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Chabad in Nepal, San Remo Day, and Israeli Earthquake Preparedness
 
Kansas JCC Murderer Will Plead Guilty So He Can Speak Out about Jews in Court

April 28, 2015 - 9:41 AM
 
Arab Teen Attacker Shot, 2 Israelis Hurt in Attacks

April 28, 2015 - 9:30 AM
 
Borough Park Crowned NY City’s Baby Capital

April 28, 2015 - 9:15 AM
 
Power Blackouts, Supply Shortages Hampering Rescue Efforts in Nepal

April 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM
 
W’s Private Remarks to RJC Reveal Disagreements with Obama (SHOCKER)

April 28, 2015 - 4:29 AM
 
State of Emergency Declared in Spreading Baltimore Riots

April 28, 2015 - 2:27 AM
 
Police Officer Viciously Attacks Ethiopian IDF Soldier [video]

April 28, 2015 - 1:51 AM
 
UN Admits: UN Schools and Facilities Used by Hamas Terrorists

April 27, 2015 - 9:43 PM
 
Iran Legislative Compromises may Cause Nuclear Explosion in Washington

April 27, 2015 - 7:13 PM
 
Inside Look at Princeton’s Israel Divestment Failure

April 27, 2015 - 3:42 PM
 
Shhhhhhh! Police Now Say Bus was Firebombed Saturday Night

April 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM
 
Gilead Sciences to Open Office in Israel

April 27, 2015 - 11:36 AM
 
Fate of Israelis Still Unknown as Nepal Death Toll Climbs to 3,300 [video]

April 27, 2015 - 10:42 AM
 
Sources: Al Qaeda Bombed Hezbollah and Framed Israel

April 27, 2015 - 10:03 AM
 
Meretz Warns against ‘Danger’ of Bennett as Education Minister

April 27, 2015 - 9:19 AM
 
Reports: IAF Strikes Syrian/Hezbollah Targets Overnight

April 27, 2015 - 7:30 AM
 
IAF Airlift to Arrive Overnight with Rescued Israelis from Nepal

April 26, 2015 - 11:07 PM
 
Chabad Co-Emissary in Nepal Hopes for ‘Only Good News’ in Video

April 26, 2015 - 10:34 PM
 
Why Vote for Torah?

April 26, 2015 - 9:59 PM
 
In UK, Muslim Candidate Sneers at Ed Miliband, ‘The Jew’

April 26, 2015 - 7:55 PM
 
Arab Tries to Steal Guard’s Gun

April 26, 2015 - 6:56 PM
 
GOP’s Sen. Ted Cruz Courts Jewish Vote in Las Vegas

April 26, 2015 - 6:17 PM
 
Peres & Associates Turning Political Cache into Millions in Cash

April 26, 2015 - 3:57 PM
 
Israeli Search and Rescue Organizations Arrive in Nepal

April 26, 2015 - 2:43 PM
 
Abbas’ Son Loses $10 Million Libel Suit in US Court

April 26, 2015 - 2:37 PM
 
Lauder at 70th Bergen-Belsen Liberation Ceremony: ‘Silence Emboldens Tyrants’

April 26, 2015 - 1:15 PM
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Posted on: February 28th, 2007

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It was the last time my sisters and I were to see the number A-9103 tattooed on my mother’s arm. On December 12, 2006, Lenka Leah Moskovicova was laid to her eternal rest in the old Jewish cemetery in my hometown of Kosice, Slovakia, next to my father, Avrum.

 

Posted on: February 28th, 2007

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A good move, may it yield results: Thirty-five members of the Knesset recently signed a letter to IDF Central Command, asking that Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem (called Nablus by the Arabs) be opened again to visits by Jews, with steps taken to provide security.

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2007

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Sometimes, the most daring thing a scholar or an organization can do is mention the obvious. That is a lesson that Indiana University’s Professor Alvin H. Rosenfeld and the American Jewish Committee have recently learned to their sorrow.

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2007

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The drive to live, the instinctive need that all people have to continue living, is irrational, writes the Torah giant Rabbi Yisrael Salanter. A believing Jew, for whom life after death is a certainty, should not logically fear death. Is not an eternity basking in the Divine radiance preferable to living in this temporal and secular existence?

