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The Fire of Kabbalah & A Political Firestorm
 
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
 
Egypt’s Chief Cleric Scolds Israel Over Nude Dancers in Holy City of Jerusalem

May 28, 2016 - 11:34 PM
 
1,000 at Funeral for Hebron Terrorist, Hundreds Cry ‘Allahu Akbar!’

May 28, 2016 - 10:37 PM
 
Lebanese News Outlet Confirms Hezbollah Digging Tunnels on Israel’s Northern Border

May 28, 2016 - 9:41 PM
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Richard L. Cravatts
 

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

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What was unique about the MLA’s and the ASA’s approach was the breathtakingly Orwellian notion that not only was Israel itself guilty of the many alleged transgressions assigned to it by its libelers, but a boycott against Israeli academics was warranted because the academic establishment itself is complicit in Zionism’s excesses and a core element of the bemoaned occupation, oppression, and denial of Palestinian self-determination.

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Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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The road back is paved with love, understanding, hugs, and honest communication.

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Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

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This past autumn the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project released the findings of its survey of American Jews. “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” immediately won the attention of a good number of American Jews and became the focus of considerable media coverage.

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Posted on: January 15th, 2014

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Humility is perhaps the least understood quality a person may possess. Often it is perceived as a form of meekness, a reticence that stems from a lack of self-confidence or an unwillingness to stand up and assert oneself. But that is far from what true humility is.

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Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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At the end of the harvest, winter begins. The earth becomes cold and hard, nights are long, and the sun seems far away in the southern sky. The sap ceases to flow in the trees. But in this season of temporary "death" Hashem sends down harbingers of coming life in the form of tal u'matar livrachah - dew and rain for a blessing - upon the earth.

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Posted on: January 1st, 2014

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A president who today used the language of FDR or JFK would be derided. If he were a candidate, the media elites would bury his chances of winning the election. He would be a laughing stock to the aimless young people whose uninformed opinions on public affairs seem to matter more than they should.

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

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An educator must not be satisfied until that soul he refuses to handle, love, nourish and develop is registered in another school, one more caring and embracing.

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Posted on: December 18th, 2013

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Of course, believing in God doesn’t make one Jewish. Many people identify themselves as Jews for a host of reasons other than believing in the God of Israel, and they are just as Jewish as the most pious Jew. Being Jewish is a birthright, not a belief right. According to halacha, anyone born of a Jewish mother is Jewish. Period.

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Posted on: December 11th, 2013

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Yossi Klein Halevi’s Like Dreamers (Harper) explores the lives of seven Israeli paratroopers in the Six-Day War who, his subtitle suggests, “Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation.” It offers a fascinating variation on the theme of Israel at a fateful crossroads, in search of itself, following the wondrously unifying moment at the Western Wall in June 1967 when Jewish national sovereignty in Jerusalem was restored for the first time in nineteen centuries.

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Posted on: December 4th, 2013

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Throughout the past week we have thanked Hashem for the improbable defeat of the powerful Seleucid forces by a small, untrained band of Jewish fighters. We also celebrated the story’s one open miracle, when the menorah’s lights burned for eight consecutive days following the Temple’s rededication.

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Posted on: November 27th, 2013

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"Logically" speaking, after the millennia of hatred and destruction directed against us, there should not be one Jew in the world today who still keeps the Torah.

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Posted on: November 24th, 2013

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Two months ago, the Pew Research Center issued a comprehensive study of American Jews and ever since the American Jewish community has been debating the findings. I have contributed my share to this debate, which concerns matters of critical importance.

If one wants to see ethnic contact, social progress, and true turf sharing in New York City, the experience of a Hebrew charter school in Brooklyn is a perfect case in point.
 

Posted on: November 14th, 2013

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Most areas of the city have a mix of peoples living in them who have daily contact with one another and who share the space. It just makes sense to have good relations with neighbors.

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Posted on: November 6th, 2013

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Seventy-five years ago on November 10 the Nazis unleashed a wave of terror, destruction and death known as Kristallnacht upon Germany’s Jews, a fearsome presage of the Holocaust. On that day, the childhood of my then-12-year-old father, Kurt Lion, of blessed memory, was abruptly and savagely ended.

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Posted on: October 30th, 2013

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When Secretary of State John Kerry appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in September to make the case for U.S. intervention in Syria, he offered a historical analogy.

Louis Rene Beres
 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

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There are many specific and readily identifiable reasons for the failure of “Oslo,” a term that – though originally signifying the accords signed twenty years ago between Israel and the Palestinians – has become a commonplace shorthand for the Middle East peace process.

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Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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In recent years an important mitzvah has been largely forgotten by Klal Yisrael. Actually, it is not just a mitzvah that has been lost but an entire Torah value that impacts the very way we understand our world.

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Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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The exchange was brief and simple in its content, yet profound in its implications. One morning this past summer, I davened at a shul in Passaic, New Jersey. Passaic was our new home as of mid-July, following nearly a decade of school leadership in other communities. After tefillah, I opened a conversation with someone who had also just concluded his tenure as a principal out of state. He informed me he had left the field of education entirely and had moved to the tri-state area to go into business with a relative. In the course of our talk, he mentioned that another colleague, also young by comparative standards, was not returning to the school he had helped found out west.

Rabbi Yehuda Amital
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

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During the Yom Kippur War and its immediate aftermath, Rav Amital would travel from base to base, visiting his students. His frequent visits brought him into close contact with senior IDF commanders, and soon after the war he was asked by the upper command echelons of the IDF to be the rabbinic liaison between the army and the hesder yeshivot. The military even allowed him unfettered entry, in uniform, into IDF camps.

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Posted on: September 25th, 2013

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As the Torah teaches, poverty will never be eradicated, nor will our obligation to assist those in need.

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