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Between Holocaust and Redemption
 
‘Lone Soldiers’ Get a Treat in ‘Fun Day’ At Water Park

September 4, 2015 - 9:12 AM
 
British MP Accuses UK of Supporting Iran ‘at Expense of Allies’

September 4, 2015 - 8:52 AM
 
Cory Booker + 2 More Senators Announce Support for Nuclear Iran Deal

September 4, 2015 - 1:30 AM
 
Netanyahu, Kahlon Cut Taxes to Spur Sluggish Economy

September 3, 2015 - 11:00 PM
 
Attempted Lynch Attack on 5 US Jewish Tourists in Hebron, Saved by Local Arab

September 3, 2015 - 8:03 PM
 
A Jewish Family’s Search To Save a Daughter With Familial Disautonomia

September 3, 2015 - 7:23 PM
 
Head of Joint Arab List Hospitalized with Chest Pain

September 3, 2015 - 6:28 PM
 
Pres. Rivlin Meets in State Visit with Pope Francis at Vatican

September 3, 2015 - 6:08 PM
 
French Investigators Rule ‘No Evidence’ Yasser Arafat Murdered

September 3, 2015 - 3:48 PM
 
Analysis: New Pew Report Has Seen the Jewish American Future and It’s Orthodox

September 3, 2015 - 3:08 PM
 
Knesset Approves Budget in 1st Voting Round as Shas Threatens to Pull Support

September 3, 2015 - 2:29 PM
 
Australian PM in Trouble for Saying ISIS Evil Worse Than Nazi Evil

September 3, 2015 - 2:25 PM
 
Unabashed Hungarian PM: Muslim Refugees a Threat to a Christian Europe

September 3, 2015 - 2:21 PM
 
Upgraded Counter Terrorism Bill Passes First Knesset Reading

September 3, 2015 - 2:07 PM
 
Unique 1,800-Year-Old Sarcophagus Found at Ashkelon Building Site

September 3, 2015 - 11:16 AM
 
Father of Naftali Bennett, Jim Bennett, 73, Passes Away

September 3, 2015 - 10:10 AM
 
IAF Strikes Hamas in Gaza After Gunfire on Netiv Ha’Asara

September 3, 2015 - 9:02 AM
 
Sen Cotton in Israel: ‘It Isn’t Over ‘Til the Votes are Counted’

September 3, 2015 - 12:36 AM
 
Shemitah Doomsday Predictions, Blood Moons, Happy 5776!

September 3, 2015 - 12:18 AM
 
Israeli Budget Passes First Reading 57 – 53

September 2, 2015 - 11:00 PM
 
Arab Terrorist Shot Near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem

September 2, 2015 - 10:51 PM
 
Update: Gaza Gunfire Hits Israeli House

September 2, 2015 - 10:25 PM
 
UNRWA Teacher in Jordan Promotes Hatred of Jews on Facebook

September 2, 2015 - 10:00 PM
 
Secular Leftists Applaud New Hareidi Minister

September 2, 2015 - 6:56 PM
 
President Rivlin Flies to the Vatican

September 2, 2015 - 6:39 PM
 
Maryland’s Sen. Mikulski Gives Obama Magic Number for Iran Deal

September 2, 2015 - 5:36 PM
 
Netanyahu May Allow Soldiers to Shoot at Terrorists

September 2, 2015 - 4:15 PM
 
Government Decides not to Abandon Gush Etzion Memorial Park

September 2, 2015 - 3:55 PM
 
Israeli Beekeepers Help Make New Year Sweeter for President and First Lady

September 2, 2015 - 3:25 PM
 
Biden Combining Iran Deal Push with Possible Presidential Campaign, Both Involving Jews

September 2, 2015 - 2:59 PM
 
IDF: Hamas Using Building Materials to Dig Terror Tunnels

September 2, 2015 - 2:50 PM
 
Three Opposition MKs Resign to Pursue More Exciting Careers

September 2, 2015 - 2:37 PM
 
Update: Missing Teen Found Safe, Police Thank Israeli Public

September 2, 2015 - 2:20 PM
 
Netanyahu’s Grandfather’s Tombstone Smashed in Mount of Olives Arab Desecration

September 2, 2015 - 1:41 PM
 
Anti-Semitic Bank Card Emerges in Norway

September 2, 2015 - 12:23 PM
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I am vegetarian, kosher and have read Charlotte's Web more than once.

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Posted on: April 17th, 2014

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Some Mountain Jews believe they are descendents of the Ten Lost Tribes and were exiled to Azerbaijan and Dagestan by Sancheriv.

