Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
American writer Paul Auster in Jerusalem.
About the Author: Rafi Harkham is an Editor and Senior Analyst at The Jewish Press.
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Lulav, Sukkah, Shofar
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There is nothing like a bunch of yeshiva high schoolers to get everyone in the mood for Purim.
The lulav symbolizes the backbone, the etrog, the heart, the hadas the eyes, and the arava the lips moving in the service of God.
The presence of a sacrifice in these covenantal experiences can be looked upon as a celebration of this glorious moment of meeting between God and his people.
A new display in Jerusalem is showcasing the oldest-known masks in the world, believed to have originated 9,000 years ago, long before Purim. The 11 masks are made of stones and were discovered in the Judean desert near Jerusalem. Experts believe the masks were meant to look like skulls, with each displaying a unique personality […]
Tokyo Metropolitan Police reportedly have arrested a man in connection with the vandalism of hundreds of copies of “The Diary of Anne Frank” in city libraries. The Tokyo resident, identified as an “unemployed man in his 30s,” made a statement admitting to some involvement in the vandalism of the books in February, according to a […]
Four masked Muslim Brotherhood gunmen killed one soldier and wounded three others on Thursday and fled on two motorcycles, Egyptian officials and eyewitness said. The rare attack on an army bus in the capital came eight months after Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi was ousted in a military coup. Previous attacks in Cairo have targeted […]
Chazal tell us that Moshe functioned in many different capacities. For example, at various times he was considered a king and the equivalent of the Sanhedrin. He was also a kohen gadol, as evidenced by his role during this seven day period.
Born in 1933, Sheldon Adelson was the son of Ukrainian immigrants. His father drove a taxi and his mother ran a knitting shop. He grew up in one of the poorest sections of Boston. But even as a young boy he showed great ambition, first selling newspapers on the street corner, and then running his first business at the age of twelve. He went on to build over fifty businesses, eventually owning the Venetian Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He became a very wealthy man.
So this is what she got herself into: serving chicken soup and getting bits of rent on random days. She couldn’t say it wasn’t worth it, as she was earning both a chesed and a little bit of cash.
If a korban chatas cannot be brought as a nedavah, how can one read the parshah of the korban chatas if he is not certain that he is obligated to bring one?
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., received a $10 million grant from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. The museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies will be renamed the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and will concentrate on Holocaust studies throughout the world. The center sponsors […]
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) raised $20 million on Tuesday at its annual national gala, held in New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel. Some 1,400 guests from the U.S., Panama, and Israel attended the event, where IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz thanked the organization “for choosing to stand by our side […]
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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