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Saudi Arabia: Iran Promoting Terrorism, Taking over Iraq

Friday March 6, 2015 1:16 PM

saudi-prince-turki-al-faisalIran’s belligerent policies, which are hampering all plans for restoring peace and security in the Middle East, came under fire during talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign (more…)

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Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif: The Netanyahu Regime “Should Be Annihilated”

Friday March 6, 2015 12:42 PM

iranian-foreign-minister-javad-zarifIran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, spoke with NBC News’ Ann Curry this week:

Curry: The supreme leader seven months ago tweeted: “This barbaric wolf-like and infanticidal (more…)

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Gaza’s Islamic Jihad Says It’s Ready for Next Round of Fighting With Israel, Will Employ Hamas’ Tunnel Strategy

Friday March 6, 2015 12:09 PM


Terrorist organizations in Gaza are busy rearming, Israel’s NRG reported. In the six months since last summer’s Operation Protective Edge - and with Gaza’s restoration in sight - armed Islamist groups in (more…)

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Rav Emanuel Gettinger zt”l

Friday March 6, 2015 11:50 AM

rav-mendel-gettingerIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Emanuel (Mendel) Gettinger zt”l. (more…)

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Twitter Users Rip David Axelrod for ‘Existential Threat’ Jibe at Netanyahu

Friday March 6, 2015 11:38 AM


Twitter users reacted harshly to a slew of petty and snide remarks from former President Obama Senior Adviser David Axelrod, who criticized Israeli Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu’s speech (more…)

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This Motzoei Shabbos: Spring Forward One Hour

Friday March 6, 2015 11:36 AM

clock daylight savingsDon’t let the wintry weather fool you: At 2 a.m. on Motzoei Shabbos/Sunday, March 9, clocks will move an hour ahead - or spring (more…)

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Prager: Obama Dislikes Bibi Because Bibi Confronts Evil

Friday March 6, 2015 11:05 AM

netanyahu-obamaBy Dennis Prager

There is no question about whether President Obama - along with Secretary of State John Kerry and the editorial pages of many newspapers - has a particular dislike of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (more…)

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Economy Has Best Stretch Since 1997

Friday March 6, 2015 10:46 AM


U.S. employers added 257,000 jobs in January, capping off the best three months of consecutive employment growth in 17 years. December’s job gains were revised up to 329,000 and November to a (more…)

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State Department Investigates Hillary

Friday March 6, 2015 10:13 AM


The State Department is investigating whether Hillary Clinton’s use of private email included sensitive information that would have violated security protocols during her tenure as secretary of (more…)

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Twitter Has 45,000+ Pro-ISIS Accounts

Friday March 6, 2015 9:44 AM


A new study found there are at least 46,000 Twitter accounts that support the Islamic State, despite the micro-blogging site’s attempts to shutter accounts in late 2014, the Brookings Institution said (more…)

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DC Residents Defy Cops, Sled on Capitol Hill

Friday March 6, 2015 9:30 AM


The ban on sledding on Capitol Hill dates back to 1876 but it hasn’t stopped bands of patriots from using their God-given right to pursue happiness. Twitter accounts show D.C. residents resorting to (more…)

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Think Purim Gridlock Was Bad? Kentucky Motorists Stranded for 24 Hours

Friday March 6, 2015 9:09 AM


A winter storm that dumped around 2 feet of snow on Kentucky left thousands of motorists stranded on highways Thursday, some for up to 24 hours. The traffic jam on Interstate 65 stretched for about (more…)

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U.S. Envoy Slasher Went to North Korea

Friday March 6, 2015 8:43 AM


South Korean police are looking into a possible connection between the man who attacked the U.S. ambassador to Seoul and his several visits to North Korea, a senior official said Friday. (more…)

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From Purim to Shabbos

Friday March 6, 2015 8:31 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Rav Klonymus Kalman Shapira of Piaseczna was locked into the Warsaw Ghetto with thousands of famished, depressed Jews. It was 1941, and when Purim arrived, nobody was in the mood for (more…)

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Sad: Ringling Bros. Won’t Use Elephant Acts Because of Animal Rights Kooks

