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Not So Kosher Shemittah L’Mehadrin

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Two Israeli Women Killed in Nepal Bus Crash

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Women of the Wall Smuggle Tiny Torah Scroll to Western Wall

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New York Doctor Infected with Ebola [video]

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Tearful Message from Baby Terror Victim’s Grandfather

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Romney and Joe Lieberman to Address Israel-Americans in Washington

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Arab Rioters Attack Jewish-owned Buildings in Old City [video]

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J Street U Blames Jews for Terrorist’s Murderous Rampage

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New York City Hospital Testing Patient for Ebola Virus

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Arabs Continue Terror with Rock Attacks in Jerusalem

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Netanyahu Convenes Top Brass in Jerusalem Over Terror Attack

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News for Israel: Boeing Sells Data, Drawings to Iran

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US-led Coalition Destroys Syrian Oil Wells

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Suspected Ebola Patient Quarantined in Lebanon

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Convicted Terrorists Still Have Drivers’ Licenses, But . . .

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Terror: US Pledges Support for Canada but Tells Israel to Stay Calm

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The Shabbos Project: Jews Worldwide Keeping This Shabbos Together

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Israel Railways Going ‘Electric’

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Letters To The Editor
 

Posted on: January 4th, 2006

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Note To ReadersWhen we published Rabbi Moshe Faskowitz’s open letter of resignation from the Rabbinical Council of America in our issue of Dec. 23, we were unaware that he is a cousin of Rabbi Mordecai Tendler’s wife. While it has no bearing on the particulars of the Tendler-RCA controversy, or on the questions raised by […]

 

Posted on: December 28th, 2005

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Spielberg’s Selective EquivalencyIt is clear that Steven Spielberg’s latest movie, “Munich,” attempts to portray the Muslim killers of the unsuspecting Israeli athletes as just simple family men, no different from the Israelis they murdered at the Munich Olympics.We all should ask ourselves, given that we cannot ask it of Spielberg or his ultra-leftist screenwriter, Tony […]

 

Posted on: December 21st, 2005

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Kahane’s Views Not `Abnormal’Elliot Resnick (“Kahane’s Ideas, 15 years and 1,300 Deaths Later,” op-ed, Dec. 9) writes that “Kahane felt abnormal times required an abnormal response.” I highly doubt that Rabbi Kahane would have agreed with this presumptuous notion. His response to the demographic crisis in Israel could not be termed “abnormal” in the least. […]

 

Posted on: May 18th, 2005

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U.S. Jews’ PrioritiesHillel Halkin’s May 13 op-ed (“The Bush Conundrum”) was the best defense of President Bush I’ve read anywhere. The only problem is that Mr. Halkin assumes that your typical liberal American Jew has Israel at the center of his or her priorities, and nothing could be less true.Ask a sampling of Jewish women […]

 

Posted on: May 11th, 2005

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Another Great EssayThe May 6 front-page essay by Joseph Hoffman, “Monument to Life,” was an exquisite reading experience. It was as if Mr. Hoffman took his readers on a guided tour of the new museum at Yad Vashem, complete with historical references, personal asides, and a trained artistic sense. Please convey to him my profoundest […]

 

Posted on: May 4th, 2005

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Rabbi Porush’s CourageReader Joseph Weidenfeld is highly unfair, and way off base, for insulting Rabbi Menachem Porush (Letters, April 29). Weidenfeld claims Rabbi Porush has “chutzpah” for criticizing the girush (disengagement) from Gaza and Shomron when his own party, Agudath Israel, supported this policy and saved the Sharon government from collapse.Such reasoning is patently ridiculous. […]

 

Posted on: April 27th, 2005

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Inspired By Rabbi WaldmanI was touched beyond words by the self-sacrifice and idealism exhibited by Rabbi Eliezer Waldman in moving his family and his yeshiva to SaNur (Jewish Press, April 22). Many of us talk the talk when it comes to defending the integrity of Eretz Yisrael, but Rabbi Waldman walks the walk. Thanks to […]

 

Posted on: April 20th, 2005

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Helping HandsIt’s nice to know there are still some caring people in this world, people who aren’t afraid to get involved but are willing to jump in to help others.Last Thursday evening I had an unfortunate incident outside a retail establishment on 39th Street in Boro Park. I was on the ground, badly injured and […]

