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Tishrei 27, 5775 / Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Courageous: Israeli Avalanche Victim Laid to Rest

Hundreds pay their final respects to Lt. Tamar Ariel z''l, Air Force's first religious female navigator. 'She fought to continue walking.'
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Police 'Failing' to Allow Jews to Visit the Temple Mount

Temple Organizations Headquarters report calls on Netanyahu to change policy, after police helpless against Arab riots on Sukkot.
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Defense/Security, 3:17 PM

Hold That Phone! IDF Releases New Guidelines for Smartphones

Soldiers now expected to be respectful of their cell phone usage, both online and in public, in system designed to prevent security risks.
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Jerusalem Mayor Kisses Gerrer Hassid by Mistake

Nir Barkat was not aware that the Gerrer (Gur) hassidic sect forbids men from kissing each other. He asked: 'What are they, Muslims?'
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Defense/Security, 2:43 PM

Watch: Light Rail Guards Get Tough on Suspects

Ceaseless loud wailing did not help two Arab suspects who attacked Light Rail security guards.
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Defense/Security

Close Call: Police Find Toddler Wandering in Jerusalem

Toddler, estimated to be about 2, evidently wandered off during daycare trip to park; she has been safely returned to her parents.
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Jerusalem Mayor Kisses Gerrer Hassid by Mistake Nir Barkat was not aware that the Gerrer (Gur) hassidic sect forbids men from kissing each other. He asked: 'What are they, Muslims?'

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Lentil and Yam SoupIt's starting to get chilly at night in Israel, so this hits the spot.

History in Pictures

The Hardships of Aliya in the 30'sIn the '30s it wasn't only living in Israel that was hard; just getting to the Holy Land was fraught with danger.