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2007

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Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism have become two sides of the same coin. How shall we react? Deborah Lipstadt, who famously succeeded in her case against Holocaust denier David Irving, set the tone by stating “We can do what we do best, we can educate.”

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2007

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Since my son, Ariel Avrech, z”l, died, much of my waking and sleeping life – I dream of him often – is taken up with assembling images of him. Ariel was niftar almost four years ago, but I have experienced what I’ve come to call “post-traumatic loss syndrome.” These are stages of mourning, but they are more complex and baffling than the standard ones put forth in the research I’ve read.

 

Posted on: February 14th, 2007

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It pains me to tell you this, but Ehud Olmert has actually done something right.

 

Posted on: February 14th, 2007

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When questioned by non-Jews or the unaffiliated about the role of women in Orthodox life, I have sometimes found it helpful to explain how the Torah approach diverges from a seminal principle of American jurisprudence.

 

Posted on: February 14th, 2007

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It’s no secret to those who know me that I have a great appreciation for chazzanut. I have written many articles about the wonderful cantorial concerts I’ve attended sponsored by Cantors World, an organization dedicated to bringing back the great role of the chazzan in Jewish life. But as enjoyable as those events are, it’s almost impossible to equal the amazing experience of the annual Shabbat Chazzanut.

 

Posted on: February 14th, 2007

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I have been hooked on movies from the moment I saw “Fantasia” and “The Red Shoes” at the Windsor Movie Theatre in Boro Park when I was six or seven years old. Movie-going, like book-reading, became permanent habits and I eventually turned to foreign films in the same way that I turned to classical theatre, music, poetry, and literature: in order to understand the human condition. A little bit of dazzle and drama were fine too.

 

Posted on: February 7th, 2007

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   I. We are neo-Nazis who strive for the complete destruction of Israel and of the Jewish people. We think this destruction can be achieved in total, even if it is implemented in stages. Accordingly, we have prepared a master plan for achieving our goal of Israel’s annihilation:       1. Israel must withdraw as a first […]

 

Posted on: February 7th, 2007

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It was one of those American Jewish dust-ups that play out along predictable lines and concluded with a predictable outcome. The left outrages the right, and the right responds in knee-jerk fashion by calling for banning the left from something that most people had never heard of. In the end, the left emerges with its right to speak triumphantly undiminished while the right skulks away muttering. Seen that movie already? So have we all. Ad nauseam.

 

Posted on: February 7th, 2007

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On January 29, the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat was shaken by the explosion of a Palestinian suicide bomber that killed three Israeli civilians and wounded several others.

 

Posted on: February 7th, 2007

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Governments around the world seem to believe the solution to the Arab war against Israel is to create a sovereign Palestinian Arab state in Judea, Samaria and Gaza alongside Israel. The idea is completely flawed and mistaken. Under current conditions, a Palestinian state would be a terrorist state, bringing more war and terrorism. After all, sovereignty does not make a population and its leaders peaceful. Iran, North Korea and Syria are all sovereign states – are they peaceful and lovely?

 

Posted on: January 31st, 2007

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Last week I delivered a sermon based on the Torah portion of the week and which compared Moses, the great Jewish redeemer, with Abraham Lincoln, the martyred American emancipator.

 

Posted on: January 31st, 2007

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Prof. Amnon Rubinstein is an interesting guy.

 

Posted on: January 31st, 2007

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Former presidents hold a place like no other politicians in a democracy. Regardless of their politics, they are honored for their service. And their choice of activities after their presidencies immediately raises the profile of the debate and calls us to arms for good causes.

 

Posted on: January 31st, 2007

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The throngs of tourists passing Big Ben are unaware of the tunnel beneath their feet, which connects the parliamentary committee rooms in Portcullis House to the British House of Commons. When the division bells ring, members of parliament sprint along the passage to cast their votes in the chamber. It was in one of those committee rooms last Thursday evening that a group of MPs met with foreign lawmakers to discuss boycott, divestment and the indictment of a sovereign nation with the arrest of its officials for breach of international law.

 

Posted on: January 24th, 2007

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Dr. Steven Fries was just 55. He was my pediatrician, personal doctor, adviser and friend for fifteen years.

 

Posted on: January 24th, 2007

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Just when it looked like Ehud Olmert could not mess things up any worse than he already had, it was reported that he and his mates had been secretly negotiating a deal with Syria.

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