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Jazz Great Daniel Zamir Opens Up About Music & Religion
 
For Grass Roots Klinghoffer Protest 9/22, Jewish Establishment MIA

September 19, 2014 - 6:41 PM
 
Senate Approves ‘ISIS Bill’ – US Military Hopes for More

September 19, 2014 - 5:40 PM
 
Iranians Try to Infiltrate Israel with Stolen Israeli Passports

September 19, 2014 - 4:04 PM
 
2 Gazan Killed, 3 Injured by Bomb

September 19, 2014 - 3:49 PM
 
France Targets Daash

September 19, 2014 - 2:36 PM
 
Report: IDF Tanks and Bulldozers Enter Gaza

September 19, 2014 - 2:15 PM
 
1000 Kurds Run for Life from ISIS

September 19, 2014 - 2:06 PM
 
Saudi Arabia Buys Chinese DF-21 Ballistic Missiles

September 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM
 
El Al Reunites Parents of Lone Soldiers from ‘Protective Edge’ for Rosh Hashanah

September 19, 2014 - 11:49 AM
 
Netanel Armi Was Murdered in Terror Attack, Says Family

September 19, 2014 - 11:36 AM
 
Gilad Erdan May Replace Gidon Saar

September 19, 2014 - 11:00 AM
 
A Happy Jewish Home

September 19, 2014 - 10:32 AM
 
Scotland Will Remain Part of UK, Independence Vote Loss

September 19, 2014 - 8:44 AM
 
Shooting Attack in Jerusalem

September 19, 2014 - 12:27 AM
 
IDF Redeploying Iron Domes in South

September 19, 2014 - 12:11 AM
 
Ds Reject Voting to Strip Citizenship From US Jihadi ISIS Volunteers

September 19, 2014 - 12:01 AM
 
Hamas Terrorist Dies in Terror Tunnel Accident

September 18, 2014 - 11:52 PM
 
World’s Oldest Jewish Prayer Book Makes Its Way Home

September 18, 2014 - 11:43 PM
 
Cabinet to Vote Sunday on Cutting Gush Etzion Off from Jerusalem

September 18, 2014 - 8:47 PM
 
British Muslims Plead for ISIS to Free Captive Alan Henning

September 18, 2014 - 2:52 PM
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Religion
Natalie Portman's husband Benjamin Millepied is studying to convert to Judaism.
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

French choreographer Benjamin Millepied, husband of Jewish actress Natalie Portman, told an Israeli newspaper that he is converting to Judaism. Millepied told the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot that he is “in the middle of the conversion process.” He added that he hopes that the conversion process will “come to an end soon and I will become […]

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Elias Chacour in the film "Elias Chacour: Prophet in His Own Country." The man's prophecy touched everyone, and, allegedly, everywhere.
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Turns out the holy man of God could be doing all kinds of touching.

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A recent prayer service at the Kotel, involving hundreds of different God-loving Jewish men and women, who meditated together, respectful of each other's faith and sentiments. Not… Actually, that one was a total zoo, back on July 08, 2013, Rosh Chodesh Av.
 

Posted on: January 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Remember Life of Brian, where the Judean splinter groups run into each other and start a brawl? You're in for a treat.

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The Vatican's peace doves got a lot less further than the crow flies.
 

Posted on: January 27th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Maybe the crow and the seagull know something that most of us know but the pope won’t believe.

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Circumcision might make the perfect pre-Bar Mitzvah gift in Denmark and Sweden if doctors get their way.
 

Posted on: January 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

“If we prohibit it [circumcision], we must also address the issue of the Christian ritual of baptism.”

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Girls wear tefillin at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
 

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

A second Modern Orthodox high school in New York has announced it will permit girls to wear tefillin during prayer. The Ramaz School in Manhattan said it will allow girls to wear tefillin during coed worship, going one step further than SAR High School, which drew a flurry of media coverage earlier this week for […]

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Site of 1,500-year-old church and mosaic discovered north of Be'er Sheva.
 

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

This archaeological discovery will save Jews from living in homes built over the remains of a church.

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From left: Rabbi Berel Mockin, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rabbi Zalman A. Grossbaum and Rabbi Rabbi Yitzchok Wineberg, as Rabbi Wineberg presents Harper with a Chumash that includes commentaries of the Rebbe.
 

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

Canadian Chabad rabbis accompanied Harper on his trip.

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Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (L) with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Baruch Lau during the Swearing-in ceremony of the Rabbinate Council at the president's residence in Jerusalem, in 2013. Does anyone in America feel the need for a chief rabbi? Then why should Israelis have to endure two, or even just one of them?
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It's a step in the right direction. Now let's take the next, obvious step and eliminate it altogether.

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Israel's Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau visiting Rachel's Tomb near Bethlehem. In other women's news: the good rabbi is being pushed to permit women to take the same ordination exams as men.
 

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Hacohen demanded a quick response from the Rabbinate, or he would appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto is being accused of bribing a high ranking policeman. Pinto, a powerful Israeli Rabbi, is at the center of a scandal that’s made headlines in Israel in recent weeks.
 

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

News & ViewsMedia

There's still a court gag order on the nature of the favors the crime fighter received from the mystic.

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Rabbi Shai Piron (L) and Yair Lapid, Yesh Atid party chairman. (archive)
 

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israeli politicians make total fools of themselves occasionally.

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The Knesset Guard carrying the coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, while thousands came to pay their last respects. It appears that other than his immediate family, all of Israel, as well as in many of its neighbors, people are having mixed and often harsh memories of the old general.
 

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

No one in recent memory has elicited such harsh reactions from their political enemies as General Ariel Sharon.

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The digging on the part of CBC Anchor Evan Solomon – obviously one of us – into the fact that Canada is sending a Jew to represent her in a Middle East that so hates Jews – that made me cringe.
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Did you know Bercovici was Jewish? I was sure she was Italian…

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Natan Sharansky with Jewisih Home leader Naftali Bennett
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

At last a sane official in this bizarre tale of Haredim vs. Zionists.

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Coalition Whip MK Yariv Levin (Likud) plans to support an already existing attitude with the Israeli Christian community, to distinguish themselves from Israeli Muslims. This, in turn, could start a positive trend among Muslims as well, who prefer life as Israeli citizens to the horror of life under Palestinian rule.
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

"They're not really Arab, let's turn them into our allies."

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Posted on: January 5th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Pope Francis will visit Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority in May. The pontiff made the formal announcement of his long-anticipated trip from his Vatican window before a crowd who had gathered in St. Peter’s Square on a rainy Sunday. “In the climate of joy, typical of this Christmas season, I wish to announce that […]

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Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Posted on: January 5th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Rabbi Avi Weiss is learning the hard way about playing nice with others.

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An injured Jewish boy is being hauled to the waiting bus by brutal Israeli policemen in the Samaria outpost Amona, Jan. 1, 2006. This deportation took place under the regime of Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who had just replaced the ailing Ariel Sharon, the architect of a much larger deportation of thousands of Jews from Gush Katif. Three days later, Sharon was felled by a massive stroke that left him in a vegetative state. Olmert himself and a very long list of officials involved in those expulsions were hit by tragedies, some minor, some major.
 

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

"There is a law and there is a Judge"

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Posted on: January 1st, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Israeli government money was transferred for the first time to the Reform Movement in Israel to pay the salaries of four community Reform rabbis. The transfer of the more than $86,000 on Wednesday comes 18 months after Israel’s Supreme Court approved an arrangement to enable non-Orthodox spiritual leaders who lead congregations to receive state salaries […]

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