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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
Hanukkah Miracle Brings ’770′ Stabbing Victim Home

December 19, 2014 - 6:07 AM
 
Road Terror Attack on Southern Israeli Bus

December 19, 2014 - 5:37 AM
 
UN General Assembly Votes to Refer N. Korea to ICC

December 19, 2014 - 4:40 AM
 
US Dept of Defense Trains Teachers in 3-D Printing

December 19, 2014 - 3:48 AM
 
Obama Negotiated with Cuba ‘Behind Everyone’s Back,’ Lawmakers Charge

December 18, 2014 - 11:15 PM
 
Harvard Will Investigate, But Will it Reverse SodaStream Boycott?

December 18, 2014 - 10:48 PM
 
Netanyahu ‘Will Not Allow’ PA’s UN Resolution to Endanger Israelis

December 18, 2014 - 7:33 PM
 
Unique 65-Foot Long Entrance Discovered at Herodian Hilltop Palace

December 18, 2014 - 3:32 PM
 
Sydney Chabad Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Canceled ‘Out of Respect’

December 18, 2014 - 2:31 PM
 
Israeli-Americans Stranded in Bus Strike

December 18, 2014 - 1:47 PM
 
Youth Arrested for Threatening Eli Yishai

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 PM
 
Putin Blames ‘Outside Factors’ for Falling Ruble

December 18, 2014 - 1:26 PM
 
Hamas Holds Live-Fire Training Hours after EU Takes It off Terror List

December 18, 2014 - 1:12 PM
 
Alan Gross Credits Jewish Efforts for His Release From Cuba [video]

December 18, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Moshe Feiglin Drops Out of Likud PM Race

December 18, 2014 - 11:06 AM
 
The Jewish Hipster Party

December 18, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Terror Threat Puts Kibosh on Sony’s NYC Film Release

December 18, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
Harvard Boycotts SodaStream (Despite Company’s Surrender)

December 18, 2014 - 2:16 AM
 
Israel’s FM Liberman Declines Swedish Meeting Request Over PA Recognition

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 AM
 
US Re-Defines ‘Unilateral’ to Justify PA Burying the Oslo Accords

December 17, 2014 - 10:16 PM
 
‘Freedom of Speech’ Under Abbas-led Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 8:01 PM
 
Alan Gross Freed From Cuban Jail

December 17, 2014 - 5:32 PM
 
Boy Arrested Trying to Recreate Chanukah on Temple Mount

December 17, 2014 - 3:45 PM
 
European Jewish Leaders: Court Decision on Hamas ‘Legitimizes Murder’

December 17, 2014 - 2:04 PM
 
Jeb Bush Uses Hanukkah And Christmas Greeting To Launch Presidential Bid

December 17, 2014 - 1:21 PM
 
Netanyahu Rejects EU Court’s ‘Technicality’ to Whitewash Hamas

December 17, 2014 - 1:15 PM
 
Fear and Loathing in the Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Haredi Israelis Get the Most Benefits and Are the Deepest in Debt

December 17, 2014 - 12:16 PM
 
EU Court ‘Temporarily’ Removes Hamas from List of Terrorist Groups

December 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Centuries before Hanukkah: Remains of 8,000-Year Old Olive Oil Found in Galilee

December 17, 2014 - 10:57 AM
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Shavuot Kids from Central Casting
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Kids from Kibbutz Gilad in northern Israel posing for a Shavuot a picture. If we went any cuter you’d start experiencing operating difficulties. Happy Shavuot, don’t stay up too late. If you do, may you have the best sleep-davening experience of a lifetime.

.Obama and Biden on White House putting green.
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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?

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Left wing Democrats say City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is too centrist to be Mayor.
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsLocal

The Village Independent Democrats have opted to back City Comptroller John Liu — the most liberal in the race.

 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Vienna Jewish Choir last weekend hosted the first European Jewish Choral Festival with a comprehensive repertoire of Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino songs, the European Jewish Press reported, Hundreds of Jewish and non-Jewish singers from 18 groups in Europe participated n the four-day event that drew approximately 1,500 spectators. The festival, under the patronage of […]

Nili Block wins gold medal in Thailand’s word championship kick-boxing competition.
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

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.

