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e-Edition: March 24, 2017

Survey: Israeli Jews’ Support for Palestinian State Lowest Ever

There has been a gradual decrease of (Jewish) Israelis' willingness to agree to a withdrawal from Judea and Samaria as part of a peace agreement – from 60% in 2005 to 36% in 2017.

Holocaust Survivor, 86, Returning to Auschwitz with IDF Officers

'I never wished to return to that place of our degradation and annihilation, but to return in the company of our noblest, bravest of the brave – our IDF soldiers, makes my spirit soar with pride and hope.'

MK Glick Suing Netanyahu over Temple Mount Ban

On Monday night, Netanyahu attempted to subvert the pending petition by announcing that he plans to remove the ban in about three months, but Glick was not impressed.

Israeli Design Student Gives the World Washing Machine Cuisine

Gazit acknowledges the humor in his invention, which may be a clever comment on life hacking, but he also stresses that his innovative product also targets less funny social issues, such as homelessness.

Kidnapper of Israeli Girl Gets 6 years in Caucasia

The kidnappers demanded $1 million in ransom.

Borrowing Page from Israel’s Playbook, Hamas Issues Gag Order on Assassination

The Attorney General and the Hamas Ministry of Interior are the only sources authorized to comment on the case.

US Envoy to UN Nikki Haley Tells AIPAC, Israel is America’s Best Friend [video]

"There are no freebies for the Palestinian Authority anymore," warned US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley.

Israeli Scientists Find Mechanism That Causes Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

1 Nisan 5777 – March 27, 2017
Researchers at Tel Aviv University say modifying specific proteins during cancer cell division unleashes a natural killing mechanism.

Copenhagen Jazz Festival Rejects Israeli Musician for ‘Political Reasons’

CFCA asked the organizer if the festival is applying its politics to other nationals or just Israelis.

Regavim Sues UN for Illegal Jerusalem Construction

"It's no secret the UN abuses Israel at every opportunity," says Regavim.

Guggenheim Museum Too Jewish for Abu Dhabi

So the main reason for the killing of this mind-blowing project is fear of retaliation by the local Islamic gentry against big buildings with Jewish names.

High Iodine Deficiency Found in Israel’s First National Survey

High risk of impaired neurological development of fetuses; 62% of school-age children and 85% of pregnant women have low iodine intakes.

Israeli Technology Pulls Water out of Thin Air During AIPAC Conference

1 Nisan 5777 – March 28, 2017
In a showcase of cutting-edge Israeli innovation, famed lawyer and Israel advocate Alan Dershowitz took to the stage at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference and literally pulled water out of thin air.

INTO THE FRAY: Israel- Lost Without a Map?

It is difficult to know what is more disturbing-whether some ministers actually believe in the policy proposals they promote – or whether they don’t—but promote them anyway

Jewish Voice for Peace’s 11 Best Excuses for Inviting a Murderer of Jews

JVP is an anti-Semitic hate group with a most ironic name: It's neither Jewish nor peaceful. JVP invited a convicted Islamic terrorist who assisted in murdering Jews to address and inspire their group

Knesset Passes Law Ending National Service for Foreign Funded anti-Israel NGOs

29 Adar 5777 – March 27, 2017
Historic piece of legislation that ends national service positions for organizations that receive most of their funding from abroad, passes the Israeli Knesset.

World Shrugs as Hezbollah Prepares Massive Civilian Deaths

Hezbollah knows that civilian killed by Israel are a strategic asset. They reportedly offered reduced-price housing to Shiite families who allowed them to store rocket launchers in their homes

Surveillance of Trump: House Now has First BIG Answer to the RIGHT Question

28 Adar 5777 – March 26, 2017
It’s a new world we’re in today, the world of Big Data. The handling of Big Data has been oozing out beyond the boundaries of the Fourth Amendment for some time now. Trump was a victim of this

Half a Palestinian State

On The Bookshelf

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The Perfect Formula

26 Adar 5777 – March 24, 2017
Other nations were created through conquest and an amalgamation of peoples. We, the Jewish people, were born in the cradle of family, Abraham and Sarah, created our very first home. Thia is why the epidemic of splintered families is an epic tragedy.

Encampments & Journeys

25 Adar 5777 – March 23, 2017
In the sanctuary, the specific domain called “the holy” is where we meet God on His terms, not ours. Yet this too is God’s way of conferring dignity on mankind.

A Family Destroying Itself

21 Adar 5777 – March 19, 2017
In this week's treasure from Rebbetzin Jungreis' {zt"l) archives she shares a letter from a family in turmoil. This time it’s not the children who rejected parents but a parent who rejected her child

The Sabbath: First Day Or Last?

19 Adar 5777 – March 17, 2017
The Sanctuary as a human construct, mirrors the Divine creation of the universe. Each creation culminates in the Sabbath placing the sanctity of place in subordinate position to the holiness of time.

Rabbi Soloveitchik and his Paradoxical Influence: An Answer to a Friend

18 Adar 5777 – March 16, 2017
Rabbi Cardozo responds to a letter concerning his article on Rav Soloveitchik (zt"l)

Purim Guide for the Perplexed

14 Adar 5777 – March 12, 2017
Rules, halachot, laws and history for Purim. Have a Happy Purim!

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayikra: Ownership, Chametz and the Sacrificial Conundrum

There is likely some connection between the prohibition of chametz on the altar and the chametz which is more likely on our minds as we rid our homes of this most challenging foodstuff.

A New Year – Parshat HaChodesh

27 Adar 5777 – March 24, 2017
On Shabbat we will read of two events that took place on the first of Nisan.

Connecting To Ourselves

26 Adar 5777 – March 23, 2017
"The Lord settles lonely individuals into the House (Psalms 68:7)." His House that "dwells in the heart of each individual" is meant to provide a place for the lonely; those disconnected from themselves

Vayakhel – What Does It Mean To Be Created In The Image Of God?

Both the mishkan and Shabbat are in this week's parsha. What is the thematic, conceptual connection between the two?

The Patience Of Hillel

27 Adar 5777 – March 24, 2017

Hillel HaZakein

23 Adar 5777 – March 20, 2017

What’s Cooking with Chef Shaul

20 Adar 5777 – March 17, 2017

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