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Israel Passes Law Permitting Force-Feeding of Prisoners

Israel Passes Law Permitting Force-Feeding of Prisoners

A new Israeli law permits the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Israel’s parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates…

Houston is Latest Jewish Federation to Oppose Iran Deal

Houston is Latest Jewish Federation to Oppose Iran Deal

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston opposes the Iran nuclear deal. Photo: Nanking2012 via Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on Wednesday became the…

Archaeologists Uncover Remains of Nazi-Burned Great Synagogue of Vilna

Archaeologists Uncover Remains of Nazi-Burned Great Synagogue of Vilna

Archaeologists discovered underground remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna, shown in the model above. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – A team of Israeli and Lithuanianhas uncovered the…

Israel Rejects ‘Fundamentally Flawed’ Amnesty International Report on Gaza War

Israel Rejects ‘Fundamentally Flawed’ Amnesty International Report on Gaza War

An Israeli soldier uncovers a Gaza terror tunnel during last summer’s Gaza war. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Israel rejected as “fundamentally flawed” an Amnesty International analysis of an IDF…

Syria’s Assad Loses More Territory to Islamist Rebels, Kurdish Militias

Syria’s Assad Loses More Territory to Islamist Rebels, Kurdish Militias

Free Syrian Army rebels cleaning their AK47s in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: VOA News/WikiCommons. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad lost more territory on Tuesday to Islamist insurgents and Kurdish militias,…

Israeli Politicians Warmly Welcome Jonathan Pollard’s Impending Release

Israeli Politicians Warmly Welcome Jonathan Pollard’s Impending Release

A Hebrew sign in Israel calling for Jonathan Pollard’s freedom. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Israeli politicians warmly welcomed the news that Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy imprisoned…

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Calls Israel a ‘Cancerous Tumor’ to be Destroyed

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Calls Israel a ‘Cancerous Tumor’ to be Destroyed

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. JNS.org – In an address on Tuesday, Hezbollah terrorist chief Hassan Nasrallah said that Israel is a “cancerous tumor” that needs to be…

Israeli High Court Rejects Appeal, Orders Demolition of Disputed Beit El Homes

Israeli High Court Rejects Appeal, Orders Demolition of Disputed Beit El Homes

A view of Beit El. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Israel’s High Court of Justice on Wednesday morning rejected an appeal against the demolition of two disputed residential…

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A House Built on Shabbos

A House Built on Shabbos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Home construction is up, both locally and across the nation. Locally,…

Israeli Lacrosse Team Refuses to Play on Shabbat, Forced to Forfeit Match

Israeli Lacrosse Team Refuses to Play on Shabbat, Forced to Forfeit Match

An Israeli lacrosse team was forced to forfeit their match after refusing to play on…

European Maccabi Games Show ‘Jewish Life in Germany is Reviving,’ Host Says

European Maccabi Games Show ‘Jewish Life in Germany is Reviving,’ Host Says

The 14th European Maccabi Games are taking place place in the Olympiastadion (pictured), the same…

Jewish Camp in Michigan Spray Painted With Antisemitic Swastika Graffiti

Jewish Camp in Michigan Spray Painted With Antisemitic Swastika Graffiti

Swastika graffiti was discovered at Camp Agudah Midwest in Michigan. Photo: Twitter. An overnight Jewish…

Jews stood up to the U.S. government 40 years ago, and should again on Iran

Jews stood up to the U.S. government 40 years ago, and should again on Iran

By Natan Sharansky, WaPo These days, like many Israelis and American Jews, I find myself…

House Democrats Planned How to Sway Congress Over Iran Deal Even Before Final Accord Announced

House Democrats Planned How to Sway Congress Over Iran Deal Even Before Final Accord Announced

Congress has 60 days to review the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.…

Report: U.S. plans to release Jonathan Pollard, long-imprisoned Jewish spy

Report: U.S. plans to release Jonathan Pollard, long-imprisoned Jewish spy

A Hebrew sign in Israel reading “We want Pollard home,” referring to jailed spy Jonathan…


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King Of Israel

King Of Israel

By Larry Gordon In many ways that defy conventional comprehension, Arieh King is Jerusalem. I spoke with him in our offices the other week, and could only marvel…

Can We Prevent ‘OTD’?

By Rabbi Yitzie Ross After writing this article for a quasi-religious online magazine, I was advised by rabbanim, as well as a few “off the derech” children, that…

School Talk

By Larry Gordon We sat around a long, imposing conference table in what used to be the Lawrence School District superintendent’s office. I thought the room looked familiar,…

Summer Camp With Guns

By Benyamin Korn Summer camp can mean very different things to different kids. For Jewish children, summer camp means squirt guns and color wars. For Palestinian Arab children,…

Rebbetzin Rishel Kotler, ע״ה

Rebbetzin Rishel Kotler, ע״ה

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman K’lal Yisrael has lost the presence of an extraordinary neshamah—Rebbetzin Rishel Kotler. She was best known as the daughter-in-law of Rav Aharon Kotler, zt’l,…

After 30 Years, Parole For Pollard

By Gil Hoffman Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard will be released from prison after serving 30 years of a life sentence on November 20, the U.S. Parole Commission announced…

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By Mordechai Schmutter Costco is awesome. My wife sent me to Costco today because we were low on tuna. Now we’re high on tuna. I also came home…