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Reb Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin Marks 55th Birthday - and His Anniversary - Today

Wednesday October 22, 2014 7:14 AM

shomom-mordechai-rubashkinToday is the 55th birthday of our good friend, Reb Sholom Mordechai ben Rivkah Rubashkin. Today, 28 Tishrei, is also the wedding anniversary of Reb Sholom Mordechai and his wife, Leah. (more…)

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After 35 Years, Kosher Delight in Flatbush Closes

Wednesday October 22, 2014 6:25 AM

kosher-delight-1Flatbush, Brooklyn - Kosher Delight, Brooklyn’s oldest kosher fast food establishment, has closed, but, the NY Daily News (more…)

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Haaretz More Biased Against Jews Than Arab Media

Wednesday October 22, 2014 5:52 AM

haaretzHaaretz is thoroughly biased - against Jews. (more…)

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Energy Does Grow On Trees, Thanks To Israeli Engineers

Wednesday October 22, 2014 4:09 AM

etree-energy-treeThe frenetic Israeli brain has already presented the world with numerous developments in the solar (more…)

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Report: Rush Limbaugh Is America’s Least-Trusted News Source

Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:47 AM

limbaugh-rushThirty-nine percent of Americans say they don’t trust Rush Limbaugh when it comes to news about government and politics, giving the radio personality the highest untrustworthiness rating of 36 news (more…)

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Analysis: What the U.S. Can Learn From Israel in Targeting ISIS

Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:16 AM

israeli-air-force-f-15-f-16-jetsBy D. Bender

Less than ten percent of the nearly one thousand air sorties by the United States in Syria ended in (more…)

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Photos: Vizhnitzer Rebbe Rav Yisroel Hager Visits Belzer Rebbe

Wednesday October 22, 2014 1:46 AM



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Yevamos 18: Who Does Chalitzah?

Wednesday October 22, 2014 1:10 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 28 Tishrei

Wednesday October 22, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Nachman Tzvi HaLevi of Kolomaya, son of Rav Yitzcak, Rav of Kolomaya (1829)

Rav Shmuel Landau of Prague, second son of the Noda BeYehuda (1837) (more…)

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A Newspaper Legend: Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee Dies

Tuesday October 21, 2014 11:39 PM

ben-bradleeBen Bradlee, the legendary editor who transformed The Washington Post into one of world’s top newspapers, has passed away at the age of 93. Throughout his 26-year career at The Post, Bradlee (more…)

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One Million People Expected to Participate in the Shabbos Project

Tuesday October 21, 2014 10:17 PM

shabbos-project-1In less than a week, 340 cities across the globe will be uniting for what might just be the most extraordinary (more…)

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IAEA Chief Unsure That All Iranian Nuclear Material Is Peaceful

Tuesday October 21, 2014 9:22 PM

iaea-chief-yukiya-amano1The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, admitted that his agency cannot “conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.” The comments come just a month before the (more…)

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Report: Obama Seeks To Bypass Congress, Suspend Iran Sanctions

Tuesday October 21, 2014 8:11 PM

obama4President Barack Obama “will do everything in his power” to prevent Congress from voting on a nuclear agreement with Iran if one is reached by the Nov. 24 deadline, The New York Times reported. (more…)

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The Shabbat App

Tuesday October 21, 2014 7:16 PM

iphoneBy Rabbi Ari Kahn

It is unclear whether or not people who lived through it were aware that what we now call “the industrial revolution” (more…)

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Boy From Galilee Issued Israel’s First Aramean Birth Certificate

Tuesday October 21, 2014 6:42 PM

israels-first-aramean-citizen-yaakov-halulYaakov Halul doesn’t know it, but on Monday he made history. The 2-year-old from the Galilee village of Jish became Israel’s first Aramean citizen. (more…)

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Pro-Israel Community Protests Premiere Of ‘Klinghoffer’ Opera At The Met

Tuesday October 21, 2014 6:17 PM

the-metropolitan-opera-in-new-york-cityAbout 400 people protested outside the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on Monday against the premiere of the “The Death of Klinghoffer,” an opera based on the 1985 murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer aboard an (more…)

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NY: Council Members Meet with Commissioner Bratton to Combat Rise in Anti-Semitic Crimes

Tuesday October 21, 2014 5:42 PM

greenfield-brattonBrooklyn - Wednesday, just hours before Shemini Atzeres, Councilman David G. Greenfield met with New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton and his (more…)

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Guardrail Maker Found Guilty of Fraud

Tuesday October 21, 2014 5:07 PM

guardrailHighway guardrail maker Trinity Industries was found guilty of defrauding the federal government on Monday. The company was sued in Texas under the False Claims Act for making guardrails that can malfunction during car (more…)

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Medical Miracle: Cell Transplant Lets Paralyzed Man Walk

Tuesday October 21, 2014 4:48 PM

cell-transplantA groundbreaking cell-transplant surgery has let a paralyzed man walk again. Darek Fidyka, 40, was paralyzed in 2010 after being stabbed multiple times in the spine. In collaboration with London scientists, surgeons in Poland (more…)

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Ebola Nations Limited to 5 U.S. Airports

