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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Moving out of the Ulpana
 

Last of 30 Ulpana Families Expelled, Hope Bibi Keeps Promise

Posted on: June 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Their hopes that Beit El will swell in growth did not ease the pain of parting from the homes they had cultivated on the same mountain upon which Jewish tradition states Jacob had a dream of angels ascending and descending a ladder – the mountain upon which the Jewish people earned the name Israel.

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Ranaja
 

Hamas: Mossad Killed Senior Damascus Leader

Posted on: June 28th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Hamas official Izzat Al-Rishiq announced on his Facebook page on Wednesday announced that one of its senior members, Kamal Hussein Ranaja, was assassinated at his home outside Damascus. The perpetrators? Israel’s Mossad.

 

Israeli Cherries Show up in Iranian Market

Posted on: June 28th, 2012

InDepthIran

The sweetness of Israel has seeped into the lives of unsuspecting Iranians, in the form of cherries grown in the Holy Land.

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Far-right politician Alexander Müller
 

Swiss Politician Wants ‘Kristallnacht for Mosques’

Posted on: June 28th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Alexander Müller has resigned from the Swiss People’s Party after a tweet sent from his account called for a repeat of the Night of the Broken Glass, this time targeting Muslims. His tweet read: “Maybe we need another Kristallnacht… this time for mosques.”

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Baltimore Jewish Youth Gets Three Years Probation for Assaulting Black Teen

Posted on: June 28th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Eliyahu Werdesheim will serve three years probation for assaulting a black teenager in Baltimore in 2010, when he was a member of an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch. Werdesheim, now 24, avoided jail time for the November 2010 beating of Corey Ausby, then 15, the Baltimore Sun reported. Werdesheim was member of the Shomrim watch group […]

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Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi R.) with Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
 

Iran VP Says Talmud to Blame for Drugs Trade

Posted on: June 28th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

Rahimi's remarks came at an international anti-drug conference in Tehran, attended by many foreign diplomats, and AFP says it was "a rare diatribe by an Iranian official targeting the Jewish faith, rather than the state of Israel."

Haredim Can Be Trained to Do Anything
 

Haredim Can Do Anything

Posted on: June 28th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Two Haredi men ride a camel on the Mount of Olives. The Knesset committee tasked with crafting an alternative to the Tal Law for haredi service in Israel is reportedly almost done drafting its proposal. According to the plan, Haredi men would perform two years of national or military service (in contrast to the three […]

Africa's Voices in Israel mission leader Michael Landau (fourth from left) and members of the African delegation of bank governors listen to a Volcani Institute of Agricultural Research expert in Beit Dagan, Israel.  David Katz/AVI
 

Reigniting Economic Cooperation Between Israel And Emerging Nations

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Shifting regional alliances, spurred by Europe's economic adversity and the spread of radical Islam across Africa, has created a window of opportunity for Israel to reengage with a host of emerging African nations.

Shas MK Eli Yishai speaking with Kadima MK Yochanan Plesner.
 

Haredi Draft Proposal Offers Few Sticks, Many Carrots

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The Plesner Committee, tasked with crafting an alternative to the Tal Law for haredi service in Israel, is reportedly drafting a proposal which would defer the enlistment of haredi men till age 22, offer financial incentives to yeshivot that have younger enlistment rates, and begin to levy economic sanctions on haredim who don't enlist by age 23.

A criminal investigation has been launched against Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, founder of the Temple Institute.
 

Rabbi Ariel Under Criminal Probe, ‘Banned Indefinitely’ from Temple Mount

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The 78 year old who took part in the liberation of Temple Mount in 1967 is banned from entering the holiest Jewish site by Israeli Police, who say he will face charges.

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Reform Congregations in Hungary Lose State Recognition

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The European Union for Progressive Judaism and Hungary’s two Reform congregations took their case against Hungary’s new law on religion to the European Court of Human Rights in The Hague. The two synagogues, Sim Shalom and Bet Orim, said in a statement that they had submitted an application Tuesday to the Court “concerning the violation […]

 

Screenwriter Nora Ephron, 71

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Great Jewish screenwriter Nora Ephron died on Tuesday at age 71. Alfred A. Knopf, her book publisher, said in a press release that Ephron died of leukemia. Her son, Jacob Bernstein, told the New York Times she had died of pneumonia brought on by her leukemia. Screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally (1989) and Sleepless […]

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Budapest Police Question Rabbi for Outing Goy Shul President

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A whistle-blowing Budapest rabbi was questioned by police for what has been described as misuse of sensitive private information stemming from a personal conflict within the Jewish community. Rabbi Zoltan Radnoti this week was finger-printed, photographed, and interrogated at a local police station. The investigation stems from a case last year, in which Radnoti revealed […]

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Charles Barron
 

Anti-Israel, ‘Amsterdam News’ Favorite, Charles Barron Loses Vote

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

It looks like someone went up to Charles Barron and slapped him. The former member of the City Council and the Black Panther party was handily defeated by Hakeem Jeffries for the newly redrawn 8th Congressional District. The new district is mainly African-American, with a significant percentage of Russian Jews and Hispanics. Jeffries won in a landslide with more than half the precincts reporting, taking 75 percent of the vote.

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Jewish summer camp
 

Seismic Zionism at Summer Camp

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsOn Campus

During their summer breaks away from lecture halls and libraries, many undergraduate students assume leadership roles as counselors and mentors to a younger generation in camps across the country. Camps across the Jewish spectrum feature programming, discussions and classes aimed at developing staff members into pro-Israel campus activists.

"Scraiest Elmo"
 

Video: Anti-Semitic Elmo Ejected from Central Park

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A man in an Elmo costume was ejected from Central Park and hospitalized after going on an anti-Semitic rant in the middle of the New York landmark. While the man’s name was not released because he was not arrested. Police said that Monday’s incident was not the first time he had been dressed as the […]

 

Both Pro-Israel African Americans Win NYC Primaries

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The NY Post reports that Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel overcame demographic changes in his district to win the Democratic nomination for what will be his 22nd term on Tuesday. With more than half the precincts reporting, Rangel was leading by double-digits. Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries beat City Councilmember Charles Barron, a fierce anti-Israel voice, in the […]

Police manhandling Orthodox man, no warrant presented
 

Police Won’t Show Arrest Warrant, Beat and Cuff Orthodox Man

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A couple in their late 40's were detained on Sunday after police conducted themselves violently and would not display an arrest warrant. They used fists instead.

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Scorched Mountain
 

Scorched Mountain

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Three major blazes, suspected of being the results of arson, raged on Tuesday in the Jerusalem mountain forest near Beit Zayit. According to reports, 30 firefighting teams from across Israel were rushed to the scene within half an hour of the initial report of the blaze. The response appeared well coordinated and effective. Fire and […]

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

Andy Statman: Klezmer Is Finished

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

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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