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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
Updates from Kuneitra, Syria [video]

August 29, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 29, 2014 - 1:08 PM
 
Soldier Dies from Wounds in Rocket Attack

August 29, 2014 - 12:33 PM
 
A Grand Total of 50 Muslims in Michigan Condemn ISIS

August 29, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Funeral Begins from Lakewood Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer

August 29, 2014 - 11:48 AM
 
Dutch Pension Fund Rejects BDS

August 29, 2014 - 10:37 AM
 
Al Qaeda and ISIS are Israel’s New Northern Neighbors

August 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM
 
Netanyahu Meets with House Armed Services Members

August 28, 2014 - 11:49 PM
 
Mashaal Vows Cease-Fire a Step to New ‘Resistance’ War against Israel

August 28, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
ISIS Slaughters 450 Captured Syrian Soldiers Since Wednesday

August 28, 2014 - 8:37 PM
 
Update: Lakewood Confirms Sofer’s Body Was Found in Jerusalem Hills

August 28, 2014 - 8:31 PM
 
Comedian Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 28, 2014 - 8:09 PM
 
Run Away… Run Away… [photos]

August 28, 2014 - 7:28 PM
 
Echoing Cease-fire, Britain’s Jews and Muslims Call for Peace

August 28, 2014 - 6:56 PM
 
27 Israelis Arrested for Drug & Weapons Trafficking, Helping Hezbollah

August 28, 2014 - 6:38 PM
 
Israeli Arabs Arrested for Lebanon Ties

August 28, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
Erdoğan Sworn in as Turkish President

August 28, 2014 - 3:26 PM
 
IDF Fires Warning Shots Near Gaza Fence

August 28, 2014 - 2:51 PM
 
Shaath: US Pressured Israel to Drop Demilitarization Demand

August 28, 2014 - 2:49 PM
 
PLO Calls for War Crimes Investigations

August 28, 2014 - 2:39 PM
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Asaf and Shunamit Wolberg breaking the glass under the chuppah  at the ruins of the former town of Homesh in northen Samaria.
 

Posted on: May 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Jewish males alert: A bridegroom actually gashed his foot while smashing the glass under the chuppah during his wedding in Tel Aviv.

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Arabs throwing stones at Israeli police on the Temple Mount - Feb. 7, 2014
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeEuropean Union

Jerusalem District and Border Police blocked a protest march by Jews on Tuesday to the Temple Mount.

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Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

J Street claims that its rejection from the Conference of Presidents is proof its voice is needed.

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Orthodox Jew at King David's Tomb in Old City of Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Is there an Israeli government deal in the works to hand the Tomb of King David over to the Vatican?

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Mock Eviction Notice shoved under the doors of students' rooms in predominantly Jewish NYU dorm by NYU SJP.
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

NYU SJP students crept into a primarily Jewish dorm and shoved propaganda under the doors of the sleeping students.

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Knesset members walk through the entrance of Auschwitz. (archive)
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Jews for Jesus missionary group is using Holocaust imagery in a new video to lure Jews away from their faith.

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This 2,000-year-old chisel may have been used to help build the Western Wall, according to archaeologists.
 

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

The chisel was found along with a gold bell that may have been on the clothes of the High Priest.

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Text of anti-Semitic flyer distributed to Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine on Passover 2014.
 

Posted on: April 17th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine this week were ordered to “register” themselves and their assets.

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Muslim believers in Allah throw rocks at Jews on the Temple Mount.
 

Posted on: April 14th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on PalestineHamas

Once again Israel Police closed the Temple Mount to Jews and Christians on the eve of a Jewish holiday, for 'safety's sake.'

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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: April 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

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

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This is what some paranoid flight crews imagine when they see a Jew wearing tefillin.
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

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

News & ViewsGlobal

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

News & ViewsIslamists

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

News & ViewsJewish

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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