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Purim Politics: A.B. Yehoshua on the Meaning of Zionism
 
Iran’s Zarif Paints Iran as a Lamb, Israel as the Lion

March 6, 2015 - 1:03 PM
 
Shekel-Dollar Rate Hits Three-Year High at 4.01

March 6, 2015 - 11:56 AM
 
Bedouin City Backs United Arab List

March 6, 2015 - 11:26 AM
 
Update 11:00 AM: Police Shoot Terrorist in Jerusalem Terror Attack

March 6, 2015 - 10:01 AM
 
Purim in Pictures – Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim

March 6, 2015 - 9:36 AM
 
PLO Votes for Suicide by Voting to Cut Security Ties with Israel

March 6, 2015 - 8:34 AM
 
Delta Plane Crash, Snowstorm Paralyze LaGuardia Airport in NYC

March 6, 2015 - 6:29 AM
 
Actor Harrison Ford ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Plane Crash

March 6, 2015 - 4:32 AM
 
ZAKA Rescued Body of Abandoned Jewish Soldier Who Died for Ukraine

March 6, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Fears Over US Iran Deal Trigger Mideast Nuclear Race, Saudi-South Korea Deal

March 5, 2015 - 10:00 PM
 
Terror Attack Foiled Near Yitzhar

March 5, 2015 - 3:23 PM
 
Number of Israeli Tourists to Germany Rises by 14 Percent

March 5, 2015 - 12:01 PM
 
Israeli-Made Chipset Could Extend Battery Life for Devices Using 4G Mobile Networks

March 5, 2015 - 11:15 AM
 
US Ambassador to South Korea Slashed by Activist

March 5, 2015 - 11:07 AM
 
Call It A Purim Miracle: Reports Say Ayatollah Khamenei In Critical Condition

March 5, 2015 - 10:48 AM
 
Israel To Double Water Supply For Gaza Despite Hamas Threats

March 5, 2015 - 10:20 AM
 
Israeli Opposition Leader’s Speech Cut Off on TV as ‘Elections Propaganda’

March 5, 2015 - 9:01 AM
 
1st-Century House Unearthed in Nazareth Could be Jesus’s Childhood Home

March 5, 2015 - 8:47 AM
 
Ambassador Ron Dermer Recaps Netanyahu’s Speech [video]

March 5, 2015 - 8:02 AM
 
US Secy of State Kerry Says ‘Demanding Iran Capitulate is Not a Plan’

March 5, 2015 - 7:00 AM
 
Haifa U Research Confirms, ‘Think Good & It Will Be Good!’

March 4, 2015 - 11:35 PM
 
Abbas Underscores PLO’s ’3 NO’s’ in Ramallah Rant

March 4, 2015 - 10:00 PM
 
His Hands Weren’t Up: DoJ Clears Ferguson Police Officer

March 4, 2015 - 8:38 PM
 
IDF to Split Tel Aviv’s Missile Warning System

March 4, 2015 - 8:29 PM
 
2 Islamic Holidays to Close NYC Public Schools Next Year

March 4, 2015 - 7:22 PM
 
A Concrete Proposal

March 4, 2015 - 5:05 PM
 
Latest Election Poll

March 4, 2015 - 4:37 PM
 
Al Jazeera Reporter: ‘Bibi Said ISIL and Iran Working Together’

March 4, 2015 - 4:27 PM
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Posted on: December 23rd, 2009

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We are told that “a soldier must have a commander, and it isn’t a rabbi.” The defense minister of Israel accuses us – this writer and other Hesder rabbis – of “destabilizing the foundations of Israeli democracy, inciting toward insubordination, damaging the spirit of the Israel Defense Forces,” adding, “there is no room for such things in a civilized state.”

 

Posted on: December 23rd, 2009

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The arrival of the new millennium proved to be a false alarm for computer users. But, it turned out, the switchover from the ‘90s to the ‘00s did unleash the J2K virus.

 

Posted on: December 23rd, 2009

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A British court recently issued a subpoena for the arrest and indictment of Israel's former foreign minister in response to a petition by Hamas and its supporters in Britain. The court claimed historic precedent for its attempt to indict Tzipi Livni.

