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  • ‘Wish I Was Here’: Zach Braff on love, his new movie and being a Jew

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 16, 2014 | 9:28 am

    Actor Zach Braff was ensconced on a terrace at the Four Seasons Hotel, decked out in striped pants, red shoes and a brown shirt adorned with a button inscribed with one word: “Love.”

    “A friend gave it to me when I was going through a tough time,” said Braff, who is best-known for...

  • Israel says Hamas militants behind abduction of three teens

    June 15, 2014 | 11:04 am

    Israel said on Sunday that Hamas militants had abducted three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, warning of "serious consequences" as it pressed on with a search and detained dozens of Palestinians.

    The two 16-year-olds and a third man aged 19 disappeared on Thursday night in...

  • Yeshiva students missing, suspected kidnapped by terrorists [VIDEO]

    June 13, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Israeli forces are searching for three Jewish teenagers who went missing in the West Bank late on Thursday, the military said on Friday.

    As media speculated that the three youths might have been abducted, large numbers of Israeli soldiers scoured the countryside around the...

  • Yeshiva student admits to writing anti-Semitic graffiti

    February 7, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    A Long Island yeshiva student was charged with repeatedly scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti inside a commuter train station.

    Jonathan Schuster, 18, a senior at Priority-1: Torah Academy of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, in Cedarhurst, N.Y.,was charged with the crimes on Thursday

    He...

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  • Rabbis urge Congress to back Obama on Syria

    September 6, 2013 | 12:34 pm

    Leading rabbis covering the religious and political spectrum urged lawmakers in Congress to support President Obama’s plans to strike Syria to stop its use of chemical weapons.

    “We write you as descendants of Holocaust survivors and refugees, whose ancestors were gassed to death...

  • Orthodoxy and ethics

    By Dennis Prager

    August 14, 2013 | 10:56 am

    One of the most prominent Orthodox rabbis of our time, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, related the following story in the July 12-18 issue of the International Jerusalem Post:

    “Let me tell you a true incident which for me is a metaphor of our times. A young man...

  • N.Y. yeshiva: Decision to boot students from plane ill conceived, not anti-Semitic

    June 18, 2013 | 10:07 am

    The decision to eject the senior class of the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn from a flight was not anti-Semitic, an internal school report found.

    AirTran Airways “abused its discretion” in forcing the 101 students off the early morning flight June 3 to their senior trip in...

  • Grad’s goal: A better world

    June 12, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    Tis the graduation season, but unlike most 17-year-olds wrapping up their high school careers in recent days and weeks, Daniel Schwartz knows exactly what he wants to do with his life. 

    “I want to go to law and business school and receive a JD and an MBA,” the recent graduate of...

  • Yeshiva teacher admits to sexually abusing boy

    May 13, 2013 | 3:40 pm

    A former counselor at a summer camp run by a yeshiva in Lakewood, N.J., admitted three days into his trial to sexually abusing a boy.

    Yosef Kolko, 39, made the admission on Monday after two more victims, a male and a female, came forward, the Asbury Park Press reported.

    Kolko...

  • What would Woody Allen do?

    By Tom Tugend

    April 24, 2013 | 11:18 am

    Paris-Manhattan,” whose respective residents consider their city to be the center of the known universe, is the title of an appealing French movie by a first-time feature film director.

    The movie centers around Alice Ovitz, a Jewish pharmacist in Paris, and her worshipful...

  • Studying Sephardic roots

    January 9, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    Adina Jalali, a 15-year-old student at Yeshiva High Tech in Los Angeles, has many Ashkenazi friends, but when her parents recently offered her the chance to visit Israel for the first time, she opted for a trip that would resonate with her Sephardic upbringing. 

    Over winter...

  • Leading haredi rabbi in Israel: Say no to national service

    December 11, 2012 | 10:06 am

    The senior rabbi of the Lithuanian haredi Orthodox, Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, said yeshiva students should not agree to enlist in National Service.

    The rabbi's decision, quoted Monday in the haredi daily newspaper Yated Ne'eman, comes a day after Israel's Cabinet approved a...

  • Israel’s middle class increasingly squeezed

    November 27, 2012 | 10:15 am

    At Israeli weddings, gifts of china, silver and art are not welcome. Guests are expected to bring their checkbooks and contribute to a young couple’s purchase of their first home, often bought with substantial help from the newlyweds’ parents.

    But a new report shows that only 65...

  • Principal at Aussie school under fire sees child sex abuse inquiry as ‘welcome step’

    November 14, 2012 | 11:18 am

    The launch of a commission to investigate child sex abuse was welcomed by the principal of an Australian Jewish school whose students allegedly were victimized.

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Monday that the royal commission -- or public inquiry -- would look into children...

  • Study: Orthodox Jewish males transmitted mumps in school

    November 1, 2012 | 11:12 am

    A mumps outbreak in New York and New Jersey in which 97 percent of the more than 3,500 cases were Orthodox Jews was a result of the way Orthodox boys are schooled, according to a new study.

    study on the June 2009 to June 2010 outbreak in New York City, two upstate New York...

