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Israeli cabinet approves measure cementing Israel’s status as Jewish state

Israeli cabinet approves measure cementing Israel’s status as Jewish state

  (JNS.org) The Israeli cabinet on Sunday voted in favor of “Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People,” legislation that cements Israel’s status as a…

Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes Cabinet vote

Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes Cabinet vote

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Cabinet passed a controversial bill that would identify Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The bill passed the Cabinet Sunday by a…

Terror attacks killing Druze policemen spotlight united front with Israeli Jews

Terror attacks killing Druze policemen spotlight united front with Israeli Jews

Click photo to download. Caption: Members of the Israeli police carry the coffin of Druze police officer Zidan Saif during his funeral in the northern village of Yanuh-Jat…

Palestinians riot in West Bank, Jewish men attacked in Jerusalem

Palestinians riot in West Bank, Jewish men attacked in Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (pictured) said Friday, “You mustn’t come close to our mosques, to our churches. And we won’t come close to your synagogues.” Credit: World…

Riots break out in various areas of West Bank

Riots break out in various areas of West Bank

Some 250 Palestinians clashed with IDF forces in Hebron on Friday, the Israeli army said, as Hamas called for a “Day of Rage” against Israel. The Gaza-based terror…

Cousin Aryeh

Cousin Aryeh

Once again, Jerusalem is in mourning. I attended the funeral yesterday of three of the four men who were murdered as they stood in prayer. Apparently one of…

Terrorist admits he intentionally rammed car into IDF soldiers in Gush Etzion

Terrorist admits he intentionally rammed car into IDF soldiers in Gush Etzion

Camera footage showing Hamam Mesalmeh’s ramming his vehicle into three soldiers. Credit: Israel Hayom. (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Palestinian man who recently hit three Israeli soldiers with his car…

Two Israeli Films Make List of Finalists for Best Short Film at Oscars

Two Israeli Films Make List of Finalists for Best Short Film at Oscars

The Academy Awards trophy. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Two Israeli films have made the list of 10 finalists for best short film at next February’s 87th Academy…

Jewish News

N.J. Rabbi: Arabs in Israel ‘must be vanquished’

N.J. Rabbi: Arabs in Israel ‘must be vanquished’

The rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has written a blog…

From the Archive: Synagogues under fire

From the Archive: Synagogues under fire

Israeli police and rescue at the scene of a Jerusalem synagogue where four people were…

Watercolour by Adolf Hitler Fetches $161,000 at Auction

Watercolour by Adolf Hitler Fetches $161,000 at Auction

  Yahoo – A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler fetched 130,000 euros ($161,000) at auction…

Suspected Hate Crime in New Zealand: 4-Year-Old Jewish Boy Hit

Suspected Hate Crime  in New Zealand: 4-Year-Old Jewish Boy Hit

The Guardian – A suspected hate crime against a four-year-old Jewish boy has prompted quick…

Germany’s Merkel opposes unilateral recognition of Palestinian state

Germany’s Merkel opposes unilateral recognition of Palestinian state

(JNS.org) German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed opposition to unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state, setting…

Wellesley College students fear rise in anti-Semitism after Jewish staffers’ firings

Wellesley College students fear rise in anti-Semitism after Jewish staffers’ firings

(JNS.org) Jewish students at Wellesley College, a Boston-area school for women, fear that anti-Semitism is…

Shurat HaDin wins major victory in landmark case against Palestinian Authority

Shurat HaDin wins major victory in landmark case against Palestinian Authority

NY Court Rules Sets US Terror Victims Case For Trial Against Palestinian Authority Federal Judge…

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE P5+1 NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS WITH IRAN

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE P5+1 NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS WITH IRAN

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement on the P5+1 nuclear negotiations…


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Words Kill

Words Kill

By Larry Gordon Guns and knives kill. They have no place in the hands of criminals or even those with suspicious pasts—in any community. That is clearly understood…

Packing In Shul Halachic Musings

Packing In Shul Halachic Musings

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The horrific tragedy in Har Nof this past Tuesday should cause us, perhaps, to rethink the manner in which we observe a certain halachah.…

Presidential Heavyweights

Presidential Heavyweights

B Y L A R R Y G O R D O N A senior New York Democratic activist told me this past summer that no matter what…

JEWS ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT

By Rabbi Shlomo Brody Why did Israel gain control over the Temple Mount in 1967 and not establish any religious or cultural presence on Judaism’s holiest site? Like…

‘The Real Shlomo’

By Zalman Alpert The famed philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein commented, “Philosophy puts everything before us and neither explains nor deduces anything. Since everything lies open to view, there is…

Rebbetzin Heller Recounts Terror Attack

Dear friends, Yesterday at about 7:00 a.m. my daughter Miri called. “Mordechai just came home from shul. He said that Arabs came in and are shooting, and that…

Toldos: The Book Or The Blade? From Where I Stand

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “The voice is the voice of Yaakov but the hands are the hands of Eisav.” —Bereishis 27:22 Who are we? Who were we? Who…