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Yana Yoseph, 23, "Big Brother" finalist, April 2, 2012, following three and a half months of round the clock life in front of the camera. Israeli medical ethics report says the program would have been banned under the Helsinki Declaration.
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

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If we would examine several reality shows in the context of human experiments, it’s doubtful if it were permitted under the Helsinki Declaration."

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The Migron outpost in the West Bank was not evacuated as scheduled.

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Lily Hyde will leave the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home in Sydney on Wednesday morning for Tel Aviv, where she will be reunited with her family. She is believed to be the oldest Australian ever to immigrate to Israel.

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A Jewish student at Michigan State University said he was attacked at an off-campus party in what he is calling a hate crime.

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Edon Pinchot, a kipah-wearing Jewish day school student, will be performing in the semifinals of "America’s Got Talent."

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A silver menorah stolen from a rabbi’s Brooklyn home was returned. The 3-foot menorah belonging to Rabbi Yehezkel Zion was stolen last week from the family’s Borough Park home.

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Posted on: August 29th, 2012

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Gilad Shalit marked his first birthday since being freed from Hamas captivity.

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Republican senators plan to introduce a non-binding resolution pledging military, economic and diplomatic backing for Israel should it strike Iran.

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Adina Bar Shalom with her father, Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

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“Rav Ovadia Yosef is not what the newspapers make him out to be. Rav Ovadia uses his influence on the Israeli public and also on the Israeli government,” Rabbi Fruman told the Palestinian officials. Abbas addressed the Iranian threat against Israel, and, surprisingly, expressed his objection to permitting Iran to possess a nuclear bomb, thus dragging the entire region into great danger.

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Romney, Ryan, Rule
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

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Following a hard couple of years of campaigning—debating a man who makes pizza, a man who wants to cut off aid to Israel and a woman who receives her instructions directly from the Almighty—and after treading the dark, frozen fields of Iowa and the dark, frozen woods of New Hampshire, and after eating more roadside […]

Midnight Cowboy Jon Voight with RJC intern Barbara Efraim.
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

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Delegates to the Republican Convention have been pouring into Tampa for the last several days. The delegates have been pouring in, but thus far, despite predictions that Hurricane Isaac might bring with it heavy rain and driving winds, there has been 'nary a cloud in the sky. Lynne Kessler Lechter serves on the National Women's Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Lechter told The Jewish Press that on Saturday night she attended a dinner for Republican Jewish Coalition leadership at the home of Ambassador Mel and Betty Semble...

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Bar Ilan University president Professor Moshe Kaveh
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

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Monday night, Bar Ilan University president Professor Moshe Kaveh informed lawyers representing the committee of heads of Israeli universities that he is withdrawing Bar Ilan University from the petition to the Supreme Court to annul Ariel University's accreditation.

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NBN Retiree
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

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A group of 16 retiree couples ages 50 to 80 made Aliyah to Israel in mid-August on Nefesh B’Nefesh charter Aliyah flight that left out of JFK airport in New York. The retirees joined their children and grandchildren who had made Aliyah over the last decade.

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Photo: Former Bush Administration official Elliot Abrams
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

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“They do not think it’s possible. They do not think it’s in the cards. I think that is one of the reasons diplomacy has failed – and it has failed,” he said.

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Dr. Dieter Graumann, president of Germany's Central Council of Jews
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

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“We are concerned that Interior Minister Yishai didn’t think of becoming better informed about the details."

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara are worth just over $10 million.
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

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Following the minor storm that erupted on Monday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request to rearrange his portfolio which is in a blind trust—a request he eventually rescinded—Forbes Israel decided to dig into that portfolio, to find out how rich is Bibi. It turns out he's not crazy rich, and incidentally, close to half of the Netanyahus wealth is invested in their penthouse in the affluent neighborhood of Rechavia in downtown Jerusalem, and a villa in Caesaria.

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A Jewish civilian was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist near Ma’aleh Levonah. A group of residents from the town of Ma’aleh Levonah went down near the Arab village of Khan Luban to photograph and document the illegal land grab and construction that was occurring near their town. A group of Palestinians then attacked them with stones, axes […]

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Posted on: August 28th, 2012

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Judge Gershon of Haifa District Court ruled today that the death of Rachel Corrie was an accident. In a 62 page court document, the judge stated there was no fault in the military investigation which the Israeli military undertake immediately after Corrie's death. The Israel Defense Force has been cleared of responsibility.

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin of Chicago is set to succeed Rabbi Avi Weiss next year at the helm of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the Modern Orthodox rabbinical school founded by Weiss. Lopatin is the spiritual leader of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation, a high-profile Modern Orthodox synagogue in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago that counts Mayor Rahm […]

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Rabbi Meir Soloveichik is scheduled to deliver the opening invocation at the Republican National Convention. “It is an extraordinary privilege to deliver an invocation at a cherished ritual of American democracy,” said Soloveichik of the invocation, which he is scheduled to deliver on Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. Soloveichik is the director of the Straus Center […]

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