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…)

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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

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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

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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…)

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Hillary Summoned for Private GOP Chat

Tuesday March 31, 2015 3:21 PM

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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

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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

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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

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

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Hillary Also Used Disputed Email on iPad

Tuesday March 31, 2015 12:24 PM

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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…)

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Iran Talks Extended to June

Tuesday March 31, 2015 11:32 AM

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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…)

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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…)

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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

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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

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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

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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…)

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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…)

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Jewish Democrats Ask White House To Tone Down Criticism Of Netanyahu

Tuesday March 31, 2015 3:21 AM

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In a meeting with deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, a dozen Jewish Democrats serving in the House of Representatives asked the White House to tone down its criticism of Israeli Prime (more…)

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Swastikas Found Scrawled On Brooklyn Apartment Doors

Tuesday March 31, 2015 2:11 AM

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The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force was investigating Monday after swastikas were found sketched on apartment doors in Midwood, Brooklyn, (more…)

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Iran’s Nuclear Breakout Time: 7 to 8 Months

Tuesday March 31, 2015 1:18 AM

iaea-iranThe breakout time for 6,500 centrifuges with 3.5% enriched UF6 will be between seven and eight months - less than the goals set by the U.S. administration. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 11 Nissan

Tuesday March 31, 2015 12:02 AM

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Rav Moshe ben Nachman, the Ramban, (1194-1270). Born in Gerona, he remained there most of his life. He was a student of the Ramah (more…)

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Former Defense Intelligence Agency Head: Iran Is “Clearly on the March”

Monday March 30, 2015 11:51 PM

chief-of-the-us-defense-intelligence-agency-lt-gen-michael-flynnLt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that recent developments in the Middle East are moving in a bad direction for (more…)

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White House May Give Congress Some Oversight over a Nuclear Deal

Monday March 30, 2015 10:40 PM

congressAs negotiations with Iran on a nuclear deal come down to the wire, White House officials have begun to express privately a willingness to accept legislation that gives Congress some oversight of the (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Monday March 30, 2015 9:38 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 57 - Time Flies…Or Does It?

One of the major differences between then and now is how the process of marriage would transpire. The Mishna tells us that, after a girl would become mekudeshes, there was a waiting period. And that (more…)

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Abbas Slammed By Hamas And Islamic Jihad For Urging Arab Intervention In Gaza

Monday March 30, 2015 8:46 PM

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Leaders from the Palestinian terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad slammed Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas for purportedly suggesting that Arab states intervene in Gaza with (more…)

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ADL Audit Records 21-Percent Increase In Anti-Semitic Incidents In U.S.

Monday March 30, 2015 7:34 PM

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Anti-Semitic incidents rose by 21 percent in America from 2013 to 2014, the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual audit of those incidents revealed. (more…)

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Urgent Plea to Secure Har Hazeisim as Kever of Terror Victim Avrohom Wallis Hy”d Badly Desecrated

Monday March 30, 2015 6:50 PM

avrohom-wallisAvrohom Wallis hy”d was only 29 when he was killed by an Arab terrorist with a tractor at a construction site in Yerushalayim last August. Thousands attended his levaya enroute to his final (more…)

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Video: Rav Shimshon Sherer and His Kehillah Are Menachem Avel Rabbi Gavriel Sassoon

Monday March 30, 2015 6:10 PM
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RCCS Expresses Deep Appreciation to Outgoing Executive Director For a Decade of Dedicated Service and Wishes Him Well At His New Post

Monday March 30, 2015 5:31 PM

rccsRofeh Cholim Cancer Society (RCCS) this week announced they will bid farewell to their Executive Director, Rabbi Yosef C. Golding, after nearly a decade of dedicated service and wished him well as (more…)

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OU Kosher’s Top Consumer Questions for Passover 2015

Monday March 30, 2015 5:05 PM

ou-emblem-logoOU Kosher presents Pesach questions frequently asked by consumers on the OU Kosher Hotline(212-613-8241). Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org.

These questions are answered by Rabbi Tzvi Nussbaum, the voice of OU Kosher’s Consumer Hotline; (more…)

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ZAKA Volunteers Help in Search Efforts at Germanwings Crash Site

Monday March 30, 2015 4:43 PM

zakaBy Anav Silverman

A delegation of eight ZAKA International Rescue Unit volunteers flew in the early hours of Monday morning to assist in the search and recovery mission at the site of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. ZAKA (more…)

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How You Can Help Reb Gavriel Sassoon and Family

Monday March 30, 2015 4:20 PM

ny-post-sassoon1We all want to help the Sassoon family. Reb Gavriel Sassoon has requested that we collect stories about his children. Upon his request, we will be collecting stories about his children and presenting (more…)

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Thousands Benefit from UJO of Williamsburg and Met Council Huge Annual Pesach Food Distribution

Monday March 30, 2015 3:35 PM

ujo-distributionWilliamsburg - The annual pre-Passover food distribution by the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn (UJO) in partnership with the Met Council - that took place today (Sunday) in the (more…)

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Disappointed At EITC’s Exclusion From Budget, Hikind Vows To Fight On

Monday March 30, 2015 3:03 PM

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Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) expressed his dismay at the exclusion of the Education Investment Tax Credits Act (EITC) from Albany’s budget. (more…)

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