New York: Council Member Lancman Calls For Safety Officers At Nonpublic Schools With Advocates

Thursday April 16, 2015 5:41 PM


Council Member Rory I. Lancman joined representatives from several schools and Jewish organizationsTuesday to call on the City to provide safety officers in nonpublic schools. Legislation introduced to mandate this (more…)

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Agudath Israel Advocates for Level Playing Field in School Safety

Thursday April 16, 2015 5:31 PM

school-busBy Judith Dinowitz

On Tuesday, April 14th, at a school safety rally sponsored by the New York City Council, and then at a city council hearing, Agudath Israel leaders advocated for Introduction 65, a proposed amendment to (more…)

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Hikind Calls For Immediate Remedy To Dangerous Potholes On Ocean Parkway

Thursday April 16, 2015 5:17 PM

potholes-ocean-parkwayBrooklyn, NY - Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) says he’s a great fan of the NYC Department of Transportation but wonders how they could have skipped Brooklyn’s Ocean Parkway when making post-winter repairs. (more…)

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We Really Can Change!

Thursday April 16, 2015 4:43 PM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

Recently, I gave a shiur on sholo-m bayis-marital harmony.  A day later, I asked one of my friends who attended with his wife if he thought it was helpful.  He told me the following candid response. (more…)

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My Sin is before Me Always

Thursday April 16, 2015 4:21 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

We live at a time when even the most “humble” amongst us seems to have a blog, or a Twitter account, or a website or, or, or… or some other way or means for amplifying his voice, perspectives, “teachings,” etc. As (more…)


Hafrashas Challah as a Zechus for the Sassoon Family

Thursday April 16, 2015 3:56 PM

 challahJoin many women around the world who are doing the mitzvah of hafrashas challah this weekend (shlisel challah) for the zechus of a refuah sheleima and yeshua for the Sassoon family. (more…)


Netanyahu Likens Iran To Nazis

Thursday April 16, 2015 3:33 PM


As Israel marked its Holocaust memorial day, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu compared Iran to the Nazis and warned the Islamic Republic must be prevented from obtaining nuclear weapons, (more…)


The Segulah Pushka Is The Wonderful Segulah For Refuahs, Yeshuahs, Parnasah, Shidduchim, Nachas, And More

Thursday April 16, 2015 3:00 PM

segulah-pushkahThe Divrei Chaim, Rav of Sanz Zt”l, was widely known, amongst all of Klal Yisroel, for his outstanding ‘Avodas Hashem’ and for guiding Yidishe Kinder through the paths of righteousness. Additionally, the (more…)

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Israel Marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Thursday April 16, 2015 2:46 PM

éåí äùåàä öôéøä ãåíIsrael came to a two-minute standstill on Thursday morning in remembrance of the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. (more…)

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White House Fence to Get Spikes

Thursday April 16, 2015 2:01 PM


The National Park Service is expected to approve new spikes for the White House fence at a meeting Thursday, according to documents obtained by NBC Washington. (more…)

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MH370 Search to Double If Jet Not Found

Thursday April 16, 2015 1:18 PM


Authorities said Thursday the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will widen to include an additional 23,000 square miles in the Indian Ocean if the plane is not found by May. (more…)

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Video: Speech By Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu at Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony

Thursday April 16, 2015 1:00 PM


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Heavy Snoring May Cause Alzheimer’s

Thursday April 16, 2015 12:16 PM


Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders may have more potential consequences than previously thought: On top of well-established links to heart disease and stroke, the condition may put sufferers (more…)


Israel Plans High-Tech Parking Enforcement

Thursday April 16, 2015 11:12 AM

israel-parking-policeThe Tel Aviv municipality is planning a centralized parking law enforcement system that will significantly streamline the issuing of parking tickets and the collection of fines. (more…)

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Jewish Community Watch Brings an Evening of Awareness on Child Abuse Prevention to the Monsey Community

Thursday April 16, 2015 10:41 AM

jcwJewish Community Watch (JCW) will host Child Abuse Awareness event at the Crowne Plaza in Monsey, NY,  this Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Iyar. (more…)

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Liberal Jews Push Obama to Drop Support for Israel at UN During White House Parley

Thursday April 16, 2015 10:21 AM

white-houseBy Dovid Efune

Members of a group of Jewish supporters of the Democratic Party who met with President Barack Obama this week urged him to remove the long-standing American veto protection of Israel at the (more…)


Israel Launches Initiative to Have Antisemitism Recognized as an International Crime

Thursday April 16, 2015 9:32 AM

former-ambassador-alan-bakerBy David Daoud

Attorney Alan Baker, Israel’s former ambassador to Canada and a legal adviser to the Foreign Ministry wants antisemitism to be treated as an international crime. In a new Israeli initiative, Baker (more…)


Photos: Nichum Aveilim with the Family of Rav Shmuel Halevi Wosner zt”l

Thursday April 16, 2015 8:42 AM



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Photos: Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky Visiting Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman and Rav Chaim Kanievsky in Bnei Brak

Thursday April 16, 2015 8:20 AM



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Shalom Yochai Sharki z”l

Thursday April 16, 2015 7:40 AM

shalom-yochai-sharkiIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of 25-year-old Shalom Yochai Sharki z”l, who was hit by a vehicle in Yerushalayim Wednesday night and succumbed to his wounds this morning. (more…)


