Omri Casspi, first Israeli player in NBA, retires from professional basketball

JTA) — Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to make it to the NBA, has retired from playing basketball professionally. Casspi, 33, began his career with Maccabi Tel Aviv, an Israeli...

Social media companies say they ban Holocaust denial. Are they also blocking education?

 — In October, one day after Facebook announced that it would ban Holocaust denial, Izabella Tabarovsky received an unexpected message from the platform. A 2019 post of hers promoting an...

Amazon alters app logo that drew comparisons to Hitler’s mustache

(JTA) — Amazon has drawn some Fuehrer fury — over a logo featuring a cardboard box and a piece of tape. The ecommerce giant released a new logo for its...

Tony Blinken: My stepfather was a Holocaust survivor

Watch: US Sec. of State Blinken dedicated a video message to a personal statement in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day which was marked Wednesday. "My stepfather was a Holocaust...

Amar’e Stoudemire, now a Brooklyn Nets coach, doesn’t work on Shabbat

(JTA) — Amar’e Stoudemire, the former NBA star-turned-Orthodox-convert to Judaism and Israeli team owner, is still settling into his new job as an assistant player development coach for the...

Larry King, legendary Jewish TV interviewer, dies at 87

(JTA) — Larry King, the iconic Jewish radio and TV interviewer who never met a subject he didn’t seem to like, has died at 87. King died Saturday at a...


  New York State Assemblman, Aron Weider of Monsey, made his was to Washington DC for the Biden inauguration in order to supply food and refreshments to some of the...

710 WOR “The Voice of New York” Now Featuring A Voice For Your Business!

For over five and a half years, “Mind Your Business” with Yitzchok Saftlas has brought you hundreds of informative interviews from Fortune 500 executives, business moguls, and marketing gurus....

Rav Daniel Kohn Brings the Siddur Alive

  I’ve been following Rav Daniel Kohn from a distance. I was drawn in by his teaching style and his inspiring insight into the siddur on an Instagram shiur called Siddur...

Yochanan Gordon: Fried, Geffen Collaborate on ‘Betzoret’

  Aside from the “Av” that begins both of their first names, or aleph beis if the letters were written in Hebrew, and the fact that Avraham Fried and Aviv...
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IDF kills at least 4 Palestinian terror operatives in West Bank arrest raid; 2...

(JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces killed at least four Palestinians during an operation to arrest terrorist operatives in the West Bank. Two Israelis were...

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for The headlines blasted how in today’s vote on Iron Dome funding – which passed 420-9, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) both...

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