Video: Rav Stulberger on Parshas Shemini

Friday April 17, 2015 2:40 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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Friday April 17, 2015 2:17 AM

rabbi-nosson-greenbergBy Rabbi Nosson Greenberg

In this week’s parsha the Torah gives us the list of the names of most of the 24 non-kosher birds. One of them is the duchifas. The Ibn Ezra quotes the Tziddokim (Saducees) who identify this bird as the garden variety  (more…)

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Video: Harry Rothenberg On Parshas Shemini

Friday April 17, 2015 1:38 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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Parsha Partner - Shemini

Friday April 17, 2015 12:39 AM

parsha-partner-with-link[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 - 28-29 Nissan

Friday April 17, 2015 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe Pallier of Kobrin (1784-1858). A close follower of the Rebbe, Rav Mordechai of Lechovitch and his son, Rav Noach, he became the first  (more…)

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Photos: Yahrtzeits of Beirach Moshe of Satmar zt”l Marked By His Son, Rav Zalman Teitelbaum of Satmar

Thursday April 16, 2015 11:48 PM



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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Thursday April 16, 2015 10:19 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 74 - Shlichus: Yes You Can!

Rav Acha had a nephew whose name was also Rav Acha. The former was bar Yaakov and the latter was breih d’Rav Ika. Ika was married to the older Rav Acha’s sister. In any event, when Rav Acha bar (more…)

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16 EU Ministers Endorse ‘Made In The West Bank’ Label For Israeli Products

Thursday April 16, 2015 9:21 PM


Sixteen European Union (EU) foreign ministers have signed a letter calling on the EU’s foreign policy chief to label Israeli products made beyond the 1949 armistice line as “Made in the West Bank.” (more…)


Obama Condemns Anti-Semitism On Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday April 16, 2015 8:13 PM


President Barack Obama condemned anti-Semitism in a message on Thursday to mark Israel’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) as well as the international commemorations of the end of (more…)

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‘Gyrocopter Guy’ Faces Criminal Charges

Thursday April 16, 2015 7:34 PM

gyrocopter[Video here.] The Florida mailman who achieved infamy on Wednesday by flying a gyrocopter onto the lawn of the Capitol was charged with two federal crimes on Thursday: violating restricted airspace and operating (more…)

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Photos: Thousands Attend Levaya of Shalom Yochai Sherki z”l

Thursday April 16, 2015 6:25 PM

sherki[Photos below.] Thousands paid their respects to Shalom Yochai Sherki, 25, who succumbed on Thursday morning to grave injuries he received when a car that slammed into a bus stop that he was standing by on Wednesday night, April 15 on French Hill. (more…)


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…)