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Israeli Troops Shoot Palestinian Attempting to Ram West Bank Checkpoint

Israeli Troops Shoot Palestinian Attempting to Ram West Bank Checkpoint

An IDF checkpoint in Judea and Samaria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Kalkilya shot a Palestinian driver who, according…

Following Gaza War, Palestinian Support for Hamas, Armed Confrontation at All-Time High

Following Gaza War, Palestinian Support for Hamas, Armed Confrontation at All-Time High

Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh with Palestinian children. After Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Palestinian support within the coastal enclave and the West Bank for Hamas’ leadership is…

Abbas to demand Israeli withdrawal from West Bank in 3 years

Abbas to demand Israeli withdrawal from West Bank in 3 years

Mahmoud Abbas. Credit: World Economic Forum. (JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is set to unveil a plan for a return to negotiations with Israel over a…

Police searching for terrorist infiltrator in central Israel

Police searching for terrorist infiltrator in central Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Police set up roadblocks in central Israel following intelligence information that a Palestinian terrorist may have infiltrated Israel near Netanya. At least one man from…

As Ice Bucket Challenge Draws Attention to ALS, Israeli Cure Gathers Pace

As Ice Bucket Challenge Draws Attention to ALS, Israeli Cure Gathers Pace

An MRI image demonstrating an increased T2 signal within the posterior part of the internal capsule of the brain, consistent with the clinical diagnosis of ALS. Photo: Wikimedia…

Turkish Jews can stay mum on Israel’s Gaza op, Turkish Jewish intellectuals say

Turkish Jews can stay mum on Israel’s Gaza op, Turkish Jewish intellectuals say

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jews in Turkey are under no obligation to comment on Israel’s operation in Gaza, a group of Jewish intellectuals in Turkey said. The open letter…

Foreign Affairs Committee’s Royce and Engel to visit Israel

Foreign Affairs Committee’s Royce and Engel to visit Israel

(JTA) — Reps. Ed Royce and Eliot Engel of the House Foreign Affairs Committee will visit Israel this week. Royce (R-Calif.), the committee’s chairman, and Engel (D-N.Y.), its…

Islamic State Fighters Torch Syrian Marijuana Plantation Found Hidden Within Vegetable Farm (VIDEO)

Islamic State Fighters Torch Syrian Marijuana Plantation Found Hidden Within Vegetable Farm (VIDEO)

ISIS militants standing in a marijuana plantation. Photo: Screenshot. Islamic State militants in northern Syria confiscated and set fire to a field of marijuana plants, and posted the…

Jewish News

Jewish resident of Jerusalem blasts Shma Yisrael next to Arab neighborhood

Jewish resident of Jerusalem blasts Shma Yisrael next to Arab neighborhood

Resident of Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood blasts Shma Yisrael on a loud speaker to drown out…

SCHOOLS OPEN DOORS – FOR CHILDREN – NOT PARENTS

SCHOOLS OPEN DOORS – FOR CHILDREN – NOT PARENTS

This year’s opening of schools marks precisely 50 years since the Civil Rights Act of…

Blockers and tacklers: Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

Blockers and tacklers: Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

BALTIMORE (JTA) – Blocking brothers, a college star seeking success in the pros, a fullback…

Acheinu’s Remarkable Yeshiva in Givat Zev, A Beacon of Light in the Darkness

Acheinu’s Remarkable Yeshiva in Givat Zev, A Beacon of Light in the Darkness

Acheinu Enrolls 1,500 New Talmidim For Elul By Yosef Sosnow On the outside it looks…

British Jews protest anti-Semitism in front of justice court

(JNS.org) British-Jewish groups protested Sunday in London against the growth of anti-Semitism in the United…

Indictment to be Filed Against Former Chief Rabbi Metzger (Monday, September…

Indictment to be Filed Against Former Chief Rabbi Metzger  (Monday, September…

Indictment to be Filed Against Former Chief Rabbi Metzger (Monday, September 1st, 2014) After examining…

Why I’m Unsubscribing to the New York Times

Why I’m Unsubscribing to the New York Times

Leading Reform rabbi cites newspaper’s one-sided coverage of Gaza war I am a lifelong Democrat,…

New children’s books: a tale from Spain, easing a young girl’s pain

New children’s books: a tale from Spain, easing a young girl’s pain

BOSTON (JTA) — Fourteen years ago, sitting in her synagogue during Saturday morning services, Jacqueline…


In This Week's Edition

Why Bibi Held Back

By Larry Gordon It looked ominous: Israel, the world’s smallest but most potent superpower, choosing to absorb so much punishment from the rockets and missiles fired by Hamas…

Actions Speak Louder

Actions Speak Louder

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It happened in New York. The rabbi was frustrated. Time and again he could not stop the talking during k’rias haTorah. On…

The Races  Are On

The Races Are On

With the arrival of Labor Day on Monday, we mark the official beginning of the political season that will conclude with the November elections. This is considered an…

Running On Autopilot From The Other Side Of The Bench

By David J. Seidemann, Esq. I’m telling you, it must have been like Seder night. I can just imagine the young woman sitting on that United Airlines flight…

Rebuilding Lives, Hand In Hand AHH Ninth Gala BBQ, September 1

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Avigdor’s Helping Hand is an exemplar of chesed, an organization like no other, whose essence is to render succor and support during those first…

Meter Madness

By Hannah Reich Berman At the risk of sounding paranoid, I have to wonder if some people are out to get me. Are they trying to frustrate me?…

5 Towns Dating Forum

Question I am 26 years old and have been having a hard time with shidduchim. The problem has always been my weight. I am more than 50 pounds…