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Why are Reform Jews waging war on Orthodoxy?

October 19th, 2018|

If Reform Jewish leaders were really honest with themselves, this is what they would say – acknowledging they’ve elevated their opposition to Orthodoxy far above grappling with the critical problems in their own house

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Israel bars Gazans from getting medical care in West Bank if they have relatives staying there without a permit

October 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Israel bars Gazans from getting medical care in West Bank if they have relatives staying there without a permit

Until recently, such a ban was imposed on Gazans who have family members who are affiliated with Hamas. Now Israel expands the ban, claiming patients may use treatment as a ploy to avoid going back to the Strip

Revealed: Israel’s cyber-spy industry aids world dictators hunt dissidents and gays

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Haaretz investigation spanning 100 sources in 15 countries reveals Israel has become a leading exporter of tools for spying on civilians. Dictators around the world – even in countries with no formal ties to Israel – use them eavesdrop on human rights ...

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No, Europe isn’t returning to the bosom of Islam

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on No, Europe isn’t returning to the bosom of Islam

The Continent has indeed received millions of migrants, and they pose a variety of problems to their host countries. But these emanate for the most part from right-wing nationalists, not Muslim refugees

Your Taxes: Less VAT on VCs?

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Your Taxes: Less VAT on VCs?

So if your tax planning is at odds with an ITA position, you must tell them so they know where to start a tax audit.

Netanyahu: Israel-Intel partnership only ‘just begun’

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Netanyahu: Israel-Intel partnership only ‘just begun’

The meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office follows chipmaker Intel’s annual high-level strategic meeting this week, an event bringing together all its senior management for the first time in Israel.

A cornucopia

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on A cornucopia

“The price of a solar energy system for private homes or small businesses ranges from NIS 50,000 to NIS 80,000,” explains Semo, “and not everyone can spend that sum of money right away."

Tel Aviv’s new nature museum finally discovers human evolution

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The new exhibit 'What makes us human?' at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History finally chooses to side with science and address the scientific facts of evolution, but the omission of Darwin's theories as well as public reactions make it evident tha...

Aki-No Festival brings Japanese cinema to Israel

October 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Aki-No Festival brings Japanese cinema to Israel

It features the best of contemporary Japanese cinema, which is currently in the midst of a renaissance, as Japanese films from every genre generate buzz and win awards at festivals.

We shouldn’t take God’s name in vain. But what is it?

October 10th, 2018|Comments Off on We shouldn’t take God’s name in vain. But what is it?

The true pronunciation of YHWH has long been lost, partly because 2,500 years ago, Jews decided it was too sacred to say aloud, and failed to preserve the way it was said

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Trump, Pompeo defend Saudi rulers as White House strategy shifts

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: World|

Analysts familiar with the desert kingdom said it was likely that Saudi leaders were hoping the scandal would blow over and that they could wait it out.

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Tel Aviv’s new nature museum finally discovers human evolution

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: Entertainment|

The new exhibit 'What makes us human?' at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History finally chooses to side with science and address the scientific facts of evolution, but the omission of Darwin's theories as well as public reactions make it evident tha...

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Gaza official: Hamas may restrain border protest in order to maintain Egyptian trust

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

Hamas and Egyptian intelligence officials have been holding talks over the past several days, and their conclusions could likely be influenced by the Israeli response to Friday's protest, a Gaza official tells Haaretz

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Facebook blocks trailer of film on Palestinian women’s role in the first intifada

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|

Facebook only lifted its ban on the advertisement of the documentary after Haaretz contacted the company, which told distributors it would not allow 'advertising that includes derogatory or sensational content'

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