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Rock Attack on Israeli Bus

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Massive Rocket Barrage Blankets South

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PFLP Leader Khalida Jarrar ‘Deported’ to Jericho

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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

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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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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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