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? Thursday, October 19, 2017


Rav Kook’s ‘The Caged Lion’

Like the lions in Rabbi Kook’s poem, may we also find the longing for freedom.

The Super Narishkeit Bowl

After all, who has time to sit in the dark and watch narishkeit? We have a country to build.

Teach Your Children About Eretz Yisrael

The Torah commands, 'Honor thy father and thy mother, in order that thy days be long upon the Land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.'

Draft Diaspora Jews into the IDF!

If we can’t forcibly draft Diaspora Jews, then it’s up to them to enlist on their own.

Rabbis! Lead the Way in Battle!

The Rabbis of the religious Zionist community serve in the army; why shouldn’t Haredi Rabbis also be brave examples for their students?

The Complainers are Alive and Well in America

To all my blogger colleagues in America: if you want to complain about things in Israel, at least come live here, and play your part in the building.

What’s the Point of Celebrating Tu B’Shvat in Exile?

Without Eretz Yisrael, the Torah is a shrunken, truncated, mini-version of the complete Torah of Eretz Yisrael.

Redemption Can Come Even through the Non-Religious

The previous two redemptions began when the Jews were very deficient in mitzvah observance.

I’m Not Voting for Obama, that’s for Sure

“How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” King David asks. The answer is that we can’t.

My Vote Won’t Help Sell Out the Land of Israel

By sitting in a Netanyahu-led government the Jewish Home would be an accomplice to the theft of the Land of Israel.

I’m Not Such a Bad Guy After All!

The novel, Tevye in the Promised Land, won the Israel Ministry of Education Award for Creativity and Jewish Culture.

Voters Beware!

Don’t cast your vote for a party that condemns Torah values and honest and dedicated people who have led the way in the education of our youth and the settlement of Eretz Yisrael.

Break on Throuuuuugh!

Rashi informs us that 80 percent of the Jews in Egypt were stricken to death during the plague of darkness because they didn’t want to leave the cesspools of Egypt and go to the Land flowing with milk and honey.

Why Not Stay in Egypt?

The meaning of the Exodus is that Hashem chose the Jewish people to be His special Holy nation.

Would American Jews Have Told Moses to Get Lost?

The darkness of materialism is so great, who can fight against it?

Who’s Afraid of David Dukes’ Dukes?

We don’t want to rule over the goyim. We are to be their teachers, that’s all.

Orthodox Sweep Elections in Israel!

The only thing preventing it from becoming a reality is the tragic fact that so many Orthodox Jews prefer living in the Diaspora.

I Love Jewish Women!

Our sages teach it was the women of Israel that saved the nation from Egypt.

Shovavim and the Secret of Good Health and Happiness

A discussion of various practices related to the shovavim period.

This Week’s Bible Quiz

Mount Sinai was to be a temporary stopover to pick up the Torah, but the goal of the Exodus was to bring the Jews to Israel.

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