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PHOTOS: Baking Matzos At Kikar Safra

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PHOTOS: Baking Matzos At Kikar Safra
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] ‘Matza Kikar’ began on Wednesday 2 Nissan, the pre-Pesach program permitting people to bake matzos at Safra Square, Jerusalem City Hall. The pre-Yomtov program is ongoing for a third consecutive year, and it is being hosted in a very large tent in the promenade outside City Hall, headed by Councilman (Bayit Yehudi) Dov Kalmanovich, who holds the culture portfolio in the city government in cooperation with Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu and the Igud HaKehillos. Persons taking part will receive a box with three ...

China's Xi To Meet Trump In Mar-a-lago On April 6-7

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China's Xi To Meet Trump In Mar-a-lago On April 6-7U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time on April 6-7 at Trump's Florida resort, China's Foreign Ministry announced Thursday, amid a range of pressing issues including trade, North Korea and territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The relationship between the world's No. 1 and No. 2 economies has been uncertain following ...    Full Story »

Eidah Chareidis Comes Out in Support of Frankel Chassan Fund

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China's Xi To Meet Trump In Mar-a-lago On April 6-7This week Mordechai Frankel made headlines after launching a Chesed Fund crowdfunding campaign. With just five days remaining until his wedding, the chassan and kallah are reportedly both living in a state of extreme poverty. The fund was launched in hopes of covering their basic needs. Those with an eye for details ...    Full Story »

'Kashering R Us' Back for their 7th Year, Serving NY, NJ, And Baltimore

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'Kashering R Us' Back for their 7th Year, Serving NY, NJ, And Baltimore[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] PESACH IS ALMOST HERE! There is a seemingly endless list of things to do before yom tov begins. The most challenging task for most people is kashering the kitchen. By now most people know the benefits of using an electric immerser for kitchen sinks. Often throughout the year we pour boiling chometz in our sinks, soup,pasta etc. By boiling water in the sink, ...    Full Story »

Free FRIEDom Concert Ticket With Support, For UK Friends Of Yad L'Achim

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'Kashering R Us' Back for their 7th Year, Serving NY, NJ, And BaltimoreYou are invited..... On Sunday, April 2nd, Duddi’s Events is putting on a special FRIEDom Concert with Avraham Fried, Beri Weber and Eitan Freilach at Watford Colosseum. The concert will benefit the Pidyon Shvuyim work we do at Yad L’Achim - helping to rescue Jewish women & children trapped in Arab Villages. We have been given a limited amount of high end tickets to give ...    Full Story »

Coalition Chairman Bitan On The Possibility Of Early Elections

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Coalition Chairman Bitan On The Possibility Of Early ElectionsCoalition Chairman (Likud) MK David Bitan told Kol Berama Radio on Thursday morning 3 Nissan that the coalition crisis is not over. He explained that even if the matter of the Israel Broadcasting Authority is resolved between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, Bayit Yehudi is certain to declare the next crisis. “Simply stated, it does not matter ...    Full Story »

Chief Rabbis Order The Sale Of Chametz Of Businesses Without Charge

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Chief Rabbis Order The Sale Of Chametz Of Businesses Without ChargeIn response to a request from Israel’s Chief Rabbis, Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita and Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita, Minister of Religious Services David Azoulai has ordered abolishing the costs associated with local religious councils around the country selling chametz for businesses. The previous directive issued earlier this month by the head of the supervision and control division of ...    Full Story »

Friedman Sworn In As US Ambassador To Israel

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Friedman Sworn In As US Ambassador To IsraelMr. David Friedman, an Orthodox Jew and prominent attorney from NYC has been sworn in as the next United States Ambassador to Israel. Friedman has already been labeled the “staunch supporter of settlements” by Haaretz, representing the left-wing total inability to fathom having a US representative that is not in line with their left-wing liberal agenda. In fact, Friedman in his ...    Full Story »

