The WWII Rebellion You Never Heard Of

Thursday April 23, 2015 3:13 AM

british-world-war-2By Adi Schwartz

It all seemed like a Hollywood fairy tale: around midnight, a few hundred young men spread across the city, aiming towards governmental buildings and the army barracks. They were untrained, and (more…)

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Editorial: A Matter of Priority

Thursday April 23, 2015 2:18 AM

pollard1Imagine what would have occurred had Jewish leaders decided to use the rare opportunity of a meeting with the president to actually do something important and meaningful.

When President Obama held back-to-back meetings with leaders of major Jewish organizations and Jewish supporters - including major political contributors - it would have been the perfect opportunity (more…)

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Op Ed: Uncomfortable Truths for Comfortable Collaborators

Thursday April 23, 2015 1:19 AM

hikind1By Assemblyman Dov Hikind

I applauded when James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, so candidly and guilelessly admitted last week the terrible truth that too few people ever want to acknowledge: (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 4 Iyar

Thursday April 23, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yosef Dov (Yoshe Ber) Soloveitchik of Brisk, the Beis Halevi, father of Rav Chaim Solevetchik. Yosef Dov (1820-1892) was born in Nisvizh, near Minsk, to Reb Yitzchak Zev Soloveitchik. Rav Yitzchak

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Kesubos 80: The Photographer’s Job

Wednesday April 22, 2015 11:18 PM

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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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Wednesday April 22, 2015 10:39 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 80 - Speak Up!

He has the skills. The husband himself is an experienced agriculturalist and would have no problem working the fields that his wife brought into their marriage (as nichsei melug) on his (more…)

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Photos: Kesivas Ha’osiyos L’illui Nishmas the Sassoon Children z”l on Their Shloshim at Their Former Cheder, Talmud Torah Shirah Chadashah in Ramat Shlomo

Wednesday April 22, 2015 9:18 PM

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Canada’s PM Reaffirms Commitment to Israel

Wednesday April 22, 2015 8:48 PM

canadian-prime-minister-stephen-harperCanada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a staunch supporter of Israel, on Wednesday reaffirmed his country’s support for the Jewish state, in a statement released in celebration of Israel’s (more…)

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Photo: 14-Year-Old Yisroel Meir Doeni, Injured at Rav Wosner’s Levayah, is Released from the Hospital and Receives Brachah from Rav Yekutiel Abuchatzeira

Wednesday April 22, 2015 8:11 PM

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Photos: Yom Hazikaron Event in Memory of the Har Nof Kedoshim Hy”d

Wednesday April 22, 2015 7:56 PM

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White House Hacking Group Identified

Wednesday April 22, 2015 7:18 PM

internet-hackerA cybersecurity firm has identified what it says is the group responsible for hacking the White House and the State Department last year. Dubbed CozyDuke by Russia-based security firm Kaspersky, its (more…)

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Amazon Tests Delivery to Drivers’ Trunks

Wednesday April 22, 2015 6:43 PM

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German carmaker Audi announced on Wednesday that it will begin testing a new system in which Amazon deliveries can be dropped off directly into the trunks of drivers’ cars. (more…)

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Video: Lakewood Residents Upset Over Loss of Kosher ShopRite

Wednesday April 22, 2015 6:20 PM

shoprite-lakewoodThe Asbury Park Press reports: Lakewood, NJ - When the ShopRite of Lakewood closed Tuesday and moved 2.5 miles to Howell, the Kosher Experience did not join it. (more…)

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Congress Introduces $286 Million Bill For Missile Defense In Israel

Wednesday April 22, 2015 5:53 PM

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A new bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday by U.S. Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) would authorize $286 million in funding for the joint U.S.-Israel David’s Sling missile (more…)

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In Intimate Chat, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Lays Out Vision And Concerns

Wednesday April 22, 2015 5:15 PM

rivlinBy Judy Lash Balint

You could call it Israel’s version of former U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “fireside chat.” President Reuven Rivlin, 75, sat down with English-speaking reporters in advance of his first Israel (more…)

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Israel Sentences Iranian Spy To 7 Years In Prison

Wednesday April 22, 2015 4:41 PM

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Israel’s Central District Court on Tuesday sentenced Iranian-Belgian national Ali Mansouri to seven years in prison for espionage, as part of a plea bargain reached with the State Attorney’s Office. (more…)

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Report: Pentagon Map Hides ISIS Gains

Wednesday April 22, 2015 4:11 PM

isis2The Defense Department released a map last week showing territory where it is has pushed ISIS back, claiming that the terrorist group is “no longer able to operate freely in roughly 25 to 30 percent of populated areas of Iraqi territory where it once (more…)

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Google Offers Pay-As-You-Go Data

Wednesday April 22, 2015 3:48 PM

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On Wednesday, Google unveiled its new wireless service, called Project Fi, which offers pay-as-you-go data and promises to refund money for any data not used. (more…)

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This Sunday: OU’s 5th Int’l Jewish Communities Fair

Wednesday April 22, 2015 3:16 PM

shulIn a major initiative by the Orthodox Union, residents of the New York area are being reminded once again that there is thriving Orthodox Jewish life that exists beyond the boundaries of New York City (more…)

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Rav Neuwirth on ‘Kosher Switch’: “Lo Alah Al Daati Lehatir”

Wednesday April 22, 2015 2:33 PM

This letter, written three years ago, is being publicized now as per the request of Rav Neuwrith’s family, since he has been quoted erroneously and the family wishes to clear up any misconception that may have arisen from people misquoting him.
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Rav Yisroel Dovid Harefenes on ‘Kosher Switch’: “I Did Not Permit it for the General Public”

