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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…

Egypt begins Gaza border evacuation to create security buffer

Egypt begins Gaza border evacuation to create security buffer

The Egyptian army on Wednesday began work to establish a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip following last week’s terror attack that killed 31 Egyptian…

Christie: Obama has not stood by Israel

Christie: Obama has not stood by Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely contender for the Republican presidential nomination for 2016, accused President Obama of not standing by Israel. Obama had…

How do you say “chickenshit” in Hebrew?

How do you say “chickenshit” in Hebrew?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confronted quite a challenge when the Atlantic’s Jeff Goldberg quoted Obama administration officials calling him a “chickenshit.” Israeli reporters, in turn, faced their…

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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On The Road Again

By Shmuel Katz As I traveled around the U.S. this past week (mostly the Midwest, with stops in Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, New York, and Connecticut), I…

MINDBIZ

By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, I’m the mother of six and live in the less-fancy part of this neighborhood. My husband and I have always lived simple…

Shalhevet Helps Beautify  The Shabbos Project

Shalhevet Helps Beautify The Shabbos Project

Midreshet Shalhevet was excited to be a part of the Shabbos Project, a global initiative for all Jews to keep one Shabbos together. In preparation for this life-changing…

Get Out The Vote 2014

Machberes: Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum The right to vote is not to be taken for granted. Throughout the millennia, Jews were deprived…

It’s Like Riding A Bike

By Phyllis J. Lubin My loyal readers know that I made a new purchase this past summer: a cruiser bike! I imagined myself taking long, relaxing rides on…

Pretty In Pink At YUHSG

Pretty In Pink At YUHSG

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Yeshiva University High School for Girls, “Pink” activities have been brightening up their fall calendar. To raise money for Sharsheret, an organization…

Wurzweiler Hosts Palliative Care Conference, November 14

Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work will host the Joanna Mellor Annual Gerontology Conference on November 14. This is the fourth palliative care conference that Wurzweiler has…