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Rabbi Avrum Friedmann Embarks on "Buy a Piece of Israel" Speaking Tour

Rabbi Avrum Friedmann Embarks on "Buy a Piece of Israel" Speaking Tour
 
On Sunday, March 2nd, Avrum Friedmann, an ordained rabbi and talmid chochom of note will be arriving for…
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Added by Fern Sidman on February 26, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

The Bus Stop: A Father's Day Message

The Bus Stop: A Father's Day Message

My father’s unconditional love gave me the feeling that no matter what, everything will be okay

 

By: Rabbi Yisroel Jungreis

My parents, Rabbi Meshulem and Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis were the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the only Orthodox synagogue in North Woodmere, Long Island in the 1960s. Since there was no local yeshiva, my parents sent me to a yeshiva in Queens.

As I embarked on my first day in the 3rd…

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Added by Fern Sidman on June 14, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

VIRULENT JEW HATRED AT SOCCER MATCH IN ROME

VIRULENT JEW HATRED AT SOCCER MATCH IN ROME
BY: FERN SIDMAN
Following the recent war between Israel and Hamas terrorists in Gaza, Italian soccer fans unfurled a banner reading "Free Palestine" at a match last Thursday in Rome when the Italian team "Lazio" played their British rivals the Tottenham Hotspur. Local media initially blamed Thursday's attack on hard-core fans or 'ultras' supporting Lazio, who Tottenham had traveled to the capital to play in the Europa…
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Added by Fern Sidman on November 30, 2012 at 9:26am — No Comments

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS: A REVIEW OF "FROM SYRIA TO PALESTINE: MY FIGHT FOR A JEWISH STATE"

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS


A REVIEW OF "FROM SYRIA TO PALESTINE: MY FIGHT FOR A JEWISH STATE"
 
BY: JOSEPH ABOUDI


REVIEWED BY: FERN SIDMAN


Any voracious reader can attest to the fact that the literary world is brimming with riveting memoirs; some poignant; some tragic; some humorous, some inspirational and some intellectually stimulating. Little did I know when I began reading Joseph Aboudi's, "From Syria to Palestine: My…
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Added by Fern Sidman on November 30, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments

RADICAL ISLAMIST TURNS ARDENT ZIONIST: THE STORY OF KASIM HAFEEZ

RADICAL ISLAMIST TURNS ARDENT ZIONIST: THE STORY OF KASIM HAFEEZ

BY: FERN SIDMAN

On Thursday evening, November 15th, a audience of several hundred people sat in rapt attention at Temple Israel on New York City's upper east side, as they heard the compelling narrative of a most unusual man. Kasim Hafeez, 28, is a British born Muslim of Pakistani descent who was raised in an environment where he was taught that "Jews control the world, and Israel is at fault for just about…

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Added by Fern Sidman on November 21, 2012 at 12:59am — No Comments

DEMONSTRATORS AMASS AT ISRAELI CONSULATE

DEMONSTRATORS AMASS AT ISRAELI CONSULATE
 
BY: FERN SIDMAN
 
As the war between Hamas terrorist forces in Gaza and the sovereign state of Israel escalated last week, the tensions of the Middle East conflict exploded in streets New York City on Thursday evening, November 15th as demonstrators assembled to express their antipathy towards the Jewish state and to support Israel's right to self defense.
 
Chanting,…
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Added by Fern Sidman on November 21, 2012 at 12:53am — No Comments

REMEMBERING THE MATRIARCH RACHEL AT ANNUAL DINNER

REMEMBERING THE MATRIARCH RACHEL AT ANNUAL DINNER
BY: FERN SIDMAN
Despite the onerous weather predictions that heralded the coming of "Hurricane Sandy", over 200 brave souls turned out for the annual "Rachel's Children Reclamation Foundation" dinner at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center on Sunday evening, October 28th. "I know that traveling here tonight was a difficult challenge for many of you because Manhattan Beach is in Zone A and is slated for evacuation, but I…
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Added by Fern Sidman on October 31, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

"UNMASKED: JUDEOPHOBIA" - AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER GLORIA GREENFIELD

IS JEW HATRED HATRED ALIVE AND WELL?

