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May 25, 2016 / 17 Iyar, 5776
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Mandy Patinkin Berates Late Couple at Benefit Concert

May 24, 2016 - 9:27 PM
 
Staten Island JCC Receives Anti-Semitic Messages over Basketball Score

May 24, 2016 - 7:25 PM
 
Attacks on Jews at Ancient Cemetery Cause Israel to Beef Up Security

May 24, 2016 - 4:30 PM
 
11 Rightwing Questions to Incoming Defense Minister Lieberman

May 24, 2016 - 4:09 PM
 
Palestinian Authority Rejects Direct Talks

May 24, 2016 - 2:27 PM
 
Body of ‘Jerusalem Bezeq Terrorist’ Returned to Family, Buried as an ‘Honored Martyr’

May 24, 2016 - 1:53 PM
 
On This Day in 1991, IDF Makes a Miracle With ‘Operation Solomon’

May 24, 2016 - 1:30 PM
 
Israeli Elementary School Children Take Pictures from Edge of Space

May 24, 2016 - 12:31 PM
 
Rhode Island Residents Riled About Anti-Semitic Attack on Local Synagogue

May 24, 2016 - 12:30 PM
 
We Remember Eliahu ben Shaul Cohen, z’l, Legend of the Mossad

May 24, 2016 - 12:24 PM
 
Likud MK Miki Zohar Informs Netanyahu He’s Quitting

May 24, 2016 - 11:36 AM
 
Netanyahu Tells Knesset He Wants ‘Broader Government,’ Herzog: Stop Zigzagging

May 24, 2016 - 10:37 AM
 
IDF Hebron Soldier Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Manslaughter in Terrorist Death

May 24, 2016 - 10:35 AM
 
Ethiopian MK Meets Visiting African Women, Advocates Merging Israeli Tech with ‘Fertile African Soil’

May 24, 2016 - 9:14 AM
 
ISIS Blasts in Assad’s Heartland Kill 150

May 23, 2016 - 11:03 PM
 
Sanders Picks Pro-Palestinian Zogby for Democratic Platform Committee

May 23, 2016 - 10:38 PM
 
Netanyahu Ready to Go to Paris ‘Tomorrow’ for Direct 2-State Talks with Abbas

May 23, 2016 - 8:51 PM
 
Wounded IDF Officer Released from Hadassah Hospital

May 23, 2016 - 8:44 PM
 
Netanyahu Chastises MK Glick for Temple Mount Visit

May 23, 2016 - 6:33 PM
 
New Book Draws Parallels Between Cold War and Israel, Iran, Nuclear Tensions

May 23, 2016 - 5:33 PM
 
Bennett Threatens to Prevent Government Expansion if Security Cabinet Problems Are Not Fixed

May 23, 2016 - 5:23 PM
 
US Social Work Students Explore Trauma, Resilience in Israel

May 23, 2016 - 5:17 PM
 
Jerusalem Driver Rescued by Firefighters as Tree Crushes Car

May 23, 2016 - 4:14 PM
 
Cardinal Urging Christians to Convert ISIS Members, Regardless of Obvious Repercussions

May 23, 2016 - 3:05 PM
 
Female Terrorist Killed in Stabbing Attack North of Jerusalem

May 23, 2016 - 2:50 PM
 
Netanyahu Tells French Counterpart ‘Direct Talks Only Way to Peace’

May 23, 2016 - 2:28 PM
 
IRGC Military Adviser Brags Iran Can Destroy Israel in ‘Under 8 Minutes’

May 23, 2016 - 1:12 PM
 
Jewish Billionaire Mikhail Fridman Leaving Nothing to his Children

May 23, 2016 - 12:35 PM
 
New Military Watchtowers Dot Lebanese Side of Israel’s Northern Border

May 23, 2016 - 12:05 PM
 
Yehudah Glick Visits Temple Mount for Last Time Prior to Becoming Knesset Member [video]

May 23, 2016 - 11:55 AM
 
1 Judge Out in Manslaughter Trial of IDF Soldier

May 23, 2016 - 11:32 AM
 
Rare Porcelain Belonging to Viennese Jewish Survivor Auctioned

May 23, 2016 - 11:31 AM
 
Gaza’s Hamas Rulers Set 13 ISIS-Like Public Executions

May 23, 2016 - 10:43 AM
 
Prosecution Loses Round As Judge Recused in Trial of Soldier Who Killed Neutralized Terrorist

May 23, 2016 - 9:24 AM
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tefillin bomb rabbijason
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

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It might be best to say the Traveler’s Prayer on the airplane before putting on tefillin.

