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Spiritual Cafe: Secrets of Genesis-Bereshit
BOMBSHELL: ‘West Falsely Claims Iran Parliament Approved JCPOA’

October 14, 2015 - 1:13 AM
Several Israeli Municipalities Bar Arab Workers Temporarily

October 13, 2015 - 9:59 PM
Black Man Beats Up a Jew in Crown Heights

October 13, 2015 - 9:39 PM
US Condemns Terror Attacks without ‘Balanced Blame’

October 13, 2015 - 9:13 PM
A Slice of Jewish Life in Jerusalem’s Ancient City

October 13, 2015 - 9:05 PM
Swastikas, Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found at UC Davis Apartment Complex

October 13, 2015 - 8:41 PM
In Private Meeting Netanyahu Scolds Likud MKs for Abandoning Him

October 13, 2015 - 8:38 PM
Pushed Back by Russia, Syrian Al-Qaeda Affiliate Calling for Murder of Alawites

October 13, 2015 - 7:57 PM
Alert Woman Helps Foil Terror Stabbings in Northern Israel

October 13, 2015 - 5:46 PM
Gaza Arabs Breach Security Fence and Shoot at IDF Jeep [Video]

October 13, 2015 - 4:53 PM
American and Canadian Jews Flying on Aliyah in Face of Terror

October 13, 2015 - 4:07 PM
Right-Wing Leaders Cancel Protest because ‘It is not the Right Time’

October 13, 2015 - 3:33 PM
Lieberman: Let the Police Shoot like American Cops Shoot

October 13, 2015 - 3:17 PM
Warning Graphic: Video of Geula Terrorist Neutralized [video]

October 13, 2015 - 1:48 PM
Court Orders Demolition of Givat Ze’ev Synagogue by Next Week

October 13, 2015 - 1:42 PM
2 Killed in Twin Terror Attacks in Jerusalem

October 13, 2015 - 1:03 PM
Hundreds of Gaza Arabs Riot at Erez Border Crossing

October 13, 2015 - 1:02 PM
No Terror Attack in Eilat, or at Rabin Terminal

October 13, 2015 - 12:48 PM
Netanyahu Convenes Security Cabinet on Terror Escalation

October 13, 2015 - 12:43 PM
IDF Attacks Syrian Govt Positions After Shelling on Golan Heights

October 13, 2015 - 12:40 PM
Terrorist FAILS in Tel Aviv

October 13, 2015 - 11:37 AM
Jerusalem on Lockdown, Prepares to Defend Against Terror

October 13, 2015 - 11:22 AM
IranDeal Approved in Vote by Iranian Parliament

October 13, 2015 - 10:04 AM
15 Wanted Palestinian Arab Terror Suspects Arrested

October 13, 2015 - 9:57 AM
With US Tacit Approval, Iran Tests Ballistic Missile to Reach Tel Aviv

October 13, 2015 - 9:46 AM
1 Wounded in Ra’anana Terror Attack [video]

October 13, 2015 - 9:38 AM
Mortar Shells Explode on the Golan Heights

October 13, 2015 - 9:17 AM
Politicians’ Failure to Curb Arab Terror Wave to Culminate in ‘Day of Rage’ Tuesday

October 13, 2015 - 8:41 AM
Kiryat Arba Resident Hurt in Stone-Throwing Attack

October 12, 2015 - 11:31 PM
Arab Terrorists Attack Israeli Drivers in Upper Galilee

October 12, 2015 - 11:28 PM
School School Trips to Jerusalem Canceled Due to Terror Wave

October 12, 2015 - 11:14 PM
Drive-by Attack on IDF Soldiers Near Nabi Saleh

October 12, 2015 - 9:45 PM
Gaza Arabs Breach Southern Israeli Security Fence – Again

October 12, 2015 - 9:13 PM
Firebomb Attack on Israeli Motorist in Samaria — Damage But No Injuries

October 12, 2015 - 8:54 PM
UPDATE: Terrorist Killed Trying to Steal Soldier’s Gun on Bus, 2 Wounded

October 12, 2015 - 8:47 PM
Where Did the Holy Temple Really Stand?

