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The Fire of Kabbalah & A Political Firestorm
 
Jordan’s King Dissolves Parliament, Stifles Riots Over Approval of Israeli Investment

May 29, 2016 - 4:41 PM
 
École Polytechnique and the Weizmann Institute of Science Sign Cooperation Agreement

May 29, 2016 - 3:58 PM
 
Report: Police Recommend Indicting Sara Netanyahu over PM’s Residence Charges

May 29, 2016 - 2:25 PM
 
Report: German Culture Minister Backs Jewish Delegate For Art Restitution Commission

May 29, 2016 - 1:56 PM
 
Corbyn Never Bothered to Answer Herzog’s Letter on Labour Anti-Semitism

May 29, 2016 - 1:39 PM
 
Joint Israeli Security Team Captures Hamas Terrorist Cell Behind Fiery Jerusalem Bus Bombing

May 29, 2016 - 1:25 PM
 
One Injured in Stonethrowing Near Tekoa

May 29, 2016 - 1:04 PM
 
IDF Sets Up Emergency Roadside Location Markers, Don’t Tell the Police

May 29, 2016 - 12:55 PM
 
World Health Organization Names Israel as Sole Abuser of Health Rights

May 29, 2016 - 12:48 PM
 
NJ Resident Convicted of Setting Fire to Synagogue, Rabbi’s Home

May 29, 2016 - 12:39 PM
 
Shaked Drops Bomb: Habayit Hayehudi Ready for New Elections

May 29, 2016 - 12:08 PM
 
Kulanu’s Leftwing Trend Continues: Housing Minister Supports Settlements Freeze

May 29, 2016 - 11:04 AM
 
Kahlon Says Netanyahu’s Coalition Safe – for Now

May 29, 2016 - 10:20 AM
 
Egypt’s Chief Cleric Scolds Israel Over Nude Dancers in Holy City of Jerusalem

May 28, 2016 - 11:34 PM
 
1,000 at Funeral for Hebron Terrorist, Hundreds Cry ‘Allahu Akbar!’

May 28, 2016 - 10:37 PM
 
Lebanese News Outlet Confirms Hezbollah Digging Tunnels on Israel’s Northern Border

May 28, 2016 - 9:41 PM
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Shavuot Kids from Central Casting
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

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Kids from Kibbutz Gilad in northern Israel posing for a Shavuot a picture. If we went any cuter you’d start experiencing operating difficulties. Happy Shavuot, don’t stay up too late. If you do, may you have the best sleep-davening experience of a lifetime. Yori Yanover

Why NYC Cats Prefer Netanya
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

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Because you can get a better tan here. Lightening, a lovely NY born American Short Hair, is basking in the noon day sun. Since her arrival, in late 2011, she has put on weight, is keeping several crazy hours during which she runs around the apartment for no reason at all, terrorizing her brother, Sylvester, […]

Women of the Mount
 

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

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While Jewish women were demonstrating their ownership over the supporting wall of the western corner of our Holy Temple in Jerusalem, some Arab women were making a whole bunch of noise over the real thing. They chant slogans in solidarity with Al-Aqsa mosque following Friday prayers outside the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old […]

Social Media Strategy
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2013

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Mordechai Brener posted this image on Facebook, and it might be the most emphatic statement on the Arab-Israeli conflict in some time. The sign the soldier in the picture is holding up says: “If we had 10,000 likes we could respond to the stone throwing.” It could also be translated as saying: “As soon as […]

Ethiopian Yahrzeit
 

Posted on: May 9th, 2013

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Jerusalem Day, Iyar 28, is also a date observed by Ethiopian Israelis in memory of some 4,000 of their brethren who perished on the way to Israel, in Sudanese refugee camps, before Operation Moses (1984), and Operation Solomon (1991). The official government memorial on Mount Hertzl was established in 2007. Thousands participated in a special prayer […]

Ammunition Hill
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

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Ammunition Hill built by the British and seized by the Jordanian Arab Legion sin 1948, thus severing the link between the Israeli enclave on Mount Scopus (with Hadassah Hospital and the campus of the Hebrew University) and Jewish West Jerusalem. The hill was surrounded by dozens of bunkers connected by trenches, with fortified gun emplacements […]

