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Mideast Christian Leaders Call Arab States ‘Timid’ in Confronting Islamic State

Mideast Christian Leaders Call Arab States ‘Timid’ in Confronting Islamic State

Patriarch Ignace III of the Syrian Catholic Church of Antioch. Photo: Charfet Seminary. JNS.org – Prominent Middle East Christian leaders say that Muslim leaders have been “timid” in…

Report: Turkey is Largest Source of Fighters for Islamic State

Report: Turkey is Largest Source of Fighters for Islamic State

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Turkey is believed to be the largest source of foreign fighters for the Islamic State terror group. According…

First Gaza Mortar Fired Since End of Operation Protective Edge Strikes Israel

First Gaza Mortar Fired Since End of Operation Protective Edge Strikes Israel

A rocket being fired from Gaza towards Israel. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Jerusalem Post – A Palestinian shell fired from Gaza landed in Israeli territory, near the southern border…

First mortar launched from Gaza at Israel since cease-fire

First mortar launched from Gaza at Israel since cease-fire

A mortar (different than the one pictured) was launched at Israel from Gaza despite the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Another mortar has been…

Massive 5,000-year-old stone monument unveiled in Israel

Massive 5,000-year-old stone monument unveiled in Israel

(JNS.org) A 5,000-year-old monument was revealed northwest of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The structure is a lunar-crescent-shaped stone with a volume of nearly 500,000 cubic feet…

Shmitah – An Overview

Shmitah – An Overview

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman As many people are busy sending their children to seminary and Yeshiva in Israel, they look forward to visiting them this year as well.…

Israel Backs Off Ukraine Drone Deal, Fearing Russian Ire: Report (VIDEO)

Israel Backs Off Ukraine Drone Deal, Fearing Russian Ire: Report (VIDEO)

Israel is finding itself “walking between the raindrops” over fighting between Russia and Ukraine, with the Foreign and Defense ministries clashing over a proposed offer to supply unmanned…

U.S. Airstrike Hits ISIS Target in New Phase of Military Action Against Iraqi Militants

U.S. Airstrike Hits ISIS Target in New Phase of Military Action Against Iraqi Militants

F-16 fighter jet. Photo: WikiCommons NBC News – The U.S. carried out an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday as the beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in…

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Kupat Ha’ir: for all the reasons in the world

Kupat Ha’ir: for all the reasons in the world

As we approach the holiest days of the year, Kupat Ha’ir is on the front…

Ahead of Scottish referendum, party leader equates Israel and Islamic State

Ahead of Scottish referendum, party leader equates Israel and Islamic State

Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) As the world awaits a…

Shmitah – An Overview

Shmitah – An Overview

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman As many people are busy sending their children to seminary and…

Most Scottish Jews Hesitant About Independence Days Before Historic Vote

Most Scottish Jews Hesitant About Independence Days Before Historic Vote

Glasgow University, Scotland. Photo: wiki commons. JTA – Bright blue signs scream “Yes” while red…

Adam Greenberg inducted into National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Adam Greenberg inducted into National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Adam Greenberg, who was hit in the head in his first major league plate appearance…

Golden Dawn member convicted for threatening to put migrants in ovens

Golden Dawn member convicted for threatening to put migrants in ovens

ATHENS, Greece (JTA) — A member of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party was found guilty…

Komen organization apologizes for Houston race’s Yom Kippur date

Komen organization apologizes for Houston race’s Yom Kippur date

(JTA) — The Susan G. Komen organization apologized for holding its Race for the Cure…

5774: Top 10 Jewish entertainment moments

5774: Top 10 Jewish entertainment moments

SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum announcing that Scarlett Johansson will be the Israeli company’s first global…


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Shmitah – An Overview

Shmitah – An Overview

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman As many people are busy sending their children to seminary and Yeshiva in Israel, they look forward to visiting them this year as well.…

Freeze  The Peace

Freeze The Peace

By Larry Gordon It is clear that every reasonable person involved in the deteriorating conditions in the Middle East prefers that peace prevail over the current situation. But…

Shemittah: An Overview

Shemittah: An Overview

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Many people are busy sending their children to seminary and yeshiva in Israel for the year, and some look forward to visiting…

Men In Black

Men In Black

B Y  L A R R Y  G O R D O N This is the time of year when the number of people arriving in New York…

עת לבכות A Time To Cry

By Rav Aryeh Z. Ginzberg Chofetz Chaim Torah Center With the summer season behind us, the turning of the pages of the calendar reminds us of the approaching…

An Old Friend

By Irwin Benjamin Last week my wife received a call from a Mose Chaimowitz, who said he was a childhood friend of mine, asking for my cell number.…

Middos Shine Brightly  With Aaron’s Way

Middos Shine Brightly With Aaron’s Way

By Liba Lieberman The precious neshamah of Aaron Shalom Tepfer, a’h, who was niftar at the end of last summer after completing fifth grade, continued to watch over…