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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.

The Zionist Girl the Jewish Federations Love to Hate

My friend and colleague Lori Lowenthal Marcus writes today in Arutz 7 about her entanglements with the Jewish Federations of North America, and how, instead of confirming or denying a simple question she posed to them, they chose instead to start a campaign of personal attacks against her.

Yishai and Malkah Welcome New Olim

Yishai and Malkah broadcast live from Ben Gurion Airport where they welcome a 747 full of new immigrants to Israel.

JCC Maccabi Games to Hold Worldwide Minute of Silence at Opening Ceremony

Ankie Spitzer to lead worldwide minute of silence for ‘Munich 11’.

Purim Meditation: After Rush Limbaugh Insulted Me

It wasn't a biggie, really, I've been called worse. When my wife heard what Rush had been calling me, she said she wasn't surprised. So maybe it wasn't even such a bad thing that Rush did, maybe he even meant it as a caution, so I would go ahead and mend my loose morals. But here's the funny thing, as soon as news came out that Rush insulted me, people started empathizing with me and writing Rush's advertisers to stop sponsoring him because of what he said about Yanover.

New Olim Are Country’s Hanukah Present

Just prior to the start of Hanukah, 76 new immigrants from North America added light and happiness to the country, landing at Ben Gurion...

Bar Ilan University Makes Key Stop In South Florida

The founder and director of a new gap year program at Bar Ilan University has made South Florida a key stop on a tour of North America promoting the new program that is intended to buck the trend in falling gap year numbers.

Help Others Get On The ‘Marry-Go-Round’

A new shidduch initiative has created an ear-deafening buzz in frum communities across North America and beyond.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

New Ground Zero Imam: Jail Apostates    Those who leave Islam and preach against the Muslim religion must be jailed, declared the imam who has...

Opposition Mounting To Proposed Israeli Conversion Bill

WASHINGTON - Opposition to a proposed Israeli conversion bill is mounting, from the U.S. Congress to the Israeli prime minister.

Opposition Mounting To Proposed Israeli Conversion Bill

WASHINGTON - Opposition to a proposed Israeli conversion bill is mounting, from the U.S. Congress to the Israeli prime minister.

Why Winter Weather Is Good For You

Many of us in North America, even in areas that are usually relatively toasty during the winter months - like Maryland and Washington, DC - are impatiently counting the days until spring and the promise of warmth and sunny days. Even rain is looking good these days.

Intense Debate Follows Orthodox Rabbi’s Presence At D.C. Service

A prominent Manhattan rabbi is defending his decision to participate in last week's National Prayer Service.

Intense Debate Follows Orthodox Rabbi’s Presence At D.C. Service

A prominent Manhattan rabbi is defending his decision to participate in last week's National Prayer Service.

The Benefits Of High Gas Prices

People have been bitterly complaining about the rising price of gas.

Borders And Boundaries (Part 1)

Recently, I came across a talk show whose topic of discussion was about managing personal finances.

A Haven for Jews in New York (Part I)

In 1825, more than 70 years before the First Zionist Congress was held in Basel, Switzerland, Mordechai Manuel Noah startled the world by proposing a concrete plan for the establishment of a Jewish city of refuge in North America.

Letters To The Editor

Readers Urged To Reach Out To Jewish Serviceman I recently exchanged a few e-mails with an observant Jewish serviceman in Iraq, 1st Lt. Chaim Spilman....

Bnei Akiva Reunion

Bnei Akiva of North America (and Hashomer Hadati) will be 70 years young this year.

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