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Senior Israeli Officer in Gaza Saw Hamas Fighter Seize Children as Shields After Firing at IDF Forces

Sunday September 21, 2014 1:13 AM

idf-gantzBy Dovid Efune

A senior Israel Defense Forces officer told The Algemeiner that he personally witnessed a Hamas fighter seize children to hide behind after firing at Israeli (more…)


Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 26 Elul

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Eliyahu Tzarfati, author of Eliyahu Zuta (1805)

Rav Chaim Pinto of Mogador (1758-1845). The famous Pinto family was dispersed (more…)

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U.S. ‘Not Optimistic’ Heading Into Iran Nuclear Talks

Saturday September 20, 2014 11:10 PM

iran-nuclearU.S. officials expressed pessimism going into nuclear talks with Iran in New York as a wide range of gaps remain between the two sides, especially over (more…)

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Rabbi Sender Kleinbard zt”l

Saturday September 20, 2014 10:51 PM

sender-kleinbardIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rabbi Sender Kleinbard zt”l of Flatbush, Brooklyn.  (more…)


Rav Yaakov Bistritz zt”l

Saturday September 20, 2014 9:31 PM

yaakov-bistritz-5[Updated with shivah info below.] It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Yaakov Bistritz zt”lrosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedola Mercaz Hatorah Tiferes Mordechai of Montreal. He was 58.  (more…)


Dozens of ISIS Hostages Released

Saturday September 20, 2014 9:09 PM

isis-hostagesDozens of Turkish hostages, who were kidnapped over three months ago by ISIS, were freed today. 46 Turks, including Consul General Ozturk Yilmaz (more…)

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London Removes Chareidi-Posted Signs Telling Women Where to Walk

Saturday September 20, 2014 8:56 PM

london-policeSigns telling women which side of the street to walk on, which were put up by a chareidi group in the northern London neighborhood of Stamford Hill, have (more…)

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Second WH Entry Attempt

Saturday September 20, 2014 8:46 PM

white-houseAnother man has been arrested for trying to enter the White House, less than 24 hours after a 42-year-old man jumped the fence and made past the front (more…)

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‘Huge’ Ancient Stalactite Cave Found Near Yerushalayim

Saturday September 20, 2014 8:35 PM

ancient-stalactite-cave-found-near-yerushalayimA large stalactite and stalagmite cave was recently discovered in the Jerusalem hills, it was announced today. But the location is being kept secret, so as to (more…)


Rand Paul: Obama Abusing Our Laws

Saturday September 20, 2014 8:27 PM

rand-paulLess than 50 days before an election that may give Republicans control of the Senate as well as the House, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) today skipped past those (more…)


Anti-Islamic Ads Coming To NYC Buses, Subways

Saturday September 20, 2014 8:19 PM

subwayAnti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week, the AP reports. The six ads include an (more…)

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UN: Migrant Boat Sinking ‘Mass Murder’

Friday September 19, 2014 5:08 PM

zeid-raad-zeid-al-hussein-unSmugglers accused of sinking a boat and drowning up to 500 migrants are likely guilty of “mass murder,” said the United Nations’ human rights (more…)

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‘Blasphemous’ Muslim Assassinated

Friday September 19, 2014 3:55 PM

muhammad-shakil-aujMuhammad Shakil Auj, a liberal Muslim scholar accused of blasphemy, was shot dead in Karachi on Thursday. Auj was accused of the crime by four other (more…)

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Leader of Scottish Independence Quits

Friday September 19, 2014 3:27 PM

cotlande28099s-first-minister-alex-salmond-of-the-scottish-national-partyAfter an embarrassing defeat at the voting booth on Thursday, Scotland’s first minister, Alex Salmond of the Scottish National Party, is resigning. In a speech (more…)

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Video: Barry Jeremias Speaks About Poverty in Eretz Yisroel at Private Reception; Close to $2 Million Raised

Friday September 19, 2014 2:10 PM

barry[Video below.] At a private reception in Lakewood, NJ, at the Jeremias residence, attended by close to 200 people, Mr. Barry Jeremias captivated the crowd with a passionate (more…)


U.N.: Ebola Threatens Peace, Security

Friday September 19, 2014 1:43 PM

united-nationsThe United Nations Security Council has declared that Africa’s ebola outbreak which has killed more than 2,600 people so far is a (more…)

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Video of Orthodox Jew High-Fiving New Yorkers Trying to Hail Cabs Goes Viral

Friday September 19, 2014 1:09 PM

meir-kalmanson[Video below.] Footage of an Orthodox Jewish man high-fiving unsuspecting cab-hailers in New York City is spreading like (more…)

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Compassion from Sea to Shining Sea: Askonim From Across the Nation Tackle the Lakewood School Admission Crisis

Friday September 19, 2014 12:16 PM

rechnitz-kanarekThe dog days of summer conjure up images of frantic last minute back to school shopping, school busses wreaking havoc on already congested streets and, (more…)


Top Israeli Journalist Exposes ‘Industry of Lies’ in International and Local Media

Friday September 19, 2014 11:14 AM

ben-dror-yeminiBy D. Bender

[Video below.] A veteran Israeli investigative journalist, known for decades of hard hitting local reporting, now says, “Enough!” to what he calls an (more…)


Syrian Opposition Leader Visits Wounded Countrymen in Israeli Hospital: ‘Assad Slaughters Us, You Heal Us’

