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NBN Shavuot
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Nefesh B’Nefesh organized a special celebration yesterday in Ein Yael, Jerusalem for new Olim to better prepare them for their first Shavuot in Israel.

Former Premier Ahmed Shafiq is considered the establishment's candidate, but many fear chaos if he wins.
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

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Retired general turned security analyst and Junta spokesman Sameh Seif Al-Yazal told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that rumors about an Israeli military intervention in Egypt are "misguided," because it was "not in Israel’s interest to fight Egypt at the present time, as the situation remained tense with its other neighbors."

 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

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A leader of Yemen’s Jewish community was stabbed to death at a market in the capital of Sana’a. The victim, identified in media reports as Harun Yusuf or Aaron Joseph Zindani, 50, reportedly was stabbed in the neck and in the stomach. He died Tuesday. His Muslim assailant accused him of casting a spell on […]

 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

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The Israeli band Izabo failed to advance to the Eurovision Song Competition final Tuesday night. Izabo performed the song “Time” on Tuesday in the first semifinal of the competition, held this year in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Israeli Broadcasting Authority had unilaterally selected the band in February to represent Israel in the competition. It marked the […]

The Bearer of Sheaves will Come Rejoicing
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Students of the Bonyan yeshiva harvest wheat with a hand sickle in a field near Latrun, Israel. They will store the wheat for almost a year, to be used for matzoh baking before next Passover.

Newlywed couple Harel and Talya David under the Chupa in Karnei Shomron in Judea and Samaria. The new "Tzohar Law" will empower couples to seek officiating by non-Haredi rabbis.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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The new law will end the obligation of Jewish couples to be wedded only by the rabbi of their locale, permitting them to choose any recognized Orthodox rabbi in the country to perform their marriage.

 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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A young Jewish lay leader was murdered in Moscow over the weekend after attempting to stop a brawl between two rival, non-Jewish gangs. According to a statement from the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, Yaakov Manasharshivili, 26, encountered the melee on Friday. When he tried to intervene, he was shot at point-blank range. Moscow […]

Border Guard arresting a Ramat Migron resident last week.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

On Monday an indictment was filed against two youths from the Ramat Migron outpost charged with assaulting a policeman. The two were arrested just before Shabbat last week, after, according to police, they refused to leave the outpost despite a closed military zone order effective on the site. According to police they violently resisted their removal from the site.

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano (L.) met with with Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (R.) on Sunday.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Tomorrow, Wednesday, will see the start of new talks, in Baghdad, intended to persuade Iran's government to halt the enrichment of uranium, and also allow international inspectors complete access to its facilities. Ideally, President Obama would have liked to manage the progress of these talks, but both Republicans and Democrats don't completely trust the executive branch to do the right thing on Iran.

Lauren Odes with her celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred at Monday's press conference.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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The owners of Native Intimates are Orthodox Jews. That by itself is not exactly shocking, since Jews of all stripes have been running New York's garment industry since the early 20th century. What's unique about this particular outfit is their poor choice in letting go a female temp at their warehouse because she looked and dressed too provocatively for the workplace.

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Best Friends
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

As the sun sets on an IDF soldier in the Oketz canine special forces unit and his loyal companion, Herman. Oketz was founded in 1939 as part of Haganah. Each dog is trained in a particular specialty. Attack dogs are trained to operate in both urban and rural areas. Other dogs are trained to track […]

 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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Orthodox conversions in Israel are down by 31 percent over the past two years, according to a new report. “Both demographic changes and bureaucratic hurdles have contributed to this change,” said Rabbi Seth Farber, director of ITIM: Resources and Advocacy for Jewish Life. The ITIM study, released on the eve of Shavuot, the holiday in […]

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Border Guards marching into Ramat Migron in an attempt to stop a wedding.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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A force of at least 120 Border Guard police in more than 15 vehicles arrived on Monday night at the outpost of Ramat Migron, near the village of Migron in Judea and Samaria, barging into an area where a wedding of two local residents was to being prepared, and presented local residents with an order declaring the place a closed military zone.

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Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Cyprus
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

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Anatolia News Agency cited a Cypriot official as saying that Netanyahu offered to build a gas terminal for Cyprus on condition that all 10,000 construction workers be Israeli citizens and that 20,000 Israeli "commandos" be deployed to protect the workers and the terminal.

Arab terrorists at the traffic circle in Ras al-Amoud May 2011
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A Jerusalem Day attack on a family of Jews driving near the community of Maale HaZeitim in the Arab Ras al Amoud neighborhood has increased tension between Jews and Muslims in the region, amid intensified demands from Jewish residents that Jerusalem police forces crack down on threats to security.

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Posted on: May 21st, 2012

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Frequent travelers to the US from Israel – and vice versa - will soon have a smoother time making the landing, thanks to Israel’s entry into the US Global Entry Program.

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday urged Israeli leaders to surrender large swaths of Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority if they want peace. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat disagree.

Sunday night's Asifa at Citi Field, Queens. Organizers attempted to keep that which is good about technology and throw away the rest.
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

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The Asifa was a sober and responsible approach to a real problem, and I was impressed by the quickness with which the organizers responded to the potential pitfalls of being portrayed as Luddites, which does not befit a nation of scholars and questioners.

 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

A former Libyan intelligence officer sentenced to life in prison for his role in bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, has died in a Libyan prison. He was 60.

Mincha prayer at Citi Field during the Asifa.
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

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More than 50,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men packed Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, on Sunday, for the Asifa, a gathering decrying the dangers of the Internet. Organizers have also rented the nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium for the overflow crowd. Event spokesman Eytan Kobre said the group wants to teach families how to use technology responsibly.

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