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Netanyahu Blames Abbas Incitement for Shooting of Temple Mount Activist

Netanyahu Blames Abbas Incitement for Shooting of Temple Mount Activist

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 29th, 2014. Times of Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that incitement by Palestinian…

Sweden recognizes Palestine, following up on new prime minister’s vow

Sweden recognizes Palestine, following up on new prime minister’s vow

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Sweden officially recognized the state of Palestine less than a month after its new prime minister said it would. The recognition, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom…

Iran Seeks Removal of All Sanctions Before Signing Nuclear Deal

Iran Seeks Removal of All Sanctions Before Signing Nuclear Deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry negotiates with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif in Vienna, August 2014. Photo: Wikimedia Yahoo/ AFP – Iran wants all Western sanctions to…

Israel closes Temple Mount to Muslims, Jews after attempted assassination

Israel closes Temple Mount to Muslims, Jews after attempted assassination

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel closed the Temple Mount to Muslim worshippers and to both Jewish and non-Jewish visitors in the wake of the attempted assassination of an Israeli…

Obama Official Cursing Out Netanyahu – A Halachic Analysis

Obama Official Cursing Out Netanyahu – A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is a news story that most religious Jews wish to ignore. An anonymous senior Obama administration official described the Prime Minister of Israel…

Who is Kerria Lacca and Why Do Some Rabbis Hate Her So?

Who is Kerria Lacca and Why Do Some Rabbis Hate Her So?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman She lies at the heart of the most controversial issues that have hit the Chareidi World since the mid-sixties. Satmar and the Rabbis in…

SodaStream to shut West Bank factory

SodaStream to shut West Bank factory

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli firm SodaStream, which has been a target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, is closing its West Bank factory. The company, which…

Report: Kerry to Speak With Netanyahu Over ‘Chickenshit’ Insult

Report: Kerry to Speak With Netanyahu Over ‘Chickenshit’ Insult

Netanyahu, Obama meeting, Sept. 2014. Photo: GPO American Secretary of State John Kerry plans to speak with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and clarify that “personal criticism” against the…

Jewish News

Jewish Girl Attacked in Sick New ‘Game’, Suspect Apprehended, Scene Descends Into Anti-Semitic Hate Fest

Jewish Girl Attacked in Sick New ‘Game’, Suspect Apprehended, Scene Descends Into Anti-Semitic Hate Fest

Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A new ‘game’ circulating on social media inspired a…

Obama Official Cursing Out Netanyahu – A Halachic Analysis

Obama Official Cursing Out Netanyahu – A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is a news story that most religious Jews wish to…

Who is Kerria Lacca and Why Do Some Rabbis Hate Her So?

Who is Kerria Lacca and Why Do Some Rabbis Hate Her So?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman She lies at the heart of the most controversial issues that…

Ebola – A Halachic Perspective

Ebola – A Halachic Perspective

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman A great debate has ensued between the state governments of New…

Jewish Leaders Attend NYC Red Carpet Premier

Jewish Leaders Attend  NYC Red Carpet Premier

Grammy Award-Winning Violinist / female IDF soldier Miri Ben-Ari Gives Spellbinding Performance NEW YORK, NY…

BLAKEMAN SUPPORTS ISRAEL’S RIGHT TO BUILD IN JERUSALEM; DEFENDS ALLY AGAINST OBAMA INTRUSION

BLAKEMAN SUPPORTS ISRAEL’S RIGHT TO BUILD IN JERUSALEM;  DEFENDS ALLY AGAINST OBAMA INTRUSION

Does Democrat Kathleen Rice support Obama policy preventing Israel from building in Jerusalem? In response…

ON SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF SANDY, BLAKEMAN CALLS FOR REOPENING OF RELIEF APPLICATIONS

ON SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF SANDY, BLAKEMAN CALLS FOR REOPENING OF RELIEF APPLICATIONS

On the two year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, many homeowners and residents in New York’s…

Bruce Blakeman: Putting America Back On Track

Bruce Blakeman: Putting America Back On Track

On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated. Lady Liberty, a bold, large…


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Builder Of Jerusalem

Builder Of Jerusalem

By Larry Gordon We have asked the question again and again in this space. Why is it so important that people be allowed to live freely wherever they…

Todd Kaminsky For Assembly

Todd Kaminsky For Assembly

By Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder I have worked tirelessly over the last three years in the community and in Albany to deliver for families in Far Rockaway and the…

Vote Avi Fertig

Vote Avi Fertig

By Howard Kopel Writing a political endorsement tends to be formulaic. It is typically written by political associates with a superficial knowledge of the person they are endorsing.…

A Congressional Contest

A Congressional Contest

By Larry Gordon The race to replace longtime Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has taken a number of odd twists and turns over the last week or so. As the…

WHO IS KERRIA LACCA AND WHY DO SOME RABBIS DISLIKE HER SO?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman She lies at the heart of the most controversial issues that have hit the chareidi world since the mid-sixties. Satmar and the rabbis in…

Dov Hikind For State Assembly

Dov Hikind For State Assembly

The editorial board of the Five Towns Jewish Times gives its enthusiastic endorsement to Dov Hikind for NY State Assembly, representing the 48th District (Boro Park and Flatbush).…

The JCCRP Legislative Breakfast:  Building Community

The JCCRP Legislative Breakfast: Building Community

This past Sunday, October 26, the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP) held a Legislative Breakfast honoring government officials and community leaders who have been instrumental…