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Posted on: October 29th, 2013

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At least 18 Jewish non-profit groups and non-profit groups that support Israeli institutions have notified tax authorities of likely illegal “diversions” of funds in the past five years. The Washington Post on Sunday published its review of more than 1,000 non-profit organizations that have reported such anomalies since 2008, when the Internal Revenue Service began […]

 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

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The departure of the head of the Kosher Law Enforcement Division of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has created a vacuum in which many consumers have charged that there are many incidents of misrepresentations of kosher foods. KosherToday has learned that the Department is looking for a replacement for Rabbi Luzer […]

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Paul Abdul arrived in Israel for a "dream come true" this week and will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall - at age 51.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Now here is a real ‘woman at the Wall.” Paula Adbul is in Israel for the first time ever and will visit the Western Wall. At the age of 51, the time finally has come for a Bat Mitzvah.

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Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Police in Madison, Wisconsin have arrested a man for punching two men who were speaking Hebrew, but he claimed he attacked them because they he thought they were speaking Spanish. The attacker apparently doesn’t mind Israelis but perhaps has a grudge against Spanish-speaking folks. He also obviously has no language background if he cannot distinguish […]

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Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered two Israeli ministries to withdraw a poll asking expatriate Israelis and American Jews about their loyalties. On Sunday, Netanyahu told the Immigrant Absorption Ministry and the Foreign Ministry to halt distribution of the survey after news reports of its contents were published in the Israeli media. The Israeli daily Haaretz […]

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Legendary singer, songwriter and musician Lou Reed.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

A restlessly inventive solo artist over the past 40 years, he was harsh, unpredictable and challenging.

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Posted on: October 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said it was restoring dozens of ads critical of Israel to its transit system that had been taken down following public complaints. The transit system said the 80 ads would be put back in the Greater Boston area and that there had been a “miscommunication” with its advertising contractor Titan, […]

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Posted on: October 27th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Two Republicans in the U.S. Senate asked the Pentagon whether it planned any action against a contractor that shipped supplies to an American airbase in Afghanistan through Iran. The Oct. 22 letter from Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) to the Defense Department’s inspector general focuses on Anham FZCO, a logistics contractor based […]

Tzipi Livni is Justice Minister, Chief Negotiator with the Palestinians, and Chair of the Ministerial Legislative Committee. So she holds many of the cards needed to uproot Jewish life from Judea and Samaria.
 

Posted on: October 27th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Tzipi Livni needs a law that says she can't release killer prisoners like she needs a hole in the head, but you can't say "hole in the head" in Israel – the term may be Rabinized.

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Former Air Force chief Gen. (Ret.) Ido Nechushtan says the IAF is capable of carrying out a mission to eliminate the Iranian nuclear facilities.
 

Posted on: October 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Gen. (Ret.) Ido Nechustan says the possibility of a military attack in Iran is part of the Israeli arsenal.

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Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Seif of Kohelet Yeshiva High School and the Tikvah Foundation, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Prof. R.J. Snell of the Templeton Honors College of Eastern University before Rabbi Sacks' lecture on Oct. 24, 2013
 

Posted on: October 26th, 2013

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks told an audience at Eastern College on Thursday, Oct. 24, that he intends to dedicate the rest of his life working with students. He said he wants to support and encourage students to do great things for others.

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Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, master of the "Charm Offensive"
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The US administration has again sought a delay in renewed and firmer sanctions against Iran in the hopes of convincing that country, through diplomacy, to pull back from its nuclear weapons program.

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Posted on: October 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The leaders of the Jewish Federations of North America are calling for free Jewish preschool for every Jewish family in America. Jewish Federations CEO Jerry Silverman and board chairman Michael Siegal said free Jewish preschool would “dramatically widen the pipeline of families entering Jewish life through this critical early gateway.” The idea was one of […]

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Nostalgia:  Bill de Blasio (left) and Al Sharpton today and back in 1992.
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

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“Did you miss me?” Lhota responded with a devilish smirk when asked by a Capital New York reporter about his new aggressive style.

 

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

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A member of the US National Guard shot two other guardsmen near a naval base in Tennessee. The shooter is in custody.

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Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Simon Cowell, celebrity judge of the “X Factor” and formerly “American Idol,” and Grammy Award-winning musician Lionel Richie were among those who attended The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Western Region gala Wednesday, which raised $20 million. Cowell contributed $150,000, and Richie performed for a crowd that included the CEOs of several prominent technology […]

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Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The National Security Council has asked Congressmen at a White House briefing to delay passing new Iran sanctions, according to BuzzFeed. The meeting with top staffers from congressional committees dealing with Iran sanctions was called after the Obama administration launched renewed talks this month with Iran in the wake of pledges from its newly elected […]

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Israel's President Peres, "Mr. Optimism," can smell flowers even where there are none to be found.
 

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Shimon Peres is wonderful man. The older he gets, the more he is optimistic – and the more he is detached from reality. He foresees an “Iranian Spring.” Doesn’t he know what happened in Libya and Egypt?

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Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel goes back to Standard time, known as “winter” time, at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, leaving only a six-hour and nine-hour difference from the East and West coasts of the United States respectively. The usual seven and 10-hour gap will return the following weekend, when the United States also turns back its clocks. This is […]

 

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Originally published at Chabad.org. Chabad Lubavitch emissaries will begin arriving in New York next week from all parts of the world for the Kinus Hashluchim—the annual get-together of emissaries, their parents, friends and supporters, and a record number are expected to attend this year. Organizers have spent more than six months planning for the Chabad […]

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