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Jeffrey Goldberg Reverses Himself on Bibi, Obama and the Iran Deal

Monday March 2, 2015 8:10 AM

journalist-jeffrey-goldbergAtlantic columnist Jeffrey Goldberg, who has spearheaded the White House’s campaign aimed at stopping Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress, has had a dramatic change of heart. (more…)


Kerry: Netanyahu ‘Welcome’ to Speak

Monday March 2, 2015 7:10 AM


Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is welcome to speak to congress, but cautioned the Obama administration did not want the address “turned into some great political (more…)

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Ferguson Report Finds Racial Bias

Monday March 2, 2015 6:27 AM

ferguson-dont-shootThe Justice Department is expected to release a report as early as this week alleging that police in Ferguson, Mo., use racial bias when making traffic stops, disproportionately ticketing African- (more…)

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Australia to Test Plane Tracking Method

Monday March 2, 2015 5:23 AM


Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia are set to begin a trial on a new plane tracking method nearly a year after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished with 239 people on board, Australia’s transport minister (more…)

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At AIPAC, Sens. Cardin And Graham Call For Strict Oversight Of Iran Nuclear Program

Monday March 2, 2015 4:12 AM


At the start of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Sunday, U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) both called for strict oversight (more…)

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More Than 70% Of U.S. Legislators Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech Endorsed By J Street

Monday March 2, 2015 3:17 AM


More than 70 percent of the federal legislators who have announced their intent to skip Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to a joint session of Congress about the Iranian (more…)


Analysis: Obama Was As Clueless About 9/11 As He Is About ISIS

Monday March 2, 2015 2:40 AM

538370876By Paul Sperry

That President Obama won’t call it Islamic terrorism; that he believes we shouldn’t be on a “high horse” because America and Christians have done bad things; that Muslims are victims of “bigotry (more…)

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French PM Valls Says Anti-Zionist Jew-Hatred Has ‘All the Components of Antisemitism, the Old Ones’

Monday March 2, 2015 1:19 AM


French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in a weekend interview with The Wall Street Journal that the anti-Israel and anti-Zionist sentiments spreading in French society have all the necessary (more…)

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Roshei Yeshiva of Eretz Yisroel Join in Support of Yahadut Hatorah

Monday March 2, 2015 12:46 AM



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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 11 Adar

Monday March 2, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Gershon (ben Yitzchak) Ashkenazi (1625-1693). Born in Holtz, Germany, he left home to learn in the yeshiva of Rav Yoel Sirkes, the Bach, in Krakow, Poland. He was also a close talmid of Rav (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Sunday March 1, 2015 11:38 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 28 - Responsibility Makes Responsible

The Mishna enumerates those matters about which we can rely on the testimony of an adult who is telling us what he remembers from his childhood. For example, if there is a shtar upon which his (more…)

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Esther’s Story

Sunday March 1, 2015 10:39 PM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

The Gemora in Megillah teaches us that Esther requested, “Kavuni l’doros - Affix me for all generations,” please write my story for posterity.  This is a very strange request.  We know that a (more…)

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I’m So Bored With The Obama Administration

Sunday March 1, 2015 9:16 PM

obamaBy Ben Cohen

I probably shouldn’t admit this, given that my political views are fairly well-known, but one of my favorite songs is “I’m So Bored With the USA.” (more…)

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Japanese Hero’s Son Honored at the Mirrer Yeshiva

Sunday March 1, 2015 8:12 PM

nobuki-sugiharaBrooklyn, NY - A special gathering was held in the Mirrer Yeshiva of Brooklyn to express hakaras hatov to Mr. Nobuki Sugihara, the son of Mr. Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese Ambassador at the onset of WW II who was instrumental in saving the Mirrer Yeshiva during the Holocaust. (more…)


Kuwait Paper: Obama Threatened to Fire on Israeli Planes Attacking Iran

Sunday March 1, 2015 7:36 PM


The Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jarida reported yesterday that President Barack Obama stopped Israel from attacking Iran last year by threatening to down the Israeli attack plan. (more…)

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Boehner: Unprecedented Demand for Tickets to Bibi Speech

Sunday March 1, 2015 6:39 PM

boehner2[Video below.] House Speaker John Boehner said today that there is unprecedented demand for seats in the House for Bibi Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday, Arutz Sheva reports. (more…)

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Hikind: Where Is Hillary?

