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Forbes Ranks Richest Rabbis in Israel

By Haaretz

Descendents of Rabbi Israel Abuhatzeira, or “the Baba Sali,” a renowned Kabbalist who immigrated to Israel from Morroco and founded his court in Netivot, are known as righteous men, knowledgeable in Kabbalah, and miracle workers – though it is possible that theirmiracle is accumulating bills and coins.Read More


Brooklyn Jewish 'Hooker' Living in Israel

By Forward Staff

The Jewish woman whose half-baked prostitution claim sent four Brooklyn men to jail is doing fine in Israel, the Daily News reported.Read More


Iran Blocks Watchdogs From Nuclear Site

By JTA

Iran will not allow the United Nations nuclear watchdog to visit Iran’s Parchin military complex, accusing inspectors of being “Western spies.”Read More


Israeli Police Arrest Dozens of Africans

By Haaretz

Israel’s immigration police arrested on Monday dozens of African migrants, mostly South Sudanese nationals, in Eilat and central Israel.Read More


Yad Vashem Vandalized; Jewish Radicals Eyed

By JTA

Vandals spray painted anti-Israel and anti-Semitic graffiti at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum.Read More


Rabbi Stanley Rabinowitz Dies on 95th Birthday

By JTA

Rabbi Stanley Rabinowitz, who for 26 years guided Washington’s largest and oldest Conservative synagogue, died on his 95th birthday.Read More


Fear Mounts Among Africans Over Deportations

By Haaretz

Many African migrants in the country are living now in a state of fear, more worried than ever about being deported.Read More


NYPD Fires Hasid Who Wouldn't Trim Beard

By JTA

A Chasidic police cadet said he was fired from the New York Police Department because he would not trim his beard.Read More


African Immigrants March in Tel Aviv

By JTA

Hundreds of African migrants protested in Tel Aviv against violence directed at them, as well as Israeli government policy toward migrants as a group.Read More


Peres Plans To Press for Pollard's Release

By JTA

Israeli President Shimon Peres, in the U.S. to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will press President Obama and other American officials to release Jonathan Pollard.Read More





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