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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
 
Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Communities Over the Holiday

April 22, 2014 - 1:44 PM
 
Chief Rabbi of Nikolayev, Ukraine on Firebomb Attack

April 22, 2014 - 3:50 AM
 
Will Your Child be Born in ‘Israel’?

April 22, 2014 - 3:08 AM
 
All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

April 20, 2014 - 11:09 PM
 
Prayer Request from HaRav Aharon Bina

April 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM
 
Bennett to Abbas: Go Ahead, Make My Day

April 20, 2014 - 4:46 PM
 
Arab Riots Forced Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Family off Temple Mount

April 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM
 
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

April 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
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Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn with his wife, Anne Sinclair.
 

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Wife Sue Mag for Saying They Separated

Posted on: July 2nd, 2012

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Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is under investigation for links to a prostitution ring, and his wife, Anne Sinclair, say they're filing a lawsuit against the French magazine Closer after it posted a report online Thursday saying they've been living apart and planning a divorce.

Laurence Gavron
 

Jewish Filmmaker Running for Parliament in Senegal

Posted on: June 29th, 2012

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Laurence Gavron was born in France to a Jewish family. She's lived in Dakar, Senegal, for the past ten years, where she is a film director and a writer. And she's running for parliament, a white, Jewish woman in a black, African country. “If all the people who have said they will vote for me really do vote for me, then I shall certainly be elected," she said. We urge our readers in Senegal to get out early to vote this Sunday.

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Andy Statman no longer needs Klezmer music the way he used to.
 

Andy Statman: Klezmer Is Finished

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

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Andy Statman says the time of Klezmer has passed. Having just received the NEA National Heritage Fellowship in June for his work in bluegrass and Klezmer music, Statman admits Klezmer used to be his substitute for Jewish observance. Now that he is an Orthodox Jew, he no longer feels the need to play the music.

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Yossi Gestetner on the Jewish Channel.
 

GOP Chasidic PR Man Quits over Views on Israel, Reporting Abuse

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

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During a lengthy and heated interview with the Jewish Channel, Yossi Gestetner was quizzed about some of his past work for a tiny anti-Zionistic organization in Brooklyn. He also defended New Square arsonist Shaul Spitzer and was a spokesperson for a rally to benefit Nechemya Weberman, who is currently on trial for molestation.

Alice Walker says "the United States and Israel are great terrorist organizations."
 

Alice Walker Kills Hebrew ‘Color Purple’ Deal Citing ‘Apartheid’

Posted on: June 19th, 2012

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The author of “The Color Purple,” refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.” She added: "It is my hope that the non-violent BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement, of which I am part, will have enough of an impact on Israeli civilian society to change the situation."

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Rabbi Yeshayahu Rotter Z"L
 

Rabbi Rotter, 59, Owner and Editor of Rotter.net

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A scoop by nature is a "preliminary report." On the one hand, it has a huge impact, but on the other hand there's a risk that the report is partially or completely false. Anyone who reads a scoop on the Internet, knows it can be inaccurate or even not correct at all, and yet they all relate to scoop as news until it is refuted.

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Chaplin as "The Great Dictator"
 

Richard Belzer Fights PC Hordes over Nazi Salute

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

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"Law and Order SVU" star Richard Belzer is in hot water over what he insists was a comic homage to the late Charlie Chaplin and not, say, an expression of his fealty to the Nazi tradition.

Aliya Incubator's online banner.
 

Aliya Incubator Seeking Quality ‘Anglos’ to Join Startup nation

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

“AI intends to fund dozens of start-ups, bringing them on Aliya to build their dream," says David Goldberger, "starting at $500k per deal for the business launch.”

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David Arquette putting on tefillin at the Wailing Wall on Monday.
 

Hollywood Star David Arquette Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Wall

Posted on: June 11th, 2012

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American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer, and occasional professional wrestler David Arquette is in Israel to film a segment in the popular Travel Channel series "Mile High." On Monday he celebrated his bar mitzvah at the Wailing Wall.

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Despite its effort to erase Jewish ownership of the city, the virtual tour of "Jerusalem, Asia" begins with a view of Temple Mount from the Jewish cemetery on Mt. Olives.
 

Google’s ‘World Wonders’ Makes Jewish Jerusalem Vanish

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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In the "World Wonders Project" the "White City of Tel Aviv" is under the Israel category, but Jerusalem is presented as "Jerusalem, Asia," with no connection to Israel.

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Left to right: AJ Buckley, Omar Benson Miller, and Jonathan Togo.
 

In Pursuit of CSI:Tel-Aviv?

