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Toronto Islamic School Apologizes for Calling Jews “Crafty”, Promoting Jihad-Readiness

A Toronto Islamic school has apologized to the Jewish community after an investigation confirmed that it encourages students to hate Jews and prepare to...

New American-Affiliated Party Launches Knesset Bid

Danny Goldstein, founder and chairman of 'Calcala' ('Finance'): “We are focused on making Israel a better place to live and a better place to invest by merging the best of Israel and America - representing Israelis, but with an eye on the American perspective.”

Apple To Start Massive Israel Hiring Push

In the next few weeks, Apple’s new Israeli research and development center will launch a major hiring campaign.

Part VI: Academics

While things might have seemed very strange in this foreign college environment, especially because I was tossed in without any roadmap to help me navigate and understand the kinds of things I was seeing all around me, there was one area I was not worried about: academics. Northeastern Illinois has a rather derogatory nickname, “Northeasy," and it does not have a very good academic reputation. I didn’t think my classes would be very hard at all.

Achim Academy Students Perform In Pesach Drama

The Achim Academy Center for Education in North Miami Beach uses many unique approaches to teach its special students, and for Pesach a dramatic production in six scenes planted the important messages of the Torah in young minds.

DC Hebrew-Language Charter School Approved, Arabic School Rejected

A Hebrew-language charter school was approved in Washington, DC, and is scheduled to open for the 2013-14 term. An Arabic-language charter school also under review...

Ha’aretz Independence Day Recipes Kosher in English, Traif Galore in Hebrew

If you're an American Jew looking for an Independence Day recipe, Ha'aretz in English is a safe place for you. You'll find there a discussion of the perfect hamburger, as befits the national holiday of outdoors barbecuing. But click over to the same paper's Hebrew language website, and you'll discover an additional component, besides beef: goat cheese.

Postpartum Depression

Mrs. D., the mother of two children under the age of four, came to see me – she was in the seventh month of her third pregnancy. This baby was unexpected. She had “difficulty” after her last pregnancy, and already tearful, she wanted me to get to know her now, so that I could help her later, when the depression hit. She was not sure she would be able to handle it all again.

World’s Largest Haredi News Portal Suspected of Corruption, Blackmail

According to Police, B'Hadrei Haredim's directors attempted to "squeeze" rabbis, politicians and business executives, as well as business outfits, over the past two years, threatening that if they did not pay large sums of money, the website would publish negative reports about them and block the posting of positive articles.

Gloria Steinem, Women Under Siege, Documenting Sex Crimes in Syria in Real Time

Turning to Internet users for help in reporting rape and sexual assault in Syria, to inform the international community and to provide the base for potential prosecutions, a new Women's Media Center initiative, spearheaded by Gloria Steinem, declares: "Our goal is to make these atrocities visible, and to gather evidence so that one day justice may be served."

Readers Respond to “The Tyranny of Beauty: A Plea to Mothers Of Girls In...

In our March 16 issue we featured The Tyranny of Beauty: A Plea to Mothers Of Girls In Shidduchim, in which the author described a “Meet and Greet” for young women in a certain age and mindset (looking for young men who are sitting and learning) and mothers of the young men they could potentially date. The article received a tremendous amount of comments on our website and via e-mail. Below are some of the responses.

Ayatollah Khamenei Praises President Obama

RT.com reports that: Ayatollah Khamenei, the highest authority figure within the Islamic Republic of Iran, is publicly applauding US President Barack Obama over the American...

Syrian Deputy Oil Minister Defects to Rebel Forces

CNN reports that a man identifying himself as Abdo Hussam el Din, the country's Deputy Oil Minister, announced in a video posted on YouTube...

A Mother Remembered: A Year Later (Part I)

In her ninety-eighth year my mother beat pneumonia twice. She always said that she would know when her time was up – and she did. People would ask her what she attributed her many years to. Though she was not raised in a religious home, she would always say that Hashem knew what He was doing. We learn in the Torah when one honors parents the reward is a long life. She was certainly proof of this.

Part IV: Adjusting To College

Realizing that there was no backing out of college at this point, I resigned myself to my fate. I was in college, like it or not, but I didn’t believe that I really belonged in college.

‘All Your Deeds Are Written In A Book’

Recently, I discovered a frum website, www.jewish-e-books.com, that allows one to download hundreds of Jewish books – both in English and Hebrew. Having written a sefer myself, I was able to get it put on their website.

Youth Overcoming Challenges

A few weeks ago in these pages you were introduced to Menifa - Leverage for Life, a nonprofit organization based in Israel that works with youth at risk who have dropped out of high school.

Saudi Arabia Blocks Ayatollah Khameini’s Website

The website was reportedly blocked ahead of Khamenei's sermon for Friday Prayers last Friday.

Part III: First Day Of College

Within the span of just a few weeks, everything I knew about myself and all of my plans were destroyed. I was out of yeshiva, living at home and enrolled in classes at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU).

Cyber Attacks UPDATE: Pro-Israeli Hacker Claims Strike on Iranian Sites

'Hannibal' claims to have access to a trove of confidential Iranian information.

Building Bridges To Save A City And A Nation

Yes, it is true. I, a haredi with right-wing political leanings, stood on the same stage with representatives of Yisrael Chofshit, Hitorirut Yerushalayim, and Meretz – three secular and very left wing groups – at the massive rally in Beit Shemesh on the last night of Chanukah.

Gaza Hackers take over Israel Fire and Rescue Website

Palestinian cyber-warfare follows hacking of Deputy FM Ayalon's website last week.

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