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French PM announces $107 million plan to combat anti-Semitism and racism

French PM announces $107 million plan to combat anti-Semitism and racism

The French flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced an ambitious government plan on Friday to spend 100 million euros ($107 million) on a…

Ehud Barak Urges Netanyahu to Take ‘Daring Actions’ Against Iran

Ehud Barak Urges Netanyahu to Take ‘Daring Actions’ Against Iran

In a column for Time magazine, Ehud Barak said Netanyahu developed “a mind-set at once pessimistic, passive and anxious.” Photo: Barak Weizmann/Wikimedia Commons. Jerusalem Post – In a…

Russia’s Putin: Iranian Behavior in Nuclear Talks Influenced Missile Deal

Russia’s Putin: Iranian Behavior in Nuclear Talks Influenced Missile Deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Iran’s “positive” behavior was a factor in his decision to renew a missile deal with the Islamic Republic. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org –…

Elderly Holocaust Survivor in Tel Aviv Found Living in Squalid Conditions

Elderly Holocaust Survivor in Tel Aviv Found Living in Squalid Conditions

A Holocaust survivor was found by two army officers living in horrible conditions in Tel-Aviv. PHOTO: Mako News. An elderly 82 year old Holocaust survivor was found by…

How Can Jim Joseph Foundation, Jewish Communal Fund & Alisa Doctoroff Fund What Israel’s Court Says is “Political Terrorism”

How Can Jim Joseph Foundation, Jewish Communal Fund & Alisa Doctoroff Fund What Israel’s Court Says is “Political Terrorism”

In a ruling that The Jerusalem Post declared “one of its most important decisions of the era,”, Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled this week that Israel’s Finance…

Why Israel is the World’s Best Nation An amazing article in an Italian paper

Why Israel is the World’s Best Nation An amazing article in an Italian paper

Why Israel is the World’s Best Nation Giulio Meotti I don’t know another nation on earth which since its founding, less than seventy years ago, had to sacrifice…

Actress Moran Atias to Represent Israel at World Expo in Italy

Actress Moran Atias to Represent Israel at World Expo in Italy

Moran Atias will represent Israel at Expo Milano 2015. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Israeli actress, model, and television hostess Moran Atias was selected to represent Israel at…

Iraq Hints at Unease With Prominence of Iranian General in Fight Against the Islamic State

Iraq Hints at Unease With Prominence of Iranian General in Fight Against the Islamic State

Badr Organization’s head: Qasem Soleimani saved Iraq from falling to ISIS. He has been widely seen in photos from Iraq’s battlefields. Photo: Wikipedia. Channel News Asia – Iraq’s…

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Yeshiva University Presents Community Beit Midrash Program on Judaism and the American Revolution

Yeshiva University Presents Community Beit Midrash Program on Judaism and the American Revolution

April 17, 2015, New York, NY—Yeshiva University will present “Jews for George: An Exploration of…

Israeli Foreign Minister Compares Labeling of West Bank Products to Nazi’s Yellow Star

Israeli Foreign Minister Compares Labeling of West Bank Products to Nazi’s Yellow Star

Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman. Photo: Israeli government. Ynet – Israeli officials fired back…

Jewish woman’s religion again becomes student government issue

Jewish woman’s religion again becomes student government issue

Click photo to download. Caption: A campaign poster for Molly Horwitz, a Jewish student running…

Jewish coach David Blatt has NBA’s Cavaliers surging at playoff time

Jewish coach David Blatt has NBA’s Cavaliers surging at playoff time

Click photo to download. Caption: Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt (left) and NBA superstar…

University of Illinois Graduate Meets Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Whose Life He Saved

University of Illinois Graduate Meets Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Whose Life He Saved

(April 16, 2015 – BOCA RATON, Fla.) – A 24-year old University of Illinois Materials…

Thousands Attend Funeral of Israeli Killed on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thousands Attend Funeral of Israeli Killed on Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Anav Silverman and Matti Bernhardt Tazpit News Agency Thousands paid their respects to Shalom…

Every witness becomes a witness

Every witness becomes a witness

His Holiness Pope Francis, “I am very close to these initiatives, which are not only…

Congressman Lee Zeldin Releases Video Message on 100th Day in Office

Congressman Lee Zeldin Releases Video Message on 100th Day in Office

Washington, D.C. – Today, April 16, 2015, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C- NY 1) released…


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Empty Phrases

By Larry Gordon As Abraham Lincoln reportedly said, “You can fool all of the people some of the time; you can fool some of the people all the…

Leftover Matzah

By Larry Gordon The dishes are packed away. There are still five pounds of unopened boxes of hand shemurah matzah in shopping bags that I brought home from…

Good News, Bad News

From The Other Side Of The Bench By David J. Seidemann, Esq. Without a doubt, the most confusing rules of evidence a lawyer must master are the rules…

Measure Before You Cut

By Joe Bobker In his poignant essay on the 80th anniversary of the save-our-girls revolution in Poland, Rabbi Yair Hoffman makes a plea for a similar savior to…

Birkat Kohanim At The Kotel

Birkat Kohanim At The Kotel

More than 75,000 people participated in the traditional Birkat Kohanim prayer at the Kotel on Pesach, as hundreds of kohanim lifted their hands to bless the assembled. At…

letters to THE EDITOR

Cufflinks Left In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Dear Editor, Our shul in Harrisburg is near several major highways, and only about 20 minutes from Hershey, PA. As such, we enjoyed…

Sharing The Pain: Finding Opportunities

By Rav Aryeh Z. Ginzberg Chofetz Chaim Torah Center A devoted mother’s promise to a daughter and some pre-Pesach business brought us to beautiful, sunny Miami Beach for…