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Terrorists Shot at Beit El Residential Building

February 14, 2016 - 9:12 PM
 
Updated: 6 Dead in Horrific Bus Accident on Highway 1

February 14, 2016 - 7:24 PM
 
Female Terrorist Neutralized at Hebron Junction 160

February 14, 2016 - 7:21 PM
 
UK Airbnb Member to Israelis: Want a Room? First Stop the ‘Occupation’

February 14, 2016 - 6:28 PM
 
Netanyahu Testifies at Supreme Court: Gas Regulator Harmed Israeli Geopolitical Interests

February 14, 2016 - 5:00 PM
 
Terrorist Killed Near Mazmoriyah Checkpoint

February 14, 2016 - 2:51 PM
 
IDF Source: Russian Involvement Enables Hezbollah to Down Israeli Planes

February 14, 2016 - 2:49 PM
 
Terror Attack in Jerusalem. No Casualties.

February 14, 2016 - 2:05 PM
 
PM Olmert, Two More Holy Land Hotel Defendants to Start Prison Terms

February 14, 2016 - 1:37 PM
 
Netanyahu Says US VP Joe Biden ‘May’ Visit Israel

February 14, 2016 - 1:28 PM
 
2 Teen Terrorists Killed After Shooting at IDF Soldiers

February 14, 2016 - 11:53 AM
 
Committee Chair: Must Increase Support for Olim Crisis Hotlines

February 14, 2016 - 11:37 AM
 
Terrorists Shoot at IDF Soldiers in Samaria

February 14, 2016 - 11:15 AM
 
Shi’ite Lebanese MP: Israeli Forces Stole Our Goats!

February 14, 2016 - 10:35 AM
 
Newborn Arab Twins Named after Har Nof Massacre Terrorists

February 14, 2016 - 9:10 AM
 
Death of US Supreme Court Justice Scalia Throws Match into Already Inflamed Election

February 14, 2016 - 4:33 AM
 
Arad Mayor, Chabad Rabbi Invite Tourism to Israel’s Sunny South

February 14, 2016 - 12:17 AM
 
Likud Activist Wants to Pay 250,000 Arabs Each Year to Start New Lives Elsewhere

February 14, 2016 - 12:07 AM
 
MK Amir Ohana Launching Gun Lobby

February 13, 2016 - 11:46 PM
 
New Gaza Terror Tunnel to Sinai Discovered by Egypt

February 13, 2016 - 11:31 PM
 
Explosions Heard in Golan Heights

February 13, 2016 - 11:09 PM
 
Confirmed: Beyonce to Grace the Stage in Tel Aviv

February 13, 2016 - 11:04 PM
 
Turkey Shells Kurds in Syrian Border Village After Recapture

February 13, 2016 - 10:05 PM
 
Oldest Torah Scroll Proves Yemenite, Chabad Versions Right

February 13, 2016 - 9:34 PM
 
Rebbetzin Shifra Nebenzahl, Z”L

February 13, 2016 - 8:25 PM
 
3 Border Police, 2 Arabs Hurt in Vehicle Ramming Near Ma’ale Adumim

February 13, 2016 - 7:43 PM
 
Oops! Arab Terrorist Stabs Arab After Failing to Kill IDF Soldier [video]

February 13, 2016 - 7:21 PM
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The-Prophet-Jeremiah
 

Posted on: September 28th, 2012

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No doubt, it's hard for people to give up their lifelong attachments and identity. But there are moments in history when a turning point arrives, and those with eyes to see and ears to hear recognize it. Many Jews have made political liberalism their religion and personal identity and the Democrat Party their unexamined home and comfort zone. But everything changed early September.

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Posted on: September 28th, 2012

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The United States did not jump into a tiger den in the Bronx Zoo. That would have been fairly sane compared to its leap into Libya. With the Arab Spring, the tigers were freed and men like Christopher Stevens jumped inside. The bloody marks on the walls of the Benghazi consulate are a grim reminder of what tigers eventually do to the men who move into their dens.

Ahmadinejad Unwelcome
 

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

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Defying historical fact, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad continued his existential verbal attacks on the State of Israel, claiming Israel has no historical basis in the Middle East Region.

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Muslim and Jewish guys in this French cartoon say: “You must not mock us!”
 

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

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My last article prompted a solemn reply from Sheila Musaji of The American Muslim website, who deemed it "irresponsible and beyond the pale." Why so? Because, as she puts it, "The solution to escalating violence and hate speech is not more hate speech."

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Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, center, in a rare public appearance.
 

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

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The Lebanon-based Islamic organization Hezbollah is one of the most dangerous groups in the world. Recently, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah incited violence against American and European interests over the movie The Innocence of Muslims. And yet, the European Union refuses to follow America's example and classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization – a move that would enable the E.U. to freeze the group's assets in Europe.

