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Susan Galloway (right), a Jew, and atheist Linda Stephens are behind the fight in the Supreme Court over public prayer.
 

Legal Fight against Public Prayer Dates Back to Childhood Carols

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A lifelong exposure to public Christian prayer drove a Jewish woman to sue a small New York town for violating freedom of religion. She won the case, but the Supreme Court might overrule the decision.

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Former Deputy Foriegn Minister Danny Ayalon (L), in the role of a witness against his boss, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (R) who is looking at him meaningfully.
 

As Lieberman Retakes the Helm, Defeated Ayalon Takes YU Job

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

Absent much to do in the home country, Ayalon got a job teaching at YU, where America's future diplomats usually don't come from.

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Two rabbis for two Jewish communities: Israel's new chief rabbis,  Sephardi Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef (R) and Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau.
 

Livni, Bennett Back Bill to Pretend Jews Need Only One Chief Rabbi

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The idea of “One Rabbi for One People” sounds lovely, but can Jews really get along with each other if they have nothing to argue about?

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This year may be your last chance to gobble up, or avoid gobbling up, doughnuts with turkey and cranberry sauce.
 

Latest Thanksgivukkah Shtick: Turkey-Filled Doughnuts

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Thank God it won’t happen again until 2070, and then in 2165, and then almost never. This may be your last chance to gobble up – or to avoid gobbling up – turkey-filled doughnuts for Thanksgivukkah.

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Young women at the "Sivuv Sha'arim" march around the old gates to the Holy Temples.
 

Meet the Women of the Temple Mount

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Several hundred women dare to pray near the Western Wall where they usually are prohibited. Several hundred men also are there. Women of the Wall? No. Meet the Women of the Temple Mount.

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GW Bush Event Disappears from Messianic Website

Posted on: November 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A group that seeks to convert Jews to Christianity removed from its website references to a scheduled fundraiser appearance by George W. Bush, though a Bush spokesman said the former president still plans to attend (GW Bush Fundraising for Proselytizers of Jews in America and Israel). Bush was scheduled to headline a Nov. 14 fundraiser […]

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Is the former president aware of the disdain his Jewish friends in Israel and the world feel for the "messianic Jews" for whom he'll be raising funds at $100,000 a pop?
 

GW Bush Fundraising for Proselytizers of Jews in America and Israel

Posted on: November 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Messianic Jewish Bible Institute mission is to train leaders for Jewish ministry around the world.

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Rabbinical court (illustration image).
 

Israeli Rabbinical Court Forcing Divorcée to Circumcise Son

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

The woman argued that the rabbinical court does not have jurisdiction over her son.

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Subway Kiddush Hashem Photo Goes Viral

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Providing comfort on the Q train.

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Rabbi David Stav, Chairman of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, is fighting back against the lesser men who attack him.
 

Tzohar Founder Attacking Rabbinate Proposal to Revoke his Ordination

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Rav Ovadia's son, himself never qualified to be a rabbinical judge, has proposed to get rid of Rabbi David Stav, one of the few learned men in Israel who are qualified.

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A John Wycliffe Bible in the Green Collection of rare biblical texts and artifacts. The entire collection will be donated to the upcoming International Bible Museum in Washington, D.C.
 

Future Christian Bible Museum May Partner with Israeli Museums

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The upcoming international Bible museum in Washington, D.C., which has yet to be named and is slated for opening in 2017, will seek to partner with Israeli museums and others around the world to “share the history, story, and impact of Jewish and Christian texts.” The international Bible museum is an initiative of Steven Green, […]

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Dutch Christian Zionists to Unveil ‘Europe’s Largest Menorah’

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

It cost just over $30,000 to make and is currently being manufactured in Friesland in the northern Netherlands.

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Hundreds of WOW Pray Peacefully

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

In a display of the changes the group has experienced this year, Women of the Wall held a peaceful prayer service under police protection at the Western Wall to mark the group’s 25th anniversary. Absent from Monday’s service, which the group said drew at least 800 worshipers, were large crowds of Orthodox girls who had […]

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LivingSocial, an online daily deals site, posted an obscure and lame apology after using dreidels to symbolize greed for their Halloween 7 Deadly Sins party
 

DC Deals Site Posts Slothish Apology, Used Dreidels to Symbolize Greed

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

An impossible-to-find apology announcing a refund "for all who attended" doesn't quite cut it as a "heartfelt apology" for the "bigoted and hurtful behavior" of equating Jews with greed.

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Mk Elazar Stern, who is an observant Jew, may have succeeded in doing something to loosen the stranglehold that Israel's Chief Rabbinate has had on conversions, not only in Israel, but in America as well.
 

Brave New Nation: 30 New Rabbinical Courts to Process Conversions

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Stern's pending bill already appears to enjoy the initial, albeit tacit, support of Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home.

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Pakistanis Meeting on US Ties after Drone Kills Taliban Chief

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will preside over a crucial meeting Sunday to discuss his country’s relationship with the U.S. following the drone strike which killed Taliban Chief Hakimullah Mehsud, Xinhua reported. Pakistani officials claim the U.S. has wrecked their government’s peace dialogue with the Taliban. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said meetings of […]

It's Rosh Chodesh Kislev – and there are only these ladies from all walks of life and all varieties of observance, no fuss, no rallies, at the Kotel.
 

It’s Rosh Chodesh and no WOW at the Kotel

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

No WOW, no violence – did Moshiach arrive while I was in shul?

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Haredi Convert to Islam Pleads Guilty to Incitement

Posted on: November 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

A Jewish convert to Islam pleaded guilty to inciting violence, including a call to leave Chabad headquarters in New York “a message from Islam.” “Yousef Mohamid Al-Khattab (a.k.a. Joseph Cohen), 45, of Atlantic City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Thursday to using his position as a leader of the ‘Revolution Muslim’ websites to use the Internet […]

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Poll: 26% of Americans Believe Jews Killed Jesus

Posted on: November 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Twelve percent of Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a new poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League. The figure marks a decline of 3 percentage points from the last time the ADL took such a poll, in 2011, but approximately the same number as in an ADL poll in 2009. The latest ADL national […]

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Several Christians and a Rabbi Deplores Persecution of Christians

Posted on: October 31st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The American Freedom Alliance, a Los Angeles based think-tank and activist network, held a forum and rally last Sunday at the Luxe Bel Air Hotel in LA, and Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson of BOND, an organization helping “men and their families regain control of their lives and overcome life’s challenges,” released statements about the event […]

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