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Purim Politics: A.B. Yehoshua on the Meaning of Zionism
 
Post-Bibi Bipartisanship May Result in Congressional Ability to Review Iran Deal

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Rabbi Lau Hints at Israel’s Real Enemy

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Iran’s Zarif Paints Iran as a Lamb, Israel as the Lion

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Shekel-Dollar Rate Hits Three-Year High at 4.01

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Bedouin City Backs United Arab List

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Update 11:00 AM: Police Shoot Terrorist in Jerusalem Terror Attack

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Purim in Pictures – Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim

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PLO Votes for Suicide by Voting to Cut Security Ties with Israel

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Delta Plane Crash, Snowstorm Paralyze LaGuardia Airport in NYC

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Actor Harrison Ford ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Plane Crash

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ZAKA Rescued Body of Abandoned Jewish Soldier Who Died for Ukraine

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Fears Over US Iran Deal Trigger Mideast Nuclear Race, Saudi-South Korea Deal

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Terror Attack Foiled Near Yitzhar

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Number of Israeli Tourists to Germany Rises by 14 Percent

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Israeli-Made Chipset Could Extend Battery Life for Devices Using 4G Mobile Networks

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US Ambassador to South Korea Slashed by Activist

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Call It A Purim Miracle: Reports Say Ayatollah Khamenei In Critical Condition

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Israel To Double Water Supply For Gaza Despite Hamas Threats

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Posted on: October 11th, 2006

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Honorable Mr. President, We are shocked, speechless, alarmed.

 

Posted on: October 11th, 2006

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When I moved to Israel fourteen years ago, I was very keen on meeting Rabbi Aryeh Carmell, zt"l. He had taught Gemara to my father in Yeshivas Dvar Yerushalayim many years earlier, but what excited me was his role as editor of Challenge, the first of the Torah/science genre. I visited him one Shabbos, and he was glad to answer my questions.

 

Posted on: October 11th, 2006

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"I still had a ham sandwich for lunch, and my mother made great pork chops" - U.S. Senator George Allen (R-Virginia), after discovering recently that his mother was Jewish.

 

Posted on: October 11th, 2006

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Two recent news items speak volumes about the Democratic Party's priorities on national security. First, Democratic majorities in the House and Senate - including all the presidential aspirants - voted against the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which authorized military tribunals to try terrorist suspects and established guidelines for their aggressive interrogation. Then 177 House Democrats voted to thwart the passage of the Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act, which expanded electronic surveillance of terrorists on foreign soil.

 

Posted on: October 11th, 2006

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Imagine for a moment that all of Israel's enemies - both declared and tacit - form an alliance and appoint a single governing body to represent them. They then declare publicly and unequivocally that they are prepared to make a genuine, everlasting peace agreement with Israel. Further imagine that the authenticity of this declaration can somehow be proven beyond any shadow of a doubt.

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2006

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Last month the impotence of the world Jewish community was on display for all to see.

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2006

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At first glance it looks like an ordinary brownstone.

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2006

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The late liberal activist Allard Lowenstein was fond of recalling the time he bucked a boycott of French President Georges Pompidou's address to a joint session of Congress in March 1970.

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2006

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Many pundits have been predicting that the House of Representatives will have a Democrat majority after the mid-term elections in November. This would hold perils that are unappreciated by many.

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2006

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October 8, 1956. Fifty years ago. During a break from our studies at Detroit's Yeshiva Beth Yehudah, a couple of my ninth-grade classmates raced with me to a nearby gas station where we knew the radio would be on and the volume turned high.

 

Posted on: September 27th, 2006

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What else could I do? This past summer, former Israeli chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu instructed Jews around the world to recite Psalm 102 for the release of captured Israeli soldiers Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev. So every day, rain or shine, tired or not, with time to spare or in a big rush, I read Psalm 102 without fail.

 

Posted on: September 27th, 2006

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The Jewish High Holy Days began last Friday evening with two days of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and will end next week with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Jewish wisdom teaches that what God thinks of us is far more important than what we think of God. Thus it follows that Rosh Hashanah, literally the head of the year, is the time when God judges all humans. Rosh Hashanah's solemn role of affirming that God does judge us makes one of its central themes - laughter - difficult to understand.

 

Posted on: September 27th, 2006

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Not the least unfortunate aspect of the United Nations is its habit of providing Third World despots with a prominent pulpit to speechify against the agency's principal sponsor: the United States. Last week was no exception, as three worthy claimants to the title of most anti-American head of state - Iran's millenarian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Venezuela's Castro protégé President Hugo Chavez; and Bolivia's Bolshevist President Evo Morales - descended on Turtle Bay to diabolize President Bush, denounce American foreign policy, and revel in the adulation of the UN's correspondingly anti-American membership.

 

Posted on: September 27th, 2006

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Each morning they line up, rain or shine, several rows deep, just before the start of class. After the principal says a few words and wishes them a good day, the hundreds of students at an elementary school in central Israel burst into "Hatikva," the national anthem, in a reaffirmation of their loyalty to the state.

 

Posted on: September 27th, 2006

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Representatives of the religion of peace had their hands full earlier this month organizing demonstrations, burning the pontiff in effigy, promising to assassinate him, instigating church bombings, killing at least one nun, and generally threatening the annihilation of Christian civilization because of the pope's remarks about Islam nurturing "evil and inhuman" acts. A Turkish cleric declared that the pope's statement reflected a terrible ignorance of Islam.

 

Posted on: September 20th, 2006

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There is some confusion these days over who is really in favor of peace, who is still clueless, who is a defeatist, and who has failed to learn anything at all about the Middle East conflict over the past 20 years.

 

Posted on: September 20th, 2006

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Many in the chattering classes in the United States recently devoted their energy to the controversy about ABC's television film "The Path to 9/11." Partisanship seems to dominate virtually every discussion these days. So it was no surprise that, just as Republicans have sought to minimize the lack of attention paid to the terror threat by the Bush administration, so, too, have Democrats resisted the notion that the failures of the Clinton administration be highlighted, as the film did with some respects.

 

Posted on: September 20th, 2006

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Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair is Israel's best friend in Europe. And he's not a very good friend. Immediately after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., Blair was instrumental in convincing President Bush to view the Palestinian jihad against Israel as a conflict completely separate from the global jihad. His success in convincing Bush of this distinction turned the anti-Semitic - not to mention strategically disastrous - view that terrorists who kill Israelis should be treated differently from terrorists who kill anyone else into one of the cognitive foundations of the U.S. war on Islamic terror.

 

Posted on: September 20th, 2006

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One of my readers recently asked me a probing and rather disturbing question: "Do you think we are still the people of the book?" Like a good Jew, I need to answer a question with a question - more than one, actually. First, what is meant by "we"? Readers of The Jewish Press? The young people I saw in Tel Aviv last week with tattoos - girls with bare midriffs and silver studs in navels, noses, tongues, even eyebrows?

 

Posted on: September 13th, 2006

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Fifteen-year old Tirtza Sariel from the Jewish community of Elon Moreh has been held in the Russian Compound, a maximum security prison, for almost two months. The charge: throwing olives at Arabs. In order to protest her arrest and imprisonment she refused to sign court documents; Judge Uri Ben Dor held her in contempt and ruled to keep her in prison until the end of proceedings, which may take many months.

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