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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Northeastern U. Reinstates Students for Justice in Palestine Group

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Breaking: HAS Visa Points Now Worthless for El Al Flights

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Ellen Degeneres Gives SodaStream as Earth Day Prize

April 24, 2014 - 7:55 PM
 
Turkey Backs Fatah-Hamas Unity Deal

April 24, 2014 - 7:52 PM
 
Synagogue Worshippers in London Save Family from Burning Car

April 24, 2014 - 6:35 PM
 
Youngest Holocaust Survivor from Schindler’s List Tells her Story

April 24, 2014 - 6:08 PM
 
Brave Israel Police Stand Guard at Empty Yeshiva to Stop Violence

April 24, 2014 - 5:21 PM
 
Gaza Terrorists Firing at Southern Israel, Again

April 24, 2014 - 2:10 PM
 
ADL Warns Missionary Group is Using Holocaust – Again – to Lure Jews

April 24, 2014 - 1:51 PM
 
Russia Accuses West of Starting Ukraine Crisis

April 24, 2014 - 1:16 PM
 
Tunisia Leader Facing Flack Over Jewish Pilgrimage to El Ghriba

April 24, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
European Jews Ask EU Not to Recognize PA Unity Gov’t

April 24, 2014 - 11:09 AM
 
America Joins Israel in Canceling Talks with PA

April 24, 2014 - 10:10 AM
 
J Street Seeking a Seat at the Conference

April 24, 2014 - 9:33 AM
 
Terrorists Greet Hamas-Fatah Unity with Rocket Attacks on Israel

April 23, 2014 - 11:12 PM
 
Jerusalem Woman Injured in Stone Throwing

April 23, 2014 - 10:50 PM
 
Jeb Bush Considering the White House

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Arabs Going Wild in Jerusalem

April 23, 2014 - 10:17 PM
 
Egypt Receives $700 Million in Oil Aid – Monthly

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Kerry’s Talks Achieve Peace Between Hamas and Fatah

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Interviews and Profiles
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‘Love Truth And Peace’: The Story Behind The Page 1 Artwork

Posted on: February 20th, 2013

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Through her work "The Divine Within," artist Shira Gabriela highlights a literary parallel that exists between Megillat Esther and the Book of Zechariah.

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One Hundred Miles And Counting

Posted on: February 15th, 2013

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Dorit grew up in sunny Eilat. She was involved in sports since she was a young child. As a teenager she was the table tennis champion of Eilat, winning 2nd place in the southern regional competition and going on to win 3rd place in the national mixed double championship. At the same time, she was running marathons.

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Yad Eliezer’s Big Brother Program: An Interview With Eli Yakobi

Posted on: February 7th, 2013

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A young man told me he wants to be a big brother. I asked how he heard of us, and he asked me whether I recognized him. Ten years earlier, as the son of divorced impoverished parents, he was suffering socially and academically, and had received a mentor from Yad Eliezer.

Gloria Greenfield
 

When Hatred Turns Lethal: An Interview with Filmmaker Gloria Greenfield

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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Although it was released in 2011, “Unmasked Judeophobia: The Threat to Civilization” is still playing to audiences across the world. As the title suggests, “Unmasked Judeophobia” examines the history of anti-Semitism and its alarming resurgence in the form of anti-Zionism in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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Daniel Moynihan
 

When Daniel Moynihan Stood Tall at the UN

Posted on: January 31st, 2013

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

An interview with historian Gil troy on his new book, “Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight Against Zionism and Racism.”

Elliot Resnick
 

Interviewing The Interviewer: A Conversation with Jewish Press Staff Reporter Elliot Resnick

Posted on: January 23rd, 2013

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Resnick has collected five dozen of his best interviews in book format. Called “Movers and Shakers: Sixty Prominent Personalities Speak Their Mind on Tape” (Brenn Books), the collection includes updates on nearly every interviewee plus several questions that never appeared in The Jewish Press.

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Power for Israel leader Aryeh Eldad.
 

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Posted on: January 20th, 2013

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

"My engagement in medicine has taught me that in order to heal one must come in contact with the most repulsive things you can imagine."

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Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan
 

Rabbi Ben Dahan, Jewish Home: I’ve Worked Hard on Behalf of Women

Posted on: January 16th, 2013

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

"When positions opened, if there was a qualified woman for the job I was inclined to hire her."

