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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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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to visit Israel in July.
 

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to Visit Israel in July

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Davos Wednesday that she expects to visit Israel in July. Meeting at the 014 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, the Prime Minister told her that whereas major powers were once measured in terms of territory, today they are measured by the number of […]

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Palestinian Authority Terrorist Firebomb Bus in Samaria

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Palestinian Authority terrorists hurled two firebombs at an Israeli bus near Shchem Wednesday night, causing damage to the vehicle but no injuries to the passengers. Soldiers are combing the area for the attackers.  

Taglit-Birthright Israel trip participants with Prime Minister Netanyahu.
 

Birthright Expands Eligibility for Free Trips to Israel

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

The Taglit-Birthright Israel program has expanded eligibility for its free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26 to include teenagers who went on an educational trip to Israel during high school Birthright’s eligibility guidelines previously stated, “If you have been to Israel before but only with your family or on other personal […]

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Peres Demand for ‘Jewish State’ Recognition an Obstacle to Peace

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

President Shimon Peres has told diplomatic officials that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s demand that the Palestinian Authority recognize Israel as a “Jewish State” is “unnecessary” and is an obstacle to a peace pact, the Yisrael HaYom newspaper reported Wednesday. The “Jewish state” issue has been one of Netanyahu’s’ favorite ploys to make PA chairman Mahmoud […]

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Girls wear tefillin at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
 

Second Orthodox NY High School Allowing Girls to Don Tefillin

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

A second Modern Orthodox high school in New York has announced it will permit girls to wear tefillin during prayer. The Ramaz School in Manhattan said it will allow girls to wear tefillin during coed worship, going one step further than SAR High School, which drew a flurry of media coverage earlier this week for […]

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Yair Lapid, chairman of the Yesh Atid party, seen leaving his home on election day, January 22, 2013.
 

Polls Show No Chance for Obama to Wreck Netanyahu Coalition

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Two new polls show that Israel is marching rightward and that the nationalist and religious parties would even be stronger than in the current coalition if elections were held today, mostly at the expense of Yair Lapid The Likud Beitenu party, which reflects the merger of Likud and Yisrael Beitenu that still may be dissolved, […]

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French Jewish Leader Softens Stance on Quenelle Gesture

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The president of France’s main Jewish group has toned down his blanket condemnation of the quenelle gesture and said it is not necessarily anti-Semitic. Roger Cukierman of the CRIF umbrella group adjusted his position in a filmed interview published Tuesday on the website of the Le Figaro daily. Reacting to the decision that day by […]

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Thousands of Illegal African Infiltrators March on 12 Embassies

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Thousands of illegal Sudanese and Eritrean illegal infiltrators took their campaign to remain in Israel to 12 embassies in Tel Aviv Wednesday in a protest march. They accused Israel of not properly examining their claims they fled their native countries as refugees and not as people seeking a higher standard of living. Simultaneous protests are […]

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Netanyahu's office in Jerusalem. The staunchly pro-Israel Harper addressed the Knesset on Monday.
 

What Drives Canada’s Staunchly Pro-Israel Prime Minister?

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Since his election in 2006, the Conservative prime minister has been full-throated, unapologetic and seemingly indifferent to consequence in his support for Israel.

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‘PreOccupied Territory” Satirical News Site Launched

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

A new satirical new site called “PreOccupied Territory” features a Jewish and Israeli perspective on news around the world as seen by journalist David Swidler, who also is behind the blog “Mightier than the Pen.” His objective is to make the news more understandable through humor, something The Jewish Press does on a regular basis […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry
 

Kerry Intent On Issuing Israel-PA Memorandum Of Understanding

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

JERUSALEM – Despite Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s refusal to accept Israel as a Jewish state and no apparent movement on key issues such as settlement construction, Secretary of State Kerry seems determined to issue a memorandum of understanding at a summit meeting scheduled for next week with Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian leaders in Aqaba.

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Syrian Opposition Leader Compares Assad Regime with Nazis

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle East

Recently published photographs of people allegedly tortured by the regime of Syrian President Bassar al-Assad brought out the Nazi comparisons Wednesday by Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Jarba. Speaking to the Geneva II talks, he said, “The pictures of torture are unprecedented except in the Nazi camps during the Second World War.” The photos were provided […]

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Terrorists Iad Abu Sara, Ala Anam and  Rubin Abu Nijma  (left to right). Sara and Nijma are from Jerusalem and Anam is from Jenin.
 

Israel Arrests Jihad Cell that Planned Attack on US Embassy

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Al Qaeda operates in Judea and Samaria through the Internet in Gaza.

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Protesters and police clash in Kiev on Wednesday. The death toll is three, so far.
 

Three Dead in Kiev Protests (Video)

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

Police shot and killed two three protesters in violent clashes on Wednesday between stick-wielding demonstrators and security forces in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine. A third protester died after a fall. Prime Minister Mykola Azarov blamed the deaths on opposition leaders and claimed that the police did fire live bullets. The violence escalated after […]

Site of 1,500-year-old church and mosaic discovered north of Be'er Sheva.
 

Major 1,500-Year-Old Church and Mosaic Discovered

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

This archaeological discovery will save Jews from living in homes built over the remains of a church.

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New York City says the sign is kosher if it adds that everyone is welcome.
 

NYC Drops Suit against Hasidic Stores over Dress Code

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

New York City has dropped a lawsuit against Hasidic-owned stores that posted a dress code for shoppers. The New York City Human Rights Commission reached a settlement with the seven Hasidic-owned shops in a lawsuit the city had filed alleging that the stores’ posted dress codes implied gender and religious discrimination, according to the New […]

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No Such Thing as Too Much Frum Capoeira
 

No Such Thing as Too Much Frum Capoeira

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

The Haredi Hayat brothers doing the Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music, on a rooftop overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock. They teach more than 200 students in their Dojo (training room). The brothers work in an effort to promote the martial […]

CTV Mideast Bureau Chief Martin Seemungal makes the bizarre point that Israel should recognize the Palestinians' right of return to homes most of them never lived in, so that they could immigrate to Canada. The solution, as always, for Canadian media folks, is longer sleep hours and less vodka.
 

Canadian News Reporter Openly Advocates Palestinian ‘Right of Return’

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

In reality, there were only 700,000 displaced Palestinians following Israel’s 1948 war of Independence.

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From left: Rabbi Berel Mockin, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rabbi Zalman A. Grossbaum and Rabbi Rabbi Yitzchok Wineberg, as Rabbi Wineberg presents Harper with a Chumash that includes commentaries of the Rebbe.
 

Harper, Netanyahu Meet Chabad Rabbis

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

Canadian Chabad rabbis accompanied Harper on his trip.

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Fliers depicting Oakland Councilwoman Libby Schaaf with a swastika were posted throughout Oakland, California
 

Swastika Adorns California Politician’s Head in Hate Fliers

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

"That symbol on anyone's head is anti-Semitic," said Libby Schaaf. Her father was born Jewish and she is proud of her Jewish heritage.

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