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Palestinian Authority Donates Medicine to Venezuela while Gaza Faces Pharmaceutical Crisis

28 Av 5777 – August 20, 2017
The PA government which should transfer 40% of its donated medicine in Ramallah to the Gaza Strip, while 60% should remains. Alas, "only around 5% to 7% actually reaches the strip.”


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A Family Tiyul

Court Case Could Set Ominous Precedent For Shuls And Yeshivas

Did Alana Shultz, the fired program director for the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue suffer “adverse employment action”? Was she fired because she was 19 weeks pregnant at her wedding? What broader impact will this have?

Explaining Trump’s Charlottesville Behavior

Trump's 'nucleolus' (fringe supporters) is governed by rage, hatred, a sense of being wronged, and the loathing of others due to race and national origin. They should be numerically insignificant to a man who secured 63 million votes in November 2016.

UNRWA: Perpetuating “Refugee-ism,” Condemning the Palestinians to Refugee Status Forever

If the goal of a future agreement is to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict once and for all, then UNRWA’s current configuration makes a final peace impossible to achieve.

After Charlottesville, What’s Next?

26 Av 5777 – August 18, 2017
In 2017 America, the image of Jews quietly sneaking out of synagogue to avoid persecution is, for the moment, appropriately shocking.

Bernie Sanders’ Jewish Problem

Sanders has a very ugly track record vis à vis Israel and the Jewish people and considers Israeli intransigence to be the principal cause of disharmony and violence in the Middle East.

The Palestinians’ “Creativity for Hate”

Most comments posted by Palestinians and other Arabs in response to the joint Palestinian-Israeli camp vilify the Palestinian girls and their families. The postings brand them as traitors, sluts, filthy people who are not ashamed to be seen in the company of Israeli girls. Then there is the barrage of abuse that is not fit for print.

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The Rubashkin Saga (Part IV)

28 Av 5777 – August 20, 2017
These PETA people are not Orthodox Jews. So, why would they so strongly criticize a kosher packing plant for what they believe to be violations of kosher practice?

The Limits Of Grief

25 Av 5777 – August 17, 2017
The more we learn about the psychology of bereavement and the stages through which we must pass before loss is healed, so more the wisdom of Judaism’s ancient laws and customs becomes ever more clear.

‘I Wasted My Years’

Eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h on the supreme value, and blessing, of building a family

Parashat Re’eh: Traveling to Home Base and Eternal Life

24 Av 5777 – August 16, 2017
While there is no proof of life after death, everything seems to allude to it. Our existence in this world resembles a station at which we arrive when we are born and from which we leave when we die, returning to “home base.”

The Important Things In Life

19 Av 5777 – August 11, 2017
Eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h on achieving a more meaningful existence.

Philosophy Or Prophecy

11 Av 5777 – August 3, 2017
At the heart of Judaism is a twofold understanding of the nature of God and His relationship to the universe.

TORAH SHORTS: Weekly Biblical Thoughts: Parshat Re’eh

25 Av 5777 – August 17, 2017
Our attitude, how we see the world, how we perceive things, how we react, how we internalize the reality around us, that will determine whether we are blessed or cursed. It is completely in our hands.

A Sense of Place

24 Av 5777 – August 16, 2017
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 addresses the sanctity of the Land of Israel

Day School Tuition and the Pierced Slave

23 Av 5777 – August 15, 2017
A society that structures its economic institutions to make all genuine partners fulfills the mitzvah of tzedakah. A society that institutionalizes dependence, no matter how reliably it provides for its dependents, has turned them into pierced slaves

Hearing To See

17 Av 5777 – August 9, 2017
Re'ei is about the opportunity to restore the 'Hearing To See; rejected by Adam and Eve, and again by Israel at Revelation. If we master the higher hearing of Eikev, we will be granted the clear Vision offered in Re'ei.

On The Bookshelf

20 Av 5777 – August 11, 2017

A Jewish Slave In Rome

2 Av 5777 – July 24, 2017

Netanyahus Visit Susita in Golan Heights

24 Av 5777 – August 16, 2017

The Watered Milk

13 Av 5777 – August 4, 2017

Dining Out, Summer Style

16 Av 5777 – August 7, 2017

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