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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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The students behind the film “Reporting on The Times.”
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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Last April, NYU student Emily Harrold embarked on the production of a film exploring why The New York Times under-reported the Holocaust during the 1940s. Now, a little less than a year later, the project has expanded to more than twenty students.

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IDF soldier and Haredi man praying at the Western Wall.
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelReligious & Secular in Israel

The Knesset has quickly assumed a proactive role in filling the void left by the the Israeli High Court's decision to annul the Tal Law. Two bills pertaining to mandatory service were already debated and voted upon today, Opposition chairwoman Tzipi Livni continued to blast the low enlistment rate of the Haredi population, and FM Avigdor Lieberman pledged to propose more legislation on the matter in the future.

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Alan Gross
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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WASHINGTON – For the Jews of Cuba, it was the ultimate Internet connection. The high-tech equipment that U.S. contractor Alan Gross brought with him to Cuba in 2009 to help connect local Jews to the Internet reportedly included a SIM card that makes it almost impossible to track satellite signals and is generally unavailable to civilians, even in the United States.

 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor warned the UN Security Council Tuesday that Hizbollah was increasing its power base in western Africa. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his own concern about dangerous ties between the Lebanese terror group and African crime organizations. Ambassador Prosor added: “Israel is particularly concerned over Hezbollah’s use of the […]

Journalist Rabbi Israel Gelis: Beinisch did a hit-and-run
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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Journalist and radio host Israel Gelis offers the Haredi point of view on the Supreme Court's decision to kill the Tal Law, which served as a moderate avenue for Haredim to join modern Israeli society, while holding on to their unique values.

Controversial Israeli historian Ilan Pappé
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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Ilan Pappé is one of Israel's "New Historians" who blame the state's founders of committing a well planned ethnic cleansing to drive the Arabs out of the promised land. Now three California state schools are featuring his lectures and the local Jewish community is not amused.

Mets win hot dog contest
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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Brooklyn Federal Judge Jack Weinstein ruled that the NY Mets have the right to restrict Kosher Sports Inc. from selling their products on the Jewish Sabbath, citing a contract between the two entities that does not explicitly guarantee weekend sales

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Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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According to news agencies, after two days of talks on Iran’s nuclear program, UN nuclear experts have left Tehran without reaching a deal, adding to growing tensions after an Iranian general warned of a pre-emptive strike against any nation that threatens Iran. The International Atomic Energy Agency also said that Iran had barred its inspectors […]

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Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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The Jordinian state news agency Petra says His Majesty King Abdullah II told a delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations CPMAJO on Tuesday that Israel’s unilateral policies, including measures to change the identity of Jerusalem and threaten its holy sites, constitute a major obstacle to resumption of peace efforts. The […]

 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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Azerbaijan’s security agency said Tuesday it arrested a suspected terrorist group working for Iran. This is the second such claim this year, as tensions between the two countries are rising. The National Security Ministry said on Azerbaijan’s state TV that it had arrested an unspecified number of people for preparing terror attacks against foreign citizens, […]

FBI Director Robert Mueller
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

It turns out the FBI is using training materials that are inaccurate and offensive to Muslims. So the bureau's chief told an assembly of Muslim organizations about the removal of about 1 percent of the total number of training documents produced by the FBI. Except it also turns out that some of the folks Mueller assembled were not themselves so inoffensive…

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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A majority of Israel’s Supreme Court judges on Tuesday accepted petitions against the Tal Law, which provides an exemption from military service to yeshiva students. The ruling also reveals the sharp differences between outgoing, activist Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch, who advocated nullification of the law, and the incoming president of the incoming, conservative Chief Asher […]

Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv Yisrael Meir Lau
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelReligious & Secular in Israel

Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Lau responds with dismay to a resolution passed by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa City Council to operate public transportation on Shabbat. He appealed to Mayor Ron Huldai, who supported the resolution, not to "allow the candle of Shabbat to burn out."

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Islam in Europe
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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The explicit aim of the Istanbul Process -- currently backed by the Obama administration -- is to make it an international crime to criticize Islam.

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Ranking Islamic Jihad official Khader Adnan has ended his 65-day hunger strike after the State Prosecutor announced that under current circumstances, it would not seek to renew his administrative detention. According to the announcement, the State will not extend Adnan’s detention if no significant new material is added to the case  by April 17, the day […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Rocks and shoes were hurled from a mosque as police escorted a Jewish group that was visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. One police officer was lightly injured, as was one of the visitors.

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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(JTA) – An Orthodox Jew was found not guilty by a Hague appeals court of failing to produce an ID card on the Sabbath. The man had faced a fine of nearly $200 for failing to prove his identity when requested to do so by police under a Dutch law. Orthodox Jews are not permitted to […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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According to a Gallup poll released Monday, Americans rank Iran as the US’  top enemy. The poll, which was conducted February 2-5, asked: “What one country anywhere in the world do you consider to be the United States’ greatest enemy today?” 32% of respondents said Iran, while 23% said China.  North Korea was the only […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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The deputy chief of Iran’s armed forces said that Iran would take pre-emptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interests were threatened, in the latest round of sabre-rattling over its nuclear program. “Our strategy now is that if we feel our enemies want to endanger Iran’s national interests, and want to decide […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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The IDF and Israel Police uncovered a powerful explosive device overnight while on an anti-smuggling operation. According to the IDF Spokesperson, “Israeli forces that were trying to stop smugglers saw a man throw a suspicious bag and flee the scene. After an examination…it was determined that the bag contained a powerful explosive device. The device […]

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