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  • Israeli rabbi: Weed is kosher if it’s medicinal

    June 28, 2013 | 9:04 am

    An Israeli Orthodox rabbi ruled that distributing and smoking medicinal marijuana is kosher, but using weed for fun is forbidden.

    Efraim Zalmanovich, the rabbi of Mazkeret Batia, a town south of Tel Aviv, made the distinction in a recent halachic ruling, NRG, the news site of the...

  • Israeli researchers grow marijuana without a high

    July 3, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Israeli researchers say they have developed a cannabis plant that gives no high.

    The research firm, called Tikun Olam, operates a marijuana plantation in northern Israel, according to The Jerusalem Post. Medical marijuana has been legal in Israel since 1993, though its recreational...

  • Israel and the world- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 2, 2012 | 11:50 am

    • It is no secret that the Israeli mind is something else. After growing a successful High-Tech industry, and winning ten Nobel prizes, I was not surprised to hear due to a strategic decision made by the U.S Government, Israeli students will receive scholarships to come and be a...

  • How Much Does it Cost to Hate Jews?  For John Galliano, it’s $8500.00

    By Ilana Angel

    September 8, 2011 | 6:43 pm

    Designer John Galliano finally had his day in court.  By “day”, of course I mean a whopping 6 minutes.  Galliano lost his job at Dior after he was caught on tape in a drunken stupor, bashing Jews, and today he was found guilty of “public insults toward persons on the basis of...

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  • Where to find cheap high holy day tickets [VIDEO]

    By Rebecca Steinberger, Multimedia Intern

    September 4, 2009 | 5:51 pm

    Got New Year’s plans? Celebrating Rosh Hashanah this year might depend heavily on what services are within budget. The high cost of synagogue tickets will result in many people looking for alternative and affordable services. There are other options out there and it is only a...

  • The Pillar of American Democracy…at 40 Bucks a Day

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 15, 2009 | 10:56 am

    Just finished a day-long stint of jury duty. After deferring four times in two years, I finally decided to suck it up and go. Part of it had to with my sincere belief in the trial-by-jury system. I find it in nothing less than incredible that American citizen has the right to have...

  • Israel’s Facebook Kids: ‘Unrestrained Monsters?’

    By Jay Firestone

    March 15, 2009 | 9:09 pm

    By Tamar Rotem of Haaretz.com:

    “Two weeks ago, a group of students from one of Jerusalem’s most prestigious junior high schools was called out of class, before their classmates’ stunned eyes.

    One by one, the students gathered somberly in their school library. Something in the...

  • Jewish Poor Fear Stigma of Poverty

    By Marc Ballon

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For Albert Osher, life was good. The co-owner of a Fairfax antique store that registered annual sales of $100,000, he enjoyed romantic dinners with his live-in girlfriend, theater and movies. To prepare for his impending retirement, the now-78-year-old New York native stashed away...

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