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Los Angeles, CA – Stories Of Holocaust Survivors Retold By Holograms

Los Angeles, CA - For years, Holocaust survivor Pinchus Gutter has told the tragic story of watching his parents and 10-year-old twin sister herded into a Nazi death camp's gas ch...

Rishon Lezion – Court: Rabbi Must Explain Referrals Of Marrying Couples To Private Firm

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Rishon Lezion - The High Court of Justice demanded on Thursday that Rishon Lezion Chief Rabbi Yehuda David Wolpe explain why he sends couples seeking to register for marriage to a ...

New York – Ed Koch Passes Away On The Same Date As Daniel Pearl

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New York - Former New York City mayor Ed Koch who died Friday morning at the age of 88 said in 2008 he has engraved on his tombstone the final statement of murdered journalist Dani...

Washington – U.S. Skeptical About Argentina-Iran “Truth Commission”

Washington - The United States on Thursday voiced doubt that Argentina and Iran's planned "truth commission" would bring to justice those responsible for the deadly 1994 bombing of...

Israel – Arye Deri Recommends PM; Hands Peres Letter From Ovadia Yosef

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Israel - Arye Deri, of the Shas party on Thursday recommended Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to form the next government. Deri said, "According to the meetings that we had wi...

Germany – Egypt’s Mursi Says His Jewish Comments Misunderstood

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Germany - Egypt's Islamist president turned aside repeated criticism of his past comments referring to Jews as "the descendants of apes and pigs" as he visited Germany on Wednesday...

Jerusalem – Israeli Secularists Find Their Lost Voice In Yair Lapid

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Jerusalem - After a stunning success in last week's election that positioned Yesh Atid as Israel's second largest party, its leader, secular talk-show host Yair Lapid, said his par...

New York – Child Safety Book Geared To Orthodox Community Released As Read Aloud Video

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New York - In an effort to reach an even larger audience, a highly lauded children's book aimed at opening up the conversation between parents and children about personal safety in...

London – Rupert Murdoch: We Owe Major Apology For Offensive ‘Blood Libel’ Cartoon

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London - Rupert Murdoch, owner of British broadsheet The Times on Monday tweeted an apology following the fallout from the publication on Sunday of a cartoon accused of using anti-...

Williamsburg, NY – Satmar Rebbe To Arrive In Jerusalem On Sunday To Shake Up Israeli Elections (photos)

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Williamsburg, NY - The Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg, Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, is expected to arrive in Israel on Sunday with a large delegation on the eve of the Israeli elect...

Tel Aviv – 2,000th Bnei Menashe Immigrant Arrives In Israel

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Tel Aviv - The Shavei Israel organization on Thursday welcomed the 2000th Bnei Menashe immigrant to Israel. Mirna Singsit arrived together with 53 other Bnei Menashe community m...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Released From Hospital After Stroke

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Jerusalem - Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the Shas movement, was released from Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem Sunday morning after suffering ...

Jerusalem – Rav Ovadia Yosef Rushed To Hospital After Collapsing In Shul

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Jerusalem - The spiritual leader of an Israeli ultra-Orthodox political party was hospitalized after a suspected minor stroke in Jerusalem on Saturday, a development that could sha...

New York, NY – $11 Million Worth Of Judaica Collection To Be Auctioned

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New York, NY - Philanthropist and former Wall Street money manager Michael Steinhardt began collecting objects of Jewish history and culture three decades ago, eventually amassing ...

Jerusalem – Shas Agrees To Pull Controversial Campaign Ad

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Jerusalem - he Shas party has agreed not to broadcast its controversial campaign ad on conversion following a request by from the Chairman of the Central Election Committee Supreme...

Jerusalem – Rav Amnon Yitzhak: I Won’t Stop, I Will Save The Jewish People

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Jerusalem - Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak, a well-known haredi outreach preacher and founder of newly established Koah Lehashpia, said the party would be running in the coming elections, des...

Jerusalem – Rav Ovadia Yosef To Yeshiva Students: Leave Israel To Avoid Being Drafted

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Jerusalem - During a lecture this past Friday in Jerusalem, Rav Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas party, said if Israel continues to draft yeshiva students into the ID...

Jerusalem – As Elections Loom, War Of Words Wages On Between R’ Ovadia Yosef And R’ Amnon Yitzchak

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Jerusalem - With just over two weeks left until the Israeli Knesset elections, tension continues to escalate between Rav Ovadia Yosef, leader of the Shas party and Rabbi Amnon Yitz...

Jeruslaem – 2 Charedi Minors Suspected Of Attacking Arab Youth Arrested

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Two Haredi minors, suspected of attacking Arab youth in Jerusalem and throwing stones at Arab cars, were arrested on Sunday by police. Police will request to extend their remand...

Jerusalem – Israeli Library Unveils Ancient Afghan Manuscripts

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Jerusalem - A trove of ancient manuscripts in Hebrew characters rescued from caves in a Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan is providing the first physical evidence of a Jew...