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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Egypt Receives $700 Million in Oil Aid – Monthly

April 23, 2014 - 10:13 PM
 
Kerry’s Talks Achieve Peace Between Hamas and Fatah

April 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
 
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

April 23, 2014 - 11:18 AM
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
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Confessions of a Brain Surgeon

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

While my writing may be blunt and painful to some, I don’t blame the Jews in the Diaspora for their misunderstanding of what the Torah is really all about.

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New Diaspora Religion: Bagelism

Posted on: December 2nd, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Pure Judaism? Without the Land of Israel? Sorry, but that isn’t Judaism. It’s a new religion.

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A Black Day for American Jews

Posted on: November 29th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Diaspora Jewry should examine their role in Israel's failures to combat Palestinian moves at the UN.

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Israeli soldiers stand face-to-face with Palestinian protesters dressed as Santa Claus.
 

Don’t Let Santa Fool You

Posted on: November 28th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Just so the jolly little elves and white-bearded Santas don’t fool you, it pays to recall the truth about Christianity.

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The Ali and Joe Frazier fight in Manila, Philippines, October 1, 1975. Ali won the fight on a decision to retain the title. Frazier was arrested for drunken driving.
 

Don’t Feel Bad! We Didn’t Lose the War!

Posted on: November 27th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Hamas's celebrations of victory are based on fantasy and lies, and their joy won’t last when we hit them ten times as hard the next time.

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Of Course I Celebrate Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 22nd, 2012

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For a Jew, everyday is Thanksgiving!

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Letters to My Son in Gaza: Jihad Must Be Destroyed!

Posted on: November 21st, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Dear Son, Do not be confused. Know who the enemy is. With all the meaningless talk of peace agreements and cease fires, the satanic enemy continues to fire rockets of destruction and blow up buses filled with innocent civilians. In the same breath, they demand that Israel end the assassination of its leaders, as a […]

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Israeli soldiers conducting morning service on the Gaza border, Monday, November 19, 2012.
 

Dear Abba: They Won’t Send Us in

Posted on: November 20th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

We learned in Lebanon that we can’t defeat the enemy with our Air Force alone. What’s the point of a truce that will last for three weeks until Hamas fires more rockets at Israel?

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I Love the Smell of Missiles in the Morning

Posted on: November 20th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Some people like the smell of napalm in the morning, but I love the smell of missiles.

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Israeli soldiers along the border are preparing their tanks for a possible ground operation inside the Gaza Strip.
 

No Ceasefire, My Son, Finish the Job!

Posted on: November 19th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

This past year, the government of Syria has slaughtered 50,000 truly innocent civilians. Does the world give a damn? No.

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Letter to Our Son After Shabbat

Posted on: November 18th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

So know that I am with you. So is your mother. The whole Shabbat, she waited for the moment she could turn on the radio to learn what was happening.

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Hiroshima on My Mind

Posted on: November 16th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

These “civilians” are not “innocent.”

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Letter to Our Son in Gaza

Posted on: November 16th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

What do you say to your son as he waits on the outskirts of Gaza? This is the message that I sent him.

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We Are Seeing Moshiach in Action!

Posted on: November 15th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

The “Amud HaAnan” Operation which Tzahal has now undertaken is intended to protect our beleaguered citizens in the south. But it is much more than that.

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I Love Tel Aviv

Posted on: November 14th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Strolling around Tel Aviv and seeing how the words of our Prophets have come to pass in our generation, is as much of a spiritual experience as spending a day in the holy city of Tzfat.

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More Beautiful than Everest

Posted on: November 13th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Last week, I drove with my wife toward the coastline to do a little seaside touring. As we were driving there, she mentioned that someone in her family was going for a vacation to Austria. “Austria?” I blurted, nearly losing control of the wheel. “Why would any Jew in Israel want to go to Austria?”

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Over Here, my Rain Is Happy!

Posted on: November 12th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Before Shabbat, the Heavens opened with a symphony of thunder and lightning, and the great blessing of rain washed over the Land of Israel in answer to our prayers. Like I do every year with the very first rain, I hurried outside and danced in joy, laughing happily as the raindrops splashed on my face.

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Don’t Tell My Wife!

Posted on: November 11th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

We spent Shabbat in Ashkelon, visiting my wife’s parents. On Motzei Shabbat, my wife stayed in Ashkelon (in the red glare of the rockets fired from Gaza) so that she could take her mother for a medical treatment in the morning. I drove back to Yerushalayim with my children. Along the way, we passed a stretch of fertile farmland. The heavenly rains that had fallen during Shabbat seemed to have awakened the earth, and the pungent aroma of fresh cow manure wafted into the car. My younger boys started gagging and making jokes, the way children do about such things.

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I Love Hevron

Posted on: November 9th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

As part of our effort to attract our beloved, Diaspora readers with honey, rather than to smash them repeatedly over their heads - in the next few blogs, we will travel the length and breadth of Eretz Yisrael, just like our forefather Avraham did in obeying God’s command, “Arise, walk about the Land through its length and breadth! For to you I will give it!”

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Orders are Orders

Posted on: November 8th, 2012

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For many Israelis, the Presidential election in America had a special urgency because of the increasing nuclear threat from Iran, and the hope that Romney would take a more militant stance than Obama. I wrote a short story on the tragedy of looking to America for our salvation, which appears in my award-winner collection of short stories, “Days of Mashiach,” which was translated and published in France this year by a non-Jewish publisher, with reviewers comparing me to Voltaire and the famous fable writer, Jean de la Fontaine. Big deal. Anyway, enjoy the story, and for readers who value true Jewish literature, I invite you to check out some of my other books at Amazon.

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