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Tishrei 21, 5776 / Sunday, October 04, 2015
Faith and defiance

Thousands Defiantly Attend Early Morning Service at Kotel

No fear: Despite Arab violence Israeli Jews flock to Western Wall to pray traditional morning service at dawn on the final day of Sukkot.
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Defense/Security, 10:25 AM

'No One Bothered to Tell Us My Brother Was Murdered'

Dr. Yagil Henkin explains in Facebook post the problematic way the Henkin family found out about the murders of Eitam and Naama.
(Photo:Courtesy of the family)
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Defense/Security, 9:01 AM

Netanyahu Vows 'Harsh Response' to Terror

Upon landing in Israel, Prime Minister will convene emergency security meeting at Kirya military compound in Tel Aviv.
(Photo:Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90)
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Defense/Security, 9:56 AM

Is it Safe For Jews to Visit the Kotel? Rabbis Disagree

Gur Rebbe reportedly bars followers from visiting Western Wall in light of stabbings; Sephardic Chief Rabbi urges Jews to visit.
(Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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Defense/Security, 9:04 AM

Jews Injured in Old City Stabbings On the Mend

Conditions of wife, son of man murdered in Jerusalem improve; funeral arrangements made for Rabbi Nehemia Lavi.
(Photo:Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90)
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Inside Israel

Watch: Arab MK Erupts at Jews on Temple Mount

Joint List MK Taleb Abu Arar curses Jews, asserting 'this is our mosque,' as Arab women shout 'Allahu Akbar' in background.
(Photo:Flash 90)
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