  • Tradition meets future at Yeshiva High Tech

    August 8, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    Yeshiva High Tech, a new Jewish high school opening this fall, will offer students a blended-learning curriculum—a form of education that gives technology a central role in the classroom.

    The first blended-learning project founded west of the Mississippi, the Pico Boulevard school...

  • Religion vs. Religion

    By David Suissa

    July 11, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    It’s tempting to look at the latest crisis in Israel — over whether the Charedim should serve in the military — as pitting religion against the state. Just look at some of the comments from both sides. On the fervent religious side, Shas spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef has...

  • No, Adam Yauch wasn’t a yeshiva boy, but we can still claim him

    May 7, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    As a student at an all-girls day school in Brooklyn, the first thing I learned about the Beastie Boys turned out to be untrue.
    According to a yeshiva urban legend, two of the founding members of the Beastie Boys had attended The Marsha Stern Talmudic Academy in upper Manhattan. Some...

  • Yeshiva University ranks as 4th most popular U.S. college

    February 2, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Yeshiva University is the fourth most popular school in the country, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking.

    The annual rankings are based on the percentage of students who attend a university out of the total number who are accepted to the school. According to the...

  • Bibi bypassing Cabinet on extending yeshiva students’ military service law

    January 26, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will bring a vote on extending a law that allows yeshiva students to delay their military service directly to the Knesset floor, bypassing his Cabinet.

    Netanyahu’s office said Thursday that the Cabinet will not vote on extending the Tal Law at its...

  • Secular Yeshiva holds Socratic-style seminars

    By Ryan Torok

    January 18, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    For the second year in row, local Yiddish learning organization Arbeter Ring (Workmen’s Circle) will offer Secular Yeshiva, a bimonthly course with Socratic-style seminars, focused on “history and basic ideas of secular Jewishness,” “critical examination of Tanakh and...

  • Shh! Don’t talk about sex at Yeshiva University

    December 13, 2011 | 4:51 pm

    It wasn’t your typical college sex scandal. There were no accusations of molestation, inappropriate faculty-student relationships or date rape charges.

    Instead, the precipitating incident was the publication by a student-run newspaper of a female student’s first-person account...

  • Yeshiva shuttered over students’ ties to West Bank attacks

    November 2, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    A West Bank yeshiva high school whose students have been identified as being involved in attacks against Palestinians has been ordered shut down.

    The Dorshei Yehudcha yeshiva high school, which has about 100 students, reportedly was ordered closed last week by Israel’s Education...

  • Female soldiers decry order to leave for yeshiva students

    August 30, 2011 | 11:31 am

    Four female combat soldiers have protested orders to leave their unit because male yeshiva students will be joining it.

    The four women, three commanders and a combat soldier, are serving three years in the Israel Defense Forces just like men, instead of the two years required, in...

  • Letters to the Editor: Yeshivas and Settlements

    December 8, 2010 | 9:31 am

    Are Settlements the Issue?

    Surely, like other ideologues, historian David N. Myers means well when he claims that “settlements [on the West Bank] are the major impediment to Israel’s future as a Jewish state,” as he denigrates Dennis Prager for his thesis that the settlements...

  • Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas and secular universities

    By Dennis Prager

    December 1, 2010 | 12:59 pm

    The Wall Street Journal recently published a column about ultra-Orthodox (Charedi) Jews in Israel who do not work for a living. Sixty-five percent of ultra-Orthodox men ages 35-54 do not go to work. Instead, they study Torah while demanding increasing amounts of money from the taxes...

  • Israeli chief rabbi: give stipends to yeshiva and university students

    November 4, 2010 | 12:15 pm

    An Israeli chief rabbi told university students that stipends for yeshiva students should also apply to them.

    Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar met Thursday with leaders of the National Students Union at his office in Jerusalem to discuss an amendment to the state budget bill that...

  • Israeli students protest yeshiva stipend

    November 2, 2010 | 9:49 am

    Thousands of Israeli university students gathered in Jerusalem to protest a bill that would provide stipends to yeshiva students.

    As many as 10,000 students from universities throughout the country arrived by chartered buses to the capital Monday evening for the protest march from...

  • Germany considering funding of Orthodox seminary

    November 1, 2010 | 5:26 pm

    Germany’s Interior Ministry says it is considering options on funding an Orthodox rabbinical seminary.

    Ministry spokesman Hendrik Lorges told JTA on Monday that the request for funding by the Rabbiner Seminar zu Berlin has been the subject of ongoing talks between his ministry and...

  • Madoff scandal rocks Jewish philanthropic world

    December 15, 2008 | 4:20 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- Tthe securities fraud of Bernard Madoff has rocked the Jewish nonprofit world -- and the worst may be yet to come.

    Madoff, the founder of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, was arrested Dec. 11 after admitting to his board that a hedge fund he ran was...

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