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Yearly Archives: 2011

Terrorist Killed

Israeli airforce struck at terrorists preparing to launch rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip this Friday, killing 21-year-old Muaman Abu-Daf . The IDF...

Middle East Wrap-Up: No Deals with Hamas, Attack on Sudan Convoy

Netanyahu said: “If Hamas joins the Palestinian government, I will not hold peace negotiations."

Ludwig Blum’s Israel

Ludwig Blum (1891 – 1974) was a deeply complex artist who walked the fine line between pure aesthetics and a radical artistic view of the Zionist enterprise. He clearly loved to paint, make beautiful images and provide aesthetic pleasure.

Political Scandal, Public Emptiness And America’s Soul

We have seen this movie before. Already, Herman Cain is off the front pages, but there will remain readily accessible political scandals to enjoy in the wings. Ironically, whatever the particulars of these chronic humiliations, all of them will commonly disclose far more serious shortcomings about their "audience" than about their subjects.

Why Hamas Wants To Join the PLO

Those who think that Abbas's invitation to Hamas to join the PLO is a positive step for the peace process are deluding themselves.

More On A Lack Of Hakaras Hatov

Readers respond to the letter from Wounded In-Laws (Magazine 12-2-2011)

It’s My Opinion: Heroes Young And Old

Teresa Gonzalez was recently attacked while backing out of a driveway in Hialeah, Florida. She was dragged from her vehicle, kicked and beaten with a gun. But the carjacker was to get the surprise of his life.

Young Israel Of Bal Harbour Shabbaton With Rabbi Yagen

Young Israel of Bal Harbour is planning an inspiring scholar-in-residence weekend for parshah Vayechi.

MK Hatovely Addresses Miami Beach Audience

MK Tzipi Hatovely addressed a Chabad “Lunch and Learn” event on December 14 in Miami Beach.

South Florida’s Jewish Radio Show Changing Stations

After 25 years on South Florida’s airwaves, “Shalom South Florida” is changing stations. Beginning Sunday, January 1, the program can be enjoyed every Sunday morning on WSBR-740AM, from 9:30-10:30.

Local Executive Attends OU Conference

Forty executive directors, including Reva Homnick of Hollywood, attended the Fourth Annual OU Executive Directors Conference, presented by the OU’s Karasick Synagogue Services Department.

Torah Academy Of Boca Raton To Purchase New Campus

Last week, Torah Academy of Boca Raton announced its intent to purchase a 2.5 acre campus just 300 yards from the current facility.

Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy Launches Project

The RASG Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach recently launched Project Hemshech. The new project places young rabbis who primarily study in kollel to study with 12th grade students from local Jewish Day Schools.

Are We Better Off With Iraq in Turmoil?

With the U.S. troops gone, the power struggle in Iraq is reaching new levels.

Signing On Shabbat

Question: What should a person do if he brings a relative to the hospital on Shabbat and is asked to sign his name? Can he sign if the hospital will not admit the patient otherwise?

Before The Deluge: Jews Of The Mediterranean Islands (Part III)

Findings in catacombs confirm the existence of Jews on Malta from the time of the Roman Empire until late in the Middle Ages. They came from Alexandria to this important crossroads on their way to Italy.

Life Is Like A Video Game

For most of his life, Yaakov Avinu suffered tests, trials and tribulations. It seems his days were spent moving from adversity to crisis. Clearly he didn’t have it easy, and the suffering took its toll.

The Tyranny Of The Minority

“This is not the good old Likud that we know,” sighed the party’s veteran princes. “Where is Begin’s liberalism?” cried the journalists. “Where is the Jabotinsky splendor?” “We must guard against the tyranny of the majority.” “Democracy is in danger!” “A murky wave threatens Israel’s democracy!” “A dark Feiglinite dictatorship.”

Vayigash: Kindness Amid Suffering

Hashem’s kindness is limitless, and even when He administers judgment, it is tempered with kindness.

Why Was Yaakov Avinu Reciting Krias Shema?

In this week’s parshah, Yaakov is reunited with his son Yosef after having being separated from him for 22 years.

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