Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: September 21st, 2012Blogs → Sultan Knish
Democracy only works when the character of the people is better than the character of their government. It works very badly when the character of the people is actually worse and the existing system serves much the same purpose as bars in a tiger cage do. The neo-conservatives were unprepared to grapple with such troubling notions.
Posted on: September 21st, 2012Blogs → My Right Word
Reported: Iran Cleric Pummeled by ‘Badly Covered’ Woman After Warning … An Iranian cleric said he was beaten by a woman in the northern province of Semnan after giving her a warning for being “badly covered,” the state-run Mehr news agency reported. Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti said he encountered the woman in the street while on his way […]
Posted on: September 21st, 2012Blogs → Felafel on Rye
The more you learn Torah, the more t’shuva you will be inspired to do — and the more t’shuva you do, the more Torah you are able to learn.
Posted on: September 20th, 2012Blogs → Sultan Knish
The media are still doing their best to pretend that a gaffe is a mistake, when they are actually using it to mean the telling of inconvenient truths. Obama's reign of error is a constellation of inconvenient truths, economic, security and legal, that cannot be discussed in public. The telling of these inconvenient truths has been met with cries of racism, no matter how little they have to do with race. Now they are being met with cries of "Gaffe, Gaffe," when Romney brings them up.
Posted on: September 20th, 2012Blogs → Emes Ve-Emunah
Charedi schools like Darkei Sarah now realize that the Charedi family can no longer survive on the kinds of menial jobs women can get without a decent education.
Posted on: September 20th, 2012Blogs → This Ongoing War
The mainstream Australian media are reporting with astonishment on the sight of elementary school children being pushed front and center by radical adults to embody the lust for Islamist jihad and to advocate the killing of unbelievers.
Posted on: September 20th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
Whatever is meant to happen, will happen. The best thing we can do is simply have faith.
Posted on: September 20th, 2012Blogs → My Right Word
Assad is really in trouble now: At least 10 Palestinian refugees were killed Wednesday in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, activists posting to a Facebook account for the camp reported. According to media from the camp, 15-year-old Jalal Yousif Salih was shot dead by a Syrian government sniper near the Palestine Hospital in the camp. […]
Posted on: September 20th, 2012Blogs → Felafel on Rye
Sudden t’shuva is different. It seems to come about all at once with superhuman energy and willpower.
Posted on: September 19th, 2012Blogs → This Ongoing War
Thinking that he had loaded a car bomb into the Jeep Cherokee that he was driving, he parked it outside a bar in downtown Chicago and walked away into an alley after doing everything he thought necessary for it to detonate. Safely distant, he then pressed the trigger mechanism in the presence of the agent, intending an explosion and deaths to follow. He was then arrested. Unknown to him, the bomb was inert and was designed not to explode. A preliminary hearing is set for Monday at a U.S. courthouse in Chicago.
Posted on: September 19th, 2012Blogs → Emes Ve-Emunah
In part the altered lives victims of abuse and molestation live are a result of the abuse itself. But it is in part also because of the unfortunate negative reaction to the victims by their own community.
Posted on: September 19th, 2012Blogs → The Muqata
Unetanneh Tokef is part of our Israeli heritage. It was written here in the Land of Israel, by Israeli poets, for Israelis.
Posted on: September 19th, 2012Blogs → Fresno Zionism
The "Innocence of Muslims" film was a pretext to boost radical Islamists. The media are downplaying this angle, because it suggests that the administration policy toward the Muslim world expressed in the President’s Cairo speech of 2009 is dangerously wrong-headed.
Posted on: September 19th, 2012News & Views → Yori's News Clips
Obama's overall favorable score is now a healthy 50.4% vs. 43.4% unfavorable, a spread of +7.0%.
Posted on: September 19th, 2012Blogs → Felafel on Rye
Rabbi Kook has good news. If you are a loser, all is not lost. You too can be a winner. You too can succeed. How? Through t’shuva.
Posted on: September 16th, 2012Blogs → This Ongoing War
Hezbollah now has 60-70,000 rockets, according to Maj.-Gen. (ret) Amos Gilad, a former IDF Spokesperson and Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, who delivered a major speech last week at the World Summit of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Israel, which ended yesterday. "The next war will be aimed against the home front," he said. But Iran, which backs and has been arming Hezbollah may be a greater threat. In a paper from May 2012, Gilad said however that the "the main issue today is how to prevent a nuclear Iran."
Posted on: September 16th, 2012Blogs → CIFWatch
Drimia Maritima, or the Sea Squill, is known in Hebrew as Hatzav (from the word Hatzeva; quarrying, hewing or tunnelling) probably due to the ability of its long roots to penetrate cracks in rocks, and even widen them, in order to reach water or damp ground. In Israel, this tall, impressive plant – which flowers right […]
Posted on: September 16th, 2012Blogs → Emes Ve-Emunah
Rabbi Lior Glazer smashed an iPhone with a hammer in a show of protest. Like virtually every other Rav in the very right-wing Charedi world of Bnei Brak, Glazer blames personal tragedies on technology and not the abnormal psychology of the individual. I am beginning to find that the more I see a story like this, the more I just want to fold up my tent, and go home. No matter how much one wants to be Dan L’Kaf Zechus and judge people and their actions favorably, a story like this comes along which makes it extremely difficult to do so.
Posted on: September 16th, 2012News & Views → Yori's News Clips
There's only one bit of good news for the Romney campaign in the all-important swing state polls this weekend.
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