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Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
Ever the crafty politician, Yishai's people said, Deri had no trouble utilizing his great mentor's passing to promote his own standing.
Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
The prime minister was embarrassed during a shiva visit to the mourning children of the great man.
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Islamists
A new law Turkish law breaks a 90-year-old ban on Muslims wearing the veil at university or at government work offices and reflects the growing Islamic influence on the once secular government. The secular Turkish republic in 1925 banned civil servants from wearing overt symbols of religious affiliation, That presumably includes the kippa, for those […]
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Council of Europe to reconsider a resolution condemning male ritual circumcision. In a letter issued Sunday to Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe — a pan-European intergovernmental organization — Peres wrote that he was “sorry to hear” of the resolution. The resolution, which was passed […]
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett wrote in his Facebook page that Rav Ovadia was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our nation.
Posted on: October 7th, 2013News & Views → Israel
No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.
Posted on: October 7th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The sound of heavy gunfire was reported, as well as army jets and F-16 fighters hovering in formations over several cities.
Posted on: October 6th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Egyptian authorities turned back more than 100 Palestinians on their way to Mecca as part of their Hajj pilgrimage, citing security reasons. Reports say that the Egyptian military is considering military action inside of Gaza if terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula continues. Egyptian aircraft have recently been conducting reconnaissance over Gaza. “The Egyptian army does […]
Posted on: October 6th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The prophecy in Joel, like most prophecies, is surreal, beautiful, and open to many interpretations.
Posted on: October 4th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
No one was really hurt, and that's what really counts. Eat your heart out, Pew Institute, down here we're all Orthodox Jews…
Posted on: October 4th, 2013News & Views → Global
Do you know how many thumbs down Ezra the Scribe received when he announced, back in the 500s BCE?
Posted on: October 4th, 2013News & Views → Global
The Torah they got “is a piece of art. It is one of the most beautiful Torahs anyone's ever seen…”
Posted on: October 3rd, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Move over Kohn Kerry and let the moviemakers take over. It took five years of negotiations for an IMAX visual tour of Jerusalem, including the three major religions, to come to the screen.
Posted on: October 2nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.
Posted on: October 2nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The council, a pan-European intergovernmental organization that strongly influence European Union decisions, debated and passed the resolution on Tuesday, as reported here. The resolution was based on a […]
Posted on: October 2nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the Vatican’s announcement of the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, citing their groundbreaking work in denouncing antisemitism and building positive Jewish-Catholic relations. “For us in the Jewish community, Popes John Paul II and John XXIII have already been saints for a long time. They are towering men […]
Posted on: September 30th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
If you wish to mention him in your prayers, his name is Harav Chaim Ovadia Yosef ben Gorgia.
Posted on: September 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
16 year-old NCSY board member, Orly Ohayon, is in critical condition and her mother was killed when a car struck them on their way to shul erev Yom Kippur.
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