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Chazzan Robert Frankel, 89, Led KAJ In Prayer For Sixty Years

Not often does someone ask me to write his obituary. But that's precisely what Chazzan Frankel asked me, mostly in jest, as we exited a subway station together about a year ago. Last Shabbos he passed away from heart failure, four months shy of his 90th birthday.

Could Americans In Israel Elect The Next President?

A grassroots, Israeli-based voter registration organization maintains that eligible American voters in the Jewish state could significantly impact the results of next Tuesday's race for the White House.

‘With Tears Running Down My Cheeks’

An Interview With Holocaust Chronicler Stuart Mirsky

They Went to “Build a Jewish Country”

Lola survived the Nazi genocide and with Yehuda Bielski went to Palestine. In commemoration and celebration of Israel on the Jewish State's 60th birthday, the following is from her memoir, "ONE CAME BACK" -- edited recollections about an extraordinary time in Jewish history when extraordinary people worked to, as Yehuda put it, "build a Jewish country."

Mrs. Tzertel Kenner: Yeshiva Principal, Author, Family Historian

All of us today benefit from the sacrifices and struggles of those who came before us, and we continue to battle so that our children should gain from our own triumphs.

Hadassah Honors Bergson Group

WASHINGTON - The campaign to win public recognition for the Holocaust rescue activists known as the Bergson Group took another step forward recently when Hadassah became the latest major Jewish organization to pay tribute to the 1940's activists.

Reflections On The Eighth Yahrzeit Of Rabbi Sholom Klass, zt”l

The years move forward and your eighth yahrzeit (10 Shevat) will soon be here, my dear father.

To Protect And Preserve

Nachi Eyal And The Battle For Jewish Rights In Israel

Learning To Play A Sacred New Song

The conductor gazed down at the orchestra, waved his baton and the stirring sounds of Grieg's "Triumphal March" began to fill the air.

‘Things Once Taken For Granted Are Now Considered Unacceptable’: A Conversation With Professor Marc...

Marc B. Shapiro, a Judaic Studies professor at the University of Scranton, is a mine of information and a lightning rod for controversy.

President Savage? Radio Talker Mulls Oval Office Run

Tanks keeping illegal immigrants from U.S. borders? Nukes dropped on terrorist sanctuaries? Iraqi insurgent strongholds barb-wired and then decimated?

Rachel Levmore And How To Be A Pioneer In Get-Getting

Rachel Levmore is not a doctor. She is, in fact, a lawyer - of Halachah.

Religion and The Presidency

With Presidents Day coming up next Monday, it seemed like the ideal time to chat with Paul Kengor, associate professor of political science and executive director of the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

Rachel Factor’s ‘Not Even Normal’

When Rachel Factor was searching for a title for her new show, the words "not even normal" kept popping into her head.

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton On Israel, Iraq And Terror

On the eve of her expected reelection victory, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton met with the editorial board of The Jewish Press.

Exclusive Interview: Liberals, Bush, and Israel: A Chat With Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including the current Godless: The Church of Liberalism.

Exclusive Interview: Chief Rabbi Amar: Sharon Was Emphatic On Conversion Issue

JERUSALEM - Israel's Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar took the time last week to speak with The Jewish Press at his home in Jerusalem.

Not Such ‘Stars Of David’ An Interview With Author Abigail Pogrebin

It may sound like the starkest of contradictions, but Abigail Pogrebin's Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish (Broadway Books) is as depressing as it is addictive.

Fishl’s Footrace: An Interview With Fred Lebow’s Biographer

Fred Lebow, who died in October 1994, took a small race that had been held in Central Park and turned it into a Big Apple spectacle - the New York City Marathon, the world's greatest footrace.

Rav Avigdor Miller: The Later Years

From 1946 to 1975 Rav Miller was the rav of the Young Israel of Rugby in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. In 1975 the shul relocated to Ocean Parkway near Avenue R and was subsequently called Bais Yisroel Torah Center. Rav Miller served as the rav there until his passing in 2001.

Rav Avigdor Miller: His Years as Mashgiach

What follows below should be read in light of what Orthodoxy in the United States was during the forties, fifties and sixties. Orthodoxy certainly looked at least 'externally' different than it does today. In general, Orthodox Jews dressed in a fashion similar to their gentile neighbors. Most Orthodox men were clean shaven.

Rav Avigdor Miller: His Early Years

The third yahrzeit of HaRav Avigdor Miller, zt"l, occurred a few weeks ago. I had the privilege of knowing him as a talmid and on a personal level for more than 30 years, from about 1970 until his passing in 2001.

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