Photos: Vort of Grandson of Rav Chaim Kanievsky, Son of His Daughter Rebbetzin Leah Kolodetzky, Held at His Home

Thursday April 16, 2015 7:15 AM



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The Wisdom of When

Thursday April 16, 2015 6:07 AM

pinchos-lipschutzBy Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

­­Pesach is over, but it shouldn’t be a distant memory. Our lives are formed by the actions we perform (more…)

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NYS Sen. Skelos, Son Under Federal Probe

Thursday April 16, 2015 5:19 AM


New York State Senate Leader Dean Skelos and his son are the target of a new federal investigation, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The federal investigation focuses on the younger Skelos, (more…)

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Analysis: Hillary’s Fingerprints On Three Threats To Israel

Thursday April 16, 2015 4:11 AM

hillary-2016By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

Hillary Clinton is hoping for a “new tone” in the U.S.-Israel relationship, one Jewish leader recently claimed. But in the meantime, Israel is stuck dealing with the deadly consequences of her policies as (more…)


Jewish Press Website Hacked By ‘Gaza Team’

Thursday April 16, 2015 3:49 AM

gaza-hackThe website for the Jewish Press was hacked Tuesday night and their homepage was replaced with messages of hate and threats by a group calling themselves ‘Gaza Hackers Team.’ (more…)

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Obama Says Cuba Doesn’t Sponsor Terrorism. So What Are All These Hijackers and Bomb-Makers Doing There?

Thursday April 16, 2015 3:12 AM

cuba-raul castro

If you happened to have found yourself in possession of a hijacked airplane circa 1970, chances are that you would have steered it to Cuba. From 1968 through 1972, over 80 American civilian jetliners (more…)

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No Charges for Cop Who Crashed into Man

Thursday April 16, 2015 2:18 AM


Prosecutors will not bring charges against an Arizona officer who crashed his police car into a suspect from behind in order to end a pursuit in February, according to a letter dated March 31. (more…)

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Photos: Nichum Aveilim with the Family of Rav Chaim Greineman zt”l

Thursday April 16, 2015 1:41 AM



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Photos: Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Bnei Brak Visits Kosel Wednesday Night

Thursday April 16, 2015 1:14 AM



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Photos: Pesach with the Skverer Rebbe

Thursday April 16, 2015 12:43 AM



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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 27 Nissan

Thursday April 16, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Asher Margulies, a Yerushalmi mekubal, author of Kumi V’Roni

Rav Yehuda Kahana, the Kuntres Hasefeikos (1819) (more…)


Photos: Pesach with the Bobov-45 Rebbe

Wednesday April 15, 2015 11:47 PM



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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Wednesday April 15, 2015 11:12 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 73 - Ratzon, True Individuality

One of the many sources quoted to challenge Rabbah’s position is the Braisah that casts the machlokes regarding a case where a man was mekadeish an isha through the medium of biah with the (more…)

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Hamas Accelerates Its Tunnel-Building, Using Heavy Machinery

Wednesday April 15, 2015 10:22 PM

hamas-tunnel-palestinianHamas has begun using heavy machinery and engineering tools to accelerate the excavation of attack tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip under the Israeli border, sources in the Palestinian enclave told (more…)

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Clinton Foundation Keeps Foreign Donors

Wednesday April 15, 2015 9:48 PM


According to a summary of the Clinton Foundation’s new policy, the organization will still accept donations from foreign governments-even though Hillary is running for president. (more…)

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Two Seriously Injured by Vehicle in Yerushalayim

Wednesday April 15, 2015 9:09 PM


Two pedestrians, a man and a woman, were seriously injured by a vehicle Wednesday night at the French Hill junction in Yerushalayim as they waited for a bus. Magen David Adom rescue personnel (more…)

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Engel Reveals Kidnappers’ True Identity

Wednesday April 15, 2015 8:44 PM


NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has surfaced new details about his own 2012 kidnapping in Syria, where he and five other NBC News crew members were held captive by gunmen (more…)

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Fast-Food Workers Strike in 200 Cities

Wednesday April 15, 2015 8:22 PM


A Tax Day strike by fast-food workers in more than 200 American cities is expected to be the largest of its kind. The employees demand a $15 per hour living wage for the workforce, more than half of (more…)

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Photos: Lev L’Achim National Convocation in Bnei Brak, With Special Guest Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky

Wednesday April 15, 2015 7:47 PM




Tragedy in London: Moshe Yitzchok Greenfield z”l

Wednesday April 15, 2015 7:06 PM

moshe-yitzchok-greenfieldIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Habochur Moshe Yitzhak Greenfield z”l in London this afternoon at the age of 19. (more…)


Misameach Hosts Pre-Pesach Gala Event

Wednesday April 15, 2015 7:01 PM

misameachWe all know the saying, “The biggest help is to stay out of the way.” Uttered by so many parents in the hectic weeks before Yom Tov, oftentimes that is really all the parents need; a slight break from the busy family life, so they (more…)

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Aid Groups Blast Donors For Failing To Deliver On Pledges To Rebuild Gaza

Wednesday April 15, 2015 6:50 PM


A new report by a group of international aid organizations criticized donors for failing to follow through on their pledges for the rebuilding of Gaza after last summer’s war there. (more…)