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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
Israel Denies IDF Drone Shot Down by Syria

December 22, 2014 - 9:29 PM
 
Bringing the Light of Chanukah to Israel’s Widows and Orphans

December 22, 2014 - 8:12 PM
 
New Poll: Shows Netanyahu Will Lead Next Gov’t with Haredim

December 22, 2014 - 4:26 PM
 
Palestinian Authority Terrorist Tries to Kill Soldier at Checkpoint

December 22, 2014 - 11:44 AM
 
NY Police Search for Missing Links on Deranged Muslim Murderer of Cops

December 22, 2014 - 10:37 AM
 
Yehuda Glick Running as Likud MK Candidate

December 22, 2014 - 10:17 AM
 
Arabs Imitate Ancient Greeks and Vandalize Joseph’s Tomb

December 22, 2014 - 10:07 AM
 
Giant Chabad Menorah Lit Without Ceremony in Martin Place, Sydney

December 22, 2014 - 9:53 AM
 
Egypt Reopens Rafah Crossing

December 22, 2014 - 7:46 AM
 
India May Pull Rug Out From Under Abbas in UN Vote

December 22, 2014 - 6:22 AM
 
Syria Downs Israeli Drone Near Border [video]

December 22, 2014 - 4:37 AM
 
French Driver Shouting “Allahu Akbar” Plows into Crowd

December 22, 2014 - 12:05 AM
 
Jewish Man ‘Accidentally’ Run Over – Twice

December 21, 2014 - 8:21 PM
 
Terror Victim Protected ‘Mohammed the Zionist’ from Terrorists

December 21, 2014 - 7:17 PM
 
Netanyahu Exploits Elections to Raise Minimum Wage

December 21, 2014 - 2:42 PM
 
Abbas: We Won’t Use Violence – Unless We Will

December 21, 2014 - 1:58 PM
 
Kindertransport Documentary Selected for Permanent Preservation

December 21, 2014 - 1:42 PM
 
Black GOP Leader Prays at the Western Wall for ‘Solomonic Wisdom’

December 21, 2014 - 1:34 PM
 
Police Raid Homes of Anti-Assimilation Volunteers

December 21, 2014 - 12:13 PM
 
Rock-Throwing Terrorists Hit 4-Year-old Boy at Gush Etzion

December 21, 2014 - 11:13 AM
 
Jewish Home Unity Overcomes the ’Yesha Faction’

December 21, 2014 - 10:40 AM
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Interviews and Profiles
Bob Turner 062212
 

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

New York City Rep. Bob Turner (R-Queens and Brooklyn) is a candidate for the U.S. Senate Republican nomination in the June 26 primary.

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
 

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is quite an accomplished personality. The author of over 60 books, Rabbi Steinsaltz has also translated the entire Talmud into Hebrew, a project he started in 1965 at the age of 28 and took 45 years to complete. To date, over two million copies of the Steinsaltz Talmud – in Hebrew, English, French, and Russian – have been sold. No wonder Time magazine once dubbed him a “once-in-a-millennium scholar.”

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Rabbi Mendelevitch and Avital Sharansky meet then-President Reagan and Vice President Bush.
 

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

On his attempt to hijack an airplane in 1970 to bring attention to the struggle of Soviet Jewry: "Sometimes it happens in your life that you simply feel it’s the right thing to do."

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Hakkem-Jefferies-060812
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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New York State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) is a candidate in New York’s 8th Congressional District in the June 26 Democratic primary.

Erik-Dilan-060812
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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New York City Councilman Erik Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is a candidate in New York’s 7th Congressional District in the June 26 Democratic primary.

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Professor Eunice Pollack
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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Husband and wife. Both Jewish. Both history professors. Both right wing. Both combat anti-Semitism on American college campuses. Meet Stephen H. Norwood and Eunice G. Pollack.

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Naftali Bennett
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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"We need to work on instilling a good strong Jewish-Zionist identity in all of the children in Israel and not only in the religious ones. In other words we need to stop looking inward and start focusing on all of Am Yisrael."

Dad
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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"Rav Kook writes that it is literature which will awaken the spiritual sensitivities of mankind, when the writers of Israel undergo a process of inner purification and tshuva...When the Philip Roths and Norman Mailers stop hating themselves and their Jewish mothers, and sit for a few years in yeshiva, their books will bring mankind closer to God."

