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Alan Gross contacted me a couple of months ago over Facebook Messenger. There was something he thought I should know. I was pleasantly surprised. I’d only exchanged pleasantries with Gross in the several times I’d seen him since his release from a Cuban prison in December 2014, ending five years...
A stabbing attack occurred Route 60 near the Gush Etzion Tunnel Checkpoint, south of Jerusalem. The 40-year old victim suffered light wounds to his upper body and was evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek hospital. A manhunt is currently ongoing for the Arab who stabbed him. The victim received treatment for the stabbing wound...
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Eliot Engel has become the first U.S. congressman to be featured on a postage stamp in Kosovo. Engel, a New York Democrat, may be the first Jewish member of Congress on a stamp, period. Bella Abzug helped inspire a 1999 stamp celebrating the women’s rights movement, but the...
A federal judge in Hawaii has just issued a nationwide order (read : Here ) President Trump’s second attempt at a travel ban on travel from parts of the Muslim world, dealing a huge political blow to the White House and signaling that those in favor of the ban are facing...
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The Washington Post Reports that Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is currently in Iraq, two White House officials confirmed Sunday evening. Kushner is traveling with Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who invited him on the trip, an official confirmed. The purpose of...
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The Director of SEO at Staples, the chain of office-supplies superstores, praised the Shabbos policy of a well-known Jewish-owned buisness. B&H Photo Video in Manhattan has famously closed its doors on Friday afternoon and Saturdays and on all Jewish holidays for decades. The New York City photography and hi-tech megastore,...
Ingredients 2 round 9-in. cake pans Favorite chocolate cake and frosting recipe and ingredients Spatula Small bag of yellow candies Small bag of red candies Canister of rolled wafer cookies (such as Presidor) Parchment paper Baking sheets Meat tenderizer tool or heavy rolling pin 2-3 zipper sandwich bags Toothpicks or bamboo skewers Directions Make your favorite cake using the 9-in. cake pans...
Why would an American kid on the cusp of college drop everything, make aliyah and enlist in an Israel Defense Forces combat unit? There's no single explanation, but New Jersey native Aaron is happy to give you his reasons. Video credit: Emily Frances
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Henny Goudeketting, a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor, is ailing and preparing to leave the world. Goudeketting, who was sterilized in Nazi medical experiments at Auschwitz, has neither children nor other relatives to care for her. Now, after multiple infections and recurrent falls, she’s readying to say goodbye. “It’s kind...
Uri gets better and better every time we hear him! Mazel Tov & OnlySimchas to the Chatan and Kallah!
Britney Spears, the American pop star arrived Sunday in Israel ahead of her concert scheduled for the following evening at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv. It was her first visit to Israel. Excited fans mobbed Spears, including jumping on her, during her visit to the Jewish holy site in Jerusalem, the...
Amid criticism over Facebook allowing advertisers to target users based on anti-Semitic information, Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo on his social network of himself giving his baby daughter a Kiddush cup that he said was a century-old family heirloom. The Jewish Facebook co-founder and CEO posted a photo on...


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WATCH: Simcha Leiner Sings Adon Olam Under The Chuppah

The highly sought-after Jewish singer sange Adon Olam for this couple who got married yesterday in NY. Watch the beautiful song below. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFq8kkoXW5g]

Mazal Tov! President of Ponavezh Yeshiva is Engaged

There was much simcha in Ponevezh on motzei Shabbos following the announcement that the President of the yeshiva, HaRav Eliezer Kahaneman became a Chosson....

Why Ramat Shlomo Residents Were Shocked When Shabbos Ended

Residents of Jerusalem’s Ramat Shlomo neighborhood were more than a bit surprised to see police writing parking tickets for vehicles on Shabbos. Police explain...

The 5 Best Jewish Films to Watch This Oscar Season

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — With the Academy Awards on the horizon, there is no shortage of high-quality films to see in theaters and on the...

Rubashkin Begs People to Put Down Their Smartphones In Shul

Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin was released from jail a month ago, and has met with hundreds of Rabbonim, Admorim, Roshei Yeshiva and community activists. He...

I Believe in Miracles! – Yaakov Shwekey Sings With Sholom Rubashkin

"FINALLY!!! We were able to sing HIS SONG IN HIS HOME!!! After so many years crying so many tears..... He was reunited with his...