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The Truth About The Partition Plan

The establishment of the State of Israel was not contingent – neither legally nor practically – on the UN Partition Plan. What were the actual factors? Two things: the blood of IDF soldiers and the Hashem's miracles.

Biased Pollster Gets Biased Results

America overwhelmingly opposes US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a new poll claims. Cause for concern? Not when you realize the poll was carried out by an anti-Israel professor who crafted the question so the results would be slanted in that direction.

Will We Still Light The Menorah In The Window?

One wonders if other religions ever had to take into consideration frequent swells of persecution and literal danger to life and limb and encode it into religious law. In too many times and places, being Jewish has been and still is an act of courage.

Open Your Eyes

Look into the darkness, to search for the source of faithful illumination that can guide us along the path of spiritual integrity.  The flames of the Chanukah menorah shine bright out of the deepest darkness, when the days are shortest and the cold of winter has descended.

HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman, ZT”L

Known for his extraordinarily incisive intellect, Rav Shteinman was regularly sought out by individuals with personal problems as well as Israeli governmental officials seeking guidance on public issues.

Parsing The President’s Jerusalem Declaration

So the president all but invited the Palestinians to come and negotiate over the issue he ostensibly resolved by recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

When A Licentious Culture Becomes An Accusatory Culture

What could be more ironic than the fact that we are experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of long-belated sexual harassment charges in a generation defined by its sexual licentiousness?

‘Bitachon Means Knowing Hashem Will Come Through For You’ Rabbi Yitzchak Dwek on living...

If only we would realize that every smack we receive is a gift in disguise, we would embrace those moments of challenge and cherish them.

Rav Kook On The Lights Of Chanukah

Like Rabbi Akiva of old, Rav Kook was able to laugh in the face of adversity, while his contemporaries could only cry.

Hanukah: Celebrating Hebrew Sovereignty Over Eretz Yisrael

The Maccabean revolt was not merely a struggle to revoke harsh decrees or secure freedom of worship. HaShem’s Divine blueprint for mankind demands Hebrew sovereignty over Eretz Yisrael

Palestinians, Beware Jewish Days of Rage, Hanukkah is Coming to Israel!

The Palestinians should beware. The world should beware. Push the Jews too far and you might just get a Jewish backlash, “Jewish Days of Rage,” today’s Maccabees in action.

Media Report Card: Week 1 After Jerusalem Announcement

Apparently, the media bias against Trump, the already existing anti-Israel bias and the ignorance of some in the media has resulted in a perfect storm of horrendously inaccurate stories.

Newsflash: Jerusalem Not on Fire!

Newsflash for journalists: There's nothing new on the Palestinian street. Threats of violence and walking out of any "peace process" is old, old news. Jerusalem is not on fire. Jerusalem is tense, and has long been so, because the Palestinians have not yet managed to come to terms with Israel's right to exist. That is the real story.

Violence Should Not Determine Policy

Pres. Trump's decision merely restores the balance that was undone by Pres. Obama's decision to engineer a one-sided Security Council Resolution that changed the status quo.

Jerusalem: Stating the Obvious

Is acknowledging a basic fact of history--Jerusalem is the capital of Israel-- suddenly "earth-shattering news"?

President of Turkey: “Israel is a state of occupation”

While Erdogan labels Israel an “occupier” it is Turkey that exceeds most countries in the world in that category, currently occupying half of Cyprus, Northern Kurdistan with its 20 million Kurds, and West Armenia.

The Obvious

The decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital should be perceived as a reaffirmation of the victory of Chanukah, which, after all, celebrated the liberation by Jews from the Hellenists of the city of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple that radical Arabs and haters of Israel today (including Arafat and his followers, and UNESCO and their fellow travelers) deny ever had any connection to the Jewish people.

The Heart Of Kiruv

The yeshiva rents apartments for the boys in the city so that they are also live among the secular citizens.

US-Based Israel Bashers’ Fury and Disapproval Over Trump’s Jerusalem Recognition

"#Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel no matter how many times Trump says it," wrote political activist Linda Sarsour, who has argued Zionists can't be feminists and that "nothing is creepier than Zionism. "He doesn't speak for me."

Prayer – It’s a Universal Thing

Today she lives with her husband in Brooklyn and has finally found her comfort spot, religious-wise.

Moore Or Less? The Crucial Question For Alabama Voters

I say to Alabamans: vote for Judge Moore. The Lord will not hold you responsible for his possible wrongdoing forty years ago, but will probably look unkindly at your ignoring the liberal, pro-partial birth abortion policies of Doug Jones.

Palestinian Reactions to US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

The reaction of the Palestinians to Pres. Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not to be read on an empty stomach.

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