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May 30, 2016 / 22 Iyar, 5776
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The Fire of Kabbalah & A Political Firestorm
 
Rabbi Kahane’s Grandson to Be Released into House Detention, Restrictions

May 30, 2016 - 9:29 PM
 
IDF Soldier Stabbed in Tel Aviv, Terrorist in Custody [video]

May 30, 2016 - 7:43 PM
 
16 International NGOs Condemn Israel’s Refusal to Support BDS Founder’s World Travels

May 30, 2016 - 6:14 PM
 
Patriots’ Owner Cites Chapters of the Fathers at YU’s Keynote Address [video]

May 30, 2016 - 4:07 PM
 
Pres. Rivlin Understands Arab Students’ Dilemma on National Symbols, Anthem: ‘Must Be Addressed’

May 30, 2016 - 2:59 PM
 
Shaked’s Anti-Terror Law Approved for Second and Third Knesset Vote

May 30, 2016 - 2:41 PM
 
Liberman Appointed Defense Minister After Government Compromise

May 30, 2016 - 2:35 PM
 
New Terror Tactic: Hamas Uses Postal System to Smuggle Drones and Weapons

May 30, 2016 - 2:12 PM
 
Police Arrest Teen Stabbers of Elderly Jewish Women in Jerusalem

May 30, 2016 - 12:23 PM
 
Ipsos Survey: One Third of Americans Support Boycotting Israel

May 30, 2016 - 12:22 PM
 
New Film Depicts Arab Queers as Bridge to Peace [video]

May 30, 2016 - 11:34 AM
 
Bennett Coalition Crisis Averted, Liberman (Still) to Be Defense Minister

May 30, 2016 - 11:23 AM
 
1 Wounded in Evening Terror Attack on Jerusalem Bus

May 30, 2016 - 9:58 AM
 
Shabak Issues Last Administrative Detention Order Before Lieberman Takes Over

May 30, 2016 - 9:43 AM
 
Israel Helps Sri Lanka After Deadly Landslides

May 30, 2016 - 2:00 AM
 
Report: Between 700 and 900 Immigrants Died at Sea Last week

May 29, 2016 - 10:37 PM
 
Is Ismail Haniyeh Dead Yet?

May 29, 2016 - 9:57 PM
 
Russia to Return Israeli Tank Captured 34 Years Ago in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub

May 29, 2016 - 9:05 PM
 
This Day in History: Prime Minister Netanyahu Wins in Direct Elections

May 29, 2016 - 8:06 PM
 
Terrorist Arrested After Throwing Firebomb Bag Into Kochav Yaacov

May 29, 2016 - 7:37 PM
 
Jordan’s King Dissolves Parliament, Stifles Riots Over Approval of Israeli Investment

May 29, 2016 - 4:41 PM
 
École Polytechnique and the Weizmann Institute of Science Sign Cooperation Agreement

May 29, 2016 - 3:58 PM
 
Report: Police Recommend Indicting Sara Netanyahu over PM’s Residence Charges

May 29, 2016 - 2:25 PM
 
Report: German Culture Minister Backs Jewish Delegate For Art Restitution Commission

May 29, 2016 - 1:56 PM
 
Corbyn Never Bothered to Answer Herzog’s Letter on Labour Anti-Semitism

May 29, 2016 - 1:39 PM
 
Joint Israeli Security Team Captures Hamas Terrorist Cell Behind Fiery Jerusalem Bus Bombing

May 29, 2016 - 1:25 PM
 
One Injured in Stonethrowing Near Tekoa

May 29, 2016 - 1:04 PM
 
IDF Sets Up Emergency Roadside Location Markers, Don’t Tell the Police

May 29, 2016 - 12:55 PM
 
World Health Organization Names Israel as Sole Abuser of Health Rights

May 29, 2016 - 12:48 PM
 
NJ Resident Convicted of Setting Fire to Synagogue, Rabbi’s Home

May 29, 2016 - 12:39 PM
 
Shaked Drops Bomb: Habayit Hayehudi Ready for New Elections

May 29, 2016 - 12:08 PM
 
Kulanu’s Leftwing Trend Continues: Housing Minister Supports Settlements Freeze

May 29, 2016 - 11:04 AM
 
Kahlon Says Netanyahu’s Coalition Safe – for Now

May 29, 2016 - 10:20 AM
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Posted on: May 25th, 2016

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As of 2016, the Nobel contingent from New York City public high schools stands at 42 (37 of them Jews).

