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Mosque’s Loud Prayer Generates Mega-Decibel ‘Battle of the Bands’

A Jerusalem neighbprhood decided to play very loud music, in defiance of the volume and disturbance of the sound of the muezzin at the nearby mosque,

The Truth About Cronkite

A new biography of the late Walter Cronkite has forced even admirers of the iconic CBS anchorman to reassess the man long held up as a paragon of journalistic ethics and objectivity.

Tragic Ulpana Hill Evacuation Conducted in Orderly Fashion

Contractors hired by the Defense Ministry are busy packing the contents of the houses slated for evacuation Tuesday. Some residents held a press conference and described their feelings. "We're being removed against our will," said one of the local women. "We're doing it with a broken heart, but with our heads held high."

Shopping with my Dog

Young woman and her dog out shopping in the Florentin neighborhood in South Tel-Aviv. The Florentine neighborhood in south Tel-Aviv was established years ago by...

‘This is the Torah’

Hundreds of Jewish men taking part in a mass prayer on a street of the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El. Negotiations over the fate of...

Jewish Press Radio with Yishai Fleisher: Turning Victims into Aggressors

Yishai and Malkah kick discuss a recent violent situation that happened to them in their neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem while returning home from Shabbat Services.

A Very Bad Hair Day

Tina was in my kindergarten class last year. Each day Tina’s hair flew all around her. It would tumble into her eyes and she would bat at it periodically throughout the day just to see. Sometimes I’d use whatever hair accessory I had at hand - even just a rubber band - to put Tina’s hair out of her face.

Is Netanyahu Ready to Demolish Ulpana Hill? The Settlers Don’t Think So

According to a Tuesday report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not see a way to prevent the court-ordered demolition of the Ulpana Hill neighborhood in Beit El, in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria. The neighborhood' spokesman thinks the PM must be helped out of the entanglement of his own doing.

Netanyahu’s Cabinet to Legalize Ulpana Hill Neighborhood

Israel's Cabinet will meet in a special session to discuss legalizing the Ulpana Hill Neighborhood in Judea and Samaria, in response to a Supreme...

Hated Settlers Receive Leftist Foes with Water and Cookies

After being told that the Meretz activists who came to see their homes were looking to stop at a Palestinian store to buy water, residents of the Bet El neighborhood welcomed their guests with cold water and cookies.

In a Bizarro World, Ultra Orthodox Cult Keeps Anti-Independence Day

In the neighborhood of Meah She'arim, stronghold of the vehemently anti-Zionist sect of Neturei Karta, Israel's Independence Day is traditionally kept as the inverse of the country's national celebrations.

Finance Minister: Evacuating Beit El Is Morally Reprehensible

Israel's Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz Sunday morning objected during the weekly cabinet meeting to the court-ordained plan to evacuate and demolish the Ulpana Hill neighborhood in Beit El.

Cornered by Pressure from Likud Ministers on Ulpana Hill Eviction, Barak Uses Mockery

Responding to criticism from two government ministers who object to the demolition of Ulpana Hill homes, Defense Minister Ehud Barak mocked his detractors, accusing them of contracting the Feiglin germ. But whether or not Prime Minister Netanyahu accepts the turning of his rival's name into an adjective, he has been looking for ways to avoid the May 1 eviction.

Jews Attacked in Jerusalem Firebomb Barrage

On Sunday evening, Jewish homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Maale HaZeitim were attacked with a barrage of 10 Molotov cocktails, causing damage to property. Resident: "We are not leaving".

Red Miracle Van

The Schwartzes had three vehicles but only two drivers. At any given time the third vehicle, the 2005 red Ford van, could be seen on different driveways throughout the neighborhood – and sometimes even in Miami Beach and Hollywood, Florida. The Schwartzes kept a third vehicle, knowing that not everyone had a car.

Entire Family Incinerated in Rehovot Fire

Less than two weeks before Passover, a terrible disaster destroyed an entire family in a fire that consumed a two-room housing unit in the...

Migron Settlers Signed Evacuation Agreement ‘With a Gun to our Head’

Some 13 years after its establishment, and six years after the court case on the settlement's legality began, all the residents of Migron, a large outposts in Judea and Samaria, arrived Sunday night at their local synagogue and signed an affidavit to be submitted to the court, committing to leave their homes voluntarily and without any forced eviction in three and a half years.

As Netanyahu and Obama Meet: In Post-‘Arab Spring’, Israel is not the core problem

Whether or not Israel builds another porch in Jerusalem or for that matter entire new communities beyond the Green Line has no impact on the resolution of the problems in Egypt, Syria and the rest of the states on the neighborhood.

Extensive Action in Gaza “Imminent”

Israel Defense Sunday Morning quoted sources in defense circles saying a new ground attack in the Gaza strip is "only a matter of time." Overnight...

Egged Buses Return to Mea Shearim

Tuesday, saw a cautious attempt by the Egged company to return lines 1 and 2, albeit with heavy police escort. While most of the ride went off without a hitch, a few youths did hurl stones as the buses drove through the community.

Jews Weren’t The Only Ones Who Heard Leiby’s Cry

In my last column I wrote about Leiby Kletzky and what I experienced when I made a shiva call to his family. My plan was to continue writing about this tragedy and focus on what we must learn from it and do. In the interim, I received a letter from a non-Jewish reader and felt I should share it.

It’s My Opinion: Teshuvah

As the month of Elul approaches, Jews all over the world anticipate the New Year. Rosh Hashanah is an intriguing time. The notion of teshuvah (repentance) is pivotal to the holiday.

Keeping Time With God

This story was told by Mrs. T., a woman in her 60s who I've known for three years. Mrs. T. attends my synagogue and sisterhood functions. Over the years, Mrs. T. always appeared to be shy and tense. She rarely spoke and usually had worry lines between her eyes and around her mouth. When she and her family first moved to our neighborhood, her husband also attended synagogue. However, he suffered from a chronic illness that kept him home on many a Shabbat.

Caf? Roma: Great Food In A Great City

Nestled away in the Upper West Side lies a kosher restaurant that is choc-full of great options. Besides their unique pineapple pizza and blueberry knishes, Caf? Roma also offers a variety of tasteful basics, such as pizza, calzones, bourekas, baked goods, ice cream, and more.

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