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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Finding Grace From Within

Monday March 30, 2015 2:45 PM

naphtali-hoffBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel (said, since) in most years (we think of) Adar as (a month which) adjoins Nissan, (we keep the mitzvos of Purim) in the Adar which adjoins Nissan (I.e. Adar Sheni)… What is the reason of R’ Shimon ben Gamliel? R’ Tabi said… more emphasis is attached to bringing one period of redemption close to another (I.e. Purim and Pesach). (Megilla 6b)

At first glance, the connection established in the above gemara between Purim and Pesach appears (more…)

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O’Reilly Cameraman: He Didn’t Save Me

Monday March 30, 2015 2:19 PM

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A cameraman who was allegedly saved by Bill O’Reilly during a violent protest during the 1982 Falklands War says the Fox News personality’s story is not true. O’Reilly has said that his cameraman (more…)

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Federal Agents Busted for Bitcoin Theft

Monday March 30, 2015 1:47 PM

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Two federal agents were charged Monday with laundering bitcoins while building the government’s case against black-market website Silk Road. Carl Mark Force IV of the DEA allegedly asked Silk Road (more…)

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Photo: Senator Simcha Felder (D, Brooklyn), Thanking Major General Stephen J. Townsend, Commanding General Of Fort Drum For His Service To the US

Monday March 30, 2015 1:25 PM

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Iranian Defector: US Working ‘On Behalf’ of Iran

Monday March 30, 2015 1:17 PM

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An Iranian journalist and top media aide to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani defected while covering the nuclear talks in Switzerland and has accused the United States’ team of acting on Iran’s behalf in (more…)

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Netanyahu: Obama’s Iranian Nuclear Deal Worse Than Israel Feared

Monday March 30, 2015 12:46 PM

netanyahu1Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators, saying it was even worse than his country had (more…)

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Tonight: Fire Safety Event in Flatbush, Brooklyn

Monday March 30, 2015 12:40 PM

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The Torah Vodaas Haggadah, Volume 2

Monday March 30, 2015 12:30 PM

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A picture is worth a thousand words.

For many years, the name Tsemach Glenn, a noted Askan involved in a myriad of Chessed and Klal projects, has mainly been associated with providing pictures of Gedolim and photographs of current (more…)

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Sarkozy’s Party Dominates Elections

Monday March 30, 2015 12:10 PM

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Nicolas Sarkozy’s Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), a French right-wing party, performed well in Sunday’s elections, handily winning when combined with centrist allies and dealing a major blow (more…)

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Lubitz Treated for Suicidal Tendencies

Monday March 30, 2015 11:43 AM

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Before he became a pilot, Andreas Lubitz received psychotherapy in which his suicidal tendencies were noted, according to German prosecutors. (more…)

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Bolton: To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran

Monday March 30, 2015 11:08 AM

boltonBy John Bolton

For years, experts worried that the Middle East would face an uncontrollable nuclear-arms race if Iran ever acquired weapons capability. Given the region’s political, religious and ethnic conflicts, the (more…)

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Report: Google ‘Second Biggest Donor’ to Obama, Has Too Much Power

Monday March 30, 2015 11:04 AM

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Google, the second largest campaign donor to President Barack Obama, wields enormous power in the administration that would been seen as scandalous outside the political world, writes Kyle Smith (more…)

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One Dead After Crashing NSA HQ Gate

Monday March 30, 2015 10:40 AM

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A shooting at the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland, on Monday morning left two people injured, according to a spokeswoman. (more…)

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Israeli Defense Minister Yaalon Says Iran Nuclear Deal a ‘Tragedy for the Whole World’

Monday March 30, 2015 10:10 AM

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srael’s Defense Minister Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon on Sunday blasted the nuclear talks occurring in Lausanne, Switzerland saying that, “Iran becoming a virtual nuclear power will be a tragedy for the (more…)

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