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MK Zoabi Suspended for Calling IDF Soldiers ‘Murderers’

After reviewing video footage of MK Zoabi’s comments at the meeting, the Ethics Committee decided that use of word “murderers" for soldiers acting in the name of the state could not be defended.

Supreme Court President Summons ‘WhatsApp Judge’ to Hearing on Suspension

Interestingly, while not recommending a criminal prosecution, Rivlin's report revealed even more incriminating details about the judge's and the investigator's correspondence in June, July, December, 2017, and February 2018.

Kahlon: Netanyahu Must Resign following an Indictment

"Once the proceedings are exhausted and the attorney general announces he decided to file an indictment against the prime minister – the prime minister would not be able to continue serving as prime minister while under the indictment."

Likud MK Oren Hazan Injured in Car Accident

The accident comes less than a year after Hazan’s driving license was returned after it was suspended for a speeding violation.

Cloudflare Data Center Comes to Tel Aviv

According to its site, Cloudflare makes websites, Saas products, mobile apps, e-commerce stores, and APIs all faster and safer.

20 Dead Sea Scrolls in Major Israeli Antiquities Exhibition in Denver

The exhibition showcases some 600 artifacts unearthed in archaeological excavations in Israel, dating from the biblical period to the end of the Bar-Kokhba Revolt, including a 3-ton stone from the Western Wall.

Defense in Duma Arson/Murder Trial: State Investigation Consisted Entirely of Threats and Violence

"The Shabak was pressed to solve the crime, and in order to do so, it trampled all the basic rights of an Israeli citizen."

Swiss Airline to Offer Direct Flights from Zurich to Eilat

Last August, the Ministry of Tourism said it would offer a €45 per passenger incentive to airlines that fly directly to Eilat.

IDF, US Military Forces Wrap Up Week of Joint Exercises

The U.S. military said the drill served as a dress rehearsal for a joint response to an Iranian missile attack on Israel.

CUFI Tops 4 Million Members In Little More Than a Decade

“Israel continues to be a top priority for this community; their support is both growing and intensifying; and there remains enormous potential ahead.”

Syrian Children No Longer Sleep in Eastern Ghouta

The rumble and roar of air strikes and bombs exploding around them is getting much louder as the children's homes are battered into rubble in Eastern Ghouta.

Israel Moves to Annexation as the Ultimate Solution

Without fanfare or public announcements, the Israeli government has been quietly using laws available to them to create a de facto change on the ground within communities beyond the “green line.”

Sweeten To Taste

In life, we have all sorts of rationalizations for our behaviors – they will make our life, our experience, our homes better, more inviting, larger… but they do not. The “sweetness” is a lure that diminishes our life.

Gain An Embassy, Lose A Capital

Zionism does not want the Old City of Jerusalem. Trump understands that and now we are beginning to hear hints of his Peace Plan. What does his plan include? The internationalization of Jerusalem--We get the embassy and we lose Jerusalem, G-d forbid. That is the danger.

Who Are The Luckiest Jews, Blacks, And Latinos?

Despite the existence of anti-Semites and anti-Semitism in America

I Met Nikki Haley At AIPAC

obvious takeaway from this week’s annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington D.C. is that Ambassador Nikki Haley is more of a superhero than Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

How the Embassy Move Signals Big Changes to the Iran Deal

The embassy issue shared an important structural similarity with the Iran deal: The president must sign periodic waivers to keep either deal alive. Consequently, moving the embassy to Jerusalem turned out to be the perfect issue to show that Trump really would defy the world and nix the Iran deal

80 Minutes With Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett

At a pace of about once every two weeks, we thwart a specific terror attack somewhere in the world. So people tend to be thankful about that.
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Three Rabbis and a Wife

Yishai discusses the future of American Jewry, AIPAC, and of the America-Israel relationship including interviews with Rabbi Steven Pruzansky and Rabbi Yehoshua Fass. Then, Rabbi 'Gotch' Yudin joins Yishai to discuss his visit to Hebron. Finally, Malkah joins the show to talk about Trump and getting ready for Passover.

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‘Not The Horse I Wanted’

In the most nightmarish days, my mother would tell us stories of Yerushalayim. “One day,” she kept telling us, “we will all be in Yerushalayim. There the trees grow candies. The sun always shines and Dovid HaMelech’s harp whispers in the wind.”

The Rubashkin Saga – XI

Rubashkin was treated like no other defendant ever arrested on illegal immigration violations. The federal prosecutors sent marshals to handcuff and shackle him as they led him past a phalanx of waiting photographers and TV crews

The Call

We can be good at many things, but what gives a life direction and meaning is a sense of mission, of something we are called on to do. That is the significance of the opening word of today’s parsha, Vayikra.

The Power Of A Grateful Heart

Rebbetzin Jungreis (a”h) sharing her eternal wisdom. This week on the subjects of kindness, appreciation, and gratitude.

Collapsed Halacha and Moshe’s Mask

Are today’s rulings transformative, or do they promote stagnation? Shall we have prophetic halacha, or collapsed halacha? We have to re-create halacha so that it once again becomes the manifestation of holy deeds that generate marvel and amazement in every part of our lives.

Making Space

For two thousand years in the absence of a Temple its place was taken by the synagogue. Why, if the Torah is timeless, does it devote such space to what was essentially a time-bound structure? The answer is deep and life-transforming,

Answering The Call

We explore life through the lens of Torah through the entire year. Now that Pesach approaches, we pause and listen as this week we hear God's loving call as if For The First Time.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayikra: Happy Sins

Obviously, sin and happy are not words that go together well. But, says Rabbi Yochanan, when people admit to and atone for their sins, that is cause for happiness.

Mysterious Magic

The Tabernacle was more dangerous than the Red Heifer because absolutely everything about its construction and functioning seems so mysterious

Is Halakhic Sophistication Always a Virtue?

Torah thoughts on this week's parsha, Vayakhel-Pekudei

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