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Posted on: May 18th, 2016

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According to Schwartzbard, "When the policeman told me Petlura was dead I could not hide my joy. I leaped forward and threw my arms about his neck," and when the gendarme, Roger Mercier, asked Schwartzbard if he was the shooter, he replied, "I have killed a great assassin."

Freida Sima with stepson Harry when he went into the army in 1942.
 

Posted on: May 11th, 2016

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Her heart went out to her mother, who had so wanted to stay in America, and who had cried her heart out to her eldest daughter the night before she returned to Mihowa.

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Posted on: May 4th, 2016

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As someone who witnessed horrors in no fewer than seven concentration camps, my father also wanted to publicly address the question of how it was possible that large masses of people, numbering in the millions, could be led to their extermination without a fight.

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Posted on: April 27th, 2016

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There is a whole other transcendental level of delight, enchantment, and reverence that applies to collectors of Judaica documents.

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Passover collage by Debbie Gorin, a New York-based mixed media artist.
 

Posted on: April 20th, 2016

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This has served to lower the bar when it comes to accepted standards of morality while corroding some once-healthy American ideals.

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Alisa Flatow, Hy”d
 

Posted on: April 18th, 2016

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Today (10 Nissan – April 18) is the 21st yahrzeit of my daughter Alisa Flatow, Hy”d. I’d like to share with readers of The Jewish Press some personal reflections on the events of 1995 and what has happened since.

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The Scharf-Eisenberg family in America with Baba Devorah (front center, holding baby), 1933.
 

Posted on: April 6th, 2016

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Editor’s Note: This is the seventh of a multi-part series on the life and times of a young woman who came to America on her own in the early 1900s and made her way in a new country. The sixth part (“The Motherhood of Freida Sima”) appeared as the front-page essay in the Feb. 12 […]

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Posted on: March 30th, 2016

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As always, the idea is for invited participants to finish off in any way they wish sentence fragments we’ve given them.

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Posted on: March 23rd, 2016

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Among the more than 2,500 costume-clad attendees were members of New York's most prominent Jewish families, including one gentleman dressed as a dreidel...

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Posted on: March 16th, 2016

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This is a beautiful land. The panoramic hills and valleys, the inimitable white stones, the kedushah embedded in every meter, the spicy melting pot of Jews. It fills the soul in a way nothing else can.

The next generation, in 1937. Left to right: Muriel, Shirley, Bernice, and Sheila.
 

Posted on: March 9th, 2016

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“When one door closes another one opens,” she answered, her mind already a whirlwind of plans that would change their lives for the next two decades.

Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
 

Posted on: March 2nd, 2016

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“A truly happy person does not allow his happiness to be dependent on any external factor over which he may not have control.” (Chachmah Umussar, vol. 2, pp. 331-2)

Antonin Scalia
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2016

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“Talmudic sages believed that judges who accepted bribes would be punished by eventually losing all knowledge of the divine law.”

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Posted on: February 17th, 2016

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This is not to say the Palestinians are blameless or justified in the ongoing conflict – far from it – but we are the ones with the power and our government has managed to destroy any hope on either side for a solution.

Max holds his daughter while Freida Sima stands at his side; behind them a smiling Harry and a more reserved Ben.
 

Posted on: February 10th, 2016

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Insisting on a traditional Jewish home, Freida Sima reached a compromise with her communist husband: he would not interfere in household matters of religion while she would turn a blind eye to whatever he would do outside the home.

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Posted on: February 3rd, 2016

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Seuss’s wartime cartoons denounced American discrimination against Jews and called attention to the early stages of the Holocaust.

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Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
 

Posted on: January 27th, 2016

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Yitro, on the other hand, arrived at the truth through a very different set of circumstances. He had devoted his entire life to idolatry, only to later realize the futility of his efforts.

Roy S. Neuberger
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2016

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In fact, all the Yomim Tovim that fall on the fifteenth of the month represent instances of t’chias hamaisim.

Freida Sima and Mordche
 

Posted on: January 13th, 2016

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Freida Sima pulled her hand back in shock. “Married?” she shouted. “This is how you are asking me to marry you?”

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