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Lieberman: Let the Police Shoot like American Cops Shoot

October 13, 2015 - 3:17 PM
Warning Graphic: Video of Geula Terrorist Neutralized [video]

October 13, 2015 - 1:48 PM
Court Orders Demolition of Givat Ze’ev Synagogue by Next Week

October 13, 2015 - 1:42 PM
2 Killed in Twin Terror Attacks in Jerusalem

October 13, 2015 - 1:03 PM
Hundreds of Gaza Arabs Riot at Erez Border Crossing

October 13, 2015 - 1:02 PM
No Terror Attack in Eilat, or at Rabin Terminal

October 13, 2015 - 12:48 PM
Netanyahu Convenes Security Cabinet on Terror Escalation

October 13, 2015 - 12:43 PM
IDF Attacks Syrian Govt Positions After Shelling on Golan Heights

October 13, 2015 - 12:40 PM
Terrorist FAILS in Tel Aviv

October 13, 2015 - 11:37 AM
Jerusalem on Lockdown, Prepares to Defend Against Terror

October 13, 2015 - 11:22 AM
IranDeal Approved in Vote by Iranian Parliament

October 13, 2015 - 10:04 AM
15 Wanted Palestinian Arab Terror Suspects Arrested

October 13, 2015 - 9:57 AM
With US Tacit Approval, Iran Tests Ballistic Missile to Reach Tel Aviv

October 13, 2015 - 9:46 AM
1 Wounded in Ra’anana Terror Attack [video]

October 13, 2015 - 9:38 AM
Mortar Shells Explode on the Golan Heights

October 13, 2015 - 9:17 AM
Politicians’ Failure to Curb Arab Terror Wave to Culminate in ‘Day of Rage’ Tuesday

October 13, 2015 - 8:41 AM
Kiryat Arba Resident Hurt in Stone-Throwing Attack

October 12, 2015 - 11:31 PM
Arab Terrorists Attack Israeli Drivers in Upper Galilee

October 12, 2015 - 11:28 PM
School School Trips to Jerusalem Canceled Due to Terror Wave

October 12, 2015 - 11:14 PM
Drive-by Attack on IDF Soldiers Near Nabi Saleh

October 12, 2015 - 9:45 PM
Gaza Arabs Breach Southern Israeli Security Fence – Again

October 12, 2015 - 9:13 PM
Firebomb Attack on Israeli Motorist in Samaria — Damage But No Injuries

October 12, 2015 - 8:54 PM
UPDATE: Terrorist Killed Trying to Steal Soldier’s Gun on Bus, 2 Wounded

October 12, 2015 - 8:47 PM
Where Did the Holy Temple Really Stand?

October 12, 2015 - 8:31 PM
Thousands of Matisyahu Fans Find Some Light in Jerusalem

October 12, 2015 - 7:13 PM
Rivlin Tells Knesset Jewish People, Israel Not At War With Islam

October 12, 2015 - 6:40 PM
3 Stone-Throwers Arrested in Haifa

October 12, 2015 - 6:31 PM
Ultra-Orthodox Town Plagued by… Pigs

October 12, 2015 - 6:20 PM
Terrorist Shot at Kever Rachel

October 12, 2015 - 6:16 PM
UPDATE: 13-Yr-Old Pisgat Ze’ev Terror Victim in Critical But Stable Condition

October 12, 2015 - 6:00 PM
Herzog Calls to Outlaw Islamic Movement

October 12, 2015 - 5:37 PM
Netanyahu: Arab Terrorists Have not Learned They Cannot Destroy Israel

October 12, 2015 - 5:29 PM
Update: Taxi Driver Overpowers Arab Attacker in Tel Aviv

October 12, 2015 - 5:27 PM
Report: Three Syrians Plotted Terror Attack in Moscow

October 12, 2015 - 5:01 PM
Top Official of Islamic Movement in Israel Arrested in Rahat

October 12, 2015 - 4:57 PM
Arab Terrorists Who Attacked IDF Post in August Arrested

October 12, 2015 - 4:55 PM
Israeli Satellite Amos E Weighs Half as Much as the Competition

October 12, 2015 - 4:52 PM
Knesset Committee to Vote on 1,400 Reserves Call-up for Border Guard Police

October 12, 2015 - 4:35 PM
Report: Stabbing in Clal Building in Jerusalem

October 12, 2015 - 4:03 PM
United Hatzalah of Israel Recognized as Official EMS Provider

