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Jazz Great Daniel Zamir Opens Up About Music & Religion
 
Iranians Try to Infiltrate Israel with Stolen Israeli Passports

September 19, 2014 - 4:04 PM
 
2 Gazan Killed, 3 Injured by Bomb

September 19, 2014 - 3:49 PM
 
France Targets Daash

September 19, 2014 - 2:36 PM
 
Report: IDF Tanks and Bulldozers Enter Gaza

September 19, 2014 - 2:15 PM
 
1000 Kurds Run for Life from ISIS

September 19, 2014 - 2:06 PM
 
Saudi Arabia Buys Chinese DF-21 Ballistic Missiles

September 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM
 
El Al Reunites Parents of Lone Soldiers from ‘Protective Edge’ for Rosh Hashanah

September 19, 2014 - 11:49 AM
 
Netanel Armi Was Murdered in Terror Attack, Says Family

September 19, 2014 - 11:36 AM
 
Gilad Erdan May Replace Gidon Saar

September 19, 2014 - 11:00 AM
 
A Happy Jewish Home

September 19, 2014 - 10:32 AM
 
Scotland Will Remain Part of UK, Independence Vote Loss

September 19, 2014 - 8:44 AM
 
Shooting Attack in Jerusalem

September 19, 2014 - 12:27 AM
 
IDF Redeploying Iron Domes in South

September 19, 2014 - 12:11 AM
 
Ds Reject Voting to Strip Citizenship From US Jihadi ISIS Volunteers

September 19, 2014 - 12:01 AM
 
Hamas Terrorist Dies in Terror Tunnel Accident

September 18, 2014 - 11:52 PM
 
World’s Oldest Jewish Prayer Book Makes Its Way Home

September 18, 2014 - 11:43 PM
 
Cabinet to Vote Sunday on Cutting Gush Etzion Off from Jerusalem

September 18, 2014 - 8:47 PM
 
British Muslims Plead for ISIS to Free Captive Alan Henning

September 18, 2014 - 2:52 PM
 
Border Police Foil Arab Axe Attack

September 18, 2014 - 2:09 PM
 
Rocket Fire Against Israel, Cease-fire Broken? Naah, False Alarm Again.

September 18, 2014 - 1:47 PM
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Religion
 

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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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.
 

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.
 

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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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.

 

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.

 

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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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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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."
 

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.
 

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.

 

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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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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Posted on: September 5th, 2012

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

3.5% of the young people interviewed attempted suicide.

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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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The Santa Fe mikvah, NM
 

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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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."
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

"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.
 

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
 

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.
 

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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