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Bennett: Something New is Beginning in Yerushalayim Too

Bayit Yehudi party leader Minister Naftali Bennett is celebrating his victory as the candidates backed by his dati leumi party were victorious in the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate race. After hearing of the success of Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita and Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar Shlita, Bennett applauded the victory, which he called an important one for […]
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By Rabbi Ari Kahn
It is unclear whether or not people who lived through it were aware that what we now call “the industrial revolution” was breaking out all around them. Did they realize that the world would be changed forever by the breakthroughs of their time? The onset of this “revolution” is difficult to [...]
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Jerusalem – Israelis Question Care Of Hamas Leader’s Daughter

Jerusalem — Israel and the Gaza Strip are bound by much more than enmity: Israel controls nearly everything that comes in and out of the territory, including food and energy, and sometimes allows Gazans to enter the country for medical care. But following a bloody 50-day war over the summer, a decision to allow the [...]

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CVS Develops Tobacco-Free Prescription Network

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes. The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain is developing a new tobacco-free pharmacy network for clients of its Caremark pharmacy benefits management business. The network would slap an extra […]
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Boy From Galilee Issued Israel’s First Aramean Birth Certificate

Yaakov Halul doesn’t know it, but on Monday he made history. The 2-year-old from the Galilee village of Jish became Israel’s first Aramean citizen.
Yaakov’s parents, Shadi and Oksana Halul, arrived at the Israeli Interior Ministry in Safed on Monday and received Yaakov’s birth certificate, the first in Israel that listed a baby’s ethnicity as [...]
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New York – Health Workers Get NY Ebola Education

New York — Government officials have urged several thousand New York health care workers to protect themselves and help educate the public about Ebola. Mayor Bill de Blasio also said Tuesday that everyone should get a flu shot. He and Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke at a Manhattan educational session for health care workers. Cuomo says [...]

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World Jewish Congress Calls For Stopping Social Security Payments To Nazi War Crimes Suspects

An influential Jewish advocacy group no longer supports allowing suspected Nazi war criminals to receive Social Security benefits. World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder said in a statement sent Tuesday to The Associated Press that U.S. law should be changed to stop the payments. Lauder’s statement follows an AP investigation that found dozens of Nazi […]
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Pro-Israel Community Protests Premiere Of ‘Klinghoffer’ Opera At The Met

About 400 people protested outside the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on Monday against the premiere of the “The Death of Klinghoffer,” an opera based on the 1985 murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer aboard an Italian cruise ship that had been hijacked by terrorists from the Palestinian Liberation Front. The opera has [...]
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Albany, NY – New York State To Settle Landmark Suit Over Public Defenders

Albany, NY — New York state has agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming its public defense system is underfunded and violates poor people’s rights to counsel a day before the case was set to go to trial. The state will establish a cap on the number of cases court-appointed attorneys may handle and will ensure [...]

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Second extension of nuclear talks with Iran on the table

Israeli official tells ‘Post’: More discussions preferable to a bad November deal.
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