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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
 
Netanyahu: PA Incitement Caused Pre-Passover Terror Attack

April 16, 2014 - 1:05 AM
 
Passover Eve Terror Attack Draws Strong Responses

April 15, 2014 - 10:39 PM
 
4 Border Police Injured When PA Truck Hits Them

April 15, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Terrorists Kill Father on Way to Passover Seder

April 15, 2014 - 9:03 PM
 
Chag Kasher v’Sameach from JewishPress.com

April 14, 2014 - 3:50 PM
 
Biur Chametz

April 14, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
2 Arrested with Paschal Lamb

April 14, 2014 - 3:13 PM
 
A Third Intifada to Begin at the Temple Mount?

April 14, 2014 - 1:07 PM
 
Israel, PLO ‘Talk’ Over Sanctions, Not Status

April 14, 2014 - 8:58 AM
 
Three Dead in Multiple Kansas Jewish Center Shootings

April 13, 2014 - 11:33 PM
 
London Teacher Threatens to Send Jewish Student to ‘Your Gas Chambers’

April 13, 2014 - 9:35 PM
 
Messianic ‘Blood Moon’ Rising on Passover Seder Night

April 13, 2014 - 9:30 PM
 
New Study: Nearly Every Israeli will Eat Matza and Keep Kosher on Pesach Eve

April 13, 2014 - 9:07 PM
 
Hamas on the Temple Mount

April 13, 2014 - 8:53 PM
 
IDF Prepares for Pesach

April 13, 2014 - 8:38 PM
 
Jews Move into Hevron ‘Peace House’ 5 Years after Expulsion

April 13, 2014 - 5:27 PM
 
Six Mind-Blowing Shots of IDF Helicopters in Action

April 13, 2014 - 3:28 PM
 
Aliyah Up by 14 Percent in First Three Months of 2014

April 13, 2014 - 2:32 PM
 
British Soccer Club Owner Rents Entire Israeli Hotel for Passover

April 13, 2014 - 2:11 PM
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Religion
 

Quebec to Tighten Regulations on kosher, Halal Meat Production

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Quebec’s agricultural minister is looking to tighten regulations for kosher and halal meat production. “We want the slaughter to happen in the most complete conditions of hygiene and cleanliness,” Quebec Minister of Agriculture François Gendron said, in comments reported by Montreal radio station CJAD last week. The minister said he would announce a plan for […]

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The sign above last night's protest in Beit Shemesh reads: "They Stole our City." Police special investigation Lahav 433 unit is tightening the noose around apparent massive election fraud, possibly ties to the Haredi political establishment.
 

Police Interrogate Son of Haredi MK on Beit Shemesh Election Fraud

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

A gag order has been imposed on reporting details of the investigation, which means police are making progress.

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Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
 

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks to Join Faculty at YU and NYU

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the UK, will join the faculties of Yeshiva University and New York University

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Edmon J. Rodman tries his hand at creating a centerpiece suitable for a Thanksgivukkah table.
 

Pass the Cranberry Latkes for Thanksgivukkah Holiday (Video)

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Get set for the silly jokes and serious attempts to compare Thanksgiving with Chanukah. You may have only one more chance in your lifetime to enjoy, or suffer, cranberry latkes.

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Tzohar Rabbis Group Says New Law to Help Stop Assimilation

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The new law that the Knesset passed Monday night to allow couples to register for marriages wherever they want will help prevent civil marriages abroad and stop a wave of assimilation, according to the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization “Local rabbinates functioned as mini-monopolies, causing widespread resentment among both religious and secular couples,” the Tzohar group said. […]

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UTJ MK Moshe Gafni accused Jewish Home of pushing free marriage registration because they're not religious.
 

Revolution: Knesset Approves Marriage for Straight Couples

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.

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Newlywed couple Harel and Talya David under the Chupa in Karnei Shomron in Judea and Samaria.
 

Revolutionary Marriage Reform Law Spells End to Haredi Domination

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.

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A Haredi campaign worker in action in Beit Shemesh on the days before the elections. At this point there's no telling just how wide the Haredi voting fraud has been. All Jewish Home needs to show are 924 fraudulent votes – the difference between the Shas incumbent's and the Zionist second finisher.
 

Mounting Evidence: Beit Shemesh Votes Stolen, Election Tainted

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

"She could not recall her children's names. We called the police and they took her for questioning. It turned out this was her second vote."

