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BMG’s Money Bin

9 Kislev 5774 – November 11, 2013
Does anyone out there know where it all goes?

Obama Turns on Israel

Israeli responses have been stark, blunt unlike anything in memory.

Gaza in the Dark Because Hamas Won’t Pay the Electric Bill

8 Kislev 5774 – November 10, 2013
Hamas wants the PA to pay for the entire amount.

Haredi Establishment Smearing Father of Molested Youth

Prominent members of the Lakewood community publicly vilified him - in writing - as a Moser (someone who informs on a fellow Jew to the authorities).

Smuggling Into Gaza By Sea On the Rise

5 Kislev 5774 – November 7, 2013
“Naturally, as the process of closing tunnels from Egypt to Gaza becomes more efficient, the smuggling attempts by sea increase.”

Answering the Most Difficult Question About the Agunah Crisis

Ethical and moral laws in the Torah depend on the context. Kindness and virtue largely depend on the subjective expectations of one’s friends and community.

Why IS Ploni Taking Such an Interest In my Child?

Some sexual abusers will devote enormous efforts to preparing a child for abuse, in such a way that the child will least resist, and the perpetrator will be most protected.

‘Swiss Report Concludes Arafat Was Poisoned with Polonium’ (UPDATE)

4 Kislev 5774 – November 6, 2013
Polonium was itself not found on Arafat's remains, but lead-210 was, which is assumed to be masking the polonium.

The Demise of Conservative Judaism

For me, Conservative Judaism is not the answer to the future of Judaism.

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

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.

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