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L to R: Tal Brody, stadium manager and Yehudit and Shlomo Yulis during an annual inner Gush Katif community basketball championship game in their son's memory, 2006.
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2014

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Gush Katif families reflect on their journey to a permanent home

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A very unusual silver Charoseth dish in the form of a wheelbarrow "pushed" by a Jewish figure.   Germany circa 1900.
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2014

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Collecting Jewish antiques entails a bit of dedication as well, as there are many different categories of art that we have to deal with.

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Posted on: April 4th, 2014

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I wonder out loud how Ruchoma would have handled her father's putting down the law so strongly had she been a young girl growing up 100 years later.

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Mina Yuditskaya Berliner in the Tel Aviv apartment purchased by her former student, Vladimir Putin. 
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Posted on: April 2nd, 2014

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"He was like everyone else," she said. "He was serious. He wouldn't mess around. He would do what I said. He was quiet a lot and thought a lot. He did everything well."

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Posted on: March 28th, 2014

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OneFamily’s support naturally extends to the families of terror victims.

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Posted on: March 26th, 2014

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Gottlieb, who immigrated as a boy from Kiev, Ukraine, was a founder, player and coach of one of the most important teams in basketball history: the South Philadelphia Hebrew Association club known by its acronym, the Sphas.

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Posted on: March 26th, 2014

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“Most grew up with the Holocaust as a silent, dark mystery,” said Dr. Jerry Jennings, a clinical psychologist who has published three Holocaust memoirs on behalf of survivors. “They were denied the truth of what deeply shaped their parents’ and their own upbringing and they have strong emotions about touching a subject that was explicitly or implicitly forbidden by the parent.”

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Posted on: March 21st, 2014

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Just a few months ago, I was having a difficult time getting a refund for a missing product processed via the customer service call center at a major retailer. After spending hours on hold and having my request denied, I sent a Tweet to the company’s Twitter account.

Yaakov Lehman (left) and Rabbi Joel Padowitz, co-founders of the Israel App.  (Credit: Barry A. Kaplan)
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2014

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While critics lament the lack of haredi integration into both the military and the Israeli workforce, Beit Shemesh, located 20 miles west of Jerusalem with a population of 100,000, is home to innovators like Rabbi Joel Padowitz, whose ventures have a direct relationship with the haredi community.

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Posted on: March 7th, 2014

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Wouldn’t it be great if you had a chavrusa working with you, guiding and helping you in your work environment?

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Rav Noach Weinberg, zt"l
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

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What made an M.I.T. scholarship student, taking time off from his doctorate in medicine, to backpack, and then decide to backtrack, chuck it all… and get a haircut? Perhaps it is easier to understand a Harvard law student becoming enamored with the logic of Gemara and settling down to struggle with the intellectual challenges of Aramaic acrobatics.

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Ruth Lockshin of Toronto leads a partnership minyan at a conference in New York of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, December 2013.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

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The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.

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A volunteer at last year's Meir Panim Purim celebration in Israel. 
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Posted on: March 5th, 2014

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According to Maimonides, the great medieval Jewish scholar, “Gifts for the poor [matanot l’evyonim] deserve more attention than the seudah and mishloach manot because there is no greater, richer happiness than bringing joy to the hearts of needy people, orphans, widows and proselytes.”

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Alexander Imich at his home. Photo by Beth Sarafraz.
 

Posted on: February 28th, 2014

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Imich was born in 1903 in Poland, where he later earned his Ph.D. in 1927, despite the best efforts of anti-Semitic professors to sabotage his thesis

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Posted on: February 28th, 2014

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Have you seen drivers mindlessly block traffic to load or unload passengers and cargo while a huge parking space is only a few feet away?

Undated photo of Rabbi Avigdor, courtesy of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

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People often ask me why do we need another Holocaust center? The story of Isaac Avigdor is the answer.

Standing, left to right: Mrs. Rochel Goldman, Shlucha to Johannesburg, South Africa; Mrs. Rivka Kotlarsky and Mrs. Molly Resnick, co-directors of the Guest of Shluchos program. Sitting, left to right: Rebbetzin Shula Kazan, Shlucha to Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. Naomi Mauer, co-publisher of The Jewish Press.
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2014

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Almost every year I am invited to attend the grand banquet of the International Shluchos Convention, the climax of a four-day weekend that attracts some 2,500 Chabad shluchos from all over the world – from Argentina to Australia, from Thailand to Kazakhstan, and from every state in the U.S. It takes place the weekend of Chaf Bet Shevat, the yahrzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt”l.

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Posted on: February 14th, 2014

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Dear Mordechai, Someone gave me a gift that I don’t like. But I don’t want to hurt his feelings. What should I do? You Shouldn’t Have

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