Livni: Netanyahu Jeopardizing Jerusalem

Hatnua Chairwoman Tzipi Livni formed her new party a mere three weeks ago, and while so far the polls are unfavorable as to the party's chances of crossing the...

Egyptian Army Says 16 Militants Killed in Sinai Operation

Egyptian Army tank. Photo: wiki commons. Sixteen militants were killed and four arrested in a major security operation launched by Egypt on Friday, the Egyptian military said on Sunday, the...

Woodmere Rehab Hachnassas Sefer Torah, October 28

Michaelle Gorman, speech therapist at Woodmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center (WRHCC), and her sister, Leah Bulka, will be donating a sefer Torah to the WRHCC community in memory...

Schlissel Challah – An Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The custom of Schlissel Challah has become very widespread, not only in the Chassidish world but in many other communities as well. Two years ago, an article...

A New Day – A New Ban: Bloomberg Bans Baby Formula in Hospitals to...

Mayor Bloomberg has demanded that hospitals stop handing out baby formula to persuade more new mothers to breastfeed their babies. The New York City health department will monitor the number...

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...

Pouring Away Ayin Ha’ra: The Work Of Rebbetzin Aidel Miller

By Barbara Bensoussan Blei gissen, the technique of pouring lead to nullify ayin ha’ra, the poisonous evil eye, has its source in the Gemara and been practiced for many years....

Two Palestinian Rioters Killed in Clashes With Israeli Troops in Gaza, West Bank

A Palestinian rioter hurls stones toward Israeli troops near the West Bank city of Nablus, Dec. 29, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Mohamad Torokman. Two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli...

Kenyans Repeat Wins at Jerusalem Marathon

(JTA) — Kenyans dominated in the Jerusalem Marathon, with Kipkosgei Shadrack winning his third consecutive race and Emily Chepkemoi Samoei taking her second straight win among the women. Shadrack’s time...

Shooting Hoops on Shabbos By Rabbi Yair Hoffman

They can be found in virtually every neighborhood in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway.  Walk from Lawrence to Woodmere and you will find many dozens of them.  And,...
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8-Year-Old Hasidic Boy Dies in NY Boating Accident

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An 8-year-old boy who reportedly is a descendant of a prominent Hasidic rabbi died in a boating accident in New York. The...

Gluck: Celebrating Simcha Responsibly

  By Zvi Gluck Here we are again, in the home stretch of what has been a wonderful yom tov season, an inspirational and emotional period...

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  By Eileen Goltz Based on a very unscientific survey of my friends and family, I’ve come to the conclusion that every single table that is...

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