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Tag: Holy Temple
July 15, 2013 | 9:32 am
October 23, 2008 | 12:54 amIt sounds like the beginning of a joke: A rabbi, a Russian oligarch and a high-tech millionaire are running for mayor of Jerusalem. Except there's no punch line, just each of them offering up himself as salvation for the hallowed capital's many troubles.
Many Jerusalemites view this...
August 6, 2008 | 11:23 pm
July 27, 2008 | 6:18 pm
Updated July 27
The yeshiva student who pried Barack Obama’s prayer note from the Western Wall apologized Sunday.
Identified only by the first initial of his name, Alef, and with his face obscured, the student went on Israel’s Channel 2 television to confess that he took the...
July 25, 2008 | 3:20 pm