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A Night of Revelation and the Musical Spirit of Israel
 
Chabad of Dead Sea Works a Miracle for Wedding Blessings Before Shavuot

May 22, 2015 - 7:16 PM
 
Foreign Minister Hotovely: Tell the World ‘God Gave Israel to the Jews’

May 22, 2015 - 4:33 PM
 
Egyptian Journalist Poses as Jew and Discovers Ant-Semitism

May 22, 2015 - 4:27 PM
 
An Israeli Rancher Son’s Story of Land and Survival

May 22, 2015 - 2:30 PM
 
Neo-Nazis to March on Golders Green, London

May 22, 2015 - 1:33 PM
 
Obama Trying to Convince Israel to Sign Non-Proliferation Treaty

May 22, 2015 - 12:58 PM
 
Report: Jews Buy Abandoned Church for New Town near Gush Etzion

May 22, 2015 - 12:23 PM
 
Doctors Give Netanyahu Good Marks for Health

May 22, 2015 - 11:34 AM
 
Obama Reaching Out to (Liberal) Jews in Sermon at Synagogue

May 22, 2015 - 11:17 AM
 
ISIS Captures Most of Syria; Assad Escape Plan Revealed

May 22, 2015 - 5:18 AM
 
Rivlin Tells Bnei Akiva, ‘We Must Not Let This Happen Again’

May 21, 2015 - 10:37 PM
 
Most Dutch Muslims View Syrian Jihadists as Heroes, Says Wilders

May 21, 2015 - 9:27 PM
 
Israel Refuses to Pay $1.1 Billion Swiss Court Award to Iran

May 21, 2015 - 8:08 PM
 
Liberman Apologizes for Using ‘Autistic’ as an Insult to Describe Netanyahu

May 21, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Liberman Warns Netanyahu Not to Meet Arab Party Head

May 21, 2015 - 5:52 PM
 
Pres. Rivlin Receives ‘First Fruits of the Field’ for Shavuot

May 21, 2015 - 5:26 PM
 
New UN Middle East Envoy Comes Up with ‘New’ Idea – Freeze Settlements

May 21, 2015 - 2:58 PM
 
ISIS Takes Over Qaddafi’s Home Town in Libya

May 21, 2015 - 2:18 PM
 
Netanyahu Tells EU He Is Committed to ‘Vision’ of Two States

May 21, 2015 - 12:48 PM
 
Section of Ancient Jerusalem’s Lower Aqueduct Discovered

May 21, 2015 - 11:08 AM
 
Iran Complains Israel Threatened Nuclear Attack

May 21, 2015 - 10:46 AM
 
Cheering Arab Crowds Greet Return of Vehicular Terrorist’s Body [video]

May 21, 2015 - 8:41 AM
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President Obama with Elie Wiesel at Jewish American Heritage Month Celebration, May 2011
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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US President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared May “Jewish American Heritage Month”. In a ceremony kicking off the month, the president praised Jewish Americans for bearing “hardship and hostility” with the “deep conviction that a better future was within their reach”.

Maale HaZeitim
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Jerusalem’s Jewish neighborhood of Maale HaZeitim is resting easier, following the apprehension and arrest of a serial firebomb attacker.

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Silly Is the New Cool in Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Several different Tel-Aviv Segway touring companies take folks on this unique atroll along the First Hebrew City’s marina, port and beach promenade, the Tayelet. You owe it to yourself to experience gliding from the Hilton to the old Jaffa port when all you have to exercise is your sense of balance – watch out, no […]

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.)
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Senator John Kerry, head of the Senate foreign relations committee, arrived in Cairo Tuesday evening, as part of his tour of the region, to hold talks with Egyptian officials about the "democratic transformation" of Egypt. Kerry will meet with Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate and head of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Mohamed Mursi, at the FJP headquarters on Wednesday.

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Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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A university student in Scotland lost his appeal of a racism conviction for insulting a fellow student’s Israeli flag. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel at the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh turned down Paul Donnachie, 19, in a bid to have his conviction overturned. Donnachie had been sentenced last August to 150 hours of community […]

Calf (illustration)
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Students of tractate Bava Kama would probably pay special attention to this item, reported by the Israeli website Mynet.com. Yael Cohen, 18.5, sustained external injuries in her stomach and legs, after being gored and thrown across a fence by a vigorous, young Bull. She says that usually the young bulls are afraid of humans and wouldn't dare, but this one came up and began to ram her against the fence.

