12.09.2016 | 9 Kislev, 5777
Hezbollah denies it promised Russia no attacks on Israel
Peace process should not be 'all or nothing,' says EU ambassador
Leading Arab journalist: Should Arab MKs even be in the Knesset?
Settlements bill to be pushed off until Trump inauguration
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Hapoel Tel Aviv looks to overcome financial woes
Maccabi Tel Aviv eliminated from Europe
AIPAC lauds Congress passage of Israel aid
Israel, Cyprus and Greece ties forge ahead with trilateral rescue unit
‘Annexing Ma’aleh Adumim is the next step’ for Israel
Liberman: WMDs Israel thwarted from reaching Hezbollah were chemical arms
Germany slams settlement bill that legalizes outposts
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Jazz: Leading from the back
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Hapoel Jerusalem makes things trickier for itself with loss
High BMI in adolescence may harm cognitive function in middle age
The calming power of work
Blood donations to be accepted from foreign-born Ethiopians, gays and elderly
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Tech Talk: Medical equipment giant Edwards acquires Valtech Cardio for $990m.
Officials from 10 West African countries arrive for unprecedented visit
Farmers block roads in protest of government policies
After long dry spell, rains pour over Israel
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Watch: Turkish air strikes hit ISIS targets in Syria
Hot off the Arab press
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UK foreign minister: Saudi, Iran stoking proxy wars in Mideast
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Saudi court sentences 15 to death on charges of spying for Iran
Iran's supreme court upholds death sentence for billionaire tycoon
ISIS retaliations attempt to slow Iraqi advance in Mosul
Report: Islamic State leaders called to choose successor to Baghdadi
Hezbollah vs ISIS vs Israel
Berlin rabbi welcomes next German president Steinmeier as ‘proud friend of Jewish people’
Denmark's chief rabbi allays concerns about circumcision ban
Posters promoting white supremacist, neo-Nazi organization found at Emerson College
British man convicted for antisemitic online campaign against Jewish lawmaker
AGT International and Cellcom partner to make Israel’s cities ‘smart’
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Mississippi Gov. to ‘JPost’: Trump will be great for Israel
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Parashat Vayetze: Big deceit, small deceit
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Petitioners suggest Trump name US-Lebanese ex-porn star as Saudi envoy
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Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
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Judge Trump on his results
Trump’s challenge to American Jews
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This week in Jerusalem
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Speaking out in every generation
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Hungary’s Minister of Agriculture tours the Negev
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Lag Baomer bonfire 4 390 .
(photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem)
Tens of thousands of people embarked on Saturday for Mount Meron, near Safed, in the Upper Galilee, to mark the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'omer, which marks the death of second century Mishnaic sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.The police issued a ban on private vehicles traveling to Meron, the burial place of Talmudic sage, for this year’s Lag Ba’omer celebrations.
Public transportation and shuttles were bringing pilgrims to the site. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the site every year for the minor holiday commemorating the anniversary of Bar Yohai’s death.Traditionally the holiday falls on the 33rd day in the count from Passover to the holiday of Shavuot, marking the cessation of a plague that killed thousands of students of the Talmudic sage Rabbi Akiva. Over the years, the holiday took on various mystical overtones and customs. Rabbi Bar Yohai was thought to be the author of the Zohar, the foundational text of Jewish mysticism.Police, Magen David Adom paramedics and firefighters were deployed on Saturday night in large numbers in Meron. Due to the commonplace practice of lighting bonfire, Lag Ba'omer is also a day of wildfires and injury. Ultra-Orthodox Jews also sometimes burn Israeli flags. In Tiberias, a dummy of Finance Minister Yair Lapid was prepared for a Lag Ba'omer bonfire to be burned on Saturday night. The children who prepared the bonfire chose Lapid because of his efforts to draft haredim.
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