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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
Hanukkah Miracle Brings ’770′ Stabbing Victim Home

December 19, 2014 - 6:07 AM
 
Road Terror Attack on Southern Israeli Bus

December 19, 2014 - 5:37 AM
 
UN General Assembly Votes to Refer N. Korea to ICC

December 19, 2014 - 4:40 AM
 
US Dept of Defense Trains Teachers in 3-D Printing

December 19, 2014 - 3:48 AM
 
Obama Negotiated with Cuba ‘Behind Everyone’s Back,’ Lawmakers Charge

December 18, 2014 - 11:15 PM
 
Harvard Will Investigate, But Will it Reverse SodaStream Boycott?

December 18, 2014 - 10:48 PM
 
Netanyahu ‘Will Not Allow’ PA’s UN Resolution to Endanger Israelis

December 18, 2014 - 7:33 PM
 
Unique 65-Foot Long Entrance Discovered at Herodian Hilltop Palace

December 18, 2014 - 3:32 PM
 
Sydney Chabad Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Canceled ‘Out of Respect’

December 18, 2014 - 2:31 PM
 
Israeli-Americans Stranded in Bus Strike

December 18, 2014 - 1:47 PM
 
Youth Arrested for Threatening Eli Yishai

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 PM
 
Putin Blames ‘Outside Factors’ for Falling Ruble

December 18, 2014 - 1:26 PM
 
Hamas Holds Live-Fire Training Hours after EU Takes It off Terror List

December 18, 2014 - 1:12 PM
 
Alan Gross Credits Jewish Efforts for His Release From Cuba [video]

December 18, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Moshe Feiglin Drops Out of Likud PM Race

December 18, 2014 - 11:06 AM
 
The Jewish Hipster Party

December 18, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Terror Threat Puts Kibosh on Sony’s NYC Film Release

December 18, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
Harvard Boycotts SodaStream (Despite Company’s Surrender)

December 18, 2014 - 2:16 AM
 
Israel’s FM Liberman Declines Swedish Meeting Request Over PA Recognition

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 AM
 
US Re-Defines ‘Unilateral’ to Justify PA Burying the Oslo Accords

December 17, 2014 - 10:16 PM
 
‘Freedom of Speech’ Under Abbas-led Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 8:01 PM
 
Alan Gross Freed From Cuban Jail

December 17, 2014 - 5:32 PM
 
Boy Arrested Trying to Recreate Chanukah on Temple Mount

December 17, 2014 - 3:45 PM
 
European Jewish Leaders: Court Decision on Hamas ‘Legitimizes Murder’

December 17, 2014 - 2:04 PM
 
Jeb Bush Uses Hanukkah And Christmas Greeting To Launch Presidential Bid

December 17, 2014 - 1:21 PM
 
Netanyahu Rejects EU Court’s ‘Technicality’ to Whitewash Hamas

December 17, 2014 - 1:15 PM
 
Fear and Loathing in the Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Haredi Israelis Get the Most Benefits and Are the Deepest in Debt

December 17, 2014 - 12:16 PM
 
EU Court ‘Temporarily’ Removes Hamas from List of Terrorist Groups

December 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
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Obituaries
 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

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Rabbi Avraham Zuckerman, founder of the Bnei Akiva yeshiva network and a leader in the national-religious movement in Israel, has died. Zuckerman, whose Bnei Akiva network included some 60 institutions, died Saturday night. He was 98. A Lithuania native, he moved to prestate Israel in 1936. Zuckerman studied in Poland and Israel under Rabbi Yaakov […]

Daniel Blatt,producer of "Raid on Entebbe."
 

Posted on: October 15th, 2013

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Daniel Blatt was a typical success story of a Jew who left behind his Jewish education. He said that after he produced “Rain on Entebbe,” he came back to his Jewish roots. Blatt died in Los Angeles at the age of 76.

Rav Ovadia Yosef speaking out against Jewish Home.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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World Jewry lost one its greatest Torah sages and political leaders Tuesday. Rabi Ovadia Yosef, known affectionately as Rav Ovadia, has passed away at the age of 93, but his memory will be a blessed memory for millions.

