Centuries After Eintstein Predicted Them, Scientists Discover Gravitational Waves for First Time

February 11, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: WASHINGTON — In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, international scientists said Thursday they have finally glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, which Albert Einstein predicted a century ago. Some scientists likened the breakthrough to the moment Galileo took up a telescope

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,

You’re Invited to a Million Person Wedding!

November 17, 2015, by

Save the date: Thursday, November 26, 2015/14 Kislev 5776 All of Klal Yisrael is invited to celebrate in the marriage of Sarah Tehiya Litman and Ariel Bigel, to take place at Binyanei Hauma in Jerusalem. Sarah Tehiya is now sitting shiva for her father, Rabbi Yaakov Litman, and her brother Netanel, who were murdered by

In Grieving Paris, Jewish Communal Life Pauses

November 16, 2015, by

Institutional Jewish activities ground to halt in Paris for safety reasons and out of respect for the 129 people who died in several terrorist attacks that rocked the French capital on Friday. Among the events canceled was a protest rally that CRIF, the umbrella group of French Jewish communities, had planned for Sunday against the

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