Friday September 19, 2014 10:12 AM

syria-opposition-official-visits-sieff-hospital-in-tzefasBy D. Bender

An exiled Syrian rebel leader visited countrymen wounded in fighting being treated at an Israeli hospital this week, in a first-ever such visit by a senior (more…)

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El Al Reunites Parents of Lone Soldiers from ‘Protective Edge’ for Rosh Hashanah

Friday September 19, 2014 9:48 AM

elalBy Anav Silverman

In a special initiative to enable families to spend the Jewish New Year together, an airlift of 21 flights from El- Al Airlines flying from 10 different (more…)


Justice: No Christie Link in Bridgegate

Friday September 19, 2014 8:08 AM

christieAfter nine months of investigating Chris Christie’s role in the “Bridgegate” scandal, the Justice Department has so far found no information that the New (more…)


Pope Francis: Christians Joining Jews in Suffering Religious Persecution

Friday September 19, 2014 7:41 AM

kill-jewsIt is Christianity’s “turn” to suffer religious persecution, Pope Francis told a World Jewish Congress delegation visiting his home in Rome, saying that (more…)


This Past Shabbos…I Cried

Friday September 19, 2014 7:10 AM

goldingRabbi Yosef C. Golding, Executive Director, Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society

It was toward the end of Mincha, when the aveilim gather around the bimah to say Kaddish. The cutest looking four-and-a-half year old was among them. (more…)


Scotland Votes to Remain British

Friday September 19, 2014 6:34 AM

scotlandScottish voters turned out in record numbers Thursday to decide whether to sever their 307-year-old union with England, and in the end decided in a close (more…)


Audio: Rav Reisman On Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech

Friday September 19, 2014 6:06 AM

rav-yisroel-reisman[Audio below.] The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of Madison. The shiur, on Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech, (more…)

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Reb Eli Scheller’s Two Minutes on Elul

Friday September 19, 2014 5:59 AM

eli-scheller[Video below.] The following is a exclusive weekly feature, Eli Scheller’s Two Minutes on the Parsha. With an original approach and unique videography, Eli Shares a machshavah on the parsha that will make (more…)

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The Chofetz Chaim zt”l, On His 81st Yahrtzeit, Today, 24 Elul

Friday September 19, 2014 5:31 AM

chofetz-chaimBy Rabbi Nosson Scherman

A little more than one hundred years ago, an unknown author was arranging for the publication of an anonymous (more…)

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Audio: Rav Ahron Lopiansky On the Parsha

Friday September 19, 2014 5:21 AM

rav-aharon-lopianskyRav Ahron Lopiansky is the Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington. We are happy to present his weekly shiur on the parsha for (more…)

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Chagigah 11: The Circle Mikvah

Friday September 19, 2014 4:37 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Video: Harry Rothenberg On Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech

Friday September 19, 2014 4:09 AM

harry-rothenberg[Video below.] Attorney Harry Rothenberg offers a five-minute thought on the parsha disseminated by Partners in Torah. (more…)

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Audio: Rav Mintz On Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech

Friday September 19, 2014 3:44 AM

rav-chaim-mintz[Audio below.] Each week, Rav Chaim Mintz, Mashgiach of the Yeshiva of Staten Island and founder and head of Oorah Kiruv Rechokim, offers, via telephone, an insightful and inspiring message (more…)

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France Agrees to Launch Iraq Air Strikes

Friday September 19, 2014 3:31 AM

france-president-francois-hollandePresident Francois Hollande said France has agreed to carry out air strikes Iraq requested to boost its fight against ISIS fighters who have taken over swaths (more…)

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Hadlokas Neiros, Erev Shabbos Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech 5774

Friday September 19, 2014 3:07 AM

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On “Issur Lashuv L’eretz Mitzraim, B’inyan Sukkah Gezulah Umezuzah Sheulah, B’lav D’Lo Sanusu, Ubepeirush ‘Boruch Atah Hashem’ B’brochos”

Friday September 19, 2014 2:50 AM

yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Video: Rav Stulberger On Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech

Friday September 19, 2014 2:18 AM

rav-stulberger[Video below.] Each week, Rav Avrohom Stulberger, rosh yeshiva of Valley Torah High School in Los Angeles, shares a 3-4 minute message relating to the parshas hashovuah. is (more…)

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Video: The Shmuz On Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech

Friday September 19, 2014 1:37 AM

rabbi-shafier[Videos below.] Rav Bentzion Shafier has impacted thousands of people with his talks and lectures, and especially with his innovative “Shmuz,” a mussar shmuess that draws on Torah, Gemara and the (more…)

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Senate Votes to Arm, Train Syrians to Fight ISIS

Friday September 19, 2014 1:01 AM

syria-isisThe Senate approved by a comfortable margin President Obama’s plan to arm and trained moderate rebels to help in the campaign to “degrade and destroy” (more…)

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Parsha Partner - Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech

Friday September 19, 2014 12:46 AM

parsha-partner-with-link[Free download below.] Bring new meaning to your Shabbos seudah by involving your family and guests in discussions on the weekly parsha. Parsha Partner has meaningful divrei Torah and engaging discussion (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History, 24-25 Elul

Friday September 19, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesChabakuk Hanavi

Rav Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radin (1838-1933). As a 9-year-old boy, he entered the yeshiva in Vilna. (more…)

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