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Jewish Press Website Hacked By ‘Gaza Team’

Thursday April 16, 2015 3:49 AM

gaza-hackThe website for the Jewish Press was hacked Tuesday night and their homepage was replaced with messages of hate and threats by a group calling themselves ‘Gaza Hackers Team.’ (more…)

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Tragedy in London: Moshe Yitzchok Greenfield z”l

Wednesday April 15, 2015 7:06 PM

moshe-yitzchok-greenfieldIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Habochur Moshe Yitzhak Greenfield z”l in London this afternoon at the age of 19. (more…)


Misameach Hosts Pre-Pesach Gala Event

Wednesday April 15, 2015 7:01 PM

misameachWe all know the saying, “The biggest help is to stay out of the way.” Uttered by so many parents in the hectic weeks before Yom Tov, oftentimes that is really all the parents need; a slight break from the busy family life, so they (more…)

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Dozens of Hamas Terrorists Arrested by Chareidi Soldiers

Wednesday April 15, 2015 2:13 PM

nachal-chareidiIn a joint operation of IDF, Shabak and the Israeli police, dozens of Hamas terrorists were arrested in the region of Shechem, as reported earlier today by Israel. During the night, tens of (more…)


The Greek Rabbi Who Saved Hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust

Wednesday April 15, 2015 1:30 PM

rabbi-moshe-pessachBy Anav Silverman

In the Jerusalem Hills, there stands the single largest memorial to the Holocaust in the world known as Martyrs’ Forest, which is comprised of six million trees planted in memory of those six million Jews (more…)

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New Curriculum Will Teach Arab Israeli Children About Suffering of Jews During Holocaust

Wednesday April 15, 2015 11:14 AM

auschwitzBy David Daoud

Arab-Israeli children will be learning about the Holocaust this year, as part of the recent introduction of a new educational program into Arab-Israeli schools, (more…)

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LIVE VIDEO: Lev L’Achim National Convocation in Bnei Brak, With Special Guest Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky

Wednesday April 15, 2015 8:50 AM

lev-lachimLev L’Achim is gearing up for its annual National Convocation in Eretz Yisroel which will take place today in Bnei Brak. More than 4,000 field workers, program volunteers and the staff of its eleven divisions from all of the Lev L’Achim branches at work in 82 cities in Israel will converge on (more…)

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Photos: Nichum Aveilim with the Family of Rav Shmuel Halevi Wosner zt”l

Wednesday April 15, 2015 6:50 AM



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Photo Gallery: Rabbonim Visiting the Kosel Over Chag HaPesach

Wednesday April 15, 2015 6:19 AM



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A New Zeman, A New Opportunity for Everyone to Learn Practical Monetary Halacha

Tuesday April 14, 2015 8:29 PM

kollel-business-networkThe new zeman is set to begin not only for Yeshivos across the world, but also for participants in the revolutionary “Business Kollel Network” program, a project of Parnassah Network - Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce. (more…)

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PROFILES IN MORAL COURAGE: How the Opponents of Bris Milah and Metzitzah B’peh Were Defeated

Tuesday April 14, 2015 4:18 PM

bris-milahBy Debbie Maimon

Jewish heroes in our day often seem in short supply. That is not because they don’t exist, but because the nature of a true Jewish hero is that he or she is publicity-shy. Often, we can only identify these noble individuals in hindsight. This is true of (more…)


Avoid Purchasing Chometz Items from Target and Other Stores

Tuesday April 14, 2015 7:17 AM

bread-challahThe Star-K has informed that buying chometz items from Target chain stores and other establishments on the East Coast now, after Pesach, is not recommended, as the establishments purchase their foodstuffs from a Jewish (more…)


Video: Possible Parah Adumah Found in Upstate New York

Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:44 AM
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Lakewood: ShopRite to Close Next Tuesday

Tuesday April 14, 2015 4:41 AM

lakewood-shopriteLakewood, NJ - Lakewood’s ShopRite will soon join Hobby Lobby and Staples in the once vacancy-riddled Friendship Plaza on Route 9 in Howell, NJ. (more…)


Stanford’s Students of Color Coalition Accused of Antisemitism in Student Elections

Tuesday April 14, 2015 4:06 AM

stanford-universityBy David Daoud

A student leader at Stanford University, was asked by a campus group about how her Jewish faith would impact her actions regarding Israel in the Student Senate, prompting allegations of (more…)

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Brooklyn: Driver in Fatal Crash That Killed Glauber Couple and Baby Sentenced to 25 Years to Life

Monday April 13, 2015 4:16 PM

glauberAfter repeated delays, the man who killed a family in a 2013 crash in Brooklyn was sentenced.

