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 2018-09-23 01:17 

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Book world's hot new fantasy author is an Orthodox Jew with a magical shtetl...

Judaism is the jumping off point for Rena Rossner's 'The Sisters of the Winter Wood,' a Yiddish-inflected retelling of Christina Rossetti's 'Goblin Market'Judaism is the jumping off point for Rena Rossner's 'The Sisters of ...

 2018-09-23 00:58 

Times of Israel

Siblings of Arizona GOP congressman back rival in stunning ads...

Videos show brothers and sisters of Paul Gosar, previously condemned for comments about George Soros, telling voters to choose Democrat David Brill in midterm electionVideos show brothers and sisters of Paul Gosar, previously condemned for comments about ...

 2018-09-23 00:23 

Times of Israel

WeWork constructs first-ever office sukkah at First Station...

The work space company offers look at its typical setup, this time housed in a temporary boothThe work space company offers look at its typical setup, this time housed in a temporary booth...

 2018-09-23 00:15 

Times of Israel

After foot-dragging, Romania pays millions to Holocaust victims...

Bucharest has distributed $10 million since 2015, allowing World Jewish Restitution Organization to give extra money to 142 impoverished survivors ahead of High HolidaysBucharest has distributed $10 million since 2015, allowing World Jewish Restitution Or...

 2018-09-22 23:54 

Times of Israel

The 'best football player who grew up in Israel' seeks gridiron glory in NCAA...

The son of Ethiopian immigrants, 21-year-old Yuval Fenta has proven himself an all-star on the field playing for the Tel Aviv PioneersThe son of Ethiopian immigrants, 21-year-old Yuval Fenta has proven himself an all-star on the field playing for the Tel ...

 2018-09-22 23:27 

Times of Israel

Kavanaugh accuser agrees to speak to Senate committee...

Terms of when Christine Blasey Ford will speak to judiciary panel or in what format still up in air with Supreme Court nomination hanging in balanceTerms of when Christine Blasey Ford will speak to judiciary panel or in what format still up in air with Su...

 2018-09-22 22:50 

Times of Israel

'YidLife Crisis' celebrates newly legalized species in 'Sukkannabis' episode...

Kicking off season 3, Chaimie and Leizer make the most of the harvest festival and smoke an incense offering in the sukkah in honor of Canada's upcoming cannabis legalizationKicking off season 3, Chaimie and Leizer make the most of the harvest festiva...

 2018-09-22 22:45 

Times of Israel

Despite hostility, US 'stands with Iranians' after attack on military parade...

State Department condemns 'scourge of radical Islamic terrorism,' after assault in Ahvaz leaves at least 29 deadState Department condemns 'scourge of radical Islamic terrorism,' after assault in Ahvaz leaves at least 29 dead...

 2018-09-22 21:44 

Times of Israel

Russian-Israeli model denies hoax in English spy poisoning saga...

Anna Shapiro prompted security alert when she claimed she and husband targeted by Moscow in same city where Russia allegedly used nerve agent NovichokAnna Shapiro prompted security alert when she claimed she and husband targeted by Moscow in same city whe...

 2018-09-22 21:20 

Times of Israel

Likud slams Olmert's meeting with 'real obstacle to peace' Abbas...

Members of Netanyahu's party and coalition mock former premier, lambaste PA leader, who is said to be looking for way out of US pressure under Trump administrationMembers of Netanyahu's party and coalition mock former premier, lambaste PA leader, ...

 2018-09-22 20:29 

Times of Israel

Military aircraft fires at Gaza cell launching arson balloons at Israel...

IDF says strike targeted suspects in northern Palestinian enclave; Israeli firefighters extinguish six blazesIDF says strike targeted suspects in northern Palestinian enclave; Israeli firefighters extinguish six blazes...

 2018-09-22 19:04 

Times of Israel

How Britain's Labour party escaped anti-Semitism row with popularity intact...

Ahead of Sunday's Labour party conference: Despite poor personal ratings, party supporters hope a Trumpian unpredictability will carry Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street next yearAhead of Sunday's Labour party conference: Despite poor personal rati...

 2018-09-22 19:02 

Times of Israel

Consensus grows in Iran that Arab separatists behind military parade attack...

