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Not So Kosher Shemittah L’Mehadrin

October 24, 2014 - 3:42 PM
 
US Bans Embassy Personnel from Part of Jerusalem Light Rail Route

October 24, 2014 - 1:00 PM
 
Two Israeli Women Killed in Nepal Bus Crash

October 24, 2014 - 12:05 PM
 
Women of the Wall Smuggle Tiny Torah Scroll to Western Wall

October 24, 2014 - 11:10 AM
 
New York Doctor Infected with Ebola [video]

October 24, 2014 - 9:46 AM
 
Tearful Message from Baby Terror Victim’s Grandfather

October 24, 2014 - 9:35 AM
 
Romney and Joe Lieberman to Address Israel-Americans in Washington

October 24, 2014 - 8:59 AM
 
Arab Rioters Attack Jewish-owned Buildings in Old City [video]

October 24, 2014 - 6:17 AM
 
J Street U Blames Jews for Terrorist’s Murderous Rampage

October 24, 2014 - 1:25 AM
 
Boko Haram Kidnaps Another 25 Nigerian Girls

October 24, 2014 - 1:03 AM
 
New York City Hospital Testing Patient for Ebola Virus

October 23, 2014 - 11:46 PM
 
Arabs Continue Terror with Rock Attacks in Jerusalem

October 23, 2014 - 8:05 PM
 
Netanyahu Convenes Top Brass in Jerusalem Over Terror Attack

October 23, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
News for Israel: Boeing Sells Data, Drawings to Iran

October 23, 2014 - 6:22 PM
 
US-led Coalition Destroys Syrian Oil Wells

October 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM
 
Suspected Ebola Patient Quarantined in Lebanon

October 23, 2014 - 5:19 PM
 
Convicted Terrorists Still Have Drivers’ Licenses, But . . .

October 23, 2014 - 4:42 PM
 
Terror: US Pledges Support for Canada but Tells Israel to Stay Calm

October 23, 2014 - 2:50 PM
 
The Shabbos Project: Jews Worldwide Keeping This Shabbos Together

October 23, 2014 - 2:45 PM
 
Israel Railways Going ‘Electric’

October 23, 2014 - 1:36 PM
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Obama-Romney-082412
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

WASHINGTON – The same key words and themes will bounce around Jewish events at next week’s Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., and at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., the week after that: “pro-Israel,” “marriage,” “Jewish vote” and “abortion.”

Traffic control sign being tested at the exit of the Mt. Carmel tunnel. Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav thinks of using the tunnels as bomb shelters.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

"No one so far has been able to tell me how much oxygen would be required for, say, 30 or 40 thousand people."

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The visiting Polish Jews at the Kotel on Monday.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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25 young Polish Jews, many of whom have only recently discovered their Jewish roots, arrived in Israel on Monday for a special seminar organized by Shavei Israel, an organization that aims to strengthen the connection between descendants of Jews and the State of Israel & the Jewish people. The participants, between the ages of 18-35, most of whom were raised Catholic, came from cities like Krakow, Katowice, Warsaw, Przemysl and Gdansk. For many it marks their first time visiting Israel.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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More than 600 rabbis have joined a campaign initiative called Rabbis for Obama. The rabbis represent themselves and not individual synagogues or organizations, according to the news release. The names of all the rabbis can be found on the website barackobama.com/rabbis. Most of the rabbis are Reform or Conservative, although a handful are Orthodox. Obama […]

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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U.S. authorities announced the seizure of $150 million allegedly linked to a money-laundering scheme by the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah. The Lebanese Canadian Bank and other unidentified institutions sent nearly $330 million to the United States between 2007 and 2011 to finance the purchase of used cars that were shipped to West Africa, according to […]

Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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A rabbi in Bavaria, Germany, has been slapped with criminal charges of committing bodily harm, in the first known case to arise from an anti-circumcision ruling.

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Captain Picard Visiting our Planet
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

British actor Patrick Stewart, aka Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the finest captain of the Starship Enterprise ever, is seen here on a movie set on Jaffa Street in the center of Jerusalem. According to JTA, Stewart is playing a disgraced, eccentric British lord in a heist comedy titled “Hunting Elephants,” in which three Israeli senior citizens […]

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Palm Beach, Florida
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

If you are already bored with the US presidential campaign rhetoric, do we have a debate for you!

