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Tishrei 8, 5775 / Thursday, October 02, 2014

Israeli Building? Doesn't US Have Other Things to Worry About?

Knesset chairman questions US scrutiny of Jerusalm building plans. 'ISIS is taking over the Middle East, and they worry about this?'
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Defense/Security, 1:55 PM

Police Gearing Up for Muslim, Jewish Religious Events on Shabbat

With the coincidence this Shabbat Yom Kippur and the Muslim Eid al-adha, police are hoping that quiet will prevail.
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Jewish World, 2:12 PM

MK Peretz Calls to Replace Kaparot Chickens with Money

Environment Minister Amir Peretz slammed the practice of kaparot, saying that it was cruel and unusual.
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Inside Israel, 12:06 PM

Why Are Islamists Obsessed with Jews on the Temple Mount?

What lies behind the alarming harassment of Jewish worshippers at Judaism's holiest site? And why aren't Temple Mount activists afraid?
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Jewish World, 2:29 PM

Australian Ceremonies Honor the Victims of Babi Yar Massacre

Hundreds gather to commemorate the anniversary of the massacre of 34,000 Jews at ceremonies in Sydney and Melbourne.
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Middle East

Watch: ISIS Fighters Vow 'Revenge' Against the US for Airstrikes

Islamic State posts clips of terrorists promising to fight on as US-led airstrikes keep coming; 'This will spell their annihilation.'
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'When The Sukkahs Come Falling' Hassidic folk-rock band Rogers Park release their debut music video "Sukkah's Falling", a parody of the The Beatles "I've Just Seen A Face."

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'Forgotten on the Bus' Baby Reunited With ParentsA father who apparently forgot his two year old on a Jerusalem bus was successfully tracked down and reunited with his baby.


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Healthy Honey Cake from IsraelIt's good, it's easy and it's fairly healthful. Enjoy and have a sweet and healthy year!

History in Pictures

Blowing the Shofar ca.1935Jews around the world will blow 100 shofar blasts on Thursday and Friday, Rosh Hashana 5765 (2014).