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Rabbi Sues Ice Cube, Wants $2 Million for Alleged Antisemitic Assault at Detroit Casino

Rabbi Sues Ice Cube, Wants $2 Million for Alleged Antisemitic Assault at Detroit Casino

Ice Cube is accused of assaulting a rabbi in Detroit. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A rabbi filed a $2 million lawsuit against Ice Cube after accusing the rapper of…

Israel Rejects as ‘False’ UJA Federation’s Claims about Israel Parade ‘Inclusion’

Israel Rejects as ‘False’ UJA Federation’s Claims about Israel Parade ‘Inclusion’

UJA Federation president claimed its decision to include even Israel boycotters such as the New Israel Fund was the same position taken by the Government of Israel. Not…

New Israeli App Lets Drivers Shame Bad Drivers on the Road

New Israeli App Lets Drivers Shame Bad Drivers on the Road

A new Israeli app allows users to report dangerous drivers. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A new Israeli app allows users to record and report bad drivers in an effort…

ISIS Forces Civilians Palmyra to Watch Executions in UNESCO Historical Amphitheater

ISIS Forces Civilians Palmyra to Watch Executions in UNESCO Historical Amphitheater

Civilians were forced to watch ISIS executions in Palmyra’s amphitheater. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The Islamic State rounded up civilians trapped in Palmyra and forced them to watch 20…

IAEA Reports Probe Into Alleged Iranian Atomic Arms Remain Stalled

IAEA Reports Probe Into Alleged Iranian Atomic Arms Remain Stalled

The Iranian nuclear program’s heavy-water reactor at Arak. The IAEA said a probe in allegations that Iran is working on atomic arms is still stalled. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.…

Washington Supreme Court Paves Way to Reopen Olympia Co-op BDS Case

Washington Supreme Court Paves Way to Reopen Olympia Co-op BDS Case

Washington Supreme Court. Photo: Wikipedia. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a ruling by a lower court that ordered five plaintiffs who sued the Olympia Food Co-op…

Former Mossad Chief: Day by Day Hezbollah is Contributing to Israel’s Security

Former Mossad Chief: Day by Day Hezbollah is Contributing to Israel’s Security

Former Mossad Chief Efraim HaLevy said that Hezbollah is contributing to Israel’s security on a daily basis. PHOTO: Sivan Faraj/ Fisher Institute. One of Hezbollah’s recent achievements has…

ISIS in Sinai Threatens to Bomb Eilat in Coming Days

ISIS in Sinai Threatens to Bomb Eilat in Coming Days

ISIS loyalists Wilayat Sina threatened to shell the port of Eilat in the coming days. PHOTO: Wikipedia. An Islamic State affiliate in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula posted a threat…

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FORBIDDING WOMEN DRIVERS: A HALACHIC ANALYSIS

FORBIDDING WOMEN DRIVERS: A HALACHIC ANALYSIS

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The media has widely reported that a Belz Yeshiva in England…

Jewish Organizations Raise Relief Funds After Houston Flood

Jewish Organizations Raise Relief Funds After Houston Flood

Flooding in Houston exceeded 11 inches in some areas from May 25-26. Photo: Jacob Kamaras.…

To Fold or Not to Fold? The Shabbos Tallis

To Fold or Not to Fold?  The Shabbos Tallis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is Shabbos morning after Shacharis in shul and a man…

Newly Revealed Bin Laden Documents Reveal Extent of Antisemitism as Motivating Factor for Attacks

Newly Revealed Bin Laden Documents Reveal Extent of Antisemitism as Motivating Factor for Attacks

Osama Bin Laden. Newly declassified documents and correspondences found in Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani compound…

Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

The IAC congratulated Jewish Cavaliers coach David Blatt on reaching the NBA Finals. Photo: Erik…

Book Review of Changing the Immutable

Book Review of Changing the Immutable

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Marc B. Shapiro CHANGING THE IMMUTABLE How Orthodox Judaism Rewrites Its…

1,000-Year-Old Jewish Marriage Contract Goes on Display in Jerusalem

1,000-Year-Old Jewish Marriage Contract Goes on Display in Jerusalem

The 1,000-year-old ketubah on display at the National Library of Israel. Photo: Courtesy of the…

Israel and Second Day Yom Tov

Israel and Second Day Yom Tov

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Two cars, a garage, and a home in the burbs. This…


In This Week's Edition

Obama Goes To Shul

By Larry Gordon Just prior to the onset of the holiday weekend, Barack Obama went to shul in Washington, DC—only the fourth president in American history to do…

Letters To The Editor

A Dual Message Dear Editor, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind words about my Zaide, Rabbi Menashe J. Levertov, zt’l, in your…

Knowing Ronnie Greenwald

Knowing Ronnie Greenwald

By Larry Gordon He’s 81 years old and has seen a lot. He has been through a great deal and repeatedly found himself at the center of historic…

Censorship  In Judaism

Censorship In Judaism

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Marc Shapiro is a brilliant writer who became famous for his penetrating study of Rabbi Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg in his 1999 work, Between the…

With J Synergy, It’s Easy Being Green

With J Synergy, It’s Easy Being Green

By Rochelle Maruch Miller The use of oil as fuel is a hot-button topic. Oil drives our foreign policy, impacts our domestic lives, dictates market dynamics, and sets…

The Right To Be Wrong

From The Other Side Of The Bench By David J. Seidemann, Esq. When I submitted last week’s article about the trial I was engaged in, the jury had…

One Israel Fund Dinner Inspires Fearlessness

One Israel Fund Dinner Inspires Fearlessness

By Tammy Mark Last week, on a beautiful evening in New York City, One Israel Fund hosted its 21st Anniversary Gala Dinner. Featuring a lavish buffet catered by…