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The ‘Most Illegitimate’ Regime; the Jihadist Middle East; and Remembering Yehuda Avner
 
Obama Stops Punishing Egypt for Dumping Muslim Brotherhood Prez

April 1, 2015 - 1:43 AM
 
IDF Expects 1200 Daily Hezbollah Rockets in Next War

April 1, 2015 - 1:39 AM
 
Tevye the Milkman Wins Israel Prize

April 1, 2015 - 1:04 AM
 
New and Old Faces in Israel’s 20th Knesset Are Officially Sworn In [Video]

March 31, 2015 - 10:20 PM
 
113 Orphaned Bar Mitzva Boys Participate in Group Celebration in Jerusalem

March 31, 2015 - 7:39 PM
 
Live Webinar with Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier of the Shmuz Tonight: Reacting to the Tragedy in Brooklyn

March 31, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Attack on Yemeni Refugees Makes Israel Look Like the Girl Scouts

March 31, 2015 - 6:30 PM
 
IDF Promises to Block Missionary Activity

March 31, 2015 - 4:02 PM
 
Iran Likely to Force Obama to Back Down on ‘Deadline Threat’

March 31, 2015 - 12:56 PM
 
IDF Clashes with 40 Rioters at Gaza Border

March 31, 2015 - 11:16 AM
 
Knesset Opens the Tent to its 20th Circus

March 31, 2015 - 10:17 AM
 
One-Third of GOP Voters See Obama Worse for US than Assad and Putin

March 30, 2015 - 5:20 PM
 
Netanyahu Says West Ready to Award Iran for Aggression

March 30, 2015 - 3:21 PM
 
Card-Carrying Israeli Arab Citizen Arrested for Joining ISIS

March 30, 2015 - 3:00 PM
 
Lausanne Talks May Be Camouflage for Iranian Nukes in North Korea

March 30, 2015 - 1:55 PM
 
Colel Chabad ‘Secures’ Passover Food for Needy Israelis

March 30, 2015 - 1:53 PM
 
Hillary Clinton Wants US-Israel Relations on ‘Constructive Footing’

March 30, 2015 - 1:09 PM
 
Gaza Launches Rocket at Egypt

March 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM
 
Rami Levi Discount Supermarkets New Branches Increased Sales But Reduced Profits

March 30, 2015 - 12:22 PM
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Nili Philipp
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

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The article argues that while naturally aligned with their fellow orthodox Jews, women from the modern orthodox community in Israel are finding themselves aligned with secular feminists.

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mormon-baptism
 

Posted on: July 24th, 2013

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A rabbi who writes controversial things becomes international news.

Bible1
 

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013

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Why does a opinion in the Talmud say the last verses in Devarim were not written by Moses? Was it the easiest solution to a very obvious problem?

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Trayvon Martin
 

Posted on: July 21st, 2013

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Categorizing all black people as one large group where the acts of one black person in Florida somehow tell us something about a different black person in Seattle is racist.

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Religious Jews Mark The Anniversary Of The Destruction Of The Temple Of Solomon
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

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Can we hear the agony in his words? Can we step into his shoes and experience his torment?

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Moses_Pleading_with_Israel
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

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Human nature is such that hearing something over and over again for forty years will inevitably have an impact on the person.

Rabbi Abraham (Avi) Shafran.
 

Posted on: July 9th, 2013

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The gist of Rabbi Shafran’s argument was that Rabbi Sacks was criticizing a legitimate form of orthodox Judaism and was doing so from a place of ignorance.

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meditation
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

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Many great Jewish thinkers have described Jewish prayer as a form of meditation.

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satmar harvest
 

Posted on: July 7th, 2013

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This kind of stringency borders on silliness.

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Jew Gothic
 

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

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There is no real theological reason that tznius be heavily codified in Jewish law while other areas of our lives that require modesty are left to our whims and desires.

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Great Idea Terrible Execution cover
 

Posted on: July 1st, 2013

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It’s really not that different than the situation in Israel with the charedim. Both situations need insiders to make the change happen.

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IsraelBanknote-Maimonides
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2013

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In order to truly appreciate Torah, one must be a master over one’s spirit as well.

israel-jerus
 

Posted on: June 24th, 2013

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Mormons are expected to be chaste in every possible way and this can be particularly difficult for young men.

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Rabbi Baruch Lebovits
 

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

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The NY Times has a very (appropriately) one-sided article on the Baruch Lebovits and Sam Kellner situation.

Prof. Tamar Ross
 

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

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The revelation continues as the world progressed and however the Torah was emended or edited after Sinai was part of revelation.

Wrong way
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

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For some, guilt by association is actual guilt. For these people, who you know and with whom you associate determine your credibility.

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Snooping
 

Posted on: June 16th, 2013

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There is standing prohibition in Jewish law against sharing anything revealed in private conversation.

Thomas Nagel
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

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For deviating from the orthodox scientific position, Nagel has been abused, maligned, outcast, and insulted.

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Tuna Beigel
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

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The problem is that Tuna Beigel is a pejorative.

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