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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."

‘Increase Internal Security, Protect Law-Abiding Citizens’ Says Nonogenarian Immigrant Victor Rousso

He urged Israeli leaders to "do what is right according to Jewish Law... History has proved that negotiations with a government training its citizens to kill all Jews is useless."

KLA-Tencor to Purchase Yavne Based Orbotech for $3.4 Billion

Orbotech was founded in 1981 by a team of engineers at Electro-Optical Industry led by Shlomo Barak, who was developing electro-optical systems for military use.

Poland Cancels Ceremony After Israeli Mayor Won’t Delete Passage on Collaboration from Speech

The mayor of Kiryat Bialik was scheduled to speak at a ceremony in Poland, but the Poles reviewed his speech and demanded he delete a section on Poles handing Jews to the Nazis. The mayor refused and was canned.

It’s Official: Elor Azaria’s Early Release Date Set

The IDF's prison parole committee agreed to an early release, though not as early as Azaria wanted...

56 Out of 73 Million Russian Voters Prefer Putin

Voter turnout for the Russian presidential election reached 67.49% as of 10:45 AM, Monday, Moscow Time, with 73,432,312 people voting.

Cognitive Dissonance: INSS Recommends 2-State Solution While Admitting Inevitable Hamas Takeover

It is disheartening that recommendations for the preservation of Israel's "Zionist vision of a Jewish, democratic, secure, and ethical state" while ignoring Hamas' Hitlerist designs on the Jewish State's very existence.

IDF Raids Illegal Weapons Factory

During the night IDF soldiers also confiscated tens of thousands of shekels believed to have been intended for use in rewarding individuals who commit terrorist attacks.

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.

Two Pinocchio’s for Bibi

WaPo made an unequivocally intellectually honest attempt to examine the issue of Palestinian terror funding and Netanyahu was inaccurate.

Reborn Israel Has Settled the “Jewish Question”

Modern-day anti-Semites channel their Jew-hatred into the more politically correct avenue of so-called anti-Zionism. By conflating Zionism with racism and alleged human rights abuses, they attempt to delegitimize the very existence of the state of Israel.

80 Minutes With Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett

At a pace of about once every two weeks, we thwart a specific terror attack somewhere in the world. So people tend to be thankful about that.
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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,

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

Is Halakhic Sophistication Always a Virtue?

Torah thoughts on this week's parsha, Vayakhel-Pekudei

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