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Posted on: April 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Illinois Rabbi Samuel N. Gordon and public relations executive Maureen Schulman are the newest members of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Council, appointed on Tuesday by President Barack Obama. Rabbi Gordon is the founding rabbi of Congregation Sukkat Shalom in Wilmette, Ill. and is vice president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He also […]

Archaeologist Benyamin Storchan standing at the bottom of the steps in the immersion chamber.
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Israeli archaeologists love highway contractors. Excavation for new roads frequently digs up history, and this time they struck it rich, finding a rare mikveh from the late Second Temple Period.

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Lesley Sachs, director of "Women of the Wall," being detained by police.
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

They will be joined by MKs Tamara Zandberg and Michal Rozin.

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Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky
 

Posted on: April 9th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Sharansky says the Western Wall is long enough for women to have their own minyan and Torah reading. The Women of the Wall leader accepts the compromise. Will the Rabbinate big enough to agree?

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Senior research microscopist Joseph G. Barabe.
 

Posted on: April 9th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Barabe’s team was part of an effort organized by the National Geographic Society to authenticate the Gospel of Judas.

 

Posted on: April 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The number of travelers requesting kosher meals continues to rise, and requests for glatt kosher meals has more than doubled in the past five years, according to one source. Several travel agents reached by KosherToday concur that the number of travelers requesting kosher food has risen throughout the world and the airlines and the airline […]

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Ceramic model of church unearthed near Ashkelon
 

Posted on: April 8th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The ancient port of Ashkelon was a key point for trading Israeli wine. Archaeologists have unearthed a huge wine press and rare ceramic church model near the city’s old highway.

 

Posted on: April 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Do Israeli orthodox rabbis have a “monopoly?” Should Diaspora Jews try to pull Israel’s domestic strings? The National Council of Jewish Women seems to say “yes” to both questions.

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Posted on: April 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A New York Daily News headline writer needs a quick course in kosher dietary laws after an overly cute headline tried to get across the message that moose lasagna is not kosher if pork is used. As most Jews and many non-Jews know, Jewish law forbids eating milk products and meat products together. Even if […]

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Posted on: April 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Poland’s Jewish community has about a one month supply of kosher meat left, following a ban on ritual slaughter that went into effect at the beginning of the year, Piotr Kadlcik, president of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland, told the JTA on Monday from Warsaw. The status of ritual slaughter in Poland […]

Excavation in progress at Tell Khaiber, Iraq
 

Posted on: April 5th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

“Terah took Abram his son, and Lot…and Sarai… from Ur…to go to the land of Canaan.” No one has ever found Ur – until now, with a “breathtaking find” of a 4,000-year-old public building near Ur.

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Women of the Wall hold Torah school in prayer outside Old City police station where others were detained for wearing prayer shawls at the Kotel February 11
 

Posted on: April 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel’s Haredi rabbis continue to make a mockery of themselves and of Judaism by pressing to arrest women for saying the mourner’s prayer at the Kotel. Sharansky comes to the rescue.

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Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

He also called Obama evil, a Socialist and possibly a Muslim.

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jonstewartmock
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The link was from Al Jazeera featuring former CNN host Rick Sanchez on Jews and Stewart.

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Circumcision of a Jewish baby boy
 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The question of the safety of the controversial ritual of sucking the baby’s blood after the foreskin is cut in a circumcision has again been raised following another case of Herpes.

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Posted on: April 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Rabbi James Diamond, the retired director of Princeton University’s Center for Jewish Life, has died in a traffic accident after leaving a breakfast Talmud study group. Rabbi Diamond, 73, who retired from the center 10 years ago, was killed when a speeding car crashed into a parked car which the rabbi was entering on the […]

 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Pakistani Election Commission lists approximately 800 voters as Jewish although there are virtually no Jews in the country, according to the country’s The News website contributor Dr. Abdul Majeed Abid. He facetiously asked, “We can only wait to see which way the ‘Jewish vote’ goes, if it goes anywhere.” He noted that no Jews […]

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Israeli policeman taking a stone throwing suspect into custody.
 

Posted on: March 31st, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The girl was accompanying her father, who was among the Jewish activists visiting the holy site.

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Akiva and Ana'el Shmueli participated in the "Race to the Million" reality show.
 

Posted on: March 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

"The movement calls on its members to not participate in reality shows that do not befit the movement's spirit."

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Posted on: March 28th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç delivered a Passover message Thursday to Ishak Ibrahimzadeh, the head of the local Jewish community. “It is our basic stance and principle to enable Jewish citizens to perform their beliefs and traditions freely,” Arınç said. “I celebrate the Passover of Jewish citizens living in our country and all Jews.” […]

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