Monthly Archives: January 2009

Obama, Iran Talks Next?

President Obama did a quick pivot today, shifting his focus to foreign policy by contacting a handful of major world leaders - including Russian...

NY Times: Jewish Emanuel 2nd Most Powerful in US

The New York Times reports: Early this month, Barack Obama was meeting with the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and other lawmakers when Rahm Emanuel,...

Kashrus Alert – Insect Infestation in Raisins

The Nirbater Rov, Rav Aharon Teitelbaum, has released a notice that, due to the recent worldwide problem of raisin infestation, he had his mashgichim...

Limbaugh Responds to Obama

According to an account in the New York Post which we reported here a short while ago, President Barack Obama yesterday told Republican leaders, "You...

Yeshiva RJJ-Merkaz Hatorah of Staten Island Students Visit Novominsker Rebbe

The seventh grade talmidim of Yeshiva Rabbi Jacob Joseph-Merkaz Hatorah of Staten Island were taken by their rebbi, Rabbi Yaakov Shalom, to receive divrei...

Rav Shteinman Tells Bochur to Stay, Yungerman to Return to the South

This past Shabbos, Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman was reciting Tehillim with his minyan due to the current matzav, after he was told by someone...

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Obama: Israel Should Open Gaza Borders

President Barack Obama today called on Israel to open its borders with Gaza, in a powerful sign of his new administration’s break with Bush-era...

Deadline for BMG Applications

Those bochurim who wish to apply for Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, for the coming summer zeman must submit their applications by this...

Paterson to Name Gillibrand to Clinton’s Senate Seat

New York Governor David Paterson will name Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, an upstate Democrat, to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, a Democratic official...