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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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Israeli Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar.
 

Posted on: November 8th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Some of the supervised, ‘bug-free,’ leafy vegetable growers are using higher levels of pesticides than allowed by Health Ministry standards.

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Posted on: November 1st, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

A new exhibit at the Library of Congress is celebrating 100 years of Hebraica with its new exhibit, “Words Like Sapphires”.

Aerial view of the Givat Shaul cemetery utside of Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: October 30th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The conventional burial sites permit the burial of some 70 persons per acre, as opposed to as many as 600 in the new system.

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Posted on: October 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Memorials for two memorable Jews took place this weekend, though they stood, perhaps, on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

 

Posted on: October 25th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue on Tuesday by members of an ultrarightist Hungarian party as part of their celebrations of an anti-communist revolution taking part in the country in 1956.

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Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg
 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

When you talk to the man behind that organization, you discover that not only is he not lonely, he is not a particularly partisan individual.

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Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Malmo Mayor Ilmar Reepalu was among some 300 marchers who demonstrated in the Swedish city in support of the Jewish community.

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Posted on: October 21st, 2012

News & ViewsArchaeology

Tests conducted on olive trees on Jerusalem's historic Mount of Olives are the oldest known trees in the world, according to a study released on Friday conducted by the National Research Council of Italy Trees and Timber Institute.

Rabbi David Fine (L.) and Rabbi Shlomo Sobol (R.), founders of the Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics.
 

Posted on: October 19th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

In cities and towns across Israel, the missing, pivotal character who could serve as a locus for spiritual needs, informal education and charitable programs is the communal rabbi, argue the founders of the Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper
 

Posted on: October 19th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

Sometimes, only a period of separation will save a troubled marriage. That is why the Simon Wiesenthal Center and other Jewish groups are pulling out of the Christian-Jewish Roundtable. Fifteen liberal Protestant leaders, including those of the Presbyterian, Lutheran and Methodist denominations, chose the Jewish High Holiday season to urge Congress to curtail U.S. aid to Israel.

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Posted on: October 18th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor unveiled a model bill designed to set “strict legal terms” on religious freedoms for the continent.

Ethan Felson, vice president and general counsel of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs says the two-state solution will take care of the problem.
 

Posted on: October 18th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The old adage about going to bed with dogs and waking up with fleas appears to have been proven true yet again, as Jewish groups have pulled out of an upcoming meeting with Protestant colleagues over a letter from Christian leaders to congressmen calling for a possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel.

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wedding cake
 

Posted on: October 17th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

She caught him "red-handed," and immediately filed a divorce case with the chief rabbinate, except he is refusing to divorce her.

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Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak "caught" on the phone.
 

Posted on: October 15th, 2012

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

While senior Haredi rabbis are intensifying their battle against smartphones, and have begun as of late to levy personal sanctions against people using these devices, ostensibly to isolate them so they cannot inflict their cultural/spiritual damage on society – one notable and extremely influential Haredi star, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak, continues to use this dangerous device unheeded.

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Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto.
 

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Deborah Pinto, wife of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, who is suspected, along with her husband, of trying to bribe a senior police officer, attempted suicide on Sunday by taking pills. Mrs. Pinto, who was picked up for questioning last Thursday, together with her husband, and was released with him under restrictive conditions, is in satisfactory condition at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

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The funeral for Majdi Halabi in the town of Daliyat al-Karmel.
 

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

In a Halachic Q&A, Rabbi Efrati of Efrat determined that the designation of "brother" to a goy is incorrect.

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Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsIslamists

Users of a Shariah-compliant credit card from the United Arab Emirates can charge their purchases according to Islamic law, direct their prayers toward Mecca, and even put a little aside for the Hajj.

 

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

News & ViewsIslamists

A coalition of religious groups is calling on the Washington DC Metro to donate proceeds from an ad campaign suggesting Muslims are savages to an organization supporting human rights.

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Posted on: October 12th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

A lawsuit filed Thursday by Jewish organizations and three rabbis argues that a new NY City rule requiring parental consent for metzitzah b'peh, a post-circumcision ritual that involves oral suction in order to stimulate blood flow in the traumatized organ, violates the First Amendment.

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Worshippers on Simchat Torah (Illustration)
 

Posted on: October 10th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Police in Israel have reportedly arrested a rabbi suspected of stealing seven Torah scrolls from the synagogue of Moshav Brosh near Be’er Sheva.

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