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Posted on: April 9th, 2014

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The familiar symbol of the Israeli flag that adorns El Al airplanes will be accompanied the logo of the Vatican when the airline brings Pope Francis back from Israel to the Vatican after his visit in May. A specially selected crew will man the plane, which will carry the pope, 30 church officials and dozens […]

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Tzuri (Heng) Shi (far left) with Michael Freund (right) and Kaifeng Jewish community members
 

Posted on: April 8th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalChina

Jews of Kaifeng, China will have their first traditional seder this year!

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Mahzor; “Lifting Seder Plate” illuminated manuscript (ca. 1490s).
 

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It’s taken 14 years and an ocean of sorrow but a “chained woman” is free in time for the seder.

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Women of the Wall, co-founded by Rivka Haut, a champion for agunot  who died this week at the age of 71.
 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Rivka Haut, a foremost advocate for agunot, Orthodox women who have been refused a religious divorce and also a founder of the Women of the Wall founder was buried this week after she succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 71. At the Women of the Wall prayer service on Tuesday, the worshipers recited […]

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Russian anti-Semitic and anti-homosexual politician Vitaly Milonov.
 

Posted on: April 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

What do expect from a man who also wants a law that prohibits “promoting” homosexuality and grants citizenship embryos?

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Posted on: April 2nd, 2014

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The Saudi Arabian government a new law aimed at outlawing any activity loosely connected to terrorism -- or criticism of the government.

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Posted on: April 1st, 2014

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Televangelist Pat Robertson said Jews are too busy “polishing diamonds” to do weekend chores. Conservative activist Rabbi Daniel Lapin appeared on the “700 Club” Monday with Robertson to discuss what makes Jews successful. “What is it about Jewish people that make them prosper financially? You almost never find Jews tinkering with their cars on the […]

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Limmud FSU and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews signed a 3-year partnership.  (from left to right): Chaim Chesler, Founder of Limmud FSU; Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, President of the Fellowship; Matthew Bronfman, Chairman of Limmud FSU International Steering Committee; and Sandra Cahn, co-founder of Limmud FSU.
 

Posted on: March 30th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The collaboration's conferences will ignite Jewish learning and Israeli study for Russian Jews.

CAIR-NY at Muslim Day in Albany where they lobbied for a bill requiring large city school districts to provide halal food.
 

Posted on: March 27th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

NYC council members proposed legislation requiring NYC public schools offer Islamic-compliant food.

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Bedford, Massachusetts is the setting for explicit acts of anti-Semitism, but the community is working together to respond.
 

Posted on: March 21st, 2014

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Swastikas, graffiti stating "kill all the Jews," and little kids playing "jail the Jew" in Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Posted on: March 20th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Norway’s health minister said Wednesday the countryman no intention of banning religious circumcisions but should restrict the religious practice to be carried out only in hospitals. “If the children are circumcised in hospitals by competent personnel, we will prevent complications,” Health Minister Bent Høie told the Aftenposten newspaper. “This is the most realistic way to […]

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An ultra-orthodox man blowing the shofar to announce the approaching Sabbath in Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose” – Janis Joplin.

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Rabbi Yitzchok Meyer Lipszyc, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in Crimea for more than two decades, with a Torah scroll.
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The scene of Russian troops sealing the region of Crimea conjures up scary reminders of the Nazi invasions of Europe.

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A Hebrew scribe restored a scroll of the Book of Esther (similar to the one pictured here), which tells the story of Purim, for a Catholic nun order.
 

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

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A Jewish scribe has restored an 18th century copy of the Book of Esther that was donated to Catholic Nuns.

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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.
 

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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Posted on: March 8th, 2014

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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.
 

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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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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