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CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS LAUDS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UNANIMOUS RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING UNITED STATES SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL

CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS LAUDS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UNANIMOUS RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING UNITED STATES SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL

Friday, July 11, 2014, New York, NY… Leaders of the Conference of Presidents today praised members of the House of Representatives for unanimously passing a resolution introduced by…

More Iron Dome batteries to be rolled out in coming days as rocket attacks persist

More Iron Dome batteries to be rolled out in coming days as rocket attacks persist

Defense Minister Ya’alon thanks Rafael and IAI for air defenses that have saved many lives. Additional Iron Dome batteries will be rolled out in the coming days and…

Rockets pop Tel Aviv’s bubble but not its residents’ routines

Rockets pop Tel Aviv’s bubble but not its residents’ routines

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Had the shrapnel fallen a foot to the right, gas station attendant Michael Savlov would have been destroyed along with the rest of the…

Netanyahu: IDF offensive in Gaza to continue until quiet is restored in south

Netanyahu: IDF offensive in Gaza to continue until quiet is restored in south

When asked whether Israel was preparing a ground invasion, Netanyahu said, “We are preparing all options.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed on Friday that Israel would continue its…

Footage Shows Devastation, Charred Remains in Aftermath of Rocket Attack on Ashdod Gas Station (VIDEO)

Footage Shows Devastation, Charred Remains in Aftermath of Rocket Attack on Ashdod Gas Station (VIDEO)

Raw footage of the aftermath of a Friday morning Gaza rocket attack on a gas station in Israel’s port city of Ashdod has emerged online showing widespread destruction…

U.S. Jewish Leaders Taking Solidarity Trip to Israel Amid Gaza Conflict

U.S. Jewish Leaders Taking Solidarity Trip to Israel Amid Gaza Conflict

    JNS.org – Leaders from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, a 51-member umbrella group, will visit Israel from July 14-16 in a showing…

U.N.’s Ban: Hamas stopping rocket fire would stop escalation

U.N.’s Ban: Hamas stopping rocket fire would stop escalation

NEW YORK (JTA) — U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said an end to Hamas rocket fire was the only means of preventing an Israeli ground invasion of the…

Gaza Rocket Hits Ashdod Gas Station, Man Severely Injured

Gaza Rocket Hits Ashdod Gas Station, Man Severely Injured

  JNS.org – A man with disabilities was severely injured and seven more people were lightly injured Friday morning when a rocket fired from Gaza hit an Ashdod…

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Poll: Obama Approval Among Jews Drops to 55%, Down 22% Since Start of Presidency

Poll: Obama Approval Among Jews Drops to 55%, Down 22% Since Start of Presidency

A new poll released by Gallup on Friday shows President Obama’s approval rating among Jews…

Report: Jew wearing IDF shirt assaulted in Melbourne   

Report: Jew wearing IDF shirt assaulted in Melbourne   

SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) — A Melbourne man wearing an IDF T-shirt said two Arabic-speaking men assaulted him…

Where shall I begin?

Where shall I begin?

By:  Shalom Pollack, Jerusalem, Friday July 11   As  I write these lines on Friday,…

Ex-Holocaust museum council member tapped for Costa Rica post

Ex-Holocaust museum council member tapped for Costa Rica post

WASHINGTON (JTA) — S. Fitzgerald Haney, who has deep Jewish community ties, was nominated as the…

Do We Send in the Ground Forces?

Do We Send in the Ground Forces?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The situation in Eretz Yisroel requires our Tefilos, especially so because…

What is Chillul Hashem?

What is Chillul Hashem?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman In recent months, the observant Jewish world has been inundated with…

Parsha Overview and Life Lessons

Parsha Overview and Life Lessons

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman This Sidrah has 35 sections (Parshios) Why does it say “the…

Putin thanks rabbis for communities’ fight against ‘Nazi revival’

Putin thanks rabbis for communities’ fight against ‘Nazi revival’

MOSCOW (JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked senior rabbis from Israel and Europe for…

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Pinchas: Life Lessons And Overview

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman This Sidrah has 35 sections (parshiyos). 1. The Reward for Pinchas. Pinchas turns Hashem’s anger away from Klal Yisrael. He is given the B’ris…

News From Israel

As Casualties Rise, Netanyahu Accuses Hamas Of War Crimes By Herb Keinon As Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas mulls applying for membership in the International Criminal Court as…

Triumph Of The Spirit Of S’derot

Triumph Of The Spirit Of S’derot

By Yossi Baumol Last week, at the beginning of the renewed missile attacks from Gaza, S’derot Mayor Alon Davidi proclaimed: “Once again S’derot has become Israel’s front line,…

Mercava: Making Jewish Learning Irresistible

Mercava, a nonprofit educational technology platform and incubator, will be launching a summer campaign to introduce formal and informal Jewish educators across North America to the organization’s new…

Project Witness Program For The Nine Days

By Deborah Schechter The deportation of the Jews of Hungary to the death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau commenced in May 1944. Within a short period of 54 days, the…

Fun Times With KOC

Fun Times With KOC

Kids of Courage brought more than 50 campers and over 150 volunteers from across the tri-state area together last month in the Five Towns for a Sunday Funday…

The Three Weeks

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Although the Three Weeks, which includes the 17th of Tammuz and 9th of Av, and the other two rabbinically enacted fasts are…