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Tisha B’Av vs. Israel Independence Day
 
More than 200 Immigrants from France to Arrive in Israel Tonight Aboard Special Aliyah Flight

July 28, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Russia to Revive $1.6 Billion Syrian Oil Gas Deal — ‘When the Country Becomes Stable’

July 28, 2015 - 1:40 AM
 
‘Mitzvah Tanks’ to visit 70 Russian Cities

July 27, 2015 - 11:35 PM
 
Israeli Ambulance Attacked in Hebron Hills

July 27, 2015 - 9:22 PM
 
French Court Indicts Jean-Marie Le Pen for ‘Gas Chamber’ Remarks

July 27, 2015 - 7:22 PM
 
Obama’s ‘Roots’ Journey: I’m the First Kenyan-American to be President of US

July 27, 2015 - 6:41 PM
 
UPDATE: Teva Buys Allergan for $40.5 Billion

July 27, 2015 - 6:32 PM
 
Mossad: All 11 Jews Missing after Fleeing Iran in the 90s Were Murdered

July 27, 2015 - 6:20 PM
 
Huckabee Takes Holocaust Metaphors to New Height

July 27, 2015 - 5:53 PM
 
Green Lasers Target Blue and White Airplanes

July 27, 2015 - 5:32 PM
 
IDF National Military Drill Calls Up Thousands of Reservists

July 27, 2015 - 4:16 PM
 
‘Jewish Holy Temples Never Existed’ Says Israeli Arab MK

July 27, 2015 - 3:29 PM
 
Teva to Buy Allergan for $40 Billion

July 27, 2015 - 12:09 PM
 
Medical Marijuana to be Available at Pharmacies

July 27, 2015 - 11:28 AM
 
Jackie Mason Backs Trump 4 Years after Saying He Is a ‘Liar [video]

July 27, 2015 - 10:51 AM
 
5.1 Earthquake Shakes Up Alaska

July 27, 2015 - 10:06 AM
 
New Arab Claim on Susiya: History Begins When Arabs Settled

July 27, 2015 - 9:34 AM
 
Terrorist K.O.-ed by Soldier in Kiryat Arba; 2 Injured as Stone Throwers Attack Bus Outside Jerusalem

July 26, 2015 - 11:51 PM
 
NATO Calls Emergency Meeting at Turkey’s Request Over ISIS, PKK

July 26, 2015 - 11:48 PM
 
UK Guinness World Record Officials Think Lebanon is Safer Than Israel

July 26, 2015 - 10:48 PM
 
Firefighters Extinguish Blazes around Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria

July 26, 2015 - 10:19 PM
 
Iranian FM on Regional Tour to ‘Sell’ Nuclear Deal

July 26, 2015 - 9:14 PM
 
Khamenei Tweets Silhouette of Obama Committing Suicide

July 26, 2015 - 6:35 PM
 
Temple Mount Policemen Released from Hospital

July 26, 2015 - 3:18 PM
 
AG Denies Pollard Release Tied to Iran Deal, Anne Pollard Says Parole Not Guaranteed

July 26, 2015 - 2:13 PM
 
Half of Israel’s Jews Fear Another 9 B’Av-Magnitude Destruction

July 26, 2015 - 2:08 PM
 
Saying Shema Yisrael on the Temple Mount [video]

July 26, 2015 - 12:41 PM
 
Memories of Sand and Sea: Gush Katif Residents Mark 10 Years to Disengagement

July 26, 2015 - 12:12 PM
 
Livestream Video Feeds from the Temple Mount [video]

July 26, 2015 - 11:57 AM
 
Arabs Start “Prayer” Battle in Hebron’s Tomb of the Patriarchs

July 26, 2015 - 11:16 AM
 
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Posted on: September 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

As demands of reader participation go, this one was pretty high. You were supposed to share with us your real hopes for the new year, in an effort to impress God with our appeals as a group and—as a group—receive better attention. There is a Jewish concept of “The king’s glory is intensified by the size of His assembly,” meaning that in approaching God, the bigger the crowd, the better. But it had to be real, it had to be sincere. Here are a few of my favorites…

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Muhammad as he is portrayed in "Innocence of Muslims."
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

The White House said on Friday that it had asked YouTube, the online video sharing site, to review whether the video violated its terms of use.

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President Barack Obama walks along the Colonnade of the White House on his way to the Oval Office.
 

Posted on: September 14th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

At sundown this Sunday, the Jewish community here in the United States and all over the world will celebrate the start of the new year. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mark a time of prayer and self-reflection, and offers Americans of all faiths an opportunity to focus on what unites us instead of what divides us, to work together to make this a more perfect union and to continue the work of repairing the world.

 

Posted on: September 10th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Approximately 300 protesters across the religious spectrum demonstrated in eastern Berlin in favor of religious freedom and the decriminalization of circumcision in Germany.

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Posted on: September 10th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The first Jewish Israeli male couple to marry has filed for divorce in a Tel Aviv rabbinical court that never recognized the marriage. It is unknown if the rabbinical court will provide a divorce for Uzi Even, the first openly gay Knesset member, and Dr. Amit Kama, Ynet reported.

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Posted on: September 5th, 2012

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

3.5% of the young people interviewed attempted suicide.

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Posted on: September 5th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The Western Wall checked out fine in a test of its stability by engineers.

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The Santa Fe mikvah, NM
 

Posted on: September 4th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Minister of Religious Affairs Yaakov Margi and the Chief Rabbinate Council to explain why they not allow single women to immerse in state-run mikvahs.

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Hagai Amir, brother of Rabin's assassin Yigal Amir, leaving prison last May. At the time, he declared: "I am proud of what I did. I have no regrets."
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

"The blood of the Oslo murdered is a thousand times more dear to me than the tears dropped for the one who killed them, with help from the Arabs."

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Adina Bar Shalom with her father, Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

“Rav Ovadia Yosef is not what the newspapers make him out to be. Rav Ovadia uses his influence on the Israeli public and also on the Israeli government,” Rabbi Fruman told the Palestinian officials. Abbas addressed the Iranian threat against Israel, and, surprisingly, expressed his objection to permitting Iran to possess a nuclear bomb, thus dragging the entire region into great danger.

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Dr. Dieter Graumann, president of Germany's Central Council of Jews
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

“We are concerned that Interior Minister Yishai didn’t think of becoming better informed about the details."

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Spiritual leader of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef during evening prayer in his synagogue in Yefe Noff, Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: August 26th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Rav Ovadia Yosef said on Saturday night that we should focus specifically on Iran, and say, "May the good Lord obliterate them, destroy them…"

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.Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Rabbi Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Holocaust Survivor, attacked the Germans today with harsh words. Rabbi Lau said, "We don't need their permission to live as Jews," and added that, "I didn't see such German sensitivity to Jewish blood in the Shoah."

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If you find yourself in Rogers Park, Chicago, and can't figure out where to get kosher food…
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

"Kosher Near Me" is a smartphone software application ("app") that will allow you to find kosher food pretty much wherever you are.

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Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A rabbi in Bavaria, Germany, has been slapped with criminal charges of committing bodily harm, in the first known case to arise from an anti-circumcision ruling.

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Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Criminal assault charges have been filed against the rabbi of the Jewish community in oberfränkischen Hof, Rabbi David Goldberg, for circumcision for religious reasons. Chief prosecutor Gerhard Schmitt confirmed that the complaint was filed by a doctor from Hessen, which is under the jurisdiction of the Cologne Regional Court, which decided a while ago that […]

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Illustration
 

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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