Lakewood Emerges as Leading Kosher Market with Three New Stores to Open

Monday May 4, 2015 7:12 AM

gourmet-glattLakewood NJ - The relocation of the ShopRite to nearby Howell, NJ, last week caused quite a stir in the community and in the media, but the real story is the store that will replace the supermarket. Gourmet Glatt, with stores in Cedarhurst and Boro Park, is reported to be one of three large (more…)

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AP Reporter to State Dept: If Iran ‘Routinely’ Mess with Other Western Countries, Why is Nuke Deal Any Different

Monday May 4, 2015 6:12 AM


In a testy exchange between Associated Press reporter Matt Lee and the State Department’s Acting Deputy Spokesman, Jeff Rathke, Lee questioned whether the Iranian regime can be trusted to adhere (more…)

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Muslim President’s Unusual Wish: A Jewish center

Monday May 4, 2015 5:31 AM

president-of-tatarstan-rustam-minnikhanovThe Kazan Kremlin, the historic citadel complex in the Republic of Tatarstan and a World Heritage Site, is planned to house a Jewish center and perhaps even a shul. (more…)

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Netanyahu Rebuffed Kerry Request To Visit In Recent Days

Monday May 4, 2015 4:20 AM

kerry-netanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu told US Secretary of State John Kerry to hold off from visiting Israel earlier this year because the Israeli leader was busy trying to form a coalition, Channel 2 (more…)

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40 Percent Rise This Year in Global Immigration to Israel, Report Shows

Monday May 4, 2015 3:15 AM


A new report shows that Jewish immigration to Israel from around the world rose more than 40 percent in the first three months of 2015, the UK’s Guardian reported on Sunday. (more…)

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Experts: Israel Vulnerable to Quake Damage

Monday May 4, 2015 2:06 AM

new-zealand-earthquakeThe earthquake that killed thousands in Nepal is a potent reminder of how important it is for a nation to adequately prepare for natural disasters - and experts warn that Israel’s (more…)

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Israel’s Economy Defies Logic

Monday May 4, 2015 1:56 AM

israel-economyBy Yoram Ettinger

Irrespective of a cynical and gullible “elite” media, independent of diplomatic pressure, political correctness and conventional wisdom, in defiance of the global economic slowdown, in the face of war (more…)

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Australian Backlash at Halal-Kosher Certification an Ominous Sign

Monday May 4, 2015 1:14 AM

meatMelbourne - With growing numbers of Muslims in many Western countries around the world, the concept of a joint Halal-Kosher certification seems like a good marketing idea, especially for products where there are no differences between the two religious standards. But the Halal certification does (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 15 Iyar

Monday May 4, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira of Mogelnitz (or Moglonitza) (1849). He was raised and taught by his maternal grandfather, the Koznitzer Maggid. He married the granddaughter of the Rebbe R.


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Kesubos 91: Freeing Your Lender

Sunday May 3, 2015 11:18 PM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Sunday May 3, 2015 10:08 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 91 - What’s the Price?

What’s it worth to you? That’s basically the name of the game in this scenario. By rights, the creditor (more…)

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Mariano’s Hopes to Change Kosher Landscape in Chicago with New Mega Store

Sunday May 3, 2015 9:43 PM

supermarketSkokie, IL - The opening of a new large supermarket is always cause for celebration to local shoppers but when Mariano’s, a regional chain with 32 stores, opened its 70,000 square foot store here last week, it instantly changed the landscape for Chicago kosher shoppers. Mariano’s became the third (more…)

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NYC Health Dept.: Alcohol Easy For Underage Buyers To Get In NYC

Sunday May 3, 2015 8:13 PM


A New York City Department of Health investigation has revealed just how easy it is for underage buyers to get their hands on alcohol in the city’s pharmacy, grocery and liquor stores. On Sunday, the (more…)

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NYC Special Ed Administrators Report: The New Tuition Reimbursement Process is Working

