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Torah Academy For Girls 55th Annual Dinner, February 20

According to dinner chairmen Eliyahu Berger and Yehuda Biber, the 55th annual dinner of Torah Academy for Girls promises to be an event that will touch the hearts of...

Belgium’s Kosher Slaughter Ban to Take Effect on New Year’s Day

A ban on kosher slaughter in Belgium’s Flanders region will take effect on Tuesday after a law prohibiting animal slaughter was passed last year in the local parliament. “That provinces within Belgium...

A Guide To An Israeli Butcher Shop

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman When Americans travel to Israel for yom tov, they often do one of two things: A. They either bring their choice cuts of meats from the United...

From Good To Great: YU Online Course Teaches Rabbis The Art Of Public...

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future and affiliate Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) recently launched “Drashas and Shiurim: From Good to Great,” a continuing rabbinic...

Islamic Terrorists Bomb Egyptian-Gaza Border Base

Islamic terrorists destroyed part of an Egyptian security building at Rafiah Saturday night, challenging Cairo’s control over the Sinai after the ceasefire with Israel. No one was injured in...

400 Teens From Americas Study Torah at NCSY Yarchei Kallah

During the last few days of 2018, the Ocean Place Resort and Spa on the New Jersey shore became a center of Torah learning for more than 400 teens...

Guns Gaining Traction in Shuls

(JTA) — On an average Saturday morning at the Orthodox Ohel Tefillah synagogue in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, about 10 percent of the men carry a handgun. That number...

Baseball Icon Lenny Dykstra Takes on New Hobby: Torah Study

As part of bettering his life since serving six months of a three-year sentence behind bars for grand theft auto and fraud, former World Series champion Lenny Dykstra has...

Why is Shmurah Matzah So Expensive?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman   The prices range from some $13 per pound to upwards of $28 per pound. The not insignificant range in price for handmade matzah invites the question:...

Even The Most Broken Pieces Can Be Put Back Together

By Chanie Hertz Torah Academy For Girls Ever since I was little, no matter where I went, people would stare at me. Some would laugh and others would pity me, whispering...

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Real Clear Daf: Are Eggs From Treifah Chicken Kosher?

We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (58a). Ameimar there teaches that it depends on when the eggs formed. Eggs that formed before the...

Pompeo: Peace Plan to be Released After Israeli Elections

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the highly anticipated Trump administration’s peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians — referred...

Ilhan Omar: 2012 Tweet About Israel Was ‘Offensive and Unfortunate’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Ilhan Omar disavowed a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” the world, saying the term...

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