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Two weeks after the end of a stormy election season, the Knesset convened Tuesda…

Two weeks after the end of a stormy election season, the Knesset convened Tuesda…

Two weeks after the end of a stormy election season, the Knesset convened Tuesday for a festive swearing-in ceremony, during which the lawmakers of the 20th Knesset were…

Hezbollah Could Fire Up to 1,500 Rockets Per Day, Israeli Authorities Say

Hezbollah Could Fire Up to 1,500 Rockets Per Day, Israeli Authorities Say

Hezbollah fighters. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah could fire between 1,000 and 1,500 rockets per day in its next full-scale conflict against Israel,…

Palestinian Authority Officially Joins International Criminal Court

Palestinian Authority Officially Joins International Criminal Court

The Palestinian Authority is now the 123rd member of the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC/CPI), Netherlands. Photo: Vincent van Zeijst. CNN – The Palestinian Authority officially…

Obama lifts hold on U.S. military aid to Egypt

Obama lifts hold on U.S. military aid to Egypt

The flag of Egypt. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) President Barack Obama has lifted the hold on American military aid to Egypt amid growing instability in the Middle East…

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution – A Response to Rabbi David Bar Hayim By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Generally speaking, it is never a good idea to attack others.…

Israel’s Knesset Welcomes New Members in Festive Swearing-In Ceremony

Israel’s Knesset Welcomes New Members in Festive Swearing-In Ceremony

Lawmakers of the 20th Knesset were sworn in on Tuesday. Photo: Wiki Commons. Ynet – Two weeks after the end of a stormy election season, the Knesset convened…

Official: Iran Placing Warheads on Rockets, Smuggling Them to Hezbollah

Official: Iran Placing Warheads on Rockets, Smuggling Them to Hezbollah

A senior official said Iran is smuggling rockets to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Photo: Wikipedia Jerusalem Post – Iran is placing warheads on its rockets and smuggling them to…

Report: Israel Sought European Mediation for Talks With Hamas

Report: Israel Sought European Mediation for Talks With Hamas

Israel reportedly asked Europeans to serve as arbitrators in talks with Hamas about returning the remains of Israeli soldiers killed during the Israel-Gaza war. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.…

Jewish News

17 Point Checklist for Pesach

17 Point Checklist for Pesach

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman As a general rule, it is best to prepare things before…

Hallel Wars

Hallel Wars

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Long, long ago, in a continent far far away, there emerged…

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution: A Response to Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Kitniyos – A False Attribution – A Response to Rabbi David Bar Hayim By Rabbi…

New Torah V’Daas Hagaddah Released

New Torah V’Daas Hagaddah Released

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Every once in a while a Sefer comes along that not…

ADL Audit Records 21-Percent Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents in US

ADL Audit Records 21-Percent Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents in US

Abraham Foxman. Photo: Justin Hoch. JNS.org – Anti-Semitic incidents rose by 21 percent in America…

U.S. JEWISH LEADERS TURNING AGAINST OBAMA ON ISRAEL

U.S. JEWISH LEADERS TURNING AGAINST OBAMA ON ISRAEL

By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn (The authors are president and chairman, respectively, of the…

The Shmuz in Houston, TX

The Shmuz in Houston, TX

The Shmuz in Houston, TX On March 19th- 22nd, the Jewish community of Houston, Texas…

The Iron Dome of Jewish Leadership

The Iron Dome of Jewish Leadership

By Amb. Danny Ayalon In 2003, while still serving as the Israeli Ambassador to the…


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Stealing Judaism

By Larry Gordon The struggle to identify not just what it is to be a committed Jew but the definitional nature of Judaism itself is on the line.…

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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…

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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…