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Bad News: 2017 Data Show Dramatic Drop in Construction Starts

During the same period in 2016 there were 13,829 new apartment starts, reflecting a 26.3 percent decline over a 12-month period.

DC Councilman Takes It Back: Rothschilds Aren’t Controlling the Climate After All

After the Washington Post had reported the bizarre attack on Sunday, White said he had been approached by Jews United for Justice, who helped him "understand the history of comments made against Jews."

Putin Not Insulted by Trump’s Failure to Congratulate his Election Victory

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday dutifully sent his congratulatory message to President Putin.

Spanish BDS Suing Jewish Group for ‘Intimidation’ over Resisting Boycott

"We were expelled 500 years ago, but that will not happen again. Not under our watch."

IDF Preparing for Friday’s ‘Million Men March’ on Gaza Strip Border Fence

Using various technological means, the IDF will try to remain one step ahead of Friday's demonstrators and prevent the escalation of the security situation in the Gaza Strip.

Distraught Bennett Asks Ron (2-State or Bust) Lauder: ‘What Are You Doing? What Are You Doing?’

Estée Lauder had another, smarter boy, Leonard, but she made him run the company – leaving Ronny to mess with Israeli Jews from the safety of his New York City bastion.

Greenblatt Begging Abusive Abbas to Return to Negotiations

Greenblatt's choice not to declare that the Abbas slur effectively disqualified him from joining the negotiations table was described by King Solomon: "As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly."

Gies College ‘James Scholars’ Visit Israel to Learn Business Tools from ‘Innovation Nation’

"This unique program kick-starts their learning and gives them the tools they need to continue our University’s legacy of innovation.”

Report: European Union-Funded Arab School Built in Heart of Hebron Hills Archaeological Site

"Construction of a school on a protected archaeological site, with EU funding, is a gross and blatant violation of the High Court's decision, as well as a violation of the European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage."

Saudi Women Can Choose ‘Respectful, Modest’ Attire Without an Abaya, Says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived Monday in Washington DC on a two-week, coast-to-coast visit which will include a stop in Silicon Valley as well as the series of meetings with Trump administration officials.

Palestinian Authority’s Abbas Calls US Ambassador David Friedman a ‘Son of a B—‘

"[Friedman] said, 'They're building on their own land.' The son of a b—, they're building on their own land? He himself is a settler, and his entire family are settlers."

Friedman Scolds Palestinian Authority Leadership on Silence Over Terrorist Murders of Israelis

"Such brutality and no condemnation from the PA! I pray for the families and the wounded – so much sadness."

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.

Stephen Hawking and a Great Man’s Imperfections

Stephen Hawking’s death is the loss of a great man, but a man with great flaws.

Make the Iraqi Jewish Archive a gateway between Arabs and Jews

For Jews and non-Jews around the world, these materials could serve as a testament to good relations shared in the past and serve as an entry point in exploring how ties can become vibrant once again.

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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