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Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy, 83, ‘Lived Long And Prospered’

February 27, 2015 - 11:29 PM
 
Reducing Iran’s Number of Centrifuges Makes a Bomb More Likely

February 27, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

February 27, 2015 - 12:00 PM
 
Said Says (Falsely): ‘Israel flooding Gaza with Waste Water’

February 27, 2015 - 11:57 AM
 
State Dept. Admits Even Obama Is not ‘Infallible’

February 27, 2015 - 11:15 AM
 
A Lost Soul and $25 Buys a Ticket to Cross from Turkey to ISIS

February 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM
 
Kerry to Talk with Iran at Same Time Netanyahu to Warn Congress

February 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM
 
House Speaker Boehner Says Netanyahu Speech Won’t Harm US-Israel Relations

February 27, 2015 - 7:30 AM
 
Jordan, Israel Sign Historic Red Sea-Dead Sea Rescue Deal

February 27, 2015 - 4:00 AM
 
Obama White House Sends Susan Rice, Samantha Power to AIPAC

February 27, 2015 - 3:20 AM
 
New York Jury Convicts Saudi Man in 1998 Al Qaeda Attack on US Embassy

February 27, 2015 - 12:52 AM
 
Netanyahu Will Meet With Bipartisan Senate Leadership Prior to March 3 Speech

February 27, 2015 - 12:51 AM
 
Meet ‘Jihadi John’

February 26, 2015 - 9:14 PM
 
Stabbing Attempt in Gush Etzion

February 26, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Germany’s Central Council Of Jews Warns Against Wearing Yarmulkes

February 26, 2015 - 4:08 PM
 
Poll: One out of Three Americans Thinks Obama Does not Love America

February 26, 2015 - 2:30 PM
 
Apple CEO Tim Cook Praises Israel for Equality for Minorities

February 26, 2015 - 12:52 PM
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Priests Galore
 

Posted on: March 31st, 2013

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On March 28, 2013, Chol Hamoed Pesach (the intermediary days of Passover), thousands assembled in front of the Western Wall to receive a mega-blessing from a very large group of cohanim (Jewish priests). One of the lovely discoveries a religious Jewish person makes when arriving in Israel, is that the priestly blessing, which in the […]

Redemption of a Firstborn Donkey
 

Posted on: March 29th, 2013

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A man holds a donkey foal (baby donkey) after the ceremony of “The Redemption of the First Born Donkey,” or “Pidyon Peter Chamor” in Hebrew. Jerusalem, March 28, 2013. A firstborn donkey must be redeemed by a sheep, which is given to the Kohen. If this redemption is not performed, we must break the foal’s […]

Perfect Silhouette
 

Posted on: March 28th, 2013

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It takes a photographer’s eye to catch this kind of image. This Haredi man was walking on the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City near Damascus Gate on Chol Hamoed, March 27, 2013, and for an instant looked like a two-dimensional cardboard figure. Inspired.

Obama Passover 2013 1
 

Posted on: March 26th, 2013

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Ever since his first campaign for President, President Obama has been running a Passover Seder, in which he celebrates the holiday of the Israel’s freedom, along with staff members and their families. Along with the Seder, President Obama released this official statement:   Statement from the President on Passover As we prepare for our fifth […]

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Passover, 1910
 

Posted on: March 25th, 2013

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This picture was taken either during the Popkin family Seder in Duluth, in 1910, or right before the holiday. It’s difficult to imagine someone just snapping a photograph at the seder back then, because it probably required a very large apparatus, as well as a strong source of light, which probably didn’t go well with […]

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Floating Might
 

Posted on: March 24th, 2013

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This is the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush, performing maritime support operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility, the Mediterranean Sea. It can deliver American power to any corner of the world within days. It is the power behind the speeches President Barack Obama delivered […]

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Arctic Obama
 

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013

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Green Peace activists climbed the Chords Bridge at the entrance to Jerusalem, March 21, 2013, to hang a banner saying “Obama Stop Arctic drilling,” just as the U.S. President’s entourage was entering the city. Police arrested eight Green Peace activists who chained themselves to the same bridge, demanding Obama halt exploratory drilling in the Arctic. […]

