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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Tzipi Livni: I Won’t Quit

April 25, 2014 - 1:20 AM
 
Israel to Host ATP Men’s Tennis Tournament

April 25, 2014 - 12:57 AM
 
Starbucks-SodaStream Link Would Help Destroy BDS

April 25, 2014 - 12:48 AM
 
Israeli Security Cabinet Unanimously Rejects Negotiations with Hamas

April 24, 2014 - 11:31 PM
 
Ukraine Frees US-Israeli Journalist Ostrovsky (Video)

April 24, 2014 - 10:09 PM
 
Northeastern U. Reinstates Students for Justice in Palestine Group

April 24, 2014 - 8:33 PM
 
Breaking: HAS Visa Points Now Worthless for El Al Flights

April 24, 2014 - 8:17 PM
 
Ellen Degeneres Gives SodaStream as Earth Day Prize

April 24, 2014 - 7:55 PM
 
Turkey Backs Fatah-Hamas Unity Deal

April 24, 2014 - 7:52 PM
 
Synagogue Worshippers in London Save Family from Burning Car

April 24, 2014 - 6:35 PM
 
Youngest Holocaust Survivor from Schindler’s List Tells her Story

April 24, 2014 - 6:08 PM
 
Brave Israel Police Stand Guard at Empty Yeshiva to Stop Violence

April 24, 2014 - 5:21 PM
 
Gaza Terrorists Firing at Southern Israel, Again

April 24, 2014 - 2:10 PM
 
ADL Warns Missionary Group is Using Holocaust – Again – to Lure Jews

April 24, 2014 - 1:51 PM
 
Russia Accuses West of Starting Ukraine Crisis

April 24, 2014 - 1:16 PM
 
Tunisia Leader Facing Flack Over Jewish Pilgrimage to El Ghriba

April 24, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
European Jews Ask EU Not to Recognize PA Unity Gov’t

April 24, 2014 - 11:09 AM
 
America Joins Israel in Canceling Talks with PA

April 24, 2014 - 10:10 AM
 
J Street Seeking a Seat at the Conference

April 24, 2014 - 9:33 AM
 
Terrorists Greet Hamas-Fatah Unity with Rocket Attacks on Israel

April 23, 2014 - 11:12 PM
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Religion
 

Arab League Still Firmly Rejecting Israel as Jewish State

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The Arab League refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in the framework of current peace talks with the Palestinians, as per Israel’s demand. On Sunday, Arab League foreign ministers released a resolution at a meeting in Cairo that supported the decision by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “The council of the Arab League […]

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Mayoral candidate Eli Cohen has now become the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.
 

Beit Shemesh Journal: I’m Switching My Vote

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Eli Cohen is now the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.

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RCA: We Don’t Proactively Seek to Reevaluate Past Conversions

Posted on: March 8th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

The Rabbinical Council of America denied a prominent rabbi’s accusation that it is actively negating past conversions. The Orthodox rabbinic organization issued a statement Friday responding to a JTA opinion article criticizing the group written by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. His article, published Thursday, accused the RCA and its Beth Din of America of “retroactively negating […]

John Blackwell, president-elect of the British Veterinary Association, has argued the ritual killing of animals causes unnecessary suffering to animals.
 

British Vets Want Ban on Ritual Slaughter

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Blackwell, who has been accused of "inflaming prejudice," says animals must be stunned before the cut.

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Pope Francis Cancels Israel Trip

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Pope Francis has been forced to cancel his planned trip to Israel in May due to a labor dispute within the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The Pope, who has garnered considerable acclaim from Jewish leaders for his push for stronger Jewish-Christian relations, announced the trip to Israel and Jordan in January. The visit was scheduled to […]

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Nachman Helbrans, oldest son of Lev Tahor's leader.
 

Lev Tahor Sect Members Arrested in Trinidad

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The families involved in the court appeal have been under strict restrictions not to leave Ontario.

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UK Jewish Girls School Erased Evolution Questions from Test

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The school removed evolution related questions from 52 standardized tests.

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Ruth Lockshin of Toronto leads a partnership minyan at a conference in New York of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, December 2013.
 

