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Mayor Nir Barkat Says Jerusalem Has Much in Common With Hebron

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European Union Unhappy With Israel Over Gilo Housing Project

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Islamic Guards Attack Archaeologists on Temple Mount “for Picking Up Olives”

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High School Students Help Discover a Unique 1,600 Year Old Pottery Workshop in the Galilee

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Liberman to Arab MK: Conditions at Checkpoints Are Unreasonable, Harmful

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Philanthropist Marcus Katz Dead at 89

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Knesset Committee Quarrels with Anti-Drug Officials over Colorado Legalized Weed

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Breslow Leader Confesses Rape, Plotted Murder of Disciple

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About the Hamas Terror Cell That Murdered Rabbi Miki Mark

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Online Fundraiser for Medical Treatment of Abayudaya Jewish Infant

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Palestinian Authority Activists Campaign at the DNC

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50 Detained in Philly as Protesters Burn Israeli Flags at DNC Convention [video]

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Gush Etzion Water Supply Low

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Netanyahu Denies Israel Unprepared for Tunnel Warfare in 2014 [video]

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Hamas Terror Cell that Murdered Rabbi Mark Blown Up with Rockets [video]

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2 Dead in Blast at Azerbaijan Defense Plant

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Israeli Air Strikes Silence Gunfire from Syria

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Bernie Sanders ‘Seizes the Moment’ at Democratic National Convention Roll Call

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At Democratic National Convention Day 2, Sanders Supporters Still ‘Feeling The Bern’

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New Ruling Requires Both Mothers Listed on Birth Certificate

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Watch: Mr. Netanyahu, We Are Treated as Sub-Humans on Temple Mount [video]

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New Study: Alarming Spike in Campus Anti-Semitism in 2016

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Knesset Committee Discovers Significant Drop in Immigrant Youth Crime

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Female Terrorist Neutralized at Kalandia Checkpoint [video]

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ISIS Terror Attack in Normandy, France

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UN Watch Helps Release Turkish Human Rights Lawyer from Prison

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Bennett Rebukes Netanyahu on Misrepresenting Terror Tunnel Record

July 26, 2016 - 12:15 PM
 
Knesset Passes Law Assigning Running State Mikvahs to Chief Rabbinate

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Police Continue Nightly Harassment of Minor Targeted by Outgoing Defense Minister

July 26, 2016 - 9:11 AM
 
AFSI Urging Congressman’s Resignation over Calling Jews ‘Termites’

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Exclusive: Lawmaker’s Slur That Jews are ‘Termites’ Reminds Jewish Voter of Hitler’s ‘Vermin’

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Israeli-Trained Brazilian Forces to Secure Rio Olympics

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Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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Near the end of Parshas Va’etchanan, so inconspicuously that we can sometimes miss it, is a statement with such far-reaching implications that it challenges the impression that has prevailed thus far in the Torah, giving an entirely new complexion to the biblical image of the people Israel:

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Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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The day following our oldest daughter’s wedding in Eretz Yisrael was the day we had planned for my husband to return to his job in the U.S. I was staying for another week in Israel with the rest of our children and my dear mother in order to participate in the remaining wedding celebrations.

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Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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I know what you’re thinking. You have already concluded that this is one of those heartwarming stories about the anonymous tenth man who completes a minyan in some far-off region, under mysterious, if not downright miraculous, circumstances. Likely as not, he turns out to be Eliyahu Hanavi.

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Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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During The Three Weeks between 17 Tammuz and Tisha B’Av, as we recall the destruction of the Temples, we read three of the most searing passages in the prophetic literature, the first two from the opening of the book of Jeremiah, the third, next week, from the first chapter of Isaiah.

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Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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I’d like to believe that I at least have average intelligence. And when in need of inspiration or to learn something to facilitate my personal growth, I gain much from adult tapes and books. I’m greatly inspired by the words of the plethora of writers and speakers who target their words to adult audiences; their sentence structure and vocabulary meant only for us grownups. Their valuable lessons are often arrived at through a series of logical steps any adult with reasonable intelligence should be able to follow. And follow I do.

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Posted on: July 11th, 2012

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To the misnaged-opponent, chassidus was not perceived as a different strand of normative Judaism, nor as a movement to uplift downtrodden Jews – but as an existential threat to Judaism itself. And the threat was no longer viewed as a futuristic potentiality; it was a real and imminent danger, for the movement was no longer limited to just the commoner but had infiltrated the ranks of scholars.

