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Four Police Officers Wounded In Jerusalem Terror Attack

Saturday April 25, 2015 9:05 PM


Four police officers were wounded by a car in Yerushalayim near Har Hazeisim on Motzoei Shabbos. Magen David Adom paramedics treated four victims; three sustained light injuries. (more…)

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Lakewood: Bochur Severely Beaten in Attempted Robbery

Friday April 24, 2015 3:22 PM

lakewood-policeLakewood, NJ - A frum bochur hailing from London, England, was severely beaten in an attempted robbery in Lakewood, NJ, this morning, (more…)


Daughter of Reb Menachem Stark z”l Engaged

Friday April 24, 2015 11:11 AM


The past week saw the celebration of the engagement of Gitty Stark, a daughter of Reb Menachem Stark z”l, the beloved members of the Williamsburg, NY, community who was murdered last year and (more…)


Hikind: Potholes Continue To Endanger New Yorkers

Friday April 24, 2015 10:10 AM


“These conditions are inexcusable!” announced Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) while standing ankle-deep in one of the many potholes that are still found on 13th Avenue in Brooklyn (more…)

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First Jewish App Released for New Apple Watch

Friday April 24, 2015 7:40 AM

apple-watchReleased on Wednesday night, a much-anticipated Jewish app for the watch was launched by’s app team, bringing together the 3,000-year-old Jewish calendar with the hottest new (more…)


As FBI Chief Apologizes to Poland, Jewish Group Praises Remarks Over Holocaust Complicity

Friday April 24, 2015 7:08 AM

fbi-director-james-comey1The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) yesterday praised FBI Director James B. Comey for remarks he recently made at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Annual Dinner in Washington, (more…)

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Hadlokas Neiros, Erev Shabbos Parshas Tazria-Metzora 5775

Friday April 24, 2015 3:08 AM

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Gedolim: ‘Kosher Switch’ “Should Not Be Brought into Any Jewish Home”

Thursday April 23, 2015 2:10 PM





Photos: Yerushalayim Chief Rabbi Rav Aryeh Stern Hosts Independence Day Dinner

Thursday April 23, 2015 1:54 PM




Photos: Israeli Flag Flies Above Ponovezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak on Israeli Independence Day

Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30 PM




Photos: Kesivas Ha’osiyos L’illui Nishmas the Sassoon Children z”l on Their Shloshim at Their Former Cheder, Talmud Torah Shirah Chadashah in Ramat Shlomo

Wednesday April 22, 2015 9:18 PM




Photo: 14-Year-Old Yisroel Meir Doeni, Injured at Rav Wosner’s Levayah, is Released from the Hospital and Receives Brachah from Rav Yekutiel Abuchatzeira

Wednesday April 22, 2015 8:11 PM



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Photos: Yom Hazikaron Event in Memory of the Har Nof Kedoshim Hy”d

Wednesday April 22, 2015 7:56 PM



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Video: Lakewood Residents Upset Over Loss of Kosher ShopRite

Wednesday April 22, 2015 6:20 PM

shoprite-lakewoodThe Asbury Park Press reports: Lakewood, NJ - When the ShopRite of Lakewood closed Tuesday and moved 2.5 miles to Howell, the Kosher Experience did not join it. (more…)


This Sunday: OU’s 5th Int’l Jewish Communities Fair

Wednesday April 22, 2015 3:16 PM

shulIn a major initiative by the Orthodox Union, residents of the New York area are being reminded once again that there is thriving Orthodox Jewish life that exists beyond the boundaries of New York City (more…)

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Rav Neuwirth on ‘Kosher Switch’: “Lo Alah Al Daati Lehatir”

Wednesday April 22, 2015 2:33 PM

This letter, written three years ago, is being publicized now as per the request of Rav Neuwrith’s family, since he has been quoted erroneously and the family wishes to clear up any misconception that may have arisen from people misquoting him.



Rav Yisroel Dovid Harefenes on ‘Kosher Switch’: “I Did Not Permit it for the General Public”

Wednesday April 22, 2015 2:10 PM



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New Jersey: Schaer Introduces Legislation to Make Sure Security Needs in Nonpublic Schools are Met

Wednesday April 22, 2015 9:44 AM

schaerNew Jersey Assemblyman Gary Schaer has introduced the “Secure Schools for All Children Act,” which would establish a state aid program to provide security services, equipment, or technology to (more…)

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Wednesday April 22, 2015 2:02 AM




Jeb Bush To Visit Jewish Day School in NYC To Mark Israel’s Independence Day

Tuesday April 21, 2015 8:48 PM

jeb-bush1Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will mingle with rank-and-file Manhattan Republicans at an upper East Side meet-and-greet Thursday morning - and he’ll also stop by a Jewish day school to talk (more…)

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Felder: NYC Must Stop Body Snatchers

Tuesday April 21, 2015 6:33 PM

bodiesSenator Simcha Felder (D, Brooklyn), together with Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz of Queens, is calling on Mayor de Blasio to prevent the release of unclaimed bodies without prior written authorization by the deceased person or their next of kin. (more…)

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Yerushalayim Municipality to Remove Tznius Modesty Signs in Chareidi Neighborhoods

Tuesday April 21, 2015 2:10 PM

tznius-signThe Yerushalayim Municipality has announced that it will remove signs requesting that women dress modestly in charedi neighborhoods, Arutz Sheva reports. (more…)


OU Expresses Disappointment at Mayor De Blasio’s Continued Delay in Issuing Half-Day UPK RFP

Tuesday April 21, 2015 2:05 PM


After nearly five months since New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the City’s half-day Universal Pre-K (UPK) program, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Union of Orthodox Jewish (more…)

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Rochester, NY: A Growing Makom Torah - And Your Future Home?

Tuesday April 21, 2015 11:29 AM

rochesterSo, you clicked the link and want to know more? Here’s the lowdown on Rochester…

We are an “out of town” community where Middos and Limud HaTorah are the focal point. Located in Western NY between Buffalo and Syracuse, being (more…)


Photos: Atzeres Hesped Marking Shloshim of the Sasson Children in Sanhedria, Yerushalayim

Tuesday April 21, 2015 6:10 AM



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From Terror Victim to Motivational Speaker: Jacob Kimchy’s Journey to a New Sunrise

Tuesday April 21, 2015 1:16 AM

jacob-kimchyBy Anav Silverman

Nearly 13 years ago, a Ukrainian woman and her Palestinian husband drove a suicide bomber to (more…)

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Mass Asifa for Har Hazeisim Planned for May 17th at Agudah of Avenue L

Monday April 20, 2015 6:09 PM

har-hazeisimFor the second year in a row, the Jewish community is being urged to attend a mass asifa to rally behind the security of Har Hazeism. The asifa is being organized by the International Committee for (more…)