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Photos: Agudas Yisroel 15th Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah - Day 1

Monday January 19, 2015 10:20 PM

agudah-yarchei-kallah1[Photos below.] Agudas Yisroel of America’s 15th Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah began this morning in Yerushalayim Ir HaKodesh with more than 300 participants, a significant increase over past years leading to the (more…)

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Mayor of Jerusalem Visits Tikvah Layeled Foundation

Monday January 19, 2015 1:22 PM

tikvaBy Avrumi Weinberger

Tikvah Layeled Foundation in Jerusalem, the educational & rehabilitation center for children with cerebral palsy (CP), recently installed a brand new wheelchair ramp to serve handicapped students (more…)

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Photos: Nesius of Dirshu’s Daf Hayomi B’Halacha Program Meets at Home of Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Bnei Brak

Monday January 19, 2015 6:09 AM

Tomorrow: FJCC Organizes Urgent Anti-Terrorism Training in Flatbush

Sunday January 18, 2015 10:31 PM

fjccIn a response to the alarming rise in terror across the globe and community requests for tangible ideas and training to help secure our Yeshivas, schools, and Shuls, the Flatbush Jewish Community (more…)

Temimah Zucker Consumed By Mission Of Tackling Eating Disorders In Jewish Community

Sunday January 18, 2015 4:14 PM

foodBy Maayan Jaffe

Temimah Zucker, 24, is a modest young woman with an equally modest frame. But her smile, vitality, and drive fill a room. Her message and mission-that eating disorders are an expanding challenge in (more…)

A Life of Kiruv and Chessed: Rabbi Dovid Winiarz z”l

Sunday January 18, 2015 2:19 PM

dovi-winiarz1It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rabbi Dovid Winiarz z”l in a tragic traffic accident this morning. (more…)

Father of Paris Victim Shares His Memories and Pain

Sunday January 18, 2015 7:48 AM

yoav-hattab2By Rabbi Binyamin Hattab

Friday, Erev Shabbat, Parshat Vaera

25 Tevet, 5775 - Jan. 15, 2015

The past few days, I felt the love of the entire Jewish people. I felt the heavy mourning that descended (more…)

British PM David Cameron Confirms Extra Security for UK Jews, Says ’100 Percent Protection’ is Impossible

Sunday January 18, 2015 4:32 AM


British Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed his backing for extra security measures to protect the Jewish community following last week’s Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris. (more…)

Afghan War Hero Who Lost Both Legs Begins IDF Volunteer Stint

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:35 PM

us-war-hero-brian-mastBy D. Bender

A 12-year US Army Special Operations veteran who was severely wounded by an IED blast during his service in Afghanistan is now in Israel to help the IDF as part of a volunteer project, and to show (more…)

Email Threatens To Blow Up Jerusalem Post Headquarters

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00 PM

jerusalem_postAn anonymous email sent to senior Jerusalem Post staffers overnight Wednesday threatened to blow up the paper’s Jerusalem office, the Jerusalem Post reports. (more…)

Belgium Anti-Terror Raid Highlights Security Fears Within Jewish Community

Friday January 16, 2015 3:13 PM

belgiumBy B. Cohen

The death of two jihadis in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium has again highlighted the fears of the country’s Jewish community over security, less than a year after the attack by an (more…)

Rav Reuven Elbaz Appointed as Member of Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah of Shas

Friday January 16, 2015 9:37 AM

rav-reuven-elbazYesterday, it was announced that Rav Reuven Elbaz, the venerated rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Ohr Hachaim in Yerushalayim and one of the leading Sefardic gedolei Torah in Eretz Yisroel, has joined the (more…)

Photos: Shas Rally in Ashdod

Friday January 16, 2015 7:05 AM



Candle Lighting Times, Erev Shabbos Parshas Va’eira 5775

Friday January 16, 2015 3:07 AM

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Rav Avrohom Chaim Levin Discharged from the Hospital

Thursday January 15, 2015 10:05 PM

rav-avrohom-chaim-levin-1Rav Avrohom Chaim Levin, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Telshe in Chicago, Illinois, has been discharged from the hospital after being hospitalized last Erev Shabbos. (more…)

