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One-fifth of incoming UN Security Council has no ties with Israel

One-fifth of incoming UN Security Council has no ties with Israel

The United Nations, in an annual exercise, voted in five countries last week to begin serving two-year stints on the Security Council, beginning on January 1. Although there…

ARAB ROCK-THROWERS GET CREATIVE

ARAB ROCK-THROWERS GET CREATIVE

By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn (The authors are Members of the Board of the Religious Zionists of America.) Arab rock-throwers are getting more creative — in a…

Obama Seeks Iran Nuclear Deal That Would Avoid Congressional Vote

Obama Seeks Iran Nuclear Deal That Would Avoid Congressional Vote

From the Oval Office, U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sept. 27, 2013. New York Times – No one knows…

U.S. Academic Group Denies Discrimination After Israel Boycott Resolution

U.S. Academic Group Denies Discrimination After Israel Boycott Resolution

The logo for the American Studies Association. Photo: Screenshot. Times of Israel – An American academic group under fire for reportedly barring Israelis from its conference says its…

U.S. denies it prevented FBI from aiding search for Israeli soldier

U.S. denies it prevented FBI from aiding search for Israeli soldier

Fallen IDF soldier Oron Shaul. Credit: Provided photo. (JNS.org) A U.S. official denied a report published by Israel Hayom that the U.S. prevented the FBI from aiding Israel…

Daughter of Hamas’ Haniyeh treated at Israeli hospital

Daughter of Hamas’ Haniyeh treated at Israeli hospital

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A daughter of Gazan Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was treated this month at a Tel Aviv hospital, according to reports. Haniyeh’s daughter received emergency treatment…

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

Israeli actress Gal Gadot. Photo: Facebook. Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur,…

Rivlin: Violence an epidemic in Israeli society

Rivlin: Violence an epidemic in Israeli society

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The epidemic of violence permeates every sector of Israel, the country’s president, Reuven Rivlin, said in an address. “It is time to honestly admit that…

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THE BRONX THANKS RABBI AVI WEISS & DEREK JETER

THE BRONX THANKS RABBI AVI WEISS & DEREK JETER

The Bronx will never be the same now that two greats have stepped back –…

Rulings of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt”l

Rulings of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman One of our most revered and venerable Torah sages of this…

FIRST-EVER CONFERENCE FOR CANADA’S RUSSIAN-SPEAKING JEWS TO BE HELD IN ONTARIO

FIRST-EVER CONFERENCE FOR CANADA’S RUSSIAN-SPEAKING JEWS TO BE HELD IN ONTARIO

About 70,000 FSU Jews, most in Toronto, among 330,000 in Canada overall Limmud FSU Canada,…

RABBINICAL COUNCIL OF AMERICA ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING FREUNDEL MATTER

RABBINICAL COUNCIL OF AMERICA ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING FREUNDEL MATTER

All Conversions Remain Halachically Valid Announces Other Steps to Ensure Integrity of Future Conversions New…

Nazi War Criminals Reportedly Collected Millions in U.S. Social Security

Nazi War Criminals Reportedly Collected Millions in U.S. Social Security

Antonescu, leader of Romania during World War 2, and Adolf Hitler at the Führerbau in…

Op-Ed: ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ an injustice to our father’s memory

Op-Ed: ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ an injustice to our father’s memory

Two demonstrators in New York protesting the Metropolitan Opera House’s decision to produce “The Death…

Reviewing the Weekly Parsha

Reviewing the Weekly Parsha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Sukkos is over, and Bereishis has begun once agin. It is…

Holy Texting! Does new app make smartphone use permissible on Shabbat?

Holy Texting! Does new app make smartphone use permissible on Shabbat?

 Caption: A sample screen of the Shabbos App. Credit: Shabbos App Facebook page. By Maayan…


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Thanking Our IDF Soldiers A Conversation With David Kramer

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By Irwin H. Benjamin Who could have ever foreseen that, way back in the year 1848, a man by the unlikely name of Phineas P. Gage would unwittingly…

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By Yaakov Levi In response to criticism of the U.S. in an interview program Sunday, the White House on Monday slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, saying that his…

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