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Rabbi Akiva the Psychologist: Using Traditional Jewish Teachings to Conquer Anxiety

Perhaps the single greatest teacher of Rabbinical CBT was Rabbi Akiva. The Talmud (Berachot 60B) teaches that Rabbi Akiva was always in the habit of saying " Everything that God does is for the good."

The Short Vort: Yakov “Lives”

I am advocating a halachically acceptable and Torah mandated embrace of values and concerns in harmony with Torah views even if the beneficiaries of these movements and causes are primarily non-Jews.

Whitefish–No, not the Salad–the City in Montana

Neo-Nazi groups from the UK, Sweden, France and Greece will attend the march and “a representative of Hamas will be in attendance, and will give a speech about the international threat of the Jews.”

Kerry On and Settle Down

A blessing for the outgoing President and his Secretary of State. To quote the rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof: “May G-d bless and keep President Obama and Secretary Kerry…FAR AWAY FROM US!”

Obama and Kerry Cannot Stop the Redemption

When our enemies tell us to choose between their culture and being Jewish the light rises within us, drawing us to our destiny. This cannot be stopped; not by Obama and not by John Kerry.

Why Israel “Captured” Jerusalem

Simply put, today, under Israeli control, Muslims, Jews, and Christians, live and pray in Jerusalem. When it was under Arab control, Jews could not even visit.

The Power of Small Things

Small deeds can have a huge impact, or as better said in Chovot HaLevavot the Jewish self-improvement manual, “a small light can shine forth and push away much darkness” This is the essence of Hanukah

Forward Editor Announces He Hates Chanukah

The simple fact is the Forward hates everything Jewish except left-wing Yiddish protest chants.Its editor's latest rant is entitled, "Why I Detest Hanukkah, and Why All Right Minded Jews Should Too"

For David and Manya in Amona: Jews Must Speak Out

The permits for building Amona issued 20 years ago were challenged by agencies of the New Israel Fund, not because the NIF wants justice for the Arabs but because they want Jews out of YESHA

A Soldier’s Father and His Smartphone

My son the soldier, in silhouette, sitting alone in his uniform on top of a mountain, wrapped in his tefillin, reading from a siddur, the sun rising in the distance, bursting forth into the sky-NACHAS

Amona

Shabbat in Amona? Beyond your dreams! You can see Jordan, the Dead Sea and villages. Early morning, the Arab call to prayer, a church bell, flocks of sheep. No machinery sounds, few cars-- peace

Are You Completely Nuts? Three Answers to Aliyah Questions

For everyone who doubted whether or not making aliyah it was worth it, know that there is nothing to inspire personal growth like waking up each morning as a Jew in the Land of The Jewish People.

The New “Ctl-Alt-Del” Movement

I want to start a new movement. It’s called control-alt-delete…who’s in? It started as a joke but momentum is growing. Are you in?

SHLOMO CARLEBACH’S SONG words and music by Ben Reuven

A musical tribute to the internationally famed Jewish troubador, Shlomo Carlebach by famed Jerusalem troubador words and music by Ben Reuven

Dear Mr. President

Mr. President, you were elected legitimately and democratically and though I was deeply offended and alarmed by your rhetoric, I respect and therefore, as an American citizen, you are now my President

V’Shavu Vanim: The Comins Come Home

On Shabbat when they learned I just made aliya, I was given the third Aliyah, then the shul sang "V'Shavu Vanim" It was unexpected and extremely moving, validating the years of planning and hard work

“A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand”

Despite all, the ideals of the Founding Fathers and a moral electorate live on in those individuals seeking to strive for a better world through personal freedom based on biblical roots.

A Final Plea to Never-Trumpers

Nevertheless, even as late as Election Day itself, I wish to address those conservatives and Republicans who have declared themselves Never-Trumpers.

The Left That Cried Wolf

After years of ranting about nonexistent threats to democracy like the Shaked proposal, the Israeli Left has destroyed their credibility.

The Coming War Maybe the Last

No one imagined a world where both Russia and China would reemerge as serious challengers to the West’s financial and geopolitical control, yet this is precisely what has happened.

An Open Letter to the Pope

As the leader of the world's Catholics, I implore you to make a public statement condemning the UNESCO vote denying the historical connection between the Temple Mount, the Western Wall and Judaism

No False Alarms

The Jewish Press Online welcomes columnist Jacob Freedman, M.D., and his family to Israel and wish them a safe and "uneventful" aliya.

Palestinian University Built Just a Few Feet From the Temple Mount

Al Quds University, the Palestinian University in “East” Jerusalem, opened a branch moments from the Temple Mount, site of the two destroyed Jewish Temples and holiest site to Jews around the world

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