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‘Aliyah Day’ Bill Passes Preliminary Knesset Reading

‘Aliyah Day’ Bill Passes Preliminary Knesset Reading

American immigrants to Israel at Ben-Gurion Airport. A bill designating the 10th day of the Hebrew month Nissan as “Aliyah Day” passed a preliminary reading in the Israeli…

UNESCO Recognizes Israel’s Aleppo Codex as World Treasure

UNESCO Recognizes Israel’s Aleppo Codex as World Treasure

A closeup of the Aleppo Codex, believed to be the world’s oldest copy of the Hebrew Bible, has been recognized by UNESCO as a unique world treasure. Photo:…

US missile defense aid to Israel to cut sharply in 2017

US missile defense aid to Israel to cut sharply in 2017

New budget requests show cooperative programs down by over $100 million, no new Iron Dome funding after 2017, amid defense aid standoff. By Ari Yashar, ARUTZ SHEVA Pentagon…

Israel, EU Begin Talks to End Crisis Sparked by EU’s Labeling of Settlement Products

Israel, EU Begin Talks to End Crisis Sparked by EU’s Labeling of Settlement Products

T. Belman. This bothers the hell out of me. We are legally in the right to demolish EU financed illegal homes. We should not compromise on this one…

IDF warns Hamas is focusing on one major terror tunnel

IDF warns Hamas is focusing on one major terror tunnel

T. Belman. During the last Gaza War, Bennett lead the fight to get Israel to destroy about 30 tunnels. Just this month he led the fight to get…

Report: India Finalizing $3 Billion Defense Deals With Israel

Report: India Finalizing $3 Billion Defense Deals With Israel

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The CCS, a government body headed by Modi, will soon vote on at least three defense pacts between Israel and India. Photo: Wikimedia…

Netanyahu Calls for Fence Around Israel to Keep Out ‘Wild Beast’ Terrorists

Netanyahu Calls for Fence Around Israel to Keep Out ‘Wild Beast’ Terrorists

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pictured, said his government is working towards erecting a full border fence around Israel. Photo: Screenshot. JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

Israeli Organization Donates New Prayer Books to Karmei Tzur Synagogue Following Palestinian Arson Attack

Israeli Organization Donates New Prayer Books to Karmei Tzur Synagogue Following Palestinian Arson Attack

The Hebrew Bible. Photo: Wikipedia. An Israeli non-profit donated new prayer books to the Givat Sorek synagogue, which was burned by Palestinian arsonists on Friday night, Hebrew news…

Jewish News

BREAKING: Orthodox Jew Wounded in Stabbing Attack in Brooklyn; Assailant Still at Large

BREAKING: Orthodox Jew Wounded in Stabbing Attack in Brooklyn; Assailant Still at Large

The scene of the stabbing attack in Crown Heights. Photo: Twitter. An Orthodox Jew was…

Jewish U of Illinois Student Posts Youtube Condemnation of Chabad Menorah Vandals

Jewish U of Illinois Student Posts Youtube Condemnation of Chabad Menorah Vandals

Surveillance footage of the vandalism of a menorah at the University of Illinois led to…

North Carolina Jewish Day School Embroiled in Legal Battle With Former Parents Over Tuition, Israel

North Carolina Jewish Day School Embroiled in Legal Battle With Former Parents Over Tuition, Israel

The Lerner Jewish Community Day School. Photo: Facebook. A legal battle between a Jewish elementary…

Major Jewish Groups Denounce Antisemitic Gun Control Post by Ted Nugent, Right Before He Posts About the Holocaust

Major Jewish Groups Denounce Antisemitic Gun Control Post by Ted Nugent, Right Before He Posts About the Holocaust

Ted Nugent. The musician called Jews “evil” in a Facebook post and said they are…

Ya’alon counts on the Qatari envoy for solving Hamas tunnel problem

Ya’alon counts on the Qatari envoy for solving Hamas tunnel problem

T. Belman. Remember during the last Gaza war, Obama kept pushing Israel to enable Turkey…

Iran Reportedly Hacks Former IDF Chief’s Computer

Iran Reportedly Hacks Former IDF Chief’s Computer

A computer hacker, illustrative. Forces chief of staff. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Iranian hackers…

Iranian to Unveil Upgrade of Ballistic Missiles, Defense Minister Says

Iranian to Unveil Upgrade of Ballistic Missiles, Defense Minister Says

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan. He was quoted saying that Iran will unveil an upgrade…

Hamas Music Video Mocked Over Comical Gaffe: ‘Hassid’ With Braids for Sidelocks

Hamas Music Video Mocked Over Comical Gaffe: ‘Hassid’ With Braids for Sidelocks

The braided ‘Hassid’ in the Hamas music video. Photo: Screenshot. The music video produced by…


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Non-Orthodox Prayer

Non-Orthodox Prayer

By Larry Gordon The news this week is that there has been a breakthrough on the contentious issue of prayer at the Kotel for non-Orthodox minyanim, so to…

The Life Of  Rav Chaim Yisroel Belsky

The Life Of Rav Chaim Yisroel Belsky

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Klal Yisrael has lost an extraordinary rosh yeshiva, a great tzaddik, and a world-class posek. Moreinu HaRav HaGaon Rav Chaim Yisroel Belsky, zt’l, 77,…

Bloody Monday

Bloody Monday

By Larry Gordon Yehuda Meshi-Zahav does not speak any English and he doesn’t even try. And why should he? He is surrounded by a group of men and…

No ‘A’ For Effort

From The Other Side Of The Bench By David J. Seidemann, Esq. I had some free moments this past week and I availed myself of the opportunity to…

A Central Connection

A Central Connection

Central alumnae reunited with YUHSG/Central’s head of school, Mrs. C.B. Neugroschl, in Israel.…

We’ve Lost Our Guiding Light:  Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, zt’l (1938–2016)

We’ve Lost Our Guiding Light: Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, zt’l (1938–2016)

Machberes: Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum The story of Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Belsky, zt’l, who was niftar on Thursday evening, 18 Shevat, January…

Ben Azai Of East 9th Street

Ben Azai Of East 9th Street

A Talmid’s Tribute To Rebbe  By Avrumi Farber Klal Yisrael mourns the loss of one of its brightest lights, HaRav Chaim Yisroel Belsky, zt’l. I am a talmid…