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  • Israel returns bodies of Har Nof terrorists

    2 days ago

    Israel returned the bodies of two terrorists who killed five worshippers in an attack on a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem.

    The bodies were transferred to their families on Thursday, more than a month after attack during morning worship services at Bnei Torah...

  • Q&A with Yossi Klein Halevi: Jewish extremists endanger Israel’s control of Jerusalem

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    In 1972, when Yossi Klein Halevi began writing a book that 23 years later would become his “Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist, he was just 19 and allied with the extremist right wing of the Free Soviet Jewry movement. 

    As a follower of Rabbi Meir Kahane (assassinated in 1990) and a...

  • Letters to the editor: Israel on campus, violence in Israel, Zev Yaroslavsky and more

    3 weeks ago

    When Neighbors Are Attacked

    How tragically sad and foolish it is to see the Jewish Journal’s cover proclaim “When Neighbors Attack:” Can Israelis protect themselves …” (Nov. 28) and not realize that the two civilian Palestinian women pictured are more obviously needing protection...

  • Synagogue Slaughter Aforethought

    November 26, 2014 | 9:43 am

    Last Tuesday morning: five Jewish men head to synagogue in Har Nof—to pray for peace. Same morning: two Palestinians head to same synagogue—to murder them. It has been only one week since the tragic day. In fewer than 48 hours, supporters of the Har Nof community rallied online and...

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  • Cartoon: I’m so proud of my son

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 25, 2014 | 1:39 pm

  • FEAR THY NEIGHBOR

    By Simone Wilson

    November 25, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    Just after dawn on Nov. 18, a pair of Palestinian cousins from East Jerusalem went on a killing rampage in a West Jerusalem synagogue. 

    Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal walked into the Kehilat Bnei Torah shul in Har Nof, one of Jewish Israel’s most serene, well-to-do immigrant...

  • Letters to the editor: Har Nof attack, Jewish journalism, Obama and more

    November 25, 2014 | 9:05 am

    Revenge Recourse

    No debate: The heinous slaughter in a Jerusalem synagogue was an example of unmitigated evil (“Celebrating the Murder of Jews,” Nov. 21). The subsequent celebrations by some people in Gaza and the West Bank were offensive, sad, disturbing and indicative of...

  • Audio: Rabbi Werfel on witnessing the Har Nof attack

    November 21, 2014 | 2:29 pm

    Rabbi Joe Werfel, formerly the Long Island NCSY Assistant Regional Director (1980’s), was a member of the minyan during the Har Nof attack, Cheshvan 5775. At Yeshiva Tifereth Jerusalem, Rabbi Werfel shares his face to face encounter with the two Arab terrorists during tefila services.

    To read part of the transcript, click here.

  • Is Mahmoud Abbas to blame for Jerusalem synagogue attack?

    November 19, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    After a gruesome attack by two Palestinian cousins left four dead at a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu singled out one person for blame: Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas.

    In a statement issued by his office, Abbas denounced the...

  • Analysis: Why the Temple Mount is at the heart of Jerusalem strife

    November 19, 2014 | 2:21 pm

    The murders of four rabbis on Nov. 18 during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue — a police officer also died of his injuries — could throw a wrench into the results of the Nov.13 summit in Amman that brought together Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • Beit Shemesh residents protest for more police presence

    November 19, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Approximately fifty Beit Shemesh residents came out early Wednesday morning, the day after the terrorist massacre in the shul in Har Nof, to protest the lack of police presence at the Resido building intersection, where Arabs routinely wait to be picked up for day labor jobs.

    The...

  • Celebrating the murder of Jews

    By David Suissa

    November 18, 2014 | 4:56 pm

    What happens when extremism dominates a whole society?

    When I saw thousands of Palestinian civilians celebrating the cold-blooded murder of four rabbis praying in a synagogue, I had to ask myself: Could I ever imagine thousands of Jews celebrating the murder of four Muslim sheiks...

  • Policeman’s death raises synagogue attack death toll to 5

    November 18, 2014 | 2:35 pm

    The number of victims in the terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue rose to five with the death of a police officer.

    Zidan Saif, 30, of the Druze village of Kfar Yanouch in the Galilee, died Tuesday evening from a gunshot wound to the head suffered in a shootout with the two...

  • Kalman Levine: Born in Kansas City, transformed in L.A., murdered in Jerusalem

    By Jared Sichel

    November 18, 2014 | 11:18 am

    Rabbi Kalman Levine, born Cary Levine in Kansas City, Mo. on June 30, 1959, was murdered Tuesday morning in a terror attack at Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem. He was in the middle of the daily morning prayer service.

    A man who in many ways...

  • Jerusalem highway to be named for Ovadia Yosef

    October 14, 2013 | 9:28 am

    A new highway into Jerusalem will be named for the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas party.

    Route 16, which will run near the neighborhoods of western Jerusalem and pass through Har Nof, where Yosef lived, will be named for the former chief...

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