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As Hummus Goes Mainstream, Rabbis Warn About Kosher Status

Hummus has gone mainstream, to the tune of $325 million, according to data provided by Symphony IRI Group. In 1995, hummus was a $5...

Iran Declares Boycott on Coke and Tzionim

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad signed today a new amendment to a law in the Islamic Republic that forbids the airing of advertisements for "Zionist...

NJ Gov. Christie: I Am Not A Bully; I Am Direct

Fresh off passing a $29.4 billion budget, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is taking on another issue, calling a special session to pass...

Videos: Brooklyn District Attorney Speaks Out on the Rubashkin Sentence

In a video interview with the Five Towns Jewish Times, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes speaks out about the harsh sentence handed...

NYS Legislation to Curtail Charitable Giving

The Orthodox Union and others in the Jewish community have strongly urged all NYS lawmakers to oppose a new proposal to limit the deductibility...

Obama: Republicans Are Out Of Touch, Stuck In Past

Seizing on a political opportunity, President Barack Obama today lashed out at Republicans as out of touch with the daily problems of Americans, hoping...

Marty Markowitz Pledging Revenge On Brighton Beach Shuls

Erin Durkin of the NY Daily News reports: Nothing comes between Marty Markowitz and his music. The Brooklyn borough president was so upset...

NY Governor to Personally Sign 6,899 Budget Amendments in 29 Hours for Vetoes

NY Gov. David Paterson expects to spend a staggering 29 hours hunkered over state-budget bills, pen in hand, to complete the task of vetoing...

Russian Spy Case: Why Now, and What It’s About

Mark Hosenball of Newsweek reports: The FBI investigation has been going on for years-maybe as long as a decade, according to law-enforcement officials. So...

Tonight in Lakewood: Rav Chaim Kanievsky Live Via Satellite

It has been two months since the annual P'eylim / Lev L'Achim convention in Bnai Brak, yet the excitement generated by that inspiring...