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Scorcher in Israel, Stay indoors

May 27, 2015 - 8:26 AM
 
Amnesty Accuses Hamas of Torturing and Killing Arabs Who Helped Israel

May 27, 2015 - 8:07 AM
 
Israeli Air Force Strikes Back at Gaza for Rocket Attack

May 27, 2015 - 5:37 AM
 
IRS Hacked, Info on 100,000 Taxpayers Stolen

May 27, 2015 - 4:40 AM
 
Minister Warns ‘Hamas Trying to Escalate Security Situation’

May 27, 2015 - 12:30 AM
 
Amnesty Accuses Hamas of Torturing and Killing Arabs Who Helped Israel

May 27, 2015 - 12:01 AM
 
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin to ‘Stay On No Matter What’ Says Efrat Mayor

May 26, 2015 - 10:27 PM
 
No Deal with Iran by June 30 Deadline, Europeans Say

May 26, 2015 - 9:59 PM
 
Vehicle Terror Attack Foiled at Gush Etzion Junction

May 26, 2015 - 9:28 PM
 
UPDATE: Gaza Rocket Hits Israel

May 26, 2015 - 9:10 PM
 
UN Envoy Warns Syrian Refugees Will Outnumber Lebanese Schoolchildren

May 26, 2015 - 9:06 PM
 
Weekend Bomb Threats Tail Flights to Northeastern US

May 26, 2015 - 7:59 PM
 
Rare 1,000 Yr Old Ketubah on Exhibit in Jerusalem

May 26, 2015 - 7:15 PM
 
Arabs Terrorize Worshipers in Jerusalem’s Ancient Shiloach Yemenite Synagogue

May 26, 2015 - 5:45 PM
 
Photo of Obama’s Passover Seder ‘Fifth Child’ Tantrum

May 26, 2015 - 3:04 PM
 
Barkat Peeved at Netanyahu for Dividing Him from Jerusalem Affairs Post

May 26, 2015 - 2:15 PM
 
Media Spins Netanyahu’s Renewal of Peace Process

May 26, 2015 - 12:19 PM
 
Report: Bullets from Hamas Live-Fire Training Land in Israel

May 26, 2015 - 11:21 AM
 
Ya’alon Removes Police Siege of Ode Yosef Chai Yeshiva in Shomron

May 26, 2015 - 10:46 AM
 
President Rivlin Denies He Is Being Honored by Leftist New Israel Fund

May 26, 2015 - 10:12 AM
 
5,000-Year-Old Seal in Galilee May Depict First Known Music Scene

May 26, 2015 - 9:29 AM
 
TZOHAR Condemns Efforts to Depose Rabbi Riskin

May 25, 2015 - 8:16 PM
 
Bibi Seals Nationalist Policy with Dore Gold Heading Foreign Ministry

May 25, 2015 - 5:22 PM
 
Report: Rabbinate May Be Plotting to Dump Rabbi Riskin of Efrat

May 25, 2015 - 3:27 PM
 
Hamas Declares Jerusalem ‘Eternal Capital’ of Islamic World

May 25, 2015 - 1:00 PM
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Rivlin at Slichot
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014

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Israel’s President Ruby Rivlin recites Slichot, the prayers for forgiveness that are said leading up to Yom Kippur. This slichot prayer session was held at the President’s official residence. Speaking of presidential pardons, it would be good if this were the year that Jonathan Pollard was let free.

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Kaparos Man with son
 

Posted on: October 1st, 2014

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A Hareidi man performs the Kaparos ceremony for his son, in Beitar. The ritual, which some consider controversial, is performed before Yom Kippur, as part of the repentance process. A chicken is gently raised and waved over the head of a family member or yourself. The person performing the ritual says the following statement (or […]

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Children seen picking up trash in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon,  as they mark Clean-Up the World Day, on September 29, 2014.
 

Posted on: September 30th, 2014

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Children help clean up Ashkelon in an event organized by the Jewish National Fund, as part of Clean up the World Day, on Sept. 29, 2014.

