Schaer Introduces Bill to Accommodate Religious Beliefs When Autopsies are Required

Wednesday April 1, 2015 10:44 AM

schaerAssemblyman Gary S. Schaer has introduced legislation to ensure that any autopsy that must be performed in New Jersey is done so while recognizing the religious beliefs of the deceased and their (more…)

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‘Biden Told US Jews That Israel - Not America - Guaranteed Their Security’

Wednesday April 1, 2015 10:14 AM


An incredible admission by Vice President Joe Biden has been revealed: He told Jewish leaders that should the American Jewish community be in danger, it has only Israel to rely on - and not America. (more…)


NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray Passionately Calls for De-Stigmatization of Mental Illness at OHEL’S Annual Legislative Breakfast

Wednesday April 1, 2015 9:42 AM

ohelBy Derek Saker

[Video here.] NYC Firstly Lady Chirlane McCray headlined OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services annual Legislative Breakfast hosted (more…)

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Palestinians Officially Become Signatories To The Hague Court

Wednesday April 1, 2015 9:20 AM

international-criminal-courtThe Palestinians officially join the International Criminal Court at The Hague on Wednesday, a move initiated by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after the failure of the US-brokered peace talks (more…)

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Hezbollah Could Fire Up To 1,500 Rockets Per Day, Israeli Authorities Say

Wednesday April 1, 2015 8:12 AM


The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah could fire between 1,000 and 1,500 rockets per day in its next full-scale conflict against Israel, according to the latest estimates from the Israeli Home Front (more…)

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Hamas Chief Haniyeh Calls for Palestinian Unity for West Bank Intifada

Wednesday April 1, 2015 7:17 AM


Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh called on Palestinian factions, including the Palestinian Authority, to unite and wage war on Israel with an intifada and armed resistance in the West Bank, Israel’s NRG (more…)

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Top Critics Warn Iran Nuclear Deal Will ‘Clearly’ Leave Less Than One Year Breakout Time to Bomb

Wednesday April 1, 2015 6:21 AM


Olli Heinonen, the former Deputy Director-General for Safeguards at the IAEA, is convinced that Iran’s breakout time to a nuclear weapon under the current deal being negotiated by the P5+1 powers (more…)

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$140 Million Pesach Hotel Programs a Virtual Sellout This Year

Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:33 AM

pesachPesach 2015 appears to be the year for travel as anyone searching for an airline seat to destinations like Florida or Arizona will find out when they try to book a flight. Seats are scarce and the prices (more…)


State Dept: Clinton Sent 4 Drone Emails

Wednesday April 1, 2015 4:22 AM


The State Department has released the emails Hillary Clinton sent her staff regarding drones during her time as secretary of state, and there are only four of them. Unveiled in response to a Freedom of (more…)

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Matzoh Prices Rise But Bargains Abound

Wednesday April 1, 2015 3:16 AM


If you walked into a hand-made Matzoh bakery in Brooklyn, the chances are that you might pay as much as $24 a lb. for the Shmurah Matzoh and often more for whole wheat matzohs, but you could find bargains (more…)

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Israeli Peace Gestures Not Only Don’t Work. They Make Things Worse.

Wednesday April 1, 2015 2:26 AM

abbas-kerry-netanyahuBy Jonathan Tobin

For those Americans who care about Israel, this is a time of crisis. The Obama administration’s reckless pursuit of détente with Iran and its anger over the reelection of Prime Minister Netanyahu has brought us to a critical moment in which it is now possible to imagine the United States (more…)

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World’s Oldest Person Dies at Age 117

Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:13 AM


Misao Okawa, the oldest living person in the world, died early Wednesday of natural causes, according to officials at her nursing home in Osaka, Japan. She was 117. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 12 Nissan

Wednesday April 1, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shlomo Zalman Lifshitz, Rav of Warsaw, author of Chemdas Shlomo (1839) [11 Nissan according to Yated 2007 and 2008] Rav Shlomo was born in Posen, which was part of Poland at the time. Rav Shlomo  (more…)

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US Ends Military Aid Freeze on Egypt

Tuesday March 31, 2015 11:46 PM


President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he will resume sending military aid to Egypt, two years after freezing the delivery of weapons in the wake of a military coup. Obama told Egyptian President (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Tuesday March 31, 2015 10:41 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 58 - On the Home Front

The twelve month deadline has come and gone, but the chassan is still stalling. For some reason, he is not yet ready to have the chasunah and carry out nisuin. At such a point, he becomes obligated to (more…)

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U.S. Citizens Who Boarded Flights When Rockets Targeted Ben Gurion Airport Sue Hamas

Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:30 PM

ben-gurionTwenty-six U.S. citizens filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in the Department of Justice asking for compensation from the Hamas terrorist group for firing rockets at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport while the plaintiffs were waiting to board flights during last summer’s Gaza war. (more…)

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New and Old Faces in Israel’s 20th Knesset Are Officially Sworn In

Tuesday March 31, 2015 8:08 PM


The Knesset opening session was buzzing with new faces, as 39 new Members of Knesset joined their veteran colleagues in the swearing in ceremony that took place in the Israeli parliament today, Tuesday, (more…)

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You Can Make A Difference!

Tuesday March 31, 2015 7:16 PM

rabbi-pesach-lerner1By Rabbi Pesach Lerner

It is common knowledge that in Israel today, there is an ongoing battle for the definition and future of Judaism in the Jewish state. Will Torah standards be preserved, and funding for Torah study be maintained or increased, or, ch”v, will the very meaning of the word (more…)

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Star-K/Kollel Los Angeles 2015 Pesach Directory Sold Out in Most Retail Outlets

Tuesday March 31, 2015 6:44 PM

star-kSTAR-K/Kollel Los Angeles 2015 Passover Directory is SOLD OUT in most retail outlets.

