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December 19, 2014 / 27 Kislev, 5775
 
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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
Hanukkah Miracle Brings ’770′ Stabbing Victim Home

December 19, 2014 - 6:07 AM
 
Road Terror Attack on Southern Israeli Bus

December 19, 2014 - 5:37 AM
 
UN General Assembly Votes to Refer N. Korea to ICC

December 19, 2014 - 4:40 AM
 
US Dept of Defense Trains Teachers in 3-D Printing

December 19, 2014 - 3:48 AM
 
Obama Negotiated with Cuba ‘Behind Everyone’s Back,’ Lawmakers Charge

December 18, 2014 - 11:15 PM
 
Harvard Will Investigate, But Will it Reverse SodaStream Boycott?

December 18, 2014 - 10:48 PM
 
Netanyahu ‘Will Not Allow’ PA’s UN Resolution to Endanger Israelis

December 18, 2014 - 7:33 PM
 
Unique 65-Foot Long Entrance Discovered at Herodian Hilltop Palace

December 18, 2014 - 3:32 PM
 
Sydney Chabad Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Canceled ‘Out of Respect’

December 18, 2014 - 2:31 PM
 
Israeli-Americans Stranded in Bus Strike

December 18, 2014 - 1:47 PM
 
Youth Arrested for Threatening Eli Yishai

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 PM
 
Putin Blames ‘Outside Factors’ for Falling Ruble

December 18, 2014 - 1:26 PM
 
Hamas Holds Live-Fire Training Hours after EU Takes It off Terror List

December 18, 2014 - 1:12 PM
 
Alan Gross Credits Jewish Efforts for His Release From Cuba [video]

December 18, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Moshe Feiglin Drops Out of Likud PM Race

December 18, 2014 - 11:06 AM
 
The Jewish Hipster Party

December 18, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Terror Threat Puts Kibosh on Sony’s NYC Film Release

December 18, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
Harvard Boycotts SodaStream (Despite Company’s Surrender)

December 18, 2014 - 2:16 AM
 
Israel’s FM Liberman Declines Swedish Meeting Request Over PA Recognition

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 AM
 
US Re-Defines ‘Unilateral’ to Justify PA Burying the Oslo Accords

December 17, 2014 - 10:16 PM
 
‘Freedom of Speech’ Under Abbas-led Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 8:01 PM
 
Alan Gross Freed From Cuban Jail

December 17, 2014 - 5:32 PM
 
Boy Arrested Trying to Recreate Chanukah on Temple Mount

December 17, 2014 - 3:45 PM
 
European Jewish Leaders: Court Decision on Hamas ‘Legitimizes Murder’

December 17, 2014 - 2:04 PM
 
Jeb Bush Uses Hanukkah And Christmas Greeting To Launch Presidential Bid

December 17, 2014 - 1:21 PM
 
Netanyahu Rejects EU Court’s ‘Technicality’ to Whitewash Hamas

December 17, 2014 - 1:15 PM
 
Fear and Loathing in the Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Haredi Israelis Get the Most Benefits and Are the Deepest in Debt

December 17, 2014 - 12:16 PM
 
EU Court ‘Temporarily’ Removes Hamas from List of Terrorist Groups

December 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
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Holidays
Pondering-Lights-LOGO-121914
 

Posted on: December 17th, 2014

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Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich
 

Posted on: December 16th, 2014

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"Can you hear what the dead are whispering? Leave Galut, escape to Eretz Israel-Lech lecha!"

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Jewish Holidays' Guide for the Perplexed
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2014

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Chanukah is the holiday of liberty, combining The Book (faith and dedication to God) and the sword

Cohen-Rabbi-J-Simcha-NEW
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Once this took place, no Beit Din could annul its practice but for an entirely different reason. A minhag accepted by klal Yisrael becomes an obligation that must be practiced.

Rachel's Tomb/ Photo is an ink-based photolithograph (1890)
 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014

JudaismHolidays

Kabbalah teaches that mother Rachel symbolizes the Jewish People.

Sukkot Shantytown
 

Posted on: October 13th, 2014

JudaismColumns

The Torah emphasizes the joy of Sukkot, for after a season of labor, we celebrate our prosperity.

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Posted on: October 10th, 2014

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The encounter with the timeless stability of the divine occurs within the Sukkot.

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Crumb-Factory-Logo-NEW
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2014

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So just in case you're stuck in the house this Chol HaMoed – because there's a new baby or because someone has a cold – not because of anything worse, here are six ideas for family fun at home.

Sukkoth (54x50) oil on canvas by Simon Gaon. Courtesy the artist.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

BlogsGuest Blog

What is the nostalgia for? The answer comes with Succot.

Jewish Holidays' Guide for the Perplexed
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

InDepthColumns

Sukkot is a universal holiday, inviting all peoples to come on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Gulag 2
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

InDepthColumns

Only 1 mitzvah I couldn't keep in their prison: Sukkah; How could I build a Sukkah in a KGB camp!

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Shana Tova Cards
 

Posted on: October 5th, 2014

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The special quality of the year 5775 (תשע"ה) is “nine months of pregnancy” תִּשְׁעָה יַרְחֵי לֵידָה

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Ottensoser--100314-Crafts-Logo
 

Posted on: October 5th, 2014

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Give your sukkah an aura of polished grace with one of these breathtaking chandeliers!

Jewish Holidays' Guide for the Perplexed
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014

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Yom Kippur is observed on the tenth day of Tishrei - an Acadian word for forgiveness and Genesis.

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goat
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014

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Sometimes terrible things – things like the Akeidah – actually unlock our potential and make us far greater than we otherwise would be.

God-and the world
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014

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We aim for a virtuous cycle of creation and rest and yet more creation

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Duxvielfalt_2011
 

Posted on: October 1st, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Contrary to popular belief, the Talmud never explicitly limits the ban on footwear to leather shoes.

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Posted on: September 27th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

On Sunday, Jews will be refraining from food and drink from dawn until sunset to commemorate the Fast of Gedaliah. Following Nebuchadnetzar’s destruction of the First Temple and exile of most of the Jews, the Babylonians appointed Gedaliah ben Achikaam as governor of Judea. Under Gedaliah’s leadership, Judea and the survivors began to recover. On […]

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On the beach
 

Posted on: September 24th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

As we enter the Days of Awe, we must recognize that it is a joy to honor and serve true royalty.

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