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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Putin Visits Russian Jewish Museum

Posted on: February 26th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian dignitaries joined Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar for a special tour of the Russian Jewish Museum of Tolerance, considered the largest Jewish museum in the world. Federation of Jewish Communities president Alexander Boroda also was present to escort Putin at the museum exhibits in the 90,000-square-foot former bus […]

 

Police Let Women Read Megillah at Kotel on Shushan Purim

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A women’s Megillah reading at the Western Wall took place on Shushan Purim without incident or arrests on Monday, the day after most of Israel and the rest of the Jewish world celebrated Purim. Approximately 80 women turned out, some donning prayer shawls, others dressed as police and Haredi Orthodox worshipers, on Monday morning in […]

 

US Orthodox Jews Find Bugs in Nutrition Agenda

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The federal government says spinach is so healthy that schools will lose their eligibility for funding if the Popeye favorite is not served, but some orthodox schools say the rule is full of bugs – literally. Several orthodox Jewish groups have asked the US Dept. of Agriculture to choose substitutes for leafy green vegetables that […]

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Montage of Obama at Western Wall in 2008 and Al Aqsa mosque.
 

Arab PR Stunt Tells Obama How to Enter Temple Mount Mosque

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The chances of Obama visiting the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount are the same as his praying at the Kotel – zero - but Arabs pulled a PR stunt Sunday warning him how to enter when he visits.

Women of the Wall hold Torah school in prayer outside Old City police station where others were detained for wearing prayer shawls at the Kotel February 11
 

Women of Wall Rabbi Calls Knesset ‘Achasverosh’

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Purim is an upside-down holiday, but Women of the Wall Rabbi Silverman takes the cake. She calls the Knesset Achasverous, a wicked goy, and suffers “tragedy” for her regarding them as enemies.

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Huckabee Compares Abortion with Holocaust

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Evangelist and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, speaking at a “Celebrate Life” forum at a Iowa church Saturday, described abortion in the United States as an “incredible holocaust of our own” by having killed approximately  55 million embryos. He said he was shocked at last year’s Democratic National Convention, where “speaker after speaker” said that […]

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Smartphone app for Megillat Esther - complete with noisemaker
 

Smartphone app Has Text of Megillah and Drowns Out Haman’s Name

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

What would Purim be without the following apps? One Smartphone app provides a noisemaker, and another lets you choose which noise to make – such as a machine gun or air horn.

 

Germany Drops Charges against Mohel

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A German prosecutor has dropped all charges against Rabbi David Goldberg , who faced a criminal trial last year after a Cologne court ruled that circumcision was illegal in Germany. The ruling followed a case of a four-year-old Muslim boy who was hospitalized for excessive bleeding after being circumcised The German parliament has since passed […]

 

Samsung Israel Treats Facebook Friends with Purim

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Samsung, which operates R & D operations in Israel, is sending 10,000 baskets of Purim Mishloach Manot goodies to anyone whose relative or friends signed him up on the company’s Mobile Israel Facebook page. The company also contributed to two charity organizations by paying the Variety Israel and Enosh Fund organizations to pack the snacks […]

 

Police Let Sarah Silverman’s Niece Visit Western Wall on Purim

Posted on: February 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Police have agreed to allow the niece of American comedian Sarah Silverman will be allowed to attend a women’s Megillah reading at the Western Wall despite being banned from the site. Hallel Abramowitz Silverman, 17, was one of 10 female worshipers arrested for wearing prayer shawls during a women’s Rosh Chodesh prayer service at the […]

Handle of a footed marble basin decorated with Seilenoi heads, the 1st century BCE.
 

King Herod Exhibition Tracing the Life of a Builder and a Murderer

Posted on: February 14th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Lionized as “the greatest builder in human history,” King Herod was also demonized for his cruelty and his shady religious origins.

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Italian Singer Won’t Perform at Sanremo Festival on Shabbat

Posted on: February 14th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Sanremo competition is the most popular of its kind in Italy and receives worldwide attention.

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Boro Park Getting Ready for Hurricane Sandy, 2012.
 

Orthodox Seeking Federal Funds for Sandy-Struck Synagogues UPDATED

Posted on: February 13th, 2013

News & Views

The law will correct a defect in the current FEMA legislation by making clear that houses of worship are to be included amongst the nonprofit recipients of federal disaster relief aid

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Plague of Locusts Returns to Egypt

Posted on: February 12th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

Locusts, 10 Plagues, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Bible, Passover, agriculture,

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Rivka Haut, a champion for agunot and a founder of the Women of the Wall, has died at the age of 71.
 

Rabbinical Assembly Unhappy about WOW Arrests

Posted on: February 12th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Two Conservative rabbis were among the women arrested.

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Sarah Silverman’s Reform Rabbi Sister, Niece, Detained at the Kotel

Posted on: February 11th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

One of the paratroopers in attendance announced that, after they had liberated the Kotel, everyone was welcome to pray there.

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Anat Hoffman (R.) and Lesley Sachs with the paratroopers who liberated the Kotel.
 

Police Arrest 10 Women of the Wall as Liberating Paratroopers Watch

Posted on: February 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

WOW spokesperson said police behavior was "sneaky," or at least confusing, seeing as they arrested the women after they had already cleared the area.

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Pope Benedict XVI with Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger (L) and Chief Sephardic Rabbi Shlomo Ammar (R), May 12 2009.
 

The Pope to Quit Feb. 28

Posted on: February 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The vast majority of popes serve until they die, and they stick it out despite their ill health.

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Conference organizer Michael Puah (L.) with Manhigut Yehudit leader MK Moshe Feiglin.
 

NGOs to Promote Social Change in Israel through ‘Forgotten Mitzvahs’

Posted on: February 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

"Our joint goal is to have the Torah guide our agenda in all areas of life."

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Paratroopers to Join Women of the Wall in Rosh Chodesh Prayers (Update)

Posted on: February 9th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The law prohibits "religious ceremony not according to local custom."

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