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New York Jewish Campers Safe After Whitewater Rafting Scare

Girls who missed their designated exit on the river continued south four miles to the next one as they were instructed, and got out safely.

Shin Bet Denies Reza Aslan Allegations

"The claims ... were thoroughly investigated and were found to be lacking any basis in reality," the Shin Bet said.

Israeli Defense Budget Set for Massive Increase

“The combination of our strong defense capabilities and our strong economy will increase Israel’s equity."

IDF Closes Probe Into ‘Black Friday’ Battle During 2014 Gaza War

"The forces did not act out of a desire for revenge but to try and foil [Goldin's] kidnapping."

Belgian Citizen Arrested at Jordanian Border, Said to Be Member of PFLP, Has Ties to Hezbollah

In 2015, the suspect traveled to Lebanon where he received military training with Hezbollah.

No ‘Real Deal’ with Hamas, Without Captives Returned from Gaza

The family of fallen IDF officer Hadar Goldin hopes to block the interim ceasefire with Hamas.

The Day After Westminster: 700 Live Terror Investigations in UK

Security forces in the UK foiled 13 Islamist plots since March 2017, including one this past July.

Israeli Forces Foil Bombing, Arrest Terror Suspects in Judea & in Samaria

Attention to detail and an alert stance saved lives in Samaria, where pipe bombs threatened Jews.

Doctors Beyond Borders: Israel’s Secret Fight to Save Syrian Lives

On February 16th, 2013, an IDF squad was carrying out a routine patrol on the Syrian border, when suddenly the patrol commander noticed something very strange...

Australian Senator Calls for ‘Final Solution’ to Muslim Immigration

“The majority of Muslims in Australia of working age do not work and exist on welfare."

Jerusalem Court Rules Eritrean Defectors May Be Deported

The court cited a recent Swiss ruling ,which decreed that deporting Eritrean asylum seekers evading military service was “both lawful and reasonable.”

239 North American Olim Land in Israel

The group includes 27 medical professionals, 13 Jewish community professionals, and 57 lone soldiers.

New AMCHA Report: A Paradigm Shift In How To Address And Put An End To Harassment Of Jews On Campus

There is a different kind of harassment, directed at Jewish students not as Jews but rather as representatives and supporters of Israel. It is also antisemitism but is distinctive from classic antisemitism such as swastikas and anti-Jewish hate speech.

The Flames of Envy

The achievements of others can either inspire us to excel or foster envy that brings destruction. The choice is ours and the Islamic world has chosen the latter.

Israel’s Arabs Must Make a Choice

As the Arab tribes in the artificial Arab states murder each other, the seditious among Israeli Arabs are demanding isolationist "national" recognition, and are even trying to teach us about democracy.

The World on Israel

With all the Jewish People have been through, you would expect now an unshakable moral commitment toward the Jewish state. Instead, Israel is held to a double standard by the world.

Lauder’s NY Times Op-Ed Misrepresents World Jewry

Ronald Lauder’s position is stale, irrelevant, and not reflective of today’s reality.

Hold the Heated Rhetoric, Please

Israeli democracy has strong institutions and foundations, and there are reasonable points of view on all sides of the current debates. Don’t paint every political issue as an apocalyptic turning point.

There’s Hardly Any Anti-Semitism In Russia – Thanks To Putin? – An Interview with...

It’s very much in style and cool to be Jewish in Russia today. In the past, people were afraid to let others know they were Jewish; today, they are very proud – and many non-Jews want to be part of it too.
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Praying at Satmar in Vienna

Where Yiddish makes sense! Yishai is in Vienna and prays at Satmar where he feels strangely comfortable. Yet when he gets back to the hotel he sees Israeli news where police are fighting with the Ultra-Orthodox in the streets. Join Yishai in thinking about the meeting point between the Exile/Diaspora and Redemption/Israel in the meeting point between East and West in Europe.

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Why I LOVE Sefaradi Selichot

my reply to those who seem to groan when they hear about the 40 days of Selichot, my answer is that I love them and look forward each year to reciting them

From Montana to New Square: Breaking Out of My Bubble

What is true for getting out of our geographical bubble is equally if not more true for breaking through our religious bubble. We live under artificial labels and tend to limit our religious exposure to those who think, practice and observe just like us. When we pigeonhole ourselves we deprive ourselves from taking the best of what different Torah groups and cultures have to offer.

ABC’s of Elul

The last month of the Jewish calendar is actually the most important – serving as preparation for the High Holidays.

On Not Being A Victim

Remarkably, despite the exiles and horrors of history, Jews did not see themselves as victims. This is the message Moses imparts throughout sefer Devarim: Never define yourself as a victim

Why Is There So Much Chutzpah Nowadays?

Chazal tell us that brazenness will increase during the pre-Messianic period. And yet, a pillar of Torah life is deference to the previous generation. So how do we reconcile the two points and explain the level of chutzpah among us?

Five Weeks For A Shidduch Suggestion

The mitzvos teach a Jew restraint and free him from the servitude of things having to materialize instantaneously. Jewish family life presents the apogee of constraint. The message presents itself over and over again and is so clear.

Before Judging

The primary quality of anyone judging another is that the judge first know how to judge himself. If he cannot honestly examine his own behavior, how can he possibly judge someone else's?

Parshat Shoftim: The Truth Isn’t Always Easy to Find

Our powers of self-justification mean money is as much a danger for us as for a judge. Given two options, we, like Rashi’s judges, will become sure, the claim which benefits us is also the truer claim. Like Rashi’s judges, we need to guard ourselves from slipping away from truth without realizing it.

A Sense Of Place

This week's portion, Re'ei, speaks of our need for a sense of place, how difficult it often is to find, and how we must protect others' sense of place. It also guides us in how to manage the experience of no place

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Re’eh: Spilling Blood and Spilling Water

In view of the seeming sanctity that the Torah imparts to blood, why would it tell us to spill animal blood indiscriminately?

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