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Lag BaOmer, the Kabbalah, and the Renaissance of Jewish Womanhood
 
Dozens Killed in Strategic Syrian Qalamoun Battles

May 7, 2015 - 10:24 AM
 
Iran Says Maersk Ship to Be Released This Week

May 7, 2015 - 10:19 AM
 
Kibbutz Hires Tunnel Detection Company

May 7, 2015 - 9:21 AM
 
IDF Officer-Rabbi Attacked in Beit Shemesh

May 7, 2015 - 8:34 AM
 
University of Haifa to Share $1.3 million Grant for Pioneering Brain Research

May 7, 2015 - 7:30 AM
 
There is a Coalition!

May 6, 2015 - 10:57 PM
 
Israeli A-G Breaks Own Rule, Interferes in Gov’t Coalition Talks

May 6, 2015 - 10:29 PM
 
Off-Shore Menorah-Shaped Islands Plan Mixes Interfaith with Promise of Jobs and Housing

May 6, 2015 - 4:00 PM
 
Netanyahu Wants Restrictions on the Minister of Justice

May 6, 2015 - 3:50 PM
 
Gas Line Terrorist Sentenced to 30 Years

May 6, 2015 - 3:20 PM
 
While Battling Mylan, Teva Acquires Auspex Pharmaceuticals for $3.2 Billion

May 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM
 
Coalition Last Minute Talks: Likud Capitulates, Bayit Yehudi Wins Justice + 2 Security Cabinet Votes

May 6, 2015 - 1:31 PM
 
Stone Throwers Injure Jerusalem Man

May 6, 2015 - 1:12 PM
 
Report: Sudan Shoots Down “Israeli” Drone

May 6, 2015 - 12:29 PM
 
Fear of New Bombing Attack Keeps Jews Away from Tunisian Lag B’Omer Pilgrimage

May 6, 2015 - 12:10 PM
 
Senators Boxer, Ernst, Move to Arm Kurds Against ISIS

May 6, 2015 - 11:55 AM
 
Tonight at Midnight: Netanyahu’s Moment of Truth

May 6, 2015 - 11:51 AM
 
5 Senior Hezbollah Field Commanders Killed in Qalamoun Battle

May 6, 2015 - 10:31 AM
 
Former UK Cmdr.: UN, Foreign Governments ‘Deliberately’ Twisting Laws of Armed Conflict on Israel

May 6, 2015 - 1:19 AM
 
Clinton Said She Will Speak on Benghazi but Only Once

May 6, 2015 - 12:59 AM
 
Huckabee Throws his Hat in the Ring

May 6, 2015 - 12:06 AM
 
Report: Bibi Blinks First, Ayelet Shaked to be Justice Minister

May 5, 2015 - 11:00 PM
 
US Senate May Vote Thursday on Nuclear Review Bill

May 5, 2015 - 10:33 PM
 
Bennett Goes Underground as Likud’s Anxiety Increases

May 5, 2015 - 9:40 PM
 
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Israel Issues Travel Warning for Nepal

May 5, 2015 - 6:30 PM
 
Oldest Set of 10 Commandments Showing in Israel

May 5, 2015 - 5:35 PM
 
Hamas Dentist of Death Arrested and Indicted

May 5, 2015 - 3:13 PM
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Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will be able to continue receiving New York State funds in the wake of the scandal that has seen its former CEO charged with stealing millions from the charity. The New York State attorney general and comptroller announced Thursday that they had reached an agreement with the Met Council, […]

 

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A source close to Aharon Friedman, the estranged husband of Tamar Epstein, is denying a report that he has granted his wife a religious writ of divorce, or get. This week, the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, or ORA, issued a flyer and fundraising call announcing that “Tamar is Free,” leading to an erroneous […]

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D)
 

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The White House has threatened to veto the new "Nuclear Weapon Free Iran" bill even though new sanctions wouldn't be triggered until the expiration of the interim agreement or if Iran breaches that agreement

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Lt. Col. Eisner, who was about to become head of a major IDF training facility when career veered off a cliff, said he was satisfied with the verdict. It means it could have gone even worse.
 

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

His good deed is certainly not going unpunished.

