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A Sense of History

The ancients saw the gods in nature, never more so than in thinking about the harvest and all that accompanied it.

Egyptian Jews: We support Military’s Fight against Terrorism

When Magda Haroun was out on the streets during the unrest now rocking Egypt’s capital, she saw someone standing over the body of a...

Tossing a Jewish Lasso over Wyoming’s Wild West

The rabbi, in his early 30s, hails from Miami, Fla., and Raizy, in her late 20s, grew up in Israel. What’s it like to live in the least populated state in the nation?

Egypt Coptic Christian Leadership Condemns Western Media Coverage

In the face of an unprecedented wave of violence directed against Coptic Christians amid the turmoil in Egypt that has left hundred’s dead, the...

Kosher Slaughter Ban Shows Poland Has a Jewish Problem

Thirty-eight Sejm members representing Tusk’s ruling Civic Platform party joined with the opposition in voting to outlaw ritual slaughter.

Double Standards on Facebook

Ms. Blum worked through the wickets Facebook set up for restoring her account to its good graces, but was unable to determine what, exactly, had violated its standards.

New Republic Article on Feminism from Zion Is All About the Stakes

The article argues that while naturally aligned with their fellow orthodox Jews, women from the modern orthodox community in Israel are finding themselves aligned with secular feminists.

Faces of Israel: Yariv Vizner, Founder of ‘Little Heroes’

Little Heroes or 'Giborim Ktanim' pairs ordinary Israelis with mentally challenged children with the goal of helping such children to better fit into Israeli society.

The Outreach Revolution

Our battles with the Conservative movement are over. They no longer pose a threat to Orthodoxy.

The Close-Knit Communities of Judea and Samaria

Community is one of the factors that has brought many people, including Olim, to come to live in the small towns of Judea and Samaria.

Weberman Found Guilty

Satmar Rabbi Nechemya Weberman was found guilty of 59 counts of sexual abuse in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Monday.

Clinton: Significant Reductions of Iranian Crude Oil Purchases

On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton released the following press statement: The United States and the international community remain committed to maintaining pressure on the...

Senator Squadron to Host NY After Sandy Resource Fair

Tomorrow, Sunday, December 9, State Senator Daniel Squadron will host "New York After Sandy," a resource fair and community conversation that will serve as...

Rama Burshtein: A Window Into Her World

“Fill the Void” is the title of Rama Burshtein’s film that played to critical acclaim at the recent Toronto International Film Festival and earned seven Ophir Awards -- the Israeli Oscars -- including one for best film and best director, and has become Israel’s entry into the 2012 Oscars' foreign language category.

Melachot, Permanence, And Umbrellas

Certain activities – such as building, tying, weaving, writing, dyeing and sewing – are not prohibited on Shabbat unless they are made to last. For example, one may tie a knot that is not tied in a professional manner and will be untied within seven days, such as shoelaces or the ribbon around the Torah scroll, on Shabbat afternoon. So too a safety pin may be used on Shabbat since it is not a form of permanent sewing.

Sen. Hagel Likely Obama Man at Defense, No Friend of Israel

President Barack Obama is expected to announce his nominees for secretaries of state and defense in the next two weeks, with former Republican Senator...

Julie Menin Announces Campaign for Manhattan Borough President

More than 200 Grassroots Community Leaders Endorse Former Community Board 1 Chair and Downtown Leader.

Harvard Students Receive Anti-Semitic Invitations for Social Clubs

Invitations to a fictitious club saying "Jews need not apply" were slipped under the doors of students living in the Harvard University dormitories.

The Hezi Family – Formerly Of Moshav Gadid; Now Of Ein Tzurim Caravilla...

The family: Carol & Shmuel Hezi and their six children, Asnat, Eitan, Amichai, Vardit, Harel and Maital

Arch-Terrorist Khaled Mashaal Returning Victorious to Gaza

While Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal was on CNN, his Gaza-based Hamas colleagues were talking - in the Arabic language - about continuing the fight against Israel until the "liberation of all our lands, from the sea to the river."

Road To Recovery

Dear Brocha, Thank you so much for your column and for shining light on this matter. Addiction has been gnawing at the souls of our community for a long time. Yet, it still remains a disease that is swept under the table.

The Trial of a Rasha

The facts of the case are so revealing that one would have to be blind, deaf, and dumb to think this man is innocent.

ADL Commemorates its Centennial by Honoring Bain Capital Executive

On its 100th year, the Anti-Defamation League  is recognizing Lavine's immense civic leadership and influence to affect positive change in our community. Their press release...

From Baltimore to Bayswater With Kindness!

The Baltimore Jewish Community and The Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater Present a ‘Welcome Home!’ Carnival Extravaganza on Sunday, November 25th.

Broward Chabad’s Chanukah Celebration/33rd Birthday

The 33rd annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival is getting bigger and better. Over 10,000 people have attended the event since it was moved to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach in 2007, and the upcoming festival set for Thursday, December 13, will include a star-studded show that is guaranteed to attract the largest attendance yet.

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