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Lying in State [photos]

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Obama Unites Congressional Democrats, Republicans, in Overriding Veto Damaging 9/11 Families

September 29, 2016 - 9:13 AM
 
Israeli Researchers Discover Genetic Evolutionary Signature Associated to Autism

September 29, 2016 - 1:26 AM
 
AIPAC Mourns Shimon Peres, Indefatigable Advocate for Justice [video]

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Official Statements on the Passing of President Shimon Peres [video]

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Glimpses Into American Jewish History
Dr. Yitzchok Levine
 

Posted on: August 31st, 2016

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Frankfort-on-the-Main was the city of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, inspired and inspiring leader in Israel, man of God if ever there was one.

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Posted on: August 3rd, 2016

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After Rav Breuer was nifter in 1980, Rav Schwab led the community until his passing in 1995.

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Posted on: June 30th, 2016

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The bolder women joined in the fight and for some time there was a lively hair pulling in the street.

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Posted on: June 2nd, 2016

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Despite such opposition, the Yeshivah of Flatbush opened that year with 22 children, four teachers for two classes – a kindergarten and a first grade.

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Posted on: May 5th, 2016

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Today Brooklyn is fortunate to have a large number of yeshivas and Bais Yaakovs that span the spectrum from Modern Orthodox to haredi and chassidic.

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Posted on: March 31st, 2016

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Brandon was committed to making sure the doctrine of the separation of church and state was adhered to in California, and he utilized both the courts and the press in his efforts.

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Posted on: March 3rd, 2016

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There were a few times he did not have a ready answer for me. He would then say, “Please call me back tomorrow.” When I did, there was always a ready and clear answer.

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Posted on: February 4th, 2016

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Needless to say, a cool, calm and wise Rabbi Schwab soothed things over, as he had done on so many other occasions.

Rav Shimon Schwab
 

Posted on: December 31st, 2015

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To further improve his English, my father would listen carefully to President Roosevelt's speeches on the radio to pick up the nuances of well-spoken English pronunciation.

Rav Shimon Schwab
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015

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From his earliest youth Rav Schwab had a clear and unwavering desire to become a talmid chacham and serve as a rabbi.

Rabbi Dr. Bernard (Yissochar Dov) Illowy
 

Posted on: November 6th, 2015

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Rabbi Illowy did his utmost to increase the religious observance of his congregants.

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Posted on: October 2nd, 2015

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He was a powerful and fascinating speaker and convincing preacher, and his ministrations were so successful that his synagogue on Sabbath and holidays was always crowded with worshipers...

Rav S. R. Hirsch
 

Posted on: July 2nd, 2015

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Last month we outlined how a few years after Judah Touro’s death a public movement was inaugurated by the citizens of New Orleans to erect a monument to his memory, and that opposition to this tribute came from a number of rabbis throughout the country who claimed that Judaism forbade the erection of any graven […]

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Posted on: June 4th, 2015

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After his marriage he was successfully engaged in the lumber business.

Dr. Aaron Friedenwald
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2015

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He wrote a strong defense of shechitah in which he maintained that the Jewish method of slaughter had a humanitarian influence on the Jewish people.

Dr. Aaron Friedenwald
 

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015

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This was a most unusual step to take in those days, given the difficulties of travel to Europe. Nonetheless, on May 1, 1860 he sailed from New York on the steamship Hammonia.

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Posted on: March 6th, 2015

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The ship’s captain apparently respected the Friedenwalds’ strict adherence to halacha because he allowed them to use his cabin for davening and other religious observances.

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Posted on: February 4th, 2015

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Penn wrote the following to a friend in England: “I found them [the Indians of the eastern shore of North America] with like countenances with the Hebrew race; and their children of so lively a resemblance to them that a man would think himself in Duke’s place, or Barry street, in London, when he sees them.”

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Posted on: January 2nd, 2015

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There were many who believed that some North America Indians were descended from Jews.

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Posted on: December 4th, 2014

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One might think to attribute the crudeness of the calendar to the fact that it was produced by a frontier community unable to calculate a more precise table.

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