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Rabbi Berland Backs the Yachad Party

Rabbi Berland Backs the Yachad Party
Rabbi Eliezer Berland on Tuesday, 28 Shevat spoke with HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita to express his support for the new party. This would indicate that Eli Yishai’s party will now enjoy the backing of the Shuvu Banim community within the Breslov Chassidus. Rabbi Berland promised Rav Mazuz that he will work to bring votes to the party and expressed hope that they will receive 26 seats as a result. Adding to the growing list of rabbonim backing Yachad is Rabbi Shalom Arush Shlita of ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 18 )

Smartwatches Leave The Phone Behind

Smartwatches Leave The Phone Behind
15Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along. One of my frustrations with early smartwatches has been how little they can do on their own. Sure, your phone might be with you most of the time, but sometimes you want to leave it behind. The Gear S and SmartWatch 3 still need to be close to an Android phone for a lot of things, but both do more solo than other ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 18 )

Two US Congressmen will Hold a Rare Town Hall Meeting in Jerusalem

Two US Congressmen will Hold a Rare Town Hall Meeting in Jerusalem
Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-Charlotte) and Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Tampa) will hold a rare and unfiltered town hall meeting open to the public this Thursday, 30 Shevat, at 8 pm at the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel. The congressmen are in Israel for a tour sponsored by PJTN and Yes! Israel Mission with IDF commanders, local Arab and Jewish leaders and leading Israeli politicians, including a lengthy meeting Tuesday morning with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The informal town hall meeting is ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 18 )

26 Party Lists Approved Ahead of Elections

26 Party Lists Approved Ahead of Elections
The Central Election Committee on Sunday, 26 Shevat approved the 26 lists of candidates competing in the 20th Knesset elections as well as the letter codes that will be sued on the voting ballots to represent each party. Committee Director-General Orli Adas announced that once the final approval is given, the order will be given to print over 6 million ballot slips for each of the parties running. On Tuesday, 28 Shevat, a 9-justice panel of the Supreme Court is expected to convene to hear ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 15 )

Bartenura

Bartenura
(Add your opinion  |   February 01 )

Flu Vaccine Not Working Well; Only 23 Percent Effective

Flu Vaccine Not Working Well; Only 23 Percent Effective
As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it's only 23 percent effective. That's one of the worst performances since the government started tracking how well vaccines work a decade ago. The best flu vaccines were 50 to 60 percent effective. But this year, the vaccine doesn't include the specific virus that is making most people sick. Early in the season, officials warned the vaccine probably would not work very well. The ...
(Add your opinion  |   January 15 )

Is Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Heading to a Cabinet Appointment?

Is Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Heading to a Cabinet Appointment?
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat may be slated to become the nation’s next Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Channel 10 News reports. The report states that Barkat told close associates that he and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reached agreement on the appointment during recent meetings. The slot is currently held by Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett, who is also Economy Minister and Minister of Religious Services. It appears the prime minister will exercise his prerogative and appoint ...
(Add your opinion  |   January 06 )

Tomorrow: BJX Community Wide January 1st (Asara B'Teves Event)

Tomorrow: BJX Community Wide January 1st (Asara B'Teves Event)
A special community wide program is planned for Thursday, January 1st, Asara B’Teves. Organizers say that this may be one of the most important and inspiring shiurim that you will attend. After the success of the packed Emunah seminars hosted at the Brooklyn Jewish Xperience Kiruv and Chizuk Center (BJX) last year, this event will surely make a tremendous impact. People came to the Emunah seminar with many pressing questions about Yiddishkeit.  Some of them had questions that were ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 31 )

Police Arrest 'Lehava Head & Associates

Police Arrest 'Lehava Head & Associates
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Following a 10-month undercover investigation, police during the early morning hours arrested” Lehava” (להב"ה – למניעת התבוללות בארץ הקודש) (Preventing Assimilation in the Holy Land) Director Bentzion Gupstein and nine associates from the organization on suspicion of arson and calling for acts of terrorism and violence in their battle against assimilation involving the Arab community. Gupstein was apprehended in his Hebron home. ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 16 )

Channukah Getaway

Channukah Getaway
(Add your opinion  |   December 01 )