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Israel’s David Sling missile defense system successfully tested

Israel’s David Sling missile defense system successfully tested

David’s Sling Weapons System Stunner Missile intercepts target during its inaugural flight test. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Israel announced Wednesday that its new U.S.-supported missile defense system, dubbed…

Guide book maps out emerging Judea and Samaria tourism industry

Guide book maps out emerging Judea and Samaria tourism industry

Click photo to download. Caption: Pages on the Etzion bloc in Karni Eldad’s book, “Yesha is Fun.” Credit: Yesha is Fun. By Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org When Haaretz approved writer…

The U.N.’s War on Israel

The U.N.’s War on Israel

By RON PROSOR, NYT, MARCH 31, 2015 UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. It was intended to be a temple of…

Hezbollah Could Fire Up to 1,500 Rockets Per Day, Israeli Authorities Say

Hezbollah Could Fire Up to 1,500 Rockets Per Day, Israeli Authorities Say

Hezbollah fighters. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah could fire between 1,000 and 1,500 rockets per day in its next full-scale conflict against Israel,…

Palestinian Authority Officially Joins International Criminal Court

Palestinian Authority Officially Joins International Criminal Court

The Palestinian Authority is now the 123rd member of the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC/CPI), Netherlands. Photo: Vincent van Zeijst. CNN – The Palestinian Authority officially…

Obama lifts hold on U.S. military aid to Egypt

Obama lifts hold on U.S. military aid to Egypt

The flag of Egypt. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) President Barack Obama has lifted the hold on American military aid to Egypt amid growing instability in the Middle East…

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution – A Response to Rabbi David Bar Hayim By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Generally speaking, it is never a good idea to attack others.…

Israel’s Knesset Welcomes New Members in Festive Swearing-In Ceremony

Israel’s Knesset Welcomes New Members in Festive Swearing-In Ceremony

Lawmakers of the 20th Knesset were sworn in on Tuesday. Photo: Wiki Commons. Ynet – Two weeks after the end of a stormy election season, the Knesset convened…

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DISAPPOINTED AT EITC’S EXCLUSION FROM BUDGET, HIKIND VOWS TO FIGHT ON

DISAPPOINTED AT EITC’S EXCLUSION FROM BUDGET, HIKIND VOWS TO FIGHT ON

Will vote against entire budget Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) expressed his dismay at the exclusion…

Congregation Kneseth Israel, The White Shul, Rabbi Eytan Feiner Rabbi

Congregation Kneseth Israel, The White Shul, Rabbi Eytan Feiner Rabbi

An overflow crowd jammed the White Shul Ballroom on Tuesday night March 24, as the…

Felder: US Army Protects Our Freedom Today

Felder: US Army Protects Our Freedom Today

“As Pesach, the Holiday of Freedom, approaches we must keep in mind the brave men…

ICPHH in Urgent Plea to Secure Har Hazeisim as Kever of Terror Victim Avrohom Wallis hy”d Badly Desecrated

ICPHH in Urgent Plea to Secure Har Hazeisim as Kever of Terror Victim Avrohom Wallis hy”d  Badly Desecrated

Avrohom Wallis hy”d was only 29 when he was killed by an Arab terrorist with…

Acting DA Singas Urges Public to Remain Vigilant During Passover & Easter Holidays

Acting DA Singas Urges Public to Remain Vigilant During Passover & Easter Holidays

Reminds residents to call 911 if they see suspicious behavior or packages; encourages victims of…

17 Point Checklist for Pesach

17 Point Checklist for Pesach

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman As a general rule, it is best to prepare things before…

Hallel Wars

Hallel Wars

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Long, long ago, in a continent far far away, there emerged…

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution – A Response to Rabbi David Bar Hayim By Rabbi…


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Stealing Judaism

By Larry Gordon The struggle to identify not just what it is to be a committed Jew but the definitional nature of Judaism itself is on the line.…

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He’s  My Brother

He’s My Brother

By Larry Gordon Shabbos HaGadol is here, and there may never have been a bigger or more important one than this. There is so much to say, contemplate,…

Who Knows Seven?

By Rav Aryeh Z. Ginzberg Chofetz Chaim Torah Center At the conclusion of the Seder this year, when my family sings the piyut of “Echad Ani Yodei’a,” when…

Pesach Expenses

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman A colleague recently mentioned that their total family food bill for Pesach amounts to some $6,000. While it is correct that one…

Sassoon Father Mourns Seven Children At Jerusalem Burial

By Ari Soffer Hundreds of mourners were in attendance Monday afternoon as the father of seven children from the same family who died in a tragic accident over…

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By Rabbi David Bibi Sephardic Congregation Benai Asher It was the first of Nissan, the anniversary of the dedication of the Mishkan, the wedding day between Hashem and…