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Gas Tank Explosion Wipes Out Jerusalem Family

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

A Jerusalem couple and their only child, a two-year-old boy, were killed in a gas explosion that also injured 14 others late Sunday night their apartment building in the Gilo neighborhood in southern Jerusalem. Police have arrested a gas technician had worked on the premises before the blast, and a Jerusalem court has remanded him […]

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Torah Crown Stolen from Crown Heights Shul

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A Crown Heights Shul was burglarized on Friday night and the thief made off with the silver crown of the Sefer Torah, tools, a guitar and other items of value, crownheights.info reported. The theft occurred in Chevra Ahavas Yisroel on Albany Avenue and Lincoln Place, and was discovered Shabbat Morning when the Shuls Rabbi, Rabbi Chezzi […]

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Former Mossad Chief Joins International Board of United Hatzalah

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Major General (res.) Meir Dagan, former chief of the Mossad, joined United Hatzalah’s international board of directors on Sunday afternoon. Dagan joined the organization in a ceremony held at United Hatzalah’s headquarters, where he also personally dedicated an ambucycle to United Hatzalah’s fleet of more than 500. “It was a great pleasure and honor for […]

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Jonathan (Jonny) Daniels
 

Almost Half the Knesset Going to Auschwitz

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The event is organized by 27-year-old maverick PR man Jonathan (Jonny) Daniels.

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It isn't clear why TheMarker, owned by Haaretz, is so upset with the special treatment awarded these rabbis, other than the fact that, in Israel's secular media market, mentioning a special treatment to religious leaders is like throwing a slab of red meat to a pack of dogs.
 

Israeli Press Protesting VIP Treatment of Major Rabbis

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The website concludes that this must be part of a quid pro quo between the airport and the Haredi parties.

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Hadassah New Zealand Fund-Raising to Help Palestinian Children

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Hadassah New Zealand is planning to raise funds for the Rozana Project by participating in the March 2014 Jerusalem marathon and generating donations from sponsors in New Zealand and Israel, J-wire reported. Tali Dowek, the Director of Hadassah’s Department of Development, Donors & Events, said that since the launch of the Rozana Project, about 2 […]

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Home of the 5-Shekel Coffee
 

Home of the 5-Shekel Coffee

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Dozens of customers line up to purchase their morning coffee at the grand opening of a new coffee store, soon to be a chain, by the name of Coffix, on Ben Yehuda Street in central Jerusalem. Coffix offers 5-Shekel coffee and 5-shekel sandwiches. That’s $1.43, which, believe it or not, is very cheap for Israel. […]

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Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (L) with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Baruch Lau during the Swearing-in ceremony of the Rabbinate Council at the president's residence in Jerusalem, in 2013. Does anyone in America feel the need for a chief rabbi? Then why should Israelis have to endure two, or even just one of them?
 

Knesset Bill to Cut Number of Chief Rabbis by 50%

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It's a step in the right direction. Now let's take the next, obvious step and eliminate it altogether.

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Gabriel, a top Jerusalem restaurant, is one of a number of restaurants that have switched over to the Jerusalem Rabbinate's new "Mehuderet" Kashrut Certification.
 

New Jerusalem Kashrut Certification Gaining Popularity and Saving Money

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

SectionsFood

A new "Mehadrin" level Kashrut certification introduced by the Jerusalem Rabbinate is beginning to gain traction and save restaurants money.

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Congress Members Blast ASA for Boycott Decision

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

A bipartisan slate of 134 U.S. Congress members wrote a letter to the American Studies Association protesting its decision last month to boycott Israeli universities. “Academic cooperation can be an important tool to help foster peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but you have chosen the unproductive path of isolation,” said the letter dated Friday, initiated […]

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The motorcycle hit by an Israeli air strike.
 

Three Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Injure 2

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on PalestineHamas

Two other air strikes in central and southern Gaza Strip left no reported injuries.

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Illustration image.
 

Egypt Constitution Wins 98% But only 40% Vote

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

And the State Dept. can't help itself. They just have to preach.

Gideon Levy (L) writes that Israel's inane demand to be recognized as Jewish reminds him of a neighbor he had as a child, a Holocaust survivor, who was obsessed with making sure her front door was locked when she left the house.
 

Haaretz Calls Idea of Jewish State ‘Obsession’

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsMedia

It may look sick to some, but it's all I've got.

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IAF Retaliates following Rocket Attack

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on PalestineHamas

At about 11:00 PM last night, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip by Terrorist struck the Sdot Negev Regional Council. No injuries or damage were registered. In retaliation the Israel Air Force targeted two terror activity sites in the southern and the central Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, IDF […]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been telling U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he's ready to dismantle settlements, he just wants the process to take longer and for someone else to do the final deed. His dad must be so proud…
 

US Source: Bibi For Settlement Deportations ‘But Not on his Watch’

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Jewish Home must never leave the coalition government, regardless of the upcoming deal.

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A Goyeshe Mikva
 

A Goyeshe Mikva

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Here’s a Greek Orthodox pilgrim dipping in the Jordan River, as part of a traditional Epiphany baptism ceremony at the site of Qasr el Yahud (Castle of the Jews), outside Jericho. Christians believe this is where Jesus was baptized. It is also supposed to be the spot where the tribes of Israel crossed over the […]

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An Orthodox student in the Ukraine was attacked and stabbed in January 2014.
 

Ukraine: Yeshiva Student Stabbed

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

On Friday night, 3 youths jumped and stabbed a yeshiva student on his way home.

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Rocket Alert: Gaza Border

Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

11:08 PM The rocket attack red alert just went off near the Gaza border. 11:16 PM The rocket fell in an open area.

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Car Rams Checkpoint, IDF Searching for Shot Driver

Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

On Saturday night a car rammed through the Rantis checkpoint heading towards central Israel. IDF troops opened fire and shot 8 bullets at the car, hitting the windows, wheel, and possibly the driver. The car continued on, and was found abandoned near Rosh HaAyin. There was blood in the car. A helicopter and trackers have […]

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