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced 46-year-old Julio Acevedo will spend 25 years (more…)

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Yisrael Katz: No Public Transport On Shabbos Kodesh

Monday April 13, 2015 11:52 AM


Israel’s Minister of Transport has emphatically ruled out the introduction of public transport on Shabbos Kodesh. (more…)


Rav Yehudah Aryeh Trager zt”l

Monday April 13, 2015 10:46 AM

rav-yehuda-aryeh-tragerIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Yehudah Aryeh Trager zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Etz Chaim of Antwerp. (more…)


Meet the 1.5 Million Jewish Children Murdered by the Nazis

Monday April 13, 2015 9:10 AM


Zeev Portenoy was nine when the Nazis invaded Tuchin, his Ukrainian hometown, in 1941, forcing his family and the other Jews into a ghetto while he went on the run. (more…)

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NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray Passionately Calls for De-Stigmatization of Mental Illness at OHEL’S Annual Legislative Breakfast

Sunday April 12, 2015 10:11 PM

ohel1By Derek Saker

NYC Firstly Lady Chirlane McCray headlined OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services annual Legislative Breakfast hosted by Jeffrey Wiesenfeld of AllianceBernstein L.P., and thanked OHEL for (more…)

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12-Year-Old Mordechai Neustadt is Menachem Avel Family of Reb Mordechai Gerber z”l

Sunday April 12, 2015 6:41 PM

mordechai-neustadt[Audio below.] Rabbi Meir Neustadt z”l of Elad passed away about six weeks ago at age 37. Rabbi Neustadt is survived by his wife and seven children. One of his children, Mordechai, who is 12 years old, went to be menachem avel the family of Reb Mordechai Gerber z”l, who perished (more…)


Photo: Emstar Ambulance Overturns On College and Carlton Roads in Monsey, NY

Sunday April 12, 2015 2:01 PM



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Photos: At the Levayah and Kevurah of Rav Chaim Greinemann zt”l

Sunday April 12, 2015 12:13 PM




Major Jewelry Heist In London Affects Jewish-Owned Businesses

Sunday April 12, 2015 9:21 AM


A major safety deposit box heist in London’s Hatton Garden district during the Easter bank holiday weekend, in which nearly $300 million in jewelry and diamonds was stolen, reportedly affected (more…)


French Activist Praises Retirement of ‘Al Durah Hoax’ Architect Charles Enderlin

Sunday April 12, 2015 8:34 AM


With reports that veteran France 2 reporter Charles Enderlin is stepping down from his job, the French-Jewish activist who spearheaded claims he falsely accused Israel in the death of a 12-year-old (more…)

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Jewish Home in California Defaced With Anti-Semitic Graffiti; Power Lines Cut Before Attack

Sunday April 12, 2015 7:22 AM

ntisemitic-graffitA Jewish family in California has been gripped with fear after discovering their property was defaced with swastikas during Pesach. (more…)


Group Says String of Swastika Attacks on Boston Area Campuses Are Unrelated

Sunday April 12, 2015 5:41 AM

swastikaJewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League said there is no evidence that a string of antisemitic attacks on Boston area campuses are connected to each other. (more…)

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Photo Essay: Scenes from the Life of Rav Chaim Greinemann zt”l

Sunday April 12, 2015 2:51 AM



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Rav Chaim Shaul Greinemann zt”l

Saturday April 11, 2015 11:30 PM

chaim-greinemanIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Chaim Shaul Greinemann zt”l of Bnei Brak on Friday, Shevi’i Shel Pesach. He was 89. (more…)


Barcelona Police Arrest Terrorists Who Planned To Bomb Jewish Bookstore

Saturday April 11, 2015 10:37 PM


Spanish authorities have arrested members of an alleged radical Islamist cell on suspicion of trying to obtain explosives and bomb a Jewish bookstore in Barcelona. (more…)

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