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Analysis: Cost Of Ice And Snow Removal In New York City Averages $1.8 Million Per Inch

Friday January 30, 2015 7:15 AM

ny-snowBy Pesach Osina, Community Liaison, NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

New York, NY - Light snow and heavy snow seasons are significantly more expensive than average snow seasons on a cost-per-inch basis, according to a new analysis released today by New York City (more…)

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Why The Israel-Bashers Request Anonymity

Friday January 30, 2015 6:19 AM

cartoon-anti-israelBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

Ever notice how the Obama Administration officials who attack Israel always insist on anonymity? (more…)


Life as a Symphony: Shirah and Becoming an Adult

Friday January 30, 2015 1:54 AM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

We are each but a quarter note in a grand symphony.

- Guy Laliberte

The conductor takes his place upon the podium.  He raises his baton.  A hush falls over the hall and there is (more…)

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Why A Fake Article Titled “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?” Was Accepted By 17 Medical Journals

Thursday January 29, 2015 8:13 AM

mark-shrimeBy Elizabeth Dergan

As a medical researcher at Harvard, Mark Shrime gets a very special kind of spam in his inbox: every day, he receives at least one request from an open-access medical journal promising to publish his (more…)


The Watching

Thursday January 29, 2015 7:16 AM

super-bowl-footballBy Eytan Kobre

I suppose I shouldn’t expect any invitations to one of those parties featuring the local kosher deli’s all-you-can-eat Super Sunday special (where they’ve at least got the right idea about what a real hero is). (more…)


Rav Chaim Leib Epstein zt”l

Thursday January 29, 2015 6:15 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-The following article is reprinted from a special supplement published this week by Yated Ne’eman USA in Memory of Rav Chaim Leib Epstein zt”l.

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

This week’s parsha is replete with references to mesorah, the value and import of remaining (more…)


Level 5 Leadership

Wednesday January 28, 2015 2:07 AM

naphtali-hoffBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

This week’s parasha introduces us to the concept of the selfless leader, one who continually serves his people, often at the price of undue flak and heartache. (more…)

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Remembering Auschwitz for Tomorrow’s Sake

Wednesday January 28, 2015 1:21 AM

auschwitzBy Dov Hikind

The very word Auschwitz evokes such strong emotions that some might think those of us effected by it would be better off avoiding its use, avoiding its memory. That we’d be better served looking forward (more…)

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The Invisible Bullet of Non-Vaccination

Tuesday January 27, 2015 7:08 AM

bulletBy Rabbi Hershy Z. Ten

President of Bikur Cholim, Los Angeles, CA

Imagine a 6 year old child walking into a classroom waving a loaded gun amidst his classmates while (more…)


The Blizzard of ‘15: Snow Prints of the Soul

Tuesday January 27, 2015 6:08 AM

snow1By Jacob (Chaim Yakov) Hirsch Esq.

Slowly awoken by the eerie stillness in the crisp morning air your heart skips a beat in wonderment as to the deafening silence that pervades the great outdoors. Tiptoeing to the fogged up window in your (more…)


How to Process Sudden Death

Tuesday January 27, 2015 3:37 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

The global Jewish community is still reeling in shock from the sudden passing of the much loved Rabbi Dovid Winiarz,z”l zy”a known to many thousands as the Facebuker Rebbe.  When a young man (more…)


The Case Against the International Criminal Court Investigating Israel

Monday January 26, 2015 3:31 AM

Dershowitz By Alan Dershowitz

In 2012 my friend and colleague Luis Moreno Ocampo, who was then the Chief Prosecutor of the (more…)

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict Through the Eyes of Two Little Girls

Sunday January 25, 2015 11:28 PM

safra-childrens-hospitalBy Moshe Phillips and Benyomin Korn

One little girl lies in a hospital bed, more than half her body burned by a Palestinian firebomb. Another little girl appears on television, reciting poetry about her dream of destroying Israel. The lives (more…)

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Indyk Interferes On Israel - Again

Sunday January 25, 2015 12:28 PM

martin-indyk1By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

The former U.S. ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, has called on Israel’s leaders “to stay out of America’s politics” — just hours after he urged the United States to interfere in Israel’s politics, (more…)


An Evening Out with your Spouse: How to ensure that it is a Special, Enjoyable, and Memorable Experience

Sunday January 25, 2015 5:41 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

As we head into the depths of winter, there is a tendency for the winter blues to set in.  The frigid cold and short span of sunlight tends to bring this on for many people. (more…)


Time and Meaning: Each Second, Each Moment

Thursday January 22, 2015 10:35 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.

