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Would Anat Hoffman Be Interested?
 

Would Anat Hoffman Be Interested?

Posted on: November 24th, 2013

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The Little Western Wall, also known as HaKotel HaKatan, is located in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, near the Iron Gate to the Temple Mount. The wall dates from the Second Temple period (516 BCE – 70 CE). It is the continuation of the Larger part of the Kotel and almost […]

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To Kill a Chief Rabbi
 

To Kill a Chief Rabbi

Posted on: November 21st, 2013

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Former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger has been remanded to house arrest for another 9 days by a local court Wednesday. He is accused of corruption, for having taken his cut out of millions of shekels in funds that he had raised. He did it. The thing is, that’s the way prominent rabbis, like prominent scholars […]

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The Threat to Peace
 

The Threat to Peace

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

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The home of Itay Zar in the Jewish settlement of Havat Gilad is under construction. Havat Gilad is located on land that was privately purchased and owned by Moshe Zar, who’s been buying land from Arabs since 1979. After his son Gilad, a security coordinator for the Shomron Regional Council, was shot and killed in […]

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You Just Know It's Jerusalem
 

You Just Know It’s Jerusalem

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

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It’s probably the combination of the early 20th century buildings, the café tables reaching practically to the pavement and blocking the sidewalk, the train tracks and the Haredi guys walking in the middle of Yaffo Street. It’s Jerusalem in winter the way an artist like Pieter Bruegel would have painted it.

Blondes
 

Blondes

Posted on: November 18th, 2013

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Here are Sara Netanyahu and French President Francois Hollande’s partner Valerie Trierweiler (R) at the official residence in Jerusalem Sunday. Natural yellow shades are found in only two percent of the world’s population, making the color nearly as rare as red hair. Golden locks are most common in Europe, particularly Scandinavia and other northern nations. […]

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Growing without Soil
 

Growing without Soil

Posted on: November 17th, 2013

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Look at these lettuces, growing in a green house without the benefit of a soil. A hydroponics plant growth system basically consists of a circular nutrient supply module, a circular plant prop module, a pump positioned in the supply module to circulate liquid nutrient upwardly into the prop module, and a distributor unit to convey […]

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Shabbat off Om Beach,
 

Shabbat off Om Beach, Goa

Posted on: November 15th, 2013

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Om Beach, in the State of Karnataka in South West India, is about a two hour drive south of Goa. It’s a quiet place, where travelers—many of them Israelis—come to watch the sunset and take in the silence. Bait Yehudi, on top of a jungle hill off Om Beach, is where Jews—mainly Israelis—go to eat […]

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Hanukkah on the USS Harry S. Truman
 

Hanukkah on the USS Harry S. Truman

Posted on: November 14th, 2013

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U.S. Navy Lt. Zac Stang, the operations administrator and Jewish lay leader of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, reads from the Torah in celebration of the first night of Hanukkah in the chapel aboard the ship, under way in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications, Dec. 11, 2009. You’ll note the inevitable bottle […]

Last Night's Jerusalem Mini Marathon
 

Last Night’s Jerusalem Mini Marathon

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

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The Jerusalem Night Run, a 6 mile race, took off last night from the old train station. The race was mainly for folks preparing for the March, 2014 Jerusalem Marathon. The race was scheduled to start at 9 PM, which is why the entire city was shut down as of 4 PM. This is why […]

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Four New Reform Rabbis Nebech
 

Four New Reform Rabbis Nebech

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

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Here are four new Reform rabbis nebech, posing for a picture during an ordination ceremony of the Hebrew Union College Institute in Jerusalem. So, what do you need to know to become a Reform rabbi nebech? HUC-JIR’s Rabbinic School has a five-year program of full-time graduate study leading to the degree of Master of Arts […]

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New Refugees
 

New Refugees

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

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These Syrian refugees, children and adults, have settled at the Zaatari camp in Northern Jordan. The camp was first opened on July 28, 2012 to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civil war that’s been raging since the spring of 2011. In the summer of 2013, the camp population was estimated at […]

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It's a Plan
 

It’s a Plan

Posted on: November 10th, 2013

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President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of State John Kerry in the Oval Office. Here’s what the president is saying: Here’s how we’ll handle Bibi. First, we’ll tell him we can’t support Israel on the Iran nukes unless he agrees to talks with the Palestinians where they get to have preconditions but he gets none. […]

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Setting Up the Yasser Booth
 

Setting Up the Yasser Booth

Posted on: November 8th, 2013

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Here are two Arab merchants in Ramallah unloading posters of the late Chairman Yasser Arafat, with the caption in Arabic “Don’t let the olive branch fall from my hand,” November 7, 2013. In 1973, exactly 40 years ago, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution condemning Zionism as a form of racism and supporting the […]

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AOW (Avigdor of the Wall)
 

AOW (Avigdor of the Wall)

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

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Here’s Israel’s former and future foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman giving thanks at the Western Wall, after his acquittal in a Jerusalem Magistrate Court. And there was a lot to be thankful for. After 17 years of being hounded and questioned and interrogated and browbeaten by the cops, the press, the prosecution, the entire Ashkenazi junta, […]

Refugees in a Jewish Land
 

Refugees in a Jewish Land

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

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Meet Yossi and Sari Tal and their baby. They live in Bat Ayin. On Tuesday, a large Israeli security force arrived in their small town and did this. Today, the same force is in Maoz Esther nearby, doing this. They’re able to do this without any legal recourse to their victims—tax payers like you and […]

We Protest
 

We Protest

Posted on: November 5th, 2013

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The Women of the Wal 2nd Rosh Chodesh Kislev prayer (they skipped the first) went by quietly, with very little reaction from the Haredim. Maybe the presence of an entire police regiment helped. Maybe the Haredim were just exasperated and let them have this one. Except for the woman in the picture, who stood among […]

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Arabs Crowd Israeli Gas Stations as Shortage Plagues PA
 

Arabs Crowd Israeli Gas Stations as Shortage Plagues PA

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

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This is what happens when you don’t pay your debts to the fuel providers: they stop shipping. I should think Arabs of all people would know this about the rules of fuel. And yet, here you go. Sunday was marked by many hundreds of Palestinian cars riding over to Israeli gas stations because the stations […]

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Bogie Riding Low
 

Bogie Riding Low

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon riding his bicycle in a race around the Kinneret lake Saturday. Makes you wonder if it was a prank – they sent him an email saying he needed to bring a ground-level bike and everybody else got another message, to bring their regular bikes. He did kind of stood […]

Beit Sh'an Sea Hawk
 

Beit Sh’an Sea Hawk

Posted on: November 1st, 2013

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An Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), aka Sea Hawk, Fish Eagle, and Fish Hawk, caught himself a nice, fat fish over in the Beit Sh’an valley. The Osprey arrives in the Middle East in autumn, and flies back to Northern Europe in spring time. Isn’t he gorgeous?  

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Hadassah Members on an Israel Bonds Tour

Posted on: October 31st, 2013

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The women leading Hadassah group tours in 1954 “learned and exercised leadership skills as the result of their work fundraising and participating in Jewish and Zionist education.” Also: “Hadassah was involved in teaching adult Hebrew classes to better promote understanding and communication between Jewish Americans and Israelis.” So, what happened? Any, they flew in this […]

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