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Agudath Israel Pre-Election Legislative Breakfast Focuses on Keeping NYC Safe From International Terrorism

Friday October 31, 2014 3:20 PM

agudah-breakfastBy Judith Dinowitz

At Agudath Israel of America’s Annual Pre-Election Legislative Breakfast, Jewish community activists, (more…)

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Goldfeder Unites Elected Officials and Community to Stop Homeless Shelter in Far Rockaway

Friday October 31, 2014 2:19 PM

goldfederAssemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Far Rockaway), together with Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-Rockaway), Queens Borough (more…)

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A Shabbos Treat

Friday October 31, 2014 1:21 PM

candy-storeBy CJ Srullowitz

“Trick or treat!”

I looked at the boy. Under the ghoulish zombie get-up-white and black facepaint, tattered clothes, ragged wig-was my sweet, polite (more…)

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Jewish Day School and Yeshiva Reps Voice Concerns About UPK Program At OU Advocacy-Teach NYS Meeting

Friday October 31, 2014 12:48 PM

ou-meetingRepresentatives of more than 30 New York City Jewish day schools and yeshivas convened this week at a (more…)

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Photos: Rav Aharon Teitelbaum of Satmar Visits Shlachthois in Kiryas Yoel

Friday October 31, 2014 12:19 PM



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French Town Bans Clown Costumes

Friday October 31, 2014 11:59 AM

clownApparently France is facing a bizarre crisis of fake clowns terrorizing its citizens. Pranksters dressed up as scary clowns have been (more…)

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Nurse Hickox Banned From Public Places

Friday October 31, 2014 11:41 AM

kaci-hickoxA judge in Maine has asked nurse Kaci Hickox to stay out of public places while the state’s request to keep her in quarantine is heard. (more…)

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Photos: Gedolim and Askanim Are Menachem Avel Rav Aharon Chodosh and Rav Aryeh Finkel

Friday October 31, 2014 11:21 AM



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Kerry Says Reported U.S. Slur of Israel’s Netanyahu “Damaging”

Friday October 31, 2014 10:55 AM

kerrySecretary of State John Kerry has condemned a derogatory description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by an (more…)


Photos: Assemblyman Dov Hikind Visits Rav Aharon Schechter Ahead of Tuesday’s Election

Friday October 31, 2014 10:50 AM



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ISIS Tempting Israeli Arabs With Free ‘All-Included’ Recruiting Getaways in Turkey

Friday October 31, 2014 10:11 AM

isis3By D. Bender

The Islamic State is nothing if not media and marketing savvy. The international terrorist group is offering Israeli Arabs an all- (more…)

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Mikveh and Conversion: Looting the Kodesh

Friday October 31, 2014 9:26 AM

mikvahBy Avrohom Gordimer

Looters have invaded sacred space; the plane in crisis has been hijacked.

Obviously, the Orthodox community must act with extreme care, meticulousness and scrutiny pursuant to the recent startling (more…)


Haaretz Cartoon Has Calls to Editors to Apologize and Remove Graphic from Website

Friday October 31, 2014 8:12 AM

haaretz-cartoonYesterday, the left-wing Haaretz newspaper in Israel published a disgraceful cartoon without caption by (more…)


Israeli Police Hoke Yeshiva Student, Bang His Head Against Wall

Friday October 31, 2014 7:45 AM

israeli-policeA yeshiva student approximately 20 years old who was detained on Thursday, October 23 during the demonstration at the site of the (more…)


Vesein Tal Umatar Begins in Eretz Yisroel

Friday October 31, 2014 6:07 AM

siddurResidents of Eretz Yisroel have begun to say Vesein Tal Umatar during the Shemonah Esrei in the bracha of Boreich Aleinu. Residents of chutz laaretz won’t begin saying Vesein Tal Umatar until (more…)

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Audio: Rav Reisman On Parshas Lech Lecha

Friday October 31, 2014 5:43 AM

rav-yisroel-reisman[Audio below.] The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of Madison. The shiur, which contains divrei hisorerus for (more…)

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Audio: Rav Ahron Lopiansky On the Parsha

Friday October 31, 2014 5:32 AM

rav-aharon-lopianskyRav Ahron Lopiansky is the Rosh HaYeshiva of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington Tiferes Gedaliah. We are happy to present his weekly shiur on the parsha for (more…)

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Felder Endorses Hikind

Friday October 31, 2014 5:13 AM

felder-hikindBrooklyn, NY - Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) received an endorsement last night from long-time ally NYS Senator Simcha Felder. (more…)

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Reb Eli Scheller’s Two Minutes on the Parsha

Friday October 31, 2014 4:14 AM

eli-scheller[Video below.] The following is a exclusive weekly feature, Eli Scheller’s Two Minutes on the Parsha. With an original approach and unique videography, Eli Shares a machshavah on the parsha that will make (more…)

