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Posted on: May 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

UTJ and WOW argue over the halacha of women's prayer on the radio -- can Mashiach be too far?

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Posted on: May 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ordered her ministry on Thursday to draft legislation that would make the gender-based segregation of women illegal. “Discrimination against women in public places, in public services, cannot be allowed,” she said in a radio interview. She wrote on her Facebook page, “Removal of women from the public sphere is damaging […]

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Thousands of seminary students have been encourage to "join" the Women of the Wall in their Rosh Chodesh prayers.
 

Posted on: May 9th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

Yes, they've won a battle, a long one at that—but the war is far from over.

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Robert Bernstein, Founding Chair Emeritus of Human Rights Watch, tells 2013 HUC graduates that human rights activists need to focus on the lack of speech freedom in the Arab World.
 

Posted on: May 9th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Human Rights Watch founder Robert Bernstein said that today's human rights advocates ignore the repression of basic freedoms across the Middle East and mistakenly call "free speech" and "advocacy' what is really state-sponsored hate speech.

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Muslims pray in front of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount
 

Posted on: May 9th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

World War III may have been close and may have been prevented on the Temple Mount, where the Jerusalem Mufti was arrested and then released for throwing chairs at Jews on Jerusalem Unification Day.

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Putting the brain in gear before putting the mouth in motion could have saved a British legal assistant a few thousand dollars.
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Jewish prohibition of “loshon hara,” speaking negatively about people, was learned quickly by a non-Jewish British legal assistant, who paid $3,900 for saying, “I can’t stand Jews.”

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Posted on: May 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Yogurtland, a leading frozen yogurt chain, is following the lead of Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins and The Coffee Bean and has launched its first kosher store, the Beverly Connection location in Los Angeles. The store is under the kosher supervision of the Rabbinical Council of California, according to the Kosher Today newsletter. Yogurtland’s self-serve frozen […]

Alex Linder, owner/operator of Vanguard News Network, one of many racist, anti-Semitic online sites.
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Internet freedom is a perfect petrie dish for growing new strains of anti-Semitism, including anti-Zionism. A new film, "The New Anti-Semitism," exposes this dark side of freedom.

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Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Vice President Joe Biden met with Jewish, Muslim Christians, Sikh and other religious leaders Monday to encourage them to back gun control as matter of morals. He met for two and a half hours with rabbis, pastors, nuns and other religious leaders before the gun control bill comes up for a Senate vote. “The conversation […]

 

Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israeli restaurants and hotels are more interested n seeking kosher certification from the American-based Orthodox Union (OU) in order to attract foreign tourists, according to the Kosher Today newsletter. It said that many American Jewish tourists generally are more familiar with the OU than Israeli rabbinic certifications. The OU operates in Israel in an office […]

Yair Lapid with one of his party's MKs, U.S. born Rabbi Dov Lipman.
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Hitler wanted to exterminate Jews. Lapid only wants to exterminate the Haredi habit of not to work or serve in the IDF. That is enough for a Haredi columnist to compare Lapid’s and Hitler’s speeches.

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Posted on: May 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Approximately Jerusalem residents, including Meretz party supporters, protested on front of City Hall Saturday night against a plan to close a new movie theater complex on Shabbat and Jewish holidays. The complex, which includes restaurants and a 15-screen movie theater, is set to open this summer. It will close on weekends in keeping with an […]

Metzitzah Bpeh
 

Posted on: May 5th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Democratic candidate Erick Salgado called MBP “a practice that was commanded by God,” and practiced “since God told Abraham to do so.”

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A Jewish boy wearing a kippa and holding an Israeli flag in Hebron.
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Anti-Zionists have gone beyond the campaign to boycott Israel because of Jews in Judea and Samaria. Now, the Church of Scotland questions whether Jews even have a claim to Israel.

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Posted on: May 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

An Orthodox Jewish woman from Monsey, N.Y. is suing the Lancome cosmetics firm, claiming that its 24-hour makeup does not last as long as advertised and thus prevents her from looking good all Shabbat. Rorie Weisberg of Monsey, N.Y. said in her lawsuit that Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation does not last 24 hours […]

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Posted on: May 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Bomb threats on two Houston synagogues Wednesday closed classes, one day after a similar threat on a court forced a quick evacuation. The synagogue bomb threats were called in to called in to Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform temple, and the Conservative Congregation Or Ami on Wednesday afternoon. Both synagogues canceled Hebrew school classes for […]

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Israeli filmmaker Ziv Ilan speaks in trailer of his film shown in Canada but yanked in Britain by the BBC
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The BBC strikes again. Known for its bias against Israel, it said that a documentary claiming that man “Palestinians” of today actually are descendants of Jews did “not fit editorially.” How true.

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Practice makes perfect… A WOW worshipper at the Kotel having a hard time getting those straps to line up. Where's a Chabadnik when you need one?
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

"Our struggle is only about the Kotel."

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Posted on: April 29th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

For the first time in the history of the Masorti movement, its rabbis performed conversions to Judaism in Portugal. The two conversions were performed in the Portuguese capital at a Beit Din rabbinical court of three judges, who recognized Juliana Fernandes da Silva and her life partner Edgard Pimentel as Jews. Though the Masorti movement […]

Williamsburg storefront sign bans immodest attire.
 

Posted on: April 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

When is a dress code legal and when it is a violation of human rights? That seems to depend on whether you are a Chasidic Jewish shop owner in New York.

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