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Agudath Israel Pre-Election Legislative Breakfast Focuses on Keeping NYC Safe From International Terrorism

Friday October 31, 2014 3:20 PM

agudah-breakfastBy Judith Dinowitz

At Agudath Israel of America’s Annual Pre-Election Legislative Breakfast, Jewish community activists, (more…)

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Goldfeder Unites Elected Officials and Community to Stop Homeless Shelter in Far Rockaway

Friday October 31, 2014 2:19 PM

goldfederAssemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Far Rockaway), together with Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-Rockaway), Queens Borough (more…)

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A Shabbos Treat

Friday October 31, 2014 1:21 PM

candy-storeBy CJ Srullowitz

“Trick or treat!”

I looked at the boy. Under the ghoulish zombie get-up-white and black facepaint, tattered clothes, ragged wig-was my sweet, polite (more…)

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Jewish Day School and Yeshiva Reps Voice Concerns About UPK Program At OU Advocacy-Teach NYS Meeting

Friday October 31, 2014 12:48 PM

ou-meetingRepresentatives of more than 30 New York City Jewish day schools and yeshivas convened this week at a (more…)

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Photos: Assemblyman Dov Hikind Visits Rav Aharon Schechter Ahead of Tuesday’s Election

Friday October 31, 2014 10:50 AM

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Mikveh and Conversion: Looting the Kodesh

Friday October 31, 2014 9:26 AM

mikvahBy Avrohom Gordimer

Looters have invaded sacred space; the plane in crisis has been hijacked.

Obviously, the Orthodox community must act with extreme care, meticulousness and scrutiny pursuant to the recent startling (more…)

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Israeli Police Hoke Yeshiva Student, Bang His Head Against Wall

Friday October 31, 2014 7:45 AM

israeli-policeA yeshiva student approximately 20 years old who was detained on Thursday, October 23 during the demonstration at the site of the (more…)

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Felder Endorses Hikind

Friday October 31, 2014 5:13 AM

felder-hikindBrooklyn, NY - Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) received an endorsement last night from long-time ally NYS Senator Simcha Felder. (more…)

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Hadlokas Neiros, Erev Shabbos Parshas lech Lecha 5775

Friday October 31, 2014 3:15 AM

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R’ Nachman Caller to Assemblyman Dov Hikind: Promise To Serve As A Committee Member If Elected

Thursday October 30, 2014 6:14 PM

nachman-callerOn Thursday, the campaign of R’ Nachman Caller for the State Assembly demanded that Assemblyman Dov Hikind publicly commits (more…)

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Suspected Shooter of Yehuda Glick Worked At Begin Center, Vowed To Be ‘Thorn In Zionist Side’

Thursday October 30, 2014 1:56 PM

mutaz-hijaziMutaz Hijazi, the man suspected of attempting to assassinate a Temple Mount activist Wednesday night outside Jerusalem’s Begin (more…)

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Cuomo Praises Hikind & Education Investment Tax Credits

Thursday October 30, 2014 1:31 PM

hikind-cuomo1Last night, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed a large crowd at Bais Yaakov in Borough Park. Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) was asked to speak as well and he took the occasion to (more…)

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Stephen Flatow: The Amazing Story of What One Person Can Accomplish

Thursday October 30, 2014 10:47 AM

stephen-flatowBy B. Glickman

Today, I will tell you a story. It is the true story of a seemingly inconsequential man who, driven by passion and determination, has (more…)

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R’ Nachman Caller: A Plan Not To Have A Plan Is Not A Plan

Thursday October 30, 2014 10:32 AM

nachman-callerOn Wednesday, Assemblyman Dov Hikind offered a plan to solve the housing crisis: give up hope, don’t seek solutions, just live with it (more…)

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Mentors Mission To Eretz Yisroel To Be Held December 25-30

Thursday October 30, 2014 9:52 AM

246a0314This December 25-30th, Ohr Somayach International will once again be running its Winter Mentors Mission to Eretz Yisroel. This unique program pairs up baalei habatim from across North America with (more…)

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Hikind to Cuomo in Boro Park: Education Investment Tax Credits Must Happen This Year

Thursday October 30, 2014 2:20 AM

hikind-cuomoLast night, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed a large crowd at Bais Yaakov in Borough  Park. Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) was asked to speak as well and he took the occasion to (more…)

