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Emes Ve-Emunah: A Religious Community in Crisis

Monsey has gone from a bucolic small town to a center of conflict where both sides having strong arguments.

Jewish Women’s Foundation Awards Tel Aviv Sexual Assault Crisis Center

According to JWF, for many survivors this may be the first time they feel they have received emotional acknowledgement or validation of their experiences.

Liberman to Knesset Defense Committee: Hamas Preparing for Next Round

The defense minister said Israel will invest close to $1 billion over the next few years on defending the Gaza-vicinity communities.

Knesset to Hold Special Debate on Shabbat Train Crisis

The debate will be held in the presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a.k.a. "the person at the helm."

Netanyahu Calms Coalition Crisis, Grabs Credit for Transport Minister’s Achievements

Taking for himself the credit that mostly belongs to the gregarious Transport Minister, Netanyahu said his Government has invested almost $9 billion in a massive expansion of highways and railways.

Coalition Chair: No Coming back from Netanyahu Vs. Transport Minister Crisis

The order for the technical teams to abandon the work sites was given after they had taken apart some of the rails, so that there was no way to resume service Saturday night.

Israel Publishes Plan to Solve Urgent Water Crisis in Jewish and Arab Communities in...

According to Mekorot, there is currently a water shortage of 7000 to 9000 cubic meters a day in Judea and Samaria.

Official: Water Crisis in Samaria Caused by Arabs Stealing 400 Million Gallons a Year

Meanwhile, on the Palestinian Authority side, the responsibility for the shortage is being placed squarely on Israel.

Can Lawyers Help Solve The Agunah Crisis?

Lewin said that today every time he visits Israel, he is asked to visit the Rabbinical Court to discuss cases of Israeli husbands who have absconded to the United States without giving their wives a Get.

Bennett Coalition Crisis Averted, Liberman (Still) to Be Defense Minister

Another coalition crisis is over in an 11th hour save, this time with UTJ minister Ya'akov Litzman stepping in with a temporary solution to soothe frazzled nerves.

Incoming Defense Minister Rattles Israeli Political Establishment

MK Avigdor Liberman rocked the political establishment by agreeing to become the defense minister.

Israel State Comptroller’s Report Details Housing Crisis

Israel's state comptroller has released a report on the nation's housing crisis that has set off a firestorm of criticism against the government but few solutions.

Israel’s ‘Deep Ties’ With US Will Continue

PM Netanyahu: Israel's safety unimportant to those who anonymously attack Israel, him.

Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

An Israeli-American journalist has been kidnapped in eastern Ukraine and is being held hostage by separatists there.

Europe’s Financial Crisis Weighs on Israel’s Economic Outlook

Israel is watching the continuing debt European debt crisis warily, as the European Union is Israel's top trading partner. But despite Europe's economic woes and trepidation in Israel, the EU is set to intensify relations with Israel by approving up to 60 new cooperative initiatives, according to AFP.

Postcards from Hell – The Face of Gaza’s Humanitarian Crisis

Let us take you on a tour of Gaza, and for the fun of it, we added to these fabulous images quotes from UNRWA and the PA about conditions there.

The Rebbetzin Knows Best?

A letter to the Chronicles in Crisis column in the Magazine section of The Jewish Press a few weeks back (12-24-2010) greatly disturbed me. The writer expressed her opinion that many "older" female singles were not doing what was necessary to maximize their looks. She writes, as an example, that she was at a lecture given by a visiting rebbetzin from Eretz Yisrael and a quick glance at her fellow attendees affirmed her observation that many were "plain Janes" who were not trying to look more attractive - and hence be more marriageable.

Scaring Ourselves To Death?

The lengthy cover story in a weekly news magazine deftly sums up the profound unease afflicting U.S. Jewry. Titled “American Jews and Israel,” the piece paints a picture of a community enjoying unprecedented affluence and influence and at the same time worrying about the future of U.S.-Israel relations and the possible emergence of widespread anti-Semitism in America.

Vindication, Late But Sweet

Forgive the Monitor a little self-indulgence this week. In its May 14 issue, Newsweek magazine published a chapter from historian Michael Beschloss’s new book, Presidential Courage (Simon & Schuster). The excerpt centered on Harry Truman’s role in the establishment of Israel, and Beschloss had no compunction about highlighting Truman’s nasty anti-Semitic streak or that after leaving office Truman admitted to the late television impresario David Susskind that his wife, Bess, had never allowed a Jew into their Independence, Missouri home.

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