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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
Red Alert in Kibbutz Nir Yitzchak [video]

December 20, 2014 - 7:49 PM
 
Chemical Attack Hero Describes How He Took Down the Terrorist

December 20, 2014 - 7:17 PM
 
Will the Arabs Form the Third Largest Political Party in Israel?

December 20, 2014 - 6:49 PM
 
Israel Retaliates: Hits Terror Tunnel Cement Factory

December 20, 2014 - 6:13 PM
 
Prosecutor in Ferguson Case: ‘Witnesses Lied Under Oath’

December 19, 2014 - 11:30 PM
 
PA Arabs Clash with IDF Soldiers in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria

December 19, 2014 - 7:49 PM
 
Rocket Fire Returns to Southern Israel – Again!

December 19, 2014 - 7:10 PM
 
Hamas on the Temple Mount

December 19, 2014 - 2:37 PM
 
Hezbollah Tries ‘Mossad Spy’ in Top Ranks

December 19, 2014 - 12:53 PM
 
Latest Election Poll

December 19, 2014 - 12:52 PM
 
‘Powerful Coalition’ of ISIS, Al-Qaeda is Narrowly Averted

December 19, 2014 - 12:16 PM
 
Gluten-Free Army Rations for Combat Soldiers with Celiac Disease

December 19, 2014 - 12:00 PM
 
Teen Terrorist in Court for Wounding Baby

December 19, 2014 - 11:05 AM
 
Ashdod Mystery: Four Found Unconscious

December 19, 2014 - 11:03 AM
 
Liberman’s Secret Plan to be Crowned Prime Minister

December 19, 2014 - 11:01 AM
 
Hanukkah Miracle Brings ’770′ Stabbing Victim Home

December 19, 2014 - 6:07 AM
 
Road Terror Attack on Southern Israeli Bus

December 19, 2014 - 5:37 AM
 
UN General Assembly Votes to Refer N. Korea to ICC

December 19, 2014 - 4:40 AM
 
US Dept of Defense Trains Teachers in 3-D Printing

December 19, 2014 - 3:48 AM
 
US Govt IDs North Korea in Sony Cyber Terror Attack

December 19, 2014 - 2:35 AM
 
Obama Negotiated with Cuba ‘Behind Everyone’s Back,’ Lawmakers Charge

December 18, 2014 - 11:15 PM
 
Harvard Will Investigate, But Will it Reverse SodaStream Boycott?

December 18, 2014 - 10:48 PM
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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

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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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The SWIFT system is based in Brussels, Belgium and must comply with European Union law.
 

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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