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After the American Studies Association voted to boycott Israel, the American Studies Department of Penn State University at Harrisburg withdrew from the Association
 

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The loss of membership and the launching of a competitor association, along with the legal challenge to the American Studies Association's tax-exempt status, may be the only real legacy of the ASA's boycott of Israel.

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An amicable divorce: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will be running in two separate party lists next national elections.
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israel Beiteinu Party Secretary MK Faina Kirschenbaum said that this was a done deal.

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A cake, celebrating 100 years since the birth of Raoul Wallenberg, whose heroic acts saved upwards of 100,000 lives.
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Young Israel celebrates the life of the diplomat turned wartime hero.

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Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP) has submitted a draft law that could grant citizenship to descendants of Jews expelled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. The possibility of the bill was first announced last year by Spanish Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon. If the law is ratified, eligible Jews won’t have to relinquish their current nationalities […]

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Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

A Native American studies association is the third U.S. academic body this year to recommend its members boycott Israeli universities. The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association in a Dec. 15 announcement said it “encourages NAISA members to boycott Israeli academic institutions because they are imbricated with the Israeli state and we wish to place […]

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Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A mother in Israel has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court a rabbinical court ruling requiring her to circumcise her son. In her appeal filed Wednesday, the mother said the rabbis cannot order her to circumcise her son, who is now a year old. The Jerusalem rabbinical court last month upheld the ruling of the […]

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the road prayer
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

My first reaction to this story was: El Al has its own rabbi?

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Associate Professor Curtis Marez of the University of California at San Diego, president of the organization that endorsed a boycott against Israel's academia, is a dolt, according to columnist Jeffrey Goldberg.
 

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Curtis Marez is a dolt because he couldn't help revealing his Jew hatred.

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John Podhoretz (seen here on The Daily Show) was booed by the 92nd Street Y audience and shushed by the moderator, Forward editor Jane Eisner, when he defended Israel from claims that Israel was responsible for a recent academic boycott
 

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Maybe the moderator should have "reined in" the emotions when the audience was booing and "enraged" - her words - by Podhoretz's defense of Israel from J Street's blaming Israel for the academic boycott.

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It's Shabbat morning in snowy Efrat and the electricity has just gone out. Do you suffer through the rest of the day, or do you search for a creative halachic solution? (illustration image)
 

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A "Beit Hillel" rabbi reported his decision to turn on the electricity on a frozen Shabbat morning, only to be attacked by a "Tzohar" rabbi from his neck of the (snowy) woods.

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Israeli olah proudly showing their new ID cards. Instead of investing in strengthening Jewish centers in diaspora, Israel must focus on one narrow mission: bring everyone home.
 

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.

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A worker tending to cannabis plants at a growing facility for the Tikun Olam company, near the northern city of Tsfat. New health ministry regulations will force this and similar facilities to sell to just one monopoly, which was picked without a bidding process.
 

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Only the pharmacies will be decided according to an official bid – everybody else basically gets a license to print money.

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Law Professor William Jacobson to challenge ASA's tax exempt status if it boycotts Israeli universities
 

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A law professor will challenge the tax exempt status of the American Studies Association, because academic boycotts of Israeli universities is not in their mission statement or an activity privileged with tax exemption

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Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

On Saturday, Tunisia’s 21 political parties picked the minister of industry, Mehdi Jomaa, 50, as the next prime minister, who will replace the Islamist-led government with a team of technocrats, AP reported. Jomaa now has three weeks to cobble together his government, whose main task will be to prepare presidential and legislative elections next year. […]

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A snow plow clearing the entrance to the Yemin Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem during the major snow storm that hit the capital on Friday, December 13. Israelis are pointing the finger at government, but much of the disaster could have been avoided with better individual preparedness.
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Much of the disaster could have been avoided with better individual preparedness.

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Posted on: December 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Several Haredi residents in Beit Shemesh have confessed to police investigators that they gave the identification cards to others to vote in their place, Israel radio reported. On Election Day, police confiscated approximately 200 identification cards and disguises. Attorney General Yehudah Weinstein appealed to the courts to violate the recent elections in Beit Shemesh, and […]

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