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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
Plot Thickens in Sony Pictures North Korea Hack Attack Saga

December 23, 2014 - 5:27 AM
 
Young Arab Teens Confess to Attacking Border Guard Officers

December 23, 2014 - 3:14 AM
 
Philly Ties Har Nof Victims’ Shloshim to Hanukkah Theme of Rededication

December 23, 2014 - 2:36 AM
 
Glasgow Holiday Shoppers Struck by ‘Out of Control’ Sanitation Truck

December 22, 2014 - 10:46 PM
 
Another French ‘Allahu Akbar’ Attack, Driver Slams into Crowd

December 22, 2014 - 10:30 PM
 
Israel Denies IDF Drone Shot Down by Syria

December 22, 2014 - 9:29 PM
 
Bringing the Light of Chanukah to Israel’s Widows and Orphans

December 22, 2014 - 8:12 PM
 
New Poll: Shows Netanyahu Will Lead Next Gov’t with Haredim

December 22, 2014 - 4:26 PM
 
Palestinian Authority Terrorist Tries to Kill Soldier at Checkpoint

December 22, 2014 - 11:44 AM
 
NY Police Search for Missing Links on Deranged Muslim Murderer of Cops

December 22, 2014 - 10:37 AM
 
Yehuda Glick Running as Likud MK Candidate

December 22, 2014 - 10:17 AM
 
Arabs Imitate Ancient Greeks and Vandalize Joseph’s Tomb

December 22, 2014 - 10:07 AM
 
Giant Chabad Menorah Lit Without Ceremony in Martin Place, Sydney

December 22, 2014 - 9:53 AM
 
Egypt Reopens Rafah Crossing

December 22, 2014 - 7:46 AM
 
India May Pull Rug Out From Under Abbas in UN Vote

December 22, 2014 - 6:22 AM
 
Syria Downs Israeli Drone Near Border [video]

December 22, 2014 - 4:37 AM
 
French Driver Shouting “Allahu Akbar” Plows into Crowd

December 22, 2014 - 12:05 AM
 
Jewish Man ‘Accidentally’ Run Over – Twice

December 21, 2014 - 8:21 PM
 
Terror Victim Protected ‘Mohammed the Zionist’ from Terrorists

December 21, 2014 - 7:17 PM
 
Netanyahu Exploits Elections to Raise Minimum Wage

December 21, 2014 - 2:42 PM
 
Abbas: We Won’t Use Violence – Unless We Will

December 21, 2014 - 1:58 PM
 
Kindertransport Documentary Selected for Permanent Preservation

December 21, 2014 - 1:42 PM
 
Black GOP Leader Prays at the Western Wall for ‘Solomonic Wisdom’

December 21, 2014 - 1:34 PM
 
Police Raid Homes of Anti-Assimilation Volunteers

December 21, 2014 - 12:13 PM
 
Rock-Throwing Terrorists Hit 4-Year-old Boy at Gush Etzion

December 21, 2014 - 11:13 AM
 
Jewish Home Unity Overcomes the ’Yesha Faction’

December 21, 2014 - 10:40 AM
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FBI arrests "divorce gang" that kidnapped and beat husbands who refused a religious divorce for their wives.
 

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Many Jewish women suffer as “agunahs,” unable to re-marry because their husbands refuse them divorces. Four Jews, two of them rabbis, allegedly took the law into their hands and beat husbands until they agreed.

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Father and son during Brit mila in Paris.
 

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Sometimes anti-Semitism is its own best antidote because it makes its sewage makers look as ignorant as they are. After a Council of Europe body said circumcision violates human rights, its leader rejected the idea.

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MK Aryeh Deri tearful and mournful during Rav Ovadia's funeral procession.
 

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Ever the crafty politician, Yishai's people said, Deri had no trouble utilizing his great mentor's passing to promote his own standing.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paying his respects to the family of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef at the shiva in Jerusalem. Two of the sons turned out to have some unfinished business with the visiting leader.
 

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The prime minister was embarrassed during a shiva visit to the mourning children of the great man.

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

A new law Turkish law breaks a 90-year-old ban on Muslims wearing the veil at university or at government work offices and reflects the growing Islamic influence on the once secular government. The secular Turkish republic in 1925 banned  civil servants from wearing overt symbols of religious affiliation, That presumably includes the kippa, for those […]

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This 18th Century handwritten Passover Haggadah was discovered in a heap of rubbish.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Council of Europe to reconsider a resolution condemning male ritual circumcision. In a letter issued Sunday to Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe — a pan-European intergovernmental organization — Peres wrote that he was “sorry to hear” of the resolution. The resolution, which was passed […]

Close to a million mourners filled up Jerusalem's streets during Rav Ovadia Yosef's funeral.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett wrote in his Facebook page that Rav Ovadia was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our nation.

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President Shimon Peres with Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in 2011.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.

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cairo-clashes
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The sound of heavy gunfire was reported, as well as army jets and F-16 fighters hovering in formations over several cities.

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Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Egyptian authorities turned back more than 100 Palestinians on their way to Mecca as part of their Hajj pilgrimage, citing security reasons. Reports say that the Egyptian military is considering military action inside of Gaza if terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula continues. Egyptian aircraft have recently been conducting reconnaissance over Gaza. “The Egyptian army does […]

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There will be a string of four "blood moons" in the year 5775, and one of them will shine over the Passover seder. Whenever this happened in the past, enormous events took place in Jewish history.
 

Posted on: October 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The prophecy in Joel, like most prophecies, is surreal, beautiful, and open to many interpretations.

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According to Israel Radio, things had gone a little out of hand near the end, and the WOW had to sneak out of there through a side exit, as Haredi men were cursing them out and one man was arrested on suspicion of spitting and throwing stuff at them.
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

No one was really hurt, and that's what really counts. Eat your heart out, Pew Institute, down here we're all Orthodox Jews…

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They are a brilliant billboard ad in favor of intermarriage. They're sane and attractive trailblazers in a new America in which Jew and gentile can live together in harmony.
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Do you know how many thumbs down Ezra the Scribe received when he announced, back in the 500s BCE?

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Stephen Cipes carries the newly written Torah scroll he donated to the Chabad center in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The Torah they got “is a piece of art. It is one of the most beautiful Torahs anyone's ever seen…”

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An IMAX camera mounted on a crane captures the recitation of the priestly blessing at the Western Wall during Passover.
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Move over Kohn Kerry and let the moviemakers take over. It took five years of negotiations for an IMAX visual tour of Jerusalem, including the three major religions, to come to the screen.

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The Women of the Wall will pray at the southern end of the Western Wall Friday but without their Torah scroll, which has been damaged by dampness.
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.

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Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The council, a pan-European intergovernmental organization that strongly influence European Union decisions, debated and passed the resolution on Tuesday, as reported here. The resolution was based on a […]

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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.
 

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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