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Jealous for Jerusalem: Trump’s Semi-Recognition (Judean Rose)

All the talk of security needs, of finding a suitable physical plant, etc., is nonsense. Moving the embassy technically requires only changing a sign. The American Consulate is already in Jerusalem. Just change the sign from "consulate" to "embassy"

The Hurricane We’re Ignoring: Ukrainian Jews In Crisis

LifeChanger FSU, seeks out Jewish children living in the most economically repressed areas of Ukraine who are grappling with extreme poverty, neglect, abuse, and overlooked physical and emotional disabilities, and works with the leadership in local Jewish communities to provide frameworks for their housing, education, and healthcare.

Why Trump Is Right in Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

If there is any change to the status quo, let the blame lie at the hands of President Obama for his cowardly decision to wait until he was a lame-duck president to get even with PM Netanyahu. Pres. Trump deserves praise for restoring balance in negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians.

Yerushalayim- Jerusalem

Quotes from various sources; some Jewish and some Catholic with regard to Yerushalayim.

Jews Shouldn’t Befriend Qatar

Qatar, a government that sponsor murderers of Jews should not be rewarded. Meetings with Jewish officials, visits by Jews to Qatar, articles by Jews claiming that Qatar might be changing – are rewards Qatar does not deserve

President Trump, THANK YOU!

Today all those who care about the state of Israel need to stand up and say “Thank You President Trump.”

Rav Shlomo Aviner’s Response to President Trump’s Speech

America has performed a great act by publicly declaring that Yerushalayim is ours, that she is our capital.

Laws Haven’t Changed, We Have

This change in how we address these issues is refreshing and welcome, but how did it happen? The answer is us. The legal system hasn’t changed. What changed is what we as a society are willing to tolerate, accept, or excuse.

Ten Reasons for Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

The 10 reasons for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital all boil down to one: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people

Method to Trump’s Madness on Jerusalem May Make Sense

It’s entirely possible that Trump is either being guided to or is stumbling along a path that could be saner than the supposedly safer course steered by his predecessors on Jerusalem.

The Saudis and Israel–Again

Given the growth of anti-Semitism in Europe and globally in recent years, having the Saudis publicly demonstrate respect for Judaism is a helpful and useful step--for Israel and for Jews

The Crime: Walking While Jewish

In the wake of Thursday’s mob attack in Israel against 2 parents and a group of young Jewish children on a hike in the Shomron, it’s time to coin a new term: “WWJ,” walking while Jewish.

Netiv Avot

It is one thing to hear of the uprooting of a Jewish home or building in Israel, it is another to see it up close.

Bangladeshi Home Minister Blames Mossad for Destabilizing his Country

As the humanitarian situation deteriorates in Bangladesh, the ruling Awami League government is increasingly resorting to conspiracy theories. Fingers were pointed blaming Israel

Tensions Between the Israeli Government and Non-Orthodox American Jews Are Exaggerated

The unbreakable connection of non-Orthodox American Jews and the Jewish state continues because minor squabbles over the Western Wall and other domestic Israeli issues will not destroy the connection

Immigration Reform Shouldn’t Mean Scapegoating

To eliminate the diversity immigrant visa program due to the crimes of a few would be a great disservice to the many worthy innocent immigrants who rely on the program for a chance at the American dream

The Surprising Secret To An Enriched Life

In addition to reminding us of our mortality, Sefer Bereishis teaches us another significant lesson: Although we cannot extend our lives beyond our allotted time, the way we conduct ourselves during our lifetime can potentially afford us immortality in this world.

Modesty In The Age Of Abuse

According to the Ramban, this week's parshah is a roadmap and guide for all generations on how to engage with Eisav and his descendants and, as such, each pasuk, each word, each letter, is vital as we make our way.

Trump to the Rescue–of the Palestinians!

The Trumpadministration trotted out a new “interpretation”—actually, a misrepresentation—of the law: The PLO-PA can keep its office so long as the activities conducted there are “related to achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.” What a joke.

My Husband And My Mother

A loving reflection by Naomi Klass Mauer, a devoted daughter and a loving wife, to her mother and husband who passed from this world-within hours of each other-7 years ago.

Remembering A Forgotten Victim Of Palestinian Terror

After 6 1/2 years in a coma, terror victim Hodaya Asulin, succumbed to her injuries and died, practically forgotten. I reserve my strongest disappointment for my own community--how did we offer support? What effort did we make to keep her memory alive?

Pro-Palestinian Pretense

Those that adopt a Palestinian cause use it as a club to beat Israel. Show me anyone who loves the Palestinian Arabs without hating Israel.

Talmud: How a 1500-Year-Old Subject Teaches Critical 21st Century Thinking Skills

When learning Talmud, history and geography suddenly come alive as generations unite and converse in one classroom.

France Submits to Terrorism, Muslim Anti-Semitism

"Muslim believers know very well what is happening. Only a minority is violent. But as a whole, they do not ignore that their birthrate is such that one day, everything here will be theirs". — Luc Ravel, Archbishop of Strasbourg.

A Jewish Life Outside of Israel – on Matters Diaspora

Diaspora Jewry assumes that they and Israel can happily cohabitate on the same planet. There is no reason on earth to believe this. The Diaspora is a result of the dispersal and existed because Israel didn't - and now Israel does.

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