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Reports: Israeli Air Force conducts two strikes in Syria

Reports: Israeli Air Force conducts two strikes in Syria

The Hezbollah flag in Syria. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel struck targets in Syria to prevent the transfer of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, Arab media…

Israeli Military ‘Neutralizes’ Imminent Bomb Attack on Syrian Border, Killing Four Terrorists

Israeli Military ‘Neutralizes’ Imminent Bomb Attack on Syrian Border, Killing Four Terrorists

An Israeli attack helicopter. The Israeli military said it launched airstrikes Sunday that “neutralized” an imminent attack by bomb-carrying militants along the Israeli-Syrian border. Few details were immediately…

Israel to Attend Major Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference Amid Concerns Over Iran

Israel to Attend Major Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference Amid Concerns Over Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony. Photo: Screenshot. Israel will take part as an observer in a major nuclear non-proliferation conference that opens at…

Obama Cracks Netanyahu, Iran Jokes at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Obama Cracks Netanyahu, Iran Jokes at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Photo: Wikipedia. President Barack Obama says he’s bringing a new attitude to the final quarter of his presidency: Bucket! “After…

Report: Netanyahu Moves Closer to Forming New Coalition Government

Report: Netanyahu Moves Closer to Forming New Coalition Government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casting his ballot. Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/POOL/Flash90. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was closer to forming a new coalition Sunday after the head…

Israeli Police Officers Injured in Jerusalem Vehicular Attack, Hebron Stabbing

Israeli Police Officers Injured in Jerusalem Vehicular Attack, Hebron Stabbing

The Cave of the Patriarchs. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Israeli police on Sunday arrested a Palestinian man over a vehicular terror attack that injured four police officers…

Israeli Rescue Efforts Aid Nepal After Devastating Quake

Israeli Rescue Efforts Aid Nepal After Devastating Quake

Devastation in Nepal following the massive earthquake that struck the country over the weekend. Photo: Wikipedia. JNS.org – After an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale killing…

Israeli Knesset Members Mark Armenian Genocide in City of Yerevan

Israeli Knesset Members Mark Armenian Genocide in City of Yerevan

Armenians are marched to a nearby prison in Mezireh by armed Turkish soldiers in Kharpert, Armenia, in April, 1915. Photo: Project SAVE via Wikimedia Commons. Armenia marked the…

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The Prohibition of Leaving Israel

The Prohibition of Leaving Israel

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman We are all familiar with some of these families. They had…

New York Times Again Blasted for ‘Skewed’ Headline in Coverage of Palestinian Stabbing Attacks

New York Times Again Blasted for ‘Skewed’ Headline in Coverage of Palestinian Stabbing Attacks

New York Times building in New York. Photo: Haxorjoe. Media watchdogs and Jewish groups on…

Tzedakah – Who Should We Give To?

Tzedakah – Who Should We Give To?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is a local Bais Yaakov of over 950 students in…

Family of Killed al-Qaeda Hostage Says US Government Was ‘Inconsistent and Disappointing’

Family of Killed al-Qaeda Hostage Says US Government Was ‘Inconsistent and Disappointing’

The family of American Jewish captive Warren Weinstein blasted the US government for not stepping…

‘Accountant of Auschwitz’ Recalls Hungering for Bacon as Hungarian Jews Brought to Birkenau

‘Accountant of Auschwitz’ Recalls Hungering for Bacon as Hungarian Jews Brought to Birkenau

The gate at Birkenau. Photo: Wikipedia. A former Nazi SS sergeant recalled hungering for bacon…

Emunah Spring Luncheon to honor Empowered Women.

Emunah Spring Luncheon to honor Empowered Women.

EMUNAH, which was born through the tireless efforts of a few visionary women in Israel…

Jewish Owned Wholesalers and Their Chometz

Jewish Owned Wholesalers and Their Chometz

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Most people know to avoid Chometz sh’avar alav haPesach – Chometz…

Lighting a Yartzeit Candle

Lighting a Yartzeit Candle

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman This article was written l’ilui nishmas the author’s father, Nosson Yoseph…


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