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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: February 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Purim is an upside-down holiday, but Women of the Wall Rabbi Silverman takes the cake. She calls the Knesset Achasverous, a wicked goy, and suffers “tragedy” for her regarding them as enemies.

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Posted on: February 24th, 2013

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Evangelist and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, speaking at a “Celebrate Life” forum at a Iowa church Saturday, described abortion in the United States as an “incredible holocaust of our own” by having killed approximately  55 million embryos. He said he was shocked at last year’s Democratic National Convention, where “speaker after speaker” said that […]

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Smartphone app for Megillat Esther - complete with noisemaker
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

What would Purim be without the following apps? One Smartphone app provides a noisemaker, and another lets you choose which noise to make – such as a machine gun or air horn.

 

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A German prosecutor has dropped all charges against Rabbi David Goldberg , who faced a criminal trial last year after a Cologne court ruled that circumcision was illegal in Germany. The ruling followed a case of a four-year-old Muslim boy who was hospitalized for excessive bleeding after being circumcised The German parliament has since passed […]

 

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Samsung, which operates R & D operations in Israel, is sending 10,000 baskets of Purim Mishloach Manot goodies to anyone whose relative or friends signed him up on the company’s Mobile Israel Facebook page. The company also contributed to two charity organizations by paying the Variety Israel and Enosh Fund organizations to pack the snacks […]

 

Posted on: February 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Police have agreed to allow the niece of American comedian Sarah Silverman will be allowed to attend a women’s Megillah reading at the Western Wall despite being banned from the site. Hallel Abramowitz Silverman, 17, was one of 10 female worshipers arrested for wearing prayer shawls during a women’s Rosh Chodesh prayer service at the […]

Handle of a footed marble basin decorated with Seilenoi heads, the 1st century BCE.
 

Posted on: February 14th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Lionized as “the greatest builder in human history,” King Herod was also demonized for his cruelty and his shady religious origins.

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Posted on: February 14th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Sanremo competition is the most popular of its kind in Italy and receives worldwide attention.

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Boro Park Getting Ready for Hurricane Sandy, 2012.
 

Posted on: February 13th, 2013

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The law will correct a defect in the current FEMA legislation by making clear that houses of worship are to be included amongst the nonprofit recipients of federal disaster relief aid

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Posted on: February 12th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

Locusts, 10 Plagues, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Bible, Passover, agriculture,

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Rivka Haut, a champion for agunot and a founder of the Women of the Wall, has died at the age of 71.
 

Posted on: February 12th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Two Conservative rabbis were among the women arrested.

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Posted on: February 11th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

One of the paratroopers in attendance announced that, after they had liberated the Kotel, everyone was welcome to pray there.

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Anat Hoffman (R.) and Lesley Sachs with the paratroopers who liberated the Kotel.
 

Posted on: February 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

WOW spokesperson said police behavior was "sneaky," or at least confusing, seeing as they arrested the women after they had already cleared the area.

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Pope Benedict XVI with Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger (L) and Chief Sephardic Rabbi Shlomo Ammar (R), May 12 2009.
 

Posted on: February 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The vast majority of popes serve until they die, and they stick it out despite their ill health.

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Conference organizer Michael Puah (L.) with Manhigut Yehudit leader MK Moshe Feiglin.
 

Posted on: February 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

"Our joint goal is to have the Torah guide our agenda in all areas of life."

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Posted on: February 9th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The law prohibits "religious ceremony not according to local custom."

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A man standing on a ladder to hang an eruv wire around the Gilo neighborhood in south Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

U.S. judge dismisses Long Island eruv lawsuit.

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Posted on: February 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

He explained at the time that he could not bear the idea that his body would have to leave New York City. "This is my home, the idea of having to go to New Jersey was so distressing to me."

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Jewish Agency Youth emissary Sagi Rabovski with Russian teenagers who celebrated their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.
 

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

On the day of the ceremony, the entrance to the Jewish Agency building in the city was blocked by snow.

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Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.)
 

Posted on: February 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

John Kerry’s name today would have been John Kohn, or maybe Yonatan Kohn, if his great-grandfather had not converted to Catholicism, and assuming his parents would have survived the Holocaust.

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