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Report: US, Egypt, Asking PA Not to Approach UNSC before Nov. 8

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Joe Lieberman Campaigning for Hillary with Florida Jews

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PA Arrests Arabs Who Visited Jewish Sukkah of Peace

October 21, 2016 - 8:38 AM
Israel Revokes Citizenship of Arab Plotting to Kidnap, Kill IDF Soldier

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Thousands Show Solidarity With Israel in Annual Jerusalem March

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Arab-Israeli Couple Arrested, Accused of Joining ISIS

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Pres. & First Lady Rivlin Welcome Thousands to The Sukkah

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Liberman Tells New Lone Soldier, ‘To This Day I Speak With Mistakes and A Thick Accent’

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Israeli Hiker Killed While Trekking the Ganges in India

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Holiday Blessing by the Kohanim From the Western Wall in Jerusalem [video]

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Israel Foils Islamic Jihad Plot to Kidnap, Murder IDF Soldier

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IDF Soldier Wounded in Beit Omar Attack Near Hebron

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Worried About Obama: Netanyahu’s Request for Amona Industrial Quiet Becomes Scandal De Jure

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Survey: Half of Evacuees Believe They’ll Return to Gush Katif

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Arab MK: No Jewish Temple Ever Existed on Temple Mount [audio]

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Excavation Reveals Spot Where Romans Breached Jerusalem’s Wall 2,000 Years Ago

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In Strongest Showing, Trump Fails to Bridge Gap with Women

October 20, 2016 - 9:29 AM
Foreign Lawmakers in Hebron: UNESCO Decision ‘Shocking’

October 19, 2016 - 6:35 PM
Israel Arrests 5 Arabs Suspected of Yom Kippur Shooting Attack

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Four Arrested in Ukraine in Attack on Chabad Rabbi

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Posted on: April 27th, 2012

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Jews all over the world celebrate Israel's Independence Day - even those who have no intention of ever coming on aliyah, and many of whom have never even visited Israel. "It's a kind of insurance policy" one overseas friend told me. "By supporting Israel financially and emotionally, I know that its sanctuary is available to me or my children or grandchildren should the need ever arise."

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Posted on: October 18th, 2011

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One of the most popular of our chaggim is Simchat Torah, which falls on the last day of Sukkot. As its name suggests, Simchat Torah celebrates the joy of the Torah. There is no record of this holiday before the 11th century, and its origin may have been in Spain.

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Posted on: January 27th, 2010

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Every year, on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, we celebrate a strange holiday - Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of the Trees. The name is a short form of 15th Shevat - tet = 9 and vav = 6. This year, Tu b'Shevat falls on 3rd February, one month before Purim. It also has other names - Chag Hailanot - the Festival of the Trees; and Chag Haperot - the Festival of the Fruit.

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Posted on: January 28th, 2009

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So many of Judaism's festivals are marked by solemnity, but Tu b'Shevat enhances our calendar with a delightful holiday that everyone can enjoy.

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Posted on: February 8th, 2006

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Until Jews began to return to Eretz Israel in 1948, noone thought of them as farmers.

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