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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
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
 
Netanyahu: PA Incitement Caused Pre-Passover Terror Attack

April 16, 2014 - 1:05 AM
 
Passover Eve Terror Attack Draws Strong Responses

April 15, 2014 - 10:39 PM
 
4 Border Police Injured When PA Truck Hits Them

April 15, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Terrorists Kill Father on Way to Passover Seder

April 15, 2014 - 9:03 PM
 
Chag Kasher v’Sameach from JewishPress.com

April 14, 2014 - 3:50 PM
 
Biur Chametz

April 14, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
2 Arrested with Paschal Lamb

April 14, 2014 - 3:13 PM
 
A Third Intifada to Begin at the Temple Mount?

April 14, 2014 - 1:07 PM
 
Israel, PLO ‘Talk’ Over Sanctions, Not Status

April 14, 2014 - 8:58 AM
 
Three Dead in Multiple Kansas Jewish Center Shootings

April 13, 2014 - 11:33 PM
 
London Teacher Threatens to Send Jewish Student to ‘Your Gas Chambers’

April 13, 2014 - 9:35 PM
 
Messianic ‘Blood Moon’ Rising on Passover Seder Night

April 13, 2014 - 9:30 PM
 
New Study: Nearly Every Israeli will Eat Matza and Keep Kosher on Pesach Eve

April 13, 2014 - 9:07 PM
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Combined Power of Torah and the Atom in New Dimona Nuclear Reactor Synagogue

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The nuclear reactor in Dimona, for the first time in its long and hush hush history, will feature a full fledged synagogue.

 

First-Ever Solar Sukkah in Kfar Saba

Posted on: October 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

This Sukkot, the residents of the city of Kfar Saba are not only communing with nature by sitting in the biblically-assigned booths present throughout the rest of Israel, but by doing so in a green-friendly way.

 

Russia Bans “Innocence of Muslims”

Posted on: October 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

In a show of solidarity with movements seeking to preserve respect for Islam, a Moscow ruled on Monday that the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” may not be shown in all of Russia.

 

New Brit Mila Legislation May Be Weeks Away in Germany

Posted on: October 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Ritual circumcisions have resumed in the Cologne region of Germany, ending a controversy started in a Cologne court in June, when judges decided ritual circumcision constituted “bodily harm” to boys and religious coercion.

 

Toldot Aharon: No Imposed Gender Segregation in Mea Shearim This Year

Posted on: September 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The Toldot Aharon hasidic group says it will not enforce gender segregation in the streets of the Jerusalem religious neighborhood of Mea Shearim over the Sukkot holiday.

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Quaker Group Divests From Companies Working in Israel

Posted on: September 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A Quaker group has removed a French and an American company from its financial portfolio due to what it calls the companies’ involvement with Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

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For eight years, the bridge leading up to Temple Mount was in danger of collapsing.
 

Arab Temple Mount Keepers Accuse Israel of Plot to Replace Mosques with… Ladies Synagogue

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsArchaeology

The aim of the Israelis, according to this group, is to transform these areas into segregated prayer enclosures and synagogues for Jewish women.

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German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger initiated pro-circumcision legislation.
 

Germany Initiating Pro-Circumcision Legislation

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A spokesman for German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said his office is working on an outline for new legislation that will permit circumcision of minor males after a controversial court decision in the summer that criminalized the rite.

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Jewish Cemetery South of Prague Vandalized

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Jewish cemetery south of Prague has been vandalized, with over 26 tombstones being knocked over, according to Czech police.

 

Tens of Thousands Gather for Massive “Selichot” Prayer at the Western Wall

Posted on: September 24th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

An estimated 85,000 people are expected to arrive at the Kotel plaza on Monday night for the final recitation of the Selichot prayers prior to Yom Kippur, the holiday of atonement.

 

Iranian Cleric Pummeled After Telling Woman to Cover Up

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

An Iranian cleric who warned a woman to conform to standards of modesty and cover her eyes was subsequently beaten so badly by the offending female that he spent three days in the hospital.

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The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife

Posted on: September 19th, 2012

News & Views

The recurring uproar over the facts surrounding the life of Jesus now surrounds the discovery of an ancient papyrus bearing the words “Jesus said to them, my wife”.

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Jewish Press Readers Petition Almighty for New Year, Favorable Response Forthcoming

Posted on: September 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

As demands of reader participation go, this one was pretty high. You were supposed to share with us your real hopes for the new year, in an effort to impress God with our appeals as a group and—as a group—receive better attention. There is a Jewish concept of “The king’s glory is intensified by the size of His assembly,” meaning that in approaching God, the bigger the crowd, the better. But it had to be real, it had to be sincere. Here are a few of my favorites…

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Muhammad as he is portrayed in "Innocence of Muslims."
 

Google Will Not Take Down Anti-Muslim ‘Trailer,’ But Restricts Access to Muslims

Posted on: September 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

The White House said on Friday that it had asked YouTube, the online video sharing site, to review whether the video violated its terms of use.

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President Barack Obama walks along the Colonnade of the White House on his way to the Oval Office.
 

President Obama’s Rosh Hashanah Greeting (Video)

Posted on: September 14th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

At sundown this Sunday, the Jewish community here in the United States and all over the world will celebrate the start of the new year. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mark a time of prayer and self-reflection, and offers Americans of all faiths an opportunity to focus on what unites us instead of what divides us, to work together to make this a more perfect union and to continue the work of repairing the world.

 

Jews, Muslims, Christians Protest German Anti-Circumcision Law

Posted on: September 10th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Approximately 300 protesters across the religious spectrum demonstrated in eastern Berlin in favor of religious freedom and the decriminalization of circumcision in Germany.

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Israeli Gay Couple Seeking Divorce from Rabbinical Court

Posted on: September 10th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The first Jewish Israeli male couple to marry has filed for divorce in a Tel Aviv rabbinical court that never recognized the marriage. It is unknown if the rabbinical court will provide a divorce for Uzi Even, the first openly gay Knesset member, and Dr. Amit Kama, Ynet reported.

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Study: Highest Suicide Rates Among Religious Homosexuals

Posted on: September 5th, 2012

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

3.5% of the young people interviewed attempted suicide.

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Western Wall is Just Fine, Test of its Stability Shows

Posted on: September 5th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The Western Wall checked out fine in a test of its stability by engineers.

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High Court Hears Petition against Mikvah for Married Women Only

Posted on: September 4th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Minister of Religious Affairs Yaakov Margi and the Chief Rabbinate Council to explain why they not allow single women to immerse in state-run mikvahs.

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