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Yishai on AlJazeera & Cleaning Up Conversion
 
More Light Rail Train Windows Shattered by Arab Stone Throwers

October 26, 2014 - 9:43 AM
 
Fund Headed by Kerry’s Wife Donated to Anti-Israel ‘Conflict Kitchen’

October 26, 2014 - 9:41 AM
 
Police Car Caught on Film Running Away from Arab Stone Throwers

October 26, 2014 - 9:34 AM
 
Arab Arrested with Fireworks Launchers Hidden in Car [video]

October 26, 2014 - 9:16 AM
 
Hamas Testing Rockets

October 26, 2014 - 9:06 AM
 
Israeli Envoy: Jordan King Blasting Israel to Appease his Arab Allies

October 26, 2014 - 8:04 AM
 
Lebanon Soldier Abducted in Tripoli

October 26, 2014 - 7:03 AM
 
Jerusalem Arabs Riot but Police Have the Upper Hand

October 25, 2014 - 11:51 PM
 
Arabs Desecrate Mount of Olives Cemetery Again

October 25, 2014 - 11:43 PM
 
Two More Wounded Syrians Brought to Israel

October 25, 2014 - 11:26 PM
 
Lebanon Army and ISIS Battle it Out in Tripoli

October 25, 2014 - 11:24 PM
 
Israel Beats Out US for $525 Million Arms Sale to India

October 25, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
Palestinian Authority-American Shot Dead while Trying to Kill Jews

October 25, 2014 - 10:33 PM
 
State Department Continues Grudge Match Against Ya’alon

October 25, 2014 - 10:20 PM
 
Nina Pham Released from Hospital, Ebola Free

October 25, 2014 - 9:35 PM
 
Update: Court Postpones Arab Riot-Funeral

October 25, 2014 - 9:21 PM
 
Israel Falls Back Tonight

October 25, 2014 - 8:54 PM
 
‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorism in NYC and Canada Follow Orders from ISIS

October 25, 2014 - 8:51 PM
 
Iran Executes Reyhaneh Jabbari for Killing Her Rapist

October 25, 2014 - 8:17 PM
 
Over 12,000 Israelis and Tourists Dance to Electronic Beats at Masada

October 25, 2014 - 7:09 PM
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Posted on: September 2nd, 2009

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Breckinridge Long, the State Department official in charge of refugee matters in the 1940s, did not think much of Jews. He called them "exponents of Communism and chaos."

 

Posted on: August 26th, 2009

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The creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel would be a major step in the escalation of the Arab war against Israel even if the resumption of that war is delayed for a brief time while the world celebrates the outbreak of a Potemkin peace in the Middle East, produced by the end of Israeli "occupation" of Palestinians.

 

Posted on: August 19th, 2009

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The idyllic countryside of Sobibor bears no resemblance to the large, efficient extermination camp once located in that remote corner of eastern Poland. Among the 250,000 Jews murdered during its 18 months of operation were the members of my mother's family. I didn't learn the details of their deaths until I was an adult, but I understood at a very young age that I had no grandparents, aunts, uncles or cousins because someone called Hitler had killed them.

 

Posted on: August 12th, 2009

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Sometimes it's hard to tell which is worse - the vast and growing number of frum singles, or the equally vast and growing number of newspaper articles trying to address the problem. Seriously, though, it's not even close; our unusual system of shidduch dating inflicts significant damage on some members of our community. That's why I'm taking the risk of adding this piece to the glut of shidduch-dating articles already on the market.

 

Posted on: August 5th, 2009

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A week from Friday will mark the third anniversary of the cease-fire that ended the Second Lebanon War. And while the fortunes of war run to infinite varieties of the unexpected, there is one thing of which we can all be certain. Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah will appear, if he hasn't already by the time this article is published, on a video screen from the secret bunker he is afraid to leave, and in between chants of "Death to America!" and "Death to Israel!" he and his supporters will again proclaim glorious victory over the infidel Jews.

