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IDF Beefs Up Security In The South Ahead Of High Holidays

IDF Beefs Up Security In The South Ahead Of High Holidays

An Iron Dome battery. Credit: Israel Defense Forces. (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israel Defense Forces placed soldiers and Iron Dome missile defense battery teams along the Israel-Gaza…

Israeli official says Syria still has chemical weapons

Israeli official says Syria still has chemical weapons

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad committed to giving away all of his country’s chemical weapons, which has not fully occurred, according to Israeli intelligence. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Syria…

U.S. Officials ‘Not Optimistic’ Going Into Iran Talks

U.S. Officials ‘Not Optimistic’ Going Into Iran Talks

WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. negotiators are not entering the latest round of nuclear talks with Iran with optimism, a top U.S. official said, citing Iran’s insistence on maintaining…

Egyptian Jihadist Group Beheads Beduin Man Alleged To Have Spied For Israel

Egyptian Jihadist Group Beheads Beduin Man Alleged To Have Spied For Israel

An Egyptian jihadist organization affiliated with al-Qaida beheaded a Beduin resident of the Sinai Peninsula for allegedly collaborating with Israel, it was announced on Friday. According to Egyptian…

‘Syrian Nelson Mandela’ praises Israeli aid for wounded Syrians

‘Syrian Nelson Mandela’ praises Israeli aid for wounded Syrians

A Syrian refugee is treated at Ziv Medical Center in Israel’s northern city of Safed. Credit: Ziv Medical Center. (JNS.org) Dr. Kamal al-Labwani, a prominent member of the Syrian…

Mother of Murdered Israeli Teen: A Rosh Hashanah Message

Mother of Murdered Israeli Teen: A Rosh Hashanah Message

An incredible message from an incredible woman.…

El Al Reunites Parents of Lone Soldiers from ‘Protective Edge’ for Rosh Hashanah

El Al Reunites Parents of Lone Soldiers from ‘Protective Edge’ for Rosh Hashanah

By Anav Silverman Tazpit News Agency In a special initiative to enable families to spend the Jewish New Year together, an airlift of 21 flights from El- Al…

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Scottish independence rejected, Jewish fears averted

Scottish independence rejected, Jewish fears averted

The logo of the Scottish National Party (SNP), which is behind the referendum on Scottish independence.…

South African president vows to fight anti-Semitism

South African president vows to fight anti-Semitism

(JTA) — Representatives of South Africa’s Jewish community commended President Jacob Zuma’s pledge to combat…

How DNA Testing Can Reveal Jewish Ancestry And Bolster The Zionist Narrative

How DNA Testing Can Reveal Jewish Ancestry And Bolster The Zionist Narrative

This summer, the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) presented a set of recommendations on genetic…

News From Agudath Israel Of America

News From Agudath Israel Of America

Reissuing a Rabbinic statement (Kol Korei) that was first published seven years ago and that…

Chayim Aruchim Hosts Annual Meeting of Rabbis, Doctors, Lawyers and Activists.

Chayim Aruchim Hosts Annual Meeting of Rabbis, Doctors, Lawyers and Activists.

Chayim Aruchim (The Center for Culturally Sensitive Health Advocacy and Counseling), an Agudath Israel project,…

eScapegoat App 2.0: Enables Users to Admit Sins, Offload them onto a Goat

eScapegoat App 2.0: Enables Users to Admit Sins, Offload them onto a Goat

San Francisco, CA – In 2013, G-dcast, a San Francisco-based new media studio, launched the…

From Oklahoma to Jerusalem: 
World’s Oldest Jewish Prayer Book Makes Its Way Home


From Oklahoma to Jerusalem: 
World’s Oldest Jewish Prayer Book Makes Its Way Home


By Anav Silverman Tazpit News Agency It was a historical moment at Jerusalem’s Bible Lands…

Pope Francis, Jewish leaders mark Rosh Hashanah and discuss Mideast Christians

Pope Francis, Jewish leaders mark Rosh Hashanah and discuss Mideast Christians

Pope Francis. Credit: Casa Rosada via Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Pope Francis on Wednesday hosted a…


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New York’s Own BB

New York’s Own BB

By Larry Gordon The bumbling at the White House on just about every domestic and foreign policy issue is already being felt here in Nassau County as well…

Cruzin’ With Ted

By Trudy Stern I traveled to Israel during the war this past summer and had one of the most emotionally draining experiences of my life. I came back…

Rosh Hashanah On My Mind

Rosh Hashanah On My Mind

B Y L A R R Y G O R D O N As I looked at my father’s picture in my office the other day, we kind…

Lost Tribes  And The Garden Of Eden

Lost Tribes And The Garden Of Eden

By Tzvi Rozenberg This is a story of a close group of friends bound by fate, adventure, and purpose as they are led down a road they could…

Changing Our Chinuch Mindset

By Yosef Wartelsky We must get with the program. From my perspective, the yeshiva system as a whole is doing many things extremely well. Our insular society has…

Senator Ted Cruz On Sanctioning Iran

Excerpts from a speech in the U.S. Senate, July 15, 2014 As Israel’s greatest partner and ally, the United States has weathered with Israel relentless attacks from terrorist…

New Kosher Wines For The New Jewish Year

By Jay Buchsbaum The year 5775 is almost here. And so is a bevy of new wines from wineries in Israel. New wines from Italy, France, New Zealand,…