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American-Jewish couple names son after slain Israeli Druze police officer

American-Jewish couple names son after slain Israeli Druze police officer

Footage of the carnage of November’s bloody attack on a Jerusalem synagogue by Palestinian terrorists. Credit: YouTube screenshot. (JNS.org) A Jewish couple from New York has named their…

Obama announces renewal of diplomacy with Cuba after Alan Gross release

Obama announces renewal of diplomacy with Cuba after Alan Gross release

Alan Gross and his wife Judy in Jerusalem before his arrest in Cuba. Credit: Gross family. (JNS.org) Following Wednesday’s release of Jewish-American aid worker Alan Gross from a Cuban…

Syrian rebel Yarmouk Brigades ditch US and Israel allies, defect to ISIS

Syrian rebel Yarmouk Brigades ditch US and Israel allies, defect to ISIS

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2014, 6:07 PM (IDT) The Syrian rebel militia Al Yarmouk Shuhada Brigades, backed and trained for two years by US officers, mostly CIA…

Maccabeats Partner with Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory On Miracle Match Campaign

Maccabeats Partner with Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory On Miracle Match Campaign

The Maccabeats and Mayim Bialik are at it again! The Maccabeats have just released their 2014 Chanukah video, “It’s all About That Neis, No Oil,” a parody of…

Proud Palestinians Must Overthrow the Yoke Of UNRWA

Proud Palestinians Must Overthrow the Yoke Of UNRWA

As a proud Palestinian who grew up in an UNRWA refugee camp, this is not the first time that I have been involved in an effort to reform…

Shaare Zedek Hospital Performs Israel’s First Single-Incision Lung Surgery

Shaare Zedek Hospital Performs Israel’s First Single-Incision Lung Surgery

Dr. Danny Fink (pictured) and Dr. Faras Abu Acher of Shaare Zedek Medical Center performed Israel’s first single-incision lung surgery. Photo: Shaare Zedek. JNS.org – A malignant lung…

Jewish contractor Alan Gross freed in American-Cuban prisoner swap

Jewish contractor Alan Gross freed in American-Cuban prisoner swap

Alan Gross and his wife Judy in Jerusalem. Credit: Gross family. (JNS.org) Jewish-American aid worker Alan Gross has been released from Cuban prison after five years, major media…

EU Parliament supports Palestinian state based on pre-1967 lines

EU Parliament supports Palestinian state based on pre-1967 lines

The European Parliament chamber in Strasbourg, France. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Members of the European Union’s (EU) parliament on Wednesday passed a resolution supporting “in principle recognition of Palestinian…

Jewish News

Shidduch Pictures and Halacha

Shidduch Pictures and Halacha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “I hope you don’t mind, but the boy’s mother would like…

Harvard suspends purchases from SodaStream after anti-Israel pressure

Harvard suspends purchases from SodaStream after anti-Israel pressure

Harvard University. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) After anti-Israel pressure, Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) has suspended its…

Chanukah—A Celebration of Jewish Life at New York Medical College, A Member of the Touro College and University System

Chanukah—A Celebration of Jewish Life at New York Medical College, A Member of the Touro College and University System

This year on the first night of Chanukah, as Jews around the world celebrate the…

Presidential Hopeful Jeb Bush Invites Jason Lyons to Light First Chanukah Candle

Presidential Hopeful Jeb Bush Invites Jason Lyons to Light First Chanukah Candle

Continuing the tradition of lighting the Chanukah Menorah by prominent public officials, presidential hopeful Jeb…

The Lighting of the Second Candle

The Lighting of the Second Candle

Check out these great photos from the Kotel!…

Extinguishing the Chanukah Candles

Extinguishing the Chanukah Candles

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It happens pretty often. We have a Chanukah party or a…

WIDOWS OF HAR NOF TERROR VICTIMS CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL TEFILLIN AND CANDLE LIGHTING DAYS

WIDOWS OF HAR NOF TERROR VICTIMS CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL TEFILLIN AND CANDLE LIGHTING DAYS

In an effort to honor the memories of the victims who were brutally murdered in…

‘French Effect’ Hits Turkey as Jews Look to Future Outside of the Country

‘French Effect’ Hits Turkey as Jews Look to Future Outside of the Country

A sign stating “This Location To Be Demolished” at the entrance to the Neveh Shalom…


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Israel’s Left

Israel’s Left

By Larry Gordon Once again, it is election season in Israel. The great hope of the marriage of rightist ideology and centrist pragmatism just didn’t work out. Perhaps…

Torah Or Menorah?

Torah Or Menorah?

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman To learn, or not to learn—that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind of halachah to light the Chanukah licht…

The JetBlue Fiasco

The JetBlue Fiasco

By Larry Gordon This might be goodbye to JetBlue. We have always found the JetBlue folks courteous and cooperative even though air travel and schlepping through just about…

Reaching Out, Reaching In

By Larry Gordon For the families, the pain of the loss lingers and may never subside. For those on the outside, it is a matter of one terror-attack…

Reflections On Eating

Mental Wellness By Dr. Rachel Lowinger I am amazed by young women these days: they are so beautiful and capable, and opportunities for self-expression and accomplishment are seemingly…

Homemade Marshmallows

By Elke Probkevitz You might have had your share of powdery, store-bought marshmallows throughout your childhood, but you’ve never really had a marshmallow unless you’ve eaten a homemade…

5 TJT Sports Senter

Yeshiva League Roundup Derech Hatorah loses to HANC, 73–48. Derech Hatorah could not overcome HANC’s tenacious full-court press and never really got out of the starting gate. Adam…