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Police Detain Four Jews for ‘Bowing in Prayer at Temple Mount

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Four Israeli Jewish teenagers were detained by police Wednesday for bowing down at the Temple Mount, an act that seen as a prayer and which is prohibited by the Muslim Waqf, the Muslim religious administration that is authorized by Israel to manage the holy site. A rabbi also visiting the site told Israel National News […]

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Christine Quinn with Rabbi Yaakov Spiegel (to her left) and former City Council Member Alan Gerson (image not related to the Ohev Tzedek event).
 

Christine Quinn Attends Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

According to the WSJ’s Michael Howard Saul, Ms. Quinn sat in the women’s section.

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Yes, Virginia, There are Good Muslims

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

There are Muslims who don’t see Jews as pigs and Israel as a cancer. In this case, they are non-Arabs living in Canada. One speaker at an event honoring Jews said the PA issue was instigated by communists.

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The WOW's Anat Hoffman holding a torah scroll in confrontation with police on July 12, 2010.
 

Women of the Kotel Rev Up the Provocation with a Sefer Torah

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It's Revolutionary techniques 101: every time you reach a goal – start looking for the next one.

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Sara Hurwitz, dean of Yeshivat Maharat.
 

Orthodox Yeshiva Graduates Class of Female Leaders

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Upon completion of Yeshivat Maharat’s four-year program, each graduate is qualified and equipped as a new kind of leader in the Orthodox community and beyond.

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The RCA Supports Rabbi David Stav

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The Rabbinical Council of America on Monday sent Rabbi David Stav, a Religious Zionist candidate for the post of Israel’s Chief Rabbi, a letter of encouragement, stating the organization’s full support: To the Honorable Rabbi David Stav Shlit’a, Rabbi of the town of Shoham, Chairman of the Rabbinical Organization Tzohar, the Rabbi of the Ezra […]

'Dr." Barbra Streisand speaks about women in her speech at Hebrew University Monday
 

Streisand Spouts Off on Women ‘In Foreign Land of Israel’

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Streisand loves Israel – she even visits the country once in a while. She gives lots of money. And she can’t resist a chance to preach about women’s rights in Israel but admits it is a "foreign land.”

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If Israel prohibits the import of products from force-fed geese, it could endanger Kosher slaughtering in Europe, a Paris rabbi warns
 

‘What’s Bad for the Goose is Worse for Kosher Slaughter’

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Israel may ban the “foie gras” delicacy because it is made from force-fed geese. If Israel is so concerned about animal rights, European Jews may face another aim to ban kosher slaughter.

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Los Angeles Freeway Project Causes Havoc with ‘Eruv’

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Observant Jews in Los Angeles are bracing for the possibility that they will not be allowed to carry anything or even push a baby stroller on Shabbat due to a freeway project that will knock down the ‘Eruv.” which transforms a public area in to a private space in terms of Jewish law. The eruv […]

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Pope Francis Blesses Peres on Eve of His 90th Birthday

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Pope Francis sent President Shimon Peres a letter with blessings for his 90th birthday, which is to be marked on August 2. Celebrations towards the day began more than a month ago. The pope quoted a verse in Psalms and paraphrased the Priestly Blessing as a personal note for President Peres. Pope Francis wrote, “On […]

Rabbi David Stav in Kfar Chabad, where he is less likely to be attacked violently than in Bnei Brak.
 

Rabbi Stav Attacked by Haredi Youths at a Wedding

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A few boys began to push him, trying to make him trip and fall while he was dancing.

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Rabbi David Stav is no stranger to Haredim, but his most renowned appeal is to secular Israelis—a fact that got him squarely inside Rav Ovadia Yosef's cross-hairs.
 

Rabbi David Stav: I’m Torn Up by the Divisive Atmosphere

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

"I was thinking of the path of the Torah and the mission of returning to the Chief Rabbinate the path of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook zt'l."

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Former Shas chiarman Aryeh Deri with the spiritual leader of the Shas party Rabbi Ovadia Yosef back in 1999, before Deri's jail sentence.
 

Rav Ovadia Calls Tzohar Rav Stav ‘Evil’; Tzohar Replies: Repent

Posted on: June 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.

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Many Ashkenazi Jews still fast on the B'hab days—an acronym meaning Monday-Thirsday-Monday. Now the 5:2 diet is taking over the UK and the US – using the same principles.
 

Ancient Jewish Ritual Takes Over Dieting World

Posted on: June 14th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

"The Fast Diet" closely resembles a spiritual tradition of serial fasting.

 

Yeshivat Maharat to Ordain Women Rabbis on Sunday

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Yeshivat Maharat, the first institution to train Orthodox women as spiritual leaders and halakhic authorities will host their first graduation ceremony on Sunday. The women have each studied the same course of training as men and have studied the Jewish Torah at advanced levels for years. Orthodox rabbis will be present at the graduation, at […]

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Rabbis and Secular Jews in Petition War over Jerusalem Area Mall

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents are organizing a demonstration in support of the shopping mall. The petition alleges that Haredi rabbis in the Ramot area struck an agreement with the mall developers on rules concerning modesty, […]

Coming soon to Israel. This sign posted on the Lakwoodscoop.com website is about the arrive one Israel's north-south 'Kvish 6' superhighway
 

‘Mincha Starts in 3 Miles’

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Scenes of Jews davening on the side of the highway just as common in the Jersey Turnpike as they are in Israel, but the country’s north-south superhighway “6” toll road now has mobile synagogues.

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Bedouin squatters' village in the Negev.
 

Reform Movement New Meddling in Israeli Policy: the Bedouin

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIsraeli Arabs

“Any plan to resettle members of the Bedouin community must be developed with leaders of that community rather than be forced upon them.”

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Nicholas Bellantoni, state archeologist, left, Stuart Miller, professor of Hebrew, history and Judaic studies look down into the site of a old US mikveh
 

Rare Discovery of Mikveh in New England Rewrites US Jewish History

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.

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Yahrzheit for Lubavitcher Rebbe Expected to Draw 50,000 Visitors

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Tens of thousands of Jews are expected to visit the gravesite of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Tuesday, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (z”l), who passed away 19 years ago. Thousands stood in the rain Monday night at the Queens gravesite at the beginning of the third day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz. The Rebbe was arguably […]

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