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Cash transactions may be severely limited by this time next year, if the Prime Minister's Office has its way.
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer announced on Monday a surprise cut the prime interest rate as part of his battle to fight the appreciation of the shekel and help the economy to keep growing. The financial markets responded with the shekel-dollar rate rising more than 1.5 percent to the level of 3.61 shekels to […]

 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Anthony Weiner can forget about any support from Hillary and Bill Clinton if he decides to run for mayor of New York City, the New York Post reported Monday. The main reason is Huma Abedin, Weiner’s Muslim wife who suffered disgrace shortly after their marriage when Weiner was caught using the Internet for online relationships […]

 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Waze and Facebook have reached an impasse in their negotiations, but not over whether Facebook will buy Waze for 700 million dollars, or a clean billion, but over Israel, according to the Israeli site Telecom News. Facebook wants to close down Waze’s Raanana office, and transfer some of the developers to the U.S. While the […]

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Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

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 for refusing to convert to Islam. The 813 “Martyrs of Otranto” were slain in the southern Italian city in 1480, for refusing the demands of the Turkish invaders to renounce Christianity. […]

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Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The trial of Marcus Faella, 40, the alleged ringleader of the American Front, a white supremacist group that was training at a compound in the rural area of St. Cloud, is set to begin on Monday at the Osceola County, FL, courthouse. The American Front is an antisemitic militia with paramilitary training. Its members have […]

Assemblyman Dov Hikind showing mayoral candidate Bill Thompson around Borough Park, Brooklyn.
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsLocal

Many have questioned Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson’s relatively low profile over the past few months.

Why NYC Cats Prefer Netanya
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Because you can get a better tan here. Lightening, a lovely NY born American Short Hair, is basking in the noon day sun. Since her arrival, in late 2011, she has put on weight, is keeping several crazy hours during which she runs around the apartment for no reason at all, terrorizing her brother, Sylvester, […]

Hamas members who are being honored by the Newseum as "journalists who died or were killed pursuing news," although they were pursued as terrorists and died during last fall's Operation Pillar of Defense.
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Hamas terrorists who worked for the Hamas-run and financed al-Aksa Television are being honored as "slain journalists" by the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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The international boycott has convinced Hawking to stay away from the Peres Conference, but PA leaders in the past have ignored the byoctt
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Israeli Presidential Conference that Stephen Hawking is boycotting because of the “occupation” of supposed Palestinian land has drawn in the past none other than several senior Palestinian Authority officials, including one who two weeks ago said he would like to drop a nuclear bomb in Israel. Thanks to a bit of Internet homework by […]

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Posted on: May 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Church of Scotland has called last week’s publication of a Church and Society Council report that denies Israel’s right to exist a “misunderstanding” and now says the Jewish state can remain as part of the world. The Jewish communities of Scotland were shocked by the report, and the local Council of Christians and Jews […]

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Posted on: May 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The opening of a music club and disco in a 19th century Jewish learning center in Krakow is sparking controversy. The club, called Mezcal, which is also a Mexican alcoholic beverage, opened Saturday night in the former Chewra Thilim Beit Midrash in the heart of Krakow’s Jewish district, Kazimierz. The rundown building, built in 1896, […]

Red Cross vehicle carries Palestinian Authority terrorists freed from Israeli jails.
 

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

The Red Cross, the folks who demand Israel allow jail visits by terrorists’ families but winked when Hamas held Shalit as hostage, honors Palestinian Authority “prisoners” – the ones who kill Jews.

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The headstone of Erik Weissman, one of three murdered in Waltham, MA on Sept. 11, 2011. Tamerlan Tsarnaev knew all three men.
 

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The truth won’t let the politically correct head stay buried in the sand. The Jewish Press report two weeks ago of an ugly link between the Boston bombers and an unsolved triple murder bears fruit.

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Spectacular colorful 1,500-year-old mosaic discovered on route of new  highway to be built north of Be'er Sheva
 

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The most unexpected benefits from extending Israel’s north-south superhighway has been a wealth of archaeological discoveries, the latest being a spectacular mosaic from the 4th-6th centuries.

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Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio with his family.
 

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

News & ViewsLocal

“If Bill de Blasio is the company he keeps, his mayoral campaign could be in serious trouble.”

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