State media, officials increasingly blame alleged US-backed, Gulf-financed anti-government group for deadly assault that killed at least 29State media, officials increasingly blame alleged US-backed, Gulf-financed anti-government group for deadly assault ...

 2018-09-22 18:50 

Times of Israel

France to open Dreyfus museum at Emil Zola House, historian says...

Site for wrongly persecuted Jewish army officer to be inaugurated in fall 2019 in suburban ParisSite for wrongly persecuted Jewish army officer to be inaugurated in fall 2019 in suburban Paris...

 2018-09-22 17:37 

Times of Israel

Shiri Maimon thanks Israeli fans after Broadway debut...

'I love you so much,' the Israeli singer tells the Israeli crowd in Hebrew after playing Roxie Hart in 'Chicago'9;I love you so much,' the Israeli singer tells the Israeli crowd in Hebrew after playing Roxie Hart in 'Chicago'...

 2018-09-22 16:38 

Times of Israel

Police say they nabbed Palestinian on way to carry out attack in northern Israel...

Authorities respond to a pair of anonymous tips leading them to a 21-year-old in Afula; suspect taken in for questioningAuthorities respond to a pair of anonymous tips leading them to a 21-year-old in Afula; suspect taken in for questioning...

 2018-09-22 15:56 

Times of Israel

Gal Gadot fails to impress Homer Simpson in cameo preview...

Israeli actress to play herself on 30th Season premier of Fox's hit animated sitcom, airing on September 30Israeli actress to play herself on 30th Season premier of Fox's hit animated sitcom, airing on September 30...

 2018-09-22 15:36 

Times of Israel

Russia to release report on IAF 'actions' in downed jet incident in Syria...

Defense ministry says it will publish 'minute-by-minute timeline of the tragedy'; Kremlin spokesman denies Israeli report that Putin not taking Assad's callsDefense ministry says it will publish 'minute-by-minute timeline of the tragedy...

 2018-09-22 13:57 

Times of Israel

Abbas bluster at UN isn't what should worry Israel...

With sources saying PA chief is prepared to sever the flow of PA funds to Gaza if his demands to Hamas not met, the threat of violent conflict growsWith sources saying PA chief is prepared to sever the flow of PA funds to Gaza if his demands to Hamas not ...

 2018-09-22 13:55 

Times of Israel

Pro-Israel group warns Spain over recognizing Palestinian state...

Head of ACOM says Jerusalem may recognize Catalonia if Madrid follows through with move; Foreign Ministry won't commentHead of ACOM says Jerusalem may recognize Catalonia if Madrid follows through with move; Foreign Ministry won't comment...

 2018-09-22 12:24 

Times of Israel

Florida gubernatorial hopeful slams Jewish donor's racism, but won't return cash...

Republican Ron DeSantis calls Steven Alembik's use of racist pejorative to describe Obama 'disgusting'; says donations already spent but will not accept further fundsRepublican Ron DeSantis calls Steven Alembik's use of racist pejorative t...

 2018-09-22 12:15 

Times of Israel

Lebanon navy rescues dozens from sinking Cyprus-bound boat, child dies...

5-year-old Palestinian from the Nahr al-Bared camp dies en route to Cyprus; military says at least 39 Syrian nationals on board5-year-old Palestinian from the Nahr al-Bared camp dies en route to Cyprus; military says at least 39 Syrian nationals on board...

 2018-09-22 10:33 

Times of Israel

Dutch Islamist politician: Yom Kippur fast won't atone for Israel's sins...

Former right-wing lawmaker Arnoud van Doorn writes, 'Israel celebrates Yom Kippur tomorrow. I'd make it a month. One day to reflect on all its errors and regret them is not enough'Former right-wing lawmaker Arnoud van Doorn writes, 'Israel...

 2018-09-22 10:30 

Times of Israel

Report: No signs of violence on body of Palestinian who died in Israeli custody...

Family of Muhammad Zaghloul Khatib claims he died after being beaten by Israeli soldiers during arrest at West Bank home, which IDF deniesFamily of Muhammad Zaghloul Khatib claims he died after being beaten by Israeli soldiers during arrest at West Bank h...

 2018-09-22 09:29 

Times of Israel

Iran blames 'foreign regime and their US masters' for rally attack that kills 24...

