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Islamist Behind Sydney Siege Abused Australian Jewish Soldier Killed in Afghanistan, Claimed Jews ‘No Better’ Than Hitler

Tuesday December 16, 2014 9:10 AM

man-haron-monisBy B. Cohen

The man killed by Australian police yesterday after carrying out the siege of a cafe in downtown Sydney was a known anti-Semite who (more…)

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How The Grinch Stole Chanukah - and How to Get It Back

Tuesday December 16, 2014 8:28 AM

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We have this argument, er, discussion every year.

“Why can’t we get Chanukah presents?” my children want to know. (more…)

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Audio: Eichler Media Interview with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

Tuesday December 16, 2014 3:18 AM

peretz-baruch-eichler-1[Audio below.] The following is an interview conducted by Peretz Baruch Eichler of Eichler Media with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney regarding the recent governmental decision not to pay social security to ex-Nazis. (more…)

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Widows of Har Nof Kedoshim Call for International Tefillin and Candle Lighting Days

Tuesday December 16, 2014 2:08 AM

har-nof-kedoshimIn an effort to honor the memories of the victims who were brutally murdered in a horrific terrorist attack in a Har Nof shul on November 18, the widows and families of three of the kedoshim are urging Jews around the world to participate in International (more…)

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Hikind, Daskal Offer Important Community Safety Tips

Monday December 15, 2014 11:40 PM

boro-park Brooklyn, NY - Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and Yanky Daskal, the founder and coordinator of the Boro Park Shomrim, released a video today offering safety tips to community members. The 8-minute video presents a wealth of information designed to (more…)

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Bnos Leaders Participate in Exciting Annual Leadership Convention

Monday December 15, 2014 10:32 PM

bnosOver 300 leaders and branch leaders from a broad range of cities participated in the 31st annual leadership convention of Bnos Agudath Israel of the United States and Canada held on Shabbos Parshas Vayeishev in Chicago, Illinois. The event was hosted at the (more…)

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An Israeli Flag in South Carolina

Monday December 15, 2014 9:48 PM

clemmons-and-david-marcus-efrat-medical-centerBy Anav Silverman

At Alan Clemmons’s Myrtle Beach law firm in South Carolina, the Israeli flag proudly flies alongside the U.S. and state flag. While the (more…)

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Matzav Live Stream Tonight, 8 PM EST: RCCS Annual Auction

Monday December 15, 2014 9:20 PM


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Australian Jewish Institutions On High Alert After Hostage Drama

Monday December 15, 2014 3:13 PM

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Australian Jewish institutions tightened security in the wake of the hostage situation at the Lindt chocolate café in central Sydney. (more…)

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Eli Yishai Announces New Party: ‘Yachad’

Monday December 15, 2014 2:26 PM

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Former Shas Chairman Eli Yishai held a press conference in Yerushalayim in which he announced the establishment of a new party to run in upcoming elections for the 20th Knesset. (more…)

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Rav Eliezer Sorotzkin Chosen to Fill Fourth Slot of Degel Hatorah for UTJ

Monday December 15, 2014 1:43 PM

eliezer-sorotzkin-3The fourth slot of the Degel HaTorah party, placing eighth in the joint list of United Torah Judaism, was decided on tonight by Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman, who chose Rav Eliezer Sorotzkin, director of Lev L’Achim in Israel. Rav Sorotzkin will replace Mayor Yaakov (more…)

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Boro Park JCC Breakfast Highlights Continued Service to Community

Monday December 15, 2014 12:45 PM

bp-community-council-breakfastBy Avi Israel

Brooklyn, NY - An overflow crowd of communal figures, joined by elected officials and organizational leaders gathered at the Lipschitz Halls this past Friday (more…)

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Apprehension Made In Flatbush Tire Slashing

Monday December 15, 2014 12:04 PM

mehlman-slash-carsBrooklyn, NY - Councilman David Greenfield thanked the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force and the 61 NYPD precinct for catching an individual who allegedly (more…)

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Rabbi Getzy Rubashkin Visits a Sick Friend and Saves a Life

Monday December 15, 2014 9:12 AM

getzy-rubashkinThe Gemara (Nedarim 40a) teaches that visiting the sick can literally restore them to life. But it’s not often that the result of this mitzvah is as apparent as it was recently to Rabbi Getzy Rubashkin of Miami, Florida. (more…)