Wednesday April 22, 2015 2:10 PM

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Military Experts Impressed by Islamic State Capabilities

Wednesday April 22, 2015 1:37 PM

isis-islamic-stateVideo footage shot from a drone operated by Islamic State, flying over an oil refinery at Baiji in central Iraq while under IS attack, shows that the group retains a surprisingly high level of military skill (more…)

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After Day Of Mourning, Israel Transitions To Independence Day

Wednesday April 22, 2015 1:12 PM

netanyahu2[Video below.] In a televised message, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu said that without the IDF soldiers who fell and those wounded, “we would not be here.” (more…)

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Senate Food Workers Go on Strike

Wednesday April 22, 2015 12:45 PM

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One of the many Senate contract workers on strike Wednesday is cook Bertrand Olotara, a single dad whose $12-per-hour job in the halls of power says doesn’t earn him enough to make ends meet. (more…)

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Auschwitz Is Now Reservation Only

Wednesday April 22, 2015 12:05 PM

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Visits to one of the most prominent relics of the mass murder of Jews in World War II are rising so fast that the Auschwitz death camp is urging potential visitors to make reservations beforehand. (more…)

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Iran Rekindles Relations with Hamas

Wednesday April 22, 2015 11:41 AM

hamasIran’s ayatollahs are rebuilding relations with Hamas, the Sunni Islamist group that controls Gaza, Con Coughlin reports in the Wall Street Journal. (more…)

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At 67, Israel Home To 8.3 Million People

Wednesday April 22, 2015 11:12 AM

israel-independence-dayOn its 67th Independence Day, Israel’s population stands at 8.34 million people, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

Israel’s population has grown by approximately 162,000 since last year, a 2-percent increase. (more…)

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Congress Eats Taco Bell From Lobbyists

Wednesday April 22, 2015 10:43 AM

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Some enterprising Taco Bell lobbyists who want Congress to help prevent franchise employees from unionizing sent 6,000 tacos to staffers. The company threw a free-food giveaway on Capitol Hill (more…)

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Obama Purposely Kept Iran’s Short Nuclear Breakout Time a Secret

Wednesday April 22, 2015 10:19 AM

obama9The Obama administration has estimated for years that Iran was at most three months away from enriching enough nuclear fuel for an atomic bomb. But the administration only declassified this (more…)

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New Jersey: Schaer Introduces Legislation to Make Sure Security Needs in Nonpublic Schools are Met

Wednesday April 22, 2015 9:44 AM

schaerNew Jersey Assemblyman Gary Schaer has introduced the “Secure Schools for All Children Act,” which would establish a state aid program to provide security services, equipment, or technology to (more…)

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Rand Paul: Lindsey Graham, John McCain Are Obama’s ‘Lapdogs’

Wednesday April 22, 2015 9:12 AM

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Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain are “lapdogs for President Obama,” Kentucky Sen. and presidential candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday. (more…)

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Tefillos for the Kalever Rebbe

Wednesday April 22, 2015 8:52 AM

kaliver-rebbeThe Kalever Rebbe, Rav Moshe Taub, is in need of rachamei Shomayim after being hospitalized in Manhattan. The Rebbe, who resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has been battling serious illness for a (more…)

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Israel Has One Of Least Religious Populations In The World, Poll Finds

Wednesday April 22, 2015 8:09 AM

yerushalayimIsraelis are among the world’s least religious people, a new survey has found.

In a poll conducted by WIN/Gallup, 65 percent of Israeli respondents said they are “either not (more…)

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MTA Ordered to Display ‘Killing Jews’ Ad

Wednesday April 22, 2015 7:45 AM

mta-killing-jewsA Manhattan Federal Court judge ruled Tuesday that New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) must display a controversial bus ad depicting Muslims killing Jews. (more…)

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Iran Won’t Allow IAEA To Re-Inspect Parchin Military Base

Wednesday April 22, 2015 6:21 AM

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Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesperson for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, said the Islamic Republic will not allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear watchdog to inspect (more…)

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Photos: Rav Shlomo Miller of Toronto Visits Rav Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss and Rav Chaim Uri Freund in Yerushalayim

Wednesday April 22, 2015 5:42 AM

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Tennessee General Assembly Becomes First State Legislature To Condemn BDS

Wednesday April 22, 2015 4:22 AM

boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bdsThe Tennessee General Assembly on Tuesday became the first state legislature in the U.S. to formally condemn the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. (more…)

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U.S. Marshal Crushes Camera

Wednesday April 22, 2015 3:12 AM

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Nosy neighbors caught a video of a law enforcement officer in California snatching a bystander’s phone and smashing it after U.S. Marshals realized she was recording their bust of a biker gang (more…)

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Israel Remembers Fallen Soldiers And Terror Victims On Yom Hazikaron

Wednesday April 22, 2015 2:38 AM

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Israel marked its annual memorial day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorist attacks at sundown on Tuesday, a day before the country’s 67th Independence (more…)

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Wednesday April 22, 2015 2:02 AM

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The Time is Now, Vote Today

Wednesday April 22, 2015 1:31 AM

rabbi-pesach-lerner1By Rabbi Pesach Lerner

Executive Vice President Emeritus,

National Council of Young Israel

It is not every day that we can do something simple and easy that will provide tremendous short and (more…)

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Photos: Levayah of the Veitzener Rov, Rav Yosef Moshe Meisels zt”l

Wednesday April 22, 2015 12:35 AM

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