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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
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Popes John Paul II, John XXIII Praised for Denouncing Antisemitism

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the Vatican’s announcement of the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, citing their groundbreaking work in denouncing antisemitism and building positive Jewish-Catholic relations. “For us in the Jewish community, Popes John Paul II and John XXIII have already been saints for a long time. They are towering men […]

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Tens of thousands gathered at the kotel to pray for Rav Ovadia, September 29, 2013.
 

Tens of Thousands Pray for Rav Ovadia at the Kotel

Posted on: September 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

If you wish to mention him in your prayers, his name is Harav Chaim Ovadia Yosef ben Gorgia.

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Jacksonville, Florida residents Orly, 16, and Esther Ohayon, 57, were struck by a car while walking to shul erev Yom Kippur.  Esther Ohayon, z"l, was killed, Orly is in critical condition.
 

NCSY Student Leader and Her Mother Struck by Car Erev Yom Kippur, Mother Killed

Posted on: September 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

16 year-old NCSY board member, Orly Ohayon, is in critical condition and her mother was killed when a car struck them on their way to shul erev Yom Kippur.

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Reform Rabbi Michael Sternfield officiating at the wedding of Karyn and Brian, in July of 2011, and, as a congregation member put it in her blogpost: "blending Catholicism and Judaism." Sternfield blended a gambling addiction with a devotion to promoting intermarriage.
 

Gambling Chicago Reform Rabbi Loses Pulpit

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

His explanation came in the form of a good bye letter saying it was "time to retire."

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The Chabad Jewish Center in Longmont, Colo., was struck by flash floods.
 

Yom Kippur Inspires Determination in Wake of Colorado Floods

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

News & ViewsLocal

Some 300 people came specifically because of the floods.

Pastor Terry Jones with his vanload of Korans, back in 2010.
 

Police Arrest Religious Arsonist, Impound 2,998 Kerosene-Soaked Korans

Posted on: September 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Book burning by Christians is an old tradition.

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Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar showing an ancient medallion dated to the late Byzantine period (early seventh century CE) with a shofar (ram's horn) and a Torah scroll ornament, September 9, 2013. The treasure was discovered in recent Jerusalem excavations near the Temple Mount southern wall, by members of the Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology.
 

Byzantine Era Golden Treasure Uncovered at Foot of Temple Mount

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.

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The French city of Metz has closed a street for Jews from Rosh HaShanah through Yom kippur. Above: A street closed in Williamsburg, NY
 

French City Closes Street to Traffic through Yom Kippur

Posted on: September 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

‘What’s good for the Jews is good for the Muslims,” says a French Islamic website citing the closure of a city street for Jews through the High Holidays. It demands the same for Muslim street prayers.

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Israel Wants Christians to Fund Non-Jewish ‘Birthright’ Program

Posted on: September 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau says that he hopes to create a program modeled after Taglit-Birthright Israel trips for young Evangelical Christians, as part of an effort to increase Christian tourism in the Jewish state. “The Christians have a problem with their next generation too,” Landau said, Ynet reported. “We are looking to get closer […]

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Rav Ovadia’s Condition Improving

Posted on: September 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

There has been another improvement in the medical condition of Rav Ovadia Yosef, who is still in the ICU at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. Rav Yosef spent Rosh Hashanah and Shabbat in prayers, accompanied by family members. Doctors will conduct a complete evaluation of his condition on Sunday, to weigh his discharge. He has […]

The WOW group pray at the Kotel, but Jordan objects.
 

Jordan Calls ‘Women of the Wall’ Prayer Site an ‘Attack on Islam’

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Women of the Wall was so focused on Haredim that the girls forgot to ask Jordan for permission to pray in their own minyan. Now maybe the WoW will wake up to reality and pray on the Temple Mount.

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Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis Appointed as UK’s New Chief Rabbi

Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

On Sunday, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was appointed as the United Kingdom’s new chief rabbi. Rabbi Mirvis is the Britain’s 11th chief rabbi. Besides being a congregational rabbi, Rabbi Mirvis previously served as the chief rabbi of Ireland from 1985 to 1992. Rabbi Mirvis was born in South Africa in 1956. He moved to Israel in […]

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Picture from Facebook page of 'Untold History' violates the social media network's standards but has not been removed
 

Facebook Neglects ‘Community Standards’ for Anti-Semitic Page

Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Facebook “does not permit hate speech, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech.” If so, Holocaust denial and praise for Hitler apparently can now be called harmless humor.

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Haredim on holiday in Tiberias. A family sued a travel agency that misrepresented a hotel package fpr Passover in Tiberias. It ended up being expensive and extremely uncomfortable.
 

Family Sues after Haredim Call them ‘Shiksas’

Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Can it be a four-star hotel if you can smell the sewer system from your room?

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Moti was not properly circumcised back in Shiraz, Iran.
 

Concern: Some Iranian Jews Improperly Circumcised (Video)

Posted on: August 29th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

It turns out that there exists a less invasive method of circumcision, which does not fully remove the foreskin.

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digs stone
 

Canaanite Ritual Stone Discovered in Northern Israel

Posted on: August 28th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Researchers were able to establish that this was later a place of Jewish dwellers.

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Tibetan monks work on peace mandala in Jerusalem's Tower of David.
 

Tibetan Monks Chant Prayers for Peace in Jerusalem

Posted on: August 26th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival attracts array of international musicians.

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There's no God over here, God is around the corner, where the Haredim are davening… WOW chair Anat Hoffman speaking to the press after saying no to the Bennett Plan to build a prayer area outside the Kotel plaza but still adjacent to the Kotel.
 

Women of the Wall Protesting Bennett’s High Holidays Plan

Posted on: August 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."

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Leaked Quebec Plan would Ban Kippot on Public Workers

Posted on: August 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A plan by Quebec’s government to ban “religious symbols,” including the kippa, among public sector workers has elicited worry from religious minorities in the Canadian province. The bill would seek to ban public employees from wearing large Christian crosses or religious headwear such as that worn by Sikhs, Muslims and Jews while at work. Richard […]

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Selichot prayers at the Kotel leading up to Yom Kippur
 

Does Israel Recognize Itself as a Jewish State?

Posted on: August 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Netanyahu demands that that Mahmoud Abbas recognize Israel as a Jewish state, but if it wants foreign journalists to do so, perhaps it should not call Rosh HaShanah-Yom Kippur-Sukkot “autumn holidays.”

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