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Tuesday October 21, 2014 7:16 PM

iphoneBy Rabbi Ari Kahn

It is unclear whether or not people who lived through it were aware that what we now call “the industrial revolution” (more…)


NY: Council Members Meet with Commissioner Bratton to Combat Rise in Anti-Semitic Crimes

Tuesday October 21, 2014 5:42 PM

greenfield-brattonBrooklyn - Wednesday, just hours before Shemini Atzeres, Councilman David G. Greenfield met with New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton and his (more…)

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Yerushalayim Elects Chief Rabbis for First Time in 11 Years

Tuesday October 21, 2014 1:51 PM

av-amar-rav-sternAfter more than a decade without a chief rabbi, Yerushalayim finally has two new ones.

A 48-member electoral body of 24 representatives from the City Council, 12 (more…)


Women of the Wall Yerushalayim Bus Ads Cause Tumult

Tuesday October 21, 2014 1:36 PM

yerushalayim-busWomen of the Wall has stirred the pot again with their latest bus ads showing women wearing talleisim.   (more…)


Today: Election for Chief Rabbis of Yerushalayim, Rav Amar and Rav Stern Viewed as Favorites

Tuesday October 21, 2014 6:40 AM

yerushalayim-electionsThe charged electoral race for the positions of Ashkenazic and Sephardic chief rabbi of Yerushalayim Ihr Hakodesh come to a head today, when a 48-member electoral body of 24 representatives from the (more…)

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Rabbi Avi Weiss Stepping Down from Riverdale Pulpit

Monday October 20, 2014 10:14 AM

avi-weissRabbi Avi Weiss, founder of Open Orthodoxy’s flagship instituition Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, founder of Yeshivat Maharat, and vocal



The Real Story: Viral Photo Of Jew Screaming At Arab Woman Holds A Secret

Monday October 20, 2014 9:11 AM

tehillim-photoThis photo went viral yesterday on Twitter and elsewhere, and was retweeted by Max Blumenthal among hundreds of others who (more…)


Fireworks Thrown at MK Yisrael Eichler During Visit to Har Hazeisim on Sunday

Monday October 20, 2014 8:32 AM

eichler-har-hazeisimAn urgent appeal to Israeli authorities to construct a high-tech fence around the Jewish cemetery on Har Hazeisim was issued by the International Committee for the Preservation of Har Hazeisim, headed by (more…)


Met Creates Special Website to Defend Klinghoffer #TerrorOpera

Monday October 20, 2014 4:08 AM

the-death-of-klinghofferBy D. Avel

The Metropolitan Opera in New York City has doubled-down on its decision to produce the anti-Semitic The Death of Klinghoffer by (more…)


NY Times Highlights the Out-of-Town Meshulachim Who Visit Lakewood and Experience the Town’s Generosity

Sunday October 19, 2014 11:42 AM

bmgBy Mark Oppenheimer

Lakewood, NJ - Once a year, Elimelech Ehrlich travels from Jerusalem to Lakewood, N.J., with a cash box and a wireless credit- (more…)


State Assembly Candidate R’ Nachman Caller Releases Housing Plan Aimed At Solving Housing Crisis and Improving Job Environment in the 48th Assembly District

Sunday October 19, 2014 11:19 AM

nachman-caller1Last week, the campaign of R’ Nachman Caller for State Assembly released a comprehensive 16-page plan to solve the housing crisis in the community. The plan, distributed over the district, as well as in (more…)


Hikind: Muni Meters Will Now Allow Pre-Pay

Sunday October 19, 2014 8:13 AM

hikindAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) announced today that NYC muni-meters will soon accept pre-payments up to an hour before they begin working for the day. This should come as welcome (more…)

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Photos: Simchas Bais Hashoeivah on 13th Avenue in Boro Park, Brooklyn

Sunday October 19, 2014 1:43 AM



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Ah Gutten Vinter

Saturday October 18, 2014 7:30 PM

taking-down-sukkahOn this Motzoei Shabbos, as we bid farewell to the beautiful chag which ended last night, we’d like to wish all of our readers ah gutten vinter. As you take down your sukkahs tonight and resume your regular routine, (more…)

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Photos: Hoshanah Rabbah 5775 at the Kosel

Wednesday October 15, 2014 5:05 PM



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Photos: Hoshanah Rabbah with Former Sefardic Chief Rabbi Rav Shlomo Amar

Wednesday October 15, 2014 4:42 PM



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NY Times Refuses To Print Letter Criticizing Anti-Semitic, Anti-Israel “Klinghoffer” Opera

Wednesday October 15, 2014 2:19 PM

the-ny-timesOn September 19, 2014, officials of the Zionist Organization of America sent a letter to the New York Times (more…)


The Shabbos App – A Psychological Threat

Wednesday October 15, 2014 1:38 PM

iphoneBy Dr. Eli Shapiro

In October 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a press release to allow airlines to “expand the (more…)


Audio: Rav Reisman on Parshas Bereishis, Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah

Wednesday October 15, 2014 11:32 AM

rav-yisroel-reisman[Audio below.] The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of Madison. The shiur, which contains divrei hisorerus for (more…)

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Women FOR The Wall Call On Women Of The Wall To Refrain From Reigniting The Battle At The Kosel

Wednesday October 15, 2014 10:24 AM

koselWomen FOR the Wall, a grassroots organization of traditional women dedicated to preserving the sanctity of the (more…)

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Photos: Naanuim at the Kosel, Chol Hamoed Sukkos 5775

Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:17 PM



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Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:50 PM




Photos: Reb Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz Addresses Mir Yerushalayim Simchas Bais Hashoeivah, Doubles Chalukah for Cheshvan: “I Look Forward to When Yungeleit Won’t Have to Run from Gemach to Gemach”

Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:11 AM

rechnitz[Photos below.] The world’s largest yeshiva, Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim, held its Simchas Bais Hashoeivah Monday night with the participation of an (more…)


Video and Photos: Simchas Bais Hashoeivah at Yeshiva Mercaz Harav

Tuesday October 14, 2014 9:24 AM



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Photos: Erev Yom Tov Daled Minim Shuk in Monsey, NY

Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:01 AM



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Complaints Prompt Department Store Sears to Yank ‘Disgusting’ Nazi Swastika Rings From Website

Tuesday October 14, 2014 6:34 AM

sears-swastikaBy D. Bender

U.S. department store Sears quickly responded to outraged shoppers who discovered a page featuring Nazi swastika rings on their website, on Monday. (more…)


Hooliganism: Dozens of Teenagers go on Vandalism Spree in Crown Heights

Tuesday October 14, 2014 3:19 AM

crown-heightsA large group of teenagers went on a vandalism spree in Crown Heights, trespassing into parked school buses and vandalizing parked cars, as well as (more…)


Greenfield Hosts Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at Boro Park Sukkah Gathering

Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:21 AM

greenfieldBrooklyn - Sunday night, Councilman David Greenfield hosted the Speaker of the New York City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, at a sukkah gathering at the (more…)

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International Lawmakers Sound Support of Israel in Psagot Sukkah

Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:13 AM

psagotBy Anav Silverman

In a sukkah on a hilltop outside Jerusalem, 20 parliamentarians from around the world gathered together at the Psagot winery on Sunday evening, October (more…)

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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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