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Tel Aviv Menorah Follows Beit Shammai
 

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A fisherman across the water from the world’s largest menorah in Tel Aviv harbor on the eve oh Hanukkah, 5774. All the candles are lit up, in preparation for the holiday, to begin Wednesday night. The Talmud relates a disagreement between the schools of Hillel and Shammai in the matter of lighting the. According to […]

A Jewish blacksmith from Vermont has created a menorah that is featured on this year's US Hanukkah stamp.
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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Hanukkah seems to be politically correct this year. So is the African American holiday Kwanzaa, both of which were honored with new US postage stamps. The Christians struck out this year – and are angry.

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Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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At least four investigations of possible Nazi-era war criminals have been turned over to German investigators in recent months after being identified as a result of an awareness campaign by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. “Operation Last Chance II,” launched in 2011 and expanded Monday with a new poster campaign, has yielded hundreds of calls and […]

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Norwegian pediatrician Anne Linboe, the country's child welfare adviser, represents one of the world's greatest dangers to Judaism.
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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There is nothing worse for Jews than a good looking and do-good non-Jewish woman doctor who sees the world through her stethoscope and thinks Jews are ignorant of health because they circumcise babies.

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Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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The IDF humanitarian delegation to the Philippines will leave from home on Wednesday and bring with them  two Philippine children who will be transferred to the Schneider Hospital in Tel Aviv for further medical care. A military ceremony welcome the team at  Ben Gurion International Airport, during which Hanukkah candles will be lit. During the […]

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Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

The Home Front Command will carry out what it called a routine drill Tuesday through Thursday in the Western Galilee to maintain preparedness for rocket attacks from Hezbollah or Syria. The exercise will include the distribution of gas masks. A siren will be activated in all parts of the Western Galilee at 10:15 a.m. Israeli […]

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Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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It now is official. This year’s rare coincidence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will be known as “Thanksgivukkah” where the Boston Tea Party took place, retiring Mayor Thomas Menino  declared. The proclamation notes the special “diversity of all its citizens” and the values embodied by both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, including “unity, hope and gratitude.” Thanksgiving and […]

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Israeli archaeologists have discovered a 6,000-year-old cultic temple and a  10,000-year-old building near Beit Shemesh.
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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Archaeologists are having a field day in excavations prior to the widening of a highway west of Jerusalem and have found evidence of the change from a rural to urban society 5,000 years ago.

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Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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Ukrainian Jewish leaders said Romania was unfit to head a Holocaust remembrance forum because it has not done enough to come to grips with its own Holocaust-era culpability. Approximately 380,000 Jews were murdered in Romania-controlled areas during the Holocaust, according to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. “Romania’s actions prove it is not ready […]

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Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The Defense Ministry announced Monday it already has approved the planning stage for new homes already announced for construction in Judea and Samaria. The reporting by run-of-the-mill media of every announcement and step in the bureaucratic procedure for new homes in Judea and Samaria gives the impression that Israelis building double or triple the actual […]

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Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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Apple has made short shrift of recent denials of Israel’s PrimeSense gesture recognition company that it is being bought out and has and confirmed on Monday it is paying $359 million for the firm. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” said Apple […]

Demonstrators who protested alleged fraud in local Beit Shemesh elections may get their wish for new elections.
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

A police raid on two homes before the elections last month uncovered 250 false identification cards that people intended to use to cast extra ballots.

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Rescinded Reform Rabbi Keren Alpert (L), and Reform Rabbi Daniel Sime (R) on Rosh Hashana. She was too busy to take the distance-learning course and they ordained her anyway, and then, what a shanda.
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

She became a rabbinic associate in 2008 at the temple, then agreed to enroll in a distance learning-program, but didn't.

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Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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A nominee for the top court in Massachusetts is facing opposition in part because of his affiliation with the Anti-Defamation League. Joseph S. Berman, 49, a regional leader of the New England ADL and a commissioner for the national ADL since 2006, was nominated as a judge for the state Superior Court in October by […]

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Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would be willing to speak to the Knesset, but only on the issues he chooses. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a public statement last week called on Abbas to address the Knesset and said he would travel to Ramallah to speak to the P.A. leadership. “Netanyahu comes […]

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Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States would consult closely with Israel as talks with Iran go forward. “Consistent with our commitment to consult closely with our Israeli friends, the president told the prime minister that he wants the United States and Israel to begin consultations immediately regarding our efforts […]

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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in Israel (at an IDC Herzliya conference).
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Canada would be watching Iran closely over the coming weeks and months.

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Hassan Nasrallah and Obama are working on an understanding. Is this a new betrayal on the part of Washington?
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The dialogue was reported by members of the pro-Western March 14 coalition, driven out of power in 2011.

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7-Dog Walker Biking on Rothschild Blvd.
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Are you really a dog walker if you’re using a bicycle? Well, according to Whole Dog Journal, riding your bike to exercise your dog is much preferable. Healthy dogs need to run, and walking just isn’t an aerobic enough exercise for them. Running with your dog is a great aerobic exercise, but many people can’t […]

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Amrit Marajh was arrested and charged with the "knockout" attack on an Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Some law enforcement officials fear labeling "Knockout" a hate crime as it may inspire more copycat attacks, while several public officials have pushed for wider discussion of the trend and increased penalties.

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