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Yeshiva U. Named No. 4 Most Popular School

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Yeshiva University is the fourth most popular school in the country, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking.Read More


Palestinian Pelt U.N. Chief's Car

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Gaza Palestinians threw slippers or shoes and rocks at a car carrying United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon as he crossed from Israel into the Gaza Strip.Read More


Orthodox Rabbi Condemns Boteach's 'Kosher Jesus'

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A prominent Orthodox rabbi in Toronto has condemned the latest book by celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and pronounced it is “forbidden” for anyone to buy or read it.Read More


Israel's Tallest Building Coming to Tel Aviv Suburb

By Haaretz

A Tel Aviv-area planning committee approved on Thursday a plan to build what will become Israel’s tallest skyscraper.Read More


Yair Lapid Says Jerusalem Belongs to Israel

By Haaretz

Media personality-turned-politician Yair Lapid revealed a few of his political views on Thursday, indicating during a Facebook exchange that he opposed the division of Jerusalem, saying that the capital was “more than just a place.”Read More


Laszlo Mizrahi Will Leave the Israel Project

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Israel Project founder and president Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi said she will leave the group by July 1.Read More


Bank Chief: Ultra-Orthodox Must Start Working

By Haaretz

The ultra-Orthodox have to start working, companies have to stop bilking their bondholders and home prices could wind up falling too hard and too fast if the government isn’t careful, Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer said in a stinging address on Wednesday.Read More


Paul Auster: Unlike Turkey, Israel Has Free Speech

By Haaretz

Noted American Paul Auster author defended his decision to refuse a Turkey visit over the limits the country places on free speech on Wednesday, after Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused him of having double standards for visiting Israel.Read More


Israel Army Chief Says Iran Must Be Stopped

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said on Wednesday that the threats facing Israel have increased and intensified in recent years due to regional instability. He also said that Iran’s attempts to acquire nuclear weapons must continue to be disrupted.Read More


Really, Really Rainy January in Israel

By Haaretz

The month of January saw the highest number of rainy days in one month on record in Israel, according figures from the Israel Meteorological Service.Read More





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