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The Yellow Star

A little more than six months ago, my sister-in-law passed away after battling a serious illness. For more than 30 years she had given symposiums on the Holocaust to youngsters in the Philadelphia area, and we talked about her activities many times on our visits to the U.S. After her passing I was determined to do some kind of volunteer work for Yad Vashem in her memory.

Aaron Klein Radio Among ‘Heaviest’ In U.S.

Aaron Klein’s popular radio program made the radio industry’s highly coveted Talkers Magazine “Heavy Hundred,” one of only two all-weekend shows in America to make the list.

Both Religious Zionist Knesset Factions Celebrate the Mimouna; Ketzele: We Run Together or I...

Hundreds of activists who had arrived to celebrate the Mimouna applauded the MKs announcements that there was no other option for their two factions but to run a united list in the next Knesset elections. MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzele) repeated his earlier announcement that if the two factions do not run as one, he would remove himself from the campaign.

US Supreme Court Orders State Dept. to List Jerusalem, Israel, in American Passports

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday on the case of Zivotofsky v. Clinton, a suit in which Naomi and Ari Zivotofsky are challenging the way the State Department may list the birthplace of their son, nine-year-old Menachem. The State Department decided that little Menachem's US passport should show Jerusalem as his birth place, without an accompanying country.

Rich French Jews Fighting Over Nazi Looted Monet

Last year, Ginette Heilbronn Moulin, chairwoman of the Galeries Lafayette in Paris, filed a criminal complaint against the Wildenstein family accusing them of knowing...

‘Jewish Home’ Blues

The Knesset's Jewish Home faction is in danger of splitting, following the internal political maneuvering that has taken place in the National Union.

GOP Offers Netanyahu the Presidency

After his astounding speech in Congress, the GOP has been working behind the scenes to get Israeli PM Netanyahu to run for President of the U.S.A.

Egyptian women to March Thursday Demanding Political Representation

Al Ahram reports that a women's demonstration has been planned for Thursday to coincide with International Women’s Day, in downtown Cairo. Organizers are expected...

Egypt Bans Swedish NGO worker From Leaving Country

A Swedish NGO worker was prevented from boarding a flight from Egypt to Cyprus Monday. According to Cairo International Airport Authorities, Jean Eric was on...

Kosher Food Vendor Suing the Mets

one might ask why, if you go out to the ballgame on a Friday night instead of hitting the nearest shul for Kabbalat Shabbat, you would need your hot dogs to be kosher? But that's not what this high-powered law suit is about...

National Religious Factions Split over Primaries

In response to National Religious Party Chairman MK Zevulun Orlev's call for consolidated primaries of the two current factions of what used to be...

Tombs of Patriarchs, Rachel, Rejected for Heritage Funding

The absence of the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and the Tomb of Rachel in Bethlehem from a list of sites to receive funding as part of Israel’s National Heritage program has raised the ire of MKs in support of Jewish rights in Judea and Samaria.

Obama Discusses Leaders He Considers Friends

Turkish PM on the list, Israeli PM Netanyahu conspicuously absent.

Israeli Rabbinate Warns against Tu B’Shvat Figs

The Kashrut Dept. of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate published a warning on the eve of Tu B’Shvat, cautioning against eating some of the holiday’s traditional fruits. Figs are at the top of the list, because of concern regarding insects and worms which "hide inside the fruit’s flesh and are difficult to detect."

Four British Muslims Plead Guilty to Bomb, Murder Plots

The terror cell planned to bomb the London Stock Exchange and the American embassy, and murder London's mayor and two Rabbis.

How To Avoid Shopping ‘Till You Drop

Who doesn’t want to save money? The siren call of sales lures us all, and few are able to resist stocking up.

Iran Update: Sanctions, Blame, and Talk

The Obama administration added three companies to those sanctioned for dealing with Iran's energy sector, for the first time targeting a major Chinese Iran trader.

South Korea on Board with Iran Sanctions

South Korea has joined the list of nations who will sanction Iran in the hopes of stopping its nuclear program.

List of 550 Terrorists To Be Released for Shalit Posted Online

The Israel Prison Service (IPS) has publicized the list of prisoners scheduled to be released in the second stage of the Gilad Shalit deal...

Believing In Hashem’s Packages

Upon returning home from food shopping, I had to park my van a block and a half from where I live. It was difficult for me to carry the heavy food packages and my pocketbook, but I managed to get to the beginning of my block.

No Thanksgiving Pardon for Jonathan Pollard

US President Barack Obama has issued the traditional presidential pardons this Thanksgiving, but did not add Jonathan Pollard to his list.

No new judges in Israel

The Judicial Selection Committee failed to appoint any new Supreme Court justices today. The committee decided to reopen the list of candidates. Click here...

Terror Victims’ Rights

Now that Gilad Shalit is home, it is time for Israel to have a national discussion about the price of redeeming captive soldiers and the rights of terror victims.

The Greatest Act of Tzedaka – A Lifesaving Kidney Donation

What was the biggest single donation to Tzedaka (charity) or greatest act of Chesed (personal kindness) in your life? How much of a difference did it really make? Did it change a life? Did it save a life? How do you know for sure?

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