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Rabbi Philip Berg
 

Posted on: September 17th, 2013

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Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the controverisal Kabbalah Centre passed away on Monday

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Shlomo Zakheim z”l
 

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

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Zakheim frequently used his access to ambulances and helicopters to transfer sick or injured individuals to hospitals.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

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Alvin Kushner, the former executive director of what is now the JCRC of Metropolitan Detroit, died Monday at the age of 88. Kushner led what was formerly known as the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit from 1974 to 1988, where he began his tenure in the 1960s. His term was marked by the Soviet […]

Eydie Gorme16
 

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

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Gormé was born as Edith Garmezano in The Bronx, New York, in 1928, the daughter of Sephardi-Jewish parents.

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Posted on: August 5th, 2013

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Monday, Tu B’Av (July 22), marked the 23rd yahrzeit of late Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht, a world-renowned communal rabbi and chinuch activist who inspired many with his books and talks. Rabbi Hecht had a unique relationship with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and carried out many important missions and projects at his directive.

 

Posted on: July 20th, 2013

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Helen Thomas, who in this paper’s view, is most famous for her anti-Semitic statement that Jews “should get the hell out of Palestine” and “go home” to Germany, Poland and the United State, died on Saturday at age 92.

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Posted on: June 26th, 2013

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Financier and “King of Commodities” Marc Rich died on Wednesday following a stroke in Switzerland at the age of 78. He was a long-time philanthropist who supported Israel and became a citizen of the country. He will be buried on Israel on Thursday. Rich was born in Belgium, and his family fled the Nazis to […]

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Posted on: June 21st, 2013

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Rabbi Uzi Meshulam (60) died on Friday afternoon. Meshulam was an activist who claimed that thousands of Yemenite babies were taken away from their families by the Israeli government when they were brought to Israel between 1948 and 1954 . Meshulam’s activism escalated until it resulted in a standoff between Israeli police and Meshulam’s followers […]

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Posted on: June 20th, 2013

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Anerican actor James Gandolfini, whose depiction of Tony Soprano in HBO’s “The Sopranos,’ about a troubled mobster trying to balance his family life and his life of crime, died on Wednesday while vacationing in Rome. The presumed, but not yet confirmed, cause of death is a heart attack. Gandolfini won three times both the Prime […]

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Posted on: June 18th, 2013

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Frieda Hikind, mother of New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind, died on Noonday at the age of 95. Her funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. (EDT) at Shomrei Hadas Chapels in Boro Park. Mrs. Hikind suffered a massive stroke last week after having been hospitalized for several weeks in Maimonides Hospital. She was born in Czechoslovakia […]

 

Posted on: June 14th, 2013

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The world’s oldest Jewish person has died in New York City at age 113, the Star Tribune reports. Evelyn Kozak’s granddaughter, Brucha Weisberger, says she died early Tuesday in a hospital after suffering a heart attack the day before. Kozak was the world’s oldest documented Jewish person and the seventh-oldest person in the world, according […]

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Posted on: June 12th, 2013

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Growing up in North Woodmere, Long Island in the 1960’s was tantamount to being immersed in a spiritual wasteland. My parents, Rabbi Meshulem and Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis were the rabbi and rebbetzin of Congregation Ohr Torah, the only Orthodox synagogue in the area at that time. Since there were no yeshivas for me to attend locally, my parents sent me to a yeshiva in Queens called Ohr Yisroel.

 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

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Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth, who compiled the widely used “Shmirat Shabbat K’Hilkhatah,” died Monday night in Jerusalem  at the age of 85. Tens of thousands of Jews rely on his two-volume book on the laws of Shabbat. He upgraded the first version more than 20 years ago to change several leniencies that he later prohibited. He […]

U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (center), NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg (right) and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy in 2007
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2013

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey died Monday at the age 89. His life was a classic Jewish rag-to-riches story of a young man who worked his way to business and political success.

Howard Grief Z"L
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2013

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It is with great sadness that we heard about the passing last night  of our dear friend Attorney Howard Grief . Howard Grief, author of the amazing book “Legal Rights and Title of Sovereignty of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel and Palestine under international law” was a passionate lover of Israel and […]

Rosenthal-053113-Main
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2013

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He never boasted about his accomplishments, preferring to work hard in the background.

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Posted on: May 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Millions of Americans this week are mourning Dr. Joyce Brothers, the Jewish psychologist and media start who died Monday in Fort Lee, New Jersey Monday at the age of 85. She was buried at the Beth David Cemetery on Long Island. Born in Brooklyn, she earned degrees in psychology from Cornell and Columbia. She broke […]

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