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The Santa Fe mikvah, NM
 

High Court Hears Petition against Mikvah for Married Women Only

Posted on: September 4th, 2012

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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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Hagai Amir, brother of Rabin's assassin Yigal Amir, leaving prison last May. At the time, he declared: "I am proud of what I did. I have no regrets."
 

Yigal Amir’s Brother: Rabin’s Family’s Crocodile Tears Don’t Move Me, They Profited Quite Nicely from the Murder

Posted on: September 3rd, 2012

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"The blood of the Oslo murdered is a thousand times more dear to me than the tears dropped for the one who killed them, with help from the Arabs."

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Adina Bar Shalom with her father, Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
 

Rav Ovadia Yosef’s Daughter Meets with PA President Abbas

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

“Rav Ovadia Yosef is not what the newspapers make him out to be. Rav Ovadia uses his influence on the Israeli public and also on the Israeli government,” Rabbi Fruman told the Palestinian officials. Abbas addressed the Iranian threat against Israel, and, surprisingly, expressed his objection to permitting Iran to possess a nuclear bomb, thus dragging the entire region into great danger.

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Dr. Dieter Graumann, president of Germany's Central Council of Jews
 

German Jews to Israeli Chief Rabbi: Your Circumcision Commotion Did More Harm than Good

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

“We are concerned that Interior Minister Yishai didn’t think of becoming better informed about the details."

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

Rav Ovadia Yosef: We Must Pray for the Destruction of Iran

Posted on: August 26th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Rav Ovadia Yosef said on Saturday night that we should focus specifically on Iran, and say, "May the good Lord obliterate them, destroy them…"

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.Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau
 

Rabbi Lau: I Didn’t See Such German Sensitivity to Jewish Blood During the Holocaust

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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Rabbi Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Holocaust Survivor, attacked the Germans today with harsh words. Rabbi Lau said, "We don't need their permission to live as Jews," and added that, "I didn't see such German sensitivity to Jewish blood in the Shoah."

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If you find yourself in Rogers Park, Chicago, and can't figure out where to get kosher food…
 

Hungry on the Road? Your Smart Phone Knows the Best Kosher Places

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

"Kosher Near Me" is a smartphone software application ("app") that will allow you to find kosher food pretty much wherever you are.

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Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger
 

Israel’s Chief Rabbi in Germany to Help Resolve Circumcision Crisis

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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A rabbi in Bavaria, Germany, has been slapped with criminal charges of committing bodily harm, in the first known case to arise from an anti-circumcision ruling.

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Rabbi Charged with Illegal Circumcision in Germany

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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Criminal assault charges have been filed against the rabbi of the Jewish community in oberfränkischen Hof, Rabbi David Goldberg, for circumcision for religious reasons. Chief prosecutor Gerhard Schmitt confirmed that the complaint was filed by a doctor from Hessen, which is under the jurisdiction of the Cologne Regional Court, which decided a while ago that […]

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Illustration
 

New Campaign: Tight Pants Are Sinful and Corrupting

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

We have grown accustomed to these letters being directed at Haredi women. Now, surprisingly, this letter is addressed specifically to the men.

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Ashkelon Mayor Benny Vaknin didn't know his city was a den of apartheid policies until the good people of Sacramento told him so.
 

Rocket Shelled Ashkelon Marked as Den of Apartheid by Sacramento Israel Haters, May Lose Sister City Bid

Posted on: August 10th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The battle is being waged on the internet and phone lines, in the lead-up to a Sacramento City Council meeting on the topic which will take place on August 14.

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MK Aryeh Eldad
 

Mk’s Proposal for Equal Access to Temple Mount Is Met with Hysterical Muslim Resistance

Posted on: August 9th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

All he wants is to extend the modus vivendi which is in place at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron to Temple Mount, which is also sacred to both faiths.

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Dr. Anne Lindboe
 

Make-Believe Bris: Norwegian Official Suggests Jews, Muslims Do ‘Symbolic’ Circumcision

Posted on: August 7th, 2012

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Norway’s ombudsman for children's rights has proposed that Jews and Muslim replace male circumcision with a symbolic, non-surgical ritual.

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Mt. Olives cemetery.
 

After 8 Years, Body Was Relocated for Spiritual Reasons with R. Elyashiv’s Blessings

Posted on: August 7th, 2012

News & ViewsReligion

Senior Jerusalem rabbis permitted a late-night removal of the body of a Haredi rabbi from its grave, on the night between Thursday and Friday last week, because family members, who are Breslov Hasidim, claimed the "spiritual level" of the nearby dead was insufficient, causing what could be considered the desecration of the dead.

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Baptism
 

British Judge Permits 10 Year-Old Jewish Girl to Convert to Christianity

Posted on: August 6th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The Decision comes after the girl's mother applied for a court order in November 2011 to prevent her ex-husband from having the girl baptized.

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Matan Siyum HaShas
 

Women Celebrate Completing Daf Yomi Cycle, Asking ‘Why Not?’

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

On August 1, the biggest Jewish American event ever took place – the completion of the daily learning of the entire Gemara, which happens once every 7 and a half years, known as Siyum HaShas – filling of 90,000 seats at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. However, a significantly smaller, but just as intriguing group celebrated the event in skirts, scarves and a spirit of sisterhood in Jerusalem.

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Illinois State Police and emergency personnel prepare to remove a Megabus on Thursday that struck a concrete pillar on Interstate 55 just north of Litchfield, Ill.
 

Woman Says Tzedaka Dollar Saved her Life in Bus Crash

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Eliana Siegal says she believes she survived unharmed a bus crash yesterday, Thursday, on Interstate 55, because her father gave her a dollar to give to charity, a Jewish tradition that she said helped protect her en route. The 64-passenger bus she was sitting in blew a tire and skidded until it smashed into a concrete pillar of an overpass, resulting in many injuries and one death.

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Tu B'Av
 

Jewish ‘Valentine’s Day’ Finds Ancient Roots in Biblical Shiloh

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Over 3,000 years ago, an ancient Jewish holiday was celebrated by the maidens of Israel. Dressed in white, soon-to-be brides would dance in the community of Shiloh in Samaria, the temporary capital of Israel before the first Temple was built in Jerusalem.

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Poll: Majority of Israelis Want Prayers on the Temple Mount, But No Temple

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

News & ViewsReligion

According to a poll commissioned by Makor Rishon, the majority of Israelis want Jews to be permitted to pray on the Temple Mount. Of the 512 Jewish Israeli adults who responded to the poll, 52% were for permitting Jewish Prayers on the Temple Mount, while 37% were against it. 22% of those polled said they […]

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Model of the Temple on top of the Aish Yeshiva with Temple Mount in Background
 

“We’re Not in Lodz Ghetto Anymore” – Temple Mount Activists Fight for Jewish Rights in Knesset and Beyond

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsArchaeology

A renewed outcry for “Temple consciousness” has arisen with a flurry of political, religious, and social activity.

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