(Source: Times of Israel)  These days there are smartphone applications for pretty much anything, from ordering food to finding a date to reporting anti-Semitic incidents. But what about tools for living a religious Jewish life? Well, there are apps for that, too. Whereas in the time before smartphones, observant Jews may have...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgS7W-MoIcc&w=560&h=315] Experience the dramatic events of 1967 and how they transformed the State of Israel. June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. The war was a pivotal event in the history of the Middle East...
A Haredi Orthodox woman, Reut Ziskind, 23 from Bnei Brak, went into labor after just one song at a Justin Bieber concert in Tel Aviv last Wednesday. Reut told Ynet she was three weeks overdue by the time she attended the concert. “When I bought the tickets, I was...
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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times Who would have thought that the actions of a Jewish organization could launch a grave threat to the Jewish people? Who would have imagined that it would be a YMHA - the 92nd Street Y? Shabbat. Tefillin. Israel. Kashrut....
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YWN Reports:  A delegation led by Rabbi Chaim Boruch (Edgar) Gluck visited the Vatican on Monday, and received a 45 minute private meeting with the Pope. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anw_XexvLoE] Rabbi Gluck who resides in Boro Park and is known for his Askanus in Klal Yisroel for the past 50 years, also serves...
El Al Airlines, Israel’s flagship carrier, announced Wednesday it will resume nonstop flights between Tel Aviv and Miami beginning in November. After courting Miami International Airport (MIA) for more than a year, El Al will offer three weekly nonstop flights. The Israeli carrier previously operated the Miami-Tel Aviv route before the...
More than 60 years after David G. enlisted in the Givati Brigade but due to PTSD from the Holocaust, he was not able completed his service brigade and it was always a sore point that he was not able to serve. When Colonel Yaron Finkelman heard about this, he came...
Celebrating 69 years of Israel’s independence, World Bnei Akiva (WBA) announced the winners of a unique international project that it launched in Diaspora countries prior to Yom Ha’Atzmaut: International Falafel Contest: Rate the world’s best falafel. First place went to Benny Falafel in Antwerp, Belgium. World Bnei Akiva’s 150 delegates,...
By: Ariele Mortkowitz  The Jewish tradition is rich with mourning rituals. We’ve done it as a nation for millennia; mourning the loss of Jerusalem, lamenting the Holocaust, remembering the long lost days of the Holy Temple. As individuals, we do it with bagels and covered mirrors and week-long shiva visits....
It is about our home, and how we got it. And about appreciating it. Watch this video. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzbDIH_lp7I&w=560&h=315]
Today, all over Israel, people will stand silently at the sound of the siren. The sound marks a moment to remember terror victims and the 23,169 soldiers who have fallen since Israel's creation. At that moment, Israelis will stop what they are doing, wherever they are, and stand at...


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