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Terrorist Killed Near Mazmoriyah Checkpoint

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IDF Source: Russian Involvement Enables Hezbollah to Down Israeli Planes

February 14, 2016 - 2:49 PM
 
Terror Attack in Jerusalem. No Wounded.

February 14, 2016 - 2:05 PM
 
PM Olmert, Two More Holy Land Hotel Defendants to Start Prison Terms

February 14, 2016 - 1:37 PM
 
Netanyahu Says US VP Joe Biden ‘May’ Visit Israel

February 14, 2016 - 1:28 PM
 
2 Teen Terrorists Killed After Shooting at IDF Soldiers

February 14, 2016 - 11:53 AM
 
Committee Chair: Must Increase Support for Olim Crisis Hotlines

February 14, 2016 - 11:37 AM
 
Terrorists Shoot at IDF Soldiers in Samaria

February 14, 2016 - 11:15 AM
 
Shi’ite Lebanese MP: Israeli Forces Stole Our Goats!

February 14, 2016 - 10:35 AM
 
Newborn Arab Twins Named after Har Nof Massacre Terrorists

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Death of US Supreme Court Justice Scalia Throws Match into Already Inflamed Election

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Arad Mayor, Chabad Rabbi Invite Tourism to Israel’s Sunny South

February 14, 2016 - 12:17 AM
 
Likud Activist Wants to Pay 250,000 Arabs Each Year to Start New Lives Elsewhere

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MK Amir Ohana Launching Gun Lobby

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New Gaza Terror Tunnel to Sinai Discovered by Egypt

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Explosions Heard in Golan Heights

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Confirmed: Beyonce to Grace the Stage in Tel Aviv

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Turkey Shells Kurds in Syrian Border Village After Recapture

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Oldest Torah Scroll Proves Yemenite, Chabad Versions Right

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Posted on: September 1st, 2010

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When my neighbor asked me if I was missing any jewelry, I immediately thought of the gift my husband gave me 25 years ago at our wedding. In the yichud room, he presented me with a beautiful three-tone gold bracelet with diamond chips. I treasured that gift until I lost it.

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Posted on: August 25th, 2010

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I recently received an envelope from Belgium, with legal documents informing me that I was found eligible to receive Holocaust compensation. I saw this as a symbolic rectification of a bitter injustice that seemed to represent the very essence of my life. As I flipped through the pages, my mind wandered back to my childhood.

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Posted on: August 18th, 2010

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I was about 11 years old and crying on the front steps of the Bluzhever Rebbe's house. It was the late 40s, and the Rebbe had recently arrived. He miraculously survived the Nazi inferno, but lost his wife and children.

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Posted on: August 11th, 2010

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Every bar mitzvah is special, but some are more special than others. Thirteen years ago, our son was born with a rare and life-threatening condition. The first few years were touch and go. Each milestone in his life carried extra significance.

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Posted on: August 4th, 2010

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These days, even people with a bad sense of direction can travel with ease. Since the invention of the GPS, people have confidence that they will find their way.

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Posted on: July 28th, 2010

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It was the first Sunday in April when my son called with the following query: "Abba," he asked. "What's the name of the '80s music group that rediscovered one of Bob Dylan's greatest hits?" I immediately answered him. As it turned out, my son was in a car at the time with a classmate's father and the father's friend.

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Posted on: July 21st, 2010

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I live in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem. Just up the road from my house is Kever Shmuel Hanavi (the Prophet Samuel's tomb). This landmark is situated in a very strategic spot. It is 885 meters above sea level, affording a panoramic vista of Jerusalem and its surrounding areas. For hundreds of years, it was in Jewish hands.

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Posted on: July 15th, 2010

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I joined the Jewish Press Emunah family four years ago when I wrote about my fall down a flight of stairs while holding my granddaughter. Baruch Hashem, my 16-month-old granddaughter came out without a scratch, but I became paralyzed and needed six months of rehab. Hashem saw fit to save me, and to help me recuperate.

