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The Jewish Music that Brought Us Here
 
Islamic Hate Mail

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Police Finally Arrest Muslim for Provocation on Temple Mount

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IDF Stands By as Al Qaeda Offensive Threatens Golan Farmers

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Rifle-Wielding Man Threatens Murder outside French Jewish School

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Turning Death Into Life – an Answer to Hamas

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Travel Terror Again Aimed at Jerusalem Light Rail

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IDF Stops Gaza Infiltrator

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Israel Reminds US ‘Iran As Great a Threat as ISIS’

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World Support Building for Coalition to Fight ISIS After New Beheading Video

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Qatar Expels Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Leadership

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Child Released from Car in Karnei Shomron Carjacking

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No More Visas for Israelis to Belarus

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US State Dept Attacks Its Ally, Israel Over UNRWA Human Shields [photo]

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Abdel Rahman Zuabi (82)

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Pro-Erdogan Columnist Publishes Rant Against Turkish Jews

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Rock Tel Aviv

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ISIS (Daash) Releases Another Beheading Video

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Heniyeh: No Demilitarization for Gaza Reconstruction

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CUNY BDS Vote Shelved After Heated Debate – #BDSFail

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Al Qaeda Controls Syrian Side of Golan Heights

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Halacha & Hashkafa
 

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

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Even Moses, who spoke with God one on One, was not allowed to see Him during his lifetime. “You cannot see my face, for no man shall see me and live.”

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Posted on: September 27th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Question: Should a person recite kiddush standing or sitting on Sukkot? If he stands, should he sit down after saying the berachah of leshev ba’sukkah or remain standing?

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Posted on: September 27th, 2012

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Pomp And Circumstance ‘Endeavor to See the King’ (Berachos 58a)

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Posted on: September 20th, 2012

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The Lady Of The House ‘One Blesses First On The Wine…’ (Berachos 51)

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Posted on: September 20th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Question: A basic Jewish belief is that everyone ultimately will be judged. This final judgment is called din v’cheshbon, judgment and reckoning – see Avot 3:1. What is the difference between these two terms? What is din and what is cheshbon?

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Posted on: September 20th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

It was Yom Kippur eve. The shul began filling rapidly as the time approached for Kol Nidrei. Herzl Machlis sat in his seat, cloaked in his tallis and kittel, quietly reciting Tefillah Zakkah, composed by the Chayei Adam 150 years ago.

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Posted on: September 13th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Why is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, so different from other Jewish holidays? On the face of it, it does not seem to follow any pattern. It is celebrated for two days, not only in the Diaspora but also in Israel. Yet the Sages refer to the two days of Rosh Hashanah as one long day – yoma arichta.

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Posted on: September 13th, 2012

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Shehakol Bread? ‘One Recites A Blessing On The Primary Food’ (Berachos 44a)

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Posted on: September 12th, 2012

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One cold December evening, I walked into my father’s book-lined study to light the Chanukah candles, which were placed beside the window that overlooked a high street in North London.

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Posted on: September 6th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Dr. Oren had a small psychology practice and rented office space from his colleague, Dr. Wieder, on Thursday afternoons. The rent amounted to $500 for the month. Since the two usually did not see each other, the arrangement was that Dr. Oren would leave the rent money in the top drawer of the desk.

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Posted on: September 6th, 2012

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A Vicious Cycle ‘Many Different Kinds Were Set Before Him’ (Berachos 41a)

 

Posted on: September 5th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

However remote the prospect of acquittal, a Jew must never give up. God commands us to challenge indictment with prayer. And the rabbis urge us to confront sentencing with hunger strikes. And so, the Midrash tells us, when Moses stood before God, at a loss for words with which to defend the sin of the golden calf, God Himself donned a tallit, took to the prayer stand, and showed Moses how to pray and what to say:

 

Posted on: September 5th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

It would be reasonable to assume that a language that contains the verb “to command” must also contain the verb “to obey.” The one implies the other, just as the concept of a question implies the possibility of an answer. We would, however, be wrong. There are 613 commandments in the Torah, but there is no word in biblical Hebrew that means “to obey.” When Hebrew was revived as a language of everyday speech in the nineteenth century, a word, letsayet, had to be borrowed from Aramaic. Until then there was no Hebrew word for “to obey.”

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Posted on: August 29th, 2012

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A Two Way Street? ‘Joining Geulah To Tefillah Is Preferable’ (Berachos 30a)

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Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Mr. Morris was home one evening, when an acquaintance, Mr. Roth, knocked at his door. "May I have a word with you?" Mr. Roth asked. "Certainly, come in," Mr. Morris said, welcoming him into the living room. "Perhaps you've forgotten," Mr. Roth began, "but last year I lent you $500, which you never repaid." Mr. Morris scratched his head and thought for a moment. "I never borrowed from you," he replied.

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Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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No Cell Phones Please! ‘A Kerchief That One Designated For Storing Tefillin’ (Berachos 23)

 

Posted on: August 17th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Prayer is always an avenue to God. But in the month of Elul, the last month of the Jewish year, and during the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, God lends a particularly sympathetic ear.

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Posted on: August 15th, 2012

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What About Ma’ariv? ‘The Bridegroom Is Exempt From Kerias Shema’ (Berachos 16a)

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Posted on: August 9th, 2012

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Excitement was in the air as the 12th Siyum HaShas of the Daf Yomi cycle approached. Mendy, who had joined the Daf seven and-a-half years earlier, eagerly anticipated taking part in this major event at MetLife Stadium along with 93,000 other participants.

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Posted on: August 9th, 2012

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Kerias Shema Twice At Night? ‘When One Reads Shema’ (Berachos 8b)

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