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The Fire of Kabbalah & A Political Firestorm
 
Rabbi Kahane’s Grandson to Be Released into House Detention, Restrictions

May 30, 2016 - 9:29 PM
 
IDF Soldier Stabbed in Tel Aviv, Terrorist in Custody [video]

May 30, 2016 - 7:43 PM
 
16 International NGOs Condemn Israel’s Refusal to Support BDS Founder’s World Travels

May 30, 2016 - 6:14 PM
 
Patriots’ Owner Cites Chapters of the Fathers at YU’s Keynote Address [video]

May 30, 2016 - 4:07 PM
 
Pres. Rivlin Understands Arab Students’ Dilemma on National Symbols, Anthem: ‘Must Be Addressed’

May 30, 2016 - 2:59 PM
 
Shaked’s Anti-Terror Law Approved for Second and Third Knesset Vote

May 30, 2016 - 2:41 PM
 
Liberman Appointed Defense Minister After Government Compromise

May 30, 2016 - 2:35 PM
 
New Terror Tactic: Hamas Uses Postal System to Smuggle Drones and Weapons

May 30, 2016 - 2:12 PM
 
Police Arrest Teen Stabbers of Elderly Jewish Women in Jerusalem

May 30, 2016 - 12:23 PM
 
Ipsos Survey: One Third of Americans Support Boycotting Israel

May 30, 2016 - 12:22 PM
 
New Film Depicts Arab Queers as Bridge to Peace [video]

May 30, 2016 - 11:34 AM
 
Bennett Coalition Crisis Averted, Liberman (Still) to Be Defense Minister

May 30, 2016 - 11:23 AM
 
1 Wounded in Evening Terror Attack on Jerusalem Bus

May 30, 2016 - 9:58 AM
 
Shabak Issues Last Administrative Detention Order Before Lieberman Takes Over

May 30, 2016 - 9:43 AM
 
Israel Helps Sri Lanka After Deadly Landslides

May 30, 2016 - 2:00 AM
 
Report: Between 700 and 900 Immigrants Died at Sea Last week

May 29, 2016 - 10:37 PM
 
Is Ismail Haniyeh Dead Yet?

May 29, 2016 - 9:57 PM
 
Russia to Return Israeli Tank Captured 34 Years Ago in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub

May 29, 2016 - 9:05 PM
 
This Day in History: Prime Minister Netanyahu Wins in Direct Elections

May 29, 2016 - 8:06 PM
 
Terrorist Arrested After Throwing Firebomb Bag Into Kochav Yaacov

May 29, 2016 - 7:37 PM
 
Jordan’s King Dissolves Parliament, Stifles Riots Over Approval of Israeli Investment

May 29, 2016 - 4:41 PM
 
École Polytechnique and the Weizmann Institute of Science Sign Cooperation Agreement

May 29, 2016 - 3:58 PM
 
Report: Police Recommend Indicting Sara Netanyahu over PM’s Residence Charges

May 29, 2016 - 2:25 PM
 
Report: German Culture Minister Backs Jewish Delegate For Art Restitution Commission

May 29, 2016 - 1:56 PM
 
Corbyn Never Bothered to Answer Herzog’s Letter on Labour Anti-Semitism

May 29, 2016 - 1:39 PM
 
Joint Israeli Security Team Captures Hamas Terrorist Cell Behind Fiery Jerusalem Bus Bombing

May 29, 2016 - 1:25 PM
 
One Injured in Stonethrowing Near Tekoa

May 29, 2016 - 1:04 PM
 
IDF Sets Up Emergency Roadside Location Markers, Don’t Tell the Police

May 29, 2016 - 12:55 PM
 
World Health Organization Names Israel as Sole Abuser of Health Rights

May 29, 2016 - 12:48 PM
 
NJ Resident Convicted of Setting Fire to Synagogue, Rabbi’s Home

May 29, 2016 - 12:39 PM
 
Shaked Drops Bomb: Habayit Hayehudi Ready for New Elections

May 29, 2016 - 12:08 PM
 
Kulanu’s Leftwing Trend Continues: Housing Minister Supports Settlements Freeze

May 29, 2016 - 11:04 AM
 
Kahlon Says Netanyahu’s Coalition Safe – for Now

May 29, 2016 - 10:20 AM
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Posted on: May 26th, 2016

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Question: Is there a requirement to say “Hineni muchan u’mezuman…” before Sefirat HaOmer? Also if a person arrives late for Maariv, should he count sefirah first with the minyan or proceed immediately to Maariv? Moshe Jakobowitz Brooklyn, NY

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Posted on: May 19th, 2016

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Question: Is there a requirement to say “Hineni muchan u’mezuman…” before Sefirat HaOmer? Also if a person arrives late for Maariv, should he count sefirah first with the minyan or proceed immediately to Maariv? Moshe Jakobowitz Brooklyn, NY

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Posted on: May 12th, 2016

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Question: What if someone counted the Omer but forgot to utter the blessing – has he fulfilled his obligation? Also, why is a blessing necessary altogether? There is no blessing for the counting of the zayin nekiyim. M. Goldman Miami Beach, FL

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Posted on: May 5th, 2016

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Question: What if someone counted the Omer but forgot to utter the blessing – has he fulfilled his obligation? Also, why is a blessing necessary altogether? There is no blessing for the counting of the zayin nekiyim. M. Goldman Miami Beach, FL

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Posted on: April 28th, 2016

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Question: When the Torah describes the 10 plagues with which Egypt was afflicted, we find the Hebrew preposition “ba” only in connection with the plague of locust: “Vayomer Hashem Moshe, ‘Neteh yad’cha al eretz Mitzrayim ba’arbeh’ – And Hashe said to Moshe, ‘Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt with locust.” Is there a specific reason for this anomaly? A. Lieb Brooklyn, NY

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Posted on: April 21st, 2016

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Question: What is the minimum amount of matzah a person must consume if he finds eating it difficult? Additionally how absolute is the requirement not to eat anything after the afikoman? Menachem

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Posted on: April 14th, 2016

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Question: I am a psychology professor at McGill University who is doing an MA in Jewish studies. My thesis topic is the history of interpretation of the story of Rachav Hazona. In the course of my research I was trying to understand how the Midrash derived that Rahab converted.

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Posted on: April 7th, 2016

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Question: I am a psychology professor at McGill University who is doing an MA in Jewish studies. My thesis topic is the history of interpretation of the story of Rachav Hazona. In the course of my research I was trying to understand how the Midrash derived that Rahab converted.

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Posted on: March 24th, 2016

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Question: I am seriously dating a girl who has a similar name to my mother. My mother’s name is Pischa and the girl’s name is Pesha. Since both names arguably derive from the word Pesach, would it be a problem for me to potentially marry this girl? Name Witheld Via E-Mail

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Posted on: March 17th, 2016

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Question: Taking into account the fact that one might have to travel on Purim day, may one make one’s Purim se’udah on Purim eve? No Name Please

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Posted on: March 10th, 2016

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What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

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Posted on: March 3rd, 2016

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What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

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Posted on: February 25th, 2016

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What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

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Posted on: February 18th, 2016

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Question: I just read your wonderful article on which Adar to observe a yahrzeit in a leap year. Would one make a hazkara in both months or only during the first Adar? Thank you for your time.

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Posted on: February 11th, 2016

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What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

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Posted on: February 4th, 2016

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What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

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Posted on: January 28th, 2016

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What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

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Posted on: January 21st, 2016

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What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

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Posted on: January 14th, 2016

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What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

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Posted on: January 7th, 2016

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What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

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