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Mendelevich: ‘Educating Young Jews Is at the Core of my Being’

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 18, 2012
In Unbroken Spirit: A Heroic Story of Faith, Courage and Survival (Gefen Publishing), the newly released English translation of his memoir, internationally renowned former Soviet refusenik Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich tells a compelling story of struggle and victory. He spoke to The Jewish Press during his recent U.S. book tour.

I’ve Got Tzfat on my Mind

27 Tammuz 5772 – July 17, 2012
Our neighbor at the center of the row of visual treats on the front page of the Jewish Press, Salome Worch, lives and draws...

The World Is Aghast as 500 Jewish Families Are Promised Homes

26 Tammuz 5772 – July 16, 2012
The AP has apparently caught the Israeli government red handed on the eve of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the Jewish state.

Surfing the Asifah, Now That’s a Roundup

29 Iyyar 5772 – May 21, 2012
Every opening to the outside world is a calculated risk. Every time we open a window we chance being shocked by something vile. Every...

Video: Five to Eight UFOs in Israel’s Sky Wednesday Night

18 Iyyar 5772 – May 10, 2012
Moti Gaber, a resident of Kfar Yonah, a suburb of Netanya, Israel, was coming home with his son Wednesday night around 8:00 from the Lag Ba'Omer festivities, when he saw something quite literally out of this world.

ISM Exposed: How the ISM Sucker-Punched the IDF Again

26 Nisan 5772 – April 18, 2012
A career officer is suspended by the IDF and his career may be in ruins because the ISM manipulated a video to once again defame the IDF. But ISM activists do more than just abuse free speech to interfere with the IDF, nor are they starry-eyed pacifists. They represent a definite security risk to Israel and are documented terrorist confederates.

Israeli Diplomat’s ‘Spanking’ of J Street Conference Removed from Organization History; Read Entire Speech...

7 Nisan 5772 – March 30, 2012
Israeli Deputy Ambassador to the US Baruch Bina addressed thousands of J Street supporters last week, and his appearance had been hailed as a thawing of official Israeli approach to the pro-Palestinian organization. They were in for a big surprise. How big a surprise? The Baruch Bina speech has been removed from J Street's official history. It never happened. But we have it…

New Hebron Settlement in House Near Cave of the Patriarch, Residents Say Purchase is...

6 Nisan 5772 – March 29, 2012
One of the new residents of the dwelling told the Jewish Press that there is no indication of an impending eviction, but recognized that this could change quickly: "We are here legally, we adhered to the required procedures and paperwork, and our purchase is kosher...any eviction order will be politically-motivated, and not legally based."

Groggers’ Yidvid Nose Job Doc in Trouble with ASPS

22 Adar 5772 – March 15, 2012
A Miami plastic surgeon decided on an innovative way to reach the market of nose job enthusiasts – young Jews ages 15-30 – and have fun doing it. He hired the Groggers, an up and coming Orthodox rock band, and traded a nose job for their hilarious Jewish video entermercial "Jewcan Sam." Now the American Society of Plastic Surgeons wants to lower the boom on the guy.

Ashkelon Mayor: This Time IDF Less Effective against Terrorists than Before

Mayor Benny Vaknin told the Jewish Press that he attended a meeting last weekend with PM Netanyahu in which, "we told him that it's already the fourth round in a year." "No other country in the world would have been willing that a million of its citizens be under attacks every two weeks, and 200 thousand children be staying at home instead of going to school."

Rage over Chief Rabbis’ Prohibition of Entrance to Temple Mount

13 Adar 5772 – March 7, 2012
The Arab side in the dispute over Jewish right of access to the holiest Jewish site, has now been taken up by Israel's Chief Rabbis, who emphatically prohibit emphatically any entrance by a Jewish person onto the Temple Mount. The unexpected ruling, on the eve of Purim, is being met with strong objections from senior Rabbis who have been visiting the holy mountain since 1967.

Feiglin Camp Alleges Election Fraud in Likud Primary

10 Shevat 5772 – February 2, 2012
High-ranking officials from the Jewish Leadership faction of the Likud cite numerous discrepancies in vote tallies around the country.

Million Shekel Challenge or Legislation to Save Migron?

28 Tevet 5772 – January 22, 2012
Migron's residents are not waiting for politicians to change their fate and are offering a one million shekel reward to anyone who can provide legal proof that Migron is owned by its residents and is not private Arab land.

Dear Readers

18 Tishri 5772 – October 16, 2011
Dear Readers, It is with mixed feelings that I write this message, wishing you all a g'mar chasimah tovah and a wonderful, healthy, prosperous, joy-filled new year.

Rule The Kitchen!

24 Kislev 5771 – December 1, 2010
Ever since I got my copy of Quick & Kosher, Jamie Geller's first cookbook, I've been hoping for a sequel. And after meeting this adorable, down-to-earth powerhouse (and interviewing her for the Jewish Press) back in 2007-she was working on new recipes even as she was out promoting that debut volume-I was even more eager to see what else she would have in store. Three years in the making, Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes hits stores this month.

Honoring One’s Parents (A Modern-Day Doma Ben Nesina)

13 Nisan 5769 – April 7, 2009
There is hardly a Jewish child who has not been taught the story in the Talmud (Kiddushin 31a) of Doma Ben Nesina. He was the son of a jeweler who refused to wake up his sleeping father when representatives of the Beis Hamikdash (Holy Temple) came knocking on his door, wishing to buy certain precious stones for the Kohen Hagadol's breastplate (urim v'tumim).

First Iran, Then ‘Palestine’: Israel’s Dual Imperative To Prevent Nuclear War

15 Adar 5766 – March 15, 2006
For the moment, fears of a nuclear war in the Middle East remain focused narrowly and correctly on Iran. In the coming months, before that country is able to deploy a fully operational nuclear capability, Israel will have to preemptively destroy essential parts of the Iranian nuclear infrastructure.

Spielberg’s ‘Munich’ (Conclusion)

25 Tevet 5766 – January 25, 2006
We who care desperately for Israel and for the Jewish People don't need a propaganda film to make our case. A completely truthful account - as Spielberg has given us - will always be in our interest.

Spielberg’s ‘Munich’ (Part One of Two Parts)

18 Tevet 5766 – January 18, 2006
Over the years, I have lectured and published widely on Israeli security matters - often with special reference to assassination and international law. Usually, in these matters, I have tried to point out the positive side of assassination, including informed support for Israel's ongoing policy of "targeted killings."

A Prayer For Freedom

12 Adar II 5765 – March 23, 2005
In very recent issues of the Jewish Press there have been a number of disturbing articles detailing the dire plight of various types of people who have lost their physical or social freedom.

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