An interview with Gloria Greenfield; producer of "Unmasked: Judeophobia"

BY: FERN SIDMAN

For those who have ever pondered the eternal question of why Jew hatred has reared its ugly head in every generation since time immemorial, filmmaker Gloria Greenfield of Doc Emet Productions, enlightens and informs audiences in her riveting, new documentary entitled, "Unmasked: Judeophobia". Meticulously…

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Added by Fern Sidman on October 31, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

ACCUSATIONS FLY IN CONTINUED BENGHAZI-GATE SCANDAL

ACCUSATIONS FLY IN CONTINUED BENGHAZI-GATE SCANDAL
 
BY: FERN SIDMAN
 
 
As facts about the September 11th attack on the United States embassy in Benghazi, Libya continue to unravel at a furious pace, scathing accusations of culpability are being hurled by both prominent Republican leaders and Democrats regarding exactly who is at fault for the heinous murders of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American…
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Added by Fern Sidman on October 17, 2012 at 7:42pm — No Comments

DAN HALLORAN - RISING GOP STAR RUNS FOR CONGRESS

RISING GOP STAR RUNS FOR CONGRESS

An Interview with New York City Councilman Dan Halloran

 

BY: FERN SIDMAN

 

Attempting to wage a campaign for a congressional seat as a Republican and Libertarian in a solid blue state can be a daunting challenge for anyone, but it appears that an intrepid GOP star is on the horizon for voters in the newly districted 6th congressional district in Queens. Enter Dan Halloran, a 40-year old resident of…

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Added by Fern Sidman on October 17, 2012 at 7:39pm — No Comments

EXPOSING THE AGENDA OF THE RADICAL LEFT - A REVIEW OF "THE NEW LEVIATHAN"

EXPOSING THE AGENDA OF THE RADICAL LEFT
 
A Review of "The New Leviathan: How the Left-Wing Money Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens America's Future" by David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin (Crown Forum, an imprint of Random House's Crown Publishing, 309 pages, notes, 16 appendices, index, $27.00)
 
BY: FERN SIDMAN
 
As a nation mired in the political melodrama of the 2012 presidential election, we are once…
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Added by Fern Sidman on August 15, 2012 at 1:20am — No Comments

"STARS OF DAVID" SHINE AT 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS

"STARS OF DAVID" SHINE AT 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS
 
BY: FERN SIDMAN
 
The quintessential New England town of Needham, Massachusetts will be immeasurably transformed as its euphoric residents prepare to welcome home their very own "prodigal daughter"; three time Olympic medalist, gymnast Alexandra "Aly" Raisman. The vivacious 18-year old captain of the 2012 United States women's gymnastic team captured the world's adoration as she led her team…
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Added by Fern Sidman on August 13, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments

MITT ROMNEY REMEMBERS TISHA B'AV IN JERUSALEM ADDRESS

MITT ROMNEY REMEMBERS TISHA B'AV IN JERUSALEM ADDRESS
 
BY: FERN SIDMAN
 
Speaking in Jerusalem before the Jerusalem Foundation on Sunday, July 29th, presumptive Republivan nominee Mitt Romney recalled the painful history of the Jewish nation as he took note of the catastrophies that occurred on the 9th day in the Hebrew month of Av (Tisha B'Av).
 
