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Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

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Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

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No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

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Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

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‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

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Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

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4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

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Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

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Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

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Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

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Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

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Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

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Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

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Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

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Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

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President Obama’s Passover Statement

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate and Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel.
 

Jewish Senator Wannabe in FBI Probe over Campaign Donations

Posted on: May 25th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel is returning $105,000 in campaign contributions, as the FBI is investigating possible campaign finance violations. The donations raised suspicions because they were made by individuals who never before had made campaign donations, and whose income didn't appear high enough to enable them to be this generous.

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Abeles and Heymann Merges with Israeli Company Yehiam

Posted on: May 24th, 2012

SectionsBusiness/Finance

US Glatt kosher deli manufacturer Abeles and Heyman merged with Israeli company Yehiam to help both expand their reach in the US market.

QuizRevolution CEO Rich Brownstein made aliyah in 2003.
 

Quiz App, the Next Big Thing, Brainchild of US Olim Startup

Posted on: May 24th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

These days, the dream of Aliya often goes hand-in-hand with the dream of making it big in hi-tech. An increasing number of immigrants are entrepreneurs. A group of highly educated, creative and motivated brainiacs is at the core of what is now commonly referred to as “Start-up Nation.” The maker of a new quiz app is a new Israeli company, run by American olim, and vying to become the next big thing.

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Haredi Event On Internet Dangers Draws Thousands Of Participants

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The sellout crowd that filled Citi Field on Sunday night wore black and white, not the New York Mets’ blue and orange. And instead of jeering the Philadelphia Phillies or Atlanta Braves, they faced a foe that was, intheir view, far more formidable: the World Wide Web.

Joint Search and Rescue exercise
 

IDF, ZAKA and US Army Conduct Joint Search and Rescue Exercises

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Training held on Jerusalem College of Engineering campus. ZAKA volunteers: "The objective is to create a unified work technique"

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano (L.) met with with Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (R.) on Sunday.
 

Surrounded by Mistrust, Administration Resumes Iran Nuclear Talks

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Tomorrow, Wednesday, will see the start of new talks, in Baghdad, intended to persuade Iran's government to halt the enrichment of uranium, and also allow international inspectors complete access to its facilities. Ideally, President Obama would have liked to manage the progress of these talks, but both Republicans and Democrats don't completely trust the executive branch to do the right thing on Iran.

 

Israelis To Coast Through US Security – and Vice Versa

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Frequent travelers to the US from Israel – and vice versa - will soon have a smoother time making the landing, thanks to Israel’s entry into the US Global Entry Program.

Mincha prayer at Citi Field during the Asifa.
 

At Least 50 Thousand Haredim Assemble to Decry Dangers of the Internet

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

More than 50,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men packed Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, on Sunday, for the Asifa, a gathering decrying the dangers of the Internet. Organizers have also rented the nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium for the overflow crowd. Event spokesman Eytan Kobre said the group wants to teach families how to use technology responsibly.

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Chief Judge of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court Rabbi Eliyahu Abergel.
 

Rabbinic Court Annuls 20-Year Marriage: Witnesses not Shabbat Observers

Posted on: May 18th, 2012

News & ViewsReligion

In a precedent setting decision, the Chief Judge of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court Rabbi Eliyahu Abergel this week freed a woman from her aguna status (separated from her husband but unable to marry another) and annulled her marriage because the witnesses who signed the ketubah were not Shabbat observers. The plaintiff's husband had fled Israel to Florida and was refusing to sign a get.

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J Street Leader: Our Job is to “Move Jews” to Support Washington Politicians

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Got that? The goal of J Street is not to represent American Jews on the left, but is instead "to move American Jews" to the left and to the Administration's/friends on the Hill's point of view, and to "provide them with cover."

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Minority Births in US Over 50%

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

It’s official – over half of babies are being born to racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, according to a report in the Associated Press.

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U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro with the newly appointed commander of Israel's Air Force Major General Amir Eshel, May 14, 2012.
 

U.S. Ambassador to Israel: We Are Ready to Attack Iran

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Washington prefers the diplomatic option and stated as much time and again – but it seems that beneath the surface, an attack is ready to roll on command. An unusual moment of candor on the part of U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro at a closed meeting in Tel Aviv, reveals the planning behind the scenes. "The military option is not only possible, it's ready," he says.

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Jacob Ostreicher
 

Orthodox New Yorker On Hunger Strike After Months In Bolivian Prison

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Supporters say he’s an innocent man caught up in the tentacles of a corrupt Latin American regime. Authorities in Bolivia allege he’s a shady businessman with ties to drug dealers and money launderers.

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, representing the Syrian government, called the lawsuit “baseless.”
 

Bombing Victims’ Win $323 Mil. from Syria, Ramsey Clark Calls Suit ‘Baseless’

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The family of Daniel Wultz, 16, a Florida resident who was killed in a Palestinian suicide bomb attack in Tel Aviv won a $323 million judgment in a U.S. court against Iran and Syria. Attorney Darshan-Leitner said the Syrian government's aircraft, ships and corporations can be impounded to force Syria to comply with the court's ruling.

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Y-Love Chaim Schvarcz
 

Y-Love – Jewish, Orthodox, Black… and Gay

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

New York rapper Yitz “Y-Love” Jordan, famed black convert to Orthodox Judaism and celebrated artist, has announced that he is homosexual in an interview with Out magazine.

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H. Res. 568, introduced by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla., seen here on her weekly radio show), chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, had 314 sponsors.
 

House Rejects Iran ‘Containment,’ Ignoring Peace Now Plea

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

The House on Tuesday approved a non-binding resolution that "strongly supports United States policy to prevent the government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability," and expresses "opposition to any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat." Americans for Peace Now urged members of Congress to "vote NO or PRESENT."

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft prepares to refuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft. The new House legislation provides Israel with "air refueling tankers, missile defense capabilities, and specialized munitions."
 

House Overwhelmingly Passes Enhanced Israel Cooperation Bill, Ron Paul Votes Against

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 passed by a vote of 411-2. In addition to expanding military cooperation between the two countries, the legislation states that it will be U.S. policy to provide Israel with essential military capabilities to preserve its qualitative military edge in the region.

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday reversed his position on same-sex marriage.
 

Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage; Rabbis Debate Homosexuality

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

President Obama on Wednesday went on the record with a statement that he now supports same-sex marriage, a reversal of his longstanding opposition. While US public opinion on this issue has seemingly reached a point of no return, the debate within Orthodox Judaism has centered on accepting gays rather than legitimizing the gay agenda. But a few cracks have appeared even in that wall.

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On The Scene: MVA 5/09/12

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

News & ViewsLocal

Motor vehicle accident in the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Ave. P involving a minivan and four door sedan. It appears that accident had occurred on Ocean Parkway in the extreme right southbound lane. There are no apparent injuries. The right lane is closed with numerous members from FDNY at the scene.

 

Maurice Sendak, 83, Where the Wild Things Are

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

SectionsArts

Maurice Sendak, winner of numerous literary awards for children’s book writing and illustration, and author of classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, passed away Tuesday at the age of 83. Born in Brooklyn to Holocaust survivors Sadie and Philip Sendak, Maurice gained acclaim at the age of 35 for authoring and illustrating Where […]

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