News Briefs

Tevet 7, 5775 / Monday, December 29, 2014

In 'Secular' Tel Aviv, the Great Synagogue Comes back to Life

Until recently it stood empty and neglected; now, thanks to grassroots efforts, Tel Aviv's Great Synagogue is witnessing a revival.
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Inside Israel, 11:27 AM

Consecutive Life Sentences for Mother Who Murdered her Daughters

Michal Aloni sentenced to maximum jail time for heinous murder of her two young daughters, aged 4 and 6.
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Global Agenda, 11:33 AM

Paris Suburb Grants Marwan Barghouti Honorary Citizenship

Terrorist mastermind of countless fatal attacks on Israelis 'glorified' in Aubervilliers, weeks after street naming in another Paris suburb.
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Inside Israel, 10:28 AM

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Visits 11-Year-Old Firebomb Victim

Dov Kalmanovich, himself seriously injured in a firebomb attack, strengthens parents of Ayala Shapira; 'she will live a normal life.'
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Jewish World, 9:50 AM

Last Jew in Pakistan Fights for Jewish Cemetery

Pakistan's only self-declared Jew is fighting an uphill battle to maintain Jewish cemetery from encroaching Muslim graveyard.
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Middle East

PA Co-opts Jesus the 'Palestinian Messiah and Martyr'

PA Christmas tradition of rewriting history continues as Jesus claimed as 'first Palestinian' by senior officials and Abbas.
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Music

In Time for Hanukkah: 'A New Light' New single by Mati Shriki pays a fitting tribute to the festival of light.

In Other News...

Argentina's Pres. Adopts Jew to Prevent Him Becoming a WerewolfArgentina's President Christina Fernandez adopts a Jewish child - to prevent him from growing fangs and claws.

Poll

PollWho is a greater threat to Israel?

Recipes

Gluten Free LatkesFor those who cannot digest gluten or wish a tasty, different latke.

History in Pictures

The American Colony Founds a Photography Dep'tThe American Colony founders were not missionaries, but wished to live a simple life and help others.