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Why Do We Say the Angels Cried into Isaac’s Eyes?

3 Kislev 5774 – November 6, 2013
This post will attempt to explain how the idea of the crying angels developed.

Cyprus Joins the Middle East

Unlike nearby Israel, which is also surrounded, Cyprus lacks either a military option or protective fences.

The Difference Between Superstition and Ritual

2 Kislev 5774 – November 5, 2013
Much of what all religions teach is magical. If one does not believe in God, then we would rightly call it all superstition.

Beit Shemesh: Has the Fat Lady Sung?

A low-point in the elections was a "Kol Korei" rabbinical announcement demanding that the the faithful vote for Moshe Abutbol.

Untangling Israel from the American Web

Israelis are not happy about the next round of talks being directed by United States Secretary of State John Kerry.

MK Zahalka, the Temple Mount Does Exist!

The reverence that Islam holds for King Solomon as a prophet is one of the main reasons why the Arab forces sought to build a mosque in Jerusalem.

Special Needs Kids: a Reason to Make Aliyah

We tried to put him in kindergarten but the Jewish day school couldn’t handle him. Their solution was to put him in "time out" all day.

Three Palestinians Killed Planting Explosives. In Egypt.

1 Kislev 5774 – November 4, 2013
Egypt has a complete blockade of the media in the Sinai, so any stories of clashes such as these and especially of civilian casualties and home demolitions are sparse and hard to verify.

Rosh Chodesh Kislev, Getting Ready for Hanukkah

The Holiday of Hanukkah takes place at the end of the month, when the moon is fading from the sky and its light has gotten dimmer.

Another Haredi Tells It Like It Is

Rabbi Grylak blames the Israeli Yated -- specifically naming its editor Nati Grossman for fomenting enmity and violence by vilifying anyone that does not agree with extremist views.

The Cloud Dwellers

An American workers' revolution will not be a Socialist revolution, it will be an Anti-Socialist revolution of the new poor of the middle class.

Open-Ended Orthodoxy

The question that I always have for those who are not invested in the revelation at Sinai is, why keep these 613 mitzvot?

Obama Should Free Pollard Immediately

1 Kislev 5774 – November 3, 2013
Abdul Khader Helmy, who spied for Egypt, served only four years in prison after passing on information that assisted Iraq with improving the accuracy of their ballistic missiles.

My D’var Torah for Shimon’s Bar Mitzvah

The Dvar Torah I gave yesterday at my grandson Shimon Greenland’s Bar Mitzvah.

Global Ramifications of the Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Campaign in Egypt

Should the crackdown succeed in isolating, weakening, and destroying the Islamists, then others will replicate it elsewhere.

The US Endangering Israeli Security

The mistaken idea that the U.S. is Israel's trusted ally has been proven wrong time and again.

Did my Deceased Mother-in-Law Vote in Beit Shemesh?

28 Heshvan 5774 – November 1, 2013
Absent people make great fake voters.

Timeless Torah values

A competent preacher can make the Torah seem to support any cause he desires.

Reach…Stretch…Ouch

I keep putting myself in the same situation - sure, I can handle this...um...oops, no I can't.

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