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Posted on: June 7th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

A new report shows that 20 percent of Jewish households in the New York metropolitan area are poor, a figure only marginally lower than the rate in the general population. The report released Thursday by UJA-Federation of New York found more than 560,000 people living in 200,000 poor or near-poor Jewish households, a figure that […]

Samantha Power really cares about Israel, says Ambassador Michael Oren.
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Prof. Alan Dershowitz is a liberal intellectual Jew who supports Power. He pretty much described her this way: she has a loose mouth, she's said things she shouldn't have, she will need to learn to be a diplomat, but she will be the voice of the Obama administration at the United Nations. And by the way, her being perceived as anti-Israel is really kinda good for the Jews, right?

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Love Cats
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

This is a Chinese tiger from the Ramat Gan Safari. I can just picture him prowling restlessly in our living room in Netanya, waiting for his lunch. How beautiful he would look on our big couch. Just a gorgeous cat, shaking his majestic tail vigorously. I just can’t picture the rest of us in this […]

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

“We must ensure that this seat is filled by someone with the same passion and commitment to those critical issues.”

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At Jewish Forum Weiner Not the Comeback Kid
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Weiner pleased the crowd, using continuously Hebrew and Yiddish phrases – such as Mikva, Kishkas and Eretz Yisroel.

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A member of Women of the Wall holds a Torah scroll outside a police station in Jerusalem earlier this year.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Women of the Wall plan their monthly Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kotel the second day of the month, with a Torah scroll. It’s okay to make up rules as they go along, so long as the Orthodox don’t make the rules.

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Super Bowl 2013 ad that upset Pepsi and Coke: 
'With SodaStream, we could have saved 500 million bottles on Game Day alone.'
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

If you can’t beat’em, join’em. PepsiCo is reportedly bidding $2 billion buy out the Israeli SodaStream firm. A buyout could jeopardize the factory in Maaleh Adumim because of the boycott movement.

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The Norwegian daily Dagbladet not only defends its blood libel caricature of circumcision, it also equates the angry Jewish response as being like Muslim violence in response to anti-Mohammed cartoons.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Oslo daily that published a blood libel caricature of circumcision now pours salt on Jewish wounds, stating that the angry reaction of Jews is just like the Muslim riots to cartoons mocking Mohammed.

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Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem said Tuesday that it will not allow Jerusalem to use church property in the Old City for a festival because of alleged police action against Christians, according to WAFA, the official website of the Palestinian Authority. Patriarch Theophilos III add that the festival “does not reflect in any way […]

 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Empire Kosher Poultry was fined $99,000 by Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection for repeat violations dating back to 2008. The infractions at America’s largest kosher poultry producer, which has its plant in Mifflintown, Pa., included chemical spills, discharge of untreated industrial wastewater into the nearby Juniata River, improper storage of solid waste and a lack […]

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Construction continues in East Jerusalem, which seems to upset the EU. But estimates in Israel are that Abbas is far from ready to complete the peace process.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

But Israeli's clandestine security chief says Abbas has no interest in a final peace agreement.

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Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Armed robbers reportedly “dressed like Haredim” ripped off a Jewish jeweler in France before releasing toxic gas in the air. Four men approached the jeweler near his Marseille shop on Wednesday morning, the news site La Depeche reported. Two of them were “dressed like haredis,” according to the French news agency AFP. Two wore masks, […]

A suspect was picked up in B'nei B'rak on Wednesday.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

In 1995, “everyone” knew settlers murdered Rabin. The “settler” Yigal Amir was from the Haifa area. Four years ago, gays accused Haredi gay-haters for killing three homosexuals. Now police say, “Not so.”

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quneitra
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

The Syrian side of the border crossing near the Syrian town of Quneitra has been captured by the rebels after heavy fighting Thursday. Quneitra is the only border crossing between Israel and Syria, and this is the first time it has been captured by the rebels since the fighting began in early 2011. The IDF […]

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The deadly Burgas airport bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists, July 18, 2012, was done by agents of Hezbollah. Five Israelis and one Bulgarian national were killed in the blast.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

What happened? A new government happened.

SodaStream is an Israeli carbonated water system whose economic success remains impressively strong despite anti-Israel BDSM efforts
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

SodaStream is another Israeli miracle, so is that why the anti-Israel folks are so angry? Yes, but also it must really bug them that so many Arab Palestinians work in SodaStream factories, ignoring the haters' boycott demands.

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Good Morning!
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Three hens and a rooster at dusk in a Bedouin camp in the Jordan Valley, near Umm Qais. I want one!

Noah's Ark is under construction again after several thousand years, but this time, it may not be completed.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & Views

What more fitting place for a replica of Noah’s Ark than the Kentucky city of Hebron? But it might take a modern miracle for the Bible thumping project to be completed. God has not granted the money.

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A Turkish expert in forensic medicine says patients she has treated for 'tear gas' show signs of having been exposed to the chemical agent CR gas
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Turkey is burning. Nine days of riots. Three dead. Erdogan’s police arrest society’s enemy – Twitters. Now, a Turkish doctor charges police are using Condoleezza Rice gas, a chemical agent.

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Two Jewish whiskey lovers at the 'Whiskey Jewbilee'
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

L’Chaim. Observing the Jewish Sabbath is secondary when it comes to saving a person’s life or performing a circumcision. But what happens a whiskey festival occurs on Shabbat? Hold a Whiskey Jewbilee.

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