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Legislation – A Delicate Balance

Reactions from advocates for the Orthodox community to New York State’s rescinding of the religious exemption for vaccination The measles outbreak has placed representatives for Orthodox Jews in America in…

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Imam On a Mission

An Interview With Imam Mohamad Tawhidi The flowing robe, turban, and thick dark beard of Imam Mohamad Tawhidi recall the ayatollahs he studied under in Iran, his birthplace. Although he…

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Bridging the Gap

Some 450 young Jewish families have recently moved to the borough of Staten Island — most from Boro Park, but others from Williamsburg, New Square and elsewhere, including Chassidei Ger,…

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Is Har Sinai in Saudi Arabia?

  By Avraham Y. Heschel Rabbi Alexander Hool was raised in a small Jewish community in northwest London in the suburb of Kingsbury, where his father served as the Rav.…

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The Dark Web of Antisemitism

By M. Dohan In late January 2018, a group of white men armed with assault rifles and other weapons, dressed in camouflage pants, skull masks and black T-shirts emblazoned with Nazi…

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Shockumentary – Undercover Mission

She had beady eyes and, when asked which particular subset of Jews she tries most to attract away from the faith of their fathers, she glanced quickly to the left…

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Taking a Shot at a ‘Vexing’ Issue

A recent anti-vaccination rally attended by hundreds of members of the Jewish community elicited strong reaction from both sides of the vaccination debate, as well as extensive coverage by secular…

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Anti-Semitism Through the Lens of the Torah

In exclusive conversations, two leading Roshei Yeshivah, shlita, Harav Elya Brudny, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivas Mir in Brooklyn and Harav Aharon Dovid Goldberg, Rosh Yeshivah of Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland,…

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Living on the Red-Eye

Brain researchers warn that lack of sleep is a public-health crisis   (The Washington Post) – In rhe screen-lit bustle of modern life, sleep is expendable. There are work emails…

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RAILROADED: The Great Train Robbery II

They moved to make way for California’s high-speed rail. Now they wonder: Was it for nothing? (The Fresno Bee/TNS) – For more than five years, California’s high-speed rail project has…

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Not By Bread Alone

  A Perspective on Today’s Parnassah Challenges The challenges of parnassah among Jewish communities have evolved over time, but the injunction of “B’ze’as apecha tochal lechem” has remained unchanged since…

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Angels Everywhere

In her heroic effort to help her husband lead as normal a life as possible with ALS, Mrs. Rachel Miller of Ramot has seen the Hand of Hashem at every…

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The Life He Lived

In Tammuz, 5734, a special neshamah entered this world, and just 39 years later he was brutally taken from us. For the past five years, we have followed the heart-rending…

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