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Sen. Schumer announces cosponsorship of bill requiring Congressional review of Iran deal

Sen. Schumer announces cosponsorship of bill requiring Congressional review of Iran deal

The Iran nuclear program’s heavy water reactor at Arak. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) As the March 31 deadlines approaches for a political framework agreement in the nuclear talks…

Houthi crisis sheds light on anti-Semitism and plight of Jews in Yemen

Houthi crisis sheds light on anti-Semitism and plight of Jews in Yemen

Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) As Shi’a Muslim Houthi rebels continue overtaking Yemen and the country’s capital, Sana’a, after the escape of Western-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour, the Houthis…

For U.S. journalists, Ben-Gurion U. science mission more than an assignment

For U.S. journalists, Ben-Gurion U. science mission more than an assignment

Click photo to download. Caption: On the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University media mission, Alexandra Lapkin—a reporter for The Jewish Advocate of Boston—tries on shoes designed to help people…

Saudi and Arab allies bomb Houthi positions in Yemen

Saudi and Arab allies bomb Houthi positions in Yemen

Saudi envoy to US says airstrikes against Houthi rebels launched to defend legitimate government of Yemen. ALGEZEERA Saudi Arabia and a coalition of regional allies have launched a…

Obama, not Netanyahu, is killing the two-state solution

Obama, not Netanyahu, is killing the two-state solution

Click photo to download. Caption: From the Oval Office, U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the phone to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sept. 27, 2013. Credit: Pete…

Netanyahu Says He Will ‘Act to Mend the Rifts’ in Israeli Society

Netanyahu Says He Will ‘Act to Mend the Rifts’ in Israeli Society

Netanyahu said he will try to mend the rifts that opened in Israeli society during the elections. Photo: Cherie Cullen. JNS.org – Based on the official Israeli election…

PRIVATE SCHOOL PARENTS URGED TO ‘FLOOD’ NYS LEGISLATORS’ INBOXES FOR EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

PRIVATE SCHOOL PARENTS URGED TO ‘FLOOD’ NYS LEGISLATORS’ INBOXES FOR EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

A potentially groundbreaking bill for Jewish education could be passed by the New York State Legislature if enough concerned constituents call their representatives. “The Education Tax Credit has…

IDF selects projects for ‘green army’ environmental initiative

IDF selects projects for ‘green army’ environmental initiative

One of the IDF’s environmental commitments this year is to restore swallows to its Kirya command center in central Tel Aviv. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israel Defense…

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Pesach Expenses – A Halachic Overview

Pesach Expenses – A Halachic Overview

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman A colleague recently mentioned that his total family food bill for…

Israel Concerned About Fate of Remaining Jews in Yemen as Civil War Rages

Israel Concerned About Fate of Remaining Jews in Yemen as Civil War Rages

New immigrants from Yemen arrive in Israel. The Jewish state is worried about the safety…

Global Jewish genealogy database grows to 1 million entries

Global Jewish genealogy database grows to 1 million entries

The Knowles Collection (online search page pictured) links generations of Jewish families around the world.…

HIKIND ANNOUNCES LEGITIMATE SASSOON CHILDREN MEMORIAL FUND

HIKIND ANNOUNCES LEGITIMATE SASSOON CHILDREN MEMORIAL FUND

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn), who recently warned of bogus on-line scams that purported to be…

In Search of the Historical Pharoah

In Search of the Historical Pharoah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The Gemorah in Psachim (116b) informs us that, in each generation,…

Felder to Assembly and Governor: Stop Playing Games with Yeshiva Children!!

Felder to Assembly and Governor: Stop Playing Games with Yeshiva Children!!

We Will Not Stop Fighting For EITC On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Senator Felder (D,…

Jewish group calls out Illinois congresswoman’s ‘pejorative’ use of ‘Orthodox’

Jewish group calls out Illinois congresswoman’s ‘pejorative’ use of ‘Orthodox’

Rep. Jan Schakowsky. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America…

U.S. lawmakers launch bipartisan task force on combating anti-Semitism

U.S. lawmakers launch bipartisan task force on combating anti-Semitism

The U.S. Capitol. Credit: Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) A bipartisan group of eight…


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Stealing Judaism

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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…

Thoughts On The Tragedy In Brooklyn

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…