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Drama in Sydney: Benny and Gad Elbaz Thankful for “Miracle”

Monday December 15, 2014 4:44 AM

gad-elbazPopular singers Gad Elbaz and his father Benny Elbaz are thankful today for what they are calling a “Chanukah miracle.” The father and son singers are currently in Sydney, Australia where they performed Sunday night at the Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University (more…)

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Tefillos for Rav Chaim Epstein

Sunday December 14, 2014 4:20 PM

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Maran Hagaon Rav Chaim Epstein, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivah Zichron Meilich, is in need of rachamei Shomayim. (more…)

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Koznitzer Rebbe to Light Historic Menorah in NYC

Sunday December 14, 2014 1:20 PM

koznitzer-menorahA historic menorah, reputed to be linked to numerous miracles, will be lit once again this Chanukah in Manhattan by a direct descendant of one of Poland’s most renowned Chasidic dynasties. (more…)

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Parnassah Network Launches New Business Consulting Center

Sunday December 14, 2014 12:23 PM

parnassah-expoLiterally on a daily basis, the Parnassah Network office fields calls from individuals across the world who are looking to access the ideal business advice to help them get ahead. (more…)

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Lakewood Yarchei Kallah Readies for Fifth Year

Sunday December 14, 2014 3:18 AM

lakewood-yarchei-kallahThe long awaited Lakewood Yarchei Kallah will soon be heading to Eretz Yisroel. For the fifth year, Lakewood Baalei Batim are anticipating a stimulating week replete with insight and inspiration. (more…)

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Report: After 30 Years, Eli Yishai is Leaving Shas After Meeting with Rav Shteinman

Saturday December 13, 2014 6:27 PM

eli-yishaiFormer Shas chairman Eli Yishai met with Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman on Erev Shabbos and received his blessing to leave the Shas party, according to reports in (more…)

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Changing How Simcha Videos Are Made

Saturday December 13, 2014 6:05 PM

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CJ Studios: Who are they?

Crown Heights resident Yosef Shidler can barely remember a time when he didn’t have a camera in his hand.  In his teens, Shidler’s instrument of (more…)

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Video: Lakewood Chaveirim Volunteers Rescue Kitten from Storm Drain

Friday December 12, 2014 1:00 PM
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U.S. Holocaust Museum Gets $25 Million Gift, Largest In Its History

Friday December 12, 2014 8:21 AM

us-holocaust-memorial-museum-washingtonAn Arizona family is donating $25 million to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum - the largest gift in the Washington museum’s history - to increase its (more…)

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Shabbos Alert: A Warming Drawer by Any Other Name Would be Called…an Oven

Friday December 12, 2014 7:33 AM

warming-drawerBased on the volume of calls that the Star-K Kashrus Hotline has received about warming drawers, it appears that many consumers are unaware of how to (more…)

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Hadlokas Neiros, Erev Shabbos Parshas Vayeishev 5775

Friday December 12, 2014 3:12 AM

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Greenfield and Dror Meet with Corrections Commissioner to Improve Conditions for Frum Inmates

Thursday December 11, 2014 10:38 PM

greenfield-dror-joseph-ponteNew York - Councilman Greenfield and the leaders of Dror met with NYC Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte to address ongoing religious issues many frum inmates have faced while in the custody of the New York City prison system. Dror, a volunteer run organization that offers free (more…)

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Sanitation Tells Hikind They’re Working On Remedy To Collection/Traffic Nightmare

Thursday December 11, 2014 8:27 PM

sanitationAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) met with top officials from the NYC Sanitation Department and Sanitation Enforcement this morning to address key issues facing the community, including sanitation pick-ups impeding school buses in the morning. (more…)

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Orthodox Union Urges SCOTUS to Overturn Decision Permitting Religious Discrimination in Hiring Process

Thursday December 11, 2014 12:13 PM

us-supreme-courtThe Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America has called upon the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision from a lower court requiring (more…)

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Injured Bochur Reunited with Mother

Thursday December 11, 2014 9:45 AM

levi-yitzchak-rosenblattThe mother of Levi Yitzchok Rosenblatt, who survived being attacked by a knife-wielding man at Lubavitcher headquarters in Brooklyn, was reunited (more…)

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Photos: Yerushalayim Police Chief Moshe “Chico” Edri Visits Rav Shmuel Auerbach

Wednesday December 10, 2014 11:27 PM

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