Hilchos Uminhagei Chanukah By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Chanukah. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on...

Minister Steinitz: An Agreement will Result in Rocket Fire into Israel

Speaking with Galei Tzahal (Army Radio), Minister of Intelligence & Strategic Affairs Dr. Yuval Steinitz admits the situation surrounding negotiations with the PA (Palestinian...

Kerry: US Open To Further Clarifying Iran Sanctions Relief

The Obama administration has met its sanctions relief obligations to Iran under last year's landmark nuclear deal but is willing to further clarify what...

Piron Cancels Achievement Tests

The achievement tests given to second and fifth graders in Israel’s public schools are being canceled for the time being. Education Minister Shai Piron...

White House Says Moving On From Clinton Critique

The White House said Wednesday that President Barack Obama "is looking onwards and upwards" in his relationship with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham...

Obama Arrives In Boston For Bombing-Victim Memorial

President Barack Obama landed in Boston on Thursday, on his way to a memorial service for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing amid a...

Republican Party Seems As Divided, Angry As Ever

The Republican Party seems as divided and angry as ever. Infighting has penetrated the highest levels of the House GOP leadership. Long-standing geographic tensions have...

FM Lieberman’s Rosh Hashanah Message to the Foreign Diplomatic Corps

Following is the address made by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to the foreign diplomatic corps ahead of Rosh Hashanah 5775. Today, it is clear to...

Olmert Comes Under Fire for Remarks Against Netanyahu Administration

While he decided not to run in the upcoming general elections, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert feels perfectly comfortable launching attacks against the outgoing...

U.S. Makes Data Available On Wide Disparity In Hospital Charges

U.S. hospital charges for the same procedure vary widely, in some cases by tens of thousands of dollars, even within a particular town or...

MF Trustee Traced $105B In Cash Movement

The $1.2 billion in MF Global Inc. (MFGLQ) customer funds estimated to be missing began to flow out of the brokerage on Oct. 26,...

US Sharpens Criticism of Hamas, Urges Cease-Fire

The United States on Sunday sharpened its criticism of Hamas and urged the terrorist Palestinian group to accept a cease-fire agreement that would halt...

Mayor Bloomberg Defends Anti-Israel Event Sponsored By Brooklyn College

Mayor Bloomberg staunchly defended a controversial anti-Israel forum sponsored by Brooklyn College, saying pols opposing it should back off because they are just giving...

RNC Raises $8 Million in January

The Republican National Committee raised almost $8 million dollars in the first month of the year, while its Democratic rival brought in $6.6 million. That's...

Greeks Stop Another Gaza-Bound Ship

For the second time in recent days, a Gaza-bound ship attempted to leave its Greek port without authorization en route to the Strip, prompting...

Is Search For Snowden Turning Into Sideshow?

Edward Snowden's continent-jumping, hide-and-seek game seems like the stuff of a pulp thriller — a desperate man's drama played out before a worldwide audience...

B’chasdei Hashem – Terror Attack Prevented

A 17-year-old Arab terrorist was taken into custody at the Tapuach Junction Checkpoint area in Shomron after he was found to be carrying three...

Bipartisan Critics Slam Kerry on Foreign Policy

Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending the Obama administration's response to an...