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Federal, State and City Officials Attend Flatbush Coalition Forum

Wednesday October 29, 2014 11:27 PM

fjccFlatbush was the scene of a convergence of political power on Sunday, as elected officials paid tribute to the Flatbush Jewish Community at the Annual FJCC Leadership Forum. (more…)

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Chai4ever Brings Incredible Joy And Happiness To Patients And Their Families Over Sukkos

Wednesday October 29, 2014 3:58 PM

chai4ever-1Over 500 children in the US and Israel participated in exciting and memorable Sukkos activities - despite the illness of their parents - thanks to Chai4ever. (more…)

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Video: David Gurwitz of Monsey, NY, Makes Kiddush Hashem Through Mentorship

Wednesday October 29, 2014 3:17 PM
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Flatbush Celebrates Shabbos Like Never Before

Wednesday October 29, 2014 12:18 PM

rav-twerski-rav-lieff-shabbos-projectFor the Flatbush community, this past Shabbos was nothing like they’ve ever experienced before.  In over 90 shuls across the area, thousands of participants were welcomed by their hosts and introduced to the beauty and splendor of Shabbos. (more…)

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Court Slaps $300K Fine on Israeli Bedouin Over Viral Facebook Video of Sheikh Dancing at Jewish Wedding

Tuesday October 28, 2014 8:21 PM

israeli-bedouinBy D. Bender

A new desert storm is brewing up in the online Arab world, this time over a viral video of an Israeli Bedouin sheikh (more…)

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Gedolei Torah Address Dirshu Worldwide Siyumim on Seder Moed

Tuesday October 28, 2014 6:39 PM

dirshu-siyum-seder-moedBy Chaim Gold

It was Sunday night, 2 Cheshvan/October 26, at the Dirshu testing site in Lakewood. The Rosh Yeshiva of Lakewood, HaGaon HaRav YeruchemOlshin,shlita, had just finished (more…)

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Campaign of R’ Nachman Caller Points to Endorsement of Rav Aharon Schechter and Rav Yechezkel Roth

Tuesday October 28, 2014 3:34 PM

nachman-caller1Today, the campaign of R’ Nachman Caller for State Assembly published the names of Gedolei Rabbonim in (more…)

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Hikind Campaign Points to Endorsement of Rav Belsky and Rav Reisman

Tuesday October 28, 2014 3:03 PM

hikind2Rav Chaim Yisroel Belsky and Rav Yisroel Reisman are both urging the entire community to turn out in strong numbers and vote in the coming election for New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind. Both rabbonim expressed (more…)

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Unraveling the Shidduch Crisis: A Fresh Perspective

Tuesday October 28, 2014 12:22 PM

shidduchimBy Avrumi Weinberger

In this short essay, I will not assault your senses with ominous graphs and dire predictions about the state of what has been dubbed  the “Shidduch Crisis” that is currently plaguing the (more…)

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Video: Burst of Inspiration - Enjoy the Experience

Monday October 27, 2014 11:32 PM

rabbi-shafier[Videos below.] Rav Bentzion Shafier has impacted thousands of people with his talks and lectures, and especially with his innovative “Shmuz,” a mussar shmuess that draws on Torah, Gemara and the (more…)

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Mother Of Jihad Terrorist Who Murdered Chaya Zissel Braun: “Praise Allah He’s A Martyr”

Monday October 27, 2014 8:16 PM

shaludi-familyIn any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad. “Jerusalem Terrorist’s Mother: ‘Praise Allah He’s a Martyr,’” by Shimon Cohen and Ari (more…)

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The Givers of Lakewood: Welcome to Giverville!

Monday October 27, 2014 3:01 PM

lakewood- downtownBy Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Across the country and around the world, Lakewood, NJ, is referred to as the “Ihr HaTorah” out of (more…)

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Singles and Shidduchim: Crisis or Opportunity?

Monday October 27, 2014 12:10 PM

shidduchimBy Rabbi Menachem Rosenfeld

Rahm Emanuel is well-known for a political judgment he once uttered: “Never waste a good crisis.” Perhaps in keeping with this way of thinking, we have (more…)

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R’ Nachman Caller: The Tide Has Turned; Don’t Give Up Hope For Despair

Monday October 27, 2014 11:04 AM

callerThe issue-oriented campaign, especially the detailed plan to build 2,000 housing units in the district, has surprised many outside (more…)

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