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Israel Welcomes End to FIFA’s ‘Absurd Situation’

May 30, 2015 - 1:50 AM
 
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Re-Elected Despite Corruption Scandals, Arrests

May 29, 2015 - 11:56 PM
 
No Goal – Rajoub Drops FIFA Sportsfare Attack on Israel

May 29, 2015 - 5:38 PM
 
Bomb Threat Clears Out FIFA Congress (for Lunch)

May 29, 2015 - 3:36 PM
 
Israel Rejects as ‘False’ UJA Federation’s Claims about Israel Parade ‘Inclusion’

May 29, 2015 - 2:58 PM
 
Pro-Palestinian Protesters Invade FIFA Congress

May 29, 2015 - 12:57 PM
 
Religious Mailmen Complain They Have to Deliver Missionary Propaganda

May 29, 2015 - 11:46 AM
 
Final Steps Underway for Jerusalem’s City of David Visitor’s Center

May 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM
 
Jewish Organizations Raise Relief Funds after Houston Flood

May 29, 2015 - 10:12 AM
 
Mass. Gov. Baker Declares Sunday ‘Celebrate Israel Day’

May 29, 2015 - 9:39 AM
 
‘Mystery Rabbi’ Sues Rapper ‘Ice Cube’ for $2 Million for Assault

May 29, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Israel Envisions Regional Cooperation with Arab Nations

May 29, 2015 - 3:04 AM
 
El Paso, Texas and Hadera, Israel Become Sister Cities

May 29, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Jerusalem Post Editor Attacked by Arabs at ‘Coexistence’ ‘Hug’ Day

May 29, 2015 - 2:54 AM
 
At Least 10 Killed in Baghdad Hotel Bombings [video]

May 29, 2015 - 1:41 AM
 
Israel Railways Workers Set to Strike

May 29, 2015 - 1:25 AM
 
Another Iranian General Killed in Syria

May 29, 2015 - 1:16 AM
 
Hezbollah Runs Away as Jabhat al-Nusra Captures Another Syrian City

May 29, 2015 - 12:39 AM
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Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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The European Union for Progressive Judaism and Hungary’s two Reform congregations took their case against Hungary’s new law on religion to the European Court of Human Rights in The Hague. The two synagogues, Sim Shalom and Bet Orim, said in a statement that they had submitted an application Tuesday to the Court “concerning the violation […]

 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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Great Jewish screenwriter Nora Ephron died on Tuesday at age 71. Alfred A. Knopf, her book publisher, said in a press release that Ephron died of leukemia. Her son, Jacob Bernstein, told the New York Times she had died of pneumonia brought on by her leukemia. Screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally (1989) and Sleepless […]

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Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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A whistle-blowing Budapest rabbi was questioned by police for what has been described as misuse of sensitive private information stemming from a personal conflict within the Jewish community. Rabbi Zoltan Radnoti this week was finger-printed, photographed, and interrogated at a local police station. The investigation stems from a case last year, in which Radnoti revealed […]

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Charles Barron
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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It looks like someone went up to Charles Barron and slapped him. The former member of the City Council and the Black Panther party was handily defeated by Hakeem Jeffries for the newly redrawn 8th Congressional District. The new district is mainly African-American, with a significant percentage of Russian Jews and Hispanics. Jeffries won in a landslide with more than half the precincts reporting, taking 75 percent of the vote.

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Jewish summer camp
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsOn Campus / Education

During their summer breaks away from lecture halls and libraries, many undergraduate students assume leadership roles as counselors and mentors to a younger generation in camps across the country. Camps across the Jewish spectrum feature programming, discussions and classes aimed at developing staff members into pro-Israel campus activists.

