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Rabbi Riskin on Tension with the Chief Rabbinate, and Rabbi Feuer on the Priestly Blessing
 
‘Mystery Rabbi’ Sues Rapper ‘Ice Cube’ for $2 Million for Assault

May 29, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Israel Envisions Regional Cooperation with Arab Nations

May 29, 2015 - 3:04 AM
 
El Paso, Texas and Hadera, Israel Become Sister Cities

May 29, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Jerusalem Post Editor Attacked by Arabs at ‘Coexistence’ ‘Hug’ Day

May 29, 2015 - 2:54 AM
 
At Least 10 Killed in Baghdad Hotel Bombings [video]

May 29, 2015 - 1:41 AM
 
Israel Railways Workers Set to Strike

May 29, 2015 - 1:25 AM
 
Another Iranian General Killed in Syria

May 29, 2015 - 1:16 AM
 
Hezbollah Runs Away as Jabhat al-Nusra Captures Another Syrian City

May 29, 2015 - 12:39 AM
 
Jerusalem Yeshiva Student Drowns in Beit Zayit Reservoir

May 28, 2015 - 10:08 PM
 
Netanyahu Warns FIFA: Palestinian Threats Will Destroy International Sport

May 28, 2015 - 9:45 PM
 
Medical Update on Rav Bina’s Grandson [video]

May 28, 2015 - 7:47 PM
 
IRS $50M Cyber Security Scandal Stretches to Russia

May 28, 2015 - 6:36 PM
 
Tony Blair Steps Down as Quartet Middle East Envoy but No One Cares

May 28, 2015 - 4:58 PM
 
Police Detain 2 Muslims for Harassing Visitors on the Temple Mount

May 28, 2015 - 4:27 PM
 
Former NY Gov. Pataki Running for GOP Presidential Nominee

May 28, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
One of Indicted FIFA Officials Blamed ‘Zionism’ for 2011 Bribe Charge

May 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM
 
Sen. Graham Tells Netanyahu He Will Lead ‘Violent Backlash’ against UN

May 28, 2015 - 12:51 PM
 
Netanyahu Wants US $45 Billion in US Military Aid by 2028

May 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM
 
Ben & Jerry’s Launches New Flavor: Bernie Sanders

May 28, 2015 - 11:45 AM
 
Hareidi Rabbis Warn New Sport Club Will Cause Desecration of Shabbat’

May 28, 2015 - 10:31 AM
 
MK and Police Discussing Making Marijuana Legal

May 28, 2015 - 9:48 AM
 
US Claims ‘No More Extensions’ for Iran Nuclear Talks

May 27, 2015 - 10:30 PM
 
Jewish Agency’s Natan Sharansky Speaks Up for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

May 27, 2015 - 8:24 PM
 
Russia to Deliver S-300 Missile System to Iran… Eventually

May 27, 2015 - 4:50 PM
 
18 Dead, 13 Missing in Texas Flash Floods

May 27, 2015 - 4:17 PM
 
Netanyahu Cabinet Approves Ministerial Committee on Arab Affairs

May 27, 2015 - 3:49 PM
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Religion
Are you a new father read to help circumcise your  son? Above: Brit Milah in Paris.
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The kindest cut of all might be the one that new father makes at his son’s circumcision.

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Posted on: December 5th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Rabbi Sergio Bergman, wearing a colorful yarmulke, was sworn in to Argentina’s National Parliament Wednesday on a Tanach when he swore the oath of office before “God, the motherland and the sacred scriptures of the Bible, the Tanach.” Bergman, the first rabbi to take office as a national legislator, was one of Argentina’s 127 newly […]

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Madonna, with her red string, is one of the fans of the  Kabbalah Centre, debunked by orthodox rabbis and now sued for fraud by former followers.
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Orthodox rabbis for years have denounced the “Kabbalah Centre” as being a fraud of mysticism, Madonna and Britney Spears notwithstanding. Now former followers have sued for financial fraud.

