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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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Iran Possesses All the Technology for a Nuclear Weapon

Monday November 10, 2014 2:22 AM

iran-nuclearBy Edwin Black

November 24, 2014, is a looming deadline for Iran, Israel, the United States and the world over its nuclear weapons program. America’s Wendy Sherman, (more…)

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The Israel Video They’re Talking About - And The One They Won’t Mention

Sunday November 9, 2014 11:41 PM

rock-attackBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

Israel’s critics in the news media and the punditry are up in arms about a video that supposedly shows an Israeli policeman shooting a young Arab man (more…)

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Might Does Not Make Right

Thursday November 6, 2014 11:48 PM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

As we take our yearly tour through the lessons of Bereishis, we see a study in contrasts.  On the one hand, we have the cruel selfish (more…)

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Chesed: Acts Of Loving-Kindness

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:19 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

Imagine this scene:

A gentleman, along in years, sits on the porch of his house on a warm, summer’s day.  The sun is high in the sky.  Perhaps the man, drowsy (more…)

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It’s All About Being Relevant

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:07 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

In the opening posuk of this week’s parsha, Mamrei achieves enduring relevance through his inclusion in one of the most (more…)

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A Loving Advocate

Wednesday November 5, 2014 11:26 PM

naphtali-hoff By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

This week’s parsha tells of one of the most intriguing - and munificent - acts ever recorded in the (more…)

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Tom Friedman Admits: ‘No Idea’ if Palestinians Are Peace Partners

Wednesday November 5, 2014 3:13 AM

new-york-times-columnist-tom-friedmanBy D. Bender

Noted New York Times columnist and author, Thomas Friedman, in an interview with Israel Army radio aired Tuesday, admitted (more…)

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The Forward’s Moral Equivalence Between a 3-Month-Old Terror Victim and a Stone Thrower

Wednesday November 5, 2014 2:29 AM

chaya-zissel-braun3The worst kind of moral equivalence can be seen in The Forward as they juxtapose the coldblooded  murder of a 3-month-old baby (more…)

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Ignoring Anti-Semitism in the Name of Palestinian Solidarity at UC Davis

Tuesday November 4, 2014 2:40 PM

uc-davis-campusBy Richard L. Cravatts, PhD

Since its founding in 2001, the radical campus group Students for Justice in Palestine has had as (more…)

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Republican-Controlled Senate Will Likely Challenge Obama Over Iran

Tuesday November 4, 2014 2:53 AM

obama1By B. Cohen

The Obama administration will face a serious political battle over a potential nuclear deal with Iran should Republicans win control of (more…)

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Why is the Obama Administration Provoking Israel?

Tuesday November 4, 2014 2:11 AM

netanyahu-obamaBy Alan Dershowitz

A senior Obama administration official recently went on the record with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg in calling Israel’s Prime Minister (more…)

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Obama Officials’ Insults Are Vulgar, But Their Policies Are Far Worse

Monday November 3, 2014 11:49 PM

obama2By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

The Obama administration officials’ vulgar treatment of Israel’s prime minister is troubling. But the policies behind their vulgarity - (more…)

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Without Hikind, Say Goodbye To Yeshiva Tuition Aid

Monday November 3, 2014 10:33 AM

hikind2By Henoch Margitz

When Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Brooklyn yesterday, he made a point of praising the community’s local leaders and elected (more…)

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Why The Mastermind Behind Leon Klinghoffer’s Murder Went Free

Monday November 3, 2014 4:20 AM

leon-klinghofferBy Stephen M. Flatow

Amid the ongoing controversy over the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” little has been said about (more…)

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A Shabbos Treat

Friday October 31, 2014 1:21 PM

candy-storeBy CJ Srullowitz

“Trick or treat!”

I looked at the boy. Under the ghoulish zombie get-up-white and black facepaint, tattered clothes, ragged wig-was my sweet, polite (more…)

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Mikveh and Conversion: Looting the Kodesh

Friday October 31, 2014 9:26 AM

mikvahBy Avrohom Gordimer

Looters have invaded sacred space; the plane in crisis has been hijacked.

Obviously, the Orthodox community must act with extreme care, meticulousness and scrutiny pursuant to the recent startling (more…)

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Obama’s Unprecedented Attack on Israel

Thursday October 30, 2014 8:38 PM

sen-ted-cruzBy Senator Ted Cruz

This week, the world was treated to yet another embarrassing display of the Obama administration’s incompetent foreign policy. (more…)

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Stephen Flatow: The Amazing Story of What One Person Can Accomplish

Thursday October 30, 2014 10:47 AM

stephen-flatowBy B. Glickman

Today, I will tell you a story. It is the true story of a seemingly inconsequential man who, driven by passion and determination, has (more…)

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Tests, Challenges and Nisyonos

Thursday October 30, 2014 6:11 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Parshas Lech Lecha opens with one of the ten nisyonos Avrohom Avinu confronted. Nisyonos are commonly translated as tests or (more…)

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Opinion: Addressing The Deficit In Care For Special-Needs Children

Thursday October 30, 2014 4:35 AM

1029 oped yaldei 02By Menachem Leifer, The Montreal Gazette

In Quebec lately, we keep hearing dire warnings about the “fiscal deficit.” We are told that urgent action is (more…)

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Obama Administration Refuses to Condemn Palestinian Terrorist Who Tried to Murder Israelis

Tuesday October 28, 2014 11:33 PM

state-departmentBy Moshe Phillips and Benyomin Korn

Another young American man has given his life while fighting in the ranks of Islamist terrorists (more…)

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Unraveling the Shidduch Crisis: A Fresh Perspective

Tuesday October 28, 2014 12:22 PM

shidduchimBy Avrumi Weinberger

In this short essay, I will not assault your senses with ominous graphs and dire predictions about the state of what has been dubbed  the “Shidduch Crisis” that is currently plaguing the (more…)

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Along the Ethical Divide

Monday October 27, 2014 10:25 PM

naphtali-hoffBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

Traditionally, corporate leadership has been understood as a mechanism through which managers (more…)

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Why Does the State Department Endorse Palestinian Fight to Exclude Jews?

Monday October 27, 2014 7:12 PM

state-departmentBy Jonathan Tobin

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu made headlines around the world again today with his assertion in (more…)

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The Givers of Lakewood: Welcome to Giverville!

Monday October 27, 2014 3:01 PM

lakewood- downtownBy Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Across the country and around the world, Lakewood, NJ, is referred to as the “Ihr HaTorah” out of (more…)

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