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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Kerry’s Talks Achieve Peace Between Hamas and Fatah

April 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
 
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

April 23, 2014 - 11:18 AM
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
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More than 150,000 people crowd Jerusalem streets Sunday to make the last day of shiva for Rav Ovadia Yosef.
 

Photos: More than 150,000 Mark End of Shiva for Rav Ovadia

Posted on: October 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Well over 150,000 people spontaneously crowded Jerusalem to mourn Rav Ovadia. The previous night, leftists rounded up 30,000 people to mourn Oslo. The difference was not just in numbers but also in the heart.

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Tour guide Yehuda Glick (right) leading a group on Temple Mount.
 

Israel Police Banned Me from the Temple Mount on Vague Charges

Posted on: October 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Temple Mount Institute official and professional tour guide Yehuda Glick, an American, sent us his version of events as of last Thursday.

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A commemorative medal of the first year of the pontificate of Pope Francis containing a spelling mistake not more for sale
 

Vatican Misspells ‘Jesus’ on Papal Medals

Posted on: October 13th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

6,000 commemorative medallions are being recalled.

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FBI arrests "divorce gang" that kidnapped and beat husbands who refused a religious divorce for their wives.
 

FBI Arrests NY Rabbis for Beating Husbands Who Refuse Divorce

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Many Jewish women suffer as “agunahs,” unable to re-marry because their husbands refuse them divorces. Four Jews, two of them rabbis, allegedly took the law into their hands and beat husbands until they agreed.

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Father and son during Brit mila in Paris.
 

Council of Europe Says Ritual Circumcision Won’t Be Banned

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Sometimes anti-Semitism is its own best antidote because it makes its sewage makers look as ignorant as they are. After a Council of Europe body said circumcision violates human rights, its leader rejected the idea.

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MK Aryeh Deri tearful and mournful during Rav Ovadia's funeral procession.
 

Yishai’s Men Accuse Deri of Overtaking Shas ‘with Force and Cynicism’

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Ever the crafty politician, Yishai's people said, Deri had no trouble utilizing his great mentor's passing to promote his own standing.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paying his respects to the family of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef at the shiva in Jerusalem. Two of the sons turned out to have some unfinished business with the visiting leader.
 

Rav Ovadia’s Son to Netanyahu: You Hurt Dad’s Feelings

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The prime minister was embarrassed during a shiva visit to the mourning children of the great man.

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Turkey Lifts 90-Year-Old Ban on Muslim Veil at University and Work

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

A new law Turkish law breaks a 90-year-old ban on Muslims wearing the veil at university or at government work offices and reflects the growing Islamic influence on the once secular government. The secular Turkish republic in 1925 banned  civil servants from wearing overt symbols of religious affiliation, That presumably includes the kippa, for those […]

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This 18th Century handwritten Passover Haggadah was discovered in a heap of rubbish.
 

18th Century Jewish Manuscript Found in Garage

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.

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Peres Asking Europeans to Reconsider Anti-Circumcision Resolution

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Council of Europe to reconsider a resolution condemning male ritual circumcision. In a letter issued Sunday to Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe — a pan-European intergovernmental organization — Peres wrote that he was “sorry to hear” of the resolution. The resolution, which was passed […]

Close to a million mourners filled up Jerusalem's streets during Rav Ovadia Yosef's funeral.
 

Jewish Home Leaders Attacked at R. Ovadia’s Funeral

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett wrote in his Facebook page that Rav Ovadia was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our nation.

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President Shimon Peres with Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in 2011.
 

Peres’ Eulogy: Rav Ovadia Was ‘My Teacher, My Rabbi, My Friend’

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.

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cairo-clashes
 

51 Dead in as Egyptians Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Yom Kippur War

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The sound of heavy gunfire was reported, as well as army jets and F-16 fighters hovering in formations over several cities.

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Egypt Turns Back Palestinian Pilgrims, Mulls Gaza Military Action

Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Egyptian authorities turned back more than 100 Palestinians on their way to Mecca as part of their Hajj pilgrimage, citing security reasons. Reports say that the Egyptian military is considering military action inside of Gaza if terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula continues. Egyptian aircraft have recently been conducting reconnaissance over Gaza. “The Egyptian army does […]

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There will be a string of four "blood moons" in the year 5775, and one of them will shine over the Passover seder. Whenever this happened in the past, enormous events took place in Jewish history.
 

Messianic ‘Blood Moon’ Rising on Passover Seder Night

Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The prophecy in Joel, like most prophecies, is surreal, beautiful, and open to many interpretations.

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According to Israel Radio, things had gone a little out of hand near the end, and the WOW had to sneak out of there through a side exit, as Haredi men were cursing them out and one man was arrested on suspicion of spitting and throwing stuff at them.
 

200 WOW Drowned Out by 10,000 Seminary Girls

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

No one was really hurt, and that's what really counts. Eat your heart out, Pew Institute, down here we're all Orthodox Jews…

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They are a brilliant billboard ad in favor of intermarriage. They're sane and attractive trailblazers in a new America in which Jew and gentile can live together in harmony.
 

Who Stays on the Bus? The ‘Good Bye, Jon Stewart’ Debate

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Do you know how many thumbs down Ezra the Scribe received when he announced, back in the 500s BCE?

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Stephen Cipes carries the newly written Torah scroll he donated to the Chabad center in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
 

Sefer Torah Represents a First for Canadian City

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The Torah they got “is a piece of art. It is one of the most beautiful Torahs anyone's ever seen…”

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An IMAX camera mounted on a crane captures the recitation of the priestly blessing at the Western Wall during Passover.
 

An IMAX Film of the Jerusalem You Never Have Seen Before (Video)

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Move over Kohn Kerry and let the moviemakers take over. It took five years of negotiations for an IMAX visual tour of Jerusalem, including the three major religions, to come to the screen.

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The Women of the Wall will pray at the southern end of the Western Wall Friday but without their Torah scroll, which has been damaged by dampness.
 

Women of the Wall Blame Gov’t for Their Damaged Torah Scroll

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.

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