Friday March 6, 2015 8:20 AM


The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday that it will do away with elephant acts by 2018 because of public concern about the animals. (more…)

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US: N. Korea’s Nukes ‘of Great Concern’

Friday March 6, 2015 7:47 AM


Gen. Vincent Brooks, the commander of the U.S. Army in the Pacific, said Wednesday that the range and precision of North Korea’s missiles were “of great concern” and threatened U.S. territory. Brooks (more…)

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Terror Attack In Yerushalayim: Five Officers, Israeli Hurt

Friday March 6, 2015 7:31 AM

israel-border-policeYerushalayim was hit by a suspected vehicular terror attack Friday morning, police and paramedics said. A Palestinian man from East Jerusalem rammed his car into a light rail train station after plowing into a (more…)

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Hillary Emails ‘Several Months’ Away

Friday March 6, 2015 7:11 AM


A State Department spokesperson told Jonathan Karl of ABC News that it will be “several months” before Hillary Clinton’s emails are released. The news comes hours after Clinton tweeted that she’s (more…)

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UK Bans Israeli Tourism Ad for Showing Yerushalayim’s Old City as Part of Israel

Friday March 6, 2015 6:39 AM

yerushalayimBritish authorities have banned an Israeli government tourism ad because it suggests that Yerushalayim’s Old City is a part of Israel. (more…)

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Poll: 84 Percent of Americans Say Allowing Iran to Get Nuclear Weapons in 10 Years Is a Bad Idea

Friday March 6, 2015 6:14 AM

iran-nuke-talks84% of Americans say allowing Iran to get nuclear weapons 10 years from now is a bad idea, according to a Fox News poll conducted on March 1-3 under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw &  (more…)

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Engendering Responsibility

Friday March 6, 2015 5:12 AM

naphtali-hoffBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

The Jewish people are bound by a communal sense of responsibility, one which places accountability for personal transgressions squarely on our collective shoulders. Take, for example, (more…)

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NASA Probe Reaches Dwarf Planet

Friday March 6, 2015 4:51 AM


In a historic first, a spacecraft has reached a dwarf planet. NASA’s Dawn satellite entered orbit around Ceres, a mini-planet located between Mars and Jupiter, early Friday after a seven-and-a-half year (more…)

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Ferguson Officers Didn’t Read DOJ Report

Friday March 6, 2015 4:10 AM


The City of Ferguson has yet to respond to the Department of Justice’s scathing report about its corrupt legal systems, while judges and other officials tell St. Louis Today that they haven’t read the (more…)

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Avid Amoker Kim Jong Un Cracks Down on Smoking

Friday March 6, 2015 3:47 AM


North Korea is trying to crack down on its massive smoking problem. The country has one of the world’s highest lung-cancer rates and about half of its male population smokes. (more…)

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Candle Lighting Times, Erev Shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa 5775

Friday March 6, 2015 3:05 AM

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Internal Palestinian Tax Dispute Shuts Down Gaza Power Plant

Friday March 6, 2015 2:39 AM


The Gaza Strip’s sole power plant has halted production, the Hamas-run energy authority said Thursday, following a dispute with the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority over fuel tax. (more…)

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Audio: Rav Reisman On Parshas Ki Sisa

Friday March 6, 2015 2:33 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, on Parshas Ki Sisa was (more…)

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Parshas Ki Sisa: Inside Information

Friday March 6, 2015 2:23 AM

rabbi-nosson-greenbergBy Rabbi Nosson Greenberg

In this week’s parsha we learn about the moment that Moshe smashed the Luchos. The Torah tells us that as Moshe descended Har Sinai and saw the Eigel and the dancing that was taking place he became angered. And   (more…)

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Video: Reb Eli Scheller’s Two Minutes on Parshas Ki Sisa

Friday March 6, 2015 2:19 AM

eli-scheller[Video below.] The following is’s 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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Video: Rabbi Freundlich’s 3-Minute Look at Parshas Ki Sisa

Friday March 6, 2015 2:06 AM

y-freundlich[Video below.] presents this 3-minute look at the weekly parsha with an eye towards Jewish parenting. The Torah (more…)

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Video: Rabbi Hanoch Teller On Parshas Ki Sisa