Partnership Minyans Growing Despite Condemnations

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

SectionsFeatures

The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.

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United Hatzalah Treats Groom Injured Breaking the Glass

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Guests at a wedding in Petach Tikvah last night were shocked as the groom did the unthinkable. Towards the end of the wedding ceremony, he stamped on a glass in the traditional manner, but before his friends and family could shout Mazal Tov, it became apparent that a shard of glass had gone through his […]

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US Jewish-Muslim Delegation Press Denmark on Slaughter Ban

Posted on: March 1st, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A joint delegation of observant Muslims and Jews made the case to the Danish ambassador to the United States that his country’s ban on ritual slaughter was harmful to its reputation. Leading the 10-person delegation to meet Peter Taksøe-Jensen on Feb. 27 were Rabbi Marc Schneier, the president for the Fonmdation for Ethnic Understanding, and […]

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Gov. Chris Christie, with, from left, Rabbi Mendy Carlebach and Port Authority commissioner Jeffrey Moerdler.
 

And then the Christie Juvenile Conspiracy Went Slightly Antisemitic

Posted on: February 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Those pranksters jokingly discussed engineering traffic problems at the home of a rabbi.

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A woman wears tefillin, traditionally donned only by men although the Talmud recites one instance of a rabbi's wife using them.
 

Yeshiva U Threatens to Deny Ordination Over ‘Partnership Minyan’

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Increased knowledge of women of Jewish laws and the Torah has created thorny issues for the Orthodox community.

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An ordination service at a Berlin synagogue. Coming just after the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the school is a significant step in post-Holocaust Jewish revival, Spiegel points out. At last, they're paying the glass bill.
 

At Last, State-of-the-Art Rabbis Made in Germany

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

I just don't like the idea of Jews flocking back to the death place. Call me a hopeless sentimental.

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Newsweek/Daily Beast Ending ‘Top 50 Rabbis’ List

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Newsweek/The Daily Beast said it will stop publishing its Top 50 Rabbis list, an annual feature since 2007. The decision, first reported in the Forward, was explained by Gary Ginsberg, Michael Lynton and Abigail Pogrebin, the list’s authors, who wrote that the list “started to carry too much weight for too many people.” “Some rabbis […]

 

Interfaith Group Sending $1 Million for Jews In Ukraine

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews said it will send $1 million to assist the Jewish community in Ukraine amid the country’s political upheaval. The help, which will go toward security for Jewish institutions and for the elderly and impoverished, was announced Wednesday by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the founder and president of the fellowship. […]

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Ancient Mikveh Discovered In Spain

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery of the Jewish ritual bath is significant since there are very few preserved mikvehs left in Europe, and it further highlights the importance of Girona’s rich Jewish heritage. Girona is […]

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Cinema City has opened its doors in Jerusalem, but the court will decide if Superman can violate the Sabbath.
 

Court to Rule If Jerusalem’s ’Cinema City’ Can Violate the Sabbath

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

If there is such a thing as religious coercion, there also is secular coercion.

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Congressmen McKinley and Johnson bring the "Town Meeting" to Israel
 

American Town Hall Meeting Comes to Israel.

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The town hall meeting, unique to New England’s traditional style of local citizen governance, made its way to Jerusalem when two U.S. Congressmen visited Israel’s capital to discuss “local” issues with U.S. citizens. Republican Congressmen Bill Johnson of Ohio and David McKinley of West Virginia took part in a historic town hall meeting with American […]

Bring your family, tour group, seminary or yeshiva. You'll have lots of fun picking the olives and turning them into oil - all within a few hours.
 

With Olive Oil, Olim Spread the Light of Torah

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Shemen LaMeor will create jobs and reinvigorate the region’s agriculture while preserving its unique character.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power and her boss in the State Dept. are just not very smart. Powerful and tenacious, yes. Intelligent – really not.
 

Amb. Power Puts Huge Foot in Mouth with ‘Cycle of Violence’ Comment

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Chicollini here may look like an idiot and sound like an idiot, but don't let that fool you, he really is an idiot.

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