Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
About the Author: Yishai Fleisher is the Contributing Editor and PR manager at the JewishPress.com, and Israel's only English language broadcast radio show host (Galey Yisrael 106.5FM). Yishai is an Israeli Paratrooper, a graduate of Cardozo Law School, and the founder of Kumah ("Arise" in Hebrew), an NGO dedicated to promoting Zionism and strengthening Israel's national character. Yishai is married to Malkah, they have two children, and they live on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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The belief in the power of the evil eye and the desire to ward off its deleterious spell are rooted firmly in Jewish historical consciousness. Indeed, the Talmud is replete with numerous references to the notion of ayin hara and takes its existence for granted.
The rebbe had told Meir and Yehudah to take turns, but that wasn’t working out so well.
The Obama Administration plan is very simple, assuming that everything goes smoothly–which of course it will not.
Two things I miss in Israel: Sunday and Snow
You don’t see my kind of loss in America as much as you do here, in Israel.
Palestinian Authority influential businessman Sam Bahour wrote New York City’s outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “Thank you, but no thank you” after Hizzoner said he would donate award money of $1 million to “promote commerce between the people in Palestine and the people in Israel.” Bahour wrote, “’Commerce between the people in Palestine and the people […]
Several Haredi residents in Beit Shemesh have confessed to police investigators that they gave the identification cards to others to vote in their place, Israel radio reported. On Election Day, police confiscated approximately 200 identification cards and disguises. Attorney General Yehudah Weinstein appealed to the courts to violate the recent elections in Beit Shemesh, and […]
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Friday morning and into the afternoon following his talks with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas Thursday night. The snowstorm that has literally placed Jerusalem under siege forced Kerry to alter his plan to talk twice with the Prime Minister, once before […]
A European Union official said that its Political and Security Committee has approved a policy to offer Israel and the Palestinian Authority an aid package that could be worth billions of dollars if they sign an agreement, Haaretz reported. The official, who insisted on anonymity, said the European Union will announce the policy on Monday […]
Chief Rabbi David Lau said has urged Jerusalem families to open their doors and host drivers and passengers stranded in the mammoth snowstorm that has closed highways out of the city and buried the capital under 18 inches of snow. He also said that efforts to rescue people stranded on highways must continue during Shabbat, […]
Robert Levinson, a former Jewish FBI agent, was working directly for the CIA on a mission in Iran when he was last seen in 2007, the Associated Press stated in an investigative report. The U.S. government has claimed that Levinson, who is married and has seven children, traveled to the Iranian resort island of Kish […]
The Foreign Ministry has notified Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter that its consulate offices in Philadelphia will remain open following reports that they were to be closed. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman sent to the mayor a copy of the letter via Mid-Atlantic Regional Consul General Yaron Sideman, who was attending a board meeting of the Jewish […]
The Union for Reform Judaism has sold off half of its headquarters in New York and is investing $1 million from the proceeds to overhaul its youth programming. The sale of one of the union’s two floors at its midtown Manhattan headquarters closed on Wednesday; Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the movement’s president, announced the sale in […]
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Tears come down as I ponder the history of the self-sacrifice that this place engenders in our people.
At least 6-8 of my close friends left Israel over the course of the last seven years.
The hook that finally got me to Ukraine was a conference about antisemitism. Yes, it is ironic, and maybe bold: a conference about antisemitism in Ukraine.
As many people are looking for a way to connect with Tisha B’Av, a new inspirational video featuring Rabbi Menachem Nissel, Rabbi Dovid Gottleib and Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky will be made available to the public in order to be help inspire as many people as possible. A brief, exciting preview of the video has been created in […]
Now I felt totally dejected, because I realized how doubly hard it will be to detach Jews from New York.
I had been curious about Orthodox Union’s annual Jewish Communities Fair, and so while on tour in America, I joined the hungry Modern-Orthodox masses as they searched for new communities and a new life in far flung American locales – but not in Israel
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