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Copycat
 

Posted on: March 21st, 2013

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Walking on the tarmac Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama took of his jacket and wore it, businessman style, over his shoulder. So, moments later, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also took off his jacket and carried it businessman style. For a couple of minutes it was clear that Bibi was taken aback by his guest’s wardrobe […]

Dry Run
 

Posted on: March 20th, 2013

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These Israeli children are practicing their enthusiastic and totally spontaneous waving of Israeli and American in a rehearsal outside the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, March 19, 2013, a day ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit. And now, a song from my favorite recording artist, Mr. Randy Newman. Mr. President have pity on the working man […]

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The Race for Jerusalem
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2013

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Here are Formula One Scuderia Ferrari team driver Giancarlo Fisichella (L) and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, toasting the launch of “Jerusalem Formula The Peace Road Show” in front of Jerusalem’s old city walls. The Formula One race in Jerusalem will take place on June 13-14, 2013. Here’s the press release: Jerusalem adds another feather in […]

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Israel's Future Beauty Queen
 

Posted on: March 18th, 2013

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This little girl is gorgeous beyond words. Can’t you just hear the pageant bells?

The Shtreimel Maker
 

Posted on: March 17th, 2013

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Here’s a Haredi artisan peeking through the hole in a shtreimel he is cobbling in the small Grenzberg Shtreimel factory in the Mea Shearim neighborhood, March13, 2013. A shtreimel (pl. = shtreimelach) is a fur hat worn by many married Hasidic men on Shabbat, Jewish holidays and other festive occasions. In Jerusalem, the shtreimel is […]

Iraqi Passover
 

Posted on: March 15th, 2013

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U.S. Army Spc. Brian Lankin fills Capt. Richard Tachett’s glass with wine during a Passover Seder at the Freedom Rest at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, March 19, 2010. Probably the first Seder being observed in Iraq in decades.

All in a Day's Work
 

Posted on: March 14th, 2013

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We caught this picture on the Life in Israel blog. According to them, two days before Rabbi Menachem Fromman’s death, MK Ruth Calderon (Yesh Atid) went to visit him in Tekoa. Rabbi Fromman was unconscious, so she said her good-byes, then rolled up her sleeves and went to work in the kitchen. She spent the […]

Going Presidential
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

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Here’s a Jerusalem municipality worker hanging an American flag near the Israeli President’s residence, in preparation for the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, starting on March 20. It’s been rumored that, should Obama not bring a freed Jonathan Pollard with him on Airforce One, Jerusalemites will leave town on the 19th, leaving the visitors […]

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Chutzpah Time
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2013

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The Israelites were ordered to get a lamb, each one of them, as God put it, speaking to Moses: Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. If any household is too small for a […]

No Govt Is Good Govt
 

Posted on: March 11th, 2013

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Here’s the leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett, arriving at a meeting with Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party and most likely Israel’s next prime minister unless he messes up real bad, and Israel’s current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the latter’s office in Jerusalem, March 10, 2013. The meeting lasted […]

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Segways around Jerusalem
 

Posted on: March 10th, 2013

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Love a good Segway picture. These tourists rode their Segways by the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, March 07, 2013. Here’s what Segwayz The Green Tour had to tell potential customers: We invite you to ride with us and watch the sun set over the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, or rise above Mount Zion […]

Woman Behind Wheel
 

Posted on: March 8th, 2013

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This image is titled “Women and Children on an Outing.” It depicts “A group of women and children, notable for the fact that there is a woman in the driver’s seat.” It was taken in or around 1919, by someone Jewish in St. Paul, Minnesota. Everybody in the picture is, presumably, Jewish. And, since most […]

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Locust in Israel – Delicious!
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

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Here’s a a farmer displaying a captured locust in a farm outside Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, March 5, 2013. Gaza officials said the locusts had not hit Gaza in several decades. In the Negev, on Israel’s side of the border, on Wednesday morning aircraft will begin spraying the areas where swarms of […]

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