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Atara Arbesfeld is a student at Yeshiva University's Stern College studying Communications and Judaic Studies.

ARTICLES BY: Atara Arbesfeld

September 5, 2012 1:37 am

Late Night with Jew In The City (INTERVIEW)

Contrary to initial assumptions, it was surprising to learn from the eponymous blogger behind the Jew In The City that the website's moniker is NOT...

August 20, 2012 11:16 pm

Two Thieves Who Posed as Chassidic Jews Nabbed In France

French police arrested two suspected thieves who disguised themselves as Orthodox Jews with fake beards on Monday, charging them with robbing a number of jewelry...

August 20, 2012 2:00 pm

Israeli Government Held Secret Meeting With Rabbi Ovadia Yosef On Iran

Last Friday Israeli officials secretly met with political party Shas' spiritual leader Rav Ovadia Yosef and briefed him on the Iranian nuclear threat, according to...

August 19, 2012 3:28 am

Sixteenth Century Women’s Ladino Siddur Republished In Israel

"Women need their own prayer books that are different from men's" according to a 16th century rabbinic ruling by Rabbi Meir Benveniste, who decided to undertake the...

August 17, 2012 4:06 pm

Multi Million Dollar Terrorist Theme Park Brought to you by Hezbollah (VIDEO)

A multi-million dollar theme park funded by Hezbollah will feature "family-friendly" rides and activities that encourage and celebrate terrorism against Israel, according to a documentary...

August 17, 2012 10:36 am

Peruvian Neo-Nazi Group Leader Seeks Jewish Expulsion

Martin Quispe Mayta, the 38-year-old founder of the Andean National Socialism Movement, is posing a threat to Peru's Jewish community as he is attempting to...

August 16, 2012 8:43 pm

Elvis Presley’s Jewish Roots Highlighted on his 35th Yahrtzheit

On the 35th anniversary of his death Thursday, Tablet magazine highlighted something about Elvis Presley that even his die-hard fans probably don't know: he's Jewish! According...

August 15, 2012 9:32 pm

Rabbis Ask Apple To Remove Anti-Semitic “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” From iTunes

The Conference of European Rabbis, an Orthodox rabbinic body, wants Apple to remove an anti-Semitic book being sold for 99 cents on iTunes, according to...

August 15, 2012 7:35 pm

Jewish Actress Mayim Bialik Hospitalized After Car Accident

"Bing Bang Theory" Star Mayim Bialik was injured in a car accident this afternoon in Los Angeles. The accident reportedly occurred between Hollywood Boulevard and La...

August 15, 2012 9:43 am

One of World’s Most Decorated Olympic Gymnasts Lives In Israel, Still Does Her Splits

One of the world's most decorated Olympic medalists is currently living in the country whose capital is known as "the City of Gold." Agnes Keleti,...

August 14, 2012 11:30 pm

CBS Ignores Alleged Inaccuracies in News Report About Israel’s Christians

According to media analysts at CAMERA, CBS's newsmagazine 60 minutes has failed to correct several factual errors about Israeli Christians that were presented during a...

August 13, 2012 6:25 pm

Bugras Bomber Identity Still Unknown, More Details to be Released Tuesday

The latest findings on July's terror attack in Burgas will not be revealed to the public in totality, according to Bularia's Interior Ministry. Some details,...

August 9, 2012 11:11 pm

In Wake of Killer’s Guilt Plea, Statement from Leiby Kletzky’s Parents Offers Hope

On Thursday, a bearded and yarmulke-clad Levi Aron finally pleaded guilty in front of Brooklyn judge Neil Firetog for kidnapping , killing, and dismembering the...

August 9, 2012 4:41 pm

Chilling: Videos of Toulouse Terrorist Standoff Published

French police have begun an investigation into the video leaks of taped exchanges between police and the Toulouse terrorist who killed four at a yeshiva...


TV Host Mario Lopez Visits Western Wall in Jerusalem During Israel Visit

Television host and actor Mario Lopez toured Israel this week and stopped by...

George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety reported on Tuesday. “Never Stop Dreaming:...

Activist Showcases 70 Israeli Destinations in Project for Israel’s Independence Day

A Florida-based pro-Israel activist has launched a project showcasing 70 locations...


What Israel’s Gun Policies Can Teach Americans - As American society has become more polarized in recent years, the debate over gun control has reflected this reality,...

Infighting, Diplomatic Struggles Leave Palestinians in Crisis - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is not having much success lately. Tensions within his own Fatah movement and with Hamas in...


Tel Aviv University to Research ‘Digital Living’ With Stanford ...

Tel Aviv University (TAU) announced the launch of a collaborative initiative with the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University...


Tel Aviv Court Judge Accused of Colluding in Bezeq Case Is Officially Suspe... - Tel Aviv Magistrate Court Judge Ronit Poznansky-Katz has been suspended by Supreme Court President Esther Hayut on Thursday, pending...

Middle East

Palestinians Demand That US Ambassador to Israel Be Put on International Te... - The Palestinian Authority demanded on Thursday that US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman be added to a “global terror list,”...