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Jewish Agency Youth emissary Sagi Rabovski with Russian teenagers who celebrated their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.
 

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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On the day of the ceremony, the entrance to the Jewish Agency building in the city was blocked by snow.

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Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.)
 

Posted on: February 3rd, 2013

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John Kerry’s name today would have been John Kohn, or maybe Yonatan Kohn, if his great-grandfather had not converted to Catholicism, and assuming his parents would have survived the Holocaust.

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Rav Ovadia Yosef
 

Posted on: February 3rd, 2013

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"Women are absolved of saying the Shma Israel – they needn't make the blessing, much more so to wear a talit and make a blessing over it."

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Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald (L.) and Mr. Michael Steinhardt will wrestle this week.
 

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

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Jewish Outreach founder Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald and Birthright’s co-founder, self-declared atheist Michael Steinhardt have agreed “to wrestle out” their beliefs in a debate.

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Toldos Aharon hasidim received permission to attend a lecture on computers and the Internet, February 2, 2012.
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2013

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A new Israeli government survey sheds light on mainstream media slander of Haredim and points to a growing trend of Haredim studying law and business.

The Obamas and Bidens during the singing of the National Anthem at the National Cathedral.
 

Posted on: January 27th, 2013

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Gina Campbell, the cathedral’s director of worship, “encouraged all the religious leaders to be faithful to their own traditions.”

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Female circumcision
 

Posted on: January 24th, 2013

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The government is unable to make good on a ban that's been on the books since 2006.

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Yair Lapid at the 2012 convention of the Rabbinical Assembly in Atlanta.
 

Posted on: January 24th, 2013

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The (Conservative) Rabbinical Assembly shares remarks, photos from Yair Lapid’s address to its 2012 convention.

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Rav Ovadia Yosef speaking out against Jewish Home.
 

Posted on: January 21st, 2013

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On Saturday night, Rav Ovadia attacked the Jewish Home party saying it was not the home of Jews but of goyim.

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Rabbi Shai Peron at a press conference for Yair Lapid's "Yesh Atid" party.
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2013

Special FeaturesIsrael Elections 5773

The spot shows a Russian born bride to receive her instant giur-conversion document by fax.

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Posted on: January 3rd, 2013

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A Dutch governmental agency advised a security firm to hire a Sabbath-observing intern after ruling that employers may not reject Jewish candidates on the basis of their refusal to work on the Jewish day of rest.

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Anat Hoffman of the Women of the Wall reads from the Torah at Robinson's Arch outside of the Western Wall.
 

Posted on: December 30th, 2012

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Netanyahu asked Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky to look into the matter.

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Arafat Jesus
 

Posted on: December 27th, 2012

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PA leader Rajoub: "The greatest Palestinian in history since Jesus is Yasser Arafat."

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Rabbi Herschel Fogelman
 

Posted on: December 25th, 2012

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Over the past ten years, the IRS has been unable to get the yeshiva to turn over payroll taxes for its 30 or so employees.

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Judophobia
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2012

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The film carefully and concisely packs into 81 minutes the birth, metamorphosis and metastasization of Jew-hatred.

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Rabbi Mirvis
 

Posted on: December 18th, 2012

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Since 1996 Rabbi Mirvis has become synonymous with the ever-growing Finchley Synagogue, one of the biggest congregations in London.

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Posted on: December 16th, 2012

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Lighting the national menorah for the last night of Hanukkah at the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated:

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Posted on: December 12th, 2012

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A New Jersey synagogue said that it set a new Guinness World Record by lighting 834 menorahs on 90 tables in an airport hangar.

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Posted on: December 12th, 2012

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AP reports that German lawmakers finally approved a bill that permits Brit Mila. 434 lawmakers voted in favor, 100 against and 46 abstained. The bill needed to be passed after a Cologne regional court ruled in June against permitting Brit Mila. Jewish Press News Briefs

Rabbi Nathan (Nuchem) Rosenberg
 

Posted on: December 12th, 2012

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The vast majority of the rabbis of the Williamsburg community backed Weberman from the time of his arrest.

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