October 12, 2015 - 8:31 PM
Thousands of Matisyahu Fans Find Some Light in Jerusalem

October 12, 2015 - 7:13 PM
Rivlin Tells Knesset Jewish People, Israel Not At War With Islam

October 12, 2015 - 6:40 PM
3 Stone-Throwers Arrested in Haifa

October 12, 2015 - 6:31 PM
Ultra-Orthodox Town Plagued by… Pigs

October 12, 2015 - 6:20 PM
Terrorist Shot at Kever Rachel

October 12, 2015 - 6:16 PM
UPDATE: 13-Yr-Old Pisgat Ze’ev Terror Victim in Critical But Stable Condition

October 12, 2015 - 6:00 PM
Herzog Calls to Outlaw Islamic Movement

October 12, 2015 - 5:37 PM
Netanyahu: Arab Terrorists Have not Learned They Cannot Destroy Israel

October 12, 2015 - 5:29 PM
Update: Taxi Driver Overpowers Arab Attacker in Tel Aviv

October 12, 2015 - 5:27 PM
Report: Three Syrians Plotted Terror Attack in Moscow

October 12, 2015 - 5:01 PM
Top Official of Islamic Movement in Israel Arrested in Rahat

October 12, 2015 - 4:57 PM
Arab Terrorists Who Attacked IDF Post in August Arrested

October 12, 2015 - 4:55 PM
Israeli Satellite Amos E Weighs Half as Much as the Competition

October 12, 2015 - 4:52 PM
Knesset Committee to Vote on 1,400 Reserves Call-up for Border Guard Police

October 12, 2015 - 4:35 PM
Report: Stabbing in Clal Building in Jerusalem

October 12, 2015 - 4:03 PM
United Hatzalah of Israel Recognized as Official EMS Provider

October 12, 2015 - 4:01 PM
Police Stabbed in Jerusalem at Ammunition Hill and Lion’s Gate

October 12, 2015 - 3:18 PM
Israel Arab Mayor Complains: Terror Chasing Away Jews

October 12, 2015 - 1:27 PM
Ex-Pastor to Obama Says ‘Jesus Was a Palestinian’ at Farrakhan Rally [video]

October 12, 2015 - 12:13 PM
Rabbi Permits Carrying Cell Phone on Shabbat because of Wave of Terror

October 12, 2015 - 10:44 AM
Hareidi and National Religious Jews in Massive Prayer at Kotel Today

October 12, 2015 - 10:09 AM
Video of Arab Terrorist Stabbing Border Policeman [video]

October 12, 2015 - 9:33 AM
Iran Convicts US Journalist Jason Rezaiain

October 12, 2015 - 9:13 AM
Update: Terrorist Killed After Stabbing Guard in Old City [video]

October 12, 2015 - 9:10 AM
Rocket Launched from Sinai (and Gaza) at Israel

October 12, 2015 - 7:55 AM
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Posted on: March 16th, 2012

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Tanya Rosen is the owner of Shape Fitness. She recently released a kosher, home-workout DVD for women. Dr. Natalie Zelenko is employed as a radiologist at the Cancer Center at Maimonides Medical Centers. Igor Lempert works as an actuary for New York Life. What they and thousands of others share is a life of Torah Judaism, despite having been raised in secular environments and due to the education and warmth they received at Be’er Hagolah Institutes.


Posted on: February 17th, 2012

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Our Jewish world is small but from his five-year-old perspective it is large, perhaps all-encompassing. The fact that in a population of over 7 million people in Hong Kong (95% of whom are ethnically Chinese) we as Jews collectively account for only about 4,000 or 0.05% of the population can be seemingly irrelevant. Large numbers and statistics don’t play into his worldview.

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Posted on: February 1st, 2012

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Some college students use their winter break between terms to relax, fly to warm climates and in general recover from the academic burdens of the fall semester. Others study how to slaughter chickens according to kosher law.


Posted on: January 26th, 2012

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The excavation of archeological layers has shown that in Roman times there were Jewish communities in Syracuse, Catania, Noto, among other places. At the end of the 6th century there is mention of Jews in Messina, Palermo, and Girgenti.


Posted on: December 29th, 2011

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Findings in catacombs confirm the existence of Jews on Malta from the time of the Roman Empire until late in the Middle Ages. They came from Alexandria to this important crossroads on their way to Italy.


Posted on: December 23rd, 2011

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To explain to my children what Chanukah was like for me as a young girl, I find I am just as inclined to recount what it wasn’t as I am to describe what it was.


Posted on: November 30th, 2011

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In biblical times this island was known as Kaftor. It had close relations with the Philistines, who already swelled in the Land of Canaan when the Jews migrated in, and this Kaftorland is conceivably the Philistine homeland.


Posted on: November 25th, 2011

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The family: Drs. Chai and Louna Roxane Chemla and their three sons made aliya from Paris about 17 years ago. Their eldest son is a rabbi in the prison system in Northern Israel and is married with five children. Their second son, who is a chef, is married with three children and lives in Jerusalem. Their youngest son who is studying to be a dentist is still single.