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Yishai and Malkah Chanukah_5772
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Live at Midnight in Israel, 5 PM in New York

 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A federal court began hearing arguments on Tuesday by orthodox Jews appealing a  New York City rule that requires parents to agree to the rite of oral suction in circumcisions, The New York Daily News reported. The city restricted the practice following 11 cases of herpes of boys who were circumcised with what in Hebrew […]

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Giant menorah, made from 450 candles in paper bags was lit on a hillside in Mevaseret Adumim, aka E1, on Monday. The candles burned for half an hour and then the cops showed. And completely destroyed it. On Chanukah. In Eretz Israel.
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

BlogsA Soldier's Mother

Despite repeated promises by virtually every Israeli government in the last decade or two, E1 remains largely vacant.

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Posted on: December 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presented  Pope Francis Monday with a copy of the book “The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain,” a Tel Aviv scholarly publication of some of the worst things the Catholic Church has done to Jews. The book was written by the Prime Minister’s late father Benzion, who wrote of […]

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Women from the independent Mission Minyan group in San Francisco carry Torah scroll.
 

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The issue of women becoming involved in synagogue services to the point of holding a Torah scroll is as loaded in the Diaspora than it is in Israel.

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Posted on: December 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Rome’s main synagogue Sunday night and lit Hanukkah candles with his Italian counterpart Enrico Letta before he arrived at the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis. Speaking to the Jewish community and the media at Sunday’s ceremony, Netanyahu reiterated his warnings that the recent agreement on Iran’s nuclear […]

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The line outside Temple Mount Sunday morning. Eventually, 36 Jews were blocked from entering on Hanukkah, the day the Temple was retaken from the enemies.
 

Posted on: December 1st, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Israeli police prevent Jews from entering the site of the very Temple the Maccabees purified and re-opened more than 2,000 years ago.

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American convert to Islam Yuram Abdullah Weiler is a loyal representative of the Tehran line and an enlightening example of what's next in the Islamic invasion of the West.
 

Posted on: December 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

To read Weiler, which I recommend, is to realize he actually believes it's Iran that's been duped here.

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Lubavitch emissaries erecting a menorah (illustration image).
 

Posted on: November 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

He urged the mayor’s office to cancel a public candle-lighting event on Mollard Square scheduled for Dec. 3.

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The 23rd Psalm in the Bay Book of Psalms, sold for $14.2 million.
 

Posted on: November 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The Puritans in the American colonies were God-fearing settlers who published the Bay Book of Psalms, whose remaining copies are worth millions even though the Puritans were not so religious on typos.

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Brit Milah
 

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel’s Supreme Court soon may have to decide if it wants to set off fireworks and take on a case that involves the authority of a rabbinical court to order a circumcision.

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A Jewish blacksmith from Vermont has created a menorah that is featured on this year's US Hanukkah stamp.
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Hanukkah seems to be politically correct this year. So is the African American holiday Kwanzaa, both of which were honored with new US postage stamps. The Christians struck out this year – and are angry.

Norwegian pediatrician Anne Linboe, the country's child welfare adviser, represents one of the world's greatest dangers to Judaism.
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

There is nothing worse for Jews than a good looking and do-good non-Jewish woman doctor who sees the world through her stethoscope and thinks Jews are ignorant of health because they circumcise babies.

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Rescinded Reform Rabbi Keren Alpert (L), and Reform Rabbi Daniel Sime (R) on Rosh Hashana. She was too busy to take the distance-learning course and they ordained her anyway, and then, what a shanda.
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

She became a rabbinic associate in 2008 at the temple, then agreed to enroll in a distance learning-program, but didn't.

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Amrit Marajh was arrested and charged with the "knockout" attack on an Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Some law enforcement officials fear labeling "Knockout" a hate crime as it may inspire more copycat attacks, while several public officials have pushed for wider discussion of the trend and increased penalties.

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Posted on: November 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The student-run Harvard Ichthus Christian blog website apologized for an anonymous post by a Jewish convert to Christianity who wrote that Jews deserve to be persecuted for killing Jesus. The apology was issued on Friday, and the original post that was published last Wednesday has been removed from the site. “(W)e sincerely apologize for breaching […]

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American and Israel archaeologists have unearthed in Israel what is believed to be the largest and older wine cellar in the Near East
 

Posted on: November 24th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The Land of Milk and Honey also is the Land of Wine, not only today with wines that have won world prizes but also 3,700 years ago, according to a new discovery by a US-led archaeological team.

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