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Egyptian Journalist Dons Orthodox Jewish Garb in Search of Cairo Synagogue (VIDEO)

Egyptian Journalist Dons Orthodox Jewish Garb in Search of Cairo Synagogue (VIDEO)

An Egyptian journalist dressed up as an ultra-Orthodox Jew and walked the streets of Cairo. A journalist at Egyptian popular news site Dotmsr dressed up as an ultra-Orthodox…

Protest Breaks Out During Mohammed Bakri Film Screening in Israel

Protest Breaks Out During Mohammed Bakri Film Screening in Israel

Protesters bring Israeli flags to the screening of Mohammed Bakri’s film Zahra. Photo: Screenshot. A fracas erupted during the screening of Israeli-Arab filmmaker Mohammad Bakri’s 2009 documentary Zahra…

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: reinstate ‘strong allied’ U.S.-Israel relationship

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: reinstate ‘strong allied’ U.S.-Israel relationship

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Credit: Michael Vadon via Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, an expected Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race, said in an interview…

France sets 18-month deadline for peace deal or Palestinian state recognition

France sets 18-month deadline for peace deal or Palestinian state recognition

The flag of France. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says that France will officially recognize Palestinian statehood after an 18-month deadline if no agreement…

Iran Tells UN Security Council: Israel Threatened Us With Nuclear Strike

Iran Tells UN Security Council: Israel Threatened Us With Nuclear Strike

Iran said recent comments by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon were proof of “the regime’s aggressive nature.” Photo: Reuven Kapuscinski. Times of Israel – Iran on Wednesday accused…

UN Resolution to Set 18-Month Deadline for Talks on Palestinian State

UN Resolution to Set 18-Month Deadline for Talks on Palestinian State

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini recently met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who restated his commitment to a two-state solution. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The Guardian…

‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ Trial Postponed as SS Guard Considered Too Sick

‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ Trial Postponed as SS Guard Considered Too Sick

Former SS member Oskar Groening is accused of assisting in the deaths of at least 300,000 people at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Kansas City…

Foreigners Travel to Iraq, Syria to Fight for Islamic State

Foreigners Travel to Iraq, Syria to Fight for Islamic State

Foreigners are traveling to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State holy war. Photo: Screenshot My Way/AP – From New Zealand, came a former security guard; from…

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The Prohibition of Molid

The Prohibition of Molid

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman This article is written for the refuah shleima of Boruch Zev…

Shavuos – A Primer (1-3)

Shavuos – A Primer (1-3)

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman PREPARING FOR SHAVUOS Shavuos is called Z’man Matan Toraseinu. Originally, this…

All Night Shavuos Learning – What to Learn

All Night Shavuos Learning – What to Learn

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is a custom whose roots reach back to the earliest…

Hachana on Yom Tov

Hachana on Yom Tov

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Please have in mind the refuah shleima of Reb Boruch Zev…

CNN Journo Causes Uproar Over Palestinian Olive Tree Story

CNN Journo Causes Uproar Over Palestinian Olive Tree Story

An olive tree. Photo: Dror Feitelson via Pikiwiki Israel on WikiMedia Commons. A news editor…

Frum Divorce Fourth of July Shabbos Event: Focus on the Future

Frum Divorce Fourth of July Shabbos   Event: Focus on the Future

By:  Sandy Eller Organizers are expecting a record turnout at the upcoming Frum Divorce Focus…

Yeshiva University Celebrates 84th Commencement

Yeshiva University Celebrates 84th Commencement

Ruth Wisse Delivers Keynote Address; Peter Frates, Martin Greenfield and Pearl Berger Honored New York,…

Greek Mayor Eases Up Following Controversy Over Star of David on Holocaust Monument

Greek Mayor Eases Up Following Controversy Over Star of David on Holocaust Monument

Greek officials at the Mediterranean city of Kavala want a Star of David removed from…


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Off The Record

Off The Record

By Larry Gordon It was emphasized and reiterated that all the meetings last week at the NORPAC mission to Washington, DC were off the record. What that means…

Poland Bound

Poland Bound

By Larry Gordon Return to Poland? Are you kidding? Me? Us? But as of now, believe it or not, that’s the plan. While our roots are at Sinai…

Seminary Savvy

Seminary Savvy

A Safety Trailblazer Tackles Seminary By Ronit Dorfman Debbie Fox may live in Los Angeles, but she’s got name recognition across the world. The social worker, safety pioneer,…

License To Carry

By Dr. Baruch Kastner Carrying a handgun comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility, more than I originally thought. Aside from the obvious precautions one must take inside…

The Heart Of The Matter

From The Other Side Of The Bench By David J. Seidemann, Esq. It’s 6 p.m., and I just returned from court. I am in the middle of a…

News From The Hills

By Chanita Teitz Remember President Reagan saying, “Tear down this wall!” referring to taking down the Berlin Wall and reuniting East and West Berlin? Well, 48 years ago,…

A Great Loss

By Shmuel Katz I was not a great prize as a teen. I was an indifferent student and did everything my own way, regardless of the consequences. For…