Newfound Planet Orbits ‘The Wrong Way’

Planets orbit stars in the same direction that the stars rotate. They all do. Except one. A newfound planet orbits the wrong way, backward compared...

Plans for Kiryas Skver in Doubt

The following are excerpts of a report in The Forward: Campers and families evacuated a Catskills-area lodge that was cited by the New York...

Petach Tikva Schools Refuse Ethiopian Students

At least 100 students of Ethiopian origin in Petach Tikva do not know what school they will be attending in the fall, with the...

Doctors’ H1N1 Recommendation: Don’t Kiss Mezuzos

Yesterday morning, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center announced it would limit visits to maternity wards for fear of having patients and newborn babies infected with...

Kashrus Fraud On the Rise

Avi G, a New Yorker vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale, found an ice cream cup at a local convenience store with an unclear kosher symbol....

Sanzer Chossid Goes Undercover To Aid Drug Sting

A few months ago, Israeli police planning a sting were hard-pressed to find a convincing small-time dealer who could buy large quantities of drugs...

Pomegranate Store Turns 1: Get $100 Certificate if You Share Same Birthday

Pomegranate, a unique gourmet kosher supermarket in Brooklyn, N.Y., is celebrating its first birthday this month with special events, promotions, gifts, tastings and a...

Court Decision May Finally Allow New Owners of Ahava to Begin Production

Menachem and Schneuer Bistritsky may finally begin to really assume control of the Ahava plant in Lewis County after a judge issued a preliminary...

The Steipler Gaon zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 23 Av

Rav Yaakov Yisroel Kanievsky, known as The Steipler Gaon, lived from 1899 to 1985, and was from the gedolei Torah of the last century....

Swine Flu Spreading in Israel at Alarming Rate

Swine flu is spreading in Israel. According to a Health Ministry report released yesterday, the number of people who have caught the disease rose...