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Pope Pledges to Further Jewish-Catholic Dialogue

Posted on: October 27th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Pope Francis reaffirmed his commitment to fighting discrimination and furthering Jewish-Catholic dialogue. During an audience at the Vatican Thursday with a 60-member delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Francis said that he has “repeated many times, in recent weeks, the church’s condemnation of any form of anti-Semitism.” Such condemnations were just part of the solution, […]

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Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Seif of Kohelet Yeshiva High School and the Tikvah Foundation, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Prof. R.J. Snell of the Templeton Honors College of Eastern University before Rabbi Sacks' lecture on Oct. 24, 2013
 

Former UK Chief Rabbi’s Future: ‘Working With Students’

Posted on: October 26th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks told an audience at Eastern College on Thursday, Oct. 24, that he intends to dedicate the rest of his life working with students. He said he wants to support and encourage students to do great things for others.

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Jews from across Israel are gathering outside the Cave of the Patriarchs this Shabbat.
 

Thousands to Celebrate Shabbat Chayei Sarah in Hebron

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Tomorrow, together with literally tens of thousands here in Hebron and Kiryat Arba, we will read in the Torah how Abraham, almost 4,000 years ago, purchased the Caves of Machpela for us, his children.

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Non-haredi Beit Shemesh residents holding signs as they protest in front of city hall, following the victory of Haredi incumbent Mayor Moshe Abutbul (Shas). The non-Haredi residents demonstrated against alleged election fraud.
 

Haredi and Zionist Beit Shemesh Residents Demanding a Split

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Following accusations of election fraud in the city just outside Jerusalem, both sides agree they'd be much better off without one another.

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German ‘Bling Bishop’ Suspended by Vatican

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Vatican suspended indefinitely Germany’s “bling bishop” on Wednesday, for his luxury lifestyle, following calls in Germany for his dismissal. “The Holy See deems it appropriate to authorize a period of leave from the diocese for Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst,” the Vatican said in a statement. “The Holy Father has been continuously and objectively informed of the […]

 

5,200 to Attend Annual Chabad Gathering in New York

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Originally published at Chabad.org. Chabad Lubavitch emissaries will begin arriving in New York next week from all parts of the world for the Kinus Hashluchim—the annual get-together of emissaries, their parents, friends and supporters, and a record number are expected to attend this year. Organizers have spent more than six months planning for the Chabad […]

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MK Avigdor Lieberman getting the news of his candidate's defeat in the Jerusalem mayoral election Tuesday night. Things have been going badly for this Israeli political boss, who's facing a court decision on his future.
 

After Mayoral Loss, the Buzzards Are Flying over Lieberman’s Head

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Failure is an orphan in the Shas-Lieberman campaign aftermath – and winners in Israel don't get the "gracious" thing.

From "When Jewish David Met Irish Eileen," by Eli Valley.
 

‘They’re Reform, Nebech’

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsMedia

As an individual, I would never dream of expressing this kind of judgment about the religious choices of a fellow human being, much less a Jewish person.

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Israel Displays Rare Biblical Manuscripts for First Time

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

More than 200 of the rarest and most important Biblical manuscripts and texts were on display Wednesday night in an historical “Book of Books” exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. Among the manuscripts are the original fragments from the Septuagint, the earliest New Testament Scriptures, exquisite illuminated manuscripts, rare texts from the Cairo Geniza […]

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Shas Leader Aryeh Deri delivered in Beit Shemesh but lost Jerusalem—which was no surprise—and Shas core city of El'ad.
 

Deri Loses 2 out of 3 Major Races, Jewish Home Wins Sephardi Enclaves

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

In an election that failed to alter the top of the municipal map, all the important changes took place in small places.

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Muslims on the Hajj. The arrow points to a few of the many thousands of tents set up for the pilgrims
 

American Muslims Attacked During Hajj

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

American Shia Muslims were attacked in Saudi Arabia during the hajj. Their crime? They are Shia instead of Sunni Muslims. Plus, they are Americans.

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Israel's gay pride parade passes in front of the Knesset. But Israeli gays are not "kosher" enough for some West Coast LGBT.
 

Bills in the Works for Homosexual Marriages and Buses on Shabbat

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The warped “Jewish and democratic” equation is about to be bent out of shape again with Yesh Atid bills to allow homosexual “unions” and public bus transportation on the Sabbath.

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