Sunday March 1, 2015 6:10 PM

hikind1NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is wondering why former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not taken a position on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s scheduled address before (more…)

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Videos: Masbia’s Great Cholent Challenge 2015

Sunday March 1, 2015 5:44 PM

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Netanyahu Says He Won’t Form Government With Buji Herzog

Sunday March 1, 2015 5:02 PM

zionist-camp-leader-isaac-herzogPrime Minister Bibi Netanyahu said he will not include the Zionist Union alliance in any coalition he establishes if his Likud party wins the March 17 Israeli Knesset election. (more…)

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Netanyahu Says He’s on Historic Mission

Sunday March 1, 2015 4:32 PM


Speaking to reporters on the tarmac, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu claimed his speech to Congress this week is a “crucial and even historic mission” and that he feels he is “an emissary” of all citizens of Israel and (more…)

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Dianne Feinstein: Netanyahu ‘Arrogant’ For Claiming To Speak For All Jews

Sunday March 1, 2015 3:22 PM


Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that it was “arrogant” for Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to presume to speak for all Jews on a potential nuclear deal between the United States and (more…)


Jeb Bush To Israeli Newspaper: U.S. Approach To Iran Nuclear Talks ‘Inexplicable’

Sunday March 1, 2015 2:18 PM


Former Florida governor and expected Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said in an interview with Israel Hayom published Friday that the Obama administration’s approach in the (more…)


Italian Parliament Becomes Latest European Body To Back Palestinian State

Sunday March 1, 2015 1:14 PM

italian-parliamentThe Italian legislature became the latest European body to back a non-binding resolution supporting the unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood. (more…)


Kosher Conundrum: If Water Doesn’t Need Certification, Why Have The Symbol?

Sunday March 1, 2015 12:11 PM

clearly-kosherBy Maayan Jaffe

A new brand of bottled water recently hit grocery store shelves, and its tagline is reminiscent of the 1965 catchphrase for a hot dog company, “We answer to a higher authority.” Fifty years later, Clearly (more…)


Will Egypt Bomb Gaza?

Sunday March 1, 2015 11:07 AM

gazaFears are growing within Hamas that Egypt will bomb targets of its Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades in Gaza, just as it attacked Islamic State targets in eastern Libya last week in response to the beheadings (more…)


Abbas Rejects Western Push to Restore PA Rule over Gaza

Sunday March 1, 2015 10:12 AM

abbasPA President Mahmoud Abbas rejected an international effort to impose his government’s rule on Gaza, it has been learned. Western governments sought to advance a UN Security Council resolution (more…)

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Israel Embassy Tweets NY Times Front Page Ten Years After Iran Deal

Sunday March 1, 2015 9:10 AM

ny-times-fakeIsrael’s Washington embassy on Thursday tweeted a fake New York Times front page, dated March 31, 2025, “reporting” how Iran had hoodwinked the (more…)


Netanyahu’s Address To Congress Will Be Most Important Speech Of His Life

Sunday March 1, 2015 8:36 AM


Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint session of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career - and one that has already jeopardized relations between (more…)


Leading Black Activist, Ministers Say ‘Congressional Black Caucus Should be Absolutely Ashamed’ for Boycott of Netanyahu Speech

Sunday March 1, 2015 7:23 AM


A prominent leader of the black Christian community on Thursday, along with leading black ministers, lashed out at the Congressional Black Caucus for its boycott of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi (more…)


Leaked South African Intelligence Docs Reveal Iranian Efforts to Bypass Sanctions Using Civilian Covers

Sunday March 1, 2015 6:14 AM


Recently published classified documents from South African intelligence have shed light on Tehran’s efforts to set down roots in Africa, Israel’s NRG reported. (more…)

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The Matzav Shmoooze: A Reflection Of The Past And A Hope For The Future

Sunday March 1, 2015 4:15 AM

chofetz-chaimDear Editor,

After watching the Chofetz Chaim film many times, I realized the great and profound impact it has made on me and on others. Make no mistake, the world has changed since the release of this film; just (more…)


President Obama Breaks Into Tears As He Says Goodbye To Holder

Sunday March 1, 2015 3:09 AM


On Friday, President Barack Obama spoke at the portrait unveiling ceremony for outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, which led the commander-in-chief to break into tears that he wiped (more…)


Inside Gaza’s Tunnels, Terrorists Get Ready for the Next War

Sunday March 1, 2015 2:47 AM


In an olive grove close to houses in the southern Gaza Strip, the earth slides open smoothly, revealing a sight to terrify Israel. (more…)

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Gedolim Sign Kol Koreh Calling for Support for Yahadut Hatorah in Upcoming Israeli Elections

Sunday March 1, 2015 2:05 AM




Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

Sunday March 1, 2015 1:11 AM

israel-bike-trailBy Anav Silverman

As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 10 Adar

Sunday March 1, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Pinchas of Voldova, author of Bris Shalom (1663).

