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Prayer Book Boycott over Prayer for Soldiers

Prayer Book Boycott over Prayer for Soldiers

Wave of support for boycott on prayer books (siddurim) without Prayer for Soldiers.Maayana Miskin, 22/04/2013 21:09
Video: Noah’s Father Puts On Tefillin

Video: Noah’s Father Puts On Tefillin

The Pozner family begins a painful shiva. Noah’s father Lenny puts on tefillin and he and his wife find consolation in the Jewish faith.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 17/12/2012 09:21
Photos: Chabad Dance Blows Away Superstorm Sandy

Photos: Chabad Dance Blows Away Superstorm Sandy

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow – nor Frankenstorm Sandy – can keep Chabad emissaries from dancing at the conclusion of its conference. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , 12/11/2012 10:40
Chassidic Community Shocked: Sabbath Gentile a Jew

Chassidic Community Shocked: Sabbath Gentile a Jew

The Seret-Vizhnitz community in Haifa was appalled to find that its long-term “Sabbath gentile” is actually a Jew.Maayana Miskin, 19/10/2012 12:44
400 Rams Horns to Awaken IDF Repentance

400 Rams Horns to Awaken IDF Repentance

The IDF rabbinate has purchased 400 rams horns, used to arouse Jews to repent during the months of Elul and Tishrei. Maayana Miskin, 07/09/2012 13:37
Sabbath in the Sky in Tel Aviv

Sabbath in the Sky in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv bathers will see the Sabbath in the sky as Chabad activists’ special glider takes to the air.Maayana Miskin, 10/08/2012 11:21
Swiss Hospitals Ban Circumcision

Swiss Hospitals Ban Circumcision

Two Swiss hospitals have banned circumcision, ignoring a German resolution protecting the Jewish rite after a court ruled it illegal. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 23/07/2012 13:18
Berlin Hospital Suspends Circumcisions

Berlin Hospital Suspends Circumcisions

Berlin’s Jewish Hospital has suspended circumcisions in the wake of a court ruling that the procedure is a crime punishable by law.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 03/07/2012 13:44
War on Circumcision Spreads to Germany, Norway

War on Circumcision Spreads to Germany, Norway

A German court has ruled that circumcision is a criminal offense, and a Norwegian political party wants to outlaw the religious practice.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 26/06/2012 18:53
Poll Shows Jews Favor Obama but Fewer than in 2008

Poll Shows Jews Favor Obama but Fewer than in 2008

A majority of Jews, especially secular Jews, will vote for President Obama but his backing is weaker than in 2008, a new poll reveals. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 01/05/2012 10:24
Consumer Power to Keep Sabbath, Say Researchers

Consumer Power to Keep Sabbath, Say Researchers

Consumers are replacing politicians in the campaign to retain the sanctity of the Sabbath, say two Ben Gurion University researchers.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 18/04/2012 10:45
Rare Jewish Prayer Book for Sale: $800,000

Rare Jewish Prayer Book for Sale: $800,000

An auction house is exhibiting a rare 15th century holiday prayer book before offering it for sale next month. Expected price: $800,000.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 17/04/2012 08:53
 The ‘Simple’ Solution to Passover Medicines

The ‘Simple’ Solution to Passover Medicines

What medicines can be taken on Passover? Some are prohibited, some are allowed, and some depend on one’s health. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 03/04/2012 11:14
The $25,000 Matzo Ball Soup

The $25,000 Matzo Ball Soup

The annual Manischewitz Cook-Off has crowned a Princeton University student King of Kosher for his matzo ball soup. Prizes worth $25,000.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 02/04/2012 17:34
Warren Buffet Loses Out on Pre-Passover Bread Sale

Warren Buffet Loses Out on Pre-Passover Bread Sale

Buffet misses turned down a sure-fire investment – buying bread from Jews desperate to sell it any price before Passover.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 25/03/2012 16:25
Lebanese Columnist: Judaism is a "Fairytale"

Lebanese Columnist: Judaism is a "Fairytale"

A Lebanese columnist said that the Jewish religion is a “fairy tale” and the Jewish people have no history in Jerusalem, MEMRI exposed. Rachel Hirshfeld, 26/02/2012 20:47