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Jewish Complaints Prompt University to Set Up Diversity Website

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 13, 2013
Florida Atlantic University has launched a website promoting diversity following complaints from Jewish groups about activities on campus by a pro-Palestinian group. The website features...

Yeshivat Maharat to Ordain Women Rabbis on Sunday

Yeshivat Maharat, the first institution to train Orthodox women as spiritual leaders and halakhic authorities will host their first graduation ceremony on Sunday. The women...

Prepare for Heavy Flooding in ‘Battle of Derecho’

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 12, 2013
It is pronounced De-RE-sho but in simple language it spells disaster. Floods, tornadoes, hail, violent winds – you name it, you don’t want it. Midwestern to Mid-Atlantic States are in its crosshairs.

The Bus Stop – A Father’s Day Tribute

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.

Terror on the Roads: Second Shomron Shooting Attack in 24 Hours

Moments ago a second shooting attack occurred in the Shomron, in Hawara on Highway 60, between Tapuach Junction and Har Bracha. There were no injuries,...

Hamas Plans More Executions to Stop Collaboration with Israel

Hamas is planning to put an end to collaboration with Israel by its citizens by simply killing them, perhaps by hanging them for the...

Formula I Races into Jerusalem

The first-ever Formula 1-style race car event will be held in Jerusalem on Thursday and Friday, to the delight of racing car fans and...

Rabbis and Secular Jews in Petition War over Jerusalem Area Mall

Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents...

Nearly 70 Years After War, Holocaust Memorials Continue To Proliferate

No earth was moved last month at the groundbreaking of one of the nation’s newest Holocaust memorials.

Hope Fades For Revival Of Peace Process

JERUSALEM – Secretary of State John Kerry has, for now, postponed a scheduled trip to Israel and the Palestinian Authority as prospects for reviving the peace process between high-ranking Israeli and Palestinian officials appear to be fading due to new demands by PA President Mahmoud Abbas that the Israeli government opposes.

Syrian Helicopter Fires Missiles on Lebanese City

The Assad regime escalated the spillover of the civil war Wednesday with a helicopter-mounted missile attack on a Sunni Muslim Lebanese urban center, wounding...

In Shift, Israelis Now Believe Assad Could Prevail In Syrian Civil War

There is a “real possibility” that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “could survive Syria’s civil war and even prevail in it” against the rebels trying to topple him, Israeli International Relations and Strategic Affairs Minister Dr. Yuval Steinitz told a group of foreign journalists in Jerusalem on Monday.

‘Mincha Starts in 3 Miles’

Scenes of Jews davening on the side of the highway just as common in the Jersey Turnpike as they are in Israel, but the country’s north-south superhighway “6” toll road now has mobile synagogues.

Brooklyn Loves Weiner

Anthony Weiner did what presidential candidates usually do: sign autographs.

Weiner Stumped on How to Stop Trucks from Blocking Traffic

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner thinks he has the solution for small businesses to combat constant fines, but when it comes how to deal with...

Mossad Discusses Iran and Syria with Turkish Intelligence Chief

Common enemies, Iran and Syria, have brought Israel and Turkey together. The Mossad chief reportedly flew to Ankara for a pow-wow Turkish intelligence. Is Assad linked to Turkish protests?

Economist: Fischer Left Scorched Earth, Deep Recession Coming

Fischer's strong shekel is destroying Israel's two main industries—manufacturing and agricultural exports and tourism—which are struggling to compete over global markets.

Gillibrand Adds Kosher Food to Emergency Assistance

An amendment under consideration in the U.S. Senate would add kosher food to emergency food assistance. The amendment, introduced last month by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand...

Hagel and Ya’alon to Meet in DC Friday

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his Israeli counterpart, Moshe Ya'alon, will meet this week. A Pentagon official told JTA that the two defense...

Bank Governor: Israel’s Biggest Problem – Too Many Haredim

It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.

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