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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
Updates from Kuneitra, Syria [video]

August 29, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 29, 2014 - 1:08 PM
 
Soldier Dies from Wounds in Rocket Attack

August 29, 2014 - 12:33 PM
 
A Grand Total of 50 Muslims in Michigan Condemn ISIS

August 29, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Funeral Begins from Lakewood Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer

August 29, 2014 - 11:48 AM
 
Dutch Pension Fund Rejects BDS

August 29, 2014 - 10:37 AM
 
Al Qaeda and ISIS are Israel’s New Northern Neighbors

August 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM
 
Netanyahu Meets with House Armed Services Members

August 28, 2014 - 11:49 PM
 
Mashaal Vows Cease-Fire a Step to New ‘Resistance’ War against Israel

August 28, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
ISIS Slaughters 450 Captured Syrian Soldiers Since Wednesday

August 28, 2014 - 8:37 PM
 
Update: Lakewood Confirms Sofer’s Body Was Found in Jerusalem Hills

August 28, 2014 - 8:31 PM
 
Comedian Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 28, 2014 - 8:09 PM
 
Run Away… Run Away… [photos]

August 28, 2014 - 7:28 PM
 
Echoing Cease-fire, Britain’s Jews and Muslims Call for Peace

August 28, 2014 - 6:56 PM
 
27 Israelis Arrested for Drug & Weapons Trafficking, Helping Hezbollah

August 28, 2014 - 6:38 PM
 
Israeli Arabs Arrested for Lebanon Ties

August 28, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
Erdoğan Sworn in as Turkish President

August 28, 2014 - 3:26 PM
 
IDF Fires Warning Shots Near Gaza Fence

August 28, 2014 - 2:51 PM
 
Shaath: US Pressured Israel to Drop Demilitarization Demand

August 28, 2014 - 2:49 PM
 
PLO Calls for War Crimes Investigations

August 28, 2014 - 2:39 PM
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Religion
 

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 […]

 

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.
 

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.
 

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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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.
 

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
 

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.
 

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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Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not meet with Pope Francis during a visit to Rome, as the Israeli leader’s office had announced. The Vatican reportedly never was asked to schedule a meeting for this week, and due to complex and conservative Vatican protocol cannot schedule a visit with one week’s notice, which would be insulting. […]

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Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The hook that finally got me to Ukraine was a conference about antisemitism. Yes, it is ironic, and maybe bold: a conference about antisemitism in Ukraine.

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An Egyptian Coptic wedding party was fired upon on Sunday; 3, including an 8 yr old girl, were killed. (Illustration image)
 

Posted on: October 21st, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Long-running hostility and violence towards Egyptian Copts by Muslims continued when gun-wielding motorcyclists attacked a church wedding party on Sunday in northern Cairo

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Posted on: October 20th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

Nearly one-third of Syria’s native Christians have fled their homes during the Syrian civil war, according to Syrian Christian leader Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III Laham. He said that more than 450,000 Christians out of an estimated 1.75 million have been displaced or have left the country since the Syrian civil war began in […]

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Let's face it, antisemites truly believe there's a powerful Jewish cabal out there, and that if one of us Jews gives the word, immediately trained, clandestine teams take off to carry it out...
 

Posted on: October 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

You may not know it, but my name is mud in Turkey, and it's all because I insist on writing my opinion. It's a curse.

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Posted on: October 19th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Representatives of the Jewish community of Gdansk, Poland, said the torching of a mosque had “frightening connotations” of the Nazi-inspired Kristallnacht pogroms against Jews. The association was inescapable, three of the city’s Jewish leaders wrote in a statement Thursday. “On the eve of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, during which synagogues were burned in the […]

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Posted on: October 18th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

With the backdrop of positive steps on Jewish-Catholic relations under Pope Francis I, more than 50 leaders from both faiths gathered in Madrid, Spain, on Oct. 13 for the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee (ICJLC) summit to further religious cooperation. The ICJLC, the official Catholic-Jewish dialogue group, was formed in 1967 shortly after the Second Vatican […]

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This is Jewish Press blogger Daniel Greenfield's suggestion for a new name for the Washington Redskins.
 

Posted on: October 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

America as a melting pot is the biggest threat to Jews, who want to be so politically correct that even the name “Redskins” draws the ADL to ruin the party just when Americans finally have a fun issue.

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Posted on: October 17th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The University of California, Berkeley is launching a Center for Jewish Studies. The university made the announcement of the center, for which it allotted $1 million, on Wednesday. The center will be inaugurated Oct. 30. “The center will expand the breadth of Jewish studies scholarship here, connect more students to the wealth of Jewish studies […]

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Posted on: October 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Overlooked in the eulogies and praise of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is the role he played in the development of the kosher certification, Badatz Beit Yosef, under the leadership of his youngest son Rabbi Moshe Yosef. The Beit Yosef kosher standard meticulously follows the standards of Rabbi Yosef Caro, the author of the codification of Jewish […]

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Posted on: October 16th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism to the world through digital media. The awards will be presented on November 24 in New York City. […]

Shas party Chairman MK Aryeh Deri hovering over the shoulder of Israel Beiteinu party leader MK Avigdor Liberman in the Knesset. Deri is basing his entire strategy for a return to government on Liebrman.
 

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

In Deri's own words: if the Haredim aren't united next week around Moshe Leon's candidacy, they'll be "losing the chance to take down the coalition in the next three years."

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