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Israel’s Heroes – Caleb, Moskowitz, and Weinkrantz
 
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
 
IAF Commander Wants 75 F-35 Jets, Some with Vertical Takeoff, and Home-Made Tweaking

June 24, 2016 - 5:58 PM
 
Iranian Medalist Avoids Photo With Israeli Colleague, Boycotts Ceremony

June 24, 2016 - 4:42 PM
 
American PAC Calls for Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

June 24, 2016 - 4:42 PM
 
Chabad Creates Jewish Welcome Centers for Brazil Summer Olympics in Rio

June 24, 2016 - 4:42 PM
 
Court Criticizes Police, Releases the Minor from Yitzhar

June 24, 2016 - 3:49 PM
 
Update: Ramming Attack Near Kiryat Arba, Terrorist Killed [video]

June 24, 2016 - 3:08 PM
 
Analysis: One Scary Outcome of Brexit Could Be Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn

June 24, 2016 - 12:47 PM
 
Liberman’s Office Sends Yitzhar Minor to Re-Education Camp

June 24, 2016 - 9:17 AM
 
‘Bye Bye Brussels!’ – Britain Votes to Leave the EU

June 24, 2016 - 7:27 AM
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Posted on: October 10th, 2007

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In an essay published in the Jewish magazine Tikkun last January, Bertell Ollman, one of the world’s best-known Marxist theorists, recounted how, on his way into the operating room, he realized that if he did not survive his surgery, he would die a Jew. The prospect was so unsettling that, once healed, he wrote his letter of resignation from the Jewish people. The reasons were Zionism, Israel, and the support its policies enjoy from other Jews.

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Posted on: October 2nd, 2007

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In an amazing development, archeologists digging in the campus grounds of Harvard University near the statue of John Harvard have uncovered a forgotten buried document about a long-defunct organization of professors and students operating on American campuses in 1937.

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Posted on: October 2nd, 2007

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I was at an employee leadership conference the other day, speaking from the podium and telling Environmental Protection Agency colleagues about my views on leadership. Eventually, my formal remarks were done and we opened the floor to questions. That’s when it really became interesting.

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Posted on: October 2nd, 2007

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Professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt were in Los Angeles last month, speaking to an overflow crowd of more than 300 people at the Armand Hammer Museum – part of a speaking tour with appearances at World Affairs Councils in San Francisco, Dallas and Washington, D.C., the City Club in Cleveland, forums at the University of Chicago, MIT and Columbia University, the Cambridge Forum in Harvard Square, and media slots on NPR, the Colbert Report, and WTTW-TV in Chicago.

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Posted on: October 2nd, 2007

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It came to pass that the shamash in a little shtetl passed away, leaving an elderly widow. The community volunteered to support her, but she refused to take a “handout.” So an agreement was reached whereby she would receive a good wage for doing her deceased husband’s work of awakening the townspeople for Selichot before Rosh Hashanah. She was given the wooden gavel used for the task and set off at three in the morning to awaken the men of the community.

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Posted on: October 2nd, 2007

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When in the spring of 2006 two professors from distinguished institutions, the University of Chicago and the Harvard School of Government, published a paper in the London Review of Books called “The Israel Lobby,” it raised alarm bells about the spread and impact of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in America.

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Posted on: September 25th, 2007

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Dan Rather has been out of the anchor chair at The CBS Evening News for more than two years. There is wide agreement that the story that led to his departure, a report on George W. Bush’s Air National Guard service, was based on fraudulent, or at least unverifiable, documents. CBS commissioned an extensive investigation into the matter, Rather left the network, and the affair seemed over.

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Posted on: September 25th, 2007

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Part of the standard liturgy of Jewish prayer is the pronouncement that “we were exiled for our sins.” The victories of the Babylonians and the Romans were not ascribed to the imperialist aggression of those predatory powers. Nor did our tradition assign blame for those defeats to the weakness of the Jewish forces, or even to the stupidity of both the strategic and tactical decisions made by Jewish leaders.

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Posted on: September 25th, 2007

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Let me state what is painfully obvious. Despite our most hopeful illusions, people are not really good, nor do they really practice peace. While power corrupts, absolute powerlessness corrupts absolutely, and there is no safe place, neither high nor low, for the most vulnerable of our citizens.

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Posted on: September 25th, 2007

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It seems everyone is in a mighty tizzy about young Jews who fail to identify with Israel and don’t much care to visit there. How do we inspire these young folks to develop some feelings for the Holy Land, and attract them to visit Israel?

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Posted on: September 19th, 2007

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“And you shall rejoice in your festival” says the pasuk at the end of Parshas Re’ei (16:14), and this is actually a mitzvah. I suspect this is not intended to be one of the more difficult mitzvot for us to fulfill, yet for many hard-working Jews the Yomim Tovim are far greater sources of stress than joy.

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Posted on: September 19th, 2007

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In my former life as a school psychologist, I spent a great deal of time doing intelligence testing. Occasionally, I had the agonizing task of breaking the dreadful news to parents that a child was severely developmentally disabled. Whether or not I packaged the term in soft euphemisms like “cognitively depressed” or “mentally deficient,” most parents eventually caught on that I was just searching for other words to mollify that unbearable label.

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Posted on: September 19th, 2007

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Historians are both amazed and dumbfounded at the incredible saga of the Aztec nation. How was it possible, they ask, for Cortez and a relatively small number of Spanish soldiers to bring the mighty Aztec alliance to its knees?

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Posted on: September 19th, 2007

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Covering Israel, its relationship with the United States and the influential lobby that straddles the two often requires the basic skills and instincts of a cub reporter on the neighborhood beat.

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Posted on: September 19th, 2007

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In Yiddish folklore, the real-life Polish town of Chelm was characterized as a legendary community of fools. According to this folkloric tradition, Chelm’s residents were exceedingly proud of their tradition of non-wisdom and convoluted insight into the world’s problems. They viewed themselves as brilliant.

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Posted on: September 11th, 2007

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Jewish tradition teaches that the city of Tzfat (Safed), located in the north of Israel in the beautiful Galilee region, is one of Israel’s four holy cities (the others are Jerusalem, Tiberias, and Hebron). Yet it is Tzfat that is praised for its exceptional spiritual presence.

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Posted on: September 11th, 2007

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Did you enjoy 5767? For Jews around the world, it was the usual assortment of bad – and even worse – news. Of course, not everything was awful. It was a year of recovery in Israel, as the aftermath of last year’s less than successful Second Lebanon War was followed by recriminations and political stalemate.

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Posted on: September 11th, 2007

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It wasn’t easy for me to come out with a public call to Israelis to oppose the evacuation of Jews from Hebron with passive, non-violent resistance. Hebron is Jerusalem, not Yamit.

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Posted on: September 11th, 2007

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The Passover Seder liturgy tells us that in every generation an enemy arises seeking to eradicate the Jewish people. In the last hundred years, those enemies included the Russian czar, Stalin, Hitler, Gamal Abdel Nasser and, more recently, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Posted on: September 11th, 2007

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Well, we just marked the anniversary of the 9/11 atrocities and who pops out of his Caliphite Cave? Yup, Osama bin Laden.

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