Gunmen kill at least 24, injure 53 civilians and members of the elite Revolutionary Guard; state TV immediately blames 'Takfiri militants,' a term used to describe Islamic StateGunmen kill at least 24, injure 53 civilians and members of the elite ...

 2018-09-22 09:23 

Times of Israel

Why these Dutch Christians are celebrating Sukkot...

With a rising awareness of the environment, an increasing number of Protestants embrace some Hebrew holidays as a commonality between Judaism and ChristianityWith a rising awareness of the environment, an increasing number of Protestants embrace some Hebr...

 2018-09-22 08:34 

Times of Israel

Pope urged to speak out against construction atop Vilnius Jewish cemetery...

Appeal follows months of intensive lobbying by rabbis and activists who oppose the building of a conference center, citing religious rules that forbid disturbing Jewish bodiesAppeal follows months of intensive lobbying by rabbis and activists who oppose t...

 2018-09-22 07:30 

Times of Israel

Republicans give Kavanaugh accuser more time to consider testifying...

GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley strikes apologetic tone to judicial nominee when giving extension to Christine Blasey Ford for decision on whether she wishes to proceedGOP Chairman Chuck Grassley strikes apologetic tone to judicial nominee when giving extensi...

 2018-09-22 07:02 

Times of Israel

Multiple dead, wounded as gunmen attack Iranian military parade...

At least 8 members of Revolutionary Guard reportedly killed; early reports describe the assailants as 'Takfiri gunmen,' a term previously used to describe the Islamic State groupAt least 8 members of Revolutionary Guard reportedly killed; early re...

 2018-09-22 06:39 

Times of Israel

Israel to withhold Palestinian funds over salary for family of Ari Fuld's killer...

Finance minister says other economic measures being weighed against relatives of Khalil Jabarin, who murdered the American-Israeli in the West Bank on SundayFinance minister says other economic measures being weighed against relatives of Khalil Jabarin, w...

 2018-09-22 06:29 

Times of Israel

Rouhani: Iran will defeat Trump like it beat Saddam, will not abandon missiles...

Iranian president says missiles are the regime's 'most effective weapons'; threat comes after Trump's Iran adviser says future treaty will cover nuclear, ballistic missile programsIranian president says missiles are the regime's 'm...

 2018-09-22 05:46 

Times of Israel

Poll: Ex-IDF chief could lead center-left but unlikely to be premier...

Despite Benny Gantz's high favorability ratings among Israelis, TV survey suggests public still prefers Netanyahu as PMDespite Benny Gantz's high favorability ratings among Israelis, TV survey suggests public still prefers Netanyahu as PM...

 2018-09-22 05:38 

Times of Israel

Russian embassy slams Trump for closing PLO mission, cutting UNRWA funding...

Diplomatic mission also called for increased Israeli-Palestinian dialog, amid tensions between Moscow and Jerusalem over Syrian downing of Russian spy plane during Israeli strikeDiplomatic mission also called for increased Israeli-Palestinian dialog, amid...

 2018-09-22 04:33 

Times of Israel

Trump says he'll rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'...

President does not explicitly mention Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who denies reports he discussed secretly recording the US leaderPresident does not explicitly mention Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who denies reports he discussed sec...

 2018-09-22 03:43 

Times of Israel

34 Senate Democrats urge Trump to restore aid to the Palestinians...

Lawmakers warn president's 'strategy of forcing PA to negotiating table by withholding humanitarian assistance from women and children is misguided and destined to backfire'Lawmakers warn president's 'strategy of forcing PA to negotiat...

 2018-09-22 03:36 

Times of Israel

An Afro-Cuban-Yiddish opera tells the story of a Jewish refugee...

From Havana to Ukraine, the settings are as diverse as the languages in 'Hatuey: Memory of Fire' by Grammy Award-winning Frank London and Elise Thoron, playing through September 23From Havana to Ukraine, the settings are as diverse as the language...

 2018-09-22 03:06 

Times of Israel

58 groups call on U of Michigan to sanction professors who promote BDS...

Pro-Israel organizations lambaste educator's recent refusal to write letter of recommendation for student who wanted to study in Tel AvivPro-Israel organizations lambaste educator's recent refusal to write letter of recommendation for student who ...

 2018-09-22 02:48 

Times of Israel

Galileo sought to pacify Church in early exchanges, newly unearthed letter shows...

