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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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M’Dor L’Dor – In Memory of My Father – Avy Reichman z’’l

We are approaching the first Yarzheit of my father Avy Reichman z”l who passed away last October. My father affectionately known as Saba to his grandchildren and many other friends’ children spent the last nine years of his life, learning mishnayos in a chavrusah with his eldest grandson in Eretz Yisroel. Every day, after the early daf yomi shiur, he

Christie in Teaneck to Inaugurate Jewish Leaders for Christie

Teaneck—On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Gov. Chris Christie came to Teaneck to inaugurate New Jersey’s Jewish Leaders for Christie, and was greeted by an excited crowd of about 150 people. As he walked past all the kosher restaurants from Palisades Avenue to Queen Anne Road, he shook hands and spoke to as many people as he could. His staff had handed out buttons, in

Kerry To Israel: American Resolve on Iran Undiminshed

JERUSALEM —Secretary of State John Kerry was in Israel last Sunday to reassure Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu that the U.S./Russia deal to secure Syria’s chemical weapons does not diminish American resolve to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon. Kerry also briefed Bibi on what he called “the most far-reaching chemical weapons removal

Fair Lawn Rebbetzin Goldstein Pursues Studies at Heb. U.

“I’ve always been interested in how people think, and how they got to what they think,” says doctoral candidate Rebbetzin Julie Goldstein, wife of Rabbi Uri Goldstein of Ahavat Achim in Fair Lawn. Goldstein is especially interested in children as evidenced by her doctoral thesis, Children of the Sacred Covenant: Imagining Child Martyrdom in

Iran Will Not Surrender One Iota of Nuclear Rights

(TIP)—Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran “will not give up one iota” of its nuclear rights, deploying rhetoric that AFP described as ”echoing his hardline predecessor” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The statements come a day after the chief of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog (IAEA) emphasized that it was “essential and urgent” for Tehran to address

Women Threatened For Being Stylish in Beit Shemesh

Beit Semesh—Haaretz reports that ultra-haredim in Beoit Shemesh have again posted warning signs to women about the way they dress on two government funded health clinics. The signs read: “Dire Warning: It is forbidden to walk on our streets in immodest dress, including slutty clothing worn in a religious style.” It is signed “residents of the

82 Jordanian Deputies Call on Leaders to Visit Jerusalem

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (C) visits at the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, accompanied by the Palestinian Authority Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Habash, August 27, 2013 (photo credit: Flash90/Sliman Khader)

Eighty-two Jordanian parliament members signed a petition on Monday

Kosovo Official Presses U.S. Jews on Israel Recognition

Pristina—Kosovo’s deputy foreign minister, Petrit Selimi, recently urged American Jewish groups to get Israel to recognize the 5-year-old country Kosovo—a former province of Yugoslavia and victim of the war that raged for ten years. It is where Slobodan Milosevic triggered the genocide that raced through the Balkans until it was stopped by NATO

Elite Syrian Unit Scatters Chemical Arms Stockpile

Elite Syrian Unit Scatters Chemical Arms Stockpile

The Wall Street Journal reports that Syria's elite Unit 450, a branch of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center that manages the regime's overall chemicals weapons program, has been moving poison gases and munitions to as many as 50 sites for almost a year, to make them harder for the U.S.

Tangled Alliances Complicate Middle East Chaos

Teheran—Mustafa al-Kadhimi of Al-Monitor reports that while Saudi Arabia and Qatar regionally compete and disagree about the fate of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood—Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s worst enemy—Saudi Arabia and Qatar joined forces against Iran and in support of the Syrian rebels, largely composed of Muslim

Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize Recognizes Anglo-Oleh Achievements

Jerusalem—Nefesh B’Nefesh is inviting the public to submit nominations for its newly launched Bonei Zion Prize (www.boneizion.org.il). The awards aim to formally recognize outstanding Anglo olim—veteran and recent—who encapsulate the spirit of modern-day Zionism by contributing in a significant way towards developing the State of Israel. A prestigious

A Challenge in Beit Shemesh

Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal a leader of the large “Anglo” population in Beit Shemesh prominent has joined the TOV party as a candidate for city council. Leventhal, 45 years old, is a Baltimore native and settled in Beit Shemesh eight years ago with his wife and six children. Leventhal quickly became a well-known public figure as Executive Director of Lema’an