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Pollard Parole Denial Is Unjust

Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:48 PM

pollardBy Jonathan S. Tobin

Throughout the decades during which the fate of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has been debated, (more…)

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A Jewish Perspective on Obama, Lincoln, and Gettysburg

Monday November 24, 2014 11:10 PM

rav-menachem-genackBy Rabbi Menachem Genack, Englewood, N.J.

In light of President Obama’s recent drubbing in the mid-term elections, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is a good time to see what Abraham (more…)


Chizuk from Rebbetzin Heller

Monday November 24, 2014 12:26 PM

by-rebbetzin-tziporah-hellerBy Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller

So many of you have showed concern and written, and even more of you have davened. I have no words to tell you how much this means not only to me, but to (more…)


A Message from the Kalever Rebbe: How Could Such Cruelty Exist in the Civilized World?

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:07 PM

kaliver-rebbe“And the youths grew up, and Esau was a man who knew how to hunt, he was a man of the field, while Jacob was an Ish Tam, a simple-straightforward man who sat in tents [studying Torah].” (Bereishis (more…)

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A Tribute to my Rebbi, Hagaon Hakadosh Rav Moshe Twerski zt”l

Sunday November 23, 2014 8:15 AM

rav-moshe-twerskyBy a talmid

The Messilas Yesharim writes that the highest levels of avodas Hashem are not generally reached by (more…)


R’ Aryeh Kupinsky Hy”d - An Appreciation

Sunday November 23, 2014 7:13 AM

aryeh-kupinskyBy Rabbi Moshe Cohen

I returned home, emotionally exhausted, from burying my friend R’ Aryeh Kupinsky. I entered my (more…)


As Palestinians Praise Shul Atrocity, Mahmoud Abbas Walks Back His ‘Condemnation’

Sunday November 23, 2014 6:44 AM

abbasBy B. Cohen

Hours after this week’s terrorist atrocity at a shul in Jerusalem, in which four rabbis and a Druze (more…)

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As Iran Deadline Approaches, European Leaders More Skeptical Than American Counterparts Over Prospects for Final Nuclear Deal

Sunday November 23, 2014 5:10 AM

iranian-foreign-minister-javad-zarif-in-vienna-with-eu-negotiator-catherine-ashtonBy B. Cohen

With four days to go before the international deadline for an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program (more…)

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Obama: Helping Terror Go Nuclear

Sunday November 23, 2014 4:21 AM

obamaBy N. Beck

Last Tuesday’s terror attack on a Yerushalayim shul killed five people: four rabbis (including three (more…)

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Remembering Our Rebbi, Rav Moshe Twersky zt”l

Friday November 21, 2014 12:43 PM

rav-moshe-twersky1Shlomo Buxbaum: Friday Nights with Rabbi Twersky

Rabbi Twersky was brutally murdered on November 18th in an attack on his shul while he was (more…)

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Something Different

Friday November 21, 2014 12:09 PM

har-nofBy Sarah Leah Shapiro, 9th grader at the Torah Academy for Girls’ Machon Sarah, Far Rockaway, NY

It was like being hit by a train.

I saw it coming. I knew it was coming, the moment the words “tragic loss” and “Israel” found my (more…)


Eini Eini Yordah Mayim

Friday November 21, 2014 7:05 AM

rav-moshe-twerski-levayaBy Chaim Ozer Moszkowski

Klal Yisroel is aching
We all feel the pain
The world has been stabbed in the heart (more…)

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What Can One Say?

Thursday November 20, 2014 11:20 PM

har-nof-attack1By Rabbi Y. Reuven Rubin, Rov of Adass Aish Kodesh, Manchester, England

This was supposed to be a great day for my kehilla. We were set to move into a new building, one more suitable to (more…)

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The Blessing of a Father

Thursday November 20, 2014 9:25 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

The choreography of Yaakov’s “theft” of Esav’s blessing is well-known.  Favored by Rivkah, he conspires with her to take (more…)

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Connected and Charged

Thursday November 20, 2014 6:12 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

We read in this week’s parsha about Rivka’s difficult pregnancy. She is informed that “shnei goyim bevitneich, she would be giving birth to two distinct personalities, Yitzchok and Eisov, who would (more…)

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Oseh Shalom Ya’aseh Shalom

Thursday November 20, 2014 5:13 AM

har-nof-attack3[PRINTABLE PDF HERE.]