It is still available as a digital app for Smartphone and Tablet Users: (more…)

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Chicago Rabbinical Council Top 10 Questions for Pesach 5775

Tuesday March 31, 2015 6:18 PM

crcQ: What is the cRc policy regarding toothpaste?

A: The cRc only recommends toothpastes that are known to be chametz free or bear a Pesach certification.

Q: Do coffee pods, such as K-Cups, require Pesach certification? (more…)


Video: Korban Pesach Training for Pesach 5775

Tuesday March 31, 2015 5:44 PM
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The Sasoon Family Tragedy: Why Oh Why - Part II

Tuesday March 31, 2015 5:02 PM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

Last week we started to discuss the overwhelming tragedy of the loss of seven wonderful children overnight in a horrific fire. While we concluded that we cannot fathom the complex ways of Hashem, we (more…)

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New Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Scrutinized For Tweets Mocking Jews, Israel, Women

Tuesday March 31, 2015 4:58 PM


South African comedian Trevor Noah, the newly announced successor to Jon Stewart as host of the satirical television program “The Daily Show,” has come under the microscope for past social media posts that disparaged Jews, Israel, and women. (more…)

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Pence Wants to Fix Religious Freedom Law

Tuesday March 31, 2015 4:18 PM


Indiana Gov. Mike Pence addressed the controversy around his state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a press conference Tuesday morning and said he wants forbid anti-toeivah discrimination with new legislation. (more…)


Hillary Summoned for Private GOP Chat

Tuesday March 31, 2015 3:21 PM


The Republican chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi has summoned Hillary Clinton for a private interview about her use of her personal email as secretary of state. (more…)

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Lufthansa Knew Lubitz Was Depressed

Tuesday March 31, 2015 2:43 PM


Andreas Lubitz told his Lufthansa flight school that he had a “previous episode of severe depression” in 2009 while he was training to become a pilot. (more…)

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FBI: NSA Gate Crashers Dressed as Women

Tuesday March 31, 2015 2:22 PM


Ricky Shawatza Hall has been identified as the man who was killed by police while driving toward the National Security Agency’s restricted entrance Monday. (more…)

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Pirchei Weekly On Chag HaPesach

Tuesday March 31, 2015 1:41 PM



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Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan Out of Luck

Tuesday March 31, 2015 1:16 PM


Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria’s presidential election, narrowly beating incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. (more…)


Hillary Also Used Disputed Email on iPad

Tuesday March 31, 2015 12:24 PM


This email scandal just won’t go away: Hillary Clinton is facing questions about her use of personal email at the State Department once more, as details emerge that she also used it on her iPad and (more…)


Iran Talks Extended to June

Tuesday March 31, 2015 11:32 AM


The deadline for reaching a nuclear deal with Iran will be extended once more, officials told the AP, and the talks will now aim to finalize an agreement by the end of June. (more…)


Support for Palestinian State Hits Two-Decade Low in U.S.

Tuesday March 31, 2015 10:19 AM

abbasThe idea of a Palestinian state is less popular in the U.S. than it has been in at least two decades, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows, as a long period of generally bipartisan support for the (more…)

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Holds Key to Nuclear Deal

Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:52 AM

iran-supreme-leader-ayatollah-ali-khameneiU.S. and European officials said nuclear negotiations were imperiled by deep uncertainty over whether Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would sign off on the necessary concessions (more…)

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Rav Chaim Kanievsky Hospitalized for Tests

Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:29 AM

rav-chaim-kanievskyRav Chaim Kanievsky was taken for tests today to Mayanei HaYeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak.

Rav Chaim was taken from his home of Rechov Rashbam in Bnei Brak for the tests at the emergency (more…)


Video: Possible Parah Adumah On Outskirts of Lakewood, New Jersey

Tuesday March 31, 2015 8:45 AM
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Human Rights Groups Blast UNHRC for Issuing More Condemnations of Israel Than Any Other Country

Tuesday March 31, 2015 7:20 AM


Prominent Jewish human rights groups have sharply criticized the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for issuing more condemnations of Israel for alleged human rights violations than (more…)

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Israel Unveils New Unmanned ‘Sea Knight’ to Combat Gaza Marine Smugglers

Tuesday March 31, 2015 6:14 AM

israel-navyBy David Daoud

Israel has introduced a new sea vessel, the “Sea Knight,” an unmanned seaborne craft that it intends to use to prevent dangerous weapon smuggling into Gaza by sea. (more…)

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Report Says Iran May Be Keeping Elements of Nuclear Program in Syria, North Korea

Tuesday March 31, 2015 5:23 AM


As world powers race to close a nuclear deal with Iran, recent reports have indicated that not all elements of Iran’s nuclear program may be domestic, but that some of it may be located in Syria and (more…)

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Secret Deal: Israel Releases Tax Revenue And Palestinians Halt Hague Bid

Tuesday March 31, 2015 4:58 AM

abbas-netanyahuHumanitarian considerations, among others, were behind Israel’s decision to renew the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office claimed. The (more…)


What Are You Doing for the Sassoon Children?

Tuesday March 31, 2015 4:17 AM

sassoon[Reposted by request.] Jews the world over are davening for the speedy recovery of Mrs. Gayle Sassoon, Gila bas Frances, and her daughter, Tziporah bas Gila. (more…)