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After Gaza conflict, preparing for a potentially stormy year for Israel on campus

After Gaza conflict, preparing for a potentially stormy year for Israel on campus

Click photo to download. Caption: “Israeli Apartheid Week,” an annual anti-Israel initiative, in May 2010 on the University of California, Irvine campus. Credit: AMCHA Initiative. By Alina Dain…

Netanyahu says Abbas must choose between Hamas and peace

Netanyahu says Abbas must choose between Hamas and peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Cherie Cullen. (JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israel’s Channel 10 on Friday that the latest Gaza conflict “might have” opened a…

NY Congressional Hopeful Continues High Profile Visit to Israel

NY Congressional Hopeful Continues High Profile Visit to Israel

Republican Congressional hopeful Bruce Blakeman continued his high-profile visit to Israel Thursday, speaking with more senior Israeli government officials in Jerusalem.…

Is Time Working For/Against Israel?

Is Time Working For/Against Israel?

For the first time, Israel’s country default spread (2.48%) – which reflects the risk premium on government bonds – is similar to that of the US (2.38%). The…

Warren, in rare Israel foray, defends Iron Dome funding

Warren, in rare Israel foray, defends Iron Dome funding

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) vigorously defended her vote for increased funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system. “America has a very special relationship with Israel,”…

Palestinians demand ‘clear’ timetable for Israeli withdrawal from West Bank

Palestinians demand ‘clear’ timetable for Israeli withdrawal from West Bank

Mahmoud Abbas. Credit: World Economic Forum. (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) commissioner for international relations, Nabil Shaath, told Palestinian media on Thursday that the PA…

Rocket attack victim dies, raising Israeli death toll to 71

Rocket attack victim dies, raising Israeli death toll to 71

Netanel Maman. Credit: Facebook. (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel Defense Forces soldier Netanel Maman, who was hit by shrapnel in a rocket attack near Ashdod last week, died…

Islamist gains prompt US to send arms to Lebanon

Islamist gains prompt US to send arms to Lebanon

The United States has begun delivering nearly $20 million of arms including assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and mortars to bolster Lebanon’s army after Islamist insurgents seized a border…

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Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a secret weapon for NBA stars

Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a secret weapon for NBA stars

Click photo to download. Caption: The cover of “The Hoops Whisperer,” by Idan Ravin. Credit:…

Henry Waxman’s retirement ends era in L.A. Jewish politics

Henry Waxman’s retirement ends era in L.A. Jewish politics

Henry Waxman speaks during a meeting of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change in…

How Jewish television pioneer Milton Berle inspired modern comedy stars

How Jewish television pioneer Milton Berle inspired modern comedy stars

Click photo to download. Caption: A 1943 publicity photo of Milton Berle. Credit: EBay via…

Agudath Israel: Florida Lawsuit Jeopardizes Education of Thousands of Scholarship Students

Agudath Israel: Florida Lawsuit Jeopardizes Education of Thousands of Scholarship Students

Agudath Israel of America expressed its profound disappointment at the decision of the Florida Education…

Fear for Europe’s Jews

Fear for Europe’s Jews

It is now almost three years since I moved with my family to the United…

Report: Joan Rivers in critical condition following throat surgery

Report: Joan Rivers in critical condition following throat surgery

Iconic Jewish comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to a hospital in New York on Thursday…

STATEMENT BY SENATOR SIMCHA FELDER REGARDING THE DEATH OF ARON SOFER A”H

STATEMENT BY SENATOR SIMCHA FELDER REGARDING THE DEATH OF ARON SOFER A”H

This heartbreaking tragedy occurred at the start of Chodesh Elul. STATEMENT BY SENATOR SIMCHA FELDER…

Football broadcaster suspended for Jewish joke

Football broadcaster suspended for Jewish joke

(JTA) — San Diego Chargers radio analyst Hank Bauer was suspended from announcing the team’s…


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Why Bibi Held Back

By Larry Gordon It looked ominous: Israel, the world’s smallest but most potent superpower, choosing to absorb so much punishment from the rockets and missiles fired by Hamas…

Actions Speak Louder

Actions Speak Louder

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It happened in New York. The rabbi was frustrated. Time and again he could not stop the talking during k’rias haTorah. On…

The Races  Are On

The Races Are On

With the arrival of Labor Day on Monday, we mark the official beginning of the political season that will conclude with the November elections. This is considered an…

Running On Autopilot From The Other Side Of The Bench

By David J. Seidemann, Esq. I’m telling you, it must have been like Seder night. I can just imagine the young woman sitting on that United Airlines flight…

Rebuilding Lives, Hand In Hand AHH Ninth Gala BBQ, September 1

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Avigdor’s Helping Hand is an exemplar of chesed, an organization like no other, whose essence is to render succor and support during those first…

Meter Madness

By Hannah Reich Berman At the risk of sounding paranoid, I have to wonder if some people are out to get me. Are they trying to frustrate me?…

5 Towns Dating Forum

Question I am 26 years old and have been having a hard time with shidduchim. The problem has always been my weight. I am more than 50 pounds…