Sculptures at the Dead Sea
 

Posted on: September 29th, 2014

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Lot’s wife is no longer alone. Life-size sculptures of some popular fictional characters have been planted at the Ein Gedi beach along the Dead Sea. Presumably they’ll get covered with sand, mud and salt as time goes by. Lot’s wife is actually a bit further south. So I don’t know how much they’ll be seeing […]

Tashlich in Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: September 28th, 2014

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Israelis perform the Tashlich ceremony along the beach in Tel Aviv.

Submarine Tanin
 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014

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Head of the Israeli Navy Ram Rothberg attends a memorial ceremony held at sea by Israeli sailors from the navy’s newest submarine, the INS Tanin. The ceremony was in memory of the personnel of the INS Dakar, which sank 435 km. off the coast of Haifa in 1968. September 21, 2014. 

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Sukkah Building in Meah Shearim
 

Posted on: September 22nd, 2014

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Hareidim in Meah Shearim are wasting no time to prepare for the Sukkot holiday, even if we have to still have to first celebrate Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

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Fifty Shekel Bill
 

Posted on: September 21st, 2014

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It’s not monopoly money. It’s Israel’s new 50 Shekel bill (in the middle), with a picture of poet Shaul Tchernikovsky on it. The bill is said to feature some of the most advanced anti-counterfeiting technologies, and it just went into circulation.

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Visitors stand in front of LOOLTV Camera Defense System drone models on display at the UVID 2014 Conference, at Airport City, by Ben Gurion International Airport, central Israel.  (archive, illustrative only)
 

Posted on: September 19th, 2014

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It doesn’t matter your age, and there’s no embarrassment in other boys knowing, boys like toys that fly and that make big, loud sound, or do other cool stuff. In fact, if the boys are smart, they make it look very serious, so they can play with the toys at work too. That’s when remote […]

Kotel Notes Cleaning
 

Posted on: September 18th, 2014

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Western Wall’s employees, remove thousands of handwritten notes placed between the ancient stones of the Kotel, the Western Wall, Judaism’s second holiest site, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The operation is carried out twice each year: before the Passover festival in the spring and at the Jewish New Year in the fall. The prayer […]

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Ben Gurion Tower Top
 

Posted on: September 17th, 2014

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They’re building a new control tower at Ben Gurion International Airport. This is the view, and what it looks like.

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Shofar Skull
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2014

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A guide at the Gush Etzion Zoo (bet you didn’t there was one of those in Gush Etzion) explains to Junior High School students how to extract the ram horn shell after it dried, and eventually make it into a shofar, on September 15, 2014.

Yehuda Poltzak
 

Posted on: September 15th, 2014

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Yehuda Poltzak is an artist from the Hareidi town of Beitar. He creates Judaica artifacts that decorate the homes and sukkahs of rabbis and community leaders. His creations require months of work.

Mobile homes provided to Gaza by a United Arab Emirates association in September 2014 following Israel's counter terror Operation Protective Edge.
 

Posted on: September 14th, 2014

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United Arab Emirates delivered mobile homes to Gaza, for Gazan residents whose home were destroyed in Hamas’s war against Israel. An internal Arab poll indicated that at least 70% of Gazans want to permanently leave the Gaza Strip. The more moral act would have been to help these Gazan residents relocate to another country, outside the Middle […]

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The North Tower Fountain National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York
 

Posted on: September 11th, 2014

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The North Tower Fountain National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.

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Pomegranate
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2014

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Pomegranates (Rimon) are in the stores, that means Rosh HaShana is getting closer! Pomegranates are eaten during the Rosh Hashana holiday as they contain, on average, 613 seeds, which corresponds to the the 613 commandments written of the Torah we try to fulfill.

Rabbi David Lau at Ba Ayin Talmud Torah
 

Posted on: September 8th, 2014

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Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau visits a Talmud Torah in Bat Ayin (Gush Etzion) at the beginning of the school year.

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