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Haifa U. Reveals Role of Pigeons in Turning the Negev Green 1,500 Years Ago

A new study at the University of Haifa shows the first archaeological evidence of the role of pigeons in Byzantine agriculture in the Negev: reclamation and fertilization of vineyards and orchards.

Rafael Reveals Products on Display at India’s Land, Naval & Homeland Security Systems Exhibition

Defexpo India prides itself on "clearly steering the path of steady growth" in the business of killing enemies. The 2016 exhibition was attended by 63 delegations from 58 countries.

WhatsApp Co-Founder: Time to #DeleteFacebook

Last year, a former Facebook VP, Chamath Palihapitiya, shared her "tremendous guilt" for bringing into the world tools "that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works."

High Court Takes Off Gloves, Warns Bedouin Councils: Collect Property Taxes or Lose Funding

Following a Regavim petition against Bedouin councils which never collected property taxes, the High Court rules if there is no collection by August, a parallel amount will be deducted from the councils' state funds.

Report: Israeli Bureaucracy Might Delay US Embassy May 14 Move

It's supposed to be the crowning glory of Israel's 70th anniversary celebrations, but Israeli bureaucracy may be delaying the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

The Secret Operation Revealed a Decade Later

IDF operational details from Operation Out of the Box which destroyed a Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007.

A Race Against Time: The Story of How Israel Decided to Bomb Syria’s Nuclear Reactor

Former Defense Minister MK Amir Peretz tells his part in the story leading up to the attack...

Israel Lifts Censorship, Confirms 2007 Attack on Syrian Nuclear Reactor

The operation to destroy the reactor, code-named “Operation Out Of The Box” was carried out by fighter jets following an intensive intelligence operation over a continued period of time, and removed a nuclear threat from Israel and the entire region.

8 Arrested in Old City of Jerusalem for Ignoring Murder of Adiel Kolman

Two of the detainees were released after questioning. The Jerusalem Magistrates Court ordered the other six suspects released to house arrest following their arraignment on Tuesday.

‘Divine Cleaning Team’ at the Western Wall Busy on the Job

Twice a year the Rabbi of the Western Wall oversees collection of "God's Mail" in order to make way for the next half-year's onslaught to come.

Female Jewish Editor Joins National Geographic, First Time Ever

Goldberg observed that she herself is a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination at the magazine she leads today.

Zionist ‘Nachas’

The existence of a Jewish army, like the state it defends and protects, is a Divine gift

For Israel, Failure is not an Option

Israel is ranked as the world’s eleventh most happy nation. It is also one of the most powerful and innovative countries in the world. When you know the Israeli People you know why

Accusing Putin of anti-Semitism

To accuse Putin of anti-Semitism and linking him with the dark forces of Russian Jew baiting because of an ad lib comment taken out of context mentioning Jews amongst others is utter madness.

European Officials: Apologists for Arab-Islamic Repression, Terrorism

How is it possible that the world's highest Catholic authority does not feel any urgency to denounce the avalanche of anti-Semitism and hate coming from the Islamic authorities, but sent Iran a letter of support?

INTO THE FRAY: AIPAC & the Progressives’ “Uncompelling” Case

In pursuit of bipartisanship AIPAC should strive to persuade “progressives”, not pander to them”; to convert them, not co-opt them. Convince them not conform to their agenda.

Reframing the Middle Eastern and Palestinian Refugee Crises

There are two Middle Eastern refugee crises currently vying for resources and attention: Syria but in fact extends from Libya to Afghanistan and the Palestinian and has supposedly been going on since 1948. The former is legitimate.

Azerbaijan ‘Pioneered’ Israeli Ties with Muslim World

Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to the United States Elin Suleymanov discusses Jerusalem, Iran and its strong ties with Israel
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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,

Are Sacrifices Essential to Judaism? 

Why is the act of sacrifice so powerful psychologically?  Why do human beings naturally express themselves religiously through sacrifice, whether they are expressing fear or gratitude?

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

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