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Stamford Hill Haredi Community Shocked by Drowning of Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Chaim Breisch, 65, one of the deans of the Mesivta yeshiva in London, died from drowning, and one of his students, Rabbi Yitzhak Beigel, in his 30s, was lightly injured and was hospitalized.

Israel Ranked 19th Most Competitive Economy in the World

Israel ranked one spot behind the United Kingdom, and ahead of economic powerhouses China (23rd), Japan (27th), and France (29th). It also retained its position as the world's top investor in research and development for the third year in a row.

New York Goes All White and Blue for Annual Israel Parade

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were among the dignitaries who marched in Sunday's annual Celebrate Israel Parade in the Big Apple.

Israel May Up Fertility Treatment Subsidies to Three Kids, Cut Aid to Older First-Time...

Israel’s Health Ministry is mulling a plan to vastly increase government assistance to couples with fertility difficulties to grow larger families, while decreasing the amount of subsidies to women over the age of 43 who have never succeeded in getting pregnant.

IDF Redefining Cyber Space as Battlefield

The IDF Operations Department has put together instructions for military operations in cyberspace against enemies of the Jewish state. The IDF will engage in consistent and continuous intelligence gathering operations online, and said it will handle cyberspace as a battlefield as important as those at sea in the air, and on the ground, executing attacks when necessary.

Is CUNY Planning a Jewish Quota?

CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein has stepped into a gigantic mound of odoriferous matter, and it isn't clear if and how he's getting out of it, and, worse, what will the cleaning bill be. What's worse, it's possible he didn't even intend all the mean things people are saying about him. Maybe all he wanted was to help…

First Limmud Held by the Great Wall of China

Jews living in Asia gathered near the Great Wall of China for the first-ever Limmud event in the world most populous nation. Sunday's program, run...

Spiegel: Israel Equipping Subs with Nuclear-Tipped Missiles

Israel is equipping submarines built in Germany with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, according to an in-depth report in Der Spiegel magazine. The magazine also reported Sunday...

Three Jews with Yarmulkes Attacked in Southeast France

Three Jews wearing yarmulkes were assaulted by 10 people in southeast France in what the French Interior Ministry is calling an anti-Semitic attack. The attack,...

Ninety Year Old Man Joins Hunger-Strike Against Ulpana Neighborhood Relocation

Avraham Nocham, an artist, explained that he has decided to join the strike out of empathy and identification with the strikers’ objectives. "I am very sensitive to these issues. Many times the development of these incidents is frightening. I have come to join the struggle and strike in hope of a positive outcome."

Iran Supreme Leader: Israeli Attack will be Met with a ‘Thunderous Blow’

In an address marking the 23rd anniversary of the death of his predecessor Ayatollah Khomeini, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also accused the West of cynically exaggerating the threat a nuclear Iran poses to divert attention: "What Americans and Westerners do is idiotic. They magnify the nuclear issue to cover up their own [economic] problems."

The Oldest Hebrew Script and Language

Epigraphy scholar Christopher Rollston examined four contenders for the oldest Hebrew inscription – the Qeiyafa Ostracon, Gezer Calendar, Tel Zayit Abecedary and Izbet Zayit Abecedary – to explore the interplay between early Hebrew script and language.

Rep: Arab League Will Support PA if Israel Halts Tax Payments

Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat says Arab nations will pay the Palestinian Authority $100 million a month if Israel stops monthly tax payments to the group in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza.

Israeli Chess Champion Loses Match, Wins Hearts

Though a sudden-death match led to his defeat, a new Israeli hero has gained international recognition– and local celebrity – as a chess champion.

Schumer, Silver, Nadler to Endorse Velázquez, Rebuffing Anti-Zionist Charges

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will join Speaker Sheldon Silver and Congressman Jerrold Nadler in endorsing Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez for re-election on Sunday. Her major opponent, City Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, has called the 10-term incumbent Velázquez anti-Zionist.

Texas A&M Dumps Jewish Professor Who Protested Crosses

Sissy Bradford, a criminology adjunct lecturer at Texas A&M University-San Antonio who objected to decorative crosses on a tower at the university's entrance, says...

Joe Biden’s Daughter Marries Pennsylvania Jewish Doctor

Vice President Joe Biden's 30-year-old daughter Ashley on Saturday married Dr. Howard David Krein of Pennsylvania at a ceremony in Delaware, according to a late Saturday news release from the vice president's office.

Responding to Recent Attack, IAF Targets Gaza Terror Sites

Overnight, IAF aircraft targeted three weapon manufacturing facilities in the central Gaza Strip, as well as two terror tunnels in the northern and southern...

Netanyahu Planning Ulpana Hill Relocation, Residents Urge New Legislation

Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commitment not to seek the evacuation of five homes in Beit El's Ulpana Hill neighborhood, as required by a Supreme Court ruling, It appears that the premier has now come up with a creative solution, to evacuate and reconstruct the buildings on a nearby lot.

IDF Soldier, Terrorist Killed in Gaza Border Clash

The terrorist approached the security fence near Kisufim at around 4:30 a.m., cut it, and snuck into Israel. A Golani unit rapidly deployed to the area, coming under fire by the terrorist. In the ensuing gunfight, a 20 year old soldier was shot, and soon after died of his wound.

Satellite Images Show Crews Hiding Evidence at Iran Nuclear Site

New satellite images show possible recent nuclear activity at the Parchin facility in Iran as well as attempts to hide evidence of past activity.

J Street Endorses Senator Feinstein, Seeking to Access the Mainstream

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein accepted the endorsement of J Street's political action committee. Feinstein (D-Calif.) joins Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and...

J Street Meddling Turns Illinois Race into Two- Vs. One-State Debate

Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat, is an Iraq war veteran challenging Representative Joe Walsh, Republican of Illinois' northwest suburban 8th congressional district (about an hour's drive from Chicago, give or take). There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with her, except for the fact that she has received the endorsement of J Street, the leftist pro-Palestinian, "tough-lovers" of Israel PAC.

Advisor to Lethal Ind. Day Stage Crash in Charge of Madonna’s Safety Tonight

Tens of thousands are expected at pop star Madona's Ramat-Gan concert tonight, but few are aware that the man who was safety consultant for...

Israelis Among ‘Most Satisfied’ in Developed World

In a recent survey of the OECD's 34 countries, Israel ranked sixth in 'life satisfaction.' Israelis are also among the healthiest in the developed world, with a low obesity rate (13.8%) and an average life expectancy of nearly 82 years.

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