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How Abbas Opened the Way to Peace at the UN
 
Bibi, Sheldon, Doing Traif Italian Lunch After UN Assembly Speech

September 30, 2014 - 11:48 AM
 
Atlantic City Rabbi’s SUV Torched On Rosh Hashanah

September 30, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Iran Set To Hang Woman Accused of Murdering Rapist

September 30, 2014 - 11:31 AM
 
Jews Enter Six More Buildings in Silwan Secretly Bought from Arabs

September 30, 2014 - 10:24 AM
 
40 Graves in Mount of Olives Cemetery Vandalized During Rosh Hashanah

September 30, 2014 - 12:50 AM
 
Report: Intruder Actually Reached East Room of White House

September 30, 2014 - 12:25 AM
 
Text of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech at the UN General Assembly [video]

September 29, 2014 - 11:43 PM
 
Palestinians Irate As ‘Third Temple With Underground Parking’ Crowdfunding Raises $105,000

September 29, 2014 - 9:36 PM
 
JetBlue, EL AL, To Codeshare, Connecting Tel Aviv With 35 US Destinations

September 29, 2014 - 9:29 PM
 
Oklahoma – The Beheading Capital?

September 29, 2014 - 8:55 PM
 
Netanyahu Warns the UNGA: ‘Don’t Be Fooled by Iran’s Charm Offensive’

September 29, 2014 - 8:01 PM
 
MSNBC Show Host Says Oklahoma Beheading Was ‘Workplace Violence’

September 29, 2014 - 6:40 PM
 
Flemish Minister Calls for Ritual Slaughter Ban in Belgium

September 29, 2014 - 4:44 PM
 
Moving Back the Clocks Gives Bibi and Abbas Perfect Excuse Not to Meet

September 29, 2014 - 4:15 PM
 
PA Spokesperson Ridicules US Criticism of Abbas’s UN Speech

September 29, 2014 - 3:14 PM
 
Argentinian Jews Furious at President for Criticizing Them in UN Speech

September 29, 2014 - 3:07 PM
 
Israeli Arab Math Teacher is Suspected ISIS Supporter

September 29, 2014 - 2:52 PM
 
3 Wounded Syrian Children brought to Israel for Medical Treatment

September 29, 2014 - 2:52 PM
 
Civilian Casualties Mounting in US-led Air Strikes Against ISIS

September 29, 2014 - 2:00 PM
 
Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra Joins ISIS In Syria

September 29, 2014 - 1:54 PM
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Obituaries
 

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 […]

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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

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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 […]

 

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

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Fred Lafer, a longtime leader of several Jewish institutions, died Tuesday in New Jersey after suffering from leukemia. Lafer served as president and chairman of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy beginning in 2000. He also was chairman of the executive committee of the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jerusalem’s board of directors. He also […]

 

Posted on: April 19th, 2013

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Samaritan High Priest Aharon Ben Av-Hisda died in his home in Mount Grizim on Friday.

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Posted on: April 18th, 2013

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British Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher on the day of her funeral, saying that “in public, her leadership style was more like Moses than Aaron, more conviction and confrontation than compromise and conciliation. “But we need both. Aaron was more loved than Moses. The sages said that when Aaron died, […]

 

Posted on: April 14th, 2013

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Tens of thousands of people participated Friday afternoon in the funeral procession of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, the eldest son of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, former Chief Rabbi of Israel and of the most influential rabbis in Israel. Yaakov Yosef died Friday afternoon at the age of 66, succumbing to a long struggle with […]

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Posted on: April 9th, 2013

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — History will remember former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for relentlessly facing down communism and helping to turn back more than three decades of socialist advance in her country. But it was Thatcher’s embrace of British Jews and insistent promotion of Jews in her Conservative Party that inspired an outpouring of tributes […]

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Posted on: April 7th, 2013

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Once the children were grown, my aunt decided to give love and care to many lonely, elderly Jewish women in Williamsburg.

 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013

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Rabbi James Diamond, the retired director of Princeton University’s Center for Jewish Life, has died in a traffic accident after leaving a breakfast Talmud study group. Rabbi Diamond, 73, who retired from the center 10 years ago, was killed when a speeding car crashed into a parked car which the rabbi was entering on the […]

Rabbi Herschel Schacter conducting a Passover seder in the Buchenwald concentration camp.
 

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013

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Rabbi Herschel Schacter, a former chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, has died. Schacter, the first U.S. Army chaplain to enter and participate in the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp, died Thursday. He was 95. Along with serving as chairman of the Presidents Conference from 1967 to 1969, he […]

Former MK Marina Solodkin
 

Posted on: March 17th, 2013

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Former Kadima Knesset Member Marina Solodkin passed away on Saturday night at the age of 60. Solodkin was in Riga, the Latvian capital, at a conference against Fascism. She is survived by her husband and two children. According to the Russian news agency, she was found dead in her hotel room, and doctors believe she […]

The Neshchizer Rebbe's body laying in his beit midrash in Ashdod.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

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Even while he was severely ill, he was determined not to change his daily agenda despite his pain.

 

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58. He has been the president of Venezuela since 1999.

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Rabbi Menachem Froman and Muslim cleric stand with copies of the Koran at a roadblock near Nablus  in apology for vandalism at a mosque
 

Posted on: March 4th, 2013

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Rabbi Menachem Froman died Monday night at has home in Tekoa in Gush Etzion, where 200 of his students and followers sang and prayed instead of learning with him a weekly lesson in the mystical Zohar.

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Joseph (Yossel) Friedenson
 

Posted on: February 27th, 2013

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Joseph (Yossel) Friedenson carried the title of “rabbi,” but his “pulpit” was far wider than any within four walls.

Rabbi David Hartman
 

Posted on: February 10th, 2013

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In 1971, Hartman and his wife Bobbi and their five children, made aliyah to Israel with plans to establish an institute for Jewish studies in Israel

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