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Rabbi Riskin Permits Women to Read Ruth for Men in Orthodox Shul

6 Sivan 5773 – May 14, 2013
It appears that Rabbi Riskin's congregation is not easily offended.

Iran Looks To Make Syria Regional Bulwark Against Israel

The recent Israeli air strikes on Syria – which have neither been confirmed nor denied by Israeli officials – targeted weapons depots allegedly storing Iranian-made weapons intended for the Lebanese terrorist organization Hizbullah.

Jewish Groups Join Call for Ban on Religious Profiling

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Plague of Locusts Returns to Israel for Shavuot

Fundamentalists were working overtime before Passover to describe how just as in Biblical times, the Jews were spared from the plague. Now the locusts are working overtime, just in time for Shavuot.

Would Hawking Meet Paraplegic Arab Saved by Israel?

He could meet a three-year-old Arab toddler with no arms and no legs, named Mohammed al-Farra.

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New Budget Designed to Hurt Haredim, Tourists

That's a whole lot of achievements for the fresh finance minister.

IRS Chief Under the Congressional Spotlight on Friday

The IRS attempted to present its inappropriate conduct as being limited to a small number of organizations, targeted by using only a few key words, acted on by only a few low level IRS employees in a remote office, for a limited time, without the consent or even knowledge of higher level IRS officials. By Monday morning that cover had been entirely blown.

Jewish Camp Counselor Admits Sexual Abuse

Sheriff's officers handcuffed Kolko and took him to the County Jail.

Obama Golfs and Bibi Eats Ice Cream – How Much to Indulge Leaders?

Obama has been cited for expensive golf outings. Now it’s Netanyahu’s turn: $2,700 for ice cream and $125,000 for an airplane bed. Indulgence or the price of public office?

2nd Place Mayoral Candidates Snatch Away Key Quinn Endorsers

5 Sivan 5773 – May 13, 2013
The Village Independent Democrats have opted to back City Comptroller John Liu — the most liberal in the race.

Vienna Hosts First European Jewish Choral Festival

The Vienna Jewish Choir last weekend hosted the first European Jewish Choral Festival with a comprehensive repertoire of Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino songs, the...

Two Religious Girls Box-Kick Their Way to World Champions (video)

The IDF gets a new weapon next year. Meet Baltimore-born Nili Block and Mumbai convert Sarah Avraham, both of them religious and the new world champs in Thailand-style kick-boxing.

Fischer Cuts Interest Rate and Says Bank to Buy 2 Billion Dollars

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer announced on Monday a surprise cut the prime interest rate as part of his battle to fight the...

Hillary and Bill Clinton Give Weiner the Cold Shoulder

Anthony Weiner can forget about any support from Hillary and Bill Clinton if he decides to run for mayor of New York City, the...

Blue and White, All the Waze

Waze and Facebook have reached an impasse in their negotiations, but not over whether Facebook will buy Waze for 700 million dollars, or a...

Pope Beatifies 813 Italians Beheaded by Turks

On Sunday, in a packed St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis announced his first canonization of new saints, including 813 15th-century martyrs who were beheaded...

Trial of Accused American Front Leader Starts

The trial of Marcus Faella, 40, the alleged ringleader of the American Front, a white supremacist group that was training at a compound in...

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