convenes Top Brass in Jerusalem Over Terror Attack

October 23, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
News for Israel: Boeing Sells Data, Drawings to Iran

October 23, 2014 - 6:22 PM
 
US-led Coalition Destroys Syrian Oil Wells

October 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM
 
Suspected Ebola Patient Quarantined in Lebanon

October 23, 2014 - 5:19 PM
 
Convicted Terrorists Still Have Drivers’ Licenses, But . . .

October 23, 2014 - 4:42 PM
 
Terror: US Pledges Support for Canada but Tells Israel to Stay Calm

October 23, 2014 - 2:50 PM
 
The Shabbos Project: Jews Worldwide Keeping This Shabbos Together

October 23, 2014 - 2:45 PM
 
Israel Railways Going ‘Electric’

October 23, 2014 - 1:36 PM
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Posted on: July 4th, 2013

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A Bialystok court has asked the Polish Constitutional Tribunal to rule on whether the country’s ban on ritual slaughter is compliant with the constitutional freedom of religion. The case is connected to the ritual slaughter of one cow which took place in March in Tykocin. Poland on January 1 banned slaughter without stunning, a requirement […]

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Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

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JERUSALEM – The large white poster is topped by a screaming headline written in large black letters: “Hell.” Posted on a wall in Jerusalem’s haredi Meah Shearim neighborhood, the sign describes a development that threatens the community with “extinction” and “makes all living hearts tremble.”

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Israel is hoping to save the life if this eight-year-old Ethiopian Muslim boy, mauled by a hyena, that killed five people in an attack on a village
 

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

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A U.S. Jewish doctor in Ethiopia came across a boy whose life is threatened after an attack by a wild hyena. Muslims, Bedouin and Jews now are pitching in to save his life.

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Students and staff of the Torah Day School of Atlanta standing on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol following a school choice rally, January 2012.
 

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

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Private Jewish day schools and yeshivas get hundreds of millions of dollars through tax credit programs.

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Posted on: July 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Shas party’s spiritual leader and former Chief Sephardi Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is recovering from major back surgery at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem following the procedure on his spine the previous day. Yosef, 93, was scheduled to be transferred out of the intensive care unit on Tuesday. He was admitted to the hospital […]

Chip Cantor of Kansas City was detained and deported from a UK airport in May, allegedly because of Israeli stamps in his passport
 

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The UK border security agent also told the British man who was going to provide Cantor with summer work experience that any additional attempts to aid Cantor would be useless and “the little Jew will be on his way back to his rich daddy,” in a matter of hours.

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Posted on: July 1st, 2013

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Israeli point guard Gal Mekel is poised to become the second Israeli to play in the NBA after giving a verbal commitment to the Dallas Mavericks. Mekel, 25, informed the Mavs early Monday morning that he would sign a three-year contract with the 2011 champions at the end of the annual trade and signing moratorium […]

Rabbi Norman Lamm's mental health will be examined to determine if he can be questioned in a sexual abuse lawsuit against Yeshiva University
 

Posted on: July 1st, 2013

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Rabbi Norman Lamm became president of Yeshiva U. in 1976 , helped save it from bankruptcy and raised its academic standing, At 85, he admits he must do tshvuah over a sex abuse scandal and is retiring.

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Posted on: July 1st, 2013

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Vandals defaced a Portland synagogue and a community center with racist graffiti. “White power” was written in red spray paint on promotional banners at Mittleman Jewish Community Center and Neveh Shalom, a conservative synagogue, police said, according to The Oregonian. Both institutions are located in southwest Portland, and authorities are seeking a man in his […]

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Aristides Sousa Mendes
 

Posted on: July 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

"The largest rescue action by a single individual during the Holocaust.”

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Pope Francis at a general audience in St. Peter's Square.
 

Posted on: July 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

"the Church recognizes that 'the beginnings of its faith and election are to be found in the patriarchs, Moses and prophets.'”

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Screen shot of Weiner's "occupation" video.
 

Posted on: July 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A pattern emerges.

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Goldman Union Jewish Camp, near Indianapolis, Indiana was struck by lightening on Saturday, June 29. Three children were injured, one seriously.
 

Posted on: July 1st, 2013

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Three children at a Reform Jewish camp outside of Indianapolis were struck by lightning on Shabbat.

Religious Circumcision
 

Posted on: June 30th, 2013

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The tide of the anti-circumcision seems to be ebbing. Germany passed a law to bypass a Cologne court ruling that the procedure is illegal. Now, Danish doctors say the ritual is not harmful.

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Posted on: June 30th, 2013

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A lightning strike at a Reform Jewish summer camp in Indianapolis, Indiana injured three children one of the critically, on Saturday afternoon. Rabbi Mark Covitz, director of the Goldman Union Camp said in a statement reported by JTA, “This Shabbat afternoon, lightning struck URJ Goldman Union Camp. Three campers were injured. Camp personnel and emergency […]

 

Posted on: June 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Croatia has outlawed hate crime, enabling it to become the 18th member of the European Union, the European Jewish Press reported. The new law in Croatia promises “to protect those who may still be subjected to threats or acts of discrimination, hostility or violence,” makes it a crime to violate “public peace and order based on […]

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Posted on: June 28th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

J. Reznik Studios, owned and run by artist Jodi Reznik and her husband Jeff, has been using art to bridge communities.

Contest winner Maria Katzav Mikaterenberg
 

Posted on: June 28th, 2013

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An initiative of the World Forum of Russian-speaking Jews.

National religious Rabbi Stav,left, and Haredi Rabbi Metzger, right.
 

Posted on: June 28th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The contest for Chief Rabbi gets uglier. Rabbi Metzger is suspected of bribery. No charges have been filed, but candidate Rabbi Stav said there is no room for “corrupt politicians” in the rabbinate.

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Posted on: June 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Anthony Weiner has soared in pre-election poll and now is sharing the lead with two other candidates, according to one poll, while a second survey puts him the lead. Anew Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday puts Weiner in a statistical three-way tie with former frontrunner City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former city comptroller William […]

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