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Posted on: August 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

We have grown accustomed to these letters being directed at Haredi women. Now, surprisingly, this letter is addressed specifically to the men.

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Ashkelon Mayor Benny Vaknin didn't know his city was a den of apartheid policies until the good people of Sacramento told him so.
 

Posted on: August 10th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The battle is being waged on the internet and phone lines, in the lead-up to a Sacramento City Council meeting on the topic which will take place on August 14.

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MK Aryeh Eldad
 

Posted on: August 9th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

All he wants is to extend the modus vivendi which is in place at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron to Temple Mount, which is also sacred to both faiths.

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Dr. Anne Lindboe
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Norway’s ombudsman for children's rights has proposed that Jews and Muslim replace male circumcision with a symbolic, non-surgical ritual.

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Mt. Olives cemetery.
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2012

News & ViewsReligion

Senior Jerusalem rabbis permitted a late-night removal of the body of a Haredi rabbi from its grave, on the night between Thursday and Friday last week, because family members, who are Breslov Hasidim, claimed the "spiritual level" of the nearby dead was insufficient, causing what could be considered the desecration of the dead.

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Baptism
 

Posted on: August 6th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The Decision comes after the girl's mother applied for a court order in November 2011 to prevent her ex-husband from having the girl baptized.

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Matan Siyum HaShas
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

On August 1, the biggest Jewish American event ever took place – the completion of the daily learning of the entire Gemara, which happens once every 7 and a half years, known as Siyum HaShas – filling of 90,000 seats at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. However, a significantly smaller, but just as intriguing group celebrated the event in skirts, scarves and a spirit of sisterhood in Jerusalem.

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Illinois State Police and emergency personnel prepare to remove a Megabus on Thursday that struck a concrete pillar on Interstate 55 just north of Litchfield, Ill.
 

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Eliana Siegal says she believes she survived unharmed a bus crash yesterday, Thursday, on Interstate 55, because her father gave her a dollar to give to charity, a Jewish tradition that she said helped protect her en route. The 64-passenger bus she was sitting in blew a tire and skidded until it smashed into a concrete pillar of an overpass, resulting in many injuries and one death.

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Tu B'Av
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Over 3,000 years ago, an ancient Jewish holiday was celebrated by the maidens of Israel. Dressed in white, soon-to-be brides would dance in the community of Shiloh in Samaria, the temporary capital of Israel before the first Temple was built in Jerusalem.

Rebuilding_Temple
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

News & ViewsReligion

According to a poll commissioned by Makor Rishon, the majority of Israelis want Jews to be permitted to pray on the Temple Mount. Of the 512 Jewish Israeli adults who responded to the poll, 52% were for permitting Jewish Prayers on the Temple Mount, while 37% were against it. 22% of those polled said they […]

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Model of the Temple on top of the Aish Yeshiva with Temple Mount in Background
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsArchaeology

A renewed outcry for “Temple consciousness” has arisen with a flurry of political, religious, and social activity.

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Ramadan
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Special measures taken to allow for the passage of large numbers of worshipers through crossings in the Jerusalem and Bethlehem areas on the first Friday of Ramadan

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Williamsburg storefront sign bans immodest attire.
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

A ban by some Orthodox Brooklyn shopkeepers on customers’ cleavage and bare shoulders has raised the ire of some local consumers.

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Illustration image
 

Posted on: July 24th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

That's all it took – a simple message to the Muezzin and the local leaders in the village of Al Issawiya, near the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem.

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ramadan in old city
 

Posted on: July 20th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Ramadan began on Friday as 100,000 Muslims pray on the Temple Mount.

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The Wailing Wall in the background, and 60 crosses in the foreground
 

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

News & ViewsReligion

The wall will be fronted with 60 white cross "that symbolize the 60 million little baby boys and girls have been murdered since 1973 in America alone."

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Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

There is great concern in Haredi circles following a severe deterioration in the condittion of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, who has been hospitalized for the past six months in Shaarey Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

Reform Wedding (illustration image).
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

While the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) does not have statistics on how many of its 2,000 Reform rabbis in North America officiate at intermarriages, when pressed, Rabbi Hara Person, director of CCAR Press, estimated "it's about half." A resolution proposed at CCAR's 2008 annual convention called for dropping the official opposition to intermarriages. The resolution was tabled but the practice is now commonplace.

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Brit
 

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The Jewish Hospital in Berlin has suspended all religious circumcisions of children following a ruling delivered by a German court banning the practice.

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Rabbi Ratzon Arusi
 

Posted on: June 28th, 2012

JudaismJudaism 101

JERUSALEM – A leading Orthodox rabbi in Israel has a revolutionary proposal for the harvesting of organs from a clinically dead patient. At present, his proposal not only has no support from other rabbis, it is also against Israeli law – but he is not fazed.

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