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Why Don’t We Celebrate Two Days of Purim in Jerusalem?

15 Adar 5773 – February 24, 2013
Jews of 14th century Jerusalem celebrated Purim on both the 14th and 15th of Adar.

No ‘Respect’ for Racist Demagogue

Background on MP George Galloway, the British legislator who refused to debate an Israeli.

Purim and the Right to Bear Arms

Four Jews who will not celebrate Purim this year are Yitzhak Ames, Talia Ames, Kochava Even-Haim, and Avishai Schindler - all murdered by Hamas.

Bennett and Lapid Lost the Game of ‘Chicken’ and We Got Livni

12 Adar 5773 – February 21, 2013
Bennett shouldn't have trying to play chicken against a pro.

Dangerous Places

I have seen thousands of Palestinians - in our stores, on our trains, in our cities. I have never seen any being harassed.

Disappointed But Not Surprised

There ought to be a process of exempting yeshiva students via bechinos (tests).

‘An Act of Stupidity That Will Resonate for Generations’

According to former Mossad official Rafi Eitan, the Egyptian military was ready to announce that Ahmed Shafiq won elections, but the US pressured them to announce in favor of Morsi.

Google Makes a Fast (of Esther) Error

Google had a good idea on how to present the data.The only problem is, the data is wrong.

Memo to the President: Compromise on the Budget

11 Adar 5773 – February 20, 2013
The fault lies with both the executive and legislative branches of government. Neither wants to budge from their ideological positions.

Life Patch Scammer Convicted

Many people fell for the LifePatch scam, thinking it was a great new Israeli start-up. In the end, the scammers were convicted.

Open Letter to Sen. Charles Schumer on the Hagel Appointment

You expressed having had "genuine concerns" about Hagel prior to your White House meeting with him; now is the moment for you to follow the dictates of your conscience.

Train Nice

10 Adar 5773 – February 19, 2013
Living in Israel is often a study on kindness between people.

Futile Israeli Efforts to Win Ankara Back

The AWACS Israel is selling to Turkey will potentially be used against Israel in the Mediterranean Sea.

A ‘Fake’ Haredi?

It is to Jonathan Rosenblum’s great credit that he has written this critical essay in a Haredi publication.

The Frum Professor’s Legal Case for Israel: The Video

A clear explanation of what international law is and is not, and how it applies to some of the controversies around the Jewish state.

Torah and the Secular Jew

9 Adar 5773 – February 18, 2013
As a youth, MK Dr. Ruth Calderon was not satisfied with the secular treatment of Judaism she got in Israeli schools. So eventually she founded a secular yeshiva.

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