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20 Million People Collected Unemployment In 2009

A record 20 million-plus people collected unemployment benefits at some point in 2009, a year that ended with the jobless rate at 10 percent. As...

Inheritor or Guardian? Bava Basra Daf 131

Subscribe to the Daily Daf Yomi Summary http://www.daf-yomi.org The Gemora rules: It is obvious that if he designated all of his property to his adult...

U.S. Has Been Trying To Coordinate Intelligence Since 1955

The U.S. intelligence community's information-sharing problems are nothing new, and there have been repeated attempts to correct them since 1955, when a congressional blue-ribbon...

Hikind Wants Holocaust Education In Local Frum Schools

As the number of Holocaust survivors dwindles each year, the Jewish community increasingly faces the daunting challenge of ensuring that the next generation is...

Woman from Gravesend, Brooklyn, Survives 5-Organ Transplant

A young woman from Gravesend, Brooklyn is proof miracles do happen. Kristin Molini survived a rare and uniquely complicated transplant operation that replaced five of...

Existing in Exile

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Parshas Vayechi marks the end of Sefer Bereishis and the profound lessons of maaseh avos siman labonim that fill its...

Frum Jews and Our Life of “Financial Impossibility”

By Rabbi Yosef Shubert, Matzav.com I am fascinated by a poll being conducted by Matzav.com at the left-hand side of this page. According to the...

Rav Malkiel Kotler to Address Vaad L’Hatzolas Nidchei Yisroel Reception

The Soviet Union was a vibrant citadel of Torah for many generations, until the rise of Communism extinguished the flame of Jewish life for...

Shmuley Boteach: I Might Run For Office

The JTA reports that Rabbi Shmuley Boteach says he is considering a run for public office after local officials failed to prevent a Libyan...

Rav Elyashiv: Shomrei Torah Umitzvos Should Not Enter The Knesset

From a purely religious perspective, a shomrei Torah umitzvos should not cross the threshold of the Knesset building in Givat Ram, Yerushalayim, not...