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Posted on: September 16th, 2013

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Bill Thompson will concede to Bill de Blasio Tuesday morning in New York, eliminating the need for a second-round of voting to determine who will be the Democratic party nominee, a virtual shoo-in to succeed Michael Bloomberg as mayor of the city. Unofficially, de Blasio already does not need a second round contest because the […]

Police take positions after the massacre at the US Navy Yard at Washington D.C.
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

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Two or three gunmen went on a shooting spree at the US Navy Yard in Washington, killing at least four people and wounding 8 or 10 others including two police officers.

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Reform Rabbi Michael Sternfield officiating at the wedding of Karyn and Brian, in July of 2011, and, as a congregation member put it in her blogpost: "blending Catholicism and Judaism." Sternfield blended a gambling addiction with a devotion to promoting intermarriage.
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

His explanation came in the form of a good bye letter saying it was "time to retire."

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The Chabad Jewish Center in Longmont, Colo., was struck by flash floods.
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

News & ViewsLocal

Some 300 people came specifically because of the floods.

Larry Summers has removed himself from consideration to become the next chairman of the Federal Reserve
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Was it all the negative articles in which the other front-runner for Federal Reserve Chair, Janet L. Yellen, was compared to Lawrence Summers and Summers was found wanting?  Was it that, plus the snarky articles pointing out that despite what some saw as Yellen’s superior credentials, that Obama was intent on naming Summers to replace […]

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Posted on: September 15th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A killer flood in Colorado submerged a synagogue and a rabbi’s home in Boulder County, and the Chabad synagogue rabbi is thankful that Torah scrolls were saved with the help of students from the nearby University of Colorado. “Thank G‑d, the students have been immensely helpful moving the Torahs and other sacred items to higher […]

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Posted on: September 15th, 2013

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he expects “the full destruction of the stocks of chemical weapons that the Syrian regime has used against its own people.” Speaking at a state ceremony at the Mt. Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem to mark the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, he added, “We hope […]

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Kerry, who a few weeks ago referred to the Palestinian Authority as a "country," prejudices Israel's position and stays mum while the PA breaks his ground rules for "secret talks."
 

Posted on: September 15th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Israel and Palestinian Authority negotiators promised Kerry they would hold secret talks, without using the media to promote agendas. Israel has obliged. PA negotiator Saeb Erekat has not.

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Posted on: September 15th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

“Auctioning” off the honor of being called to the Torah and for the privilege of reading the “Haftorah,” or “Maftir” section of the Prophets, is common in the Diaspora and also in many urban and more affluent communities in Israel, but it takes a lot to top an unidentified Moscow millionaire, or perhaps billionaire, who […]

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Posted on: September 15th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Israel has no information to confirm Syrian rebel claims that the Assad regime has sent part of its stockpile of chemical weapons to Iraq, Knesset Member and former Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told Voice of Israel radio Sunday. However, the regime still is planning to ship the illegal weapons to Iraq and to Hezbollah, Free […]

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.Etrog Inspection and Examination
 

Posted on: September 15th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Travelers will be asked to open the container with the etrog and unwrap it for inspection by experts.

Secretary Kerry shaking hands with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov (sitting), after the two have finalized an agreement on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland, September 14, 2013.
 

Posted on: September 14th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

John Kerry's remarks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after their meeting, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland, September 14, 2013.

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Pro-Israel New Yorkers symbolically burned their checks to the NY UJA-Federation on Sept 12
 

Posted on: September 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Richard Allen of JCC Watch, evoking the character Johnny Friendly from the Marlon Brando movie, "On the Waterfront" said, "Nothing moves on the NYC Jewish waterfront without John Ruskay's approval."

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U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin shakes hands and laughs with Mawlawi Guhlam M. Ruhaani, at the conclusion of a key leader engagement in Farah City, Afghanistan, Dec. 29.
 

Posted on: September 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

A Taliban suicide attack on a U.S. consulate in Afghanistan killed no American personnel but points to a worrisome future both for the country and for the US. The “withdrawal” will leave behind thousands of soldiers.

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Rebel video screenshot of Syrian wounded by chemical weapons
 

Posted on: September 13th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

Assad continues to take advantage of Western gullibility. Syria has joined the Chemical Weapons Convention, but the Wall St. Journal reports Assad already has scattered the weapons in the country.

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Posted on: September 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Lawrence Summers, who was the first Jew to become president of Harvard University, will replace Ben Bernanke to head the Federal reserve, the Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported early Friday morning. It cited unnamed sources. Bernanke’s term expires in January, and Summers was competing with Janet Yellen, currently the vice chairman of the Fed, for the […]

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IDF soldier praying during Yom Kippur War in 1973
 

Posted on: September 13th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Israel has one life support. It starts with Yom Kippur.

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Omar Hammimi, an American turned al Shabaab jihadist was killed in Somalia by former comrades
 

Posted on: September 13th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

A charismatic kid from Alabama became enthralled by Islam, eventually becoming a top al Qaeda terrorist, was killed by his own former colleagues in Somalia

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John Kerry is full of 'nonsense,' says ZOA president Morton A. Klein
 

Posted on: September 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

John Kerry says an Israeli-Peace peace pact is “important to “regional security and stability.” ZOA says he is full of nonsense: Arab wars on Israel have nothing to do with their own internal problems.

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Posted on: September 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Criminals who observe the Sabbath forgot that Torah also commands not to endanger others, but New York City narcotic agents have now made sure they can’t do so after arresting them on charges of multiple crimes, from illegal possession of narcotics to illegal possession of a weapon, according to CBS news. The drug ring was […]

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