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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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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin said his country can use nukes to retaliate even against conventional weapons.
 

Posted on: December 13th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The arms race is back on and out in the open, with Russia flexing its rhetorical strength and stretching its protective reach towards Iran.

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Armed with a camera, MK Pnina Tamano-Shata, who was born in Ethiopia, demanded to be permitted to donate blood. She was told she couldn't, because Ethiopian born Israelis are on the list of people who may not donate (the list also includes homosexuals and Englishmen). Now Israel may expose its blood supply to danger, to appease the political circus she created.
 

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

An MDA medical team was kicked out of the Knesset for refusing an Ethiopian MK Blood.

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Huckabee in Maaleh Adumim, where he can be assured of the "Jewish vote" of a couple hundred American ex-pats.
 

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Mike Huckabee doesn’t understand why Jews support Obama as “pro-Israel” because he doesn’t understand the psyche of a liberal American Jewish Democrat.

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He really looked strange…
 

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Maybe Bibi was right to stay home and avoid the ceremony – who knows what this guy would have said he said…

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Former MK Dr. Einat Wilf
 

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

"If the Israeli Left has no place for those who … wage battle against those who seek to delegitimize Israel, it will not return to lead the country."

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Beit Shemesh residents protesting in front of city hall what they consider the voter fraud that brought back a Haredi incumbent.
 

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

A news report on court proceedings in Beit Shemesh vote fraud, and a show on the Haredi housing crisis exposes deep resentments by seculars of Haredim.

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Beit Shemesh mayor Moshe Abutbul (L) during a council meeting on November 25, 2013. A Jerusalem court is deciding Tuesday whether his election was legal.
 

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Jerusalem District Court to discuss appeals of election results today.

 

Posted on: December 9th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Now that the U.S. and other P5+1 powers made an interim nuclear deal with Iran without involving Israel, the Jewish state is free to act as it sees fit on the Iranian issue without consulting America, former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told JNS.org. “I think now [the Israelis] have really a […]

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The Bialystoker Synagogue on the Lower East Side.
 

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

The proceeds from the property sale may not be used cover the synagogue's financial needs.

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