 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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The debate over the merits of circumcision, which seems to have stirred up a lot of talkback action on the Jewish Press website, may be taking a turn in yet another unexpected direction. According to the website AllAfrica, the Government of Uganda is planning to circumcise 4.2 million men aged between 15 and 49 by […]

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Holocaust Days of Remembrance and Traditional Coconut Pyramids
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

Here's the text that accompanies this image on the Pentagon-run website DefenseImagery.mil: "During the Holocaust Days of Remembrance U.S. Air Force Capt. Jennifer McGee, with the 12th Contracting Squadron, helps Madison Angelito and Alex Barner make coconut pyramids, a traditional Jewish dessert, at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas." There are Days of Remembrance? More than one? Needs checking. Also: traditional Jewish coconut pyramids? Whose tradition? Help...

First Temple period Seal with the inscription ...למתניהו בן הו
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel Antiquities Authority: The seal, discovered during excavations of the drainage channel between the City of David and the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden, "is engraved with the name of its owner: 'Lematanyahu Ben Ho…' ('למתניהו בן הו...' meaning: 'Belonging to Matanyahu Ben Ho…')."

 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

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The website Bowery Boogie reported that the building at 100 Norfolk Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, has been sold for an all-cash sum of $8.8 million (6% above ask). The unconfirmed buyer, believed to be Brooklyn-based Urban-Scape, negotiated air rights from adjoining buildings and will be constructing a 44,000 square-foot condo (12 […]

Meretz activist receiving cold water from a settler.
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

After being told that the Meretz activists who came to see their homes were looking to stop at a Palestinian store to buy water, residents of the Bet El neighborhood welcomed their guests with cold water and cookies.

President Obama (with friend) is losing popularity with U.S. Jews.
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

A new AJC survey of American Jews shows President Obama would win a majority of the Jewish vote in a contest against Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee. Obama would gain 61 percent and Romney 28 percent, with 11 percent undecided.

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The youth who was accused of harassing a Jewish girl.
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

After a teenage boy on Monday afternoon had been harassing a Jewish girl in a playground at Jerusalem's French Hill neighborhood, the girl escaped from the playground and called her father, who called the police. But the arriving cops ended up arresting the girl's father on suspicion of attacking the Arab boy.

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Posted on: May 1st, 2012

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Several French anti-racist organizations are suing Google for allegedly pushing “unsolicited and systematic associations between famous people and their Jewishness” – real or presumed – through the indispensable feature, the auto-complete function Since 2008, the Google search engine has been anticipating what users are about to type next in the search box, offering its “Suggest” […]

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A Soldier in the Sun
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A silhouetted soldier extends his arms to the sky. Here’s hoping for a sunny day wherever you are on the planet.

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Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Imams and Islamic associations are encouraging French Muslims to go to the polls in Sunday’s presidential race, and make a difference. One million strong, they are likely to make enough of a difference to unseat President Nicolas Sarkozy. Muslim officials are careful not to officially endorse either of the runners in the second election round, […]

 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

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A Bluffton, SC, seventh-grade teacher is being charged by police with pulling her student under a table and telling him “this is what the Nazis do to Jews.” AP reported that the 12-year-old student complained that he was on his way to sharpen a pencil last week, when he felt the hand of his teacher, […]

 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

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A Norwegian sociologist who pioneered the discipline of peace studies and conflict resolution made anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements during a public lecture and in an article. Johan Galtung, called the “father of peace studies,” also made anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks in an email interview with Haaretz. Galtung claimed that there is a possible connection between […]

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Posted on: May 1st, 2012

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Israel’s Foreign Ministry criticized as “absurd” the country’s inclusion on a list of countries that restricts the activities of human rights and advocacy groups. Monday’s response came after the United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights placed Israel on a list that includes Egypt, Belarus, Venezuela, Algeria, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. Israel is the only democratic […]

On their separate ways? Avigdor Lieberman (R) and Benjamin Netanyahu.
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

After the Israeli Supreme Court struck down the Tal Law, which sought to encourage over time the inclusion of Haredim in military service, the court, for all intents and purposes, has required the state to draft some 60,000 Haredi youths this August. As Knesset factions are preparing for new, early national elections, Haredi enlistment will likely serve as the battle field where many voters' choices will be made.

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