Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
The original “Ha’Shomer”
About the Author: Rafi Harkham is an Editor and Senior Analyst at The Jewish Press.
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If ritual observance is voluntary and all that counts is ethos, why not just drop the whole charade and just call anyone with an ethical perspective on life a Reform Jew?
You might think that six Khamenei followers might split the hardline vote but don’t worry as that will be taken care of in the ballot-counting if necessary.
Why didn’t then Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and then Prime Minister Ehud Barak demand that all the footage shot by France 2 on that day be placed at Israel’s disposal to do a proper investigation?
To assume that your opponents have any decency, as the Republicans habitually do, is to be left behind in Politics 1.0.
The LA mayoral race was between a man with a Jewish mother and a woman married to a Jew.
At the inaugural Values Network Gala on June 4, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach will be honoring Holocaust survivor Professor Elie Wiesel, renowned philanthropists Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson and influential health advocate Dr. Mehmet Oz for their outstanding work as champions for Jewish and human values. Proceeds from the dinner, to be held at the New [...]
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected a decision by election overseers to disqualify his own top aide, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, from the June 14 presidential vote in Iran as an act of “oppression” and threatened to take the case to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, AP reported. His comments were posted Wednesday on his website [...]
Poland is a stalwart American ally in Europe, a bulwark against an increasingly belligerent Russia and, with the recent opening of a major new Warsaw museum, is enjoying a flush of accolades for its belated embrace of its Jewish roots. But there’s a thorn in the bouquet: Poland is seen as having the world’s worst [...]
An Israeli soldier was killed in a mine explosion in the southern Golan Heights. The soldier was taking part Tuesday in a minefield-clearing operation, according to the Israel Defense Forces, and was killed when an old anti-tank mine exploded. Two other soldiers were injured. The mine reportedly was cleared and marked before it exploded. The [...]
“A majority of the claims made by the person who wrote the anonymous letter were refuted by Mr. Domnitser,” the report said.
An April 19, 2013 Quinnipiac University survey gives Weiner 15 percent of Democratic primary voters.
Yishai and Malkah discuss Facebook’s purchase of Israeli app Waze and the potential ramifications of the acquisition.
I often think that a sharpshooter must be the calmest and most focused person. The Reconnaissance Platoon of the 601st Brigade is a small unit in the Combat Engineering Corps. Earlier this year, they held an exercise in a densely wooded area, where they practiced combat fighting, reconnaissance and evacuating injured soldiers. They also practiced [...]
For the record, Rashad Hussain is a nice guy.
Danny Goldstein, founder and chairman of ‘Calcala’ (‘Finance’): “We are focused on making Israel a better place to live and a better place to invest by merging the best of Israel and America – representing Israelis, but with an eye on the American perspective.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “The Israeli economy grew more than most Western economies, almost 2.5 times the OECD average…In contrast to the collapsing economies around us, Israel’s credit rating was upgraded last year.”
Deputy FM Danny Ayalon said Israel would not be cooperating with the Council in the wake of its passage of a resolution ordering a ‘fact-finding mission’ into Israel’s conduct in Judea and Samaria: “We have no reason to continue cooperating with a hypocritical organization which specializes in double-speak and has a mission to smear us.”
Since Kadima’s fracturing is inevitable, the leadership primary becomes significance in that it will determine which leader will secure the votes of those Kadima MKs whose allegiance is to the party, and not its leader.
PM Netanyahu: “Israel will do everything to help” find the killer, who had “strong murderous anti-Semitic motive”; UN Human Rights Council “should be ashamed” to host a Hamas official on the day of a terrorist attack.
Dalia Itzik, Kadima’s Knesset Faction Chairwoman and the last faction member yet to announce who she will support in the upcoming primary between Livni and Shaul Mofaz, has been linked to discussions with Mofaz’s campaign over the weekend.
Noted Israeli author and Israel Prize Laureate A.B. Yehoshua said that living outside Israel “is a very deep failure of the Jewish people,” and lamented that immigration numbers from the United States are “minimal” and “embarrassing.” He was equally acerbic regarding the large Israeli ex-patriot community.
The resolution read, “Egypt after the revolution will never be a friend of the Zionist entity, the number one enemy of Egypt and the Arab nation.” It also supported Palestinian resistance “in all its kinds and forms.”
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