- Albert Einstein

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”

Henry David Thoreau is unequivocal in his harsh assessment of the way in which most men move through (more…)

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The Miracle of Mesorah

Thursday January 22, 2015 5:42 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Rav Archik Bakst of Shavel was a dominant rabbinic figure in prewar Lita, as a rov, mechanech, posek and baal mussar. He took the mandate of kibbud av va’eim seriously and would frequently (more…)


Outrage On Har Hazeisim

Tuesday January 20, 2015 7:50 PM

har-nof-kedoshim1By Moshe Phillips

The controversy over whether to bury the French terror victims on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives is a reminder of the embarrassing failure to provide basic security at one of the Jewish people’s most (more…)

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In Dark Times, Remember Wallenberg

Monday January 19, 2015 9:31 PM

raoul-wallenbergBy Irwin Cotler

It has been a dark January.

Thus far, 2015 has brought tragic and infuriating terrorism, anti-Semitism, and assaults on liberty in France; a car bomb in Yemen that killed and injured dozens; and the massacre of thousands in (more…)

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A Cartoonist Urges Restraint-Except When It Comes To Israel

Monday January 19, 2015 5:14 PM

charlie-hebdoBy Rafael Medoff

One might think cartoonists, as champions of irreverence and untrammeled free speech, would be unanimously resolute in defending their martyred comrades at the French satirical magazine Charlie (more…)

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The Real Scandals of the Paris March

Sunday January 18, 2015 1:20 PM

FRANCE-SHOOTING/By Bruce S. Thornton

Commentators on both the left and the right are slamming President Obama for missing the march in Paris last Sunday. Even a stalwart (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…)

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Media Whitewash Terror Supporter

Sunday January 18, 2015 2:15 AM

maher-hathoutBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

A Muslim-American leader whose record includes calling President Bill Clinton a terrorist, praising Hezbollah, and opposing Israel’s existence, is being described by the U.S. news media as an opponent (more…)

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CNN Anchor Jim Clancy’s Twitter Account Shut Down Following Disability Slur, Insulting Exchange With Pro-Israel Activists

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:46 PM

cnn-anchor-jim-clancyBy B. Cohen

The Twitter account of veteran CNN anchor Jim Clancy has been shut down, following an angry exchange the presenter held with a group of pro-Israel activists in the wake of the terrorist massacre at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, during which he derided (more…)


Report: Top Iranian General Qassem Solaimani Seriously Wounded in Islamic State Attack

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00 PM

iran-maj-gen-qassem-soleimani-of-the-iranian-revolutionary-guardsA senior Iranian military official was seriously wounded in an Islamic State (IS) suicide bombing attack near Baghdad several days ago, Israel’s Ch. 2 News said, citing unconfirmed reports. (more…)

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Tziporah - The First Lady of Klal Yisroel

Friday January 16, 2015 6:10 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

As we go through the Parshios of the saga in Mitzrayim and the dramatic Exodus, the splitting of the Red Sea and receiving of the Torah, the hero throughout them all was the great Moshe Rabbeinu.  Now, as the famous saying goes, behind every great man many-a- (more…)

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Thursday January 15, 2015 11:51 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

It is easier to take Jews out of Galus than to take the Galus out of the Jews

- Chasidic Master

Ever been accused of “being your own worst enemy”?  In a world filled with real dangers, from cheating (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…)


New York Times Rescues The Palestinians Again

Thursday January 15, 2015 7:50 AM

ny-timesBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

Lest anyone think, even for a moment, that there is even the slightest link between Islamic terror (more…)


A Nation of Spirit

Thursday January 15, 2015 6:32 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Last Friday, our brothers and sisters were trapped in a Paris supermarket. Engaged in the lofty activity of preparing for Shabbos Kodesh, they found themselves under fire by a crazed Islamic (more…)