Greenwald-092812
 

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

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It is ten o'clock in the morning. I am at a local park with my daughter. A number of children are climbing and sliding, imbibing the fresh air. In their orbit are a smaller number of women, some milling around on foot, others sitting on the benches conversing and minding strollers. Trailing my own child, I play a silent game: Who is a Mommy? Which, if any, of these women (who range from lovingly attentive to disturbingly disengaged) are the children's mothers, and which are babysitters?

Silberstein-092812
 

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

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“This is the day of the beginning of your creation,” we read in our Yom Tov prayer books. According to Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashanah marks the day of the creation of Adam and Eve, and on that very day they proclaim God as King of the Universe.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
 

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

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During a recent trip to Rwanda, former president Bill Clinton lamented his failure in 1994 to intervene in that country’s genocidal massacres. “I don’t think we could have ended the violence, but I think we could have cut it down. And I regret it.”

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Hornik-092812
 

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

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How well are Jews - and non-Jews - doing with regard to the Jewish state? If the question focuses on the highbrow world, and particularly its predominant persuasion of liberalism (or what is still called by that name), the answer that emerges from Edward Alexander's new book is: not very well.

Steinberg-092812
 

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

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In its September newsletter, the New Israel Fund (NIF) urged Israelis to examine their behavior (“cheshbon nefesh”), declaring “We have been telling you for some time about the upsurge in hatred and incitement in Israel…”

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Hundreds of Jews attend Selichot (forgiveness) prayers, at the Kotel, September 14, 2012.
 

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

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Yom Kippur is observed on the tenth day of the Jewish month of Tishrey, whose astrological sign is Libra (♎). Libra symbolizes key themes of Yom Kippur: scales, justice, balance, truth, symmetry, sensitivity and optimism. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus (Noga, נגה, in Hebrew), which reflects divine light and love of the other person. The numerical value of Venus, נגה, is 58 just like the numerical value of אזן, which is the Hebrew root of “balance” and “scale.”

arab reading
 

Posted on: September 24th, 2012

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Would repetition inspire institutionalization, generate ever-more outraged responses, and offer a vehicle for Islamists to ride to greater power? Or would it lead to routinization, to a wearing out of Islamists, and a realization that violence is counter-productive to their cause?

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Jewish immigrant children from Arab countries at the Talpiot transit camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem, 1954.
 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2012

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Sadly, it appears that the Israeli foreign policy establishment has given up on convincing the international community as to the essential rightness of the Zionist enterprise. Rather, by attempting to push the issue of Jewish “refugees” from Arab lands to the top of the U.N.'s agenda, Israelis abdicating the moral high ground in favor of sinking into a battle of victimhood narratives with the Palestinians.

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A Jewish man waves a chicken over his head, performing the kaparot ritual, in the neighborhood of Meah Shearim, September 20, 2012.
 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2012

Judaism

Notions of animal cruelty do not apply to fish under Jewish law, so by using a fish for the Kapparot ritual one would avoid causing unnecessary pain to an animal yet still have the benefit of using a live creature for the ritual.

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Posted on: September 21st, 2012

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The spectrum of special-needs children ranges from mental to physical to psychological and sometimes all three. A 2008 study by the United States Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 14 percent of children in this country fit into this category, and about 20 percent of families have at least one special-needs child. The definition of a special-needs child can range from one who is diagnosed with a mild learning disability to one who has a life-threatening condition, such as cystic fibrosis. This article will focus on the more severe categories.

President Harry Truman
 

Posted on: September 21st, 2012

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A senior member of President Harry Truman's own administration secretly gave American Zionist lobbyists advice in 1946 on how to pressure Truman to support creating a Jewish state.

Eisenstadt-092112
 

Posted on: September 21st, 2012

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The greatest Jewish success story in a quarter century has become unknown to many in less than a generation. On Dec. 6, 1987, when Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrived in Washington, more than a quarter-million American Jews – Democrats and Republicans, observant and secular, and individuals representing the entire spectrum of Israeli politics – gathered on the National Mall with a single unified message as old as the Exodus story: “Let our people go!”

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Tobin-092112
 

Posted on: September 21st, 2012

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So while some of us were celebrating the Jewish New Year and taking the last couple of days off from politics, it appears a video has more or less decided the election. That’s the assumption of much of the mainstream media about the impact of the release of the video of Mitt Romney speaking back in May at a private fundraiser about the 47 percent of the country that doesn’t pay taxes. They think this means it’s time to put a fork in the Republican candidate.

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Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
 

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

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A monastery in Israel is desecrated, almost certainly by nationalist extremists. The desecration was condemned by the prime minister and others in the government. Chief Rabbi Metzger called it a “heinous deed.” The Internal Security minister did not hesitate to use the word “terror” and announced the formation of a special police unit to combat it. Many people traveled to the monastery to personally apologize, including Rabbi Dov Lipman of Beit Shemesh, who took brush in hand to help scrub the offensive words from the walls.

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Auerbach-092112
 

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

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One of my searing early memories from Israel is a visit nearly four decades ago to the Ghetto Fighters Museum in the Beit Lohamei Hagetaot kibbutz. The world’s first Holocaust museum, it was built soon after the Independence War by survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

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