As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: September 5th, 2012Blogs → DovBear
G-d blessed Facebook’s CEO with this poignant lesson. Right as we approach the Day of Judgment, followed by times of Repentance, and the final celebration of Atonement, He blesses all of Israel with this lesson as well.
Posted on: September 5th, 2012Blogs → Fresno Zionism
The interesting question is “why did they change it?” A platform is not a binding document; it is intended as a general statement of a party or candidate’s positions. Its planks are generally written to appeal the broadest possible constituencies. Most voters never read platforms or care about them. Is the change is intended to send a message to the leadership of the Muslim nations that Obama has been courting since his 2009 speech in Cairo that he is taking concrete steps to weaken the bond between the U.S. and Israel?
Posted on: September 4th, 2012Blogs → This Ongoing War
In tough economic times, you make tough economic decisions. Unless you're the Palestinian Authority. Palestinians receive the highest levels of aid per capita, use it to fund terrorists in prison and at the same time rack up high debts, such as their NIS 700 million debt to the Israel Electric Company. The bulk of the aid comes from the U.S. and Europe.
Posted on: September 4th, 2012News & Views → Yori's News Clips
Police said they suspect this is a response to the evacuation of Migron on Sunday. I have my doubts.
Posted on: September 4th, 2012Blogs → This Ongoing War
From far away, it may seem surprising that Israelis still continue to seek normal relations with the Arabs with whom we share so many aspects of life. Anyone in doubt about this needs simply to walk into any Israeli hospital.
Posted on: September 4th, 2012Blogs → Felafel on Rye
Even people who have tasted all of life’s secular pleasures insist that the experience of t’shuva is the world’s greatest joy.
Posted on: September 4th, 2012Blogs → Emes Ve-Emunah
When it comes to Metzitza B’Peh, we are not discussing a Biblical Commandment, nor are we referring to a Rabbinical enactment from the Gemarah's time. We are referring to a hallowed Minhag from days of yore to use the mouth only.
Posted on: September 4th, 2012Blogs → The Muqata
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.
Posted on: September 4th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
Spiritual accounting is similar to the financial accounting. In order to be an effective investor, it’s a good idea to sit down once a year with your financial adviser and ask a few questions.
Posted on: September 3rd, 2012Blogs → Sultan Knish
Obama did not have an aspirational candidacy, he had an aspirational brand. A brand that people wanted to be a part of, because it made them feel good about themselves.
Posted on: September 3rd, 2012Blogs → The Muqata
After more than 100 years of archeological research in Israel, I’m always surprised there’s still so much more to discover. Sadly, today most such discoveries are driven by construction work. The Israeli Antiquities Authority announced today that a 6th century Jewish town was discovered north of Beersheba, during work on the southern extension of Route 6. The […]
Posted on: September 3rd, 2012Blogs → Emes Ve-Emunah
I would be opposed to the government legislating against doing MbP. That it is considered so vital by so large a segment of Jewry combined by the low probability of a child ever contracting herpes moves me to oppose it. In this case I do feel that banning the procedure would be an unconstitutional impediment to freedom of religion. But that is not the law being proposed.
Posted on: September 3rd, 2012Blogs → Fresno Zionism
In March, President Obama said "when the chips are down, I have Israel’s back," but U.S. actions since have shown otherwise.
Posted on: September 2nd, 2012Blogs → Felafel on Rye
How can it be that in this clear time of Redemption, when millions of Jews have returned to the Land of Israel from the four corners of the world, in the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy that crises and setbacks like the evacuation of Migron still occur?
Posted on: September 2nd, 2012Blogs → CIFWatch
Mount Tabor, standing 575 meters above sea level at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, is the site of the battle fought by Deborah and Barak against the Canaanite king Sisera, according to the Bible. Now it is the site of two monestaries, with three Bedouin villages nestled at its base.
Posted on: September 2nd, 2012Blogs → Emes Ve-Emunah
An increasing number of Orthodox Jews are questioning their faith and educators don't know how to respond.
Posted on: September 2nd, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
I clicked on the link and came to a YouTube video called "Dignified Transfer." I watched every second of it. Tears began to fall just as the plane came into view the first time.
Posted on: September 2nd, 2012Blogs → Fresno Zionism
Evergreen State College, where Rachel Corrie attended college, is a paradigm of the progressive cause-based model of education and has produced a high number of the anti-Israel International Solidarity Movement's activists.
Posted on: August 31st, 2012News & Views → Yori's News Clips
It appears that Romney is not playing for the Jews. He has much more serious worries.
Posted on: August 31st, 2012News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
U.S. taxpayers traveling to the United States with unpaid U.S. tax assessments can be detained at the border, questioned, and flagged for follow-up enforcement. If a taxpayer has an unpaid tax liability and is subject to a resulting Notice of Federal Tax Lien, the IRS may submit identifying taxpayer information to the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), a database maintained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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