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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Youngest Holocaust Survivor from Schindler’s List Tells her Story

April 24, 2014 - 6:08 PM
 
Brave Israel Police Stand Guard at Empty Yeshiva to Stop Violence

April 24, 2014 - 5:21 PM
 
Gaza Terrorists Firing at Southern Israel, Again

April 24, 2014 - 2:10 PM
 
ADL Warns Missionary Group is Using Holocaust – Again – to Lure Jews

April 24, 2014 - 1:51 PM
 
Russia Accuses West of Starting Ukraine Crisis

April 24, 2014 - 1:16 PM
 
Tunisia Leader Facing Flack Over Jewish Pilgrimage to El Ghriba

April 24, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
European Jews Ask EU Not to Recognize PA Unity Gov’t

April 24, 2014 - 11:09 AM
 
America Joins Israel in Canceling Talks with PA

April 24, 2014 - 10:10 AM
 
J Street Seeking a Seat at the Conference

April 24, 2014 - 9:33 AM
 
Terrorists Greet Hamas-Fatah Unity with Rocket Attacks on Israel

April 23, 2014 - 11:12 PM
 
Jerusalem Woman Injured in Stone Throwing

April 23, 2014 - 10:50 PM
 
Jeb Bush Considering the White House

April 23, 2014 - 10:36 PM
 
Arabs Going Wild in Jerusalem

April 23, 2014 - 10:17 PM
 
Egypt Receives $700 Million in Oil Aid – Monthly

April 23, 2014 - 10:13 PM
 
Kerry’s Talks Achieve Peace Between Hamas and Fatah

April 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
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Left to Right: Catherine Flory-Millepied, her son, Benjamin Millepied, and her Jewish daughter-in-law, Natalie Portman.
 

Anatomy of a Jewish Wedding with Natalie Portman and a French Guy

Posted on: August 6th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

When JTA reports on a Jewish wedding with one of the participants probably not a Jew, shouldn't that merit a comment?

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Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz toured the Kerem Shalom area early Monday morning
 

IDF Chief: ‘We Prevented a Large-Scale Disaster’

Posted on: August 6th, 2012

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“Even before investigations of the attack are complete, I estimate we prevented a large-scale disaster, an extremely complex attack by terrorists operating between Sinai and the Gaza Strip," said Lt. Gen. Gantz.

 

Rabbi Drowns During Ritual Dipping in the Ocean in Wales

Posted on: August 6th, 2012

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Stamford Hill, London-based Orthodox Rabbi Dov Berish Englander, 47, on holiday at the scenic seaside town of Aberystwyth in West Wales, "got into difficulties" while performing a full body ritual immersion.

Baptism
 

British Judge Permits 10 Year-Old Jewish Girl to Convert to Christianity

Posted on: August 6th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The Decision comes after the girl's mother applied for a court order in November 2011 to prevent her ex-husband from having the girl baptized.

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Watch: Curiosity Land on Mars (8:30 AM Israel Time)

Posted on: August 6th, 2012

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UPDATE: The Curiosity has landed on Mars. Watch NASA TV, as the Curiosity Rover lands on Mars. The landing is expected to happen on Monday at 8:30 AM Israel Time. Live Video streaming by Ustream For more information on the Mission: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/

 

Australian Sprinter Steven Solomon Advances to 400-Meter Finals

Posted on: August 6th, 2012

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Australian sprinter Steven Solomon qualified for the Olympic finals in the 400 meters. Solomon, 19, finished third in his heat on Sunday in London, but his personal-best time of 44.97 was good enough to advance to Monday’s final. He was seventh among the eight qualifiers. A day earlier, Solomon, in his Olympics debut, won his […]

Balabasta Nutty Summer Festival
 

Balabasta Nutty Summer Festival

Posted on: August 6th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Just in time for its 100th birthday, the ever-evolving Machane Yehuda market has transformed itself once again, this time into one of Jerusalem’s hottest summer cultural venues. On Monday nights throughout August, the shuk hosts “Balabasta” (literally, “come to the shop-stall”), a centennial carnival of sorts, complete with street performances, a collaborative wall-of-origami project, live […]

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Egpytian Vehicle Blown Up
 

Terrorists Kill 15 Egyptian Soldiers, Launch Rockets on Israel, Attempt to Infiltrate Border After Targeted Killing – Regional Activist Says it is “No Surprise”

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

A serious attempt by Gaza terrorists to breach the Israeli border, and the launch of dozens of rockets and mortar shells on the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on Sunday evening, has led to exchanges of fire on the Israeli border, the slaughter of 15 Egyptian soldiers by Gaza terrorists, and warnings to residents of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom to remain in shelters and lock their doors for safety reasons. Despite fear and concerns for security, a long-time activist for the western Negev region said the attacks come as “no surprise” to residents of the region.

Perry Farell, creator of Lollapalooza
 

International Lollapalooza to Rock Tel Aviv Next Summer

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The festival's founder, Perry Farrell of the alternative rock band, Jane’s Addiction, conceived the idea in 1991 and subsequently held several Lollapalooza tours across the US. Farrell revealed on Saturday that the franchise would perform in Israel from August 20-22 in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park.