Friday March 6, 2015 1:40 AM

chanoach-teller[Video below.], in conjunction with, presents this shiur on Parshas Ki Sisa. Rabbi Hanoch Teller narrates the basic storyline of Parshas Ki Sisa with added commentary and insights. (more…)

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Audio: Rav Mintz On Parshas Ki Sisa

Friday March 6, 2015 1:29 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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Video: Harry Rothenberg On Parshas Ki Sisa

Friday March 6, 2015 1:11 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 Ki Sisa

Friday March 6, 2015 12:56 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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Parsha Partner - Ki Sisa

Friday March 6, 2015 12:28 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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Pirchei Weekly, Parshas Ki Sisa 5775

Friday March 6, 2015 12:13 AM



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Tomorrow’s Yahrtzeits and History - 16 Adar

Friday March 6, 2015 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shalom Charif (1825). Having learned under Rav Pinchas Halevi Horowitz (the Baal Haflaah) in Frankfurt for many years, Rav Shalom became Rav and Rosh Yeshiva in Ansbach, a town in Bavaria, (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Thursday March 5, 2015 11:46 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 32 - Not Too Much

It’s a long back and forth, this discussion of whether in general the guy gets the monetary penalty or malkos when they coincide. But the yesod of the whole sugyah is one, as the Gemara says in the (more…)

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Major Jewish Group Slams ‘Despicable’ New York Times Claim That Netanyahu Speech Asks Democrats to Choose Between Obama and Israel

Thursday March 5, 2015 12:21 PM


Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed disgust at the New York Times on Wednesday for claiming that the debate over Iran’s nuclear program boils down to a (more…)


Opinion: The White House Must Respond to Netanyahu’s Important New Proposal

Thursday March 5, 2015 11:11 AM

netanyahu-congressBy Alan Dershowitz

I was in the House gallery when Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a logical and compelling critique of the deal now on the table regarding Iran’s ambitions to obtain nuclear weapons. (more…)

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Modern-Day Persia: Rouhani Says Iran Will Never Accept Deal That Deprives Country of Nuclear Power

Thursday March 5, 2015 10:22 AM

hassan-rouhani-iranBy David Daoud

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, said Wednesday that Iran’s nuclear negotiators would never accept a deal with world powers that would curtail the Iranian nation’s “rights” to nuclear power, Al- (more…)

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Snow in Your Purim Forecast? Star-K Provides Mishloach Manos Guidelines

Thursday March 5, 2015 9:14 AM

purim1By Margie Pensak

Star-K Kosher Certification website’s tag line reads, “Kosher–It’s Just Not About Milk and Meat.”True to its word, the non-profit agency’s latest non-food related initiative is providing a public service (more…)

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A ‘Wild West’ North Dakota Litvishe Rov’s Purim Legacy

Thursday March 5, 2015 8:39 AM

rabbi-benjamin-papermasterA young Lithuanian rov arrives in a Wild West frontier town, some 7,000 miles from his home and his family, with only a Torah scroll and a few sparse belongings in his possession. Four generations later, (more…)


ליהודים היתה אורה ושמחה • Videos: Purim 5775 at Beth Medrash Govoha

Thursday March 5, 2015 7:31 AM

purim-5771-in-bmg-rav-salomon[Photos below.] Few Purim events around the globe are as uplifting and invigorating as the annual Purim mesibah on Purim night at Beth Medrash (more…)


וַיִּהְיוּ נִקְרָאִים לִפְנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ • Photos: Krias Megillah Across Bnei Brak

Thursday March 5, 2015 6:45 AM



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Photos: Leil Purim Festivities in Bnei Brak

Thursday March 5, 2015 5:57 AM



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U.S. Officials: ‘Some Progress’ Made In Iran Nuclear Talks

Thursday March 5, 2015 5:24 AM


U.S. officials say that “some progress” has been made in world powers’ Switzerland-based negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. (more…)

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Israel to Double Water Supply for Gaza Despite Threats From Hamas

Thursday March 5, 2015 4:50 AM


Israeli officials say they are doubling the amount of water the Jewish state provides to the Gaza Strip, despite ongoing threats from the Gaza-based Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. (more…)

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