"It's remarkable to consider how much adversity, over so great a span of…
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Added by Fern Sidman on August 1, 2012 at 12:15am — No Comments

JABOTINSKY REMEMBERED AT YAHRZEIT COMMEMORATION

JABOTINSKY REMEMBERED AT YAHRZEIT COMMEMORATION
 
BY: FERN SIDMAN
 
On Wednesday evening, July 25th, over 400 people gathered at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan to commemorate the 72nd yahrzeit of legendary Revisionist Zionist leader, Ze'ev Vladimir Jabotinsky. Sponsored by the Americans for A Safe Israel (AFSI) organization and members of the Nordau Circle (the Jabotinsky fraternal order), the attendees listened to informative…
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Added by Fern Sidman on August 1, 2012 at 12:12am — No Comments

ROMNEY STIRS CONTROVERSY AT $1 MILLION FUNDRAISER IN JERUSALEM

ROMNEY STIRS CONTROVERSY AT $! MILLION FUNDRAISER IN JERUSALEM
 
BY: FERN SIDMAN
 
While visiting Israel on the second leg of his overseas tour, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney held a political fundraiser at the storied King David Hotel in Jerusalem on Monday morning, July 30th. The breakfast gathering featured casino magnate, Sheldon Adelson, who has emerged as the most magnanimous of Republican donors; with a…
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Added by Fern Sidman on August 1, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

MARK LANGFAN at AFSI's ZE'EV JABOTINSKY MEMORIAL

MARK LANGFAN at AFSI's ZE'EV JABOTINSKY MEMORIAL

       WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 7:30 P.M., NYC-

 

          AFSI and the Nordau Circle are pleased to once again sponsor the Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Z"L, memorial event. It will be…

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Added by Fern Sidman on July 12, 2012 at 8:39pm — No Comments

JEW HATRED SOARS IN FRANCE AS TEEN IS BEATEN ON TRAIN

JEW HATRED SOARS IN FRANCE AS TEEN IS BEATEN ON TRAIN
 
BY: FERN SIDMAN
 
Once again, a student from the Ozar HaTorah yeshiva in Toulouse, France has been the victim of a horrific anti-Semitic attack. The school is no stranger to tragedy, as in March of this year, three young children and a rabbi were gunned down in cold blood by Muslim terrorist Mohammed Merah. The assailant was killed in a shoot-out with police but prior to his capture claimed…
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Added by Fern Sidman on July 9, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments

KOLLEL AYSHEL AVRAHAM HOLDS 6TH CHAG HASMICHA

KOLLEL AYSHEL AVRAHAM HOLDS 6TH CHAG HASMICHA

 

BY: FERN SIDMAN

 

On Sunday morning, June 24th, over 150 people gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suffern, New York to attend the 6th Chag HaSmicha (rabbinical ordination) of the renowned Kollel Ayshel Avraham Rabbinical Seminary of Monsey, New York. Joining the hanhalah, graduates, alumni and guests, were a veritable litany of esteemed Rabbonim who were honored for their highly significant contributions to the…

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Added by Fern Sidman on July 2, 2012 at 10:10pm — No Comments

ANTI-ISRAEL BILLBOARDS TAKEN DOWN IN LOS ANGELES

ANTI-ISRAEL BILLBOARDS TAKEN DOWN IN LOS ANGELES
 
BY: FERN SIDMAN
 
Just several weeks ago, a conglomerate of anti-Israel activists known as the "Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel" was "thrilled" when 23 Los Angeles area billboards featuring their message of "Tell Congress: Spend our Money at Home, Not on the Israeli Military" pictured over the image of an American flag were erected. Just one week later, the billboard operator, CBS…
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Added by Fern Sidman on June 27, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

CELEBRATING YOM YERUSHALAYIM WITH JERUSALEM CHAI

CELEBRATING YOM YERUSHALAYIM WITH JERUSALEM CHAI
 
BY: FERN SIDMAN
 
On Monday evening May 21st, over 600 people gathered at Terrace On the Park in Queens to celebrate "Yom Yerushalayim" (Jerusalem Day) in grand style at the 33rd anniversary dinner of Americans Friends of Ateret Cohanim/Jerusalem Chai. Each year, Ateret Cohanim honors those outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to supporting the re-establishment of thriving Jewish…
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Added by Fern Sidman on June 25, 2012 at 4:47am — No Comments

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