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Former Shas minister Shlomo Benizri kissing the hand of Shas siritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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The final say on whether or not Israel will go it alone against Iran's nuclear facilities depends on the two architects of that plan, and on the IAF which will carry it out. It will also depend on the Obama Administration and on whether or not the Saudis and the Gulf states will give their tacit approval. But that same decision will also depend on the approval of a 92-year-old Sefardi Rabbi from Jerusalem, whose thumbs-up or down could kill the plan or give it life.

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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Boteach: "I treasure the Adelsons’ support. They have been dear friends for a long time and were among the earliest backers of my campaign. Not only are they heroes in the Jewish community for their mega-philanthropy, but they are among the most generous and sophisticated political donors in the country...This donation is a game changer.”

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Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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Criminal assault charges have been filed against the rabbi of the Jewish community in oberfränkischen Hof, Rabbi David Goldberg, for circumcision for religious reasons. Chief prosecutor Gerhard Schmitt confirmed that the complaint was filed by a doctor from Hessen, which is under the jurisdiction of the Cologne Regional Court, which decided a while ago that […]

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Scientology Center, Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The new, renovated Scientology Center opened in Tel Aviv. IDF Radio interviewed a man who said his family fell apart when his wife joined the Church of Scientology.

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israel embassy ireland
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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The online Irish website, TheJournal, reports that the Israeli embassy in Dublin was evacuated early Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious package was discovered. An army bomb disposal team was sent to the site.   Source:  http://www.thejournal.ie/suspicious-package-israeli-embassy-dublin-566588-Aug2012/ Hattip: Challah Hu Achbar

International participants from New Zealand and El Salvador at an Israel coffee shop in Jerusalem with StandWithUS Israel director, Michael Dickson.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Hailing from India, El Salvador, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Africa, the participants, ranging from their early 20s to 30s, with a background in entrepreneurial work, were part of an international conference called S.E.E. Israel. Organized by Jerusalem’s Hebrew University students as part of a StandWithUs public diplomacy training program, the conference connected the international visitors with young Israeli social innovators, enterprises and organizations.

Chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

The Taliban fired rockets into the American Bagram Air Field outside Kabul in Afghanistan Monday night, damaging the plane serving the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. The general was out on a visit at the time of the hit, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said on Tuesday. Two maintenance workers were lightly harmed by shrapnel from the two rockets, coalition spokesman Jamie Graybeal said.

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Tank in the Sinai Peninsula
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

After Egypt has dispatched tanks into the northern Sinai area over the past few weeks, as part of its attempt to combat Islamist terror cells in the peninsula, the Prime Minister’s office has decided that this must stop. Using the White House, Netanyahu sent a sharp message to Cairo to withdraw the tanks immediately.

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Yasser Borhami, co-founder of the Salafist Nour Party, believes Jews and Christians are "infidels."
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Here's a story about pots rebuking kettles over the issue of blackness: Al Ahram reported on Monday that the extremist Salafist Nour Party will be sending a delegation to the Sinai Peninsula to "raise religious awareness and combat extremism." Among those going are the Salafist Calling movement’s head Yasser Borhami and its spokesperson Abdel-Moneim El-Shahat, both of whom have made a number of controversial statements in the past.

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Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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The College of Charleston received $2 million to be split between Jewish life on campus and full tuition scholarships for the children of clergy and religious educators. The Samuel R. and Regina K. Shapiro Endowment Scholarship was announced Monday with an initial $1 million pledge dedicated to a four-year scholarship program for the children of […]

 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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A Jewish mother from France locked in a custody battle with a Saudi prince fell to her death from an apartment window in Paris. Candice Cohen-Ahnine died last week, less than a month before she was to see her 11-year-old daughter for the first time in four years. It is unclear whether Cohen-Ahnine’s death was […]

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Elul in Kibbutz Chafetz Chayim, 1960
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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Elul is in the air. Saying Psalm 27 every morning (and afternoon – or evening, for Litvaks) brings on that sense of a new beginning waiting right around the corner. One thing I ask from God, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of God all the days of my […]

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