Sunday May 3, 2015 7:26 PM


By Judith Dinowitz

On April 30, 2015, at a meeting hosted by Agudath Israel of America, a group of enthusiastic administrators and principals of Jewish special education schools in New York City gathered to (more…)

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Agudath Israel Welcomes Release of Half-Day Pre-K RFP

Sunday May 3, 2015 6:18 PM


The New York City Department of Education has released a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for half-day pre-kindergarten programs for the coming school year. This long-awaited development was hailed by (more…)

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Boehner: Liberal Policies to Blame for Inner City Problems

Sunday May 3, 2015 5:23 PM


The problems being faced by Baltimore and other big cities are the result of 50 years of failed liberal policies, House Speaker John Boehner said in an interview aired Sunday on “Meet the Press.” (more…)


Photos: Lag Ba’omer Preparations in Meron

Sunday May 3, 2015 4:13 PM



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Photos: Ethiopia March in Tel Aviv Turns Violent

Sunday May 3, 2015 3:48 PM

ethiopia-protest1[Photos below.] At least seven police officers have been injured during clashes in Tel Aviv between the police and the thousands of protestors who marched this evening. (more…)


UTJ Signs Historic Coalition Agreement with Likud on Har Hazeisim to End Vandalism and Desecrations

Sunday May 3, 2015 3:13 PM

har-hazeisimThe coalition agreement signed between the Likud and Yahadut Hatorah (UTJ) includes a historic clause that obligates the new government to take measures to secure Har Hazeisim. It specifically calls (more…)


Tonight: YTT Expo for Women

Sunday May 3, 2015 3:03 PM

ytt-expo-2011-54[Communicated] Tonight is the night all the ladies of Lakewood look forward to! Lake Terrace has been transformed into a wonderland of exciting booths, pavilions, displays and food courts. (more…)

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Israeli Food Tech Startup to Make Sugar Taste Twice as Sweet

Sunday May 3, 2015 2:47 PM

sugarBy Zack Pyzer

Local greentech startup DouxMatok says they’ll revolutionize how manufacturers and consumers worldwide use sugar, in a conversation with the Tazpit News Agency. (more…)

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Baltimore Mayor Lifts Curfew

Sunday May 3, 2015 1:22 PM


Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a statement Sunday morning lifting the curfew in place across the city for almost a week. (more…)

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Search Team Finds Body Of Last Israeli Unaccounted For In Nepal

Sunday May 3, 2015 1:04 PM


A search team discovered the body of 22-year-old Israeli trekker Or Asraf, who was the last Israeli citizen unaccounted for in Nepal following the devastating earthquake there. (more…)


Nepal Death Toll Passes 7,000

Sunday May 3, 2015 12:31 PM


More than a quarter of Nepal’s 28 million people have been affected by last week’s 7.9-magnitude earthquake. The latest death toll released by the government is 7,040 dead. (more…)

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‘Unity Day’ and Prize will Honor Memories of Abducted Israeli Students

Sunday May 3, 2015 12:01 PM

eyal-naftali-gilad-kidnappingBy Zack Pyzer

On June 3rd, senior Israeli officials will hold two events in memory of a trio of teenagers who were abducted and murdered last summer by Hamas terrorists. (more…)

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Alan Dershowitz: Charges Against Baltimore Cops Won’t Stick

Sunday May 3, 2015 11:08 AM


Criminal charges filed Friday against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray were based on “politics and crowd control,” not justice, renowned civil rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz tells (more…)


Brooklyn: Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found at Mirrer Yeshiva

Sunday May 3, 2015 10:44 AM

mirrer-yeshiva-graffitiAnti-Semitic graffiti found at the Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn may be a hate crime, according to police.

