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Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

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Despite the admissions and the remorse, Jonathan continues to remain in jail for a period of time unparalleled in its harshness.

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Posted on: February 25th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The joint Israeli-American Arrow anti-missile system scored its first successful trial at a would-be Israeli target over the Mediterranean Sea Monday morning. The experiment tested the launch system but did not include a dummy missile target. One of the potential targets for the Arrow is the Iranian Shihab missile. The Arrow 3 interceptor was successfully […]

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A Dark Purim
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

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This is a picture of children at a Purim celebration in Wieliczka Ghetto, 1942 (source: Remember Jewish Klasno, Lednica, and Wieliczka – Genealogy Group). What did it feel like, to be reading about the failed plot to annihilate all the Jews, while outside a new, bigger and more ominous plot was raging? I can’t begin […]

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Far from being a mass movement so far, Arab protests over the past few days have amounted to local trickles.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

"The atmosphere is similar to the first intifada: it's popular, non-violent and massive and will spread all over the Palestinian territories."

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Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked during a meeting of the Jewish Home Knesset faction, February 18, 2013.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

44% said they prefer their party to compromise on principles to join Netanyahu's coalition.

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Posted on: February 25th, 2013

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More than 583,000 men have been circumcised since 2008, as part of the voluntary medical male circumcision program. The VMMC beneficiaries also received HIV prevention and counseling services in a drive organized by the National Aids/STI Control Program. The program, which started in 2008, aims to reach 860,000 voluntarily circumcisions by October. “The response to […]

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Pollard may be gumming up the works for Obama and Kerry by refusing to attend a parole hearing after a deal was proposed to free him if Israel. releases terrorists.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

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The goal is 100,000.

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Posted on: February 25th, 2013

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Both rival films which competed in the 85th Academy Awards ceremony for best documentary, “The Gatekeepers,” directed by Israeli Dror Moreh, and “5 Broken Cameras,” directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi, have failed to receive the Oscar. The prize went to “Searching for Sugar Man,” a chronicle of a forgotten musician’s rediscovery, […]

Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid embracing Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Neftali Bennett in the Knesset, after the Lapid's virgin speech at the podium.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

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Jewish Home has begun to promote principles previously associated almost exclusively with Yair Lapid's agenda.

Montage of Obama at Western Wall in 2008 and Al Aqsa mosque.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The chances of Obama visiting the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount are the same as his praying at the Kotel – zero - but Arabs pulled a PR stunt Sunday warning him how to enter when he visits.

 

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

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Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, had an appendectomy. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward had his appendix removed on Saturday night at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and stayed overnight at the hospital, CBS Sports reported Sunday, citing a team news release. Casspi was to be re-evaluated on Sunday. He had been […]

Women of the Wall hold Torah school in prayer outside Old City police station where others were detained for wearing prayer shawls at the Kotel February 11
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Purim is an upside-down holiday, but Women of the Wall Rabbi Silverman takes the cake. She calls the Knesset Achasverous, a wicked goy, and suffers “tragedy” for her regarding them as enemies.

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Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau wrote President Barack Obama  that God, via the American people, “appointed you…President of the United States,”  and that as a defender of freedom, he should release Jonathan Pollard from prison more than 28 years. Rabbi Lau quoted from chapter 14 in the First Book of Samuel, which refers […]

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Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on human rights will convene a hearing on anti-Semitism Wednesday, saying it is worsening, especially in Europe. “It is getting demonstrably worse all over the world, but especially Europe,” said Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), who is chairman of the subcommittee and also co-chairs the U.S. Helsinki […]

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Posted on: February 24th, 2013

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The principal of a Jewish school in Paris was indicted for failing to report the sexual abuse of minors. The television network RILL reported that a Paris magistrate indicted the principal, identified by RILL as Rabbi Benjamin M., 55, on Feb. 21 for “non-reporting of sexual abuse of minors under 15 years.” Victims’ parents told […]

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Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

An autopsy, where a Palestinian Authority doctor and legal team were present, determined Sunday night that there were no signs of abuse or violence on the body of prisoner Arafat Jaradat, whose death a prison on Saturday set off a day of rage Sunday. The Institute of Forensic Medicine at Abu Kabir also said there […]

Sen. Kerry meeting with Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani in 2010.
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

John Kerry is off and flying to beat Hillary Clinton’s “Around the World 90 Times” gig with a nine-country tip in 11 days as he tries to fix the world. Israel is not on the list.

 

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

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Evangelist and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, speaking at a “Celebrate Life” forum at a Iowa church Saturday, described abortion in the United States as an “incredible holocaust of our own” by having killed approximately  55 million embryos. He said he was shocked at last year’s Democratic National Convention, where “speaker after speaker” said that […]

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Smartphone app for Megillat Esther - complete with noisemaker
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

What would Purim be without the following apps? One Smartphone app provides a noisemaker, and another lets you choose which noise to make – such as a machine gun or air horn.

 

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

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A German prosecutor has dropped all charges against Rabbi David Goldberg , who faced a criminal trial last year after a Cologne court ruled that circumcision was illegal in Germany. The ruling followed a case of a four-year-old Muslim boy who was hospitalized for excessive bleeding after being circumcised The German parliament has since passed […]

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