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Trump to Dis Non-Orthodox Rabbis in New Year’s Phone Call

In late August, four coalitions of Jewish clergy issued statements they planned to boycott the president's call, in response to Trump’s weak response to the neo-Nazi and white supremacist riots in Charlottesville, Va.

ProPublica: If You’re Looking to Reach Anti-Semites, Facebook Will Gladly Help

At last, Mark Zuckerberg received an answer to his desperate question about where all this hate is coming from – we don't know for sure where it come from, but we know whom it comes through – Mark Zuckerberg.

Russian Jewish Community Center Firebombed in Moscow

The remains of two firebombs were later found in the building.
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New Report Shows Meretz, Foreign Funds, Behind ‘Religious Conspiracy’ Campaign

An in-depth, 50-page research report issued by the Hotam organization examines the connections, activities and sources of funding of the Free Israel movement, founded...

Chabad Rabbi on Trial for Incitement: Soldiers Are Forbidden to Evacuate Settlements

Rabbi Wolpo said in his testimony that according to Jewish law the evacuation of settlements in the Land of Israel is a worse sin than eating pork on Yom Kippur, since it endangers the lives of millions of Jews.

UK Court Lets Anti-Semitic Couple in London Walk Free With Fine Lower Than Parking...

"Our criminal justice system is continuing to send a strong message that anti-Semites will ... rarely be prosecuted and rarely be properly punished."

Shas MK Resigns under Rabbinic Pressure over Attending Nephew’s Same-Sex Wedding

Shas MK Yigal Guetta on Wednesday announced his resignation from the Knesset, in the wake of harsh rebuke he received from Sephardi rabbis, including...

Argentina Gives Israel WWII-Era Docs Revealing Who Helped Nazis After War

“We have delivered these digitized historical documents about the Holocaust so the State of Israel can make sure that they are investigated."

High Court Rules Israel’s ‘Conscription Law’ is Unconstitutional

"It is no longer enough to make do with non-binding and non-enforceable arrangements whose outcome is unknown.”

Foreign Ministry Celebrates Jerusalem Sovereignty with New Year Reader

"I had not moved away even one step, but someone pulled at my sleeve and asked me to join the minyan. I put on a hat and joined them for the Mincha prayer. I had arrived."

Herzliya Mayor Sends Letter of Apology to Late Lubavitcher Rebbe over Tefillin Brouhaha

So far the Rebbe has not responded. But the mayor and local Chabadniks went out to dance in the streets of Herzliya, which did a lot to alleviate the tension.

Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning White Supremacists

The resolution urges "the President and his administration to speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and White supremacy."

Getting Ready to Do Your Israeli Holiday Grocery Shopping?

The real news is that in nearly every Israeli supermarket chain this year, the price of groceries has dropped.

European Jewish Congress Calls for France to Root out ‘Societal Anti-Semitism’

“We appreciate the important words of the French Government... However, it doesn’t appear that much has changed on the ground for French Jews, who are still regularly attacked."

Netanyahu Greeted with Anti-Semitic Hitler Posters on Argentina Visit

The Hitler poster reads “Zionists Get out of Palestine.

Survey Shows Deep Split among Israeli Jews over Shabbat Soccer

The Smith Institute survey proves for the Nth time that the polls yield results based on how you write the questions, or, in this case, how you cut your random sample of respondents.

March to Honor the Memory of Elie Wiesel, His Hometown’s Vanished Jews

The march began at the Wiesel family home, and ended at the railway station, where a plaque was unveiled and the station named after Wiesel.

Prominent French Sephardic Jewish Family Attacked in Paris Suburb

“After the atrocious murder of Sarah Halimi in her home, this new aggression must compel authorities in our country to be more vigilant.”

Hundreds of Greek Orthodox Protest ‘Judaization’ of Western Jerusalem

It is disturbing that the Arab protesters, many of whom are Israeli citizens, call the sale of church land to Jews in "green line" Israel an attempt to "Jewify" this territory.

Film about Jewish Polish Director Wins Best Documentary at Venice International Festival

Waszyński was a prolific film director in prewar Poland – in the 1930s he directed 37 of the 147 films made in Poland in that decade, including the Yiddish-language film Dybbuk.

Clueless and Culturally Biased, JPost Calling for Jerusalem Chief Rabbi’s Resignation

The JPost couldn't help themselves, despite their attempt to come across as the rational side in this debate, when they referred to Amar as the "so-called chief rabbi of Jerusalem."
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Irma Touches Down in Key West, Spreading to Georgia

On Florida's west coast, the latest forecast puts Naples, Fort Myers and Tampa Bay directly in Irma’s path.

597 Conservative Clergy to Netanyahu: Give Us Kotel Territory Or We’ll Trash Talk Israel

What's probably most stunning about the clergy's letter is that they demand that the Prime Minister defy the will of his elected coalition partners and impose rules to benefit some US tourists – and all of it in the name of democracy. One wonders if they understand the meaning of Democracy.

Colorado Neighbors Welcome Orthodox Newcomers with Swastika

"No one should have to wait for maintenance to come and paint over, cover up, a hate symbol on your front door. That feeling is surreal."

Israeli, Jewish Foods Ready for their Close-Up with Major Industry Players

"Many manufacturers go through the expense of getting a kosher certification, then do nothing to tell the kosher consumer that their product is kosher."

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