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Hamas Is Upping Its Price for Return of IDF Soldiers’ Remains

Monday October 13, 2014 10:48 PM

second-lieutenant-hadar-goldinHamas is now busy with psychological warfare that worked in the Gilad Shalit deal, in negotiations over the bodies (more…)

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Photos: Israeli President Ruvi Rivlin Visits Sukkah of Sephardic Chief Rabbi Rav Yitzchak Yosef

Monday October 13, 2014 2:24 AM



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Photos: Israeli President Ruvi Rivlin Visits Sukkah of Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Rav Dovid Lau

Sunday October 12, 2014 3:41 PM



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Photos: Erev Sukkos Preparations in Boro Park, Brooklyn

Sunday October 12, 2014 10:20 AM



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Photos: Simchas Bais Hashoeivah in Kiryat Malachi

Sunday October 12, 2014 9:08 AM



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Video and Photos: Mass Birchas Kohanim at the Kosel This Morning

Sunday October 12, 2014 8:30 AM

birchas-kohanim[Video and photos below.] Tens of thousands of Yidden attended a mass Birchas Kohanim this morning at the Kosel. The large Birchas Kohanim is held every Chol Hamoed and draws tremendous (more…)


Yom Tov Carbon Monoxide Awareness

Wednesday October 8, 2014 12:34 PM

sukkah4Sukkos is a joyous zeman, when we enjoy special time with family and friends at home.  The Jewish kitchen is filled with delightful (more…)


Important Halacha Regarding Arba Minim

Wednesday October 8, 2014 11:12 AM

arbah-minimBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman

Three years ago, an unofficial poll taken in Far Rockaway, New York, revealed a startling and alarming fact. Over (more…)


Insect Infestation Concerns in…S’chach

Wednesday October 8, 2014 10:10 AM

schach-sukkahThe institute in Eretz Yisroel headed by Rav Moshe Vaya, the renowned expert in bedikas tolaim, insect infestation in foods, released an alert regarding insects being found in, of all things, s’chach. There is a  (more…)


OU Kosher’s Consumer Hotline FAQ’s For Sukkos

Wednesday October 8, 2014 9:20 AM

sukkosOU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers in preparation for (more…)

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Experts: Be Careful of “Glued Shut” Lulavim

Wednesday October 8, 2014 9:13 AM

lulavimDaled Minim experts in the Holy Land have once again warned the public of lulavim that have been treated with acrylic glue to prevent opening. Inspectors have found that a significant number of lulavim have undergone a (more…)


A Message from the Kalever Rebbe for Sukkos 5775: Where Are the Millions of American Jews?

Wednesday October 8, 2014 8:36 AM

kaliver-rebbeAccording to a recent study, the estimated number of Jews in the world increased from about 3 (more…)


Nachman Caller Sounds Alarm on Housing Crisis in Frum Community, Offers Solutions

Wednesday October 8, 2014 7:16 AM

nachman-callerAs the Orthodox Jewish community in such Brooklyn neighborhoods as Borough Park and Williamsburg developed several decades ago, those areas (more…)


P’sak: Stealing Daled Minim is Forbidden

Wednesday October 8, 2014 5:21 AM

lulav-esrogA number of neighborhood publications in Israel Yerushalayim and elsewhere recent republished a psak released three years ago by the former Chief Rabbis of Israel, who, in a joint statement, said that it is prohibited  (more…)


An Esrog Tree in Rochester, NY?

Wednesday October 8, 2014 3:42 AM

esrog-rochester-3By L. Goldstein, Principal, Derech HaTorah of Rochester

Over a decade ago, my husband found the most beautiful esrog that I had ever seen. It was perfect! All (more…)


Judge Invalidates Ramapo Ward Referendum

Tuesday October 7, 2014 10:08 PM

rt-59-monseyRockland County, NY - State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Garvey on Tuesday invalidated Ramapo’s referendums on (more…)

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Hikind Outraged At Shaimos Dumped In Boro Park After Yom Kippur

Tuesday October 7, 2014 7:10 PM

shaimos-dumpAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) was appalled to learn that once again unscrupulous people (more…)


Concern Voiced Over Jewish Cemetery in Vilna

Tuesday October 7, 2014 4:42 PM

cemeteryA recent declaration regarding Vilnius’ Snipisek Jewish cemetery by Lithuanian culture minister Saunas Birutis elicited concerns (more…)

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Photos: Preparing for Sukkos in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Tuesday October 7, 2014 3:48 PM



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Photos: Daled Minim Shuk in Bnei Brak

Tuesday October 7, 2014 2:50 PM



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Photos: At the Levaya of R’ Yosef Shlomo Shenker z”l, Who Passed Away after Falling from Sukkah

Tuesday October 7, 2014 1:53 PM




Beit Shemesh Municipality and Education Ministry Reach Agreement On School Controversy

Tuesday October 7, 2014 10:38 AM

bet-shemeshThrough the arrangement of the Yerushalayim District Court, the Municipality of Beit Shemesh and the Israeli Education Ministry (more…)


Sukkah Locations at Hospitals in NY and NJ, Courtesy of Chesed 24/7

Tuesday October 7, 2014 9:11 AM

sukkah1No one wants to be stuck in the hospital on Succos, but in case anyone finds themselves there during Yom Tov, Chesed 24/7 now (more…)


Agudath Israel of America Hosts Siyumim on Seder Moed Across America

Monday October 6, 2014 7:10 PM

rav-shalom-kamenetzkyBy Shimmy Blum

It was the day after Yom Kippur, and yidden across the world celebrated a poignant milestone in their (more…)

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Netanyahu Says He Wants Chareidim in Coalition

Monday October 6, 2014 6:04 PM

netanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, just off his “allegedly eating treif scandal,” said he could add Shas and Yahadus Hatorah to (more…)


Tragedy in Modiin Illit: 30-Year-Old Falls Three Stories While Building Sukkah, Passes Away

Monday October 6, 2014 5:05 PM

candleA tragedy this evening has shaken the Modi’in Illit community, where a 30-year-old avreich who was building a sukkah on the (more…)


Rav Amar Announces Run for Sefardic Chief Rabbi of Yerushalayim

Monday October 6, 2014 4:53 PM

rabbi-shlomo-amarFormer Rishon L’Tzion Rav Shlomo Amar has submitted his candidacy to be Sefardic Chief Rabbi of Yerushalayim. (more…)


Hundreds of Businesses Join Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce

Monday October 6, 2014 4:48 PM

chamber-of-commerceWithin the first three days after the official launch of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJC), over 216 businesses from (more…)

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Photos: Rav Yaakov Edelstein Inspecting Daled Minim at His Home in Ramat Hasharon

Monday October 6, 2014 4:30 PM




Hikind Praises Police, Urges Vigilance Following Yom Kippur Assault In Flatbush

Monday October 6, 2014 3:10 PM

hikind-video-camerasAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) said that on Friday night, the eve of Yom Kippur, a member of our community and his two (more…)