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Who is the real Uncle Moishy? That's the question that was recently thrown at the doorstep of the Machon Le'Hora'ah, a private beis din in Monsey, NY, led by Rabbi Avraham Boruch Rosenberg. A business dispute between creators of the favorite children's entertainment character has led the rabbis to rule on who owns...
First lady Melania Trump remembered the millions of victims of the Nazis with a visit Thursday to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. “My thoughts and prayers are with the people whose lives and families were broken by the horrors of the Holocaust,” the first lady said in a...
Below is a message by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub, the Admor of Kaliv to United States President Donald Trump, thanking the President for his recent deceleration that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel. In 2015, YWN published a video of the Rebbe where he directed a message towards then President Barack...
Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pregnant with her second child. She will be the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office. The 49-year-old Democrat, a veteran who lost her legs in the Iraq War, announced her pregnancy in a news release Tuesday. Parenthood isn’t just a women’s issue, it’s...
(JTA) — Because this is the world we live in, buzz is now building around Oprah Winfrey running for president in 2020. Winfrey sparked the speculation with a speech at the Golden Globes in which she praised women who have come forward with stories of sexual abuse, declared that the “time is...
(Jewish Breaking News) U.S. President Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka Trump and other political leaders from around the world, bid all who observe Hanukkah a happy holiday. “Wishing all of those celebrating #Hanukkah around the world a happy and healthy eight nights in the company of those they love,” the president tweeted Tuesday,...
The Orthodox Union’s Women’s Affinity group is excited to announce its next speaker, the Honorable Rachel (Ruchie) Freier, speaking at the OU’s New York Headquarters (11 Broadway, 14th floor) on Wednesday, June 28th. Ruchie Freier is the first Hasidic Jewish woman to be elected as a civil court judge in New York State, and the...
(JTA) — Not even couscous is safe from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For decades, Israelis and Palestinians have fought over land. They’ve fought over history. They’ve fought over holy sites and religious doctrine and water sources. Now, apparently, they’re fighting over the delicious grain dish that I always buy when I...
(JTA) — It’s clear that women are having a moment right now. Exhibit A: The Golden Globes’ black out in support of the #MeToo movement and the ensuing talk that Oprah Winfrey might run for president. Exhibit B: The Democratic Party’s official Twitter account on Sunday ran a tweet that said “Let’s elect: Black women, LGBT...
CORRECTION: Though media outlets (including JTA) widely reported that Lara Trump  is Jewish, she is in fact not a Jew, a White House Press Office representative confirmed to JTA on Tuesday. The representative declined to give her name. Following a Monday announcement by the couple that they were expecting a baby boy, it...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Lebanese movie theaters have been banned from screening the newspaper drama “The Post” due to director Steven Spielberg’s ties to Israel. Lebanon’s censorship board made the decision based on a “boycott Israel” list, which Spielberg appears on since he shot some scenes from the 1993 film “Schindler’s...
President Donald Trump said he was “proud to stand with the Jewish people” on Hanukkah. “Melania and I wish all of our Jewish brothers and sisters celebrating this meaningful holiday a happy and healthy eight nights in the company of those they love,” Trump said in a message Tuesday evening,...
(The Yeshiva World) In a recent Gallup Poll that was published on Thursday, U.S. voters ranked Israeli Prime Minister as the 9th most respected man in the world. Coming in first place was former U.S. President Barack Obama, with the current U.S. President Donald Trump coming in second ahead of...
(Jewish Breaking News) Israel’s transportation minister, Yisrael Katz, announced on Wednesday that a new train station set to be built adjacent to Jerusalem’s Western Wall will be named after President Trump in honor of his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital as well as move the US embassy from Tel...
(Jewish Breaking News) Lawmakers finalizing the proposed tax overhaul reportedly have removed a provision that had sent shivers through the graduate student and Jewish day school communities. The House version of the reform bill, which was drafted by the Republican leadership, had removed the qualified tuition credit. The credit exempts from...


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