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Felafel on Rye
An Arab dressed as Santa Claus handing out Christmas trees donated by the Jerusalem municipality near the Old City wall.
 

Posted on: December 24th, 2012

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In galut, wee become possessed by the foreign lands and cultures where we live.

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Adolf Santa
 

Posted on: December 23rd, 2012

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If you think that living in a Xtrian land doesn’t affect you at all, it’s because your brain has been so saturated with dreams of white Christmases.

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aliyah
 

Posted on: December 21st, 2012

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Each individual Jew should put his life in line with the goal of Clal Israel and not just live a private, ritual Judaism, practicing personal precepts, stripped of our national essence.

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Galut
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2012

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Jewish life changes when we are in Galut. Not only does our Clalli soul disappear, but every detail of our life is affected.

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Posted on: December 18th, 2012

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Thriving and prospering, materially and even spiritually in galut, with an abundance of Torah learning and observance, is nevertheless defined by the Torah, our Prophets and Sages, as death.

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Posted on: December 16th, 2012

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By and large, American Jews are not really waiting for Mashiach to come.

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Posted on: December 13th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

This is the Land of Miracles, where our Redemption is unfolding today.

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Posted on: December 12th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Our Sages teach that when Chanukah comes around, we are to thank Hashem, not only for the miracles that He performed for us in Israel long ago, but also for the miracles which He performs for us today. So, with your permission, I want to take this opportunity to thank Hashem for all of the […]

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Posted on: December 11th, 2012

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My rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine."

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Posted on: December 10th, 2012

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We become a “light to the nations” precisely when we are living together in Eretz Yisrael.

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Posted on: December 9th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Recognizing the terrible danger of unsupervised Internet viewing has extra significance now, at the time of Hanukah.

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Posted on: December 7th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

The modern day Hellenists are the Jews of the Diaspora who have the ability to move to Israel, but prefer to identify with a foreign country and foreign culture.

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Greek Kefiyah
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

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“It wasn’t the Greeks whom the Israelis conquered. They were Palestine refugees from Syria."

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Jerusalem Central Bus Station.
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Emunah, the very heart of the Torah, teaches us what God and the Nation of Israel are all about.

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brain surgery
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012

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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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Posted on: December 2nd, 2012

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

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Ellis Island
 

Posted on: November 29th, 2012

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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.
 

Posted on: November 28th, 2012

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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.
 

Posted on: November 27th, 2012

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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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Posted on: November 22nd, 2012

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For a Jew, everyday is Thanksgiving!

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