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Posted on: September 7th, 2011


Recently, I had the opportunity to meet Rabbi Binyomin Moskovits, rosh yeshiva of Midrash Shmuel in Jerusalem's Sha'arei Chesed neighborhood. Rabbi Moskovits was in New York to attend the marriage of a student. While here, he has also been meeting with alumni and current students.

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Posted on: August 26th, 2011

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“We did not want our children to be further traumatized or our pet dogs impounded so we went directly to the Nitzan caravilla site.”


Posted on: August 12th, 2011

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Marci Rapp finessed the setbacks with class. She rearranged her business priorities as creator and CEO of MarSea Modest Swimwear and gym clothes with her husband/business partner, Harold, in order to remain on standby as a kidney donor. Her intended recipient had been rescheduled to receive that vitally necessary organ several times. Recurring illness delayed the surgery throughout May and June 2011. On June 14th the life-saving surgery took place.

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Posted on: April 21st, 2011

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In Hong Kong, there are certainly some inconveniences involved in finding every last product necessary to recreate the Pesach we had in New York. But, we have found it is merely a matter of mastering logistics and advance planning. Sometimes it involves finding shlepers coming in from the States willing to take a few bulky boxes of tasteless Crispy O’s and Streits Brownie Mix in an extra suitcase. This is all part of the Hong Kong festival ritual.

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Posted on: January 20th, 2011

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It’s true. My Zionism was made in China. I grew up in New Jersey in a town that was nearly one third Jewish. Everyone on my street was Jewish. Half my soccer team was Jewish. In Synagogue, my Cantor infused every message with Zionism, as did his wife and children. To my parents this was pure mishugas.

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Posted on: December 8th, 2010

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Chaim grew up attending a serious yeshiva in Bnei Brak. Although he was of average intelligence, he was never able to concentrate during his long hours of Gemara study. His parents constantly pushed him to do better, even hiring expensive tutors to help him catch up. But it never seemed to work. He longed to express his abundant energy and creativity rather than keeping it bottled up inside. He needed a drastically different approach - one that fostered more than just book learning.

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Posted on: November 3rd, 2010


It was at a UJA-Federation meeting twenty-five years ago when someone asked Rabbi Maurice Lamm, the first Orthodox rabbi to ever serve on the Federation's board, how to care for a terminally ill individual. Rabbi Lamm, then a member of the rabbinate for thirty years and at the time serving as rabbi of Congregation Beth Jacob in Beverly Hills, California - one of the largest Orthodox synagogues in the U.S. - had no answer but vowed to find a way to address what was clearly a delicate and weighty issue.

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Posted on: November 3rd, 2010


The man woke from his sleep at the sounds of movement around him. I'll call him Louis. In a moment, he realized he was in a hospital bed and he remembered his wife's unexpected call for an ambulance the night before. A nurse's assistant introduced himself and then took Louis's blood pressure.

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Posted on: October 13th, 2010


An unparalleled musical production featuring 39 Jewish music superstars made its worldwide debut Thursday at the Jewish Children's Museum in Crown Heights. "Unity for Justice" is a unique display of solidarity for the family of incarcerated Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, whose sentencing of 27 years in federal prison last year has led to a thunderous outcry by the Jewish community and a number of government officials. The project serves as an innovative campaign for financial support of the Rubashkin Defense Fund, drawing mounting online interest by the hour.

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Posted on: October 13th, 2010


When Dr. David Shashar of Ramat Gan was called out to serve in the Paratrooper reserves during the Second Lebanon War of 2006, his goal was to help heal wounded soldiers. He never thought that he would become one himself. When two Hizbullah anti-tank missiles hit the house he was staying in, killing nine soldiers, he was among the 30 to be seriously injured. Dr. Shashar was hospitalized for the next three months in an attempt to save his arm from amputation. He underwent numerous reconstruction operations over the next three years, a number of which were in Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. The Ministry of Defense referred him to ROFEH International - a comprehensive medical referral and bikur cholim service founded by the Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz, zt"l.

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Posted on: August 18th, 2010


Lost amidst the controversy surrounding the proposal to reform Israeli conversion law is its impact on thousands of former Soviet Jews who immigrated to Israel in search of religious freedom after three generations of Communist-imposed atheism and anti-Semitism. The American Jews who have fomented opposition to the bill are unwittingly following in the footsteps of the former Soviet oppressors.

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Posted on: August 4th, 2010


What sets the Jewish people apart from the rest of the world is our ability to infuse everyday life with kedushah, elevating the mundane to a higher plane.

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