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The Christian Zionist Who Gave Birth to the IDF
 
Netanyahu Tells Soldiers Israel is ‘Island of Stability’ in Middle East

May 3, 2016 - 10:34 PM
 
Gunfire From Gaza Hits IDF Vehicle After Netanyahu’s Visit to Border

May 3, 2016 - 10:34 PM
 
Israeli Man Sentenced to Life For Burning Arab Teen

May 3, 2016 - 10:31 PM
 
IDF Vehicle Damaged in Terror Attack Along Northern Gaza Border

May 3, 2016 - 10:09 PM
 
San Diego State Jewish Students Face Disciplinary Action over Anti-BDS Flyer

May 3, 2016 - 9:00 PM
 
National Religious Rabbi Appointed Supreme Rabbinical Court Judge While Court Facing Shutdown

May 3, 2016 - 8:30 PM
 
3 IDF Soldiers Wounded in Ramming Attack Near Dolev, Terrorist Dead

May 3, 2016 - 7:05 PM
 
German Traveler to Dubai Finds Himself on Flight to Tel Aviv

May 3, 2016 - 3:59 PM
 
UK’s Labour Party Secretly Suspended 50 Members Over Anti-Semitism, Racism

May 3, 2016 - 3:15 PM
 
Pentagon Confirms American Soldier Killed by ISIS in Northern Iraq

May 3, 2016 - 2:40 PM
 
Two Roman-Era ‘Mummy Paintings’ Stolen By Nazis Returned to Jewish Heirs

May 3, 2016 - 2:10 PM
 
ISIS Hackers Post ‘Hit List’ of US Military Staff, Says ‘Kill Them, Behead Them’

May 3, 2016 - 1:25 PM
 
Israel Demolishes Home of Henkins’ Hamas Killer

May 3, 2016 - 12:47 PM
 
German Technology Giant Siemens AG to Pay $44 Million to Settle Israeli Corruption Case

May 3, 2016 - 12:35 PM
 
Daphna Meir’s Arab Killer is Convicted in Military Court

May 3, 2016 - 12:21 PM
 
Jewish Group Condemns German YouTube’s Neo-Nazi Videos

May 3, 2016 - 11:59 AM
 
Murdered Israeli Tourist Beaten to Death in Hungary

May 3, 2016 - 11:40 AM
 
Israel Intercepts 4 Tons Ammonium Chloride Smuggled by Hamas to Make Rocket Fuel

May 3, 2016 - 11:21 AM
 
Cave of the Patriarchs Closes to Jews for Muslim Holiday

May 3, 2016 - 11:00 AM
 
Jew Expelled From Temple Mount for Holding Tzizit

May 3, 2016 - 10:57 AM
 
Analysis: Bennett Threatening to Walk If Bibi Gives Shaked’s Justice Portfolio to Bougie

May 3, 2016 - 10:17 AM
 
Jerusalem’s Old City Stabbing Victim Improving, Terrorist Caught

May 3, 2016 - 10:13 AM
 
Palestinian Authority Tries to Grab Dead Sea Oil Reservoir

May 2, 2016 - 11:47 PM
 
Israeli Labour Party Ponders Cutting Ties to British Labour Over Anti-Semitism

May 2, 2016 - 11:30 PM
 
UPDATE: Stabbing in Jerusalem, Jewish Man Seriously Wounded, Terrorist Captured [video]

May 2, 2016 - 10:56 PM
 
A First: Rasmussen Gives Trump 2-Point National Lead Over Clinton

May 2, 2016 - 9:43 PM
 
Kahlon: Half-Billion Shekels to Go to Holocaust Survivors and Elderly

May 2, 2016 - 9:35 PM
 
Israel to Open Second Gaza Crossing to Transfer Goods

May 2, 2016 - 9:19 PM
 
Giant Chipmaker Intel Starts Israeli Layoffs

May 2, 2016 - 9:11 PM
 
German Rightwing Party Calling for Ban on Islam as Leftists Clash with Police

May 2, 2016 - 6:49 PM
 
Italian Kickboxing Champion Denies Joining ISIS, Plotting to Blow Up Israeli Embassy, Vatican

May 2, 2016 - 6:14 PM
 
Israeli Soldiers Capture 3 Terror Fugitives, Find Weaponry

May 2, 2016 - 4:05 PM
 
Another UK Labour Member Suspended Over Anti-Semitic Vitriol on Facebook

May 2, 2016 - 3:29 PM
 
Shaked’s Plan to Apply Israeli Law Beyond Green Line Provokes Backlash from Radical Left

May 2, 2016 - 2:58 PM
 
Justice Minister Commits to Enforcing Sovereignty in Area C

May 2, 2016 - 2:33 PM
 
Hungarian Authorities Arrest 2 Suspects in Death of Ofir Gross, z’l

May 2, 2016 - 12:49 PM
 
Sanders Fundraising Plummets in April

May 2, 2016 - 12:49 PM
 
Malia Obama to Attend Harvard U in 2017

May 2, 2016 - 12:35 PM
 
Report: IDF Soldiers Rescue Arab Terror Kidnap Victim in Daring Raid

May 2, 2016 - 11:59 AM
 
Attacked by Haredi, Officer Impounds his Hat, Forces him to Sit and Learn

May 2, 2016 - 10:57 AM
 
Iranian Parliament Approves Bill ‘Requiring’ New Missiles, Military Technology

May 2, 2016 - 10:51 AM
 
FBI Sting Gets Man Who Planned to Bomb Florida Synagogue

May 2, 2016 - 9:43 AM
 
Yeshiva Suing Arab Manufacturer Who Faked Kosher Certification

May 2, 2016 - 9:04 AM
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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.

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.”

Israeli-flag
 

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?”

Nathan Lewin
 

Posted on: January 6th, 2016

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Payment was not, apparently, an essential ingredient in the allegedly criminal conduct the FBI intended to punish if the “Getcha Sting” had succeeded in luring participants into a “forced Get.”

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Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
 

Posted on: December 30th, 2015

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Perhaps we were better off when we were less sophisticated and just lived with emunah peshutah.

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Posted on: December 23rd, 2015

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William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was the only American president to also sit on the Supreme Court. The Republican was an effective administrator but a poor politician; caught in the intense battles between progressives and conservatives, he received little credit for his administration’s achievements, which included establishing a postal savings system, admitting Arizona and New Mexico […]

Freida Sima and her brothers Abie (standing) and Benny, circa 1927.
 

Posted on: December 16th, 2015

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After several dates, when she sensed the “chicken killer” was about to propose, my grandmother beat a hasty retreat, remarking to her aunts that one day longer with him and she would have become a vegetarian.

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