 

Posted on: April 13th, 2005

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Baseball FanI’ve come to admire the depth of knowledge that Jason Maoz regularly displays in his Media Monitor column, but I had no idea he could write so eloquently and knowledgeably on baseball as well (“The Vanishing Jewish Baseball Player,” front-page essay, April 8).You obviously timed the article’s appearance to coincide with the start last […]

 

Posted on: April 6th, 2005

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Pope A Lamed-Vavnik?I bear no ill will toward the late Pope John Paul II, but I found myself wincing at the statements put out after his death by our Jewish leaders and organizations, each of whom sought to outdo the others in praising the pontiff in language they seldom if ever use upon the passing […]

 

Posted on: March 30th, 2005

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Summers StormI appreciate The Jewish Press’s publication of Ed Koch’s op-ed column on the academic lynching of Harvard President Lawrence Summers. The outcry against Summers for raising an issue for thought and debate is very sad. Once again we are witnessing a horrible double standard from the media, the academic Left and supposed women’s rights […]

 

Posted on: March 23rd, 2005

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Money Better SpentAs people prepare to fulfill the mitzvah of mishloach manot on Purim, may I remind them that the mitzvah involves sending a gift of two (2) different food items to one (1) friend. I do not believe the mitzvah is to send extravagant $300 baskets to everyone living within a three-mile-radius of one’s […]

 

Posted on: March 16th, 2005

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Readers Urged To Reach Out To Jewish Serviceman I recently exchanged a few e-mails with an observant Jewish serviceman in Iraq, 1st Lt. Chaim Spilman. He is deployed for a long tour (the address below is good for at least the next three months; he might be sent elsewhere later), and I think he could use […]

 

Posted on: March 9th, 2005

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Hard-Liners Going SoftRe “Conference of Presidents Backs Sharon Plan” (news story, February 21):The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is but one addition to a long list of once stalwart supporters of Israel’s national integrity to consent to the process of surrender so artfully labeled disengagement. Three years ago the executive vice chairman […]

 

Posted on: March 2nd, 2005

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Sharon’s PledgesI am distraught by the pledge made by Prime Minister Sharon that Jerusalem is non-negotiable. Those of us who have been following the prime minister’s career and statements over the past few years realize that his saying that Jerusalem is non-negotiable is cause for great concern about the future status of Jerusalem. Given his […]

 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2005

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Reckless TalkThe growing incitement against Israeli government officials in response to the disengagement policy must be condemned by all people regardless of their stance regarding that policy. The atmosphere being created is one that should be abhorrent to those who respect the guiding principles of democracy, the very tenets of freedom which we all cherish.As […]

 

Posted on: February 16th, 2005

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Shabbos PrioritiesA person had slipped and fallen on the ice and now lay dangerously in the middle of the street, in the heart of Boro Park, on erev Shabbos. I was at a red light across the street, stuck behind another car. As I waited in anticipation for the light to change, I prayed that […]

 

Posted on: February 9th, 2005

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Poignant EssayI found the Feb. 4 front-page essay by Nathan Lewin (“Say It Ain’t So…But It Was So”) incredibly moving.The American Jewish community in the 1940′s lacked three essential elements that we now take for granted:1. Political power, unity, and influence on a large scale in the national political process. 2. Communication among and to […]

 

Posted on: February 2nd, 2005

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Helping HandsThe 2004 annual Bais Yaakov convention was held in Detroit over the weekend of November 18-21 (5-8 Kislev). Our school, Bais Yaakov of Ramapo, arranged for other girls’ schools in the metropolitan area to accompany us by bus from New York to Detroit. After an uplifting and inspiring convention, the bus was headed back […]

 

Posted on: January 26th, 2005

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Galut Mentality“In every generation one is obligated to see himself as if he has exited Egypt.” (Passover Haggadah)When the Jews left Egypt and were trapped between the Egyptian army and the sea, there were many who advocated going back to Egypt and slavery. Understandable, but nevertheless the epitome of galut mentality. Had they prevailed, we […]

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