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Heter Iska Awareness

Wednesday March 25, 2015 3:41 PM

ribbis-posterIn the ever-changing world of business, it has become increasingly common for business people to fund business projects while using funds from an investor. Often, this means that the capital available to them comes at a (more…)

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Video: Reb Gavriel Sassoon Speaks About His Personal Tragedy

Wednesday March 25, 2015 12:33 PM
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Ben & Jerry’s Unveils Charoses-Flavored Ice Cream for Pesach

Wednesday March 25, 2015 10:16 AM

ben-and-jerrysHaving already come out with an ice cream containing pieces of matzoh and chocolate, Ben & Jerry’s is now offering a charoses-flavored ice cream as a kosher-for-Pesach dessert option over the upcoming (more…)

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What Are You Doing for the Sassoon Children?

Wednesday March 25, 2015 9:07 AM

sassoonJews the world over are davening for the speedy recovery of Mrs. Gayle Sassoon, Gila bas Frances, and her daughter, Tziporah bas Gila. (more…)

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OU Calls Out Illinois Congresswoman’s ‘Pejorative’ Use Of ‘Orthodox’

Wednesday March 25, 2015 4:18 AM

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The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU) criticized U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s (D-Ill.) “pejorative” use of the word “Orthodox” in remarks at the annual conference of the left-wing J (more…)

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As Budget Looms, NY Legislators Tell OU Mission To Keep Up Pressure On Albany For Education Tax Credit

Wednesday March 25, 2015 2:20 AM

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With just days left until the April 1st deadline to pass the New York state budget, state legislators urged the OU Advocacy-Teach NYS delegation in Albany today to keep up the pressure on elected (more…)

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Dirshu European Shabbos Convention

Tuesday March 24, 2015 9:12 PM

modzitzer-rebbeThe first European Dirshu Shabbos Convention that took place last Shabbos was truly an historical event.  Many hundreds of hours of preparation had been invested into the occasion in order to ensure its success.  The Convention had been widely advertised beforehand as ‘an experience not to be (more…)

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Netanyahu, Rivlin Send Condolence Letters to Reb Gavriel Sassoon

Tuesday March 24, 2015 8:10 PM

rivlinIsraeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin each sent letters of condolence to Reb Gavriel Sassoon, the father of seven neshamos who perished in a fire at their home in Brooklyn (more…)

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FULL VIDEO REPLAY: Dirshu’s Daf Hayomi B’Halacha Siyum in Yerushalayim Ihr Hakodesh

Tuesday March 24, 2015 6:40 PM


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Video: Rabbi Joey Haber On Making Sense of the Sassoon Family Tragedy

Tuesday March 24, 2015 6:29 PM


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Initial Photos: Dirshu’s Daf Hayomi B’Halacha Siyum at Yad Eliyahu, Yerushalayim

Tuesday March 24, 2015 6:20 PM

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Felder to Assembly and Governor: Stop Playing Games with Yeshiva Children

Tuesday March 24, 2015 6:11 PM

simcha-felderNew York - Today, State Senator Simcha Felder (D, Brooklyn) called upon the Assembly and Governor to keep their promise and include the Education Investment Tax Credit in this year’s budget. Despite pledging that the EITC would be included in the budget for 2015-2016, the (more…)

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Legitimate Sassoon Children Memorial Fund Announced

Tuesday March 24, 2015 5:48 PM

ny-post-sassoon1Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn), who recently warned of bogus on-line scams that purported to be raising money to aid the Sassoon family, is relieved to announce the formation (more…)

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‘The Buzz’ Applauded For Offering Free Smoke Detectors To The Community

Tuesday March 24, 2015 4:51 PM

buzz-boro-parkAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) offered his heartfelt appreciation to “The Buzz,” a major electronics store with locations in Boro Park and Midwood, who is offering free smoke detectors following the tragedy in Midwood on Shabbos that claimed the lives of seven children. (more…)

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We Have Lost the Best of the Best

Tuesday March 24, 2015 4:45 PM

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Hikind, Home Depot Team Up To Distribute Free Smoke Detectors To Community

Tuesday March 24, 2015 4:30 PM

smoke-detectorFollowing the tragic fire that took the lives of seven children in Midwood, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and The Home Depot will be distributing free state-of-the-art smoke (more…)

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Video: Rav Yisroel Reisman On “Making Sense of the Midwood Tragedy”

Tuesday March 24, 2015 3:10 PM


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Echoes of Grief

Tuesday March 24, 2015 1:12 PM

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Moment of Silence at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, in Memory of the Sassoon Children z”l

Tuesday March 24, 2015 11:46 AM
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Councilman Greenfield’s Twelve Tips For Fire Safety

Tuesday March 24, 2015 11:06 AM

sassoon-fireAfter this past week’s tragedy, when seven innocent children were killed in a horrific fire, many people have called Councilman David Greenfield’s office asking about the best tips for fire prevention. Keep in mind, that while hot-plate fires are exceedingly rare (approximately one (more…)

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New York Times Lost in Yiddish Translation: ‘Yentas Are Busybodies, Not Matchmakers’

Tuesday March 24, 2015 10:18 AM

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The New York Times issued a comical correction on Sunday over the misuse of the Yiddish word “yenta” in an article about a Jewish dating app. (more…)

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Photos: At the Wedding of a Great-Grandson of Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman and a Granddaughter of Rav Chaim Kanievsky

Tuesday March 24, 2015 6:27 AM

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Album 2: At the Sassoon Levaya in Eretz Yisroel

Tuesday March 24, 2015 1:38 AM

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Hikind Warns Of Bogus Online Fundraisers For Sassoon Family

Tuesday March 24, 2015 1:08 AM

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Large Number of Poor Children Receive Free Food at Agudath Israel Camps

Monday March 23, 2015 8:50 PM

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Amongst the hundreds of campers who will participate in this year’s camping program of Agudath Israel of America, a large number of children will receive free food as a result of the Federal Summer (more…)

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Jewish Sites Attacked In U.K. And Hungary

Monday March 23, 2015 6:15 PM

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As reported earlier, a group of assailants entered a shul in London on Sunday and attacked worshippers and property, with reports indicating that some attackers shouted, “Kill the Jews.” (more…)

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Reb Gavriel Sassoon: ‘We Cannot Understand The Master Plan’

Monday March 23, 2015 5:53 PM

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The seven children of the Sassoon family who passed away over the weekend in a fire at their home in Brooklyn were laid to rest at Yerushalayim’s Har Hamenuchos on Monday. (more…)

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Project Chai Event in Midwood to Address Sassoon Family Tragedy

Monday March 23, 2015 4:52 PM

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Israel-Hating Theater: No Holocaust Here

Monday March 23, 2015 4:03 PM

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A theater in Australia turned down a Jewish group’s request to hold a series of performances about the Holocaust there because it says it opposes Israel. “Our policy does not support ­colonialism/Zionism,” (more…)

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Reb Gavriel Sassoon, Klal Yisroel is with You

Monday March 23, 2015 2:10 PM

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