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Thirty years ago today, my father, Natan Sharansky, crossed a bridge.

Thirty years ago today, my father, Natan Sharansky, crossed a bridge.

By Rachel Sharansky Danziger, TOI **FILE 1986** Former Soviet refusenik and prisoner, Israeli politician, human rights activist and author Natan Sharansky with his wife Avital after his release…

The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

By Norman Bailey, WORLD TRIBUNE The U.S. and Europe — the traditional pillars of Israeli foreign diplomatic and economic relations — are crumbling. Since Israel’s independence, its most…

Hints by Security Officials Support Palestinian Suspicions of Israeli Hand in Hamas Tunnel Collapses

Hints by Security Officials Support Palestinian Suspicions of Israeli Hand in Hamas Tunnel Collapses

An IDF soldier at the entrance to a Hamas tunnel. Photo: Wikipedia. Comments made by the head of the IDF at a conference in Herzliya on Tuesday enhanced…

New IDF Spy Camera Can Detect Terrorists Moving Through Fog

New IDF Spy Camera Can Detect Terrorists Moving Through Fog

IDF soldiers at night. The IDF developed a new spy camera that will detect and identify people moving through fog, haze, or heat waves. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org…

Netanyahu to Opposition: Stop Criticizing Israel Abroad

Netanyahu to Opposition: Stop Criticizing Israel Abroad

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pictured, said the opposition was undermining Israel’s standing in the world. Photo: Screenshot. JNS.org – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called for the…

Following Product Labeling Decision, EU, Israel in Discreet Talks to Resume Relations Towards Restart of ‘Peace Process’

Following Product Labeling Decision, EU, Israel in Discreet Talks to Resume Relations Towards Restart of ‘Peace Process’

European Union headquarters in Brussels. The EU and Israel are working on ways to restore relations so that negotiations can resume in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Photo: Amio…

14-Year-Old Arab Girls Charged With Attempted Murder for Stabbing Attack on Guard at Ramla Bus Station

14-Year-Old Arab Girls Charged With Attempted Murder for Stabbing Attack on Guard at Ramla Bus Station

Ramla, Israel, scene of the 14-year-old Arab girls’ stabbing attack. Photo: Gila Brand via Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – The Central District Prosecutor’s Office in Israel indicted two 14-year-old…

‘Aliyah Day’ Bill Passes Preliminary Knesset Reading

‘Aliyah Day’ Bill Passes Preliminary Knesset Reading

American immigrants to Israel at Ben-Gurion Airport. A bill designating the 10th day of the Hebrew month Nissan as “Aliyah Day” passed a preliminary reading in the Israeli…

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Orthodox Union Asks for Absentee Ballots for Shabbat-Observant Democrats in Nevada

Orthodox Union Asks for Absentee Ballots for Shabbat-Observant Democrats in Nevada

A Democratic caucus (illustrative). The OU is asking that Shabbat-observant voters be taken into account…

Min Zeev Elkin: After Abbas, there will be no more Palestinian Authority

Min Zeev Elkin: After Abbas, there will be no more Palestinian Authority

By Ben Caspit, AL MONITOR Zeev Elkin, Israel’s minister of Jerusalem affairs and immigrant absorption,…

Jewish Group Offers $5,000 Reward to Locate Stabber of Son of Prominent Brooklyn Rabbi

Jewish Group Offers $5,000 Reward to Locate Stabber of Son of Prominent Brooklyn Rabbi

A surveillance photo released by the NYPD of the man seen fleeing the scene of…

Iran Reenacts Capture of US Sailors on Anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Iran Reenacts Capture of US Sailors on Anniversary of Islamic Revolution

A screenshot of footage showing US sailors seized by the Iranian navy in January. Iran…

Jordan Rejects French Request to Extradite Suspects in 1982 Paris Attack on Jewish Deli

Jordan Rejects French Request to Extradite Suspects in 1982 Paris Attack on Jewish Deli

The Jo Goldenberg restaurant in Paris, which was attacked by terrorists in 1982. Photo: Wikipedia.…

Two Former SS Men to Go on Trial in Germany for Mass Murder at Auschwitz

Two Former SS Men to Go on Trial in Germany for Mass Murder at Auschwitz

The gates of Auschwitz. Two former SS men will go on trial for their alleged…

Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency Says Nuclear Program Not Set Back by Deal With World Powers

Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency Says Nuclear Program Not Set Back by Deal With World Powers

AEOI Spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi. Photo: The Iran Project Iran’s nuclear agency said that Tehran’s nuclear…

BREAKING: Orthodox Jew Wounded in Stabbing Attack in Brooklyn; Assailant Still at Large

BREAKING: Orthodox Jew Wounded in Stabbing Attack in Brooklyn; Assailant Still at Large

The scene of the stabbing attack in Crown Heights. Photo: Twitter. An Orthodox Jew was…


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We Want  Our Son

We Want Our Son

By Larry Gordon Leah and Simcha Goldin have left their rather satisfying but simple lives in Kfar Saba, Israel and are now traveling the world on a campaign.…

Real Eyes Realize

Real Eyes Realize

By Larry Gordon The United States needs a makeover. Not only do we have to try to forget about the Obama years as soon as they end, we…

Shabbos Work?

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Ynet is a non-religious Israeli Internet news site produced by the publishers of Yedioth Ahronoth. Recently, in a controversial article, they posed…

They’ve Always Hated Us

Our Aliyah Chronicle By Shmuel Katz I overheard a comment in a conversation last week that really riled me. The person said that the occurrence of unnecessary deaths…

On YU Israel Mission,  Five Towners Help Israelis

On YU Israel Mission, Five Towners Help Israelis

By Rochelle Maruch Miller For many college students, intersession is a time to relax and recharge after an exhausting flurry of exams and papers. But for 20 undergraduate…

A Satmar Chasunah

A Satmar Chasunah

Machberes: Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum Editor’s Note: On Wednesday morning, we received the sad news that Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum had passed away.…

The Creature Comfort Club

By Hannah Reich Berman As a young child, I thought it was cool to belong to a club. At age eight, I joined the Brownies and eventually I…