Lapid: We May Not Continue Turning A Blind Eye To Chareidi Violence

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Lapid: We May Not Continue Turning A Blind Eye To Chareidi ViolenceYesh Atid party leader MK Yair Lapid feels the nation may no longer turn a blind eye to current events, namely the hafganos of the Peleg Yerushalmi faction of the litvish chareidi community. He points out it is quite evident the campaign against serving in the IDF is escalating, becoming increasingly violent with each passing day and something must be done. He spoke of how mock IDF ...    Full Story »

Car Cleaning Guys Kicking off Pesach Cleaning with At-Your Home Service

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Car Cleaning Guys Kicking off Pesach Cleaning with At-Your Home Service[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Although the weather is frigid and Purim was just a few days ago , believe it or not Pesach is just around the corner! Homemakers everywhere are starting (or at least thinking about) the cleaning that comes along with the chag. Of all the chores, the one that is most dreaded universally is cleaning the interior of the car. Everyone has those stains and dirt in ...    Full Story »

Tel Aviv Labor Court Gives Egged The Green Light To Strike - Strike On Hold Till After Pesach

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Tel Aviv Labor Court Gives Egged The Green Light To Strike - Strike On Hold Till After PesachThe Tel Aviv Labor Court convened on Wednesday afternoon 2 Nissan to discuss the ongoing negotiations between the state and Egged. Agreement has not yet been reached by the sides, who returned to the court as stipulated in the last hearing. The Egged labor union and Histadrut National Labor Federation accepted a request from the court to push off the nationwide bus strike until April ...    Full Story »

Pesach Wine and Yayin Nesach: The Whys

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Pesach Wine and Yayin Nesach:  The WhysBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times Choosing the Pesach wine is a pastime employed by many people this time of the year. One main question people have is whether to buy mevushal wine (cooked wine) or to by non-mevushal. Although the halacha allows for both cooked wines and non-cooked wines for the recitation of Kiddush (See Ramah SA OC 272:8), some people are ...    Full Story »

Israel's Consul General In Toronto Says Israel Will Help Canada's Russian Jewish Community To Grow

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Israel's Consul General In Toronto Says Israel Will Help Canada's Russian Jewish Community To GrowIsrael’s Consul General in Toronto, Galit Baram, told the Limmud FSU Canada conference this week that the Israeli government will help Canada’s Russian-speaking Jewish community “grow and flourish.” “It's heartwarming to see so many motivated young Russian-speaking Jews getting together in the framework of this major Jewish event in the heart of Canada, and to witness the ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Stav: We Must Break The Kashrus Monopoly

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Rabbi Stav: We Must Break The Kashrus MonopolyAddressing a hoteliers’ association event, Tzohar Rabbonim head Rabbi David Stav announced his organization will leader kashrus reform in the state as it did for marriage, citing how Tzohar has been working since 1996 and assists thousands of couples who wed annually. He promises to work to reform the current state kashrus run by the Chief Rabbinate towards uniformity, that the same ...    Full Story »

MK Moses: We Don't Rule Out Sitting In A Coalition With Lapid (1 opinions)

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MK Moses: We Don't Rule Out Sitting In A Coalition With LapidYesh Atid party leader MK Yair Lapid has worked hard to change his image during the current Knesset, seeking to distance himself from the anti-chareidi image that he earned during the tenure of the previous Knesset when he, Bayit Yehudi and Likud ran the coalition while the chareidi parties were in opposition. Following that ordeal, with all of the ‘gezeiros’ passed by Yesh Atid ...    Full Story »

Bank Of Israel Report: Chareidim In Mixed Areas Earn More (2 opinions)

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Bank Of Israel Report: Chareidim In Mixed Areas Earn MoreA Bank of Israel report that was released this week shows that chareidim living in mixed communities earn more than their counterparts living in exclusively chareidi communities. According to the report, immigration to the chareidi communities established over the past three decades, such as Betar Illit or Modi'in Illit, stems from a desire to improve housing conditions. However, ...    Full Story »

Zinke: Border Wall 'Complex,' Faces Geographic Challenges

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Zinke: Border Wall 'Complex,' Faces Geographic ChallengesGeographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday. Zinke told reporters in a conference call that building a wall "is complex in some areas," including Big Bend National ...    Full Story »

