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Bennett Worried about Jews – the Ones in the Diaspora

The Minister of Education told Jewish legislators from around the world and visiting in Jerusalem that assimilation "keeps me up at night."

16th-Century Talmud Sells for $9.3 Million at Sotheby’s

Daniel Bomberg is responsible for the first complete edition of the Babylonian Talmud (1519-1523).

Thousands Protest IDF Draft in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim Neighborhood

Thousands of hareidi-religious Jewish men protested against the IDF draft in the Mea Shearim section of Jerusalem.

UCLA Condemns Anti-Semitic Facebook Post in Environment Rife with More of the Same

A female Jewish student at UC San Diego was followed and harassed by a male Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) student who yelled 'racist Zionist cow' at her.

AJC Delegates Debate Risks of Political Islam with Persian Gulf Nations

Bahrain's 37 Jews constitute one of the world's smallest Jewish communities, with one synagogue and a small cemetery.

Ayelet Shaked: No Detainee Suicide Attempt

"It's important that the public be aware that the three detainees have seen a lawyer, and their medical state is fine. I was told that they are checked regularly by a doctor."

Attorney: My Client Broke Down and Confessed Under Shabak Torture

Ben-Gvir added: "I very much doubt whether you can use what [my client] said. They hit him and made him into a shadow of a person."

Dozens of Former Hareidim Sue Israel for not Teaching Basic Skills

Leader of a group behind the lawsuit says the political pressure forces the government to ignore basic subjects such as math, English and computers.

National Jewish Democratic Council Dries Up

The National Jewish Democratic Council dumped its staff and outsourced its activities to a p.r. firm.

Netanyahu to Albanian Prime Minister: We Will Never Forget Your Heroism During World War...

“We know that Albania is a good friend of Israel,” Prime Minister Netanyahu said to his Albanian counterpart. “We’re celebrating now 25 years of our relations.”

MK Zoabi Charged with Insulting Public Servant for Cursing Cop

Zoabi humiliated the cops and told the crowd that "We should spit in their faces."

Zomet Institute Chief: Time to Appoint Women Kashrut Supervisors

“I think women can raise the standards — in light of what we hear about the norms of the kashrut supervisors,” Rosen said.

Former Argentine FM Admitted Iran Blew Up Jewish Center: Recording

Argentina's new Justice Minister will not appeal a court decision to annul an agreement shielding Iran from responsibility for the AMIA atrocity.

Netanyahu to Limmud FSU: Bringing young Russian Jews to Judaism Is Holy Work

The Limmud FSU Israel festival kicks off Friday with a special musical performance devoted to singer and songwriter Naomi Shemer.

Paris Jews Intentionally Poisoned

The lock to a shul in southeastern Paris was coated with poison, sickening more than a dozen congregants.

AJC Praises UAW Rejection of Anti-Israel Resolution, But Union’s Website Stays Same

The UAW website still features a disturbing "Open Letter from Jewish Officers and Members in Support of Divestment," which repeats the common BDS verbiage against the Jewish State.

Elton John’s Concert in Israel Set for Lag B’Omer

The British singer will appear in Tel Aviv on May 26, the day Israelis celebrate and remember Kabbalist Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.

European Jews Shocked at Anti-Semitic Statue in Hungary

A private foundation in Hungary plans to erect a statue to honor a notorious anti-Semite in a town east of Budapest.

Hareidi Rabbis Rejected Netanyahu Request that Lapid Join Coalition

Netanyahu is ready to expand the government with Lapid's Yesh Atid Party, but the rabbis nixed the idea. "Lapid is a red line."

Hebron Community: Cave of the Patriarchs Flooded Due to Government Inaction

“It appears that the Arabs do not want any expression of a Jewish foothold in the place.”

French Jews Breathe Sigh of Relief over Le Pen’s Defeat

The French Jewish group CRIF said the defeat of the National Front brings an "opportunity to effectively address the causes of growth of extremes."

Report: ‘Breaking the Silence’ Received Ramallah Funding to Bash Israel

The Ramallah based fund explicitly stated that the purpose of the core grant to Breaking the Silence is to support the propaganda campaigns the organization conducts in Europe and the United States.

Supreme Court Reverses Interior Ministry Decision on Peruvian Jews

Judge Daphne Barak-Erez wrote, adding: "Let us not replace the question of 'Who is a Jew' with the question of 'What is a Jewish community.'"

New Mossad Chief in Shul: Alongside a Good Strategy We Need God’s Help

Cohen said, "I know what it means to be the deputy—it's better to be at the top."

Dozens of IDF Officers Protest Rivlin’s Presence at Haaretz-NIF Meeting

The President's office says he will not appear when an anti-IDF group speaks, but the line-up of speakers looks like a "Who's Who" of anti-Zionists.

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