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High Court Rules Migron Must Be Evacuated in One Week

12 Elul 5772 – August 29, 2012
Israel's Supreme Court ruled that the Judea and Samaria outpost of Migron must be evacuated by Sept. 4.

Australian Woman, 96, Making Aliyah Calls it ‘a Dream Come True’

Lily Hyde will leave the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home in Sydney on Wednesday morning for Tel Aviv, where she will be reunited with her family. She is believed to be the oldest Australian ever to immigrate to Israel.

Facebook Pictures Provide New ‘Ammunition’ for the Committee to Preserve Purity

6 Elul 5772 – August 23, 2012
Here’s the new method for combating modesty problems: on posters that were displayed publicly on Wednesday in Beitar Illit, Israel, signed by the Committee for the Purity of our Camp, a woman’s picture appeared including her full name and the ‘fact’ that she had gotten married not in accordance with halacha (Jewish law).

Palm Beach Fl. JCC Squashes Videotaping of Presidential Debate

Round two in a no-holds barred debate on whether Jews should vote for Obama or Romney for US president took place Wednesday night at the Palm Beach South Jewish Community Center in Boynton Beach, Florida. The joint was jumping: hundreds of people were turned away for lack of space, audience members were shouting, speakers were heckled and interrupted and ugliness prevailed. But unless you were able to squeeze into the room, you'll have to take the word of those who were there. Why and when were cameras barred from the room? According to the panelists, the JCC management knew there were going to be cameras.

IDF HR Chief: Although Half of Israel’s Youth Don’t Enlist, the...

About half of recruitment-age Israeli youths do not enlist, said Head of IDF Human Resources, Major General Orna Barbibay on Wednesday. But despite this reluctance to serve, she argued that "the IDF is the only melting pot I know," adding, "and even if the connection is partial, the Army still introduces different segments of the populations to each other, enabling them to perform the essential task of national security."

Planned August 24 Mass Protest to Impeach Morsy, Terminate Muslim Brotherhood

5 Elul 5772 – August 22, 2012
A major rally is planned for August 24 to protest against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsy.

Jury Throws Book at Muslim Hotel Owner for Throwing Jewish Guests...

1 Elul 5772 – August 19, 2012
The jury found for the plaintiffs on multiple acts of intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, malice, fraud and oppression, and violations of the California Civil Rights Act.

90,000-plus Crowd in NJ Cheers Siyum HaShas

15 Av 5772 – August 3, 2012
Some 90,000 people packed MetLife Stadium to celebrate the completion of the page-a-day Talmud cycle in the largest-ever Siyum HaShas. The gathering Wednesday evening, which...

Panetta: US Will Consider Using Force Against Iran Nukes

14 Av 5772 – August 1, 2012
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that if Iran does not negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program, it could face U.S. military action in tended to stop it from developing a nuclear bomb.

Members of Congress to Hold Moment of Silence for Munich 11

7 Av 5772 – July 26, 2012
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches slain by Palestinian terrorists...

Mitt Coming to Israel, Banking on Obama’s Cool Ties with Netanyahu

3 Av 5772 – July 22, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will leave on Wednesday for a week-long trip to the Olympics in London, Poland, and Israel.

Chabad House Hosts Joe Kaufman For Lunch & Learn

2 Av 5772 – July 21, 2012
The Chabad House in Miami Beach hosted a lecture and “the best lunch in town” on Wednesday, July 11, at its location, 669 Lincoln Lane North. The congregation’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Zev Katz, started the program with a dvar Torah. The talk was followed by guest speaker Joe Kaufman, who spoke on the direction of political movements in the Middle East and the Maghreb. Kaufman’s presentation was titled “Arab Spring or Nuclear Winter?”

UPDATED: Bulgarians: Bomber Was a Jihadist Who Spent Time in Guantanamo

1 Av 5772 – July 19, 2012
UPDATE: 7/19/12 10:46PM Sources are indicating that the Swedish national that was held in Guantanamo is not the Burgas bomber. As soon as we...
A large banner depicting UN secretary General Ban Ki Moon hangs outside the UNRWA school in Gaza.

UN Watch: Secretary Ban Ki-Moon’s Reaction to Terror Attack on Israelis...

After a bus carrying Israeli tourists at Bulgaria's Burgas airport exploded on Wednesday, killing seven and wounding at least 30 more, a U.N. spokesperson said that Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon condemned the attack "in the strongest possible terms." But in reality, the U.N. chief was a lot more restrained than when, for instance, churches were bombed in Kenya two weeks ago. Words matter in diplomacy, and Ban Ki-Moon appeared to reserve his stronger words to violations of the human rights of non-Israelis.

300,000 Attend Funeral

Police estimate that 300,000 people attended the funeral of  Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv  (102) on Wednesday.

Rabbi Elyashiv, 102, Passed Away

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 18, 2012
There is great concern in Haredi circles following a severe deterioration in the condittion of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, who has been hospitalized for the past six months in Shaarey Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

Two Jewish Social Action Groups Join White House Faith-Based Forum

23 Tammuz 5772 – July 13, 2012
Leaders of two Jewish social action groups addressed a White House forum on faith-based social innovations. Shawn Landres, the founder of Jewish Jumpstart, and Jon...

Israeli Sentenced for Organ Trafficking

23 Tammuz 5772 – July 12, 2012
An Israeli citizen living in New York was sentenced to prison for organ trafficking. Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, 61, of Brooklyn, was sentenced Wednesday to 2...

Jerusalem Late Nite 101 for the Younger Set

Here’s a list of something exciting to do in Jerusalem each night of the week. This doesn’t have to be taken literally – choose...

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