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Life

Meet 5 Israeli Companies Driving Disability Tech

February 24, 2016, by

Ben Sales of the JTA has this story: After a missile strike during the 1973 Yom Kippur War left Omer Zur’s father paralyzed from the chest down, his dad vowed to continue life as normal. But there was one Israeli pastime he couldn’t enjoy: hiking. “He’d say, ‘I’ll go in the car and meet you

Joe Lieberman: Hillary’s Not So Bad

February 10, 2016, by

Editor’s note: Ed Weintrob, editor and publisher of Long Island’s The Jewish Star newspaper, covered former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman’s visit to Fleetwood Synagogue in Mount Vernon on Feb. 6. The topic was, “American Support for Israel — Fading, Firm or Floundering?” and the former senator spoke with Orthodox Union Executive Vice-President Allen Fagin. The article below

Mourning Terror in Israel and France

December 2, 2015, by

The recent attacks in Paris were ferocious. We join the world in mourning the loss of life and praying for their families as well as for the recovery of the injured. The State of Israel was swift to declare, “We feel your pain.” Tragically, the citizens of the Jewish state have spent three months being

Israel Honors American Soldier Who Faced Down Nazis in POW Camp

December 2, 2015, by

A Knoxville, Tennessee native was given Israel’s highest honor posthumously for his role in fighting Nazis during World War 2. Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was captured in the Battle of the Bulge in 1945 and endured 100 days in captivity. When the Nazis tried to separate Jewish POWs from their fellow soldiers, he took a

Teach NYS Hails Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Council for New Security Funding in Nonpublic Schools and Thanks Council Member David Greenfield for Tireless Advocacy

November 25, 2015, by

New York, NY– Today the Orthodox Union-Teach NYS commended Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Member David Greenfield, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council on an agreement to expand security for City schoolchildren by funding security guards at nonpublic schools. The agreement caps more than two years of grassroots advocacy by

NFL’s Patriots to Honor Ezra Schwartz z”l with Moment of Silence

November 23, 2015, by

Following a public campaign and an exchange of letters with former MK Dov Lipman, New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft agreed to hold a moment of silence at tonight’s nationally televised Patriots-Bills game in memory of Ezra Schwartz, the 18-year-old yeshiva student—and avid Pats fan—who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists last week in a Gush

A Kiddush Hashem in Montana

November 18, 2015, by

Montana isn’t exactly known for its large Jewish population but that was no reflection of its sense of Jewish brotherhood. When 300 passengers on an El Al Tel Aviv to Los Angeles flight had to make an emergency landing in Billings, Montana due to engine concerns, Jewish locals came to the rescue. According to Chabad.org,

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