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Rabbi Riskin on Tension with the Chief Rabbinate, and Rabbi Feuer on the Priestly Blessing
 
Israel Welcomes End to FIFA’s ‘Absurd Situation’

May 30, 2015 - 1:50 AM
 
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Re-Elected Despite Corruption Scandals, Arrests

May 29, 2015 - 11:56 PM
 
No Goal – Rajoub Drops FIFA Sportsfare Attack on Israel

May 29, 2015 - 5:38 PM
 
Bomb Threat Clears Out FIFA Congress (for Lunch)

May 29, 2015 - 3:36 PM
 
Israel Rejects as ‘False’ UJA Federation’s Claims about Israel Parade ‘Inclusion’

May 29, 2015 - 2:58 PM
 
Pro-Palestinian Protesters Invade FIFA Congress

May 29, 2015 - 12:57 PM
 
Religious Mailmen Complain They Have to Deliver Missionary Propaganda

May 29, 2015 - 11:46 AM
 
Final Steps Underway for Jerusalem’s City of David Visitor’s Center

May 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM
 
Jewish Organizations Raise Relief Funds after Houston Flood

May 29, 2015 - 10:12 AM
 
Mass. Gov. Baker Declares Sunday ‘Celebrate Israel Day’

May 29, 2015 - 9:39 AM
 
‘Mystery Rabbi’ Sues Rapper ‘Ice Cube’ for $2 Million for Assault

May 29, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Israel Envisions Regional Cooperation with Arab Nations

May 29, 2015 - 3:04 AM
 
El Paso, Texas and Hadera, Israel Become Sister Cities

May 29, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Jerusalem Post Editor Attacked by Arabs at ‘Coexistence’ ‘Hug’ Day

May 29, 2015 - 2:54 AM
 
At Least 10 Killed in Baghdad Hotel Bombings [video]

May 29, 2015 - 1:41 AM
 
Israel Railways Workers Set to Strike

May 29, 2015 - 1:25 AM
 
Another Iranian General Killed in Syria

May 29, 2015 - 1:16 AM
 
Hezbollah Runs Away as Jabhat al-Nusra Captures Another Syrian City

May 29, 2015 - 12:39 AM
 
Jerusalem Yeshiva Student Drowns in Beit Zayit Reservoir

May 28, 2015 - 10:08 PM
 
Netanyahu Warns FIFA: Palestinian Threats Will Destroy International Sport

May 28, 2015 - 9:45 PM
 
Medical Update on Rav Bina’s Grandson [video]

May 28, 2015 - 7:47 PM
 
IRS $50M Cyber Security Scandal Stretches to Russia

May 28, 2015 - 6:36 PM
 
Tony Blair Steps Down as Quartet Middle East Envoy but No One Cares

May 28, 2015 - 4:58 PM
 
Police Detain 2 Muslims for Harassing Visitors on the Temple Mount

May 28, 2015 - 4:27 PM
 
Former NY Gov. Pataki Running for GOP Presidential Nominee

May 28, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
One of Indicted FIFA Officials Blamed ‘Zionism’ for 2011 Bribe Charge

May 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM
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AIPAC has Obama's back, if not vice versa
 

Posted on: September 10th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Team Obama came down hard on AIPAC to use its political muscle to convince members of congress to vote in favor of the U.S. strike on Syria.

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Haredi extremists shout at a demonstration in Beit-Shemesh in August against construction at a site allegedly containing Jewish graves
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Extremist Haredim were at again in Beit Shemesh, breaking into a construction site that they say contains old Jewish graves. The Haredim found the Arab guards even more violent.

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Posted on: September 9th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called for a recount in Moscow’s mayoral election after missing the runoff vote cutoff by one percentage point. He is asking for a recount. Incumbent Sergei Sobyanin, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, garnered just over 51 percent of the vote in Sunday’s election to 27 percent for […]

Bill Thompson has been campaigning with Assemblyman Dov Hikind,
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Thompson brushed off suggestions that having D’Amato stumping for him tarnished his liberal credentials.

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Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar showing an ancient medallion dated to the late Byzantine period (early seventh century CE) with a shofar (ram's horn) and a Torah scroll ornament, September 9, 2013. The treasure was discovered in recent Jerusalem excavations near the Temple Mount southern wall, by members of the Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology.
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.

