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These ‘Cynical Elections,’ and the Moses-Amalek Face-Off
 
Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy, 83, ‘Lived Long And Prospered’

February 27, 2015 - 11:29 PM
 
Reducing Iran’s Number of Centrifuges Makes a Bomb More Likely

February 27, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

February 27, 2015 - 12:00 PM
 
Said Says (Falsely): ‘Israel flooding Gaza with Waste Water’

February 27, 2015 - 11:57 AM
 
State Dept. Admits Even Obama Is not ‘Infallible’

February 27, 2015 - 11:15 AM
 
A Lost Soul and $25 Buys a Ticket to Cross from Turkey to ISIS

February 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM
 
Kerry to Talk with Iran at Same Time Netanyahu to Warn Congress

February 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM
 
House Speaker Boehner Says Netanyahu Speech Won’t Harm US-Israel Relations

February 27, 2015 - 7:30 AM
 
Jordan, Israel Sign Historic Red Sea-Dead Sea Rescue Deal

February 27, 2015 - 4:00 AM
 
Obama White House Sends Susan Rice, Samantha Power to AIPAC

February 27, 2015 - 3:20 AM
 
New York Jury Convicts Saudi Man in 1998 Al Qaeda Attack on US Embassy

February 27, 2015 - 12:52 AM
 
Netanyahu Will Meet With Bipartisan Senate Leadership Prior to March 3 Speech

February 27, 2015 - 12:51 AM
 
Meet ‘Jihadi John’

February 26, 2015 - 9:14 PM
 
Stabbing Attempt in Gush Etzion

February 26, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Germany’s Central Council Of Jews Warns Against Wearing Yarmulkes

February 26, 2015 - 4:08 PM
 
Poll: One out of Three Americans Thinks Obama Does not Love America

February 26, 2015 - 2:30 PM
 
Apple CEO Tim Cook Praises Israel for Equality for Minorities

February 26, 2015 - 12:52 PM
 
Palestinian Authority to Appeal Court Victory over Terror

February 26, 2015 - 10:45 AM
 
Arsonists Attacks Christian Seminary in Jerusalem

February 26, 2015 - 10:41 AM
 
Hamas Stops Palestinian Authority Novelist from Going to Casablanca Book Fair

February 26, 2015 - 10:07 AM
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Evesham, NJ, school board member Rosemary Bernardi
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

When did the word "Jews" become verboten?

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Women of the Wall at the Kotel on May 10, 2013, the first day of the Hebrew month of Sivan.
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

It can be argued whether the Women of the Wall are spiritual angels, but no sane person could accuse them of threatening rabbis to approve their agenda or face death. So who is behind the dirty work?

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Spiritual leader of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef during evening prayer in his synagogue in Yefe Noff, Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: June 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Rav Ovadia Yosef has been hospitalized again. He was preparing for evening prayers when he collapsed at his home, possibly having broken a leg. Aryeh Deri is at his side.

Does Judaism have a new future with Google Glasses? Chaim Cohen tries it out..
 

Posted on: June 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Let’s say you are a Chabadnik and want someone to try putting on tefillin. He puts on his Google Glass and the blessing flashes before his eyes. But is it kosher?

All the Democratic candidates oppose school vouchers.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

There are not many issues the Democratic mayoral hopefuls agree on, especially when they are seated at one table.

A Muslim policeman and Jordanian Waqf official followed the Jewish group closely, urging them to move quickly.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

“You don’t have to send delegations to Hungary to witness raw antisemitism.”

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An aerial view of Aberystwyth, Wales, where the university prohibits lighting Friday night candles as a  fire hazard.
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Welsh U. of Aberystwyth declares that lighting Shabbat candles is a fire hazard, nearly 20 years after Jewish tourists have done so every summer.

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Moshe Aoflko at the Kotel
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Both of his parents were born to Jewish families that perished in Auschwitz.

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Rev. Majed El Shafie
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

"If you are Jewish, they will hate you no matter what."

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Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is quitting Congress after four terms.
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Michele Bachmann has a lot in common with Sarah Palin – attractive, pro-Israel, a Tea Party darling, candidate for president and a target of media mockery. Soon, like Palin, she will be out of office.

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The Norwegian daily Dagenblat may face a hate crime suit over its caricature of a gory circimcison
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Middle Ages have returned to Europe, or maybe they never left. Jews dipping matzos in blood is old hat. Now a Norwegian newspaper depicts circumcision as a violent and bloody religious custom.

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Moses on Sinai [detail] (2010), oil on canvas, 30x30 by Brian Shapiro
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

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An ancient Torah scroll (illustrative).
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Babylonian script in a Torah scroll provided a key clue to realizing that an Italian Torah previously thought to be three centuries actually is the world oldest Torah, dating back to the 11th or 12 century.

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bat yam synagogue defaced
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Similar attacks have occurred at other synagogues in the vicinity.

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Posted on: May 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Approximately 1000 people participated on Sunday in the burial of approximately 12 Torahs scrolls that sustained irreparable damage in Hurricane Sandy seven months ago. More than 40 synagogues were represented at the ceremony in Far Rockaway. The Torah scrolls were from synagogues in Far Rockaway, Belle Harbor, Bayswater, Oceanside and Seagate. The burials were not […]

 

Posted on: May 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner passed up the annual Memorial Day parade in his former Queens district on Sunday in order to speak at a half-empty church. “I was, like, ‘Where’s Weiner?!’” Forest Hills resident Frankie Esposito told the New York Post.  “I figured he’d come out to see his constituents. I don’t […]

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Posted on: May 27th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A Texas state official spoke at a Memorial Day service and quoted a Jewish chaplain’s dedication of a temporary cemetery on Iwo Jima in World War II. Jerry Patterson, the state’s Land Commissioner and candidate for Lieutenant Governor, said that whenever he speaks at a Memorial Day service, he quotes Lt. Roland B Gittlesohn, a […]

Haredi men cast their votes for the 19th Knesset in Bnei Brak, January 22 2013.
 

Posted on: May 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.

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Dougoutigo Fadiga outside the Bani Israel clinic near the Senegalese village’s sacred tree
 

Posted on: May 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

An African tribe, ‘Sons of Israel,” says it is descended from Jews and is "chosen.” Their language resembles Hebrew. They use the Star of David. But they are practicing Muslims.

David Arenberg lost many things during his nearly 12 years in prison, but he found a connection to Judaism.
 

Posted on: May 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

There is no doubt that the David Arenberg who will emerge from prison in approximately five months is a different, a better and a more spiritual human being than the one who went in more than 12 years ago. But the losses and the pain have been profound.

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