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Vizhnitzer Rebbe Calls Upon Chasidim to Give Him Their Smartphones for Entirety of Chanukah

In a fiery drasha delivered at shalosh seudos this past Shabbos, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe called upon his chasidim to bring their filtered smartphones to his home and keep them there for the duration of Chanukah. The Rebbe said that he… Continue Reading →

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Russia’s Chief Rabbi Rabbi Berel Lazar Lights Menorah at Kremlin [Photos & Video]

Rabbi Berel Lazar, the chief Rabbi of Russia, lit a massive menorah on the first night of Chanukah at the Kremlin in Moscow on Sunday, with many dignitaries and thousands of Russians in attendance. The lighting of the menorah this… Continue Reading →

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Rabbi Berel Lazar Lights Menorah at Kremlin [Photos & Video]

Rabbi Berel Lazar, the chief Rabbi of Russia, lit a massive menorah on the first night of Chanukah at the Kremlin in Moscow on Sunday, with many dignitaries and thousands of Russians in attendance. The lighting of the menorah this… Continue Reading →

Israel To Allow 3,000 Ethiopian Jews To Immigrate

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s government on Sunday approved the immigration of several thousand Jews from war-torn Ethiopia, some of whom have waited for decades to join their relatives in Israel. The decision took a step toward resolving an issue that… Continue Reading →

Admorim and Rabbanim in Brooklyn Give Chizuk to Dirshu Yidden in Advance of Massive World Siyum of Daf HaYomi B’Halacha

[COMMUNICATED] Later this winter, lomdei Dirshu will be celebrating a major milestone with the Dirshu World Siyum marking the completion of the second machzor of six chalakim of Sefer Mishnah Berurah in Dirshu’s Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Program, where a page… Continue Reading →

Admorim and Rabbanim in Brooklyn Give Chizuk to Dirshu Yidden in Advance of Massive World Siyum of Daf HaYomi B’Halacha

[COMMUNICATED] Later this winter, lomdei Dirshu will be celebrating a major milestone with the Dirshu World Siyum marking the completion of the second machzor of six chalakim of Sefer Mishnah Berurah in Dirshu’s Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Program, where a page… Continue Reading →

BREAKING: NY State Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting On RFK Bridge, Trooper injured [VIDEOS]

The New York State Police, along with the New York City Police Department and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened just before 1:00 pm on the RFK Bridge, Manhattan span. A Trooper was… Continue Reading →

Dutch, Australians Find Omicron Variant; Others Curb Travel

The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two as the countries half a world apart became the latest to… Read more » The post Dutch, Australians Find Omicron Variant;… Continue Reading →

Israeli Wanted in Italy Cable Car Custody Case Arrested

Police in Cyprus have arrested an Israeli man wanted by Italy for having helped spirit the 6-year-old lone survivor of a cable car accident out of Italy and to Israel,… Read more » The post Israeli Wanted in Italy Cable… Continue Reading →

Israel: Mandatory Isolation For Israelis Enforced By Shin Bet, 50 African States Banned

Israel on Sunday approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant. The Health Ministry said in a statement that the… Continue Reading →

Chanukah Statement by President Joe Biden: “Even The Most Fragile Flame Can Sustain A Tradition”

Over these eight nights, Jews in the United States, Israel, and around the globe will proudly celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. They will light the menorah, spin the dreidel, eat latkes, and tell of how the Maccabees, guided… Continue Reading →

Religious Affairs Minister Assigned Bodyguard After Threats

Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana was assigned a personal bodyguard by the Shin Bet security service following death threats, his office said in a statement on Sunday. The threats come… Read more » The post Religious Affairs Minister Assigned Bodyguard… Continue Reading →

Taiwan Sends Jets After 27 Chinese Planes Enter Buffer Zone

Taiwan said 27 Chinese aircraft entered its air defense buffer zone on Sunday, the latest in a long series of incursions as part of Beijing’s pressure on the self-ruled island.… Read more » The post Taiwan Sends Jets After 27… Continue Reading →

Amir Peretz Appointed Chairman of Israel Aerospace Despite Inexperience

Former Labor party leader Amir Peretz has been appointed chairman of Israel Aerospace Industries despite opposition from an advisory panel due to his lack of qualifications, Globes reported on Sunday.… Read more » The post Amir Peretz Appointed Chairman of… Continue Reading →

In Omicron Hot Spot, Somber Mood As S Africa Faces Variant

The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot in South Africa’s latest surge of COVID-19 cases, apparently driven by the new omicron variant that is leading countries around the world to… Continue Reading →

Newark Police Officer Charged with Vehicle Homicide in Bizarre, Grisly Incident on GSP

A Newark police officer has been charged with reckless vehicular homicide, desecrating human remains, and other charges after a bizarre incident on the Garden State Parkway. Prosecutors say that at around 3 am on November 1st, the police officer, identified… Continue Reading →

WOKE WORLD: NJ District To Remove President Woodrow Wilson’s Name From High School Because He Was “Racist”

A New Jersey school district is planning to rename one of its schools named after former President Woodrow Wilson due to what critics say is a legacy of racism, the NY Post reports. The Camden school district will rename 90-year-old… Continue Reading →

Omicron Airport Rules to Start at Midnight

As of midnight Sunday, a new set of rules will take effect at Ben Gurion Airport in the government’s effort to contain the Omicron variant: In order to stem the… Read more » The post Omicron Airport Rules to Start… Continue Reading →

Herzog Lights First Candle of Chanukah in Chevron, Palestinians Riot

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog lit the first candle of Chanukah on Sunday night in Chevron. Speaking at Maaras Hamachpeleh, Herzog declared that “the historic connection of Jews to Chevron, to… Read more » The post Herzog Lights First Candle of… Continue Reading →

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