Happy Times For Many Ahead Of Yomtov At The Mir (2 opinions)

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Happy Times For Many Ahead Of Yomtov At The MirDue to the success of the fundraising dinner held in the United States on behalf of Mir Yeshiva, marking 200 years since its foundation, many avreichim are smiling ahead of Pesach. It is reported the dinner raised millions of dollars for the yeshiva. Many avreichim have reportedly received NIS 3,000-3,500 NIS each ahead a Yomtov, a handsome some to put it mildly, significantly more ...    Full Story »

Just Launched: The Only Place To Get ALL Your Pesach Needs In Just 1 Click!

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Just Launched: The Only Place To Get ALL Your Pesach Needs In Just 1 Click!Whether you are a Pesach Pro - Or making Pesach for your first time - Metziahs does what it does best...Makes your life a little easier (& cheaper). Not making Pesach because it's "too hard"? Think again! In literally 10 Seconds you ...    Full Story »

NYC Police Investigate Apparent Suicide With Madoff Link

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NYC Police Investigate Apparent Suicide With Madoff LinkThe New York Police Department is investigating the apparent suicide of a hedge fund partner whose former firm invested with imprisoned Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff. Charles Murphy plunged from a 24th-floor window of the Sofitel (SOH'-fee-tehl) New York Hotel on Monday. Police said he was depressed and was on medication. Murphy previously worked at the Fairfield Greenwich Group, ...    Full Story »

Crayola To Retire Crayon For First Time Ever (1 opinions)

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Crayola To Retire Crayon For First Time EverCrayola is about to do something it has never done in its 100-year history. On Friday, the crayon company said it's retiring a color from its classic 24-count box. Crayola hasn't yet revealed which crayon they will be saying goodbye to, but the decision will happen in Times Square on Friday, which is also National Crayon Day. Once the color is retired, Crayola will not produce ...    Full Story »

Algorithmic Diplomacy: Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Initiates First Hackathon To Fight Online Hatred

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Algorithmic Diplomacy: Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Initiates First Hackathon To Fight Online Hatred[caption id="attachment_1246381" align="alignleft" width="450"] Noam Katz, Deputy Director General for Media & Public Affairs at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs[/caption] Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with IsraeliHub and MassChallenge IL, held a special 24-hour Hackathon on 23-24 March, to develop algorithmic solutions to the scourge of online ...    Full Story »

Trump Administration Seeks Delay In Ruling On Climate Plan

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Trump Administration Seeks Delay In Ruling On Climate PlanHours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to undo his predecessor's efforts to curb climate change, his administration has asked a federal appeals court to postpone ruling on lawsuits over Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions. The regulations — known as the Clean Power Plan — have been the subject of long-running legal challenges by about two ...    Full Story »

Always Dreamed of Owning a Home? That Dream Can Now Be a Reality

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Always Dreamed of Owning a Home? That Dream Can Now Be a Reality[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Tired of living in a small cramped apartment with no yard while paying an obscene amount for rent? Well come check out Rochester where you can own a beautiful home for less than you are currently paying for a 2 bedroom apartment in ...    Full Story »

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Holocaust Survivor, 86, Returns To Auschwitz For A First Time With IDF Officers (2 opinions)

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Holocaust Survivor, 86, Returns To Auschwitz For A First Time With IDF Officers[VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Forty Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States will embark on an unprecedented mission to Poland and Israel April 24-May 3 with Holocaust survivors – one of whom is returning to Auschwitz for the first time since her liberation – and IDF soldiers and officers. Joining the delegation will be ...    Full Story »

MTA Bags Experiment Of Removing Trash Cans From Platforms

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MTA Bags Experiment Of Removing Trash Cans From PlatformsThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it has bagged its experimental idea to remove trash cans from subway platforms around the city. Back in 2011, the MTA launched a pilot program to remove trash cans from dozens of subway stations. The idea was to encourage riders to take their trash with them, and reduce the number of rats that are attracted to trash bags on platforms ...    Full Story »