 

Posted on: December 16th, 2009

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Collectors have long recognized that Israel uses archaeology on stamps, coins and currency to advance its political and nationalist goals. Actually, while archaeology in recent years has declined as a mechanism that helps shape Israeli national identity, it has, at the same time, grown both as a discipline and in the way it is practiced in Israel.

 

Posted on: December 16th, 2009

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As Israel braces for the next round of pummeling courtesy of the Goldstone report, its security and standing in the international community are impaired not only by terrorists and hostile regimes, but also by two different sets of highly motivated Jews prepared to endanger Israel in the name of “Jewish values.”

 

Posted on: December 16th, 2009

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David Ben-Gurion, the first prime minister of the State of Israel, was often quoted in the early years of the state as remarking, “it is not so important what the Gentiles say as what the Jews do.”

 

Posted on: December 16th, 2009

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My late husband and I were very close to the Bostoner Rebbe, zt”l, and many memories came flooding back when he passed away earlier this in Yerushalayim.

 

Posted on: December 16th, 2009

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An outrageous assault by Israeli authorities against academic freedom of speech took place in recent days in what is becoming known as the Bukay Affair. The affair combines leftist undermining of democracy, the attempt at thought control by governmental officials and the police, harassment of a university lecturer by an over-zealous prosecutor, and an attempt to create in Israel a political Inquisition against incorrect thinking.

 

Posted on: December 9th, 2009

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Michael H. Steinhardt, Jewish philanthropist and co-founder of Birthright Israel, spoke recently at the 92nd Street Y about the state of world Jewry.

 

Posted on: December 9th, 2009

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What is Chanukah? Here is how Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov puts it:

 

Posted on: December 9th, 2009

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It’s not easy to counter images of Arab families purportedly being evicted from their homes – such as the pictures of residents of the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah that were published last week in The New York Times and elsewhere. But Israel must at least try.

 

Posted on: December 9th, 2009

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Our rabbis have traditionally assigned Chanukah “minor festival” status in our liturgical year. However, by closely examining a number of Talmudic and halachic statements that address the legal details of the lighting of the menorah, we will find a deeper meaning, one that elevates Chanukah from the narrative accessible to the youngest Jew to one worthy of the most serious study.

 

Posted on: December 9th, 2009

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The well known story of Chana and her seven sons takes on new meaning these days in light of the tragic murder of David Hatuel’s family – his wife, Tali, and their four daughters.

 

Posted on: December 2nd, 2009

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Seldom do I use the term "life transforming" because very few things in life are. Change is something that requires diligence, effort and even monotonous repetition. It doesn't come cheaply.

 

Posted on: December 2nd, 2009

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It is time to take back the term “children at risk.” Educators and mental health professionals popularized the term about ten years ago and we need to withdraw it. Labels can be helpful on clothing and shoes but not on children.

 

Posted on: December 2nd, 2009

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Jerusalem, as it has so many times in the past, is today occupying center stage in the world theater. Once again the City of David is under siege. Not by an invading army, but by pressure exerted by nations to relinquish Israeli sovereignty over Jewry’s eternal capital.

 

Posted on: November 25th, 2009

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Dear Mr. President,In recent days you have called for a freeze on all construction activities in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. It is your opinion that this is "occupied territory" because it lies outside the 1949 ceasefire lines that separated Israel from the Kingdom of Jordan while the latter illegally held East Jerusalem until 1967.

 

Posted on: November 25th, 2009

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According to reports circulating in the media and on the Internet, the recent tragic passing of yet another young person in our community may have stemmed at least in part from the trauma of childhood abuse.

 

Posted on: November 25th, 2009

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It’s no secret these days that the Obama administration leans left. On every crucial issue, from dealing with al Qaeda and the threat of terrorism, to the environment, to health care, to the administration’s handling of our overseas adversaries, the president and his advisers have come down hard on the left side of the political divide.

 

Posted on: November 25th, 2009

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Officials in the Obama administration have decided they will be cutting the guest list in half for this year’s White House Chanukah party.

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