Matan Siyum HaShas
 

Women Celebrate Completing Daf Yomi Cycle, Asking ‘Why Not?’

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

On August 1, the biggest Jewish American event ever took place – the completion of the daily learning of the entire Gemara, which happens once every 7 and a half years, known as Siyum HaShas – filling of 90,000 seats at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. However, a significantly smaller, but just as intriguing group celebrated the event in skirts, scarves and a spirit of sisterhood in Jerusalem.

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Sen. Malcolm Smith at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan.
 

African American May Run for NY Mayor as Fusion Candidate of Orthodox Jews, Evangelicals

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

The NY Post's Michael Benjamin, himself a former Democratic assemblyman, reported that NY State Senator Malcolm Smith from Queens, a Democrat, is planning to be the city's 109th mayor, come 2013, running on the Republican ticket. He also suggested that Smith’s trial balloon had rattled some GOP leaders, who are attempting to nip it in the bud. Democrats are saying Smith is just a stalking horse for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, meant to sway black votes from former city Comptroller Bill Thompson.

Only 5,000 Showed Up, One Caped
 

Only 5,000 Showed Up, One Caped

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A mass rally that was supposed to combine Social justice activists with the ‘Suckers Camp’ proved once again that there’s such a thing as too many rallies. Last night the Tel Aviv square looked very sparsely populated, despite organizers’ promises/hopes. But whether or not this spells the end of this wave of rallies – the […]

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Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives the report confirming the legality of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria from Justice Edmond Levi. July 9, 2012.
 

US Jewish Leaders to Netanyahu: Embrace Levy Recommendations, Legalize Outposts

Posted on: August 4th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

More than sixty-five American Jewish leaders urged Netanyahu to adopt Levy's findings that the “settlements” in Judea and Samaria are legal.

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (L) sits next to Saeb Erekat, head of the PLO negotiation team with Israel.
 

Palestinians Plan to Outmaneuver Israel, the US, in Next Bid for UN Statehood

Posted on: August 4th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The Palestinian Authority will likely bid in September to become a UN “non-member observer state.” A document prepared by the PLO’s negotiations support unit, says both Israel and the U.S. have an arsenal of punitive measures at their disposal. It says the U.S. could close the PLO mission in Washington, suspend aid to the Palestinians or withhold contributions to any UN agency the Palestinians try to join. The Arab League last month gave Abbas its backing for a new General Assembly bid, but did not specifically recommend its timing.

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Jacques Rogge, head of the IOC for more than a decade, will likely have a cleansing experience facing angry Jews Monday.
 

Some Wear and Tear Expected as Olympics Committee Chief Steps into a Jewish Lion’s Den Monday

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

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president Jacques Rogge will address a planned ceremony by the Olympic Committee of Israel, the Israeli Embassy in London and cross-communal British group the Jewish Committee for the London Games on August 6. Ankie Spitzer, widow of slain Israeli fencing coach Andre Spitzer, is planning to give him a piece of her mind.

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Using Donkeys to Slaughter Sacred Cows?
 

Using Donkeys to Kill Sacred Cows?

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Some 5,000 people marched in Jerusalem’s “Gay Pride” parade on Thursday, upsetting many residents and contributing very little to the spirit of tolerance. While in Tel-Aviv the parade enjoys massive local support, the insistence on conducting it in the holiest city in the world regularly upsets even liberal minded religious Jews. Some Orthodox Jewish men […]

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Illinois State Police and emergency personnel prepare to remove a Megabus on Thursday that struck a concrete pillar on Interstate 55 just north of Litchfield, Ill.
 

Woman Says Tzedaka Dollar Saved her Life in Bus Crash

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Eliana Siegal says she believes she survived unharmed a bus crash yesterday, Thursday, on Interstate 55, because her father gave her a dollar to give to charity, a Jewish tradition that she said helped protect her en route. The 64-passenger bus she was sitting in blew a tire and skidded until it smashed into a concrete pillar of an overpass, resulting in many injuries and one death.

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French Swimmer Says Hebrew Tattoo Is a Tribute to Auschwitz Survivor

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

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French Olympic swimmer Fabien Gilot said the Hebrew tattoo on his left arm is a tribute to his late grandmother’s husband, a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz. Gilot, who is not Jewish, said the tattoo is dedicated to his family and honors Max Goldschmidt, who has been a large influence in the Olympic champion’s life. The […]

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90,000-plus Crowd in NJ Cheers Siyum HaShas

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Some 90,000 people packed MetLife Stadium to celebrate the completion of the page-a-day Talmud cycle in the largest-ever Siyum HaShas. The gathering Wednesday evening, which was simulcast to some 60 U.S. cities and more than 20 countries, marked the completion of the 7 1/2-year cycle it takes to complete the Talmud (known collectively as Shas) […]

Efraim Halevy, former head of the Mossad
 

Former Mossad Chief: ‘If I Were an Iranian, I Would Be Very Fearful of the Next 12 Weeks’

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Efraim Halevy, former head of the Mossad, made the statement to the New York Times on Thursday. Later in the day, he told Israel Army Radio that Iran's "math is off if they think they have open-ended immunity."

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