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Police suspect Israeli worker who fell from building was murdered by Arab

Police suspect Israeli worker who fell from building was murdered by Arab

Police suspect that Netanel Arami’s rappelling rope was purposely cut (illustrative photo). Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Israeli police suspect that Netanel Arami—the 27-year-old construction worker who was recently killed…

Iraq’s Assyrian Christians form militia to fight Islamic State

Iraq’s Assyrian Christians form militia to fight Islamic State

The Dwekh Nawsha militia. Credit: Facebook. (JNS.org) Iraqi Assyrian Christians have formed the country’s first Christian militia to defend their ancient villages and to fight the Islamic State…

Pope Francis summons Mideast envoys to Vatican amid Islamic State threat

Pope Francis summons Mideast envoys to Vatican amid Islamic State threat

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, secretary of state of the Vatican, addresses the general debate of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. Credit: UN Photo/Cia Pak.…

U.S. resumes transfer of Hellfire missiles to Israel after summer holdup

U.S. resumes transfer of Hellfire missiles to Israel after summer holdup

U.S. Navy aviation ordnancemen place a Hellfire missile on an MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “chargers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 for a live-fire…

British jets launch their first attacks against Islamic State targets in Iraq

British jets launch their first attacks against Islamic State targets in Iraq

LONDON – British Tornado fighter jets have launched their first attacks against Islamic State targets in Iraq since parliament approved combat operations last Friday, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon…

Iranian Nuclear Physicist Killed by His Own Country, Not Israel, Sister Says

Iranian Nuclear Physicist Killed by His Own Country, Not Israel, Sister Says

Natanz Nuclear Facility in Iran. Photo: Hamed Saber. Jerusalem Post – The sister of a leading Iranian nuclear physicist widely believed to have been assassinated by Israel as…

Ya’alon Defends Israel’s Decision Not to Overthrow Hamas During Gaza Operation

Ya’alon Defends Israel’s Decision Not to Overthrow Hamas During Gaza Operation

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. Photo: Reuven Kapuscinski. Ynet – Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Israel was right in not trying to topple Hamas’ regime in Gaza during…

U.S. Rejects Netanyahu UN Comments on Iran, ISIS and Hamas

U.S. Rejects Netanyahu UN Comments on Iran, ISIS and Hamas

U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Photo: WikiCommons. Jerusalem Post – The U.S. State Department said Monday in a press conference that it disagrees with Prime Minister Binyamin…

Jewish News

JCT Puts Haredi Men to Work… As Nurses

JCT Puts Haredi Men to Work… As Nurses

By Ayala Young With the New Year comes news of an innovative new educational program…

Helping Families in Israel

Helping Families in Israel

It’s during this period that the new year is decreed and we all pray and…

Belarus falls (literally) all over native son Eliezer Ben Yehuda

Belarus falls (literally) all over native son Eliezer Ben Yehuda

An all-female marching band greets Limmud FSU delegates in Glubokoe, Belarus, Sept. 11, 2014. (Cnaan…

TODAY: Over 30,000 Children Worldwide to Participate in Tehilim Asifa at 1 pm EDT

TODAY: Over 30,000 Children Worldwide to Participate in Tehilim Asifa at 1 pm EDT

Upward of 30,000 children will participate today in the annual Tehilim Asifa for a refuah…

THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT

THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT

 by J. PHILIP ROSEN   I listened or read perhaps a dozen Rosh Hashonah or…

Sitting shiva on the ‘Simpsons’

Sitting shiva on the ‘Simpsons’

Krusty the Clown sitting shiva and a Jewish “heaven” were among the highlights of the…

The Jewish stars of ‘Star Trek’ shill for VW

The Jewish stars of ‘Star Trek’ shill for VW

Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and Kirk (William Shatner) in 1968. (Wikimedia Commons) Last year Volkswagen donated…


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Community News  From Around The World

Community News From Around The World

El-Al Reunites Parents With Lone Soldiers For Rosh Hashanah By Anav Silverman In a special initiative to enable families to spend the Jewish New Year together, 21 flights…

A Taste Of Jewish Memphis, October 31–November 2

Faced with an uncertain national economy plus skyrocketing costs of housing and education, an increasing number of young Jewish families are choosing to move to the vibrant, affordable,…

The Call Of The Shofar  At Har Torah

The Call Of The Shofar At Har Torah

Yeshiva Har Torah welcomed Rabbi Zalmanov from the Chabad of Eastern Queens this past week to demonstrate the process of shofar-making. Rabbi Zalmanov came with a life-size display…

Agudath Israel’s Kapparos Kol Korei

Reissuing a rabbinic statement (Kol Korei) that was first published seven years ago (see translation below) and that remains relevant today, Agudath Israel of America is calling upon…

Should You Give Your Child An Allowance?

Should You Give Your Child An Allowance?

Provided by Avi Ashkenazy Childhood is full of milestones. First step, first word, first day of school, first job, first date. These milestones are important not only in…

Every Bit Counts

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow “Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves G‑d and one who does not serve Him” (Malachi…

letters to THE EDITOR

Insult To In-Laws Dear Editor, I write in response to Doni Joszef’s article “Adding Insult to In-Laws” (September 12). In describing in-law issues that can put stress on…