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Spiritual Cafe: Secrets of Genesis-Bereshit
US Condemns Terror Attacks without ‘Balanced Blame’

October 13, 2015 - 9:13 PM
A Slice of Jewish Life in Jerusalem’s Ancient City

October 13, 2015 - 9:05 PM
Swastikas, Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found at UC Davis Apartment Complex

October 13, 2015 - 8:41 PM
In Private Meeting Netanyahu Scolds Likud MKs for Abandoning Him

October 13, 2015 - 8:38 PM
Pushed Back by Russia, Syrian Al-Qaeda Affiliate Calling for Murder of Alawites

October 13, 2015 - 7:57 PM
Alert Woman Helps Foil Terror Stabbings in Northern Israel

October 13, 2015 - 5:46 PM
Gaza Arabs Breach Security Fence and Shoot at IDF Jeep [Video]

October 13, 2015 - 4:53 PM
American and Canadian Jews Flying on Aliyah in Face of Terror

October 13, 2015 - 4:07 PM
Right-Wing Leaders Cancel Protest because ‘It is not the Right Time’

October 13, 2015 - 3:33 PM
Lieberman: Let the Police Shoot like American Cops Shoot

October 13, 2015 - 3:17 PM
Warning Graphic: Video of Geula Terrorist Neutralized [video]

October 13, 2015 - 1:48 PM
Court Orders Demolition of Givat Ze’ev Synagogue by Next Week

October 13, 2015 - 1:42 PM
2 Killed in Twin Terror Attacks in Jerusalem

October 13, 2015 - 1:03 PM
Hundreds of Gaza Arabs Riot at Erez Border Crossing

October 13, 2015 - 1:02 PM
No Terror Attack in Eilat, or at Rabin Terminal

October 13, 2015 - 12:48 PM
Netanyahu Convenes Security Cabinet on Terror Escalation

October 13, 2015 - 12:43 PM
IDF Attacks Syrian Govt Positions After Shelling on Golan Heights

October 13, 2015 - 12:40 PM
Terrorist FAILS in Tel Aviv

October 13, 2015 - 11:37 AM
Jerusalem on Lockdown, Prepares to Defend Against Terror

October 13, 2015 - 11:22 AM
IranDeal Approved in Vote by Iranian Parliament

October 13, 2015 - 10:04 AM
15 Wanted Palestinian Arab Terror Suspects Arrested

October 13, 2015 - 9:57 AM
With US Tacit Approval, Iran Tests Ballistic Missile to Reach Tel Aviv

October 13, 2015 - 9:46 AM
1 Wounded in Ra’anana Terror Attack [video]

October 13, 2015 - 9:38 AM
Mortar Shells Explode on the Golan Heights

October 13, 2015 - 9:17 AM
Politicians’ Failure to Curb Arab Terror Wave to Culminate in ‘Day of Rage’ Tuesday

October 13, 2015 - 8:41 AM
Kiryat Arba Resident Hurt in Stone-Throwing Attack

October 12, 2015 - 11:31 PM
Arab Terrorists Attack Israeli Drivers in Upper Galilee

October 12, 2015 - 11:28 PM
School School Trips to Jerusalem Canceled Due to Terror Wave

October 12, 2015 - 11:14 PM
Drive-by Attack on IDF Soldiers Near Nabi Saleh

October 12, 2015 - 9:45 PM
Gaza Arabs Breach Southern Israeli Security Fence – Again

October 12, 2015 - 9:13 PM
Firebomb Attack on Israeli Motorist in Samaria — Damage But No Injuries

October 12, 2015 - 8:54 PM
UPDATE: Terrorist Killed Trying to Steal Soldier’s Gun on Bus, 2 Wounded

October 12, 2015 - 8:47 PM
Where Did the Holy Temple Really Stand?

October 12, 2015 - 8:31 PM
Thousands of Matisyahu Fans Find Some Light in Jerusalem

October 12, 2015 - 7:13 PM
Rivlin Tells Knesset Jewish People, Israel Not At War With Islam

October 12, 2015 - 6:40 PM
3 Stone-Throwers Arrested in Haifa

October 12, 2015 - 6:31 PM
Ultra-Orthodox Town Plagued by… Pigs

October 12, 2015 - 6:20 PM
Terrorist Shot at Kever Rachel

October 12, 2015 - 6:16 PM
UPDATE: 13-Yr-Old Pisgat Ze’ev Terror Victim in Critical But Stable Condition

October 12, 2015 - 6:00 PM
Herzog Calls to Outlaw Islamic Movement

October 12, 2015 - 5:37 PM
Netanyahu: Arab Terrorists Have not Learned They Cannot Destroy Israel

October 12, 2015 - 5:29 PM
Update: Taxi Driver Overpowers Arab Attacker in Tel Aviv