The graffiti was found at around 1:15 p.m. on Shabbos Parshas Acharei (more…)


Shikun Skver: Police Arrest Four Teens For Throwing Eggs At Jews

Sunday May 3, 2015 10:13 AM

new-squareRamapo police arrested four teenagers for allegedly throwing eggs at residents and shouting a curse word at Jews during an early morning drive through the Chassidic village of Shikun Skver. (more…)

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Kachlon: I’ll Work Towards Chillul Shabbos with Public Transportation on Shabbos

Sunday May 3, 2015 9:33 AM

moshe-kachlonMoshe Kachlon, who is to be appointed Israeli Finance Minister, declared last night that he intends to work towards making public transportation available on Shabbos, (more…)


Rav Chaim Zvi Shapira Clarifies His Position On The ‘Kosher Switch’: “I Never Permitted Such A Thing For The General Public”

Sunday May 3, 2015 8:41 AM

shapiraThe name of Rav Chaim Zvi Shapira - the rov of Ramat Aharon in Bnei Brak and chaver of Badatz Machzikie Hadas Belz - has recently been used by “Kosher Switch” to promote their product. (more…)

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Deri: I Will Not Accept a Deputy Minister from Bayit Yehudi

Sunday May 3, 2015 7:12 AM

aryeh-deri2The battle over the Religious Affairs Ministry continued last night when Shas chairman Aryeh Deri stressed his refusal to accept the appointment of a deputy minister from Bayit Yehudi, (more…)


Five Boro Bike Tour 2015: Portion Of Verrazano To Be Closed

Sunday May 3, 2015 6:20 AM

five-boro-bike-tour[Map below.] Today, Sunday, streets will be closed to vehicular traffic across the city for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. The event, which gives 32,000 cyclists the opportunity to bike all through the (more…)

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Photos: Rabbonim of Boro Park Gather in Support of Keren Hashviis

Sunday May 3, 2015 5:25 AM



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Netanyahu Thanks Indian PM Modi For Helping Rescue Israelis In Nepal

Sunday May 3, 2015 4:21 AM


Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping rescue Israelis trapped by the earthquake in Nepal. (more…)

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Islamic State Leader Reportedly Suffers Spinal Injuries From U.S. Airstrike

Sunday May 3, 2015 3:36 AM

abu-bakr-al-baghdadiThe leader of the Islamic State terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, reportedly suffered severe spinal injuries as a result of a U.S. airstrike in mid-March. (more…)


Lancet Medical Journal under Attack for “Extremist Hate Propaganda” over Coverage of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Sunday May 3, 2015 2:14 AM

british-medical-journal-lancetThe Lancet medical journal and its editor, Richard Horton, have been targeted over what an international group of more than 500 doctors claims is the “grossly irresponsible misuse of [the (more…)


Israeli Unemployment Rate Remains at Historic Low

Sunday May 3, 2015 1:05 AM


Israel’s unemployment rate for March was 5.3 percent, remaining at a historic low for the second consecutive month, the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) said this past week. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 14 Iyar

Sunday May 3, 2015 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Meir Baal Haness (121 CE). A descendant of proselytes, av Meir was a talmid of Rebbi Akiva, Rabbi Yishmael, and Elisha ben Avuyah. There are 335 halachos are mentioned in the Mishnah with (more…)


Kerry: Criticism Of Iran Nuclear Deal Is Hysterical

Saturday May 2, 2015 10:17 PM


Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back against criticism of the developing deal with Iran - including comments made by Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu - in an interview to Channel 10 that will be broadcast on (more…)


Carter Says Hamas Leader Committed To Peace, Netanyahu Not

Saturday May 2, 2015 9:43 PM

abbas-carterFormer US President Jimmy Carter called Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal a strong proponent of the peace process today and said he wasn’t meeting with Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu because it would be “a waste of time.” (more…)


Palin: Obama ‘Flirting With Devil’ On Iran

Saturday May 2, 2015 9:35 PM


Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on today urged Congress to stop President Obama’s nuclear arms negotiations with Iran at any cost.   (more…)

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