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Britain: ‘A World Capital for Islamic Finance’

"I want London to stand alongside Dubai and Kuala Lumpur as one of the great capitals of Islamic finance anywhere in the world." — David Cameron, Prime Minister, Great Britain.

‘Because It Says So in the Tow-raw!’

Mrs. Cohen displayed that simple, unquestioning, adamant adherence to Torah-true Judaism that typifies many of our German-Jewish brethren.

Fatherless and Leaderless

A tribute to Rav Ovadia Yosef on his Shloshim.

Nothing Legitimate about Antisemitic Slur

As frustrating as it may be for Israel’s critics, support for Zionism is baked into the DNA of American politics.

On Turkey with Latkes and Metzitza B’Peh

The Jewish calendar is very slowly getting out of sync with the solar calendar, at a rate of 4 days per 1,000 years.

Is Hanukkah a Minor Holiday?

If one has only enough money to afford either a cup of wine for Shabbat kiddush or oil for his Hanukkah lamp, the mitzvah of Hanukkah takes precedence.

Iran’s Terror Entity in Lebanon

One out of every ten homes in Lebanon now has a rocket launcher or Hezbollah weapons stored in it, according to Gilad Erdan, Israel's Home Front Defense Minister.

WSJ, Facebook, Intel, Amazed by Israel’s High Tech

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #185, October 28, 2013

Pew Jews

Would you take seriously a survey based on 3,475 random telephone calls?

The Genius Fetus

Religion and science indicate that when we are born, our hearts and minds are still wide open and we have the innocence to truly engage in transformative learning.

Consent Forms For Metzitzah B’Peh – Empowering Parents Or Interfering In Religious Practice?

In a recent Jewish Press op-ed article (“In Defense of Parental Consent for Metzizah B’Peh,” Oct. 18), the reader was asked to “imagine” (emphasis ours) what the author described as a “commonplace scenario" where parents who are ignorant about MBP have a child die as a result of this procedure.

The Saudi-American Rupture

Mustafa Alani, a Saudi foreign policy analyst, said: "We are learning from our enemies now how to treat the United States.”

Saudi Arabia, the UN and the OIC

Saudi Arabia's rejection of a term on the UN Security Council likely reflects its view of itself as helping to establish an alternate international order based on Sharia law.

Understanding God through Self-Exploration

As the Chasidic teaching illustrates, we often seek the guidance of religious leaders and texts to find ourselves.

Havdalah at Ari’s

I had heard singing from across the street several times at the end of Shabbos but hadn't realized the singing was a prelude to Havdalah.

Hashba’ah at the Kotel

There's an eerie silence and tears can be seen running down the faces of young parents and elderly grandparents and siblings of all ages.

Making the ‘Write’ Choice

The two leading candidates for mayor of New York are intelligent, motivated and tenacious, with outsized egos and ambition.

‘Hitler’s Sayings’ Published by PA-Associated Youth Magazine

PA Deputy Minister of Education is on the magazine's advisory board.

Turkey: A House Divided

The EU Commission's progress report deals with a polarized society and a government that takes repressive measures against citizens who assert their democratic rights.

Britain: Scandal-Plagued Muslim School ‘Dysfunctional’

In a separate but related matter, the Al-Madinah School is being investigated by the government over alleged financial irregularities.

Fatah: ‘All Means of Struggle until Statehood’

Fatah about its military wing: "When they strike - they cause pain."

Rabbinic Violence

A thousand years ago Rabbeynu Tam, the greatest rabbi of his day, forbade beating men up as a way of compelling a recalcitrant husbands to grant a Get.

Who’s a Pew

Jewish identity has been an issue in the Jewish community at least since the beginning of the Common Era, and perhaps even before.

Why I Confronted George Galloway

Galloway refuses to recognise my national and civic identity. He denies my cultural existence.

I’m Nervous about Loshon Hora

I recently heard someone say that it would be hard for a frum Jew to be a good comedian, because most good jokes are putting others down.

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