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Did David Ben-Gurion believe in God? Not so simple

Did David Ben-Gurion believe in God? Not so simple

A new exhibition called "The Book of Books in the House of Books" opened Tuesday in the National Library of Israel, featuring Bible-related treasures spanning cultures and centuries. One item on display, sheds light on the beliefs of Israel’s founding father , a note Israel‘s first prime minister wrote to Prof. Samuel Hugo Bergmann, a renowned philosopher and close friend […]

Liberman in Golan: IDF will act against Iranian presence in Syria

Liberman in Golan: IDF will act against Iranian presence in Syria

Israel will not allow Iran to entrench itself in Syria, which would give it the ability to launch attacks on Israeli territory, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned Tuesday during a tour of the Golan Heights with senior IDF officers. "The Iranian presence in Syria is unreasonable, and we are not prepared to accept an Iranian presence in Syria anywhere, and […]

New Jersey borough discriminated against Orthodox congregation

New Jersey borough discriminated against Orthodox congregation

The federal government is suing a New Jersey borough over allegations that it improperly restricted an Orthodox Jewish congregation from expanding its house of worship. The US Attorney’s Office filed a civil lawsuit against Woodcliff Lake, a Bergen County suburb about 20 miles northwest of New York City. Be the first to know – As reported by NorthJersey, the Valley […]

Elite private academy in Rio pressuring the city’s Jewish day schools

Elite private academy in Rio pressuring the city’s Jewish day schools

RIO DE JANEIRO – One of the hottest topics among Rio Jewish families today sits right across the street from both the city’s largest synagogue and the site of a future Holocaust memorial. It’s a non-Jewish day school, directed by a Cohen with the support of a Levy, that is becoming a magnet to Jewish students — and some say […]

Sacha Baron Cohen teases new show

Sacha Baron Cohen teases new show

Sacha Baron Cohen is coming back to TV, and he’s teasing his new show in an intriguing way: by telling us all it involves an interview with Dick Cheney. That’s not the only eye-opening detail, however: In a video Cohen shared Sunday on Twitter, the former vice president happily signs what the comedian calls a “waterboard kit” during what appears […]

Israeli firm gets U.S. nod for advanced trials for non-opiate painkiller

Israeli firm gets U.S. nod for advanced trials for non-opiate painkiller

JERUSALEM – Israeli pharmaceuticals company PainReform has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin late-stage clinical studies for a pain relief drug that is a departure from opiate-based narcotics, it said on Tuesday. Many patients today dealing with pain after surgery are prescribed opioids, which can be highly addictive and are at the heart of […]

Turkish lira recovers most of its losses triggered by cabinet announcement

Turkish lira recovers most of its losses triggered by cabinet announcement

ISTANBUL – The recovered the bulk of its overnight losses early on Tuesday, having slid some 3 percent after President Tayyip Erdogan announced his new cabinet in which his son-in-law will serve as the treasury and finance minister. Erdogan‘s new cabinet excluded former deputy prime minister Mehmet Simsek who was considered the main market-friendly minister in the previous government. Be […]