This Orthodox firearms instructor wants YOU to start packing heat

CHICAGO — Three days after a gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas, a post in a Facebook group for Chicago Jews displayed a blurry photo of survivors fleeing the bullets. Next to it was a flier …


NYU play glorifies Palestinian terror

American Jewish leaders are denouncing plans by a New York University-affiliated theater to host a play that portrays Palestinian terrorists as heroes. “The Siege,” which opens …

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Judaism in Japan requires a Sukkot workaround

KOBE, Japan — Like many international smugglers, the one servicing the Jewish community of this port city 300 miles east of Tokyo has perfected his poker face to avoid customs …


In Israel, scary clowns are no laughing matter

TEL AVIV — Israelis aren’t particularly amused by teenagers dressing as clowns and lurking after dark. In fact, the costumed young people have caused a nationwide panic. Since just …


Matzah ball meets pho in Jewish-Viet mashup

Pho (pronounced fuh) is a traditional Vietnamese soup that was popularized around the world by refugees fleeing the Vietnam War and its aftermath. Pho Ga is the chicken noodle variety.  For …


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Thank you, Abba, for your never-ending love

My father had energy that was larger than life. He protected us and made his presence known when he was healthy, sick and now, even after he passed away this summer. He loved G-d, his family and …


Trump: Peace bid stalls embassy move

President Trump now says he will not move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem until after his administration’s not-yet-public peace plan has a chance to be implemented. Trump …

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Why Orthodox are flocking to gritty English town

GATESHEAD, England — It’s lunchtime, and as they wait for their sandwiches at a kosher deli, five young haredi Orthodox men have a lively discussion in Yiddish about Jewish texts. Such …

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Poland’s revival marred by community infighting

For close to 30 years, leaders of Polish Jewry have been celebrating what they call the revival of their once-great community from near annihilation during the Holocaust. On occasions like the …


YOSS’ 1st year without Rav Binyamin Kamenetzky

The Yeshiva of South Shore began its 61st year on Long Island without the physical presence of its late rosh ha yeshiva, HaRav Binyamin Kamenetzky, zt”l.  However, the Hewlett-based …

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When our ‘appetizers’ made a dinner deluxe

As we broke fast this year, my family commented on the light meal I was serving and wanted to know where was the kugel and the salmon mousse and the cranberry walnut cake and bagels and lox and …

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For Jerry, 50-year-old wrong is made right after 50 years

Jerry has always had a strong sense…


Why are Jews left out of the Holocaust?

The Canadian government has announced it will correct a memorial plaque at its new National Holocaust Monument, which spoke of the “millions of men, women and children during the …

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Why President Trump will decertify the Iran deal

Thursday, Oct. 12, is a big day. Besides being Shemini Atzeret, multiple sources confirm that President Trump will deliver a speech outlining his policy on Iran. As part of that speech the …


Kurd foes use Israeli stance to rally allies

In the predominantly Muslim Middle East, a sure way to rally opposition to any concept is to tie it to Israel.  Regional players such as Turkey, Iran and the Iranian terror proxy Hezbollah …


Cybertech a key to Frank, Wallenberg mysteries

After 70 years of studying the Holocaust, historians still don’t know the exact circumstances of the tragic fate that befell two of the best-known victims of the Holocaust era: Anne Frank and …


Solomon library at Rambam

RA Francine Solomon Memorial Library has been dedicated at Rambam Mesivta by the Deutsch and Solomon families in memory of their mother. Carolyn Deutsch, the daughter of Mrs. Solomon, is a …

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What does it mean to be Modern Orthodox?

While the vast majority of Modern Orthodox Jews believe in G-d, send their kids to Jewish day schools, and make incomes well above the national average, they are less than unanimous in their views on whether women should be rabbis or synagogue presidents,