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Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, Leader of Lithuanian Faction, Staunch Opponent of IDF Service, Dead at 86

Since the passing of the IDF enlistment law by Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, Rabbi Auerbach enhanced his struggle against army service.

While We Were Away on Shabbat, US Announced Embassy Move on Israel Independence Day

The Trump administration is considering an offer from pro-Republican billionaire Sheldon Adelson to pay for part of a new embassy in Jerusalem. Rumors put at the size of Adelson's donation at half a billion dollars.

Human Rights Groups Refused to Help 52 Arab Victims of Palestinian Authority Torture

The New Israel Fund, B'Tselem, Rabbis for Human Rights, Yesh Din, Adalah, and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel were among the groups that ignored the plaintiffs' pleas. Some NGOs stated they only help "Palestinian who are suing the State of Israel."

First-Ever Archaeological Evidence of Prophet Isaiah Possibly Discovered in Jerusalem

At about a half-inch wide, the oval-shaped bulla is inscribed in ancient Hebrew script with the name Yesha'yah (the Hebrew name of Isaiah), followed by the word nvy (prophet).

Justice Minister: My Effort to Reshape the Supreme Court Is Complete

When she became Justice Minister, in 2015, Shaked set out to reverse the judicial revolution of former Supreme Court Justice Aharon Barak.

Nikki Haley: Trump’s Peace Plan Almost Ready, Y’all Not Gonna’ Love It

“It's hard for me to see how they would want” a single state, which is why both sides "are pushing toward a two-state” solution.

New Watchtower Checkpoint at Damascus Gate Entrance to Old City of Jerusalem

The new structure is situated on the side of the ramp leading to the entrance into the Muslim Quarter.

Watch Cartoons for Kids in Gaza

“Hamas ensures a violent adulthood when it promotes this content on TV.”

Thousands of IDF, US Troops Prepare to Launch Juniper Cobra 2018

Some of the U.S. troops will remain in Israel until the end of March for further training.

Shaked Picks Conservative Stein, Pro-Consumer Grosskopf, for Supreme Court

Settlement enterprise to breathe a sigh of relief as leftist Justice Yoram Danziger is retired.

Report: Russia Using Syria’s Civil War to Showcase Its Stealth Jet Sukhoi 57

Another explanation to the Russians' decision to transfer the SU-57 to the Middle East might be their concern, even panic, over the US Air Force bombing of a Russian convoy which killed hundreds of mercenaries.

Swastikas on Joshua’s Grave in Samaria on Moses’ Yahrzeit

IDF soldiers from the Ephraim Brigade under the command of Major Dado Ha'Cohen secured the service. Joshua Bin Nun came from the tribe of Ephraim.

It’s Those Canaries Again!

Oxfam, accused of forcing and starving desperate women into prostitution offers one defense: They are not the worst of the NGO’s by any means! Great defense!

A Political Putsch

I think that Netanyahu should go home, but for the right reasons. Netanyahu should go home because he is a strategic danger to the state of Israel. He should not go home because of a political putsch by the Left.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Thinking Outside the Box

A creative solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must start with appreciating the advantages of the hybrid spatial model that has emerged in the West Bank, notably the governmental powers granted to the Palestinian Authority as far back as January 1996 in Areas A and B, and discarding the stillborn paradigm of total separation.

Liberals And Conservatives Are Unhappy For Different Reasons

Unhappy Americans on the right blame the problems inherent to life, and they blame themselves. Unhappy Americans on the left blame America.

It’s Not Too Many Guns, It’s Too Few Prayers

“Guns didn’t suddenly decide to visit mayhem on schools. Guns can’t decide.” But people can. And it’s the people who have changed. It is not guns that kill. It’s the minds of children and adults deprived of Godliness that kill.

When Abusing Children is Considered OK

What exactly are American celebrities endorsing with the embrace of Palestinian teen terror supporter Ahed Tamimi?

‘We Developed A Country Out Of Nothing’ – An Interview with Knesset Member Sharren Haskel

I understood that if I don’t get involved to represent the younger generation and fight for what we believe in, no one will do it instead of us.
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Eating Haman’s Ear

Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to get pre-Purim holy drunk on Torah and to figure out the future of AIPAC as well. Then, Malkah Fleisher joins the show to talk about why Jews eat the sweetened ears of their enemies.

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Turning Pain Into Blessings

Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, advice on dealing with life's crises and agonies

Prayer: The Priestly Or The Prophetic?

The sedrah of Tetzaveh, in which the name of Moses is missing and the focus is on Aaron, reminds us that our heritage derives from both. Moses is a man of history, of epoch-making events.

Amalek: A Warning to the Chief Rabbinate

“Blot out the memory of Amalek” may quite well mean that we are obligated to uproot from within ourselves the ways in which our ancestors dealt with the ancestors of Amalek.

The Rubashkin Saga – X

While we rejoice at the recent release of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin from prison, the series continues this month and beyond.

Chesed And Rachamim In Our Lives (Part Five)

More eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h. This week's column, final installment in a series of 5, considering how to become an agent of chesed (compassion) and rachamim (mercy)-continued from last week.

The Tabernacle’s Lesson

Parshat Terumah begins the seismic shift from the intense drama of the Exodus, with its wonders and epic events, to the detailed narrative of how the Israelites constructed the Mishkan--the Tabernacle. The Nation begins building its HOME.

Choosing The Right Outfit

The questions about appropriate clothing should not begin with the externals, thecostumes, but with our inner lives, our growth, aspirations, beliefs; what do we see when we look at our souls?

SOME KIND OF BLUE? TEKHELET and TRADITION

One can claim with regard to specific halakhic issues that a tradition is binding even though it is not intellectually or spiritually compelling.

Walls of Hesitation…and Walls of Beyond

We can achieve if we only reconnect to that belief that we can succeed only when we reach beyond ourselves rather than hide behind walls of fear-- and hesitation.

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