Opinion: Orthodox Yeshivas Are Not Swindling Public Funds

By Rabbi Avi Shafran Yeshivas unapologetically emphasize religious and ethical instruction. A small number of such schools have been accused of falling short in their secular studies departments. Last November,...

Botwinick: Stand Together to Stamp Out Hatred

By Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick I just returned home from another amazing trip to Israel with renewed personal and spiritual perspective. It was a trip like none other. This was...

Is Antisemitism Dependent on Intention?

By DAVID SCHRAUB BERKELEY, Calif. (JTA) — Rep. Tom Emmer, chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, recently sent out a fundraising letter on behalf of the Republican Party that accused a trio...

Opinion: Mandatory Moment of Silence Needed in Public Schools

By Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht Presidium Chairman Rabbinical Alliance of America July 30, 2019, marked the 63rd anniversary of the bipartisan vote of the U.S. Congress (pl 84-140) enacted to...

Law Places Stumbling Block, Not Wall, in Way of Trump Candidacy

By Yochanan Gordon It seems like the Democrats are feeling around in the dark with ways to keep President Trump out of the White House. If we’re reading the tea...

How the AMIA Attack Changed Latin American Jewry Forever

By ILAN STAVANS AMHERST, Mass. (JTA) – Twenty-five years after the terrorist attack that targeted the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, leaving 85 people dead and hundreds more injured, one thing...


  By Shalom Pollack As I entered the club where I work out, I was greeted by Shalom, a member of the kibbutz that owns the facility. He asked what the meaning...

Frager: We Must Help Find Moshe Eliezer Ilovitz

By Joseph Frager, MD American citizen and father of five, Moshe Eliezer Ilovitz, went missing in Israel one Saturday morning six weeks ago. It is hard to believe, but there...

Choosing Life

By Malkie Hirsch Going away for yontif with young children is no easy feat. When Moshe was alive, we very seldom went anywhere far from home. There were a few reasons: ...

Op-Ed: Qatar Shows Two Faces to the World

By David Reaboi Four Israelis were buried earlier this month in the wake of nearly 1,000 rockets Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired into Israeli population centers, striking schools, synagogues and...
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Lieberman: Israel Is Headed Back to Elections

JNS.org – Yisrael Beiteinu Party leader Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that Israel is headed to its third round of elections this year. “Elections are...

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

By Yochanan Gordon There is a famous English adage that says that a picture is worth a thousand words. The emphasis in this saying, whose...

Malkie Hirsch: Band Of Brothers

By Malkie Hirsch I’m the oldest of six, and the first four of us were born within six years. A childhood memory of mine is...

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