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After king’s death, status quo expected for Saudi relations with Iran and Israel

After king’s death, status quo expected for Saudi relations with Iran and Israel

Click photo to download. Caption: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) meets with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Jan. 5, 2014. Credit: U.S. Department of State.…

Israeli leaders respond to death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah

Israeli leaders respond to death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres, pictured at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, speaks to reporters about the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. Credit: Provided photo. (JNS.org) Israeli leaders…

Belgium searching for accomplice to Jewish museum shooter

Belgium searching for accomplice to Jewish museum shooter

The Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Belgian authorities are searching for a possible accomplice to Mehdi Nemmouche, the French-Algerian gunman who killed four…

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies

(JNS.org) King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has died at the age of 90 after spending several weeks in the hospital with pneumonia. His half-brother, Deputy Prime Minister Salman bin Abdul Aziz, was…

Arab parties merge ahead of Israeli Knesset elections

Arab parties merge ahead of Israeli Knesset elections

The Israeli Knesset building. Credit: James Emery. (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s Arab political parties—Balad, Ra’am-Ta’al, and Hadash—on Thursday announced that they will be vying in the March…

Mossad distances itself from report that it opposes new Iran sanctions

Mossad distances itself from report that it opposes new Iran sanctions

The Mossad seal. Credit: Mossad. (JNS.org) Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency distanced itself from a report that it opposes new American sanctions against Iran. Bloomberg News reported Thursday that…

ZOA criticizes ADL’s Foxman for suggesting Boehner disinvite Netanyahu

ZOA criticizes ADL’s Foxman for suggesting Boehner disinvite Netanyahu

President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner shake hands. The Obama administration and Boehner are in disagreement over the latter’s invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…

Europe’s Jews tied to a declining political class

Europe’s Jews tied to a declining political class

Click photo to download. Caption: The wreath left outside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent…

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Popular radio host tells family’s Holocaust stories through the written word

Popular radio host tells family’s Holocaust stories through the written word

Click photo to download. Caption: The cover of Martin Goldsmith’s book, “Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of…

Statement by the President on the UN General Assembly Meeting on the Rise of Anti-Semitism

Statement by the President on the UN General Assembly Meeting on the Rise of Anti-Semitism

Earlier this week in my State of the Union address, I affirmed our commitment and…

May I Borrow Your Snow Blower?

May I Borrow Your Snow Blower?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The Chofetz Chaim wrote a number of famous works. He wrote…

A Palestinian terrorist with a badge isn’t a ‘security guard’

A Palestinian terrorist with a badge isn’t a ‘security guard’

Click photo to download. Caption: On Aug. 4, 2014 in front of the American consulate…

10 Israeli tourists attacked in Argentina hostel

10 Israeli tourists attacked in Argentina hostel

The Facebook page of the Onda Azul hostel in Argentina. The owner’s latest posts in…

French Philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy Denounces ‘Delirium of Anti-Zionism’ Before UN General Assembly

French Philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy Denounces ‘Delirium of Anti-Zionism’ Before UN General Assembly

Bernard-Henri Levy addresses the UN General Assembly meeting devoted to antisemitism. Photo: The Algemeiner The…

Pretzel Chicken A Halachic Analysis

Pretzel Chicken A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Every so often, a food comes along that dominates the market.…

Flatbush Yeshivas, Shuls and Leading Communal Organizations Attend FJCC Security Workshop

Flatbush Yeshivas, Shuls and Leading Communal Organizations Attend FJCC Security Workshop

Over 150 Rabbis, Yeshiva principals, educators and Shul representatives from all segments of the Flatbush…


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Violent Extremists

Violent Extremists

By Larry Gordon The Obama folks will not utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism” because to the president’s trained and distorted legal mind there is no such thing.…

Chicken With A Twist

Chicken With A Twist

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Every so often, a food comes along that dominates the market. Such has happened with a new food that is perhaps only…

And Now, Vacation

And Now, Vacation

By Larry Gordon It’s called intersession, but it is really just an interruption of the rhythm of the school year, with about ten days of vacation and another…

The Jerusalem Unity Prize

The Jerusalem Unity Prize

By Max Fruchter With its vast walkway and abundance of chambers that welcome prominent leaders from across the globe, the president’s residence serves as a central point of…

Reb Dovid Winiarz, ז״ל

Reb Dovid Winiarz, ז״ל

From The Other Side Of The Bench   By David J. Seidemann, Esq. I do not like funerals; I imagine no one does. But I especially do not…

The Legacy Of Dovid Winiarz

By Michele Justic He lived on an island but was connected to Klal Yisrael in an incredible way. He was not on speakers’ circuits or book tours, yet…

When Does Shacharis Begin?

When Does Shacharis Begin?

Machberes: Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum Virtually every shul lists its Shacharis schedule. Some have separate times for Shabbos and for weekday mornings.…