"Scraiest Elmo"
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A man in an Elmo costume was ejected from Central Park and hospitalized after going on an anti-Semitic rant in the middle of the New York landmark. While the man’s name was not released because he was not arrested. Police said that Monday’s incident was not the first time he had been dressed as the […]

 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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The NY Post reports that Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel overcame demographic changes in his district to win the Democratic nomination for what will be his 22nd term on Tuesday. With more than half the precincts reporting, Rangel was leading by double-digits. Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries beat City Councilmember Charles Barron, a fierce anti-Israel voice, in the […]

Police manhandling Orthodox man, no warrant presented
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A couple in their late 40's were detained on Sunday after police conducted themselves violently and would not display an arrest warrant. They used fists instead.

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Scorched Mountain
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Three major blazes, suspected of being the results of arson, raged on Tuesday in the Jerusalem mountain forest near Beit Zayit. According to reports, 30 firefighting teams from across Israel were rushed to the scene within half an hour of the initial report of the blaze. The response appeared well coordinated and effective. Fire and […]

Andy Statman no longer needs Klezmer music the way he used to.
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

Andy Statman says the time of Klezmer has passed. Having just received the NEA National Heritage Fellowship in June for his work in bluegrass and Klezmer music, Statman admits Klezmer used to be his substitute for Jewish observance. Now that he is an Orthodox Jew, he no longer feels the need to play the music.

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Religious Circumcision
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

A Cologne district court ruled on Tuesday that parents may not have their sons circumcised for religious reasons, essentially criminalizing religious circumcisions.

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Defense Ministry movers hauling boxes and furniture out of homes at the Ulpana neighborhood.
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Contractors hired by the Defense Ministry are busy packing the contents of the houses slated for evacuation Tuesday. Some residents held a press conference and described their feelings. "We're being removed against our will," said one of the local women. "We're doing it with a broken heart, but with our heads held high."

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Ahmed Mohamed Shafik Zaki
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Ahmed Mohamed Shafik Zaki, who came second in Egypt's presidential runoff election last week, is reported to have boarded a flight to Abu Dhabi fleeing several corruption complaints.

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From left: Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, and Israeli President Shimon Peres at monument ceremony.
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Two years ago, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on a visit to Moscow, proposed the idea of a monument in Israel commemorating the sacrifices of the Red Army on behalf of Jews, President Putin promised to come to Israel for the inauguration ceremony.

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Posted on: June 26th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Sylvia Cuttler Ettenberg, a veteran Jewish educator and founder of Camp Ramah, has died at age 95 Ettenberg was the first female senior administrator at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and was recognized as a dean emerita. The Brooklyn native was at the forefront of many Conservative Jewish educational initiatives, including the Prozdor Hebrew High School […]

J. Ezra Merkin (R) with Rabbi Ya’acov Medan, Co-Dean of Yeshivat Har Etzion.
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

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As president of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Merkin introduced Madoff to members like Mort Zuckerman and Elie Wiesel, who together took "a $2 billion bloodbath."

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Is Mr. Softee Kosher?
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Mr. Softee truck and customer, East Broadway, NYC, Circa 2005. We caught the following online discussion from August through October, 2004 of the question of Mr. Softee’s adherence to kashrut laws, on Chowhound.com: Ari Cohen: OK, does anyone know if these trucks which populate New York city during the summer months are kosher? Beerhound: To […]

Terrorists in Mumbai, 2008.
 

Posted on: June 25th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Following more than three years of investigation, Indian security forces have arrested Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari aka Abu Hamza, alleged member of Lashker-e-Taiba (Army of the Righteous) and the Hindi instructor of 10 terrorists who executed the murderous attack in Mumbai in 2008.

Palestinians celebrate Mohammed Morsi's victory in Egypt's first democratic presidential election.
 

Posted on: June 25th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The statement, made by Mohammed Morsi in an interview with Fars News Agency published Monday, seems to contradict comments he made in his televised victory speech, where he offered a vague assurance that he would "preserve international accords and obligations."

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Sergei Building
 

Posted on: June 25th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The transfer of one of Jerusalem’s most prime pieces of real estate to Russia will be finalized when the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) vacates its offices, following the completion of talks between Israel and Russia on Sunday.

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