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Mayor Bloomberg Gives Restoration Update

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said ion Monday that an  estimated 115,000 New Yorkers are still without electrical service, down from 145,000 yesterday. The lack...

Syrians Shoot IDF Jeep

Ynet reports that an IDF patrol jeep was hit by Syrian gunfire. The incident happened at 8:30 pm on Monday, when the Golani jeep,...

GOP Claiming a Rout in Pennsylvania Based on Absentee Ballot Returns

The website GOP.com on Monday suggested that President Obama’s campaign is trying to protect Pennsylvania, sending big gun Joe Biden to a state that...

At Least 2 Jews Killed by Hurricane Sandy

The New York Observer reported Tuesday that two Brooklyn Jews are among the at least 40 victims of megastorm Hurricane Sandy.

Jewish Community Bears Impact of Hurricane Sandy

According to figures released by The Long Island Power Authority on Tuesday, more than 930,000 families -- 90 percent of all island residents -- are without power after Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc Monday night across the northeastern United States. Among those 930,000 are an estimated 139,000 Jewish households.

Stone Throwers Injure Karnei Shomron Resident

A resident of Karnei Shomron was lightly injured Monday evening by rock throwers. The rocks were thrown as he was driving his car on...

Rockets Hit Israel All Night Long

We lost count as to the number of rockets and mortars that hit Southern Israel overnight (Sunday night-Monday morning). The sirens went off at: 2:06...

Secret Ballot Could Determine Likud-Beiteinu Future

In an unexpected move, 10% of the Likud Central Committee members gathered enough signatures to demand a secret ballot on whether or not to run on a joint list with Yisrael Beiteinu.

In Mixed Reactions, Some Call Likud-Beitenu Move Brilliant, Some Warn of Losses

Over at the Likud, many appear unimpressed by their party leader's bold move, which is expected to be voted on at the Likud conference on Monday. Several Likud ministers are weighing a vote against the union. Minister of Improvement of Government Services Michael Eitan has so far been the most vociferous against the move, saying he fears that Likud would suffer from this rightward turn.

Jimmy Carter: Palestinian State “Unviable”

Jimmy is back, and once again he's telling us it's all our fault.

V’ten Tal Umatar Livracha Starting Tonight in Israel

As of tonight, which is Monday according to the secular calendar but already Tuesday (Yom Shlishi, the 7th of Cheshvan) in the Jewish calendar,...

Lawyers Deny Rumor that Controversial Pathologist Yehuda Hiss Was Fired

Attorneys for Pathologist Yehuda Hiss, considered the man who knows "where all the bodies are buried" (including the questionable circumstances of the assassination of a prime minister some seventeen years ago) are saying the rumors about his being fired by Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman s on Monday are premature.

Efrat Residents Block Bethlehem Access Road

Residents of Efrat blocked a main access road from Bethlehem on Monday night. The spontaneous protest came in response to an attack on an Efrat...

Two American Economists, One Jewish, Win Nobel Prize

Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley, American economists with ties to Israeli universities, won the Nobel Prize for Economics. The professors won the prize, called the...

Worrisome Trends in Gaza Mirror Hamas’s 2008 Lead-Up To War

Hamas's rocket barrage against Israel on Monday marked an escalation in the group's ongoing war against Israel, both quantitatively in the amount of rocket fire, and qualitatively in Hamas's willingness to claim responsibility for the attack.

The Supreme Court and Sholom Rubashkin

We know we speak for many in our community when we express sadness at the news that the United States Supreme Court on Monday decided not to review the 27-year sentence meted out to former Agriprocessors chief executive Sholom Rubashkin.

Russia Bans “Innocence of Muslims”

In a show of solidarity with movements seeking to preserve respect for Islam, a Moscow ruled on Monday that the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” may not be shown in all of Russia.

Iran Currency Plummets

Iran’s currency fell a whopping 16 percent on Monday to a record low of 34,500 rials to the dollar, plummeting from 29,500 rials on Sunday.

White House Network Hacked By Chinese

FoxNews reports that White House computers were breached by Chinese hackers. The report says that the breach may have included sensitive military related computers....

Designer Sukkah

I went looking for interesting Sukkah images online, and most of them repeated the familiar decoration themes, some with more natural ingredients, others with...

‘I Inspire Myself’

We first met Shlomie (name and some details have been changed) over 20 years ago. He davens in our shul, and he and my husband share a love of photography. Over time, we got to know each other well.

Many Gazans Less Than Peachy About Fruit Import Ban

With the exception of bananas and apples, fruit will no longer be brought from Israel to Gaza is, according to the Agriculture Ministry on Monday.

Olmert “Standing Tall” After Receiving Commuted Sentence

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert told a press conference Monday that he leaves court “standing tall” after being handed a one year suspended sentence and a fine of NIS 75,300 for breaching the public trust in what has been called the “Investment Center Affair”.

Israel’s UN Envoy Leaves Session in Protest When A-Jad Takes Podium

Israel's UN envoy Ron Prosor left a UN session on Monday in protest when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the podium. Ahmadinejad was present to speak about the rule of law in a session on the subject.

Miracle of the Crowded Pilgrims

The Mishna in "Chapters of our Fathers" 5:5 describes ten miracles that used to occur in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem (a couple of...

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