Gregory Wallance
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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The Nazis perpetrated the Holocaust, but the indifference of onlookers facilitated it. One of the guiltiest parties in this regard, according to a new book by former federal prosecutor Gregory Wallance, is the U.S. State Department. In the book, America’s Soul in the Balance: The Holocaust, FDR’s State Department, and the Moral Disgrace Of An American Aristocracy, Wallance quotes Treasury Department lawyers who accused State Department officials of being “accomplices of Hitler” and “war criminals in every sense of the term.”

Rory Lancman
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

New York State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Queens) is a candidate in New York’s 6th Congressional District in the June 26 Democratic primary. Lancman, who served as an officer in New York’s 42nd infantry division and as a local community board member, recently met with The Jewish Press Editorial Board. He addressed Israel and local issues.

Coach Halpert poses with his signature at Yeshiva University's Max stern Athletic Center.
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Yeshiva University men’s basketball coach Jonathan Halpert now has his signature on the school’s men’s basketball court. The Coach Jonathan Halpert Scholarship Fund, an endowment to be awarded annually to children of YU alumni living in Israel wishing to study at the university, now bears his name. Later this year Halpert, who earned his high […]

(L-R) MK Tzipi Hotovely with Oriya and Didi Dickstein
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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BEIT EL, ISRAEL – “Gush Katif number two.” “Another Amona.” “It will topple the government, split the nation, and drive an irrevocable wedge between the people and the leadership.”

Wizenfeld-042012
 

Posted on: April 18th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Like clockwork, the question of school vouchers makes a prominent appearance whenever the media focus on a statewide election in New York, particularly one in a heavily Orthodox district. The latest chime was sounded during the battle between Lew Fidler and David Storobin to fill an open state senate seat; both promised constituents that they would make the fight for vouchers and tax education credits their priority.

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Michael Widlanski
 

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Michael Widlanski grew up on the West Side of Manhattan. He went to Ramaz Yeshiva and then Columbia University, writing for both school newspapers, before landing a job at The New York Times. He also studied Arabic in college, traveling to Cairo to master the language – and learning to chant the Koran while he was at it. Partly motivating him was his desire, as a ba’al keriah, to learn how to properly pronounce the Hebrew letters ayin and chet. “The Arabs do it better,” he said. Presently, Widlanski is a professor at Bar-Ilan University after having taught Middle East politics and communications at Hebrew University for 20 years. Last month, he published his first book, Battle for Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat.

Congressman Lee Terry
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

When Lee Terry began serving as a Republican congressman in 1999, representing Nebraska’s second congressional district, he didn’t realize he would become one of the House of Representatives’ Jewish members. Always a friend of Israel, Terry discovered his Jewish roots some ten years ago and began a personal odyssey to reconnect with his heritage.

Before and After
 

Posted on: March 31st, 2012

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Board-certified Miami plastic surgeon and Nose Job Specialist Michael Salzhauer surprised me. He forced me—an instinctive objector to vain mutilation for the sake of some notion of exterior beauty—to reconsider my views on this issue. And he's not cynical, that was another huge surprise. I walked away convinced he means every word he says.

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Nathan Lewin
 

Posted on: March 21st, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Like other chassidic dynasties, Bobov was not immune to one day experiencing a schism. When Rabbi Naftali Zvi Halberstam, the fourth Bobover Rebbe, died in 2005, a dispute arose over who would succeed him. Some chassidim sought to appoint his younger half-brother, Rabbi Ben Zion Aryeh Leibish Halberstam, as the next rebbe; and others sought out the fourth rebbe’s sons-in-law: Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Unger as the rebbe, and Rabbi Yehoshua Rubin as the Bobov rav (serving as head of the bet din and as the posek).

Eyal Gabbai
 

Posted on: March 14th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

This past summer, Israel made headlines for something other than the peace process or fighting terrorism when hundreds of thousands of its citizens took to the streets to protest social inequality and rising living costs.

Emily Harrold (center) with her "Reporting on the Times" team.
 

Posted on: February 29th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

If you asked someone to outline the profile of a director making a film on The New York Times’s coverage of the Holocaust, “non-Jewish,” “college student,” and “South Carolina native” would probably not be the first descriptors he would use. Yet, they perfectly fit the profile of Emily Harrold, a 21-year-old senior who is currently completing “Reporting on the Times,” a film inspired by Laurel Leff’s 2005 book, Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper.

Resnick-021012-Terror
 

Posted on: February 10th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

The Second Intifada may have ended seven years ago, but countless Israelis injured during that harrowing period, and in the years since, continue to suffer.

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