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Mordechai Ben David

His Brooklyn Home Destroyed by Sandy, Singer Mordechai Ben David Is Making Aliyah (Video)

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
Only three days ago, popular singer and songwriter Mordechai Ben David shot and distributed a video depicting the destruction of his neighborhood, Sea Gate, at southwestern tip of Brooklyn, NY, in an effort to raise awareness—and donations—to rebuild this thriving Jewish community.

Puerto Rico, Not Israel, May Soon Become the 51st State

Puerto Rico voted in favor of full U.S. statehood.
Bob Filner on Election Night.

New Jewish Mayor of San Diego Has Dubious Record on Israel

Filner is one of a growing list of Jewish politicians who have been embraced by J Street.
The new State Senator Simcha Felder could be the savior of the NY Republican Party.

Will Simcha Felder Save NY Republicans from Extinction?

New York’s Republican party has little to celebrate Thursday, seemingly close to losing control of the state Senate in addition to losing the state for the presidential election.

Jewish Support for Obama Dropped, Just Not Far Enough

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 7, 2012
According to the RJC, there was an increase by nearly 50% of the number of Jews choosing the Republican candidate to run this country.

Sandy’s Wrath Spurs Comprehensive Jewish Community Response

NEW YORK—Hurricane Sandy stormed into New York and New Jersey with unmitigated force, carrying death and destruction, disrupting lives, and devastating neighborhoods in America’s most densely populated regions – which happen to be home to some of the country’s largest Jewish populations.

Obama Wins Close National Vote, Mandate Denied, US Future Dim

The Democrats have retained control over the Senate, with 51 seats plus two independents. Not the kind of numbers that can break a filibuster. The Republicans will keep the House, with a net loss in the single digits. This means Obama had no coat tails whatsoever in this election. He barely got over the hedge himself. He has won better than 300 delegates to the Electoral College, but that does not mean that he received a mandate from the people. He won by a squeak.

Obama Garners 69 Percent of Jewish Vote in CNN Exit Poll

President Obama won 69 percent of the Jewish vote according to an exit poll.

Text of Romney Concession Speech

Thanks to a report in The Washington Post, a transcription of the concession speech of US Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

Prime Suspect in Etan Patz Case To Be Released Today

Jose Ramos, imprisoned for 20 years for molesting children and the prime suspect in the case of six year old Etan Patz, a Jewish boy from Manhattan who disappeared on his way to school on May 25, 1979, is set to be released on Wednesday.

Barack Obama Pic Flies Across Social Media

President Barack Obama, who has won a second term as President of the United States, tweeted a victory photo which has garnered over 440,000 retweets across Twitter and over 1.6 million Likes on Facebook

Jersey Shore May be Spared from Nor’easter

22 Heshvan 5773 – November 6, 2012
FoxNews reports that residents on the Jersey Shore may have caught a break as the nor'easter will apparently veer away from them a bit....

Frum Democratic Candidate Promising to Turn Republican

Simcha Felder, Democratic challenger in the New York State Senate for the 17th Senate District (including parts of Borough Park, Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington and Sunset Park), says he will caucus with the Republicans and vote for Republican Dean Skelos as Senate majority leader.
Parking garage downtown under water.

Sandy Flooding Closing Forward Offices ‘For Months’

The building at 125 Maiden Lane may remain closed for months while transformers, boilers and other equipment are replaced.

Mayor Bloomberg Gives Restoration Update

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said ion Monday that an  estimated 115,000 New Yorkers are still without electrical service, down from 145,000 yesterday. The lack...
Former White House Press Secretary and political pundit Ari Fleischer at a packed pro-Romney Jewish event Last Thursday.

Ari Fleischer, Norm Coleman, Expose Obama’s Record on Israel, But Leave Too Much Hidden

20 Heshvan 5773 – November 5, 2012
While Obama's proposed budget decreased funding for Israeli anti-missile systems, it was Congress which, in the end, nearly doubled the funding.

Israeli Company Featured at World’s Largest Military Expo

One of the world’s largest land warfare expos featured Israeli company Al-Sorag from Moshav Emunin this year as one of the participants, being handpicked by the AUSA (Association of the United States Army).

CDC: Mumps Outbreak Due to Yeshiva Learning Style

19 Heshvan 5773 – November 4, 2012
A massive outbreak of mumps among Orthodox Jews in 2009 was due to the system of learning in yeshivas, according to a report by NPR.

Nor’easter Headed for the East Coast?

According to Fox News, the bad weather may not be over, as the computer that correctly predicted Superstorm Sandy is saying that there's a...
Rabbi Boteach speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition Convention in Las Vegas, May 2012.

In New Jersey 9th Race, Boteach Is Best Bet

17 Heshvan 5773 – November 2, 2012
It isn't just that Boteach is a rabbi, steeped in Jewish law and lore and is strongly pro-marriage, pro-America and pro-democracy, and it certainly isn't that he is a world-famous author and larger-than-life personality, although he is all of that. It's simply that despite there being a low bar set for congressmen to apply to their lapels the hecsher of "pro-Israel," not all of them really deserve it, and Boteach's opponent falls firmly into that category.

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