Close your eyes, breathe in deeply, now exhale slowly… That was easy, wasn’t it? Not for everyone…
Posted on: November 26th, 2012News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Rebbetzin Devorah Krinsky, wife of chief aide to the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, passed away on Friday night at the age of 74.
Posted on: November 26th, 2012Sections → Health and Living
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday urged American pediatricians to provide prescriptions for post-intercourse contraception to underage patients, as well as making them aware of the ability to take medications to prevent pregnancy even after engaging in sex.
Posted on: November 26th, 2012News & Views → Jewish
Toys to Discover, a Jewish-owned toy store on 18th Avenue in Borough Park gave away over $10,000 worth of toys to children affected by hurricane Sandy.
Posted on: November 26th, 2012News & Views
An analysis of a recent New York Times article examining the presidential voting trends of all the New York precincts determined that almost all Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney over Democratic incumbent Barack Obama.
Posted on: November 22nd, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
International media are touting the Israel-Hamas ceasefire agreement as a political boon for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, saying the brokering of the deal has made the new president a “major regional player”.
Posted on: November 22nd, 2012News & Views → US
We’d like to wish all our U.S. readers a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your turkey.
Posted on: November 21st, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Clinton made no mention of Hamas in her short speech, referring only to PA president Mahmoud Abbas.
Posted on: November 21st, 2012News & Views
A delegation of 20 rabbis from across North America arrived in Israel yesterday to tour areas of Southern Israel as part of an emergency solidarity mission of the Rabbinical Council of America.
Posted on: November 21st, 2012News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The United States on Tuesday blocked a U.N. Security Council statement condemning violence between Israel and Gaza, calling the statement a “fail[ure] to address the root cause” of the battle, namely missile attacks by Hamas.
Posted on: November 18th, 2012News & Views
Hundreds of homes damaged beyond repair during Hurricane Sandy will be readied for demolition by New York City workers according to an article in the New York Times.
Posted on: November 18th, 2012News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
In an interview with PBS NewsHour's Ray Suarez, Israel Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren explained the explosion of images circulating around the world, allegedly showing dead Gazan children "targeted" by Israeli air strikes.
Posted on: November 16th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
"They have a right to self-defense."
Posted on: November 14th, 2012News & Views → Israel → IDF
Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Warren issued a statement on behalf of the United States backing Israel's decision to conduct targeted attacks against sources of terror against civilians in the south of the country.
Posted on: November 14th, 2012News & Views → Politics
WASHINGTON – The Republican Party as a whole is reconsidering how it might have done better in an election that saw the party fail to win the White House and suffer modest losses in Congress, and Jewish Republicans and conservatives are coming forward with their own insights.
Posted on: November 14th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
His move leaves Senate Democrats with a 32-31 majority come January. Two races have not been decided yet, and the Democrats are leading in both.
Posted on: November 14th, 2012Sections → Health and Living
As residents of areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy struggle to pick up the pieces, Americans and their Israeli loved ones thousands of miles away from the aftermath are getting free emotional and psychological support to cope with the disaster thanks to experts at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Posted on: November 12th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
Given President Obama's win and victories of many of their candidates, a reasonable morning-after position for J Street would be quiet satisfaction, or even – why not? – gleeful rejoicing. But J Street, which has rarely met a critic of Israel it didn't like, instead tried to promote itself as an integral part of the campaign, a driving wind propelling Democratic victories. So eager to claim a starring role, J Street released details of several exit polls they commissioned which, upon examination, tell far more about how little J Street matters.
Posted on: November 12th, 2012Sections → Business/Finance
Israel’s gross domestic product is expected to grow at a much higher annual rate than the United States for the next 48 years, according to a report by the OECD.
Posted on: November 12th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
As rocket barrages assault southern Israel, Iran launched its own air operations Monday, in the form of massive air defense drills.
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