Hikind Calls On NYPD Commissioner For Greater Protection Of Community

Thursday January 15, 2015 12:39 PM

hikind1Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is calling on NYPD Commissioner William Bratton to provide the level of protection to the Jewish community that he believes is warranted given the rising number (more…)

Video: Rav Shmuel Goldstein, Survivor of the Har Nof Massacre, Describes His Memories

Thursday January 15, 2015 12:17 PM
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Israeli Court Rejects Appeal Of 6 Shalit Deal Prisoners From Yerushalayim

Thursday January 15, 2015 9:16 AM


An Israeli central court in Nazareth on Wednesday rejected an appeal on behalf of six Yerushalayim-area prisoners who were rearrested after they had been freed in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap in (more…)

The Saddest Day in Early American History, 24 Teves (January 6th), 1785

Thursday January 15, 2015 8:02 AM

haym-salomonBy Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum

Haym Salomon z”l (1740-1785), was a true legend in his own time. In 1975, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp in his honor. This stamp was uniquely printed on both the front and the back. (more…)

Israel Has Endured France’s Pain For Seventy Years

Thursday January 15, 2015 2:44 AM

toulouse-franceBy Giulio Meotti

There have been many hypocrisies these past few days: the US newspapers which didn’t republish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, the French intellectuals (more…)

Top NYPD Commanders Brief Agudath Israel Leaders

Thursday January 15, 2015 1:07 AM

nypd-agudahIn light of recent events in New York City, Paris, and around the world, several of the highest-ranking NYPD Chiefs delivered a security briefing last night to the Administration and National Board of Agudath Israel of (more…)

New Chief Rabbi for Kfar Chabad

Wednesday January 14, 2015 10:04 PM

rabbi-meir-ashkenaziHours after the passing of Kfar Chabad’s Chief Rabbi Rav Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi zt”l, a new chief rabbi has been appointed to the post. (more…)

Photos: Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisroel of America Hold Meeting with Participation of Rav Aharon Schechter

Wednesday January 14, 2015 7:43 PM



Photos: Kinnus at Yeshiva Ohr Dovid with the Participation of Rav Shalom Cohen and R’ Aryeh Deri

Wednesday January 14, 2015 6:39 PM



Rav Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi zt”l

Wednesday January 14, 2015 5:31 PM

rav-mordechai-ashkenaziIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi zt”l, Chief Rabbi of Kfar Chabad for 40 years. He passed away suddenly today at the age of 71. 1 (more…)

BMG Winter Yarchei Kallah - A Rare Opportunity For Baalei Batim

Wednesday January 14, 2015 2:26 PM

bmg1Beth Medrash Govoha is a world-renowned makom Torah for thousands of bachurim and yungeleit who gather daily to bask in the warmth of Torah. For the second consecutive year, BMG is also (more…)

After Controversy, Israel Pays for Kevurah of Paris Kedoshim

Wednesday January 14, 2015 11:13 AM

paris-kedoshimMinister of Religious Services Naftali Bennett announced Tuesday night that the Jewish community of Paris will not have to pay for the burial plots and levayos of the Hyper Cacher victims. (more…)

Rav Aryeh Zilberstein Appointed Rov of Givat Ze’ev Hachadashah

Wednesday January 14, 2015 10:20 AM

aryeh-zilbersteinRav Aryeh Zilberstein has been appointed as the rov of Givat Ze’ev Hachadashah.

Rav Aryeh is a son of Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein, rov of Ramat Elchanan in Bnei Brak and a member of (more…)

Jewish-Owned D.C. Business Targeted By Self-Described ISIS Militants

Wednesday January 14, 2015 9:25 AM

isisA thriving D.C. business is the target of self-described ISIS militants. For the past five months a barrage of phone calls and internet postings have threatened employees. The callers vow to carry out (more…)

Jimmy Carter: Jews ‘May Be Safer in France’ Than Israel

Wednesday January 14, 2015 8:45 AM


Former President Jimmy Carter, blasted in the past for taking the side of Palestinians over that of Israel, has stepped in the Mideast mess again. (more…)