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Posted on: September 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Adolf Hitler’s bodyguard, who claimed he knew nothing about the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews. Has died at the age of 96. SS Staff Sgt. Rochus Misch was at Hitler’s side he and Eva Braun committed suicide before the Allies could capture them. Braun, who was his mistress until a quick marriage ceremony shortly […]

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The French city of Metz has closed a street for Jews from Rosh HaShanah through Yom kippur. Above: A street closed in Williamsburg, NY
 

Posted on: September 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

‘What’s good for the Jews is good for the Muslims,” says a French Islamic website citing the closure of a city street for Jews through the High Holidays. It demands the same for Muslim street prayers.

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A Jerusalem Haredi neighborhood during a municipal strike. Despite the incumbent mayor's best intentions, Jerusalem under his rule is not clean, traffic is a nightmare, taxes are among the highest in the country and essential services leave much to be desired.
 

Posted on: September 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Moshe Leon didn't really know he was going to run for mayor of Jerusalem until the last minute.

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Posted on: September 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Plans for a memorial in Munich to 11 Israelis and a German police officer murdered at the 1972 Summer Olympics there were unveiled on Wednesday, the eve of Rosh HaShanah, at the Bavarian Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs. The planned hall of remembrance is slated to be built near the site that housed the […]

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But why would The Drudge Report make a leftist hack's claim, with an obvious antisemitic tone, his main headline for hours?
 

Posted on: September 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Nation says Obama is fighting opposition in Congress to his Syrian war by waving the Iran-nukes flag, using heavy support from AIPAC.

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The stratigraphy of the Slaves' Hill, resulting from 150 years of copper production peaking in the 10th century BCE
 

Posted on: September 8th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The Timna Valley copper mines in southern Israel are considered to date back to ancient Egypt, but Tel Aviv University archaeologists now reveal they actually are from the period of King Solomon.

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Posted on: September 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

There has been another improvement in the medical condition of Rav Ovadia Yosef, who is still in the ICU at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. Rav Yosef spent Rosh Hashanah and Shabbat in prayers, accompanied by family members. Doctors will conduct a complete evaluation of his condition on Sunday, to weigh his discharge. He has […]

Israel's "second city" is a lot more like New York than Jerusalem on Saturday morning. In fact, this image is from the website shabatopen.co.il, specializing in informing users about where to dine and shop on Shabbat.
 

Posted on: September 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Supreme Court: "The only thing being damaged is the rule of law."

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Posted on: September 4th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Judicial officials in Germany have investigated 49 former Nazi guards at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp and said 30 of them should be prosecuted, while nine others have since died Another seven of the former guards are living outside of the country. Some of the guards are reportedly as old as 97. The justice agency in […]

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Young Israeli boy dip apple in honey in tradition with the Rosh HaShanah New Year holiday
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Apples area mainstay of Rosh HaShanah, when Jews dip them in honey and bless it as sign of a sweet year, which this year should be very sweet if 15,000 tons apples can do the trick.

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Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

More Jews give to non-Jewish causes than Jewish causes, and Jews overall are more generous givers than non-Jews, according to a new survey called Connected to Give. It found that 76 percent of American Jews reported a charitable contribution in 2012, compared to 63 percent among non-Jewish Americans. The median annual giving rate among Jews […]

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Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The New York Police Department several years investigated Kahane Chai, a militant Jewish group, for threats against Rabbi Shmuley Boteach but never told him, according to internal NYPD documents obtained by the Tablet website. The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) asked the NYPD’s intelligence division to monitor the group in the late 2000s after anti-Boteach […]

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Jewish Home MK Yonatan "Yoni" Chetboun sees no future for his party's alliance with Yesh Atid.
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The interview is an open announcement of an idea that has been in discussion within Jewish Home for some time now.

The WOW group pray at the Kotel, but Jordan objects.
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Women of the Wall was so focused on Haredim that the girls forgot to ask Jordan for permission to pray in their own minyan. Now maybe the WoW will wake up to reality and pray on the Temple Mount.

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Population
 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

On the eve of Rosh Hashana 5774, the population of the State of Israel stands at 8.081 million people.

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