Wed, Nov. 20. 2013

17th of Kislev, 5774

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei 

Four boys, two girls born at West Bank hospital 
around six weeks premature, ranging in weight 
from 750 grams to 1.4 kilograms. 'God compensated 
us for waiting all these years,' mother says


Jacqueline Kennedy at JFK's funeral (Photo: Getty Imags)
US President John F. Kennedy Photo: AFPGolda Meir Photo: Herman Hanita, GPO

no military service during war 

Woman stands near mass grave, monument in
 village of Chlaniow, Poland, that holds bodies 
of Poles killed in 1944 attack by Nazi SS-led 
Ukrainian Self Defense Legion

'Iran halts nuclear activity' 
IAEA says Iran has stopped nuclear capacity expansion since Rohani became president
Hassan Rohani (Photo: Reuters)
'Wanted Gilad Shalit 2' 
IDF soldier Hazan's killer indicted. Suspect aimed to use body to negotiate prisoner-release
Nidal Amar indicted for murder of Tomer Hazan
IDF hospital in Philippines 
Medical personnel sent to Philippines to set up field hospital, intend to also aid local services
Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

One year after 100th anniversary of birth

 of Israel's sixth prime minister, monument
 unveiled in city of Brest
Unveiling ceremony for Begin monument (Photo: Ahiya Raved)
Photo: Ahiya Raved

Israel is emerging as

 a new energy power

Nov 6, 2013 : Israel is emerging as a
 new energy power in the Middle East
 after making some of the world’s 
biggest discoveries of offshore natural 
gas in recent years. John Reed reports 
on how this will boost the country's 
economy and affect politics in the region


Burqa ban violations carry fines of up to 150 euro (Photo: AFP)
Burqa ban violations carry fines of up to 150 euro 

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Norway promotes anti-circumcision law
European countries are continuing to promote legislation against circumcision: Norway will advance a law to "regulate ritual circumcision," the Scandinavian country's ...
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Photo: AP
DC junction renamed for savior of Jews
VIDEO - A street intersection outside the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington was renamed Tuesday in honor of a lawmaker from that country who is credited with helping spare ...
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Photo: Yissachar Ruas
Rabbi Stav lashes out at Reform Jews
Rabbi David Stav, chairman of the Tzohar organization for modern Orthodox rabbis, launched a frontal attack Tuesday on Reform Jews and mixed marriages among the US Jewry. ...
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Photo: Eric Hunt
Knish factory fire leads to US shortage
A fire at a factory in Copiague, New York, billed as the world's biggest maker of knishes, has created nationwide shock and oy for those who can't seem to find the Jewish ...
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Hungary Jews face rising anti-Semitism
Hungary's Jewish community, one of the biggest in Europe, is struggling with a rise in anti-Semitism, according to recent surveys, even as Europe marked the 75th ...
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Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars named
US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among 10 individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, an ...
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Pope describes Jews as 'our big brothers'
Pope Francis described the Jewish people as the "big brothers" of his Roman Catholic flock on Sunday in words of solidarity marking the 75th anniversary of the ...
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'Vayeitzei': Do we truly know what we want?
At the center of this week's Torah portion, "Vayeitzei," is a fabulous story of deception that seems impossible to believe. Jacob goes to search for a bride from his ...
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Kosher permit lost for 'missionary activity'
The Jerusalem Rabbinate has informed a café in the city center that its kashrut certificate is being revoked following a complaint about activities preaching ...
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Photo: Polina Garaev
Kristallnacht remembered, memory fades
VIDEO - Lilly Drukker was 11 years old when two uniformed Nazis barged into her family's Vienna apartment in November 1938 to take her father away to the Dachau ...
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Photo: AP
Poll: Anti-Semitism on rise in Europe
VIDEO - Anti-Semitism has worsened in Europe in the past few years with abuse increasingly widespread on the Internet, a survey by the European Fundamental Rights Agency ...
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Comic book incites against haredi troops
After a break of several months in the campaign against ultra-Orthodox soldiers, extreme haredi groups are resuming their battle ahead of the approval of the IDF draft ...
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Book offers fresh look at Kristallnacht
As Germany prepares to mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht this weekend, a new book calls into question the event long cited as triggering the pogrom. The ...
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Photo: Y. Belinko, Chabad On Line website
Chabad emissary makes full recovery
Chabad emissary to Russia Rabbi Ovadia Isakov, who was shot and seriously injured by an Islamic terrorist in the Dagestan region about three months ago, attended the ...
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US rabbis: Rabbinate won't recognize us
Dozens of Orthodox rabbis from the United States are accusing the Chief Rabbinate of Israel of challenging their rabbinic credentials by rejecting letters attesting to ...
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