As of 6:30 p.m. Israel time, United Hatzalah volunteers across the country had treated 87 patients due to injuries related to the storm.
"If Assad fires at our aircraft, we will know how to send him a painful response and destroy his sources of fire no matter what, and we will not exclude him from our response."
Are Israel and Iran on the brink of a confrontation? Is Israel ready for the next war? Are we seeing an emerging New World Order? If this is the end of the “Two-State Solution," what happens next?
"Sure, we could have gone with a stronger team to the Giro," the team manager said, "but we know that between their continuous improvements, their proven mental grit and the backing of their teammates, they will do everything to make it through."
"When the most devastating terrorist attacks on America in the last 20 years come overwhelmingly from people of a single faith and are performed in the name of that faith, a special obligation falls on those that are the leaders of that faith."
Saudi Arabia has carried out nearly 600 executions since the beginning of 2014, more 200 of which were in drug cases, according to HRW.
The tank was successfully rescued and there were no casualties as a result of the incident, other than a few bruised egos.
Mossad is on a mission to thwart a Hamas project that sends scientists and engineers abroad to purchase intelligence and weapons.
The likelihood of the illustrious Sephardi party disappearing from Israel's political map altogether over the prolonged strife between the two leaders, Deri and Yishai, is alarming to the Sephardi religious establishment.
"It is imperative that all of us at Barnard work hard to foster a community in which difficult topics can be discussed in an environment free from fear and hate."
Chief Rabbi Lau responded on Tuesday that the best way to battle anti-Semitism is to immigrate to Israel, but that all Jews in Germany and throughout the Diaspora must continue to wear the kippah and other Jewish symbols.
Parents may have to step up their game and focus on explaining the importance and beauty of the Sabbath. And teachers and rabbis have to start focusing the big picture. Talking about God, hashkafa, and one's love and understanding of Torah is just as important as a brilliant analysis of Tosafos.
Despite appearances, there is “no status quo.” The calm we see is nothing more than an illusion. We are living next to a ticking time bomb, and every minute that passes, facts are being established on the ground. These new facts lead to yet further facts that are pushing the State of Israel off its land.
General Eli Ben Meir was the intelligence officer who, in 2006, overcame resistance from both Israeli and Bush administration intelligence officials, to advocate for the bombing of a Syrian nuclear facility developed by North Korean scientists.
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Israel fully understands that with power and wealth comes responsibility; it does not panic every time it is criticized; and can finally plan for the next 70 years instead of worrying about the next 70 days.
Like the prophets of old, our religious leaders must generate a spiritual revolution, triggering an ethical-religious uproar that shakes the very foundations of the state. Israelis are waiting for such a move, and there is little doubt that their response will be overwhelming. Only then will the Jewish people fully re-engage with its land.
The true definition of holiness is to cross the boundary between heaven and earth. We are forbidden to combine species connecting their lowest common denominators, their purely earthly definitions. We are encouraged to make combinations that allow each world to meet beyond their highest common denominators so that, together, they can connect heaven and earth.
“Remove the blasphemer to outside the camp. All those who heard will rest their hands on his head. The entire congregation will pelt him.” I suggest that the blasphemer was not executed. Rather, he was taken to the scaffold and pelted with a single rock.
A healthy religious society has room for both chakhamim and chasidim, but knows that the latter are generally more to be admired than imitated.