Rav Yosef Baruch (ben Klonymos Kalman) Halevi Epstein, the Gutteh Yid of Neustadt (1867). (more…)

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Eitzah u’Gevurah - Empowering Advice from a Torah Perspective

Saturday February 28, 2015 11:47 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Looking for Direction

Question: I am almost twenty three years old and I feel like I am not really getting anywhere. Life is passing me by in fast-forward and I am stuck in slow-motion. Or perhaps pause. I used to be in a good (more…)

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Netanyahu: I Respect Obama

Saturday February 28, 2015 7:56 PM

netanyahuPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu went to the Kosel this evening for a moment of meditation ahead of his trip to Washington. (more…)


Google Wants To Rank Websites Based On Facts Not Links

Saturday February 28, 2015 7:44 PM

googleThe internet is stuffed with garbage. Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, and fact-free “news” stories spread like wildfire. Google has devised a fix - rank websites according to their (more…)

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White House Offers Rebuttal Before Netanyahu’s Speech

Saturday February 28, 2015 7:31 PM


Just four days before Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s speech to a joint meeting of Congress, the Obama administration sought on Friday to refute the Israeli leader’s expected critique, arguing that (more…)


House Passes One-Week DHS Fund Extension

Saturday February 28, 2015 7:22 PM

homeland-securityThe U.S. House of Representatives narrowly avoided a Department of Homeland Security shutdown on Friday after passing a one-week funding extension with just hours to spare before the money ran (more…)

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Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll. Again.

Saturday February 28, 2015 7:14 PM


For the third year in a row, on Saturday Kentucky Senator Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll, CNN reported. Paul won with 25.7 percent of the vote among (more…)

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New Matanos L’Evyonim Campaign For The Most Destitute Families In Eretz Yisroel

Saturday February 28, 2015 7:05 PM

yerushalayimFor generations, Ezras Torah has been on the forefront of providing assistance to needy Bnei Torah in Eretz Yisroel. Whether it is help with Yom Tov, emergency medical help, or marrying off yesomim, (more…)


Holder: Make Civil-Rights Cases Easier

Friday February 27, 2015 1:22 PM

holderOutgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says he will ask Congress to lower the standard of proof required to prosecute criminals for violating people’s civil rights. (more…)

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Stolen Picasso Seized in U.S.

Friday February 27, 2015 12:40 PM


A Picasso painting stolen from a French museum and falsely labeled as a $37 “art craft/toy” was seized at the Port of Newark and is in the process of being returned, according to court papers filed (more…)

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Survey: Israelis Pay Palestinian Workers Double The Wages Of PA And Gaza Employers

Friday February 27, 2015 12:06 PM


A European Union-funded survey conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) between October and December of 2014 shows that Palestinians working in Israeli-controlled (more…)

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Israel And Jordan Sign ‘Historic’ Agreement To Replenish Dead Sea

Friday February 27, 2015 11:11 AM

dead-seaThe governments of Israel and Jordan have signed a major agreement to build a desalination plant near the Jordanian tourist resort of Akaba, with the goal of working together to replenish the Dead (more…)


Donald Rumsfeld Blasts ‘Stunning’ White House Rhetoric on Netanyahu Speech

Friday February 27, 2015 10:08 AM

donald-rumsfeld1By Boaz Bismuth

Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s much-debated March 3 address to a joint session of Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat, former U.S. secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld said (more…)


Random? Footage Shows Hyper Cacher Terrorist Kill Shopper After Victim Revealed He Was Jewish

Friday February 27, 2015 9:20 AM

amedy-coulibalyFootage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during his killing spree inside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in January shows him asking a customer his nationality before shooting him dead (more…)


New York Councilman Visiting Ramallah Refuses to Remove Yarmulka When Asked by US Consulate Security

Friday February 27, 2015 8:14 AM

david-greenfieldBy David Daoud

New York City Councilman David Greenfield accused the US Consulate in Yerushalayim of asking him to remove his yarmulka during a visit last week to Ramallah. (more…)