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Posted on: July 11th, 2012

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Feeling more alone than at any time since arriving in New York, I looked inside myself for anything that could anchor me to bring me back to who I was, to move away from illusions of romance to my central sticking point. Suddenly and unexpectedly, being a Jew meant more to me than anything else in the world.

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Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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You don’t become a ba’al teshuvah overnight. There were many events in my life that contributed to the deepening of my religious commitment, including a party I attended with young, beautiful church members who tried to make me one of them, and how I met their “Jewish priest.” (I’ll discuss both experiences during the course of this continuing column.)

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Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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It is a scene that still has the power to shock and disturb. The people complain. There is no water. It is an old complaint and a predictable one. That’s what happens in a desert. Moses should have been able to handle it in his stride. He has been through far tougher challenges in his time. Yet suddenly he explodes into vituperative anger:

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Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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Yom Yerushalayim, a national day of thanksgiving to Hashem for the liberation and reunification of the Holy City of Yerushalayim, is celebrated in Israel with many different meaningful programs. One of them is the annual bike ride from Hebron to Yerushalayim, celebrating the former’s liberation.

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Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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My husband and I are living in our house for over 30 years. We have wonderful neighbors on both sides. The one on the right, a non-frum Jewish couple, lived in their house longer than we’ve resided in ours. We always got along very well with them, as they are unusually kind, friendly and helpful people.

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Posted on: June 14th, 2012

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

The Baal Shem Tov was the founder and the visionary of chassidus, but the architect who built and spread the movement was Rabbi Dov Ber, the maggid of Mezeritch.

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Posted on: June 14th, 2012

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Zohara was born in Morocco. With her husband, she raised a large family. A busy woman, she always seemed to find time to help others in need. Her daughter, Aliza, told me of the many sleepless nights her mother spent nursing babies. That is not unusual in itself, were it not for the fact that many of the babies she nursed were not her own.

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Posted on: June 13th, 2012

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The episode of the spies has rightly puzzled commentators throughout the centuries. How could they have got it so wrong? The land, they said, was as Moses had promised. It was indeed “flowing with milk and honey.” But conquering it was impossible. “The people who live there are powerful, and the cities fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of the giant there … We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are … All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the titans there … We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and so we seemed in theirs” (Numbers 13:28-33).

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Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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Adaptive leadership is called for when the world is changing, circumstances are no longer what they were, and what once worked works no more. There is no quick fix, no pill, no simple following of instructions. We have to change. At a certain point, Moses had to help the Israelites change, to exercise responsibility, to learn to do things for themselves while trusting in God instead of relying on God to do things for them.

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Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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Huge crystal chandeliers sparkled with points of light that shone like diamonds. Hundreds of ornate, gilded chairs had been arranged on the ballroom’s thick, blue and brown carpet in the palatial Miami Beach hotel. This elegant space had been converted into a temporary synagogue for the holiday.

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Posted on: June 1st, 2012

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There was an ongoing debate between the Sages as to whether the nazirite – whose laws are outlined in this week’s parshah – was to be praised. Recall that the nazirite was someone who voluntarily, usually for a specified period, undertook a special form of holiness. This meant that he was forbidden to consume wine or any grape products, to have a haircut, and to defile himself by contact with the dead.

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Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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Judaism holds that nothing happens by chance, that everything is orchestrated by Hashem. And so it was long ago on a Sunday morning, about a month after Pesach when my father ran an errand for his parents.

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Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

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It was a brisk fall day in late October some years ago when Chavy (name changed) decided that since the weather was perfect she would walk to work. She had, Baruch Hashem, just resumed her work schedule after being home for six weeks due to her maternity leave for the birth of her latest child. She felt the exercise was good for her, as it was only about a half mile to her job. She put all of her work papers into her knapsack and gingerly swung it over onto her back for the trek to work.

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Posted on: May 16th, 2012

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Scholars have debated where precisely the Baal Shem Tov was born, few giving credence to the tiny village of Okopy (pronounced Akup). Most likely he hailed from Kolomyya on the slopes of the Carpathian Mountains and on the banks of the Prut River. Nearly 300 years have lapsed since the passing of the Baal Shem Tov and all the while the stories of his miraculous abilities have increased. Yet all fail to fully portray his greatness.

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