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Judge “Throws Book” at Silver; Gets 12 Years in Jail and Will Pay Back $7M in Graft Money

Judge “Throws Book” at Silver; Gets 12 Years in Jail and Will Pay Back $7M in Graft Money

The saga of the downfall of a man who was at the apex of his political power on a local level was spotlighted on Tuesday afternoon, when a Manhattan federal court announced that disgraced NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was to get 12 years behind...

NYPD Seizes Guns Acquired through Shady Jewish Broker

NYPD Seizes Guns Acquired through Shady Jewish Broker

Last week, the NYPD began to seize guns and suspend the permits of individuals who got the...

Bharara Probe ‘Zeros in’ on Cuomo’s Inner Circle

Bharara Probe ‘Zeros in’ on Cuomo’s Inner Circle

On Friday, April 29, it was revealed that the investigation by US Attorney Preet Bharara i...

NY Jewish Activists Trek to Albany to Change Sex Abuse Reporting Laws

NY Jewish Activists Trek to Albany to Change Sex Abuse Reporting Laws

Activists and victims to lobby New York's state capital demanding statute of limitations b...

DeBlasio on the Defensive Over Highly Questionable Fundraising

DeBlasio on the Defensive Over Highly Questionable Fundraising

On Monday, May 2, Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to reject the accusations that his questi...

 

Baruch College Changes Time of 2016 Graduation to Accommodate Sabbath Observers

In response to a growing controversy about a graduation date scheduling conflict that would have prevented Orthodox Jewish students from attending,  it appears that New Y...

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Book Review: The Long Night, A Journey Through the Holocaust

Book Review: The Long Night, A Journey Through the Holocaust

Darkness fell on Ernst Bornstein's life but he lived to tell us about it. Review of a gripping, just translated Holocaust book that describes a young man's journey throug...

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Apple Posts Its First Quarterly Sales Decline in 13 Years

Apple Posts Its First Quarterly Sales Decline in 13 Years

Apple’s results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 are just in, and the company’s reign as a near-invincible titan of Wall Street is, in the words of Nathan Filli...

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Cruz Proposes Bill to Label Brotherhood, CAIR as Terror Orgs

Cruz Proposes Bill to Label Brotherhood, CAIR as Terror Orgs

'We have to stop pretending that the Brotherhood are not responsible for the terrorism they advocate and finance,' said Cruz.

In what may be a seminal moment in the fight ...

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NYU Study Finds Gaps in Educational Attainment Among Students of Different Incomes

NYU Study Finds Gaps in Educational Attainment Among Students of Different Incomes

A new NYU Steinhardt study published in the journal AERA Open looks at income-based gaps in educational attainment. While the difference in high school graduation rates b...

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Many Manly Men Avoid Needed Health Care

Many Manly Men Avoid Needed Health Care

Gender stereotypes can have dangerous consequences, research suggests

Macho men are less likely than women to visit a doctor, and more likely to request male physicians wh...

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UK Labour Councillor: 'Zionist Jews are a Disgrace to Humanity'

UK Labour Councillor: 'Zionist Jews are a Disgrace to Humanity'

Ex-mayor and Labour councillor calls to deport Israelis to US, claims Israel behind US school shooting and ISIS terror attacks.

Yet another member of the UK Labour Party h...

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Taking the “Jewish Lemmings” to Task

Taking the “Jewish Lemmings” to Task

Just where are the religious and community leaders of the Judeo-Christian-American community when it comes to sounding the clarion call regarding the spreading of hatred ...

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Sir Elton John to Perform in Tel Aviv on New Album Tour

Sir Elton John to Perform in  Tel Aviv on New Album Tour

According to a statement by promoter Shuki Weiss, iconic British singer and pianist Sir Elton John will be including Israel on his Wonderful Crazy Night Tour 2016, markin...

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Schumer Reveals ‘Spying Billboards’ that Track People through Cell Phone Data

Schumer Reveals ‘Spying Billboards’ that Track People through Cell Phone Data

On Sunday, May 1, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the use of ‘spying billboards,’ which are popping up in cities a...

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Defeating Hamas in America – Part I

Defeating Hamas in America – Part I

The BDS movement and its role in the jihadist war against Israel

To defeat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel, it is first necessary to understa...

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Parshat Aharei Mot - Coming Together After Tragedy

Parshat Aharei Mot - Coming Together After Tragedy

This week, those of us in the diaspora will be reading the portion of Aharei Mot while our brothers in Israel will be reading the portion which follows, Kedoshim Tihiyu. ...

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Kahlon: Half-Billion Shekels to Go to Holocaust Survivors and Elderly

Kahlon: Half-Billion Shekels to Go to Holocaust Survivors and Elderly

Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon announced plans on Monday to increase annual financial support for Holocaust survivors and elderly welfare recipients by a half-bill...

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Airbnb Host Profile Pic Affects Consumer Booking

Airbnb Host Profile Pic Affects Consumer Booking

Hebrew University research finds that personal photos of Airbnb hosts have stronger impact on consumers' decisions than reviews by former guests.

 

It is said that a pictur...

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Dutch Intelligence: Competition Could Fuel Jihadi Plots

Dutch Intelligence: Competition Could Fuel Jihadi Plots

A "large scale, spectacular attack in Europe or the US": this is the prediction of the Netherlands' Intelligence Service (AIVD). And, they say, it could happen very soon....

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Chelsea Soccer Team Has No Fears about Playing In Israel: Coach

Chelsea Soccer Team Has No Fears about Playing In Israel: Coach

Chelsea soccer coach Jose Mourinho told reporters Monday, November 23, that his team had no concerns over travelling to Israel for Tuesday's Champions League match agains...

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The History of Anti-Semitism and the Shoah

The History of Anti-Semitism and the Shoah

As an organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and fighting against all forms of bigotry, the Anti-Defamation League speaks often about the Holocaust both from a...

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New or Forthcoming Books on the Supreme Court

New or Forthcoming Books on the Supreme Court

If you are a Supreme Court watcher, several new or forthcoming books will be of special interest to you. Coming next month will be a book (his ninth) by Justice Stephen B...

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South Florida Village is the First to Pass Anti-BDS Ordinance

South Florida Village is the First to Pass Anti-BDS Ordinance

After two public readings, the Village Council of Bal Harbour unanimously passed an ordinance prohibiting the Village from contracting with any business unless the contra...

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ABC's of the Omer

ABC's of the Omer

The significance, customs and mechanics of counting the Omer

What is the Omer?

In the days of the Holy Temple, the Jewish people would bring a barley offering on the second...

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FBI Thwarts Planned Terror Attack on Florida Synagogue

FBI Thwarts Planned Terror Attack on Florida Synagogue

The FBI has arrested a man suspected of plotting to bomb a synagogue in Miami, Florida, the Times of Israel reports, citing south Florida news station 7News.

The suspect, ...

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