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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Four leading actors from the hit shows CSI:NY and CSI:Miami are touring Israel as guests of the Tourism Ministry. Jonathan Frederick Togo and Omar Benson Miller (stars of CSI: Miami) and Carmine Giovinazzo and AJ Buckley (stars of CSI: NY), will visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea and Masada and the Galilee.

QuizRevolution CEO Rich Brownstein made aliyah in 2003.
 

Quiz App, the Next Big Thing, Brainchild of US Olim Startup

Posted on: May 24th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

These days, the dream of Aliya often goes hand-in-hand with the dream of making it big in hi-tech. An increasing number of immigrants are entrepreneurs. A group of highly educated, creative and motivated brainiacs is at the core of what is now commonly referred to as “Start-up Nation.” The maker of a new quiz app is a new Israeli company, run by American olim, and vying to become the next big thing.

Mincha prayer at Citi Field during the Asifa.
 

At Least 50 Thousand Haredim Assemble to Decry Dangers of the Internet

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

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More than 50,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men packed Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, on Sunday, for the Asifa, a gathering decrying the dangers of the Internet. Organizers have also rented the nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium for the overflow crowd. Event spokesman Eytan Kobre said the group wants to teach families how to use technology responsibly.

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The Dimona nuclear reactor dome. Iran has been using Israel's reluctance to join the NPT to escape criticism of its own program.
 

Iran Campaign Targeting Israel as Global Nuclear Threat

Posted on: May 6th, 2012

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Press TV, Iran's television network, broadcasting in English round-the-clock, on Sunday published an interview with Mark Glenn, of The Crescent and Cross Solidarity movement, who said that Israel is the only regime that “has threatened to take the entire world down in a nuclear Armageddon in the instance that her precious experiments in Jewish self-rule in the Middle East ceases to materialize.”

Urban Outfitters venture into a better designed history.
 

Can We Make Auschwitz A Little More Stylish?

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

American clothing retailer Urban Outfitters is in hot water for selling a yellow T-shirt with a patch over the breast pocket that looks like a designer's idea of how to improve that old fashioned yellow Star of David that Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis. Make it blue, for one thing, yellow is soooo 1941.

Israeli Olympic athletes mourning the murdered weight lifting team and their trainer in Munich, September 5, 1972.
 

Petition for London Olympics Moment of Silence Honoring Munich Athletes Needs Your Signature

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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An online petition headlined "Tell the International Olympic Committee: 40 Years is Enough!" has garnered thousands of signatures. It is urging the Committee to honor at the Olympic Games this summer, the memory of 11 Israeli athletes who were murdered at the 1972 Olympics in Munich by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September.

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Tazpit News Agency launches recon unit
 

Tazpit News Agency Launches Tazpit Recon Unit

Posted on: April 24th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In order to provide a proper response to the extreme left wing and anti-Israel ambushes staged against the security forces in Judea and Samaria, Tazpit News Agency is establishing a team of photographers who will have a presence at all flashpoints in Israel.

Here's how it's done: a small patty with a ball of cheese at the center. Ha'retz traif Independence Day recipes are Hebrew speakers only…
 

Ha’aretz Independence Day Recipes Kosher in English, Traif Galore in Hebrew

Posted on: April 24th, 2012

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If you're an American Jew looking for an Independence Day recipe, Ha'aretz in English is a safe place for you. You'll find there a discussion of the perfect hamburger, as befits the national holiday of outdoors barbecuing. But click over to the same paper's Hebrew language website, and you'll discover an additional component, besides beef: goat cheese.

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Bob Simon with Bethlehem Christians in the shadow of the security wall. Much is said in his report about Arab inconvenience, much less about the 90% reduction in terrorism.
 

Video: A Well Crafted Piece of Propaganda Packed with Intentional Lies, Is It Sunday Already?

Posted on: April 24th, 2012

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Veteran 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon on Sunday presented "Christians of the Holy Land," a piece of complex, anti-Israeli propaganda that was clearly intended to cause Israel damage among US Christians. It throws unfair accusations at Israeli Jews—who are essentially blameless in the story of the vanishing Arab Christians—while ignoring the role of Muslims in pushing Christians out of Bethlehem.

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Meretz Chair MK Zahava Gal-On dropped the Y bomb on Army Radio.
 

Meretz Chief’s Anti-Semitic, Anti-Brooklyn Slur Gets Pass from Media, ‘Anglos’ Are Enraged

Posted on: April 20th, 2012

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Earlier this week, Meretz Chairperson MK Zahava Gal-On had a severe case of hoof and mouth disease when, while speaking to the Army Radio, she said it would be intolerable for Israel's future to be decided by a bunch of "Yehudonim from Brooklyn," or, if you will, the good, old Polish term "Zhidki." Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman's Anglo supporters told the Jewish Press Gal-On should apologize for the slur and for equating the right-wing coalition to the Nazis.

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