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In Hebrew: ‘Bittersweet’

7 Iyyar 5773 – April 17, 2013
Your daily dose of Hebrew.

Finding the Culprit: The Race to be Wrong

Does the viciously random nature of the bombing give a clue to the motive?

Sounds Israeli: Rita

7 Iyyar 5773 – April 16, 2013
Rita's music reportedly became an underground hit on underground radio stations in some Muslim countries, including Iran.

In Hebrew: ‘Love’

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Lumping Deir Yassin and the Holocaust Together

6 Iyyar 5773 – April 15, 2013
A highly regarded professor who is affiliated with Harvard engaged in anti-Israel rhetoric and a distortion of history.

Honor and Deterrence

Honor is a concept that is paramount in non-Western cultures, but sometimes it seems that the West has no clue about.

The Only Truth

It's important to realize the cost of something and that includes the State of Israel.

A Day of Agony

Memorial Day in Israel is not a day of picnics and sales or barbecues and fun. It is agony. It is pain.

Wrapped in Plastic and Hilul HaShem

When a Jew who appears to the world as the most religious among us acts like a fool that is a hilul HaShem.

140,000 US-Made Teargas Canisters to Morsi’s Egypt

The Egyptian publication Al-Masry Al-Youm reports that the U.S. government has supplied five containers carrying 140,000 teargas canisters to Egypt's Interior Ministry. It further reports that this shipment...

Why Did Ben Gurion Agree to Army Exemptions for Haredim?

5 Iyyar 5773 – April 14, 2013
Ben-Gurion would do anything to make sure that Menachem Begin's Herut Party would stay out of power.

Liberal Hypocrisy on Religion and Speech

Somehow it has become acceptable to dump on Christian Zionists for their political activities, but absolutely taboo to criticize Muslim groups, some of which support Hamas or Hizballah.

The Silence on Israel’s Memorial Day

When I stand silently with my neighbors while the tzefira, the siren, is sounding its awful wail, I am thinking of my daughter.

Two Kinds of Jews: Ashamed and Proud

But what does it mean to be proud of your heritage? Is that ethnocentric? Even supremacist?

The Sharansky Option

Public protests of the expansion of the Robinson's Arch area for egalitarian prayer would only generate more enmity.

‘Hineini’ by Any Other Name…

I don't have a problem with the documentary, only the title.

Memorial Day — To Live and Die for Israel

In that one moment I though of gratitude: I am so thankful to you, fallen tzanchan, fallen Jew, fallen brother. Without you my parents would have had no place to run to from the choke hold of the Soviet Union, without you Jews of the world would never have shelter, and without you, I would not stand here today, wearing this uniform with a red beret that did not yet belong to me.

In Hebrew: ‘To Arrive’

3 Iyyar 5773 – April 12, 2013
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