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The Renaissance of Russian Jewry

Chief Rabbi of Moscow, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, shares memories of 30 years Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt arrived in Moscow in 1989 to a barren Jewish landscape. Since then, Jewish life in…

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Israel and Egypt Grow Closer

Egyptian President el-Sissi recently made a declaration that the Israeli-Egyptian relationship has never been closer. What is really the nature of the relations between the two nations? And what is…

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ISIS Has Not Yet Been Defeated

Anyone who claims that ISIS has been defeated is misreading the map: ISIS is not an organization, it is an ideology, and anyone declaring that the United States has won…

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From the Shabbos Generator to the Mayor’s Office

Bnei Brak Mayor Rabbi Avraham Rubinstein speaks to Hamodia about his vision for the City of Torah and Chassidus —   Rabbi Avraham Rubinstein’s route to the mayor’s office in…

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The Life-Saving Letter That Was Spurned

It was April, 2015.  Jonathan Pollard was to face his 30-year-mark mandatory parole hearing in less than four months. After receiving a resounding refusal at his first voluntary parole hearing…

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TAX ACES UP YOUR SLEEVE

Want to cut your tax bill? Then keep reading and call your CPA (Bloomberg) – President Donald Trump pledged that his tax law would kill off breaks and complex loopholes…

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Shuls Need to Take ‘Holistic Approach’ to Security

In a time of increased shooting and other attacks, ensuring security for religious institutions requires a comprehensive approach from the faith communities, says Roger Parrino, commissioner of the New York…

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Made in Japan … 
by Whom?

YOKOHAMA, Japan (The Washington Post) – As the United States and Europe take steps to keep more people out, Japan is cautiously moving to let more people in. This is…

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The Long Journey to Prison Reform

The journey of the FIRST STEP Act, a prison-reform bill on the brink of congressional passage, entails many stories. It’s the story of a Corrections system that many people feel…

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A Life of Truth

Every word spoken by Harav Dov Landau, shlita, is measured. It behooves us to examine Rav Dov’s remarks soon after Maran, zt”l, passed away: “The fact that Hagaon Harav Shteinman,…

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A Guide to Fire Safety

Mrs. Esther Horowitz of Boro Park remembers the day five years ago when she was burned out of her house. It was Leil Shemini Atzeres and she had just gone…

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Is Our Sensitivity Slipping Away?

Who would have believed, 70 years ago, that Jewish stores today would sell clothes with yellow stars on them? by Ben Zion Wolff Time, they say, heals all wounds. While…

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The Story My Uncle Wouldn’t Tell

‘Attacked and starved’: A century-old diary recounts U.S. soldiers trapped behind enemy lines by Shoshana Akabas (The Washington Post) – At the top of a ravine in this remote forest…

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Not a Game of Monopoly

An interview with Rabbi Yitzchok Elefant, Chief Rabbi of Dimona, whose presentation at the Federation Assembly in Israel brought out the point that the goal for Torah Jewry is about…

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Over Where?

In the 11th hour of the 11th day of November, 100 years ago, the guns fell silent along the Western Front. The “Great War,” which had claimed some 20 million…

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