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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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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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Rav Ovadia Yosef (L) seen with his son, newly elected Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef.
 

Rav Ovadia Yosef in Too Much Pain to Give Sat. Night Talk

Posted on: August 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

His son, the recently elected Chief Rabbi Yizhak Yosef, took his place teaching the class last night.

At least 45 people were killed and about 500 others wounded in the two blasts that rocked the northern city of Tripoli.
 

Al Qaeda Blames Hezbollah for Tripoli Blasts

Posted on: August 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

"We were just bowing down to pray for the second time and the bomb went off. The air cleared, and I looked around me and saw bodies," an eyewitness told Reuters.

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Many Haredi men and most Chassidim wear a shtreimel made from animal fur on special days. Will they choose the synthetic alternative to avoid causing needless pain to animals?
 

Haredi Leader: Wearing a Shtreimel Is Chilul Hashem

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.

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Beware of this man, His name is Tom Cantor, He is rich, And He spends his money to try to tell Jews they can be 'Jewish Christians'
 

Maryland Jews Battle $1 Million ‘Jewish Christian’ Crusade

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Jews’ worst enemies are Jews. Tom Cantor says he was born into a Jewish family. He is trying to convince Maryland Jews they can be Jews and Christians. Even worse, he says “I love my people.”

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Haredi Israelis are under a three-pronged attack by Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who is introducing reforms at such a high speed they threaten to push many below the poverty line.
 

Lapid Tells Haredim ‘Go Work’ as Child Subsidy Cuts Go into Effect

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israel's social security administration objected to these cuts, arguing that they expect them to send some 35 thousand new children below the poverty line.

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Holocaust survivor Marge Fettman sits next to Chabad scribe Rabbi Yochanan Nathan as he inscribed the closing verses of her Torah scroll with a quill pen and special kosher ink
 

The Ultimate Revenge for Holocaust Survivor: New Torah Scroll

Posted on: August 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Holocaust survivors have at least two ways to take revenge against the Nazis. One is to overcome the past and bring a new family into the world. The other is to donate a Torah. Marge Fettmen did both.

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Baby Messiah aka Martin
 

Religious Right and ACLU Protest Judge’s No Messiah Ruling

Posted on: August 19th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The name would impose an "undue burden on him that as a human being he cannot fulfill," the judge wrote.

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Egypt's Interim President Adly Mansour has been working on a revised constitution that goes a long way to restore democracy in Egypt.
 

Radical, Democratic Changes to Egypt’s Constitution, MBs Out

Posted on: August 19th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Muslim Brothers are out for good, but Sharia law stays.

 

New Sephardi Chief Rabbi Says ‘Learn Torah or Enlist in IDF’

Posted on: August 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel, said in a recent Torah lesson that he often threatened students in his yeshiva that they must enlist in the IDF if they did not learn Torah. Delivering a “shiur” (Torah lesson} in Kfar Chabad, Rabbi Yosef said that youth who are not able to […]

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Various finds from the fill layer of the end of First Temple period: oil lamps, LMLKstamped handles and female figurines.
 

2700 Year-Old Inscription in City of David Excavations

Posted on: August 18th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

This fascinating find will be presented at Megalim's Annual Archaeological Conference which will take place on Thursday, August 29th in the City of David.

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David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion rebuked The Jewish Press, suggesting the daughter of a Buddhist Korean woman who never converted was qualified to serve as a rabbi. We went ahead and checked his facts…
 

Hebrew Union Pres. Pulls Fast One in Non-Jewish Rabbi Debate

Posted on: August 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

The President of HUC-JIR, sent The Jewish Press an angry letter suggesting there are Orthodox sources supporting patrilineal descent.

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The core curriculum program will introduce Haredi yeshiva students to foreign languages, literature, math, science, technology, and physical aptness, which are perceived by the Haredi leadership as an attack on Torah values.
 

Two Chassidic Yeshivas Capitulate, Will Teach Core Curriculum

Posted on: August 15th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Cuts in funding, together with severe cuts in child support, will likely force the majority of Haredi yeshivas to buckle under.

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New Super-Size Kitchen for Jews in Uman for Rosh HaShanah

Posted on: August 15th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Jewish volunteers have finished building a kitchen the size of a basketball court in Uman, Ukraine, where they plan to prepare 105,000 meals to serve an expected 20,000 Jews visiting and praying at the burial site of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. The new kitchen, donated by philanthropist and entrepreneur Steve Bogomilsky of Florida, replaced a […]

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Angela Buchdahl was born to an Ashkenazi, Reform Jewish father and a Korean Buddhist mother, yet on her path to the rabbinate did not take the time to convert to Judaism.
 

It’s Official: You Can Be a Non-Jewish Rabbi

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

How the reform movement has reached the ultimate diversity.

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Holland Hebrew Bookstore Ex-Owners Move to Israel, Close Up Shop

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

One of Western Europe’s largest Hebrew bookstores has closed down in Amsterdam as its former owners prepare to move to Israel. The Samech bookstore has been supplying Hebrew-language books to members of Holland’s Jewish community for nearly 40 years and possessed a stock of 100,000 books, according to the website of the Dutch Israelite Religious […]

 

Milan’s Jews Cut Ties with Muslim Group over Israel Slurs

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Milan Jewish community has broken off relations with the Milan Islamic Associations Coordination (CAIM) following verbal attacks on Israel made by the group’s spokesman. A statement from the Jewish community said it had decided to break ties with CAIM, which links more than 30 Muslim groups in the Milan area, after the association’s spokesman […]

Bishara Shlayan is an Arab Israeli who says BDS harms Arabs most of all
 

Arab Christian Party: Don’t Release Arab Murderers!

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

A new Arab Christian political party vehemently opposes BDS and the release of convicted Arab murderers, but whether it is the Holy Grail of Arabs fully supporting the Jewish State remains an open question

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Sharansky to Reveal Full Western Wall Plan in Two Weeks

Posted on: August 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky will release his full plan for a compromise among religious groups at the Western Wall in two weeks, Haaretz   reported. Under Sharansky’s plan, first reported in April, an existing egalitarian section of the wall known as Robinson’s Arch would be expanded and a unified entrance would be built leading […]

Stephanie Banister, 27, Australian politician, not well versed in current events.
 

‘Australia’s Sarah Palin’ Quits Race over Islam Gaffe (Video)

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

She still supports Jewish people, because they believe in Jesus.

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