Document, which lay forgotten in Royal Society library for hundreds of years, reveals astronomer tried to soften position on bible-science clash to avoid angering InquisitionDocument, which lay forgotten in Royal Society library for hundreds of years, rev...

 2018-09-22 01:12 

Times of Israel

Kesha's latest song is inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

Singer says new release, featured in upcoming movie about the Jewish judge, seeks to pay tribute to a woman 'who has spent a lifetime fighting tirelessly for equality'Singer says new release, featured in upcoming movie about the Jewish judge, seek...

 2018-09-22 00:49 

Times of Israel

55 House Republicans urge Trump to allow 'Israel' on passports of Jerusalem-born...

Following recognition of Israel's capital, lawmakers argue it is time for State Department to change rules to agree with new policiesFollowing recognition of Israel's capital, lawmakers argue it is time for State Department to change rules to agre...

 2018-09-22 00:28 

Times of Israel

In J.K. Rowling's new novel, a villain is an Israel-hating anti-Semite...

The author, who has been vocal in her criticism of bigotry, has seemingly incorporated her views into 'Lethal White,' the latest in her Cormoran Strike mystery seriesThe author, who has been vocal in her criticism of bigotry, has seemingly incorpo...

 2018-09-21 23:41 

Times of Israel

Abbas will tell UN to either save two-state solution or bury it — report...

PA chief will make final effort for peace progress before turning to 'difficult decisions,' Arab paper reports, including suspending recognition of Israel, annulling accordsPA chief will make final effort for peace progress before turning to '...

 2018-09-21 22:54 

Times of Israel

Olmert meets Abbas, reportedly says only PA head can bring 2-state solution...

In Paris, former Israeli PM calls Abbas 'a great leader' and 'friend,' according to official Palestinian media, says they could have made peace long ago if not for his legal woesIn Paris, former Israeli PM calls Abbas 'a great leader&#...

 2018-09-21 22:07 

Times of Israel

Pompeo warns Iran against using proxies to target US: 'We'll go to the source'...

US secretary of state says Tehran 'will be held accountable' for any assaults by its allies on US interests in the Middle East, does not rule out military responseUS secretary of state says Tehran 'will be held accountable' for any assault...

 2018-09-21 20:31 

Times of Israel

US deputy attorney general denies he proposed secretly taping Trump...

New York Times reports that Rod Rosenstein floated the idea of using the 25th Amendment to deem US president unfit for officeNew York Times reports that Rod Rosenstein floated the idea of using the 25th Amendment to deem US president unfit for office...

 2018-09-21 20:02 

Times of Israel

Brazil arrests top Hezbollah financier wanted for crimes in Paraguay...

US Treasury describes Assad Ahmad Barakat as key figure for the Lebanese terror group, operating in an area considered a haven for smugglers, traffickers and counterfeitersUS Treasury describes Assad Ahmad Barakat as key figure for the Lebanese terror gro...

 2018-09-21 19:44 

Times of Israel

Unopened letter sent to Anne Frank's home fetches $11,000 at auction...

Letter was sent to Merwede Square when family was already in hiding from the Nazis in the west of Amsterdam; it bears a red 'return to sender' stamp and is addressed to Otto FrankLetter was sent to Merwede Square when family was already in hiding ...

 2018-09-21 19:19 

Times of Israel

From immigrants to country clubs, how Judaism became an American religion...

The author of 'The Chosen Wars' tells a hoary New York crowd about frog legs served at a rabbinical school graduation, and the Big Apple Jews who unfortunately supported slaveryThe author of 'The Chosen Wars' tells a hoary New York crowd a...

 2018-09-21 19:09 

Times of Israel

Former SS guard, now 94, faces trial in Germany...

The unnamed man was charged with complicity in the mass murders of Pole and Jews at the Nazi concentration camp StutthofThe unnamed man was charged with complicity in the mass murders of Pole and Jews at the Nazi concentration camp Stutthof...

 2018-09-21 18:43 

Times of Israel

Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox protest over Shabbat work on light rail...

Court rules work on Tel Aviv project can go ahead because halting construction would put tunnels in danger of collapse and endanger livesCourt rules work on Tel Aviv project can go ahead because halting construction would put tunnels in danger of collapse...

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