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U.N. report on Gaza war slams both Israel and Hamas

U.N. report on Gaza war slams both Israel and Hamas

(JNS.org) A United Nations inquiry into last summer’s war in Gaza criticized Israeli actions during the conflict, while also slamming Hamas for using U.N. schools to store and…

The young Arabs who have chosen to be part of Israel

The young Arabs who have chosen to be part of Israel

Joint Arab List must reduce Jews’ fear / Yaron London Op-ed: The Arab political leadership’s challenge is to convince the Jews that Israel’s Arab citizens have adopted a…

MDA SENDS TEAM TO NEPAL TO ASSIST RESCUE AND RELIEF EFFORTS FOLLOWING DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE

MDA SENDS TEAM TO NEPAL TO ASSIST RESCUE AND RELIEF   EFFORTS FOLLOWING DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE

New York, April 26, 2015 — Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency medical response and disaster-relief organization, has dispatched a team of 10 MDA paramedics and two doctors…

Agudath Israel Defends Traditional Definition of Marriage in High Court Filing

Agudath Israel Defends Traditional Definition of Marriage in High Court Filing

Marriage in High Court Filing As the Supreme Court is set to hear oral argument in a case that could radically alter the institution of marriage across the…

Severe Violations of Torah

Severe Violations of Torah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is a point of fact that we in the Chareidi community do not readily like to admit. There are times in history when…

Berlin Police Apologize for Stopping Israeli Flag Display at Soccer Game

Berlin Police Apologize for Stopping Israeli Flag Display at Soccer Game

Police in Berlin, Germany, are sorry for stopping an Israeli flag display during a soccer game between FC Union and FC Ingolstadt. Photo: wiki commons. AP – Berlin’s…

Senators Supporting Iran Nuclear Review Act Reject Amendments Calling for Changes

Senators Supporting Iran Nuclear Review Act Reject Amendments Calling for Changes

Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t satisfied with the bill’s process in which Congress could disapprove of the deal. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons. AP – The Senate plunges…

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Blacks ‘Oppressed’ by US Police

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Blacks ‘Oppressed’ by US Police

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blasted the U.S. for their policing practices on Sunday. Photo: www.sajed.ir via Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday blasted…

Jewish News

Translation of Rav Shlomo Miller’s Responsa on Kosher Switch

Translation of Rav Shlomo Miller’s Responsa on Kosher Switch

Translated by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Translator’s note: In the past week or so, many people…

Chabad in Nepal: Basic Goods Are Running Out, We Need Donations

Chabad in Nepal: Basic Goods Are Running Out, We Need Donations

Chabad of Kathmandu is asking for donations in order to continue providing services to Israelis…

OHEL Launches New and FREE Parenting Workshops

OHEL Launches New and FREE Parenting Workshops

OHEL recently launched a new parenting workshop for parents of young children based on the…

Severe Violations of Torah

Severe Violations of Torah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is a point of fact that we in the Chareidi…

Polish City to Secure Jewish Cemetery After Vandalism

Polish City to Secure Jewish Cemetery After Vandalism

Vandalized headstones in the Jewish cemetery in Olkusz, Poland. Photo: Adam Szydlowski. JNS.org – The…

The Prohibition of Leaving Israel

The Prohibition of Leaving Israel

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman We are all familiar with some of these families. They had…

New York Times Again Blasted for ‘Skewed’ Headline in Coverage of Palestinian Stabbing Attacks

New York Times Again Blasted for ‘Skewed’ Headline in Coverage of Palestinian Stabbing Attacks

New York Times building in New York. Photo: Haxorjoe. Media watchdogs and Jewish groups on…

Tzedakah – Who Should We Give To?

Tzedakah – Who Should We Give To?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is a local Bais Yaakov of over 950 students in…


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Meeting  The President

Meeting The President

By Larry Gordon Why does Jewish opinion loom so large in the United States, in particular vis-à-vis the Obama administration, at this juncture in history? With Jews being…

Navigating Dating

Navigating Dating

By Larry Gordon It’s springtime—the season of blossoming love and June brides (and grooms), a time for renewal and new relationships. But what if you are a young…

Sad—And Mad—On Yom HaZikaron

By Susie Weiss Tonight, on Yom HaZi­karon, I will mourn my son. Yesterday, I mourned my son. My guess is that tomorrow—unless Mashiach comes and Ari comes running…

Did Obama Blink On Iran?

By Joseph Frager, MD The headlines in the New York Times read, “President Yields, Allowing Congress Say on Iran Deal.” There is no question that one of the…

A Matter Of Priority

Hamodia Editorial When President Obama held back-to-back meetings with leaders of major Jewish organizations and Jewish supporters—including major political contributors—it would have been the perfect opportunity for them…

The KosherSwitch

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman When there is an issue that affects all of Klal Yisrael, it must be handled delicately and by the leading Torah scholars.…

Letter From HaRav Belsky Regarding The ‘Kosher Switch’

Rabbi Y. Belsky 506 East 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11218 To whom it may concern: I was given a description of a device called “the kosher switch” by…