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

They davened Shemoneh Esrei

One last time,

Their last words were (more…)

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The Lethality of De-Judaizing Yerushalayim

Thursday November 20, 2014 2:02 AM

yerushalayimBy Richard L. Cravatts, PhD

As an example of what the insightful commentator Melanie Phillips referred to as a “dialogue of the (more…)

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Another Lie In The Jewish Week Debunked By Rabbinical Council Of America

Wednesday November 19, 2014 8:15 PM

rabbi-dov-fischer-rav-of-young-israel-of-orange-countyBy Rabbi Dov Fischer

Today, on November 19, 2014, I attended the regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting of the National (more…)

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Analysis: U.S. Response To Har Nof Attack Disappoints

Wednesday November 19, 2014 4:07 PM


The scenario has been repeated more times than I can remember: Palestinian terrorists murder (more…)


Rav Moshe Twersky zt”l: ‘He Was the Apple of the Rav’s Eye’

Wednesday November 19, 2014 2:13 PM

genackBy Rabbi Menachem Genack

Among those killed in Yerushalayim was Rav Mosheh Twersky, grandson of Rabbi Yosef Dov (more…)

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Fighting for Life in Har Nof

Wednesday November 19, 2014 10:22 AM

by-rebbetzin-tziporah-hellerBy Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller,

Yesterday at about 7 a.m. my daughter Miri called with news from my grandson. (more…)


Common Reactions of Children to Trauma

Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:46 AM

chai4everBy Moshe Borowski LMSW, ACSW, Director of Crisis Intervention at Chai4ever

When tragedy strikes, children may suddenly find themselves thrust into a world that can be scary and uncertain. The fear and confusion that results can (more…)


My Morning

Tuesday November 18, 2014 4:50 PM

terror-attack1By Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst

I awoke this morning - as we all did - to the most horrifying news. Two Arabs have perpetrated a (more…)


Deal Or No Deal? Iran Says Be Quiet And Make One

Sunday November 16, 2014 2:58 AM

ayatollah-ali-khameneiBy B. Cohen

As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran (more…)

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A Chesed Personality

Sunday November 16, 2014 1:07 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov are the three pioneers of Judaism.  Each one introduced a vital component of Yiddishkeit.  Avraham (more…)

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World Jewish Congress Chief Ronald Lauder: Recent Anti-Israel Riots ‘Looked More Like 1936 Than 2014′

Friday November 14, 2014 10:50 AM

ronald-lauderWorld Jewish Congress (WJC) president Ronald Lauder compared anti-Israel protests during the summer to an era when Adolf Hitler ruled Germany and the anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws were enforced in the country. (more…)

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Yes, We Are Our Brothers’ Keepers

Friday November 14, 2014 12:41 AM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

“They kidnapped me.”

On June 12th those words, those horrible words, were whispered by Gilad Shaer into his cell phone.  He had been hitch hiking in Gush Etzion (more…)

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Spinning and Winning

Thursday November 13, 2014 12:16 PM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Last Tuesday night, as results from polling stations across the nation began to come in, it became obvious to a non-partial observer (more…)


Turning The Page On The Special U.S.-Israel Relationship

Thursday November 13, 2014 6:11 AM

danny-danonBy Danny Danon

The Nov. 4 midterm election results have obvious implications for American domestic policy. For us in Israel, however, the new (more…)


Combating Cyber Superficiality

Thursday November 13, 2014 1:14 AM

naphtali-hoffBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

Many years ago I was conversing with my grandfather, a product of pre-war Romania, about a particular item that cost “only” a few (more…)