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An Appreciation Of Life: Preparing For Rosh Hashanah

My near-death experience taught me the hard way that every moment we live on this earth must never be taken for granted. Life is a gift from God and it is up to us to make the most of each day.

Goodbye To The Mystery

A gap year in Israel no longer means a gap in real time communication with your child learning in Israel

Of Homemade Soup And Jewish History

Soup can be much more than Jewish penicillin- 0r it can be an introduction that leads to a shidduch or Jewish political activism. Who knew?

The Fundamental Mitzvah

In view of the current world upheavals – North Korea, storms of epic proportions, etc. – it would be well to strengthen our observance of Ahavas Yisrael and mitzvos between man and man. The Torah guarantees longevity in this world for observing such mitzvos.

INTO THE FRAY: The Smotrich Plan -Right Direction, but…

Several flaws in MK Smotrich’s otherwise bold proposal will prevent it from achieving its long-term strategic goal: Sustainable Jewish sovereignty over the entire Land of Israel

Smells Like European Colonialism in Israel

Britain, Belgium and Germany devote resources, energy and attention to Israeli affairs that do not concern them. The German government has even funded a study that deals with the level of Jewish studies in Jewish schools in Israel!

ZOA Opposes Tillerson Decision to “Return” Jewish Artifacts to Iraq

The ZOA urges Tillerson and the State Department to immediately reverse their immoral decision, and to return these Iraqi Jewish artifacts to their rightful Jewish owners: Iraqi Jewish families

HURRICANE RELIEF: Welcome Young People from Texas and Florida to Study in Israel

An interesting win-win idea for the displaced Jews of the area of Houston and Florida devastated by the hurricanes.

Teshuvah, Bitachon, And Learning From Hard Knocks

Wherever God places us is for the best, that if we trust in Him and only Him, our lives will have joy, contentment, meaning, and purpose. Our family hopes to finally move to Eretz Yisrael after Sukkos, and I am confident that this year helped prepare me for some yet-to-be-accomplished worthy things.

The Political Renaissance of the Right

The time when the Israeli Right lagged behind the Israeli Left and sufficed with defensive responses and with stating what not to do, is over.

The Palestinians’ “Jewish Problem”

What we are actually witnessing is the never-ending search for excuses on the part of the Palestinian Authority and its president, Mahmoud Abbas, not to engage in peace talks with Israel.

Revisiting The Case Of The ‘Get Rabbis’

The initial prosecutions were marked by government conduct that should shock the conscience of anyone who believes in fair play.

Trump Pivot?

Doubtless what moved the Democrats was the revelation that intelligence officials reported the antifa threat to the Obama administration some time ago with apparently no response from the president or any key aides.

613 Photos, 180 Synagogues: An Interview with Photographer Michael J. Weinstein

With a few exceptions, I really did not count shtiebels, yeshivas, or shuls in a storefront or someone’s home.

Rosh Hashanah Cards Of WWII And The Holocaust

Most of these cards were hand-drawn and, as such, uniquely reflect the thoughts of writers extending holiday wishes from the depths of hell.

Center For Jewish History CEO Leads Organization That Calls For Sanctions Against Israeli Government...

The viewpoints David Myers espouses are radical and extreme and unfitting for any Jewish leader, regardless of their academic expertise.

ZOA’s Klein Does Not Accept Invitation to Meet with Qatar’s Pro-Hamas Emir

ZOA can’t allow the imprimatur of ZOA to be involved with the potential of legitimizing in any way Qatar’s disgraceful activities. ZOA would be interested in meeting with them if they first take explicit steps to change their monstrous behavior.

Europe’s New Lie: Comparing Asylum Shelters to Nazi Concentration Camps

Despite Muslims historically having been the most aggressive colonizers, Europe's élites have come to idealize them due to a mix of demographic decline, misconception of Islam, self-hate for the Western culture and a fatal, romanticized attraction for the decolonized Third World people.

16 Years Later: Lessons Put into Practice?

Sept. 11 should be more than just a few moments of silence to remember the tragedy that befell the USA. We should also seriously consider today's global threats.

Retroactive Legalization of Israeli Settlements is Tikkun Olam

The bill is intended to deal with a very human problem — ordinary citizens who, unintentionally and due to no fault of their own, may be infringing on the property rights of another and are facing the prospect that in order to make things right, will, either voluntarily or by force, be evicted from their house, the house demolished, and years of sweat and toil will be erased in a blink of an eye.

Center for Jewish History CEO Calls Anti-Israel Activist The Future Of American Jewry –...

The Center for Jewish History must not allow Mr. Myers radical support for extremist organizations to re-define Jewish history, regardless of how strong a historian he is.

Conan O’Brien Said that Israeli Doctors Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize–He’s Right

Conan met a number of Syrians being treated at the hospital, their faces obscured for their own safety. He was amazed at the commitment of Israel and its physicians to patients from an "enemy state"

Mengele, Charlottesville and the Lessons of History

While Charlottesville has refocused us on neo-Nazis, the growing forces of the anti-Semitic left may be a far more potent contemporary threat

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