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Hallel Wars

Hallel Wars

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Long, long ago, in a continent far far away, there emerged a debate about the recitation of Hallel on the night of Pesach in the synagogue.…

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution – A Response to Rabbi David Bar Hayim By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Generally speaking, it is never a good idea to attack others. It is…

Israel’s Knesset Welcomes New Members in Festive Swearing-In Ceremony

Israel’s Knesset Welcomes New Members in Festive Swearing-In Ceremony

Lawmakers of the 20th Knesset were sworn in on Tuesday. Photo: Wiki Commons. Ynet – Two weeks after the end of a stormy election season, the Knesset convened Tuesday for…

Official: Iran Placing Warheads on Rockets, Smuggling Them to Hezbollah

Official: Iran Placing Warheads on Rockets, Smuggling Them to Hezbollah

A senior official said Iran is smuggling rockets to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Photo: Wikipedia Jerusalem Post – Iran is placing warheads on its rockets and smuggling them to Hezbollah in…

Report: Israel Sought European Mediation for Talks With Hamas

Report: Israel Sought European Mediation for Talks With Hamas

Israel reportedly asked Europeans to serve as arbitrators in talks with Hamas about returning the remains of Israeli soldiers killed during the Israel-Gaza war. Photo: Israel Defense Forces. JNS.org –…

New Torah V’Daas Hagaddah Released

New Torah V’Daas Hagaddah Released

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Every once in a while a Sefer comes along that not only stands out among others in its genre – it becomes an instant classic. The…

ADL Audit Records 21-Percent Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents in US

ADL Audit Records 21-Percent Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents in US

Abraham Foxman. Photo: Justin Hoch. JNS.org – Anti-Semitic incidents rose by 21 percent in America from 2013 to 2014, the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual audit of those incidents revealed. ADL’s…

U.S. JEWISH LEADERS TURNING AGAINST OBAMA ON ISRAEL

U.S. JEWISH LEADERS TURNING AGAINST OBAMA ON ISRAEL

By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn (The authors are president and chairman, respectively, of the Religious Zionists of Philadelphia, and candidates on the Religious Zionist slate (www.VoteTorah.org) in the World…

The Shmuz in Houston, TX

The Shmuz in Houston, TX

The Shmuz in Houston, TX On March 19th- 22nd, the Jewish community of Houston, Texas was privileged to host Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier of the Shmuz. On Thursday night, March…

Child Safety Program at the Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater

Child Safety Program at the Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater

This past Sunday night, the Young Israel of Bayswater – Sha’ar Hashomayim hosted a unique Child Safety Program that was attended by over 100 members of the community including both…

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