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Audio: Rav Mintz On Parshas Lech Lecha

Friday October 31, 2014 3:41 AM

rav-chaim-mintz[Audio below.] Each week, Rav Chaim Mintz, Mashgiach of the Yeshiva of Staten Island and founder and head of Oorah Kiruv Rechokim, offers, via telephone, an insightful and inspiring message (more…)

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Pirchei Weekly, Parshas Lech Lecha 5775

Friday October 31, 2014 3:23 AM

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Hadlokas Neiros, Erev Shabbos Parshas lech Lecha 5775

Friday October 31, 2014 3:15 AM

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Video: Harry Rothenberg On Parshas Lech Lecha

Friday October 31, 2014 2:45 AM

harry-rothenberg[Video below.] Attorney Harry Rothenberg offers a five-minute thought on the parsha disseminated by Partners in Torah (more…)

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Video: Rav Stulberger On Parshas Lech Lecha

Friday October 31, 2014 2:29 AM

rav-stulberger[Video below.] Each week, Rav Avrohom Stulberger, rosh yeshiva of Valley Torah High School in Los Angeles, shares a 3-4 minute message relating to the parshas hashovuah. is (more…)

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Video: The Shmuz On Parshas Lech Lecha

Friday October 31, 2014 1:18 AM

rabbi-shafier[Videos below.] Rav Bentzion Shafier has impacted thousands of people with his talks and lectures, and especially with his innovative “Shmuz,” a mussar shmuess that draws on Torah, Gemara and the (more…)

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Parsha Partner - Lech Lecha

Friday October 31, 2014 12:37 AM

parsha-partner-with-link[Download below.] Bring new meaning to your Shabbos seudah by involving your family and guests in discussions on the weekly parsha. Parsha Partner has meaningful divrei Torah and engaging discussion (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 7-8 Cheshvan

Friday October 31, 2014 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda Meir Shapiro of Lublin (1887-1933). His father, Rav Yaakov Shimshon Katz of Shatz, Romania, was a descendent of Rav Pinchas Koretz, a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. His mother, Margala,


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Audio: Rav Shurkin on How May A Mohel Put Away His Muktzah Sakin Shel Milah After A Bris Milah On Shabbos?

Thursday October 30, 2014 11:35 PM

yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Yehuda Glick in Critical Condition, But Improving

Thursday October 30, 2014 10:36 PM

yehuda-glickTemple Mount activist Yehuda Glick’s condition remains critical after an assassination attempt on his life by an Arab terrorist in (more…)


China and Israel Sharing Market Opportunities

Thursday October 30, 2014 9:43 PM

go4israelBy Anav Silverman

One of Israel’s most influential business conferences, the 12th Go4Israel Conference was held this week on Tuesday, October 27th at (more…)

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Obama’s Unprecedented Attack on Israel

Thursday October 30, 2014 8:38 PM

sen-ted-cruzBy Senator Ted Cruz

This week, the world was treated to yet another embarrassing display of the Obama administration’s incompetent foreign policy. (more…)


Charlie Rangel Says Some Republicans ‘Believe That Slavery Isn’t Over’

Thursday October 30, 2014 7:27 PM

charles-rangelVeteran Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) had some harsh words for the Republican Party during a Thursday campaign rally for New York (more…)


Hezbollah Operative Held In Peru Over Suspected Planning Of Terror Attack

Thursday October 30, 2014 6:53 PM

hezbollahA Hezbollah operative was arrested in Peru earlier this week over suspicion that he was planning a terror attack. (more…)

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R’ Nachman Caller to Assemblyman Dov Hikind: Promise To Serve As A Committee Member If Elected

Thursday October 30, 2014 6:14 PM

nachman-callerOn Thursday, the campaign of R’ Nachman Caller for the State Assembly demanded that Assemblyman Dov Hikind publicly commits (more…)

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CDC Admits Droplets From A Sneeze Could Spread Ebola

Thursday October 30, 2014 5:52 PM

sneezeEbola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted - and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a (more…)


Abbas’ Fatah Movement Declares Friday ‘Day Of Rage’

Thursday October 30, 2014 4:30 PM

abbas Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement has declared that this Friday will be a “day of rage,” calling on Palestinian “fighters” to defend the Al-Aqsa mosque. (more…)


Israel Yanks Ambassador From Sweden

Thursday October 30, 2014 3:44 PM

avigdor-lieberman1Israel recalled its ambassador to Sweden today in order to protest the country’s recognition of a Palestinian state. Israeli Foreign (more…)


Jewish Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk Gets Google Doodle For 100th Birthday

Thursday October 30, 2014 3:26 PM

jonas-salk-googleThe late Jewish American researcher Jonas Salk, who discovered the polio vaccine, was honored Oct. 28 with a “Google Doodle” for (more…)

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