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Ahuvah Gray
 

The Convert and the Gadol Hador

Posted on: January 4th, 2013

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

“When you are inexperienced and new to Yiddishkeit you figure, what do I have to lose? I think it’s called chutzpah!” With the honesty and good natured candor that have made her a much sought after lecturer across the Jewish spectrum, African-American convert Ahuvah Gray, recounts the remarkable story of her personal encounter with Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, z”tl.

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Jack Abramoff
 

Jack Abramoff: Americans Believe The System Is Rigged Against Them

Posted on: January 3rd, 2013

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Out of prison since 2010, Abramoff is committed to reforming the lobbying industry that he helped tarnish.

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Lipa Schmeltzer
 

Stardom 101: Lipa Goes To College

Posted on: December 27th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

For the last two years, Lipa Schmeltzer has traded his microphones for textbooks and the concert stage for the classroom.

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Denis Brian
 

‘As A Boy, Eisenhower Thought All Jews Were Angels In Heaven’: An Interview with Author Denis Brian

Posted on: December 19th, 2012

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That Israel and the U.S. share a special relationship is conventional wisdom in the 21st century. That the roots of this relationship extend to the very founding of the United States is perhaps less known. A new book, “The Elected and the Chosen: Why American Presidents Have Supported Jews and Israel – From George Washington to Barack Obama” (Gefen Publishing), attempts to highlight this relationship by describing various encounters American presidents have had with Jews and the support they extended to Israel. Its author, Denis Brian, has published 17 previous books, including “Joseph Pulitzer: A Life” and “Genius Talk: Conversations With Nobel Laureates and Other Luminaries.”

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Akiva Finkelstein
 

A Modern Chanukah Story Of Self-Sacrifice

Posted on: December 12th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Hannah and her seven sons; Judith and the Greek commander she beheaded; the outnumbered but fearless Maccabees; the Jews who refused to give in to the decrees of the wicked Antiochus – Chanukah is a time for recounting historic deeds of self-sacrifice in the name of the God of Israel. The most recent one occurred in Israel on Dec. 1, a Shabbat.

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Tevi Troy
 

Romney’s Frum Adviser Sums Up Campaign

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Had Mitt Romney won the presidential election, Tevi Troy would be director of domestic policy on his transition team.

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From The Voice of Her Students: In Memory of Mrs. Chaya Newman

Posted on: December 2nd, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

A Sarah Schenirer of our times, Mrs. Chaya Newman was a trailblazer in the field of women’s Jewish education. She inspired and guided thousands of students and fellow educators with the careful curriculum she created, and example she set. She had the rare gift of bringing out the best in her students, commanding respect while remaining as loving and accessible as a grandmother.

Anet Haskia and her children
 

Not the Typical IDF Soldier’s Mom

Posted on: November 27th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Anet Haskia is not the typical mom of a soldier serving in the Israel Defense Forces. A Muslim Arab, who grew up in a mixed Arab-Jewish city in the north, Haskia is breathing a little easier this week.

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Charles Krauthammer
 

A Famed Political Pundit’s Musical Side: An Interview with Charles Krauthammer

Posted on: November 21st, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Charles Krauthammer is widely regarded as one of the most influential political commentators in America today. A contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic, Krauthammer is also a nightly commentator on Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier and a weekly panelist on PBS’s Inside Washington. Close to 250 newspapers carry his weekly column, which earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1987.

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Goodbye Dairy: Hello Tofutti!

Posted on: November 15th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Tofu. For most of us, the word conjures up images of a spongy white unpalatable mass that is best left on the shelf of our local health food emporium. But for New Jersey resident David Mintz, tofu is a magical substance that holds endless possibilities, particularly for the kosher consumer.

Russell Robinson
 

‘We Have A Covenant With The Jewish People’: An Interview with Jewish National Fund CEO Russell Robinson

Posted on: November 14th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Mention the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and the image of a blue tzedakah box likely comes to mind. Starting in 1904, Jews throughout the world dropped coins into these blue boxes, helping the JNF buy and develop land in Palestine on behalf of the Jewish people. Although the state of Israel was founded in 1948, the JNF continues to function, helping develop the country in a variety of ways. It has planted 250 million trees in its 108-year existence and still owns 13 percent of the land. The Jewish Press recently spoke with JNF CEO Russell Robinson.

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A Place To Call Home

Posted on: November 9th, 2012

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Coming to Kever Rachel one cannot help but recall the traditional domed structure that once stood as a humble memorial to the greatest of women. Unfortunately a fortress like edifice of towering large concrete slabs has now replaced that familiar picture. It was here, at this holy site, that I first met Evelyn Haies, an American mother, grandmother, and globetrotter.

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