Kushner, Taking New White House Role, Faces Rare Scrutiny

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Kushner, Taking New White House Role, Faces Rare ScrutinyJared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. In a matter of days, Kushner, a senior Trump adviser, drew headlines for leaving Washington for a ski vacation while a signature campaign promise fell apart. The White ...    Full Story »

Glick Petitions To High Court Against PM Netanyahu To Visit Har Habayis

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Glick Petitions To High Court Against PM Netanyahu To Visit Har HabayisIsrael’s High Court of Justice rejected a petition filed by MK (Likud) Yehuda Glick) against the prohibition against Members of Knesset and cabinet ministers visiting Har Habayis. He was asking the court to issue an interim order prohibiting Prime Minister Netanyahu from preventing from elected officials from visiting the holy site, which he used to do regularly before becoming a ...    Full Story »

3 Storm Chasers Die In Crash During Southern Plains Storms

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3 Storm Chasers Die In Crash During Southern Plains StormsStorms that bore down on Southern Plains states brought powerful winds that upended a tractor-trailer on an Oklahoma interstate, killing the driver, while three storm chasers died in a collision as they raced toward a tornado-warned storm in West Texas, authorities said. The storms that struck Texas and Oklahoma late Tuesday brought tornadoes, tennis ball-sized hail and powerful ...    Full Story »

Tzohar Rabbis Continue Growing As They Serve More Israelis Annually (5 opinions)

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Tzohar Rabbis Continue Growing As They Serve More Israelis AnnuallyIn the organization’s annual report, Tzohar Rabbis explain 2016 was a most successful year for its operations around Israel. The rabbis affiliated with the organization noticeably increased their activities to bring Yiddishkheit far and wide. They opened a new Jewish Ethics Department, and finalized the prenuptial agreement that it feels should be used by couples getting married ...    Full Story »
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PHOTOS: Seudas Hodoah This past Sunday In Melbourne, Australia

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PHOTOS: Seudas Hodoah This past Sunday In Melbourne, Australia[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Hundreds of men packed the St Kilda Town Hall in Melbourne on Sunday to celebrate a Seudas Hodoah. The communal Seudas Hodoah idea was introduced by Harav Beck Shlita and brought to the community by Kollel Beis Yosef. It gave the opportunity for all those who would like to express their gratitude to Hashem Yisborach to do so. The event was held ...    Full Story »

Trump Vows To Step Up Efforts To Combat Drug Addiction

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Trump Vows To Step Up Efforts To Combat Drug AddictionPresident Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's addiction crisis. Trump convened an emotional roundtable Wednesday attended by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, members of his cabinet, law enforcement chiefs and recovering addicts. It was the first public event tied to the launch of a new addiction commission that Trump asked Christie, a longtime friend and ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Rep. Trey Gowdy On Gov't Leaks, Surveillance And 'Unmasking' (1 opinions)

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Rep. Trey Gowdy breaks down unanswered questions about Trump's wiretap allegations and concerns about the government's surveillance of American citizens and how identities have been 'unmasked'.

VIDEO/PHOTOS: PM And FM Reaching A Deal On New Broadcast Entity - Employees Protest

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: PM And FM Reaching A Deal On New Broadcast Entity - Employees Protest[VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] According to Israel Radio and other reports on Wednesday, 2 Nissan, a meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon failed to yield agreement between the sides. It was at least the fourth meeting between them on the matter. The two will be meeting again however as the matter is one of critical importance, ...    Full Story »

Ex-Christie Aide Gets Prison Term For Bridge Revenge Plot

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Ex-Christie Aide Gets Prison Term For Bridge Revenge PlotA former aide to Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for his role in a political revenge plot involving traffic jams at the country's busiest bridge, a scandal that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations. Bill Baroni, 45, was the first of two former Christie allies to be sentenced Wednesday after being convicted in November of all the counts ...    Full Story »

WH Staff To Skip Correspondents' Dinner In 'solidarity' With Trump (1 opinions)

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WH Staff To Skip Correspondents' Dinner In 'solidarity' With TrumpPresident Donald Trump's staff is following the commander in chief's lead and will skip next month's White House Correspondents' Dinner, the organization announced Tuesday. "The White House informed the White House Correspondents' Association this evening that White House staff will not be attending this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner out of 'solidarity' with President ...    Full Story »

Spreading Simchas Yom Tov. Supporting Our Yungerleit. OUR ZECHUS!

