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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Interviews and Profiles
Rabbi Zevulun Charlop
 

Tales Of Rav Kook, Ben-Gurion, Rav Shneur Kotler, And More: An Interview With YU’s Rabbi Zevulun Charlop

Posted on: April 14th, 2014

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

When the state was established, gedolim went to Ben-Gurion and asked him not to draft women and, later, yeshiva bachrim.

Stan Fischler
 

For Stan Fischler, ‘The Hockey Maven,’ It’s All About The Game – And Israel, Too

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Providing New York-area hockey fans with a bird’s-eye view and expert analysis is what Fischler, 81, has done on broadcasts of Islanders, Rangers and Devils games. He's had a love affair with the sport since he was introduced to it quite by accident as a 7-year-old growing up in Brooklyn.

Ahuva Guterman and Christina Samara in Guterman's home in Jerusalem after a challah-baking workshop.
 

New Tourism Initiative Brings Another Face to the Holy Land

Posted on: April 4th, 2014

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Realizing they shared a business and social vision, Moed and Samara resolved to combine forces and offer unique tourism programs for travelers visiting the Holy Land.

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Zalta with Mickey Mantle in 1990.
 

Victor Zalta’s Encounters With The Boys Of Summer, 1946

Posted on: April 2nd, 2014

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

With the new baseball season underway, The Jewish Press chatted with Zalta in his Flatbush home about some of his other memories.

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JBI International: More Than Just Haggadahs

Posted on: March 27th, 2014

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

"Sometimes the voice of the narrator is the only human voice I hear during the day."

Rabbi Shalom Hammer
 

Teaching Secular Israelis About Judaism: An Interview with Rabbi Shalom Hammer

Posted on: March 19th, 2014

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Rabbi Hammer recently spoke with The Jewish Press about his new book, Derash Yehonatan: Around the Year with Rav Yehonatan Eybeshitz (Koren), and his work in teaching Torah to secular Israelis.

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The Clown Therapist Who Sees No Borders

Posted on: March 17th, 2014

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

“Here I was, dressed as a clown with a red rubber nose, and I had to go out with my M16 for a security check,” Singer says. “That was truly a bizarre experience.”

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Moisha's Discount newly expanded store.
 

Giving Back To The Community: Ba’al Chesed Extraordinaire Moisha Binik

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

What do at-risk youth and more than 30,000 square feet of groceries have in common? The answer is Moisha Binik.

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Ron Dermer, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s senior adviser, may be Israel’s next Ambassador to the U.S.
 

Exclusive Interview with New Israeli Ambassador to US

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014

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Ambassador Dermer's thoughts on what is ahead in the coming years between Israel and the USA.

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Prof. Stephen Norwood
 

‘Liberals Have Abandoned The State Of Israel’: An Interview with Professor Stephen Norwood

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

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There’s also the issue of accusing the Jews of being excessively materialistic and exploitative of non-Jews. You see a lot of that in far-left propaganda – that the Jews are overwhelmingly concentrated in the petty bourgeoisie, which in itself is an archaic class form, and thrives on tricking people and squeezing money out of them through illicit methods of trade.

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A Woman of Valor

Posted on: January 31st, 2014

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She wrote about everything in a woman's world, from kids to husbands, and feelings including pain and grief. Writing her book, at least in my opinion, was an incredibly brave statement, one that exposed a truth that must be told.

Photo credits Yissachar Ruas and Nava Finkelman
 

Inspiring Jews One Song At A Time

Posted on: January 31st, 2014

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He didn’t start the fire either, but Solomon’s parodies and adaptations have been igniting the Jewish spark in hundreds of thousands of Jews worldwide.

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Ben Zion Shenker (Photo courtesy of Milken Archive of Jewish Music)
 

The Man Whose Tunes Grace Shabbos Tables Worldwide: An Interview with Composer Ben Zion Shenker

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Recently dubbed “the greatest living figure of chassidic music” by NPR, Shenker still composes several new pieces every year. He is currently recording an album of some of his Haggadah compositions, which he hopes will be out before Pesach.

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Clarity, Choice And Change The Journey And Impact Of Rachel Factor

Posted on: January 24th, 2014

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Thousands of women and girls who have heard Rachel Factor's story have been inspired.

Dr. Jonathan Schanzer
 

‘We’re On A Trajectory Toward Failure’: An Interview with Middle East Expert Jonathan Schanzer

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Schanzer, who holds a doctorate from King’s College London, is currently vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and has testified before Congress on Middle East affairs on several occasions.

Michael Behar is fighting the good fight for Israel from Seattle.
 

Fighting for Israel from Seattle

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

The universities and the local progressive culture make Pacific Northwest a hotbed of Israel hatred.

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Rabbi Perry Tirschwell
 

‘We Want To Return Young Israel To Its Roots’: An Interview with Rabbi Perry Tirschwell

Posted on: January 1st, 2014

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

We want to hire couples who are going to reach out to singles to become their spiritual leaders and introduce them to someone of the opposite gender because there’s a lot of casual relationships but not nearly enough serious dating going on. This generation – even if they had rebbeim in yeshiva or seminary – they’re not connected anymore. There isn’t really anyone looking out for them at this point.

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Izzy’s Mission

Posted on: December 27th, 2013

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

As time went on, he lagged behind in the usual milestones of walking and talking.

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Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
 

What To Do When 150 Million Europeans Hate Israel: An Interview with Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

All these polls asked either “Do you agree that Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians?” or, alternatively, “Do you agree Israel behaves toward the Palestinians like the Nazis do?”

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Allison Josephs being interviewed at Jew in the City’s second annual “Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All-Stars” awards evening.
(Photo credit: Elan Kornblum/Great Kosher Restaurants)
 

The Jew Behind Jew In The City

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

Filling two vacuums at once – one of Orthodox women taking a more public role and a second of Modern Orthodox Jews demonstrating the merits of religious Jewish practice – Allison Josephs has transformed her sweet and engaging webisodes and blog into a larger force. Jew in the City is now a franchise.

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