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The Fire of Kabbalah & A Political Firestorm
 
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
 
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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Posted on: February 22nd, 2006

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Lost Gemaras Recently a Port Authority chaplain (who is also a chaplain at UMDNJ, my place of business) handed me two travel-size Gemaras he found at Newark Airport this past December. The chaplain, a Muslim, hoped I would be able to locate the rightful owner of the seforim. The name in both was in Hebrew: […]

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Posted on: February 15th, 2006

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Learning From HistoryIn the 1930’s a madman ascended the world stage with a public declaration of his intentions. The world stood by and watched him build up a vast military killing machine. This encouraged him to expand his ambitions to world conquest. That, of course, could not be permitted, so several nations joined together and […]

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Posted on: February 8th, 2006

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Severing Our RootsJews of all political persuasions joyously celebrate Tu b’Shvat with beautiful fruits grown on trees planted and nurtured by the residents/settlers of Eretz Yisrael.As every schoolchild knows, if a tree or a nation is severed from its rootsit will inevitably wither and die. Nevertheless, Mr. Olmert and his cohorts have embraced policies that […]

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Posted on: January 25th, 2006

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Not Convinced By Plaut I always enjoy Steven Plaut’s articles in The Jewish Press and until last week (“Israel’s Plague of Conspiracism,” front-page essay) always found myself in complete agreement with him. I do not know Mr. Chamish and almost always dismiss his claims; in addition, I am not one who sees a conspiracy around […]

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Posted on: January 18th, 2006

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Editor’s Note: The first few words of the second sentence in Ray Kestenbaum’s letter in last week’s issue should have read: “Over the years he [Sharon] developed the skills of a visionary.” We regret the error. Hateful HeadlineThe New York Daily News carried a short piece on Monday, Jan. 16, about the temporary resignation of Ohio […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2006

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Lessons From MisfitsPat Robertson declares that Ariel Sharon’s massive stroke was the result of divine wrath for dividing the Holy Land. The ADL’s Abe Foxman tells Robertson that his views are un-Christian. There are a couple of lessons to learn from these two misfits.The first is that Foxman makes a better Christian than Pat Robertson, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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