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Hamas Blasts Palestinian Official’s Auschwitz Trip

Gaza's ruling Hamas has criticized a Palestinian official for visiting a memorial at the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz and paying respects to its 1.5 million victims there, most...

Chabad Of The Five Towns Celebrates Soul Maps Siyum

  For over one year, a dedicated group of ladies have met at Chabad of the Five Towns at 10:30 a.m. to change their lives. The class began modestly enough...

US Boycotts Ahmadinejad’s Speech, Canadians Walk Out

The United States’ delegation boycotted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. The Canadian delegation left the assembly as he took the podium. A US...

Parsha: Does the Torah Punish a Rape Victim?

Question:  Is it true that the Torah requires rape victims to marry their rapists, and the only punishment to the rapist is a fifty-shekel fine paid to the victim’s...

Oceanside, Others Getting OU Challenge Grant for Women’s Programs

  The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, will underwrite the cost of 16 innovative programs in 11 states...

770 Reopens With Lots of Dancing, Little Distancing

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) – It closed with dancing and it reopened with dancing. The main Chabad synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn reopened to a large crowd Monday, more than...

Grant Would Subsidize Orthodox Synagogues That Hire Female Leaders

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A new initiative is paying Orthodox synagogues to hire female spiritual leaders. The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance announced Sunday the Devorah Scholar Program, which would give grants of up...

Danish “Mohammed” Cartoonist: No Regrets and No Censors

The Danish cartoonist whose caricature of the Islamic Prophet Mohammed sparked global Muslim riots seven years ago says he has no regrets, and wants no censors. Speaking in an interview...

From Rosh Hashanah in a Tent to Standing on My Own Two Feet By:...

A growing number of once proud, working-class Israeli families are being transformed into the "working poor," as they've failed to keep up with increased taxes as well as rising...

Shliach From Montana: Loving All Styles of Learning

By Rabbi Chaim Bruk Sefer Bamidbar is referred to as the “Book of Numbers,” based on the Talmudic reference to the fourth book of the Torah as “Sefer HaPekudim, but the...
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First Person: What Americans Don’t Understand About Annexation

By RABBI URI PILICHOWSKI MITZPE YERICHO, West Bank (JTA) — It’s been surreal watching from Israel as Americans discuss my future. I’ve gotten used to presidents...

From the Editor: Masked Confusion

If you don’t like wearing a mask or you are uncomfortable wearing one, that’s just too bad. What if you don’t like stopping at...

Oklahoma Man Arrested After Shooting Woman Over Swastika Flag

An Oklahoma man with a penchant for flying swastika flags and wearing Nazi uniforms remained in police custody on Wednesday, following an incident last...

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