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A Native American Helps Reclaim the Israel Narrative
 
Israeli MK Hanin Zoabi Sentenced to Slap on the Wrist

February 7, 2016 - 10:56 AM
 
Suspected Bomb Found at Light Rail Stop Near Damascus Gate

February 7, 2016 - 10:06 AM
 
Hillary Clinton Dropped Out of the 2016 Presidential Race – in 2012 [video]

February 7, 2016 - 10:00 AM
 
Special Skills Used to Rescue Child, Driver in Miracle ‘Cliff-Hanger’ Accident

February 7, 2016 - 9:50 AM
 
IDF Soldier Injured, Terrorist Caught in Ashkelon Terror Attack

February 7, 2016 - 9:40 AM
 
Chief Rabbinate Revoking PA Kashrut Licenses

February 7, 2016 - 9:04 AM
 
Lake Kinneret Rising Due to Sabbath Rain

February 7, 2016 - 8:37 AM
 
Netanyahu: ‘I Expect World to Condemn Desecration of a Synagogue’

February 7, 2016 - 7:00 AM
 
Radioactive Leak at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in NY

February 7, 2016 - 12:52 AM
 
Bashar al-Assad’s Mother Anissa Makhlouf Assad Dies at 86

February 6, 2016 - 11:13 PM
 
Arson Burns Holy Books at Givat Sorek, Near Carmei Tzur

February 6, 2016 - 9:58 PM
 
35,000 Syrians Wait in Desperation to Cross Turkish Border

February 6, 2016 - 9:13 PM
 
Abbas Supports Russia’s Airstrikes in Syria

February 6, 2016 - 9:01 PM
 
David Wichs, Philanthropist, 38, Passes in NYC

February 6, 2016 - 8:34 PM
 
‘Juniper Cobra 2016’ US-IDF Exercises Happening this Month After All

February 6, 2016 - 8:15 PM
 
Jewish Woman Stabbed in Bedouin Town of Rahat

February 6, 2016 - 8:00 PM
 
S&P Keeps Israel’s Credit Rating at A+

February 6, 2016 - 7:31 PM
 
Teen Terrorist Killed After Firebombing Israeli Vehicles on Highway 60 in Judea

February 6, 2016 - 7:23 PM
 
Bernie Sanders Claims ‘Very Strong Religious’ Feelings

February 5, 2016 - 3:42 PM
 
Netanyahu, Edelstein, to File Complaints with Ethics Committee Against Arab MKs

February 5, 2016 - 2:03 PM
 
Defense Ministry’s Gilad: Preventive War Against Tunnels Impractical

February 5, 2016 - 1:32 PM
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Posted on: January 19th, 2011

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The shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, along with federal judge John Roll (a Republican appointee) and numerous others, including a nine year-old constituent of the Congresswoman, resulting in the deaths of six (including the judge and the little girl) and brain injury to the congresswoman, prompted the usual ruminations.

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Posted on: January 12th, 2011

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What is it about Tu B'Shevat?There are four "Roshei Hashanah." The First of Tishrei we all know about. That is the day we blow the shofar.The First of Nissan and the First of Elul come and go in our times without much notice.

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Posted on: January 12th, 2011

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There is a serious threat facing Israel's long-term standing in this country resulting from a prolonged campaign to delegitimize the Jewish state on campus. But it's probably not what you think.

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Posted on: January 12th, 2011

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The source for Tu B'Shevat is the opening Mishnah of the Talmudic tractate Rosh Hashanah: "The Academy of Hillel taught that the 15th of Shevat is the New Year for the trees." What does that mean, "New Year for the trees"?

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Posted on: January 12th, 2011

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In my Nov. 26 op-ed article, "The Clarifying Truths of Chanukah," I explored how clarity, purity and joy bring us close to God and to living a meaningful life. If they are so essential, their potential must exist within our spiritual DNA. I suggest it does; we inherited that potential from our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

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Posted on: January 12th, 2011

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Hashem said to Moshe, “Write this for a memorial in a book, and recite it in the ears of Yehoshua; for I will completely erase the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven” (Shemos 17:14). For most of our history, the struggle between the Jewish people and Amalek was seen as an external one, pitting the […]

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Posted on: January 5th, 2011

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Back in 2003 I wrote an op-ed for The Jewish Press titled "You Just Might Be an Assimilated Jewish Liberal," based standup comic Jeff Foxworthy's "You just might be a redneck" routine. It's time to revisit that theme, focusing on Israeli leftists rather than American liberals.

