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PA and Fatah continue promoting violence

PA and Fatah continue promoting violence

PA TV sends greetings to rioters and Molotov cocktail throwers Fatah calls to “go down from every house with cleavers and knives, with grenades” Official PA daily and…

Terror attacks killing Druze policemen spotlight united front with Israeli Jews

Terror attacks killing Druze policemen spotlight united front with Israeli Jews

The Nov. 18 killing of Israeli Druze police officer Zidan Saif, who was the first officer to enter the scene of a Palestinian terror attack on worshippers at…

BREAKING: Two Men Stabbed in Old City

BREAKING: Two Men Stabbed in Old City

Two men were stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City tonight. A teacher in the Breslov Hasidic seminary Shuvu Banim, and another man, were stabbed by an Arab assailant. One…

Israeli Arab arrested for attending Islamic State training camp

Israeli Arab arrested for attending Islamic State training camp

The Islamic State flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Hamza Sami Sari Magamsa, an Israeli Arab in his 20s who allegedly trained at a camp of the…

Jerusalem launches security program in wake of Palestinian terror attacks

Jerusalem launches security program in wake of Palestinian terror attacks

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. Credit: Chatham House. (JNS.org) In the wake of a recent string of Palestinian terror attacks, the Jerusalem municipality on Sunday sent 80 new patrol…

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, source of past controversy on Israel, to resign

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, source of past controversy on Israel, to resign

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Credit: Department of Defense. (JNS.org) U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, a past source of controversy due to his statements about Israel, will resign.…

Iran Says it Gave Hezbollah Missiles That Can Reach Southern Israel

Iran Says it Gave Hezbollah Missiles That Can Reach Southern Israel

Missiles. JNS.org – Iran said it has given the Hezbollah terror group—which is based in Lebanon, Israel’s northern neighbor—hundreds of missiles with 160-220 mile ranges, making them capable…

Egyptian President El-Sisi: Israeli-Palestinian Peace is ‘Foreseeable’

Egyptian President El-Sisi: Israeli-Palestinian Peace is ‘Foreseeable’

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in an interview on Thursday that he believes peace between Israelis and Palestinians will be possible one day. “I have spoken to…

Jewish News

New Video: Take the Prenup Pledge!

New Video: Take the Prenup Pledge!

How You Can Get Involved: Watch the video and share it with friends and family…

From preschools to colleges, Chabad penetrates mainstream Jewish life

From preschools to colleges, Chabad penetrates mainstream Jewish life

The numbers are staggering: 4,202 shluchim (emissary) couples working around the world; 94,650 students interacting…

Thanksgiving and Halacha

Thanksgiving and Halacha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It could be known as the “Great Modern-Orthodox/Yeshivesh Divide,” although it…

Fleeing Europe’s darkness, filmmakers took refuge in California sun

Fleeing Europe’s darkness, filmmakers took refuge in California sun

William Holden and Gloria Swanson in “Sunset Boulevard” made by the writer-director Billy Wilder, an…

Wellesley College drops Hillel director, Jewish chaplain posts

Wellesley College drops Hillel director, Jewish chaplain posts

(JTA) — Wellesley College eliminated the posts of Hillel director and Jewish chaplain. The two…

Italian aliyah expected to double in ’14

Italian aliyah expected to double in ’14

MILAN, Italy (JTA) – Italy is experiencing a sharp upsurge in Jews making aliyah. An…

Broken Engagements and the Shtar Mechila

Broken Engagements and the Shtar Mechila

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Broken engagements are never a pleasant item of discussion, and there…

N.J. Rabbi: Arabs in Israel ‘must be vanquished’

N.J. Rabbi: Arabs in Israel ‘must be vanquished’

The rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has written a blog…


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Words Kill

Words Kill

By Larry Gordon Guns and knives kill. They have no place in the hands of criminals or even those with suspicious pasts—in any community. That is clearly understood…

Packing In Shul Halachic Musings

Packing In Shul Halachic Musings

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The horrific tragedy in Har Nof this past Tuesday should cause us, perhaps, to rethink the manner in which we observe a certain halachah.…

Presidential Heavyweights

Presidential Heavyweights

B Y L A R R Y G O R D O N A senior New York Democratic activist told me this past summer that no matter what…

JEWS ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT

By Rabbi Shlomo Brody Why did Israel gain control over the Temple Mount in 1967 and not establish any religious or cultural presence on Judaism’s holiest site? Like…

‘The Real Shlomo’

By Zalman Alpert The famed philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein commented, “Philosophy puts everything before us and neither explains nor deduces anything. Since everything lies open to view, there is…

Rebbetzin Heller Recounts Terror Attack

Dear friends, Yesterday at about 7:00 a.m. my daughter Miri called. “Mordechai just came home from shul. He said that Arabs came in and are shooting, and that…

Toldos: The Book Or The Blade? From Where I Stand

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “The voice is the voice of Yaakov but the hands are the hands of Eisav.” —Bereishis 27:22 Who are we? Who were we? Who…