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Reduced Purgatory Stay for Pope Francis’ Tweeter Followers

Remember the papal indulgences that pushed Martin Luther into starting a new Christian concession back in the 16th century? Well, what would Luther say...

Senior Official: Israel’s EU Embassy Failed

On the right, many have been telling Prime Minister Netanyahu to consider severing the European involvement in the peace process

JCPA: ‘We’re The Voice of American Jews,’ But Many Beg to Differ

The JCPA went to congress urging the U.S. to restart the "peace talks." It also claims to be the the representative voice of the organized Jewish community. Both ideas are wrong-headed according to many who spoke with The Jewish Press.

IDF Firebombed Near Efrat

Arabs threw 5 firebombs at IDF soldiers near the northern entrance of Efrat in Gush Etzion. No other details are available at this point in...

Updated: Syrian Infiltrators Attack IDF Patrol on Golan, and 25 Mortars Too

Two Syrian rebels crossed over into the Golan on Tuesday night. The IDF now believes that it was Syrian army soldiers who simultaneously opened...

Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Accept Foreign Directives on Borders

The Knesset Eretz Israel lobby called on the government to refrain from entering any agreements with the EU.

Updated: Arabs Stabs Jew at Entrance to Old City

On Tuesday evening, two Arabs stabbed a Haredi Jew near Sha'ar Shechem (Damascus Gate), one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem....

Navy Arrested Major Weapons Smuggling Operation on High Seas

If there is any question why Israel has enforced a maritime cargo on the Gaza Coast, it was removed with the release of a gag order that the Navy stopped a weapons smuggling ship in the Red Sea.

France Foils Major Terrorist Attack, Arrests Neo-Nazi

France has arrested a new-Nazi singer who it said was preparing a “major terrorist attack” after his wife bought four rifles. Kristian Vikernes, who was...

Fla. County Chairwoman Apologizes for Use of ‘Jewing’

The chairwoman of a board of commissioners in Franklin County, Fla., said she apologized to those who questioned her for using the word “jewing”...

Jews Sue Police for Barring Them from Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av

The Babylonians and Romans destroyed the Holy Temples long ago. Since 1967, the site of the ruins returned to Jews, but Muslims have de facto rule. Police barred Jewish entry on Tisha B’Av and now face a lawsuit

EU Directive to Humiliate Israel on East Jerusalem and Settlements

The new EU directive, effective Friday, demands that all deals with Israel exclude disputed territories.

Walking Around the Walls – Tisha B’Av 2013 (Photo Essay)

On Tisha B'Av evening, the Women in Green led their traditional march with a packed crowd (despite the late hour) around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Justice Dept: Looking into Civil Rights Charges Against Zimmerman

George Zimmerman may face civil rights charges by federal prosecutors and civil charges from Trayvon Martin's family. A jury in a criminal trial against Zimmerman found him not guilty of second degree murder.

Kerry’s New ‘Peace’ Brainstorm: Talk with Abbas without Israel

Kerry is flying to the Middle East, but who cares about Egypt or Syria? He will meet with Abbas in Jordan; Israel is not on his itinerary. He is cooking up something nasty or really is weird.

Rabbi Eliyahu Ignores A-G’s Ruling Him Out as Chief Rabbi

Attorney General Weinstein told Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu that the courts probably would not allow him to be Chief Sephardi Rabbi have not dissuaded...

Weiner Looks Like a Winner in the Polls

Anthony Weiner is leading the pack in a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday, with a three percentage point lead over City Council...

Presidential Bid coming? Rick Perry Says He’ll Visit Israel

Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, in what observers see as a move signaling a possible White House run, said he is planning to visit...

How Jewish Is Rembrandt’s ‘Jewish’ Bride?

Today is the 407th anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Google is celebrating it with a Goodle Doodle of the Dutch artist's 1659 oil on canvas self portrait.

Anti-Circumcision Group to Picket ACLU’s Marriage Equality Rally

Boys should be protected by law from circumcision just like girls, say activists. And if the ACLU backs marriage equality? Picket them because it also is against circumcision bans! Welcome to Oakland.

Israelis Love of the Lottery Pushes Revenues Up by 14 Percent

The safest bet in Israel is that the national lottery Mifal HaPayis will make money. It announced Sunday that it raked in $810 million...

Rabbinical Council of America Issues Guidelines on Sexual Abuse

Orthodox Jewish institutions have been stunned by charges and evidence of sexual abuse, particular concerning children. The organization of Orthodox rabbis – RCA – has issued guidelines to prevent abuse.

Netanyahu Opens ‘Direct Talks’ with Abbas: Greetings on Ramadan

Who says Netanyahu does not want peace with Abbas? He picked up the phone to wish him greetings on Ramadan. Why didn’t Kerry think of that? Maybe Arabs will call tonight and wish Bibi a good fast.”

Military Court Convicts PA Terrorist for Murdering Jew in Samaria

An Israeli military court has convicted a Palestinian Authority terrorist for the April murder of 31-year-old Eviatar Borovsky, who lived in the community of...

Weiner Making Inroads among Orthodox Jewish Voters

“To underestimate Weiner is to make a huge mistake,” Mr. Hikind said.

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