Tuesday October 21, 2014 3:06 PM

airportThe Department of Homeland Security announced new restrictions on visitors flying from countries suffering Ebola outbreaks on Tuesday. Flights from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea can only land at five U.S. airports: JFK, (more…)

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Christie ‘Tired’ Talking Minimum Wage

Tuesday October 21, 2014 2:42 PM

chris-christieNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a break from his national tour to visit Washington, D.C. and deliver a blunt talk to the Chamber of Commerce today. Christie proclaimed that he was “tired of hearing about the minimum (more…)

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Airlines Hike Fares Despite Ebola Scare

Tuesday October 21, 2014 2:42 PM

airplaneAmerica’s largest airlines have approved a $4 round-trip fare hike, despite anxiety over Ebola and higher travel prices for the (more…)

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Yerushalayim Elects Chief Rabbis for First Time in 11 Years

Tuesday October 21, 2014 1:51 PM

av-amar-rav-sternAfter more than a decade without a chief rabbi, Yerushalayim finally has two new ones.

A 48-member electoral body of 24 representatives from the City Council, 12 (more…)


Women of the Wall Yerushalayim Bus Ads Cause Tumult

Tuesday October 21, 2014 1:36 PM

yerushalayim-busWomen of the Wall has stirred the pot again with their latest bus ads showing women wearing talleisim.   (more…)


Report: Obama Sweetens Offer, Okaying More Centrifuges in Iran Nuclear Talks

Tuesday October 21, 2014 12:14 PM

iranian-deputy-foreign-minister-abbas-araqchiThe Obama administration has sweetened its offer to Iran in ongoing nuclear negotiations, saying it might accept Tehran operating (more…)


Islamic Radical Kills Soldier in Canada

Tuesday October 21, 2014 11:07 AM

canadaA driver described as an Islamic radical hit two Canadian soldiers, killing one of them, in Quebec on Monday. Law enforcement said (more…)

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Obama Repeats “You Can’t Get Ebola on a Bus” Day After Bus is Quarantined in D.C.CNS

Tuesday October 21, 2014 10:10 AM

obama3One day after a bus that had departed from the Pentagon was quarantined on Capitol Hill in an Ebola false alarm, President Barack (more…)


Giuliani: Klinghoffer Opera Distorts the Facts

Tuesday October 21, 2014 9:11 AM

giulianiFormer New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has authored an article at The Daily Beast detailing why he participated in a demonstration last night outside the Metropolitan Opera in New York City before the first performance of the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” about the murder of (more…)


Gazans Permitted To Visit Imprisoned Relatives In Israel

Tuesday October 21, 2014 8:18 AM

palestinians-beit-hanounFor the first time since June, two busloads of Gaza Strip residents were allowed entry into Israel on Monday to visit their incarcerated (more…)

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Ceasefire Talks Scheduled For Next Week, Hamas Confirms

Tuesday October 21, 2014 7:46 AM

senior-hamas-leader-moussa-abu-marzoukIsraeli and Palestinian negotiators are to resume talks on a durable Gaza ceasefire next week in Cairo, a senior Hamas official (more…)

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Today: Election for Chief Rabbis of Yerushalayim, Rav Amar and Rav Stern Viewed as Favorites

Tuesday October 21, 2014 6:40 AM

yerushalayim-electionsThe charged electoral race for the positions of Ashkenazic and Sephardic chief rabbi of Yerushalayim Ihr Hakodesh come to a head today, when a 48-member electoral body of 24 representatives from the (more…)

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Father of IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza Livid at Israeli Hospital for Treating Hamas Leader’s Family

Tuesday October 21, 2014 5:21 AM

ofer-and-oz-mendolovitzBy D. Bender

In a furious telephone call on Monday, the bereaved Israeli father of an IDF soldier who died in Gaza (more…)


Senator Mark Kirk: Congress Will Not Support ‘Obama-Khamenei’ Nuclear Deal

Tuesday October 21, 2014 4:09 AM

natanz-nuclear-facility-in-iranBy Ben Cohen

A leading United States senator has warned that the Obama Administration is heading for confrontation with Congress over its (more…)


De Blasio Slams Giuliani for Leading Protest Against ‘Death of Klinghoffer’, Defends Controversial Opera

Tuesday October 21, 2014 3:13 AM

de-blasioNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday criticized his predecessor Rudolph Giuliani for objecting to the Metropolitan Opera’s (more…)


Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews Oppose Return to ‘67 Borders

Tuesday October 21, 2014 2:03 AM

yerushalayimBy Anav Silverman

A new poll conducted from October 12-14, shows that a majority of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state on the (more…)

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Yevamos 17: Avoiding a Mitzvah

Tuesday October 21, 2014 1:15 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Photos: Zeman Simchaseinu with Rav Moshe Shternbuch

Tuesday October 21, 2014 12:43 AM



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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 27 Tishrei

Tuesday October 21, 2014 12:08 AM


Rabbeinu Yitzchak Hazaken bar Shmuel (the Ri Hazaken), of the Baalei Tosfos (1120-1200). The Ri’s maternal grandfather was Rashi’s son-in-law,  (more…)