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Posted on: October 3rd, 2012

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The main holiday events took place on the last day of Sukkot, Hoshana Raba. The Gaon would lead the people around the Temple Mount, and then the crowd made its way to the Mount of Olives. After they climbed the mountain, they circled it seven times. A monumental stone marked the spot where God looked over the Temple Mount. The Gaon would sit on this stone as he spoke to the assembled crowd.

The controversial subway advertisement running throughout the MTA.
 

Posted on: September 28th, 2012

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As a looney lefitist in the NY vandalizes approved ads in the subway, under the guise of "freedom of expression" (while not allowing others to freely express themselves), her message is very clear.

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The Wild Boar. Not kosher.
 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2012

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One of the stranger aspects of Israel's ultra-Orthodox, "Chareidi" press, is their determination not to use the word "pig."

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Posted on: September 19th, 2012

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Unetanneh Tokef is part of our Israeli heritage. It was written here in the Land of Israel, by Israeli poets, for Israelis.

Old synagogue of Meron near the grave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.
 

Posted on: September 10th, 2012

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The ancient synagogue in Meron is located on a hill above the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Like other Galilean synagogues from the Byzantine era, its entrance faces south, towards Jerusalem. But what makes this synagogue special is a story from its later history.

USS Iwo Jima in the Persian Gulf
 

Posted on: September 4th, 2012

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In "liberal-speak", pundits say that countries don't have allies, they have interests. That's incorrect; political leaders have interests...countries still have allies.

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The Israel Antiquities Authority exposed a 1500 year old finding near beer sheva. Sep 2 2012.
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2012

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After more than 100 years of archeological research in Israel, I’m always surprised there’s still so much more to discover.  Sadly, today most such discoveries are driven by construction work. The Israeli Antiquities Authority announced today that a 6th century Jewish town was discovered north of Beersheba, during work on the southern extension of Route 6. The […]

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JFK Airport. Are IRS agents waiting for you there?
 

Posted on: August 31st, 2012

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U.S. taxpayers traveling to the United States with unpaid U.S. tax assessments can be detained at the border, questioned, and flagged for follow-up enforcement. If a taxpayer has an unpaid tax liability and is subject to a resulting Notice of Federal Tax Lien, the IRS may submit identifying taxpayer information to the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), a database maintained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Photo: The Rachel Corrie Gaza Flotilla Ship.
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

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Not only could Rachel Corrie have prevented her own death, but Corrie was used by the anti-Israel International Solidarity Movement.

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The Egyptian-Israeli border
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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I’ve been wavering back and forth on this, but more and more people I’ve proposed this theory to are beginning to say that there might be something to it. Last week’s Sinai attack is still a mystery. A bunch of Palestinian terrorists kill the soldiers of a Muslim Brotherhood run country, all to get 2 […]

Hillary Clinton near the Temple Mount
 

Posted on: August 13th, 2012

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The State Department wont let the Jerusalem-born children of US parents, to list Jerusalem, ISRAEL on their US passport for fear of upsetting the Arab world, yet you criticize Israel for not allowing Jews freedom of prayer on the Temple Mount?

Don't let the IRS make you unhappy!
 

Posted on: August 9th, 2012

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Numerous Americans in Israel have received their $1000 tax credits per child. Now Uncle Sam wants to make sure you deserved to get it.

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Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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One after the other, people associated with the Gush Katif expulsion are going down. What's the connection?

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An ultra orthodox Jew is standing next to the army recruiting office in Jerusalem on July 08, 2012
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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Legislation is being used to force a situation onto a significantly large minority sector that disagrees with the decision. Will it once again end in disaster for everyone?

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Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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Once again the Haaretz newspaper is on the warpath, targeting its bitter Zionist enemy, the State of Israel.

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Posted on: June 14th, 2012

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Today (Thursday) in Kfar Manda, an Israeli Arab village in the lower Galilee, Israeli Arabs lost their cool, and had an all out rumble with the illegal African migrants who have been occupying the town after too much noise was erupting from an apartment of Sudanese.

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Posted on: June 11th, 2012

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Left leaning Israeli Journalist Guy Maroz slammed right-wing MKs in March 2010 for wanting to create "labor camps" for these illegal workers. He was among the most vocal activists demanding that Israel not deport the children of these illegal immigrants with their families - till it hit home for him.

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Posted on: May 21st, 2012

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I missed the Asifa. Admittedly, I wasn’t planning on going, though I do feel jealous of those software developers who managed to get 50,000 men (and an unknown number of women who participated remotely) to pay actual money to listen to a multi-hour sales pitch of their products, and then have their community leaders tell […]

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Posted on: May 8th, 2012

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A joint JoeSettler-Jameel post.  Left behind in the wake of Netanyahu’s surprise unity maneuver are some serious winners and loser. There is no doubt that elections would have shaken things up, but this unity coalition shakes up things even more. What Netanyahu managed to do today is of historic proportions and has some serious ramifications […]

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Israelis standing next to their cars as the two-minute siren is sounded across Israel to mark Yom Hazikaron
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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Standing at my tenth floor perch as the Yom Hazikaron siren blared, I was able to see directly into the open window of a room with three Arab workers in it. I heard myself gasp as the siren hit its loudest pitch, for at that moment, the workers dropped their tools, and began to dance together. And laugh. And dance some more. And as the tears of the Israelis on the street below flowed, these workers danced.

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