 

Posted on: July 29th, 2009

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The Obama administration's high-profile focus on Israeli settlements and demand for a total freeze of construction beyond the pre-1967 armistice line have delighted many around the world, some of whom may even believe that settlements are the major obstacle to peace. But such views, like the administration's slant on the issue, are based on false premises and oft-repeated misinformation.

 

Posted on: July 8th, 2009

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Everyone seems to be obsessed with Jews. Although numerically we are an insignificant minority of the world's population, the media focus like lasers on everything we say and do.

 

Posted on: July 1st, 2009

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I am about to deliver a lecture in a glamorous building in Riga, one of the best examples of the Art Nouveau architecture style that makes the capital of Latvia so famous. The large seminar room is filled beyond capacity.

 

Posted on: June 17th, 2009

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The change came rather quickly in terms of history's long sweep and, from our vantage point, may seem like something of a mystery.

 

Posted on: June 10th, 2009

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In 1943, a Bulgarian baker named Rubin Dimitrov was at work in his Sofia shop when he saw Jews running from the police. He saved a group of them from a deportation roundup by hiding them in his oven. When asked about the incident, Dimitrov modestly replied, "One couldn't sit idly by, arms crossed, doing nothing. A true human being is obliged to help . So, I opened the door of my bakery oven to hide these people."

 

Posted on: May 27th, 2009

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The Aseres HaDibros, the Ten Commandments, comprise the cornerstone of our edifice of life. Every clear-thinking individual is cognizant of the fact that a home built on a shaky foundation is in danger of crumbling. Absent the divinely communicated belief system that forms the basis of our day-to-day existence, our humanity would be diminished and we would become malleable, essentially physical creatures - much like a heartless and soulless golem.

 

Posted on: May 20th, 2009

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It has been four long, thrilling years since I first arrived as a journalist in the Middle East. I've reported for months on end from the rocket-battered Jewish communities of the Gaza Strip and the war-torn Israeli-Lebanese-Syrian borders. I've stood in the trenches during massive nationalist protests and Israeli evacuations of Jewish homes.

 

Posted on: May 13th, 2009

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On March 27, before a huge crowd in Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, the mock trial team of Boston's Maimonides School won the championship for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and became eligible to compete in the national competition scheduled for Atlanta on May 8 and 9.

 

Posted on: May 6th, 2009

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I was almost inexpressibly saddened to read the comments made week before last by President Obama at a Holocaust Days of Remembrance ceremony at the Holocaust Museum in Washington. In a mostly lyrical and affecting speech, I very nearly missed the significance of the following key passage:

 

Posted on: April 29th, 2009

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If asked, "Who created the modern state of Israel?" most Jews would offer such names and institutions as David Ben-Gurion, Chaim Weizmann, the Jewish Agency, and the United Nations. A newly translated memoir, however, completely upends this popular perception.

 

Posted on: April 22nd, 2009

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 As our plane lands in Caracas I think about why we've come. Our objective is to express solidarity; to learn facts on the ground; and to speak with community leaders, rabbis, and clergy of other faiths with the goal of helping to map out future policy.

 

Posted on: April 14th, 2009

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Once upon a time, somewhere in the steppes of Eastern Europe, in the Pale that contained many a Jewish village, there roamed two beggars. One of the hobos was a Jew, the other a gentile.

 

Posted on: April 7th, 2009

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The humble-natured sheep symbolic of Nissan (Aries), the first month of the year, recognizes the shepherd to be its guide, just as the Jewish people place their faith in their Shepherd, the Creator of the universe.

 

Posted on: March 25th, 2009

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Much has been written in recent weeks of the Obama administration's possible tilt toward a more evenhanded U.S. Middle East policy. Contrary to popular perception, however, if such a change were indeed implemented, it would constitute not so much a new and revolutionary approach as it would an old and reactionary one.

 

Posted on: March 18th, 2009

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Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn was the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe (widely known as the Frierdiker - Yiddish for "previous" - Rebbe). He served in that position for 30 years, from 1920 until his passing on Shabbos morning, January 28, 1950. He was buried at Montefiore Cemetery in Queens, New York.

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