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Drone Flight Training
 

Posted on: May 7th, 2013

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Soldiers of the IDF Skylark I-LE unit spent a week earlier this year in the Negev Desert, learning how to operate the Skylark drone. The drone is lightweight and unnoticeable up above. It boasts 3 hours of flight-time while streaming a live video feed day and night. It has a range of 6 miles. Recovery […]

Proof Positive
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

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Here’s a picture of President Barack Obama and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico sharing a toast prior to a working dinner at Los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico, May 2, 2013. The Qur’an prohibits alcoholic beverages in several separate verses. But President Obama is clearly drinking wine—looks like Chardonnay. He couldn’t possibly be Muslim! He […]

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One on One
 

Posted on: May 5th, 2013

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A Jewish villager (in the tzitzis) facing a stone hurling Arab outside Ofra, near the village of Deir Jarir, Friday, May 3, 2013. As the IDF has been reluctant to arrest and punish Arabs who have been routinely terrorizing Jewish motorists with rocks and firebombs—as well as a stabbing murder a week ago—Jewish civilians have […]

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Sunset Basketball
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2013

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Found it on Facebook. No idea who’s credit it is. Hypnotic. Yori Yanover

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Caption Me, Please
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

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This man was spotted walking in the middle of the street in Jerusalem on April 29, 2013, carrying an office chair on his back I was thinking: The “Office without Walls” בםמבקפא is finally here My other chair is a Tomassini Knesset MKs never give up their seats Go ahead, enter your suggestions in the […]

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Impossible Feat
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2013

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Imagine some unknown college team beating the Lakers in a game that counts. That’s how it felt last Sunday, when Hapoel Eilat, who has just gained entry into Israel’s top basketball league, defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 89-82 in overtime. Since I was a child, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, Maccabi Tel Aviv was a team apart, […]

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Standup Politics
 

Posted on: April 29th, 2013

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This is the new U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, visiting troops at an undisclosed location in Southeast Asia, April 25, 2013. I’m looking at him, standing with the mike in his hand, loose, erudite, comfortable inside his skin, and I’m thinking—politicians didn’t used to look like this. I mean, put an exposed brick wall behind […]

Miron Joy
 

Posted on: April 28th, 2013

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A dad and his kid performing tricks in honor of Lag Baomer, on Mt. Meron. I have to say, the kid has an exceptional sense of balance. especially since it seems pretty obvious that Dad has had a few. Yori Yanover

The Silbersteins' Picnic
 

Posted on: April 26th, 2013

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This is the Silberstein family picnicking at Turtle Lake, in the summer of 1918. I wonder how long they had to sit like that, with a frozen smile, on the family Model T. But then they got to run down the slope to the lake and splash in the cool water. I hope Mr. Silberstein […]

Lag Ba'omer Is for Everyone
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2013

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An Israeli father and his daughter are collecting wood in preparation for Lag Ba’omer, the 33rd day of the Omer count (that began the night after the Passover seder). In Israel, this holiday is observed religiously by everyone, or, at least, the bonfire part of it. This Saturday night, expect to see the sky across […]

The Face of Tomorrow
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

This Haredi gentleman serves at an IAF base, and if you ask me, he is the living image of everything that’s right with this country. This, I believe, is why he’s beaming so amazingly, and why I become filled with a sense of hope for the possibility of a loving relationship between secular and religious […]

Find Waldo
 

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Find the little girl hidden among the flowers in this field outside Kibutz Nir Yitzhak, near Sderot, in southern Israel. Tell her she’s too cute for words. Yori Yanover

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Urban Surrealism
 

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013

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In Jerusalem, wherever you add something modern, you inevitably create conflict between it and the ancient environment. Sometimes it’s amusing, as in the case of this ad for sunglasses. Other times it can start a war, as in the case of ads with semi-clad models pasted on bus shelters in Haredi neighborhoods. The medium is […]

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Kibbutz Women
 

Posted on: April 21st, 2013

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Here are a bunch of kibbutz women filling up saltshakers, sometime between 1920 and 1940. The original caption for this image read: “Kibbutz women canning sardines.” But I don’ think these are sardines they’re pouring into those saltshakers, or the whole kibbutz would be up in arms. I spent a few minutes looking online for […]

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