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Football/FIFA is a Metaphor for the UN

16 Kislev 5773 – November 29, 2012
Sports only brings people together when stadiums aren't being used to launch rocket attacks against neighbors.

Compare and Contrast: The Songs Israeli and Palestinian Kids Sing

15 Kislev 5773 – November 28, 2012
The Palestinian culture of death continues to amaze.

Israeli Media v. the Likud

14 Kislev 5773 – November 27, 2012
Israel: Don't be brainwashed by the media.

MSM vs. The Likud

"Fascist".... "Radical"... "Ultra-nationalist"....these words were used over and over again by Channels 1, 2, and 10 TV. It seems the mainstream media in Israel is upset by what the people want.

Iron Dome’s Secret Components (From Toys ‘R Us)

9 Kislev 5773 – November 22, 2012
The Success behind the Iron Dome...a brilliant high-tech team, and rocket parts that come from Toys-R-Us.

Likud Primaries: How to Vote?

1 Kislev 5773 – November 14, 2012
So far, the only candidates that I am 100% certain about are from the list from Mattot Arim.

Next Year in Jerusalem: Obama Wins Second Term

22 Heshvan 5773 – November 7, 2012
It's been said that if Obama wins, that would be a big push for Aliyah. I'm not sure how that works out considering the fact that 70% of Jews who voted, voted for Obama. I guess it's that 30% that might be considering their options.

Video Chuckle: Israel’s Labor Party Central Committee

17 Heshvan 5773 – November 1, 2012
Israel's political party conventions make the Knesset seem polite and tame. At the Likud Central Committee convention the other day, the vote for PM Netanyahu's proposal for the Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu to run together in the upcoming election was conducted by a "show of hands" popular vote. Not the best way to hold a vote.

Israeli Civil Rights Group Slams Modi’in on Anti-Haredi Policies

16 Heshvan 5773 – October 31, 2012
The Israeli city of Modi'in is slammed from an unlikely direction - Israel's civil right's organization, the Association for Civil rights in Israel (ACRI). Granted ACRI doesn't have the most objective agenda, and their voice was loudly missing when it came the Disengagement in 2005, but they are to be praised for doing the right thing when it comes to Modi'in.

The Lehi Fighter and Kever Rachel (Video)

14 Heshvan 5773 – October 30, 2012
In 1945, Yaffa Tevuah was a 22-year old Lehi fighter imprisoned by the British in the women's prison in Bethlehem. Seeking courage when facing her British interrogators, she drew strength from Rachel Imeinu and comfort from her sense of returning home.

Haifa’s Last Stand

13 Heshvan 5773 – October 28, 2012
A year after the Crusaders captured Jerusalem, they turned to conquer Israel's coastal cities. Haifa's Jewish community is mentioned in the Genizah documents. The city was one of three forts (מבצר) that we know of - Haifa, Dan (Banias) and Rafah (Rafiah). Each had a major Jewish community. Haifa was probably mostly Jewish, if not exclusively so, with a small Muslim military presence. The story of Haifa's conquest, in the summer of 1100, is reported by Christian chroniclers.

The Most Impressive First Name

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
Rabbi Meir Soloveichik opened his Shabbos Shuva drasha as follows: I flew to Tampa, Florida a few weeks ago for the Republican National Convention. When I arrived, I was escorted into a large room where all the Convention speakers of the day gathered along with Congressman, Senators, Governors and other politicians.

Palestinians Caught in the Act (Video)

30 Tishri 5773 – October 15, 2012
Every year Palestinians and foreign activists try to blame Settlers for cutting down olive trees. But once again Settlers have caught the Palestinians and the activists on film cutting down trees, presumably to then blame the Jews.

Rain, Wine and Why it’s all Our Fault: The History of the Rain Libel

26 Tishri 5773 – October 11, 2012
We're now entering the period when we begin to pray for rain. Lack of rain was often an excuse to persecute the Jews, specifically those living in Jerusalem. There are quite a few examples from our history of this rain libel, which was very often linked to the 'sin' of drinking wine.

The Mount of Olives Declaration

18 Tishri 5773 – October 3, 2012
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.

What Leftists Mean: Support the Savage

12 Tishri 5773 – September 28, 2012
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.

The Unmentionable Pig

8 Tishri 5773 – September 23, 2012
One of the stranger aspects of Israel's ultra-Orthodox, "Chareidi" press, is their determination not to use the word "pig."

U’netanneh Tokef – the Hymn of Israel

3 Tishri 5773 – September 19, 2012
Unetanneh Tokef is part of our Israeli heritage. It was written here in the Land of Israel, by Israeli poets, for Israelis.

When the Wall Falls

24 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
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.

As America Throws Israel Under the Bus…

17 Elul 5772 – September 4, 2012
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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