Parsha Partner – Acharei Mos-Kedoshim

[Download below.] Bring new meaning to your Shabbos seudah by involving your family and guests in discussions on the weekly parsha. Parsha Partner has meaningful divrei Torah and engaging discussion topics for the Shabbos Table. Try to anticipate what the meforshim say about the questions in Table Talk or come up with your own […]

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Bhaktapur, Nepal – His Sorrow Left When Nepalese Photographer Saw Baby’s Rescue

Bhaktapur, Nepal — Nepalese photojournalist Amul Thapa smiled in spite of his hidden pain when he saw the scene he’ll remember always: Rescue workers pulling a 4-month-old boy from the wrecked home where he’d been trapped 20 hours after the earthquake. Sonit Awal’s chubby cheeks were caked in chalky, concrete dust. One tiny fist curled […]


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House Benghazi Panel Gets State Department Documents

The House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, says it has received more than 4,000 pages of documents from a review board appointed by the State Department to investigate the attacks. The State Department says documents from its Accountability Review Board mark the first time that proceedings from such a review […]

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Coalition talks down to the wire as deadline looms


PM Netanyahu has until Wednesday at 8 p.m. to inform President Reuven Rivlin that he has formed a government.

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Atlanta, GA – Police Kill Woman Who Fired At Them From Inside Patrol Car

Atlanta, GA — Police officers in Atlanta fatally shot a woman who first fired at them while sitting in the back of a patrol car Thursday, authorities said. Two officers were investigating a call about a stolen car Thursday afternoon when they saw a woman sitting inside the vehicle in a parking deck, said Major […]


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New York – Bratton Defends ‘Broken Windows’ Policing But Will Compromise

New York — New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said on Thursday he was reforming the department’s “broken windows” policy of targeting low-level crimes as a way to prevent more serious offenses from happening. Bratton, who was one of the first big-city commissioners to implement “broken windows” when he was New York’s top cop […]


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IG: IRS Takes Significant Steps to Stop Tea Party Targeting

The IRS has taken “significant actions” to stop agents from targeting political groups based on their names and policy positions, according to a report issued Thursday by the government watchdog who disclosed the inappropriate activity two years ago. The agency’s inspector general says the IRS is doing a better job processing applications for tax-exempt status. […]

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Scant Details From Freddie Gray Death Probe Disappoint Protesters

The refusal of authorities to provide more than a few sketchy details about the Freddie Gray investigation may be legally appropriate, but many people in Baltimore were finding it hard to be patient Thursday as police revealed nothing about the internal investigation they turned over to the state’s attorney’s office. Nearly two weeks after his […]

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New York – Industry Groups Sue To Stop NYC’s Plastic Foam Container Ban

New York — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to ban plastic foam containers such as to-go cups and meal trays was politically motivated, out of step with a New York City law and should be stopped by a state supreme court judge, according to a coalition of restaurant, manufacturing and lobbying groups that filed a […]


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Baruch Rofeh Cholim: Terror Victim Shira Klein is Discharged from Hadassah Hospital

B’chasdei Hashem, Ms. Shira [bas Ada] Klein, 20, was released from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital on Thursday morning 11 Iyar. Klein was seriously injured in a vehicular terrorist attack that claimed the life of Shalom Yochai Sherki HY”D. Klein was released two weeks after the attack. She is transferred to the Tel Hashomer Hospital rehabilitation […]

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