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Israel’s Heroes – Caleb, Moskowitz, and Weinkrantz
 
Minor from Yitzhar Freed Again in Latest Legal Ping Pong

June 26, 2016 - 8:34 PM
 
Israeli Volleyball Judge Indicted for Attempting to Murder the Competition

June 26, 2016 - 6:15 PM
 
New Mezuza Put up in Maarat HaMachpela

June 26, 2016 - 5:12 PM
 
3 Doctors and a Nurse Arrested for Hizmeh Terror Bombing

June 26, 2016 - 4:34 PM
 
Life + 31 Years to Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Murderer

June 26, 2016 - 1:12 PM
 
Arab Tries to Smuggle Gun Out of Israel into Jordan

June 26, 2016 - 11:41 AM
 
Arabs Riot, Temple Mount Closed to Jews [video]

June 26, 2016 - 11:25 AM
 
Arson Attack Against Karmei Tzur

June 26, 2016 - 10:45 AM
 
Senior Israeli TV Editor: I Will Not Let my Children Enlist [video]

June 26, 2016 - 10:31 AM
 
Nasrallah: Everything Hezbollah Eats and Drinks, Its Weapons and Rockets, Come from Iran

June 26, 2016 - 8:04 AM
 
UFO Religion Celebrates ‘Swastika Rehabilitation Day’

June 26, 2016 - 12:04 AM
 
No Water in Multiple Shomron Towns

June 25, 2016 - 11:58 PM
 
Minor from Yitzhar Spent Shabbat in Jail

June 25, 2016 - 11:14 PM
 
Report: IDF Prosecutor, Brass, Media Railroading Sergeant Elor Azaria

June 25, 2016 - 10:46 PM
 
Arabs Go Wild, Ignite Jewish Agricultural Fields Near Shilo

June 25, 2016 - 10:28 PM
 
Missing Soldiers’ Parents Demand Return of Bodies Before Turkey Reconciliation

June 25, 2016 - 10:12 PM
 
Muslims Stole the Silver Mezuza From Maarat HaMachpela

June 25, 2016 - 9:44 PM
 
Abbas Retracts His “Poisoned Well” Lie after Being Called Out

June 25, 2016 - 9:29 PM
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Posted on: August 20th, 2008

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For those of us who still remember World War II (either because we lived through it or because we grew up, as I did, in its immediate aftermath), what's happening today in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia looks strangely ominous.

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Posted on: August 20th, 2008

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Our signature is the most practiced and utilized part of our handwriting, one we spend hours developing and perfecting to our satisfaction. And while, like any one aspect of handwriting, it does not portray the totality of the writer’s personality – any more than a doctor’s examination of an arm yields a full diagnosis of the body – our signature is nevertheless a very telling aspect of our writing, as it reveals a great deal of the persona of the writer and the image he wishes to project to the world.

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Posted on: August 20th, 2008

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Most Jews in America, from Orthodox to assimilated and everything in between, seem to view the world not as it is but as it was – 50, 60, or 70 years ago.

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Posted on: August 20th, 2008

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The kashrut certification industry is being galvanized by a provocative, innovative initiative called Hekhsher Tzedek (i.e., justice certification). The brainchild of Rabbi Morris Allen of St. Paul, Minnesota, Hekhsher Tzedek is a supplement to current kashrut certification.

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Posted on: August 20th, 2008

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As part of evaluating the competitive landscape of the popularity of nations, in a process referred to in marketing circles as “place branding,” Israel, to no one’s great surprise, came up short in brand likeability, ranking last out of 35 nations included in an August 2006 survey conducted by nation branding expert Simon Anholt – even less attractive to respondents than Indonesia, Estonia, and Turkey.

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Posted on: August 13th, 2008

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Eric Cantor is being vetted by John McCain for the vice presidential slot. Congressman Cantor may very well be the best possible Republican to run with McCain – for several reasons.

