Longtime Jewish Sen. Arlen Specter Dies

Arlen Specter was a five-term U.S. senator representing Pennsylvania, first as a Republican and then as a Democrat, who won admirers and critics for his independence and willingness to...

Sex Abuse Trial starts for Brooklyn Rabbi Accused of Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl

The trial of a prominent Brooklyn rabbi accused of sexually abusing a young girl began in Brooklyn Supreme Court today with a focus on the strict rules of ultra-Orthodox...

Undergrads Go To Israel For ‘Spiritual Supercharge’

As their classmates headed home after a long academic year, 300 undergraduate students–including 13 from Long Island–boarded flights for the Jewish homeland to kick off the summer with an...

Football Player Charged for “Scum Yid” Twitter Tantrum

Arsenal football player Emmanuel Frimpong has been charged by the Football Association (FA) with improper conduct after calling a fan of the rival team a "scum yid". While the 20-year-old...

European Jewish Congress Condemns Attack on Jew, Daughter

A clearly recognizable Jew, wearing a yarmulka, and his 6-year-old daughter, were attacked Tuesday night by four suspected Arab youths, according to a report published Wednesday by the German-language...

Misameach Meets Mitt Romney (Video)

Which child can claim that he met personally with the Presidential Candidate mere hours before the elections? Now, a whole group of children and adults affiliated with Misameach can....

The Air Conditioner and Halacha

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) It is a debate that reaches, in similar form, back to the times of Rav Yisroel Salanter zt”l.   Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita cites proofs...

MEOR NYU’s Mission Of Inspiring And Empowering The Next Generation

By Rochelle Maruch Miller If you had the power to save a Jewish life, would you hesitate for even a moment? To help make that happen, Alex and Esther Shulman,...

Israeli Leaders Use Shooting to Pressure Government to Recognize Liberal Judaism

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli government minister and the country’s opposition leader called on Israel to recognize the liberal streams of Judaism in the wake of the shooting at...

Female Kosher Supervisors Deemed “Immodest”

Courses for female kosher supervisors shut down: Up to two years ago, women interested in working as kashrut supervisors in restaurants and different businesses in Israel would receive a...

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Israeli Startup Raises $11.5M to Improve Drone Precision Agriculture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRHy7js3sTA&feature=youtu.be Israeli startup SeeTree, which utilizes drones and artificial intelligence to enable precision agriculture for orchards, announced on Thursday that it has raised another $11.5...

Terrorist Attacks in Israel Decrease Sharply

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The number of terrorist attacks against Israelis dropped by 75 percent last month over November, but it was also the...

YAFFED’s Yeshiva Oversight Suit Dismissed

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Rockland County-based education advocacy group challenging the constitutionality of a newly amended state law that...

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