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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
 
Netanyahu: PA Incitement Caused Pre-Passover Terror Attack

April 16, 2014 - 1:05 AM
 
Passover Eve Terror Attack Draws Strong Responses

April 15, 2014 - 10:39 PM
 
4 Border Police Injured When PA Truck Hits Them

April 15, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Terrorists Kill Father on Way to Passover Seder

April 15, 2014 - 9:03 PM
 
Chag Kasher v’Sameach from JewishPress.com

April 14, 2014 - 3:50 PM
 
Biur Chametz

April 14, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
2 Arrested with Paschal Lamb

April 14, 2014 - 3:13 PM
 
A Third Intifada to Begin at the Temple Mount?

April 14, 2014 - 1:07 PM
 
Israel, PLO ‘Talk’ Over Sanctions, Not Status

April 14, 2014 - 8:58 AM
 
Three Dead in Multiple Kansas Jewish Center Shootings

April 13, 2014 - 11:33 PM
 
London Teacher Threatens to Send Jewish Student to ‘Your Gas Chambers’

April 13, 2014 - 9:35 PM
 
Messianic ‘Blood Moon’ Rising on Passover Seder Night

April 13, 2014 - 9:30 PM
 
New Study: Nearly Every Israeli will Eat Matza and Keep Kosher on Pesach Eve

April 13, 2014 - 9:07 PM
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New Yorker Suing Munich Collector for Return of Nazi-Looted Art

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

A New York man has gone to court for the return of several Nazi-looted artworks from the controversial collection of Cornelius Gurlitt in Munich. David Toren, 88, whose father and uncle were art collectors in the pre-war German city of Breslau, sued in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to demand the […]

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US Rejects Arming Ukraine’s Interim Government

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Obama administration has rejected an appeal from the interim government in Ukraine that the United States send arms, ammunition and intelligence support, senior officials said Thursday. With Vladimir Putin breathing down his neck, the last thing President Barack Obama needs is doing anything to aggravate the Russian bear, who already is fuming at the […]

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$10 Million Awarded to U.S. Holocaust Museum for Shoah Studies

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., received a $10 million grant from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. The museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies will be renamed the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and will concentrate on Holocaust studies throughout the world. The center sponsors […]

 

Friends of the IDF Raise $20 Million at NY Gala

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) raised $20 million on Tuesday at its annual national gala, held in New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel. Some 1,400 guests from the U.S., Panama, and Israel attended the event, where IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz thanked the organization “for choosing to stand by our side […]

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US State Dept. spokesperson Jen Psaki
 

US, UN Condemn Rocket Attacks on Israel by Gazan Terrorists

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The US condemned the Gazan terrorists' rocket attacks on Israel on March 12, noting Israel's sovereign right of self-defense.

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Tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews gathered in Manhattan Sunday for  a prayer rally to protest legislation in Israel that would draft yeshiva students into the IDF.
 

Jews Rally In New York Against Israeli Draft Proposal

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Following the Minchah (afternoon) service, led by the Vyelipoler Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Frankel, rally participants recited several passages of Tehillim.

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Five-year-old kippa-clad boy "handles the truth" on TV.
 

5-Year-Old Wears Kippa While Reciting ‘A Few Good Men’ Monologue

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Can you handle the truth?

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Buildings Collapse from Gas Explosion in Harlem, 2 Dead, 18 Injured

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A huge explosion in New York City at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, sent “people flying out the windows,” of a five story building, killing two women, injuring 18 and leaving two buildings in rubble Wednesday morning, according to the New York City Fire Department and witnesses. The explosion occurred at Park Ave. and East […]

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Brooklyn College BDS Forum, Feb. 7, 2013
 

B’klyn College Pro-Israel Students Deserve More than Late Apology

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelBoycott

Brooklyn College has finally apologized to the four Jewish Pro-Israel students it ejected from a BDS forum last year.

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US Juggling Act: ‘Diplomacy with Iran and Censure of Weapons Ship’

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The White House finally has come out with a statement condemning the ship carrying Iranian missiles destined for Gaza, but only after it took a couple of days to figure out how  to  censure the smuggling attempt without hinting that perhaps Iran cannot be trusted in talks on its nuclear development. “It is important to […]

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Switzerland is no longer a safe place for foreigners to hide their money from the tax man, and so Israel has become a favorite home for money launderers and tax evaders.
 

‘The IRS Wants YOU’ and Israel Is Going to Help Them

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

A plan to stop tax evasion also threatens to break all limits of confidentiality of Americans in Israel.

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Haredi women work at Concept Creative Technology, a subsidiary of Beit Shemesh-based NetSource.
 

Americans in Beit Shemesh Present the Better Side of Haredim

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Sexist and often violent, corrupt and even anti-Zionist Haredim in Beit Shemesh create a false image of the city.

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NY Man Pleads Guilty to Violently Forcing Husbands to Free ’Agunot’

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A New York personal trainer has pleaded guilty in federal court to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay to force Jewish men to give their wives religious divorces. David Hellman, 31, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J. and could be sentenced to up […]

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Change in the Clock Cuts US-Israel Time Difference to Six Hours

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The time difference between Israel and the United States is now only six hours following the beginning of Daylight Saving Time in the United States and Canada early Sunday morning. Israel moves its clocks forward on Friday morning, March 28. The exceptions to Daylight Saving Time in the United States are Hawaii and Arizona, but […]

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Perhaps most informative of all was the presentation by Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.
 

Alternative Right-Wing Conference w. Elder Statesmen, New Activists

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Strong pro-Israel sentiment heard from current and former senior military and gov't officials

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Mort Klein was re-elected president of the ZOA on March 9, 2014.
 

Mort Klein Re-Elected as ZOA President

Posted on: March 9th, 2014

News & Views

Mort Klein has been re-elected as the president of the Zionist Organization of America. He defeated his challenger, Steve Goldberg.

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RCA: We Don’t Proactively Seek to Reevaluate Past Conversions

Posted on: March 8th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

The Rabbinical Council of America denied a prominent rabbi’s accusation that it is actively negating past conversions. The Orthodox rabbinic organization issued a statement Friday responding to a JTA opinion article criticizing the group written by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. His article, published Thursday, accused the RCA and its Beth Din of America of “retroactively negating […]

 

Jewish Groups Praise New EEOC Workplace Guidelines

Posted on: March 8th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Jewish groups across the religious spectrum praised Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on accommodating religious attire in the workplace. The guidelines published Thursday are for “employers with at least 15 employees (including private sector, state, and local government employers), as well as employment agencies, unions, and federal government agencies.” These employers “must make exceptions to […]

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Canadian Court: Lev Tahor Sect Must Surrender Children

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A Canadian court ordered the fringe haredi Orthodox Lev Tahor sect to turn over as many as 13 of its children to authorities after some of its members appeared to have fled the country. Police officers and children’s aid workers visited Lev Tahor homes Wednesday night in Chatham-Kent, in southwest Ontario, with the landlord helping […]

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House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill Enhancing Israel Security Cooperation

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The House of Representatives almost unanimously approved a bill that would enhance U.S. security cooperation with Israel. The U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act, introduced last year by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), enhances cooperation in the energy and cybersecurity areas, among others; transfers excess U.S. armaments to Israel for stockpiling and possible use; […]

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