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Posted on: August 13th, 2008

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The White House said President Bush’s primary purpose while in Beijing for the start of the Olympics was to “show respect” to the Chinese people.

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Posted on: August 13th, 2008

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Governor David Paterson, Rabbi Marc Schneier, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Cantor Netanel Hershtik, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Haftorahman, and Shabbos kiddush for more than a thousand men and women – put these all together, add the Hamptons as your backdrop, and you’ve got an unusually memorable Shabbos Parshas Masei weekend.

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Posted on: August 13th, 2008

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In a front-page article asserting that minors had been hired to work in an Iowa kosher meat-packing plant and in an editorial calling the plant the modern equivalent of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, The New York Times joined the media frenzy that has, over the past two months, with very little basis in fact, pilloried AgriProcessors, the country’s leading kosher slaughterer and packer of beef, and driven federal and local law-enforcement personnel to threaten dire consequences to its owner and employees.

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Posted on: August 13th, 2008

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It hadn't been a full week since a Palestinian Arab went on a bulldozer rampage in the streets of Jerusalem before Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his cronies used the terror attack to their political advantage.

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Posted on: August 6th, 2008

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In the wake of Barack Obama’s trip to Israel, Republicans and Democrats wasted no time tilting over the meaning of every word uttered by the man the Democratic Party will nominate for president.

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Posted on: August 6th, 2008

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Israel received the coffins of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser in exchange for the release of the brutal murderer Samir Kuntar, four Hizbullah terrorists and a number of terrorist corpses on the very day we went with our family to Latrun for our grandson’s graduation from basic training.

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Posted on: August 6th, 2008

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Unless things change drastically in the next few days, we will one again experience Tisha B’Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. Every year, while awaiting the Geulah, we reflect on our condition in the Diaspora and what this long, seemingly endless exile is expected to teach us.

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Posted on: August 6th, 2008

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It is a question that marks the beginning of a new era in our history. Its enormous depth, concealed by its simplicity, penetrates all spheres – the past and the future, the tangible and the abstract, the individual and the nation. Yet it remains a question unanswered until this very day: “How?” Or in the language of Jeremiah the prophet, “eicha?”

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Posted on: August 6th, 2008

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Historically, we Jews have had few friends in this world. And the more grave our situation, the more scarce those friends seem to be.

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Posted on: July 30th, 2008

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In 2004, Republicans gleefully labeled former Democratic presidential aspirant and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry a “flip-flopper” for his numerous nuanced reversals. It was easy with Kerry, of course, given his tendency to sneer at his political opponents and a voice that dripped with disdain as it droned on monotonously above our heads. His annoying self-righteousness was as palpable as his wannabe Kennedy hairstyle.

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Posted on: July 30th, 2008

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Judah Leib Gordon’s 1887 poem “Kotzo Shel Yod” (“The Point on Top of the Yod”) includes a description of cruel harassment by rabbis of an unfortunate agunah (literally, a “chained woman” whose husband deserts her or disappears without divorcing her, thus preventing her from remarrying). The description is vitriolic, wicked, dishonest, and disgraceful, in the spirit of the poets of the Enlightenment period, among whom Gordon was a central figure.

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Posted on: July 30th, 2008

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If words are a window into the soul, then Barack Obama’s now famous comments to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2008 Policy Conference revealed much about his true attitude toward Israel and the not-so-secret agenda of his foreign policy advisers. Here was an opportunity for the great orator to set the record straight and disabuse his critics of the widely held notion that his sympathies are not with Israel’s enemies but with the safety of the besieged Jewish state.

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Posted on: July 30th, 2008

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The cult of the talking snake began in the town of Abonoteichus around the year 150 CE, shortly after the Bar Kochba revolt.

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Posted on: July 23rd, 2008

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Words come and words go. Some disappear completely, while others vanish into the jargon of our vocabulary. Few succeed in capturing center stage in our consciousness. One that has succeeded is a four-letter word that embellishes countless monuments, organizations, billboards and publications. Its sound enlivens the soul, its melody softens the heart.

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