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Posted on: January 5th, 2011

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Mordecai Bienstock's Dec. 24 front-page essay - "Death of the Blue-Hat Jew?" - was an interesting, important, and for the most part accurate assessment of what is happening today in Jewish America.

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Posted on: January 5th, 2011

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I have always fashioned myself a wordsmith. No longer. Dr. Ivan Mauer was Naomi Mauer's husband and Mrs. Irene Klass's son-in-law, and both Irene and Dr. Ivan died virtually simultaneously. And I must confess: Ivan was not only my good friend and our family doctor, but also a congregant who respected me and loved me - and consistently squabbled with me. Yet I could not find a single word in the entire thesaurus that would suit him.

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Posted on: December 30th, 2010

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The recent episode of "The People's Court" featuring an Orthodox couple suing a laundry service for washing and ruining the woman's wig has once again put Torah Jews in a negative light. In addition to the show's regular viewers, countless others have seen a video of the trial and decision on the Internet.

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Posted on: December 30th, 2010

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'Twas the day before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except, of course, Henry Kissinger's publicists and strategists who decided that the slowest news day of the year was the perfect time for him to apologize, sort of, for telling Richard Nixon in 1973 that "if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern."

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Posted on: December 30th, 2010

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When I entered college, many of my classmates viewed me as an anomaly. I was a (mostly) observant Jew, and I was firmly entrenched in the school's creative arts community. As my religious friends prepared for careers in law or accounting, they were continuously astonished by my immersion in English literature - a course of study they considered a thoroughly impractical and esoteric subject.

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Posted on: December 30th, 2010

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Have you noticed? Some journalists, commentators and academics have a peculiar habit. When they wish to refer to the Israeli government, they do so by employing the term "Tel Aviv."

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Posted on: December 30th, 2010

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Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat recently expressed concern that Israel will launch a new large-scale attack on Gaza, following escalated rocket attacks on Israeli civilian areas.

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Posted on: December 22nd, 2010

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The tapes from conversations recorded in the Oval Office during the presidency of Richard Nixon have provided historians with a treasure trove of material giving insight into the character of one of the most reviled figures in American political history.

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Posted on: December 22nd, 2010

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Israel is a Jewish country - but can it continue to be so when Judaism threatens to destroy the state? The unfair longstanding attacks on Israel's legitimacy are a permanent stain on the international community. For over 60 years, Israel has valiantly grown under hostile conditions while fighting lies and half-truths in the international arena. Israel suffers doubly, however, when its very essence, its Jewish character, supports its opponents' narrative.

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Posted on: December 15th, 2010

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In recent days, one of the most important domestic controversies in Israel has revolved around rabbinic opinions. The media are representing this as a great debate over "racism." In reality, it is a great debate over freedom of speech and the rights of Israelis to express opinions disliked by its increasingly anti-democratic Left.

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Posted on: December 15th, 2010

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In our day, when news events do not always portray the Jewish community in the most favorable light, it is imperative that we have role models we can emulate. The recent passing of a famous legal scholar brings to mind two individuals who personify this description.

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Posted on: December 15th, 2010

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When the shrill sound of the telephone ringing shattered the silence in our home at 5:30 in the morning on Monday, October 18, I got out of bed and answered the call with great trepidation and a sense of dread. I realized that if someone was calling our house that early in the morning, it was in all likelihood not good news. The voice on the other end of the line belonged to my father-in-law, who, in a trembling voice, told me my sister-in-law had passed away suddenly. I then had to turn to my wife and gently tell her that her sister was gone.

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Posted on: December 15th, 2010

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The WikiLeaks revelations, if it is not sacrilegious to suggest, were a godsend to the Jewish state. They demolished the mantra of Israel's critics, President Obama conspicuous among them, who have incessantly proclaimed that the cornerstone of peace in the Middle East is a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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