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UN Security Council Demands Gaza Cease Fire

July 28, 2014 - 6:00 AM
 
Investigation: IDF Rejects Claim it Killed 16 Gazans in UNRWA School [video]

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Weekend Update: Anti-Israel Riots Around Europe

July 28, 2014 - 12:38 AM
 
Palestinians Looking for UN Downgrade?

July 27, 2014 - 11:06 PM
 
Turkey Planning ‘Marmara II’

July 27, 2014 - 8:41 PM
 
Netanyahu Interview on the Cease Fires [video]

July 27, 2014 - 8:09 PM
 
Free Iranian Weapons to Gaza

July 27, 2014 - 7:50 PM
 
Hamas Planned Rosh Hashana Tunnel Surprise

July 27, 2014 - 7:09 PM
 
Hamas’ Operation Death Wish’: Rockets Fired from Cemetery (Video)

July 27, 2014 - 6:15 PM
 
Even Haaretz Thinks Kerry’s Ceasefire Is One-Sided against Israel

July 27, 2014 - 5:19 PM
 
Update: Netanyahu Rejects Hamas’ False Ceasefire

July 27, 2014 - 3:08 PM
 
Hamas to Buy N. Korean Weapons as Kerry Pledges $47 Million in Gaza Aid

July 27, 2014 - 12:21 PM
 
UPDATED: Major Car Bomb Attack Averted at Beitar Checkpoint [video]

July 27, 2014 - 11:00 AM
 
IDF Resumes Offensive after Rocket Attack on Tel Aviv

July 27, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
Day 20 of Operation ‘Protective Edge’ – Humanitarian Ceasefire and Rocket Fire Continue

July 27, 2014 - 10:12 AM
 
Joan Rivers: If New Jersey Fired on NY, We Would Wipe Them Out

July 27, 2014 - 8:55 AM
 
Hamas Mortar Shell Claims Life of 43rd Soldier Killed in War

July 27, 2014 - 7:36 AM
 
Two IDF Soldiers Die from Injuries

July 27, 2014 - 12:45 AM
 
Israel Extends Unilateral Humanitarian Ceasefire while Hamas Shoots

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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?

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Are donations from immoral people acceptable?
 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

mormons
 

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.

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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.

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

Posted on: January 28th, 2014

BlogsFink or Swim

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

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israel and gay flags
 

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

BlogsFink or Swim

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

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flag and mosque
 

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

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What data was the ASA using to justify its boycott?

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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.

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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.

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

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

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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.

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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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woman behind bars
 

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

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Ethical and moral laws in the Torah depend on the context. Kindness and virtue largely depend on the subjective expectations of one’s friends and community.

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