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ZOA Loses Tax Exemption Status, Will Apply for Reinstatement

25 Elul 5772 – September 12, 2012
The Zionist Organization of America has lost its 501(c)3 tax exemption status, due to failure to file tax returns for the last three years.

Samsung to Pay Apple More Than $1 Billion Dollars

8 Elul 5772 – August 25, 2012
A US Jury found Samsung guilty of patent infringment of key features of Apple's iPhone and iPad. The jury awarded Apple over $1 Billion dollars for damages ($1,049,393,540 to be exact). While in the issue of Samsung's claims against Apple, Samsung was awarded nothing.

Title: Explaining Life: The Wisdom of Modern Jewish Poetry, 1960-2010

30 Av 5772 – August 17, 2012
The poems in this collection, Explaining Life: The Wisdom of Modern Jewish Poetry, 1960-2010 – some written originally in Yiddish and Hebrew – do “pierce the heart,” and educate it as well. These are poems about major issues in daily life – love, loss, alienation, family relationships, the after-effects of war, death and renewal – which help us reflect on how we are living and suggest possible ways to cope with and to improve our lives.

San Diego Jewish Teen Wins Google Science Prize

11 Av 5772 – July 30, 2012
An eighth-grader from the San Diego Jewish Academy won a science prize at the second annual Google Science Fair competition. Jonah Kohn, 14, won a...

My Zaidy

4 Av 5772 – July 22, 2012
When I think of how to describe my Zaidy to someone who has never met him, I find myself at a loss. I don’t know how to put my grandfather’s presence into words in a way that will sufficiently describe the picture I have of him in my mind. The fact that my most vivid memories are from when I was quite young make the task no easier. He was, simply, “Zaidy.” Regardless of profession, history or future, he just was.

The Three Weeks – Realizing What We Are Missing

24 Tammuz 5772 – July 13, 2012
The story is told of a Chassidic Rebbe who stayed one night in the attic of a simple farmer. Promptly at chatzos (midnight) the Rebbe sat on the floor and began saying Tikkun Chatzos (a prayer said most nights by pious individuals, mourning the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash.) Immediately, a fountain of tears began to flow from his eyes, as he unabashedly mourned our great loss. Soon, his crying became so loud that it aroused the farmer and his wife from their sleep. The concerned farmer quickly knocked on the door and asked if everything is okay. The Rebbe answered that he is simply mourning the Bais Hamikdash.

Audiologist in Training Writes

10 Tammuz 5772 – June 29, 2012
It's time for finals and I've been studying hard for all of my exams. My favorite class this semester was audiology, and studying more about the field has solidified my decision to pursue audiology as a career.

The #1 Thing You Should Know About Real Estate Investing in Israel

28 Sivan 5772 – June 17, 2012
There is a myth that if you buy a property in Jerusalem then you are assured to make money.

Are Diamonds Forever?

12 Sivan 5772 – June 1, 2012
This is in no way intended to dampen the enthusiasm of kallahs flush with excitement over their upcoming nuptials, but who hasn’t heard a “lost diamond ring” story or, for that matter, experienced firsthand the traumatic loss of a precious piece of jewelry?

It’s My Opinion: Tantrums

18 Iyyar 5772 – May 10, 2012
The recent loss by the Knicks in game two of their playoff series with the Miami Heat resulted in more than the loss of a basketball game. In an explosive postgame meltdown, Knicks star Amare Stoudemire lost control and punched the glass case of a fire extinguisher. His outburst led to 15 stitches in his hand. Stoudemire left Miami bandaged up and wearing an arm sling.

Met Council and NYC Food Bank Launch Virtual Food Drive for Passover

11 Nisan 5772 – April 3, 2012
This Passover season, more than 100,000 Jewish families in NYC will find themselves struggling to put food on the table, according to the Metropolitan...

Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, ZT”L

6 Nisan 5772 – March 28, 2012
The Jewish Press joins Klal Yisrael in mourning the loss of Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, a world renowned Talmudist and posek, longtime rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Ore in Jerusalem, and one of the foremost figures in the yeshiva world for three quarters of a century.

Meet Josh Mandel, Rising Ohio Jewish GOP Rock Star

14 Adar 5772 – March 8, 2012
Meet Josh Mandel, who won the Ohio GOP primary and will take on Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, in the fall. A new-age GOP, his fiscal policy comes down to this: he says the country needs to undertake "sweeping regulatory reform." Mandel is a strong supporter of Israel—He and his wife Ilana were married in Jerusalem in 2008. In February 2009, during Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli government thanked Mandel for his staunch support.

German Federation Condemns Fans Who Hitler-Saluted Israeli Player

8 Adar 5772 – March 1, 2012
The German soccer federation condemned an anti-Semitic act involving Kaiserslautern's Israel striker Itay Shechter, 24, and says such abuse has to be "nipped in the bud" and "we must act decisively." Sunday's taunts came the day after his team's 4-0 defeat by Mainz – their fourth straight loss – in which Shechter did not play.

Halachos Regarding Damaged Property – Replacement Or Reimbursement?

23 Shevat 5772 – February 15, 2012
This week’s parshah, Parshas Mishpatim, discusses many various halachos regarding monetary issues. One of the topics is when one damages another person’s property.

Miami International Conference On Torah And Science

9 Kislev 5772 – December 5, 2011
How does the brain age? Where is the soul and how does one connect with it when the brain is failing? Does memory loss or mind deterioration diminish the quality of an internal spiritually meaning life?

Fresh, Fast & Low Fat Dinner Recipes!

4 Kislev 5772 – November 30, 2011
It's official. My "just had a baby" card has expired. Now that my son is 15 months old, I can no longer pull that out as an excuse for why I have not yet lost the weight.

Q & A: Incongruous And Unbecoming (Part III)

5 Heshvan 5772 – November 2, 2011
Question: Lately I have seen some young men who though they wear a yarmulke have ponytails or other long unruly hair – I’ve even seen some ear piercings. Somehow I find this behavior to be incongruous.

Placing A Stumbling Block Before The Blind (Part I)

1 Elul 5771 – August 31, 2011
It seems that whenever there is a tragedy in the heimishe olam, almost always the horrific, premature loss of life due to a car crash, a drowning, a freak accident or mindless violence/terrorism, it immediately is followed by a chorus of anguished voices screaming out the need to do teshuva.

Mourning Our Losses

10 Av 5771 – August 10, 2011
We join all Americans in mourning the deaths of those who perished in the crash in Afghanistan of a military Chinook helicopter on Sunday. The deaths of these young men are a vivid reminder that even in these times of great self-interest and self- indulgence, there are those who selflessly and unhesitatingly put their lives on the line to defend the nation.

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