October 12, 2015 - 5:27 PM
Report: Three Syrians Plotted Terror Attack in Moscow

October 12, 2015 - 5:01 PM
Top Official of Islamic Movement in Israel Arrested in Rahat

October 12, 2015 - 4:57 PM
Arab Terrorists Who Attacked IDF Post in August Arrested

October 12, 2015 - 4:55 PM
Israeli Satellite Amos E Weighs Half as Much as the Competition

October 12, 2015 - 4:52 PM
Knesset Committee to Vote on 1,400 Reserves Call-up for Border Guard Police

October 12, 2015 - 4:35 PM
Report: Stabbing in Clal Building in Jerusalem

October 12, 2015 - 4:03 PM
United Hatzalah of Israel Recognized as Official EMS Provider

October 12, 2015 - 4:01 PM
Police Stabbed in Jerusalem at Ammunition Hill and Lion’s Gate

October 12, 2015 - 3:18 PM
Israel Arab Mayor Complains: Terror Chasing Away Jews

October 12, 2015 - 1:27 PM
Ex-Pastor to Obama Says ‘Jesus Was a Palestinian’ at Farrakhan Rally [video]

October 12, 2015 - 12:13 PM
Rabbi Permits Carrying Cell Phone on Shabbat because of Wave of Terror

October 12, 2015 - 10:44 AM
Hareidi and National Religious Jews in Massive Prayer at Kotel Today

October 12, 2015 - 10:09 AM
Video of Arab Terrorist Stabbing Border Policeman [video]

October 12, 2015 - 9:33 AM
Iran Convicts US Journalist Jason Rezaiain

October 12, 2015 - 9:13 AM
Update: Terrorist Killed After Stabbing Guard in Old City [video]

October 12, 2015 - 9:10 AM
Rocket Launched from Sinai (and Gaza) at Israel

October 12, 2015 - 7:55 AM
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Posted on: September 9th, 2014

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People act not because they think it’s right; they do what they do because it’s what they want to do

Dusk in the early morning hours seen from Mt Meron, Northern Israel. March 26, 2014.

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014

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What do we do when we want to be mad at God but we also want God to make it all better? Indeed, what do we do?


Posted on: May 5th, 2014

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Rambam would also allow charity from a mumar as long as the person maintains basic belief in God and Judaism.

Loving couple next to the Old City Walls in Jerusalem, prior to their wedding. August 13, 2013.

Posted on: April 23rd, 2014

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There is no song that tells the story of freedom like Shir HaShirim.

Mozilla Firefox in the eye of a firestorm

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

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It is unfair to judge a 52 year old man with the glasses of a person who lives in a different world.

Debo P. Adegbile

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

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Adegbile was not making a moral statement by representing a man convicted of killing a cop.

two tracks

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014

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Women learning Torah is becoming increasingly permissive, but women wearing tefillin is becoming increasingly stringent.

A woman scorned: Actress Carey Fisher as the Mystery Woman avenging an offense in "The Blues Brothers."

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

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When the "offensive" statements in our Talmud were stated, no one thought they were offensive.


Posted on: February 11th, 2014

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Both communities value using books to study their texts, and digital devices are a less preferable way for younger people to study.

gender roles

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014

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Boys can play with dolls. Men can embrace their feminine side. Girls can play sports.

Original image Credit: Jen Taylor Friedman - Soferet (Torah scribe) and creator of “Tefillin Barbie”

Posted on: January 28th, 2014

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Some people are assuming the intentions of these women are less than perfect, but that’s complete conjecture.

israel and gay flags

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

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Orthodox Jews are free to teach Leviticus and we are free to deny any religious rights and privileges to anyone we so choose.

flag and mosque

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

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What data was the ASA using to justify its boycott?

jacob and joseph

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

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When we are dealing in non-legal matters, we are no longer concerned with precedent.

mandela quote

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

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The world lost a great man last week.


Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

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If the Syrian-Greeks were not pushed out of the land, Judaism would have been lost.

Rabbi Lawrence (Leib) Kelemen

Posted on: November 28th, 2013

BlogsFink or Swim

Basically, the real problem is bad parenting. He calls it parental selfishness.

Miniature from a manuscript Speculum Humanae Salvationis. Eleazar the Maccabee kills the Syrian elephant and is crushed.

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

BlogsFink or Swim

Megilas Taanis simply proclaims the 25th of Kislev a holiday and it is forbidden to mourn for 8 days. The text does not give a reason for the celebration.

Israeli stamp commemorating Ralbag (who was also a renowned astronomer).

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

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In short, he says the whole thing was a prophetic vision, a dream. There was no physical battle.


Posted on: November 12th, 2013

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People were literally saying that a chasid cannot write so well. It’s impossible they claimed.

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