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Turkish Jews can stay mum on Israel’s Gaza op, Turkish Jewish intellectuals say

Turkish Jews can stay mum on Israel’s Gaza op, Turkish Jewish intellectuals say

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jews in Turkey are under no obligation to comment on Israel’s operation in Gaza, a group of Jewish intellectuals in Turkey said. The open letter…

Foreign Affairs Committee’s Royce and Engel to visit Israel

Foreign Affairs Committee’s Royce and Engel to visit Israel

(JTA) — Reps. Ed Royce and Eliot Engel of the House Foreign Affairs Committee will visit Israel this week. Royce (R-Calif.), the committee’s chairman, and Engel (D-N.Y.), its…

Islamic State Fighters Torch Syrian Marijuana Plantation Found Hidden Within Vegetable Farm (VIDEO)

Islamic State Fighters Torch Syrian Marijuana Plantation Found Hidden Within Vegetable Farm (VIDEO)

ISIS militants standing in a marijuana plantation. Photo: Screenshot. Islamic State militants in northern Syria confiscated and set fire to a field of marijuana plants, and posted the…

IDF Closes Golan Border Area as Fighting in Syria Heats Up (VIDEO)

IDF Closes Golan Border Area as Fighting in Syria Heats Up (VIDEO)

IDF Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz viewing Syrian fighting on the Golan. Photo: IDF The Israeli army on Monday declared a swath of the country’s border with…

Report: SodaStream mulling departure from West Bank plant

Report: SodaStream mulling departure from West Bank plant

SodaStream may be shutting down its West Bank factory in Maale Adumim. (Yossi Zamir/Flash90) JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli firm SodaStream, which has been a target of the…

Israeli children return to school after conflict

Israeli children return to school after conflict

Israeli children returned to school on Monday. Credit: RickP via Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Israeli children living in southern Israel near Gaza went back to school Monday after a summer…

Abbas Reportedly Tells Emir of Qatar: Hamas Tried to Assassinate Me

Abbas Reportedly Tells Emir of Qatar: Hamas Tried to Assassinate Me

Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: World Economic Forum. At a recent Qatari-hosted summit, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly asserted that rival group Hamas has attempted to assassinate him in…

Israeli Strike on Hamas Leader Raed Attar Foiled Gaza-Area Paraglider Attack — ‘Attar’s Assassination Has Disrupted Everything’

Israeli Strike on Hamas Leader Raed Attar Foiled Gaza-Area Paraglider Attack — ‘Attar’s Assassination Has Disrupted Everything’

Hamas Youth training camp. Photo: Breitbart screenshot. An Israeli army strike against a senior Hamas military leader in Gaza two weeks ago may have thwarted a deadly paraglider…

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Blockers and tacklers: Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

Blockers and tacklers: Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

BALTIMORE (JTA) – Blocking brothers, a college star seeking success in the pros, a fullback…

Acheinu’s Remarkable Yeshiva in Givat Zev, A Beacon of Light in the Darkness

Acheinu’s Remarkable Yeshiva in Givat Zev, A Beacon of Light in the Darkness

Acheinu Enrolls 1,500 New Talmidim For Elul By Yosef Sosnow On the outside it looks…

British Jews protest anti-Semitism in front of justice court

(JNS.org) British-Jewish groups protested Sunday in London against the growth of anti-Semitism in the United…

Indictment to be Filed Against Former Chief Rabbi Metzger (Monday, September…

Indictment to be Filed Against Former Chief Rabbi Metzger  (Monday, September…

Indictment to be Filed Against Former Chief Rabbi Metzger (Monday, September 1st, 2014) After examining…

Why I’m Unsubscribing to the New York Times

Why I’m Unsubscribing to the New York Times

Leading Reform rabbi cites newspaper’s one-sided coverage of Gaza war I am a lifelong Democrat,…

New children’s books: a tale from Spain, easing a young girl’s pain

New children’s books: a tale from Spain, easing a young girl’s pain

BOSTON (JTA) — Fourteen years ago, sitting in her synagogue during Saturday morning services, Jacqueline…

Lev Tahor Haredi group leaves Guatemalan town after threats

Lev Tahor Haredi group leaves Guatemalan town after threats

Members of Lev Tahor leaving San Juan la Laguna in Guatemala. Credit: YouTube Screenshot. (JNS.org) About…

Answer to Zara’s ‘Concentration Camp’ Togs? H&M Launches T-Shirt Quoting Jewish Sage

Answer to Zara’s ‘Concentration Camp’ Togs? H&M Launches T-Shirt Quoting Jewish Sage

H&M women’s top. Swedish international apparel chain, H&M, has come out with a svelte tank…


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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…