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Israel-Iran Confrontation Over Syria Escalating

In the wake of Iran’s renewed efforts to turn Syria into a base to attack Israel, the dark clouds of war developing over the...

Expect Tougher National Security Policies

President Trump’s selection of veteran diplomat and outspoken conservative John Bolton to replace General H.R. McMasters as his national security advisor is a signal...

Trump to Meet North Korean Leader

Donald Trump has accepted a surprise invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for an unprecedented face-to-face meeting, which Trump has said will...

Trump’s First Year

Trump Hitting His Stride After First Year in Office Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House got off to a rocky start. That should not...

Encounter at the Mayo Clinic

I looked out the window from the eleventh floor of the Mayo Clinic and I was certain that I was dreaming. After all, anything...

5777 – Year in Review

Another year Another din A year we prayed And hoped to win A year in which The words we said When Unesaneh Tokef was read What will be swirling In my head? Who with...

Behind Trump’s Surprise Deal with Schumer and Pelosi

President Donald Trump’s unexpected willingness to cut a short-term deal with congressional Democrats over the objections of Republican congressional leaders last week has roiled...

Empowering Children to Be Children and Families to Function as Families...

Thousands in Lakewood Pay Tribute to Chai Lifeline at Annual Dinner   “Someone asked me, ‘What does Chai Lifeline do for you?’ I answered, ‘What...

Kushner & Greenblatt Meet Netanyahu And Abbas

Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Jared Kushner in Yerushalayim last week to try and lay the groundwork for peace negotiations which broke down three...

Rubashkin Update- Part 2: Motion To Recuse Exposes Conflicts Of Interest

Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin has been sitting behind bars for eight and a half years. His ongoing quest for justice, supported by over a 107...

FBI Head Verifies Probe of Election Collusion with Russia

FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers testified during a rare public hearing by the House Select Intelligence Committee in an effort...

New York City Renews Attack On Metzitzah B’peh

New York City has again begun attacking the age-old practice of metzitzah b’peh (“mbp”). First, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DOH”) issued...

First Jewish State Official In USA

Rebuilding The Family Fortune Francis Salvador was born in London where a thriving Sefardi community had developed since English leader Oliver Cromwell allowed Jews to...

Trump Pushes Ahead With Agenda

Before the battle began over President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Democrats, aided by the mainstream media concentrated their efforts to discredit the legitimacy of...

The Rabbi at the Inauguration

A few weeks ago, incoming President Donald Trump announced that he had chosen Rabbi Marvin (Moshe Chaim) Hier of Los Angeles, founder and president...

Trump’s Shul

Even today, after Donald Trump has already been inaugurated as president of the United States, many pundits are still trying to figure out how...

Trump’s Era Dawns

With the ascension of Donald Trump, a new era has dawned for the institution of the American presidency. Long before his inauguration this week...

When You’re Smiling

The holy eyes of the Chazon Ish… Who can fathom such kedusha? Rav Shraga Feivel Steinberg used to take a walk with the tzaddik...

Kerry’s Speech Error Compounded

Half an hour after Secretary of State John Kerry began his long-awaited speech on December 28, Israel’s Channel 2 had already dropped live coverage...

Open Orthodoxy’s New & Dangerous Halachic Quest

The Yated has for years documented and exposed the invalid claims of the Open Orthodox movement to be Orthodox. Open Orthodoxy’s innovations of giving...