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Spreading Simchas Yom Tov. Supporting Our Yungerleit. OUR ZECHUS![COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Good news for those looking to take advantage of a partnership with a Torah scholar: Kupas Yom Tov just brought the opportunity right to your fingertips with the launch of their new website. With the ease and convenience of this new initiative, anyone can now harness the power of the largest makom Torah in America, Beis Medrash Govoha (BMG) and the surrounding ...    Full Story »

AG Mandelblit Put The Brakes On DM Lieberman Regarding Yeshivat Bnei David

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AG Mandelblit Put The Brakes On DM Lieberman Regarding Yeshivat Bnei DavidAttorney General Dr. Avichai Mandelblit has intervened, preventing Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman from holding a hearing for Rabbi Yigal Levinstein and Rabbi Eli Sadan of Yeshivat Bnei David in Yishuv Eli. The hearing was set for Thursday, 2 Nissan. Lieberman has announced if Rabbi Levinstein does not apologize for his statements pertaining to women combatants in the IDF and resign ...    Full Story »

EPIC FAIL: Driver Runs Out Of Gas Again After Stealing Squad Car

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EPIC FAIL: Driver Runs Out Of Gas Again After Stealing Squad CarA driver who called for help after running out of gas is accused of stealing a deputy's squad car in South Dakota and leading authorities in a pursuit before once again running out of fuel. Troy James is charged with felony grand theft. Officials say James called for assistance early Monday on Highway 281 near the town of Tulare, saying his car had stopped and he apparently ran out ...    Full Story »

Simcha Teachers Give Sick Children Lessons In Laughter

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Simcha Teachers Give Sick Children Lessons In LaughterKids who can’t go to school because of illness face more than boredom. The extra hours without stimulating activity can lead to sadness and even depression. Simcha Teachers, Chai Lifeline’s newest program for hospitalized and homebound children, matches volunteers with a specific skill or talent with interested children who are hospitalized or homebound due to illness. Chai ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Rep. Trey Gowdy On Gov't Leaks, Surveillance And 'Unmasking' (1 opinions)

Rep. Trey Gowdy breaks down unanswered questions about Trump's wiretap allegations and concerns about the government's surveillance of American citizens and how identities have been 'unmasked'.

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WATCH: Chris Matthews On MSNBC Compares Ivanka, Jared Kushner to Saddam Hussein's Sons (10 opinions)

MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews compared President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's infamous children. Discussing his apprehension at the prospect of Kushner and Ms. Trump working for the president in visible administration positions, he recalled how Uday and Qusay Hussein were also close with their father's regime.

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WATCH THIS: Violent Peleg Yerushalmi Protesters Kick And Beat Woman, Call Her Names Until Rescued By Cops (36 opinions)

This clip is being played on Tuesday night on Channel 2 and other news outlets in Israel, when a woman had to be rescued from a pack of violent "Peleg Yerushalmi" protesters who kicked and beat her. She was called "Shiksa" and the police were called "Nazis" as they rescued the woman.

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THIS IS NOT RAMALLAH: Violent Protesters From 'Peleg Yerushalmi' Damage Egged Bus; Throw Rocks At Police (41 opinions)

Part one of the attached clip is a group of "Bochrim" from the "Peleg Yerushalmi" which is under the leadership of Hagaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita, as they violently attack an Egged bus in Jerusalem on Tuesday night causing damage to the bus. The second part of the clip is where protesters from the Peleg Yerushalmi throw rocks at a police car which had to be escorted out of the area under heavy guard.

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