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Staten Island Jewish Community Launches Growth Initiative


The Willowbrook community of Staten Island continues to attract young families to re-locate and join the growing community.


Comprising of representatives of the schools, Shuls, shops, Jewish Community Center, and other institutions, the mission of the Staten Island Growth Committee is to inspire new families to move to the neighborhood. 

Incentives include discounts on Shul memberships and tuition, and coupons to the local stores and JCC.

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Israel: Advanced Missile Defense System Successfully Tested

Israel said Tuesday that it has successfully tested the country’s advanced missile defense system capable of defending against long-range ballistic missile threats.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured an Israeli aerospace facility following the test and leveled a thinly veiled warning at Iran, just days after Israel struck Iranian military targets in neighboring Syria.

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Rav Gershon Edelstein Gives Special Video Address To Dirshu Convention

Rav Gershon Edelstein is a man of few words, but when he does speak, every word carries weight.

In an unprecedented development, the venerated Rosh Yeshiva of Ponevezh gave an unexpected video message to the thousands of participants at the Grand Melava Malka expressing his joy over the fact that they were celebrating the completion of Chelek Gimel and beginning Chelek Daled of Mishnah Berurah. 

When Rav Gershon was told about the multitudes of lomdei Dirshu who will be completing Shas next year with bechinos and that Dirshu would celebrate their accomplishments with massive siyumim in Eretz Yisroel, England, France and South Africa, culminating in an enormous siyum at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, in mid-February, 2020, the Rosh Yeshiva expressed his great joy.

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LOOK: This Shul In Turkey Has Something You Have Never Seen Before Under Every Single Seat [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

The main shul in Sisli, a neighborhood of Istanbul in Turkey is under extreme security measures in order to protect the welfare of its worshipers. Recently, a group of Charedim from Israel were booking a trip to the region and were told by their travel agent that should they want to visit the main shul, they would need to send copies of their passports to the shul’s office, otherwise, they would not be allowed to visit.

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DAY 2 OF YARCHEI KALLAH: Tu B’shvat Heralds New Beginnings In Limud Hatorah As Participants Pack The Beis Medrash [PHOTOS]

Tu B’Shvat, the new year for the trees, marked an auspicious beginning for the intense limudim of Agudath Israel of America’s Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah. The day started early, particularly for those who took advantage of the opportunity to leave the hotel 75 minutes prior to neitz hachama to daven at the Kosel.

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