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Jerusalem Arabs Riot but Police Have the Upper Hand

October 25, 2014 - 11:51 PM
 
Arab Desecrate Mount of Olives Cemetery Again

October 25, 2014 - 11:43 PM
 
Two More Wounded Syrians Brought to Israel

October 25, 2014 - 11:26 PM
 
Lebanon Army and ISIS Battle it Out in Tripoli

October 25, 2014 - 11:24 PM
 
Israel Beats Out US for $525 Million Arms Sale to India

October 25, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
Palestinian Authority-American Shot Dead while Trying to Kill Jews

October 25, 2014 - 10:33 PM
 
State Department Continues Grudge Match Against Ya’alon

October 25, 2014 - 10:20 PM
 
Nina Pham Released from Hospital, Ebola Free

October 25, 2014 - 9:35 PM
 
Update: Court Postpones Arab Riot-Funeral

October 25, 2014 - 9:21 PM
 
Israel Falls Back Tonight

October 25, 2014 - 8:54 PM
 
‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorism in NYC and Canada Follow Orders from ISIS

October 25, 2014 - 8:51 PM
 
Iran Executes Reyhaneh Jabbari for Killing Her Rapist

October 25, 2014 - 8:17 PM
 
Over 12,000 Israelis and Tourists Dance to Electronic Beats at Masada

October 25, 2014 - 7:09 PM
 
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
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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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Clean Up Ashkelon
 

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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Drones in Israel Show
 

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.

Caravans in Gaza
 

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.

Selichot - Sephardic
 

Posted on: September 7th, 2014

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Many Jewish communities have the custom of saying Selichot (forgiveness prayers) during the entire month of Elul, leading up to the High Holidays.

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