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Travel Advisory: Have a Safe Holiday by Staying in Israel

September 15, 2014 - 10:22 PM
 
British Store Guard Tells Children ‘No Jews Allowed’

September 15, 2014 - 7:15 PM
 
Klinghoffer: Pretending Art Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

September 15, 2014 - 6:06 PM
 
Bullet-Filled Doll Halts Traffic at Ben Gurion Airport

September 15, 2014 - 6:00 PM
 
Radical Islam Helps United French Jews and Far Right Leader La Pen

September 15, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
ISIS Prompts Hezbollah’s ‘Great Need to Remain in Syria’

September 15, 2014 - 3:28 PM
 
Last Man Injured in Operation Protective Edge Released From Hospital

September 15, 2014 - 2:54 PM
 
Hamas Denies Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal Leaving Qatar

September 15, 2014 - 2:30 PM
 
UNDOF Troops Pull Out of Syria, Head for Israel

September 15, 2014 - 2:23 PM
 
Neo-Nazi Vandalism in Sderot

September 15, 2014 - 2:11 PM
 
Defense Minister Yaalon Discusses 8200 Refusal Letter

September 15, 2014 - 12:34 PM
 
False Alarm in Southern Israel, Real Rocket Fire in North

September 15, 2014 - 12:27 PM
 
UPDATE: Rocket Alert Karnei Shomron – Unannounced Test (11:41am)

September 15, 2014 - 11:42 AM
 
UPDATE: Gaza Rocket Alert (12:04pm)

September 15, 2014 - 11:34 AM
 
Abbas to Request France Recognize PA State

September 15, 2014 - 11:16 AM
 
Einat Schlein Appointed Israel Ambassador to Jordan, 1st Female in Post

September 15, 2014 - 10:46 AM
 
‘Thanks But No Thanks’ – Gaza Landlords Refuse to Rent to Hamas

September 15, 2014 - 10:32 AM
 
Israel’s Ambassador Presents Credentials in Egypt

September 15, 2014 - 9:54 AM
 
Police Arrest 4 Suspects in Jerusalem Gas Station Arson

September 15, 2014 - 8:18 AM
 
Swastikas Again in Series of Philadelphia Attacks of Anti-Semitism

September 15, 2014 - 7:12 AM
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Religion
Mahzor; “Lifting Seder Plate” illuminated manuscript (ca. 1490s).
 

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It’s taken 14 years and an ocean of sorrow but a “chained woman” is free in time for the seder.

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Women of the Wall, co-founded by Rivka Haut, a champion for agunot  who died this week at the age of 71.
 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Rivka Haut, a foremost advocate for agunot, Orthodox women who have been refused a religious divorce and also a founder of the Women of the Wall founder was buried this week after she succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 71. At the Women of the Wall prayer service on Tuesday, the worshipers recited […]

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Russian anti-Semitic and anti-homosexual politician Vitaly Milonov.
 

Posted on: April 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

What do expect from a man who also wants a law that prohibits “promoting” homosexuality and grants citizenship embryos?

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Posted on: April 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsIslamists

The Saudi Arabian government a new law aimed at outlawing any activity loosely connected to terrorism -- or criticism of the government.

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Posted on: April 1st, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Televangelist Pat Robertson said Jews are too busy “polishing diamonds” to do weekend chores. Conservative activist Rabbi Daniel Lapin appeared on the “700 Club” Monday with Robertson to discuss what makes Jews successful. “What is it about Jewish people that make them prosper financially? You almost never find Jews tinkering with their cars on the […]

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Limmud FSU and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews signed a 3-year partnership.  (from left to right): Chaim Chesler, Founder of Limmud FSU; Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, President of the Fellowship; Matthew Bronfman, Chairman of Limmud FSU International Steering Committee; and Sandra Cahn, co-founder of Limmud FSU.
 

Posted on: March 30th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The collaboration's conferences will ignite Jewish learning and Israeli study for Russian Jews.

CAIR-NY at Muslim Day in Albany where they lobbied for a bill requiring large city school districts to provide halal food.
 

Posted on: March 27th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

NYC council members proposed legislation requiring NYC public schools offer Islamic-compliant food.

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Bedford, Massachusetts is the setting for explicit acts of anti-Semitism, but the community is working together to respond.
 

Posted on: March 21st, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Swastikas, graffiti stating "kill all the Jews," and little kids playing "jail the Jew" in Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Posted on: March 20th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Norway’s health minister said Wednesday the countryman no intention of banning religious circumcisions but should restrict the religious practice to be carried out only in hospitals. “If the children are circumcised in hospitals by competent personnel, we will prevent complications,” Health Minister Bent Høie told the Aftenposten newspaper. “This is the most realistic way to […]

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An ultra-orthodox man blowing the shofar to announce the approaching Sabbath in Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose” – Janis Joplin.

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Rabbi Yitzchok Meyer Lipszyc, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in Crimea for more than two decades, with a Torah scroll.
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The scene of Russian troops sealing the region of Crimea conjures up scary reminders of the Nazi invasions of Europe.

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A Hebrew scribe restored a scroll of the Book of Esther (similar to the one pictured here), which tells the story of Purim, for a Catholic nun order.
 

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

A Jewish scribe has restored an 18th century copy of the Book of Esther that was donated to Catholic Nuns.

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Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The Arab League refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in the framework of current peace talks with the Palestinians, as per Israel’s demand. On Sunday, Arab League foreign ministers released a resolution at a meeting in Cairo that supported the decision by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “The council of the Arab League […]

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Mayoral candidate Eli Cohen has now become the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.
 

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Eli Cohen is now the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.

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Posted on: March 8th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

The Rabbinical Council of America denied a prominent rabbi’s accusation that it is actively negating past conversions. The Orthodox rabbinic organization issued a statement Friday responding to a JTA opinion article criticizing the group written by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. His article, published Thursday, accused the RCA and its Beth Din of America of “retroactively negating […]

John Blackwell, president-elect of the British Veterinary Association, has argued the ritual killing of animals causes unnecessary suffering to animals.
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Blackwell, who has been accused of "inflaming prejudice," says animals must be stunned before the cut.

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Posted on: March 7th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Pope Francis has been forced to cancel his planned trip to Israel in May due to a labor dispute within the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The Pope, who has garnered considerable acclaim from Jewish leaders for his push for stronger Jewish-Christian relations, announced the trip to Israel and Jordan in January. The visit was scheduled to […]

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Nachman Helbrans, oldest son of Lev Tahor's leader.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The families involved in the court appeal have been under strict restrictions not to leave Ontario.

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Posted on: March 6th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The school removed evolution related questions from 52 standardized tests.

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Ruth Lockshin of Toronto leads a partnership minyan at a conference in New York of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, December 2013.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

SectionsFeatures

The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.

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