Rocket Lands Near US Embassy in Iraq

A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said. There were no injuries in the attack.

8:00pm: Does Chassidus Ever Expect Us to Sleep Less Than Is Normally Required? Is There a Healthy Need for Ego?

The topics in this week’s 261st episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: Does Chassidus Ever Expect Us to Sleep Less Than Is Normally Required? Is There a Healthy Need for Ego? As an Orthodox Jew Teaching in a Secular School, How Do I Navigate Between Acceptance of All Students, and Normalizing Behavior Forbidden by Torah? Can a Sociopath Do Teshuva? Are There Any Situations When We Can Shake Hands with Someone from the Opposite Gender? Please Explain the Statement That for Certain Souls, like Rashbi, the Temple Was Never Destroyed.

US Birth Rates Hit 32-Year Low, Not Enough to Replace Population

A United States government report released last week showed a record low in the birth rate in the United States for women in their teens and 20s – the lowest rate in 32 years. The 1.73% fertility rate means that today’s US generation is not having enough babies to replace itself. According to experts, a rate of 2.1 births is the baseline for the younger generation to replace the aging population. The US has not achieved this baseline in ten years.

High School Bus Hit by Firebomb in Israel

A bus carrying students from a girls’ religious high school back home after Shabbat was hit by a firebomb Saturday night, setting the vehicle on fire. The incident occurred after the bus dropped off several girls from the Oriyah Ulpana school at Pnei Kedem, an Israeli town northwest of Hevron, in Judea, south of Jerusalem.

Special Edition: Remembering Herman Wouk and His Good Deeds

In this special edition of letters from the Rebbe, we present a series of letters between the Rebbe, and Author Herman Wouk who just passed away. May these letters we are publicizing, be a merit for his soul and bring comfort to his family during the week of shiva. The letters reflect Herman Wouk’s generous and compassionate character and good deeds – especially in the area of chinuch and education.