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Posted on: July 7th, 2010

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She walked into my husband's office, accompanied by her father. They were clearly from Israel's lower socioeconomic class. The father was a large, frightening man who reeked of alcohol, and his daughter was a recent ba'alat teshuvah.

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Posted on: June 30th, 2010

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I was visiting a shul I formerly attended during my previous marriage. My former husband worked on Shabbos, and did what he could to pull my children away from Yiddishkeit.

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Posted on: June 16th, 2010

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We were making good time on Erev Pesach. The back of our car was packed with coolers filled with homemade foods for the Seder - savory Moroccan gefilte fish balls, sweet and sour turkey balls, and trays of delicious baked goods. My husband's white kittel lay atop our suitcases, together with the afikomen toys for our grandchildren. Everything felt just right. Then we heard the sound.

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Posted on: May 26th, 2010

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It was Erev Pesach, three hours before Yom Tov. I was at the checkout counter at the local supermarket. The gentleman in front of me was trying to pay his $48 bill. I noticed that he gave the clerk a credit card that was declined. He offered a second credit card, with the same result. The saleswoman then asked the young man how he planned to pay, to which he sheepishly replied, "May I write a check?"

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Posted on: May 18th, 2010

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I recently returned from a visit to Eretz Yisrael, where I go yearly for my father's yahrzeit. As always, my husband, and my sister and her family accompanied me. On the way to the cemetery, we were fortunate to hail a taxi driver who spoke fluent English. He had made aliyah many years before from East Flatbush, where my husband and I lived.

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Posted on: May 12th, 2010

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The land of Israel's holiness features four cities that are singled out as exceptionally holy, and which are imbued with special qualities. I have had the good fortune to visit all four - Hebron, Jerusalem, Tiberias and Safed - if only for a short time. Each of these cities is associated with a particular kind of holiness, corresponding to the four basic elements: Jerusalem - fire; Hebron - earth; Tiberias - water; and, my favorite, Safed - air.

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Posted on: May 5th, 2010

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I believe that everything happens for a reason. Even the seemingly smallest of occurrences has a purpose. I recently had a doctor's appointment in Yerushalayim. Once finished, I decided to do some shopping in a nearby grocery store. This spur-of-the- moment decision led to an encounter with someone from my past, who was to teach me invaluable lessons in life.

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Posted on: April 28th, 2010

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This story was told by Mrs. T., a woman in her 60s who I've known for three years. Mrs. T. attends my synagogue and sisterhood functions. Over the years, Mrs. T. always appeared to be shy and tense. She rarely spoke and usually had worry lines between her eyes and around her mouth. When she and her family first moved to our neighborhood, her husband also attended synagogue. However, he suffered from a chronic illness that kept him home on many a Shabbat.

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Posted on: April 21st, 2010

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Posted on: April 21st, 2010

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On December 31, 2009, my father was diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, almost everyone will be touched by this horrible disease in one fashion or another. I have had many friends who have been affected by cancer, but they were younger and stronger than my dad, or Tatinke, who is 84.

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Posted on: April 14th, 2010

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Fifteen years ago, on a Shabbos Mevorchim leading up to a new month, my husband was leading the davening. I heard him intone, "Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av will be on..." But it wasn't the month of Av, as the upcoming month was Mar Cheshvan. An audible gasp swept through the shul, and he immediately corrected himself.

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Posted on: April 8th, 2010

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I was walking down Coney Island Ave. when I saw an old acquaintance eating in a non-kosher restaurant. I wanted to approach him and ask him if he would be interested in putting on tefillin. But I felt hesitant, and wrestled internally to overcome my embarrassment. Finally I gathered enough confidence to enter the restaurant and approach my friend. Greeting him warmly, I gently asked if he would like to put on tefillin. He politely refused and, after a brief conversation, I was on my way.

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