October 12, 2015 - 4:01 PM
Police Stabbed in Jerusalem at Ammunition Hill and Lion’s Gate

October 12, 2015 - 3:18 PM
Israel Arab Mayor Complains: Terror Chasing Away Jews

October 12, 2015 - 1:27 PM
Ex-Pastor to Obama Says ‘Jesus Was a Palestinian’ at Farrakhan Rally [video]

October 12, 2015 - 12:13 PM
Rabbi Permits Carrying Cell Phone on Shabbat because of Wave of Terror

October 12, 2015 - 10:44 AM
Hareidi and National Religious Jews in Massive Prayer at Kotel Today

October 12, 2015 - 10:09 AM
Video of Arab Terrorist Stabbing Border Policeman [video]

October 12, 2015 - 9:33 AM
Iran Convicts US Journalist Jason Rezaiain

October 12, 2015 - 9:13 AM
Update: Terrorist Killed After Stabbing Guard in Old City [video]

October 12, 2015 - 9:10 AM
Rocket Launched from Sinai (and Gaza) at Israel

October 12, 2015 - 7:55 AM
Rocket Launch, No Alert

October 11, 2015 - 11:19 PM
Roundup: Another Day of Stabbing, Shooting and Incitement on Israel’s Streets and Highways

October 11, 2015 - 9:18 PM
Stones Are Flying Both Ways This Time Around

October 11, 2015 - 9:00 PM
Iraq Says Air Strike May Have Killed ISIS Chief Al-Baghdadi

October 11, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Updated: Multiple Wounded in Ramming/Stabbing Terror Attack Near Pardes Chana/Hadera

October 11, 2015 - 7:10 PM
Ben Carson’s Defenders Say Comment on Holocaust and Jewish Guns Has Merit

October 11, 2015 - 6:52 PM
Yemen to Jews: Convert, Leave or Die

October 11, 2015 - 6:42 PM
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Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

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Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

JudaismRebbetzin's Viewpoint

I have been overwhelmed by the e-mails and letters I’ve received in response to my series of articles focusing on my recent accident and surgery – so much so that while I wrote last week that the subject would be closed with that column, I feel compelled to share some of these communications with you.


Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

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.

Bethelehem Bulla

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012


Israel Antiquities Authority and the Ir David Foundation announced that a clay seal was discovered bearing the name of the city of Bethlehem, evidence that the city existed during the period of the First Temple in Jerusalem. The find coincides with the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, during which time Jews from around the world focus on the story of the biblical figure Ruth, set in the city of Bethlehem.


Posted on: May 18th, 2012


Looking for a bouquet of flowers that will satisfy everyone’s taste – have we got a sweet idea for you! This beautiful “arrangement” (as easy as an Alef Bais Vase” can be simply assembled and is sure to be the most popular bunch of flowers. All it takes is a trip to the candy store, and let your creativity blossom, as you fill the skewers with candy. As an added bonus these flowers are sure to stay looking fresh throughout Yom Tov…unless they’re not eaten first.

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Posted on: May 18th, 2012


According to the Ramban, the verse "your foes who dwell upon it will be desolate" (Vayikra 26:32) is a partial blessing within the curse that guarantees through all generations that the Land of Israel will not receive any foreign nation in place of her true indigenous people.


Posted on: May 17th, 2012

JudaismJudaism 101

Tina was in my kindergarten class last year. Each day Tina’s hair flew all around her. It would tumble into her eyes and she would bat at it periodically throughout the day just to see. Sometimes I’d use whatever hair accessory I had at hand - even just a rubber band - to put Tina’s hair out of her face.

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Posted on: May 17th, 2012


In a famous photo, President John F. Kennedy is seen facing the windows of the Oval Office with his back to the camera. Slightly bent over, with his hands spread out on a credenza, he appears in deep and painful thought. The caption of the picture says it all: “The Loneliest Job.” Only the relatively few people who have been President of the United States truly understand the enormity of the job’s burden. It is for this reason presidents, despite their party affiliation, and often after leaving office, develop close bonds with one another, give the current office holder the benefit of the doubt and make themselves available to whoever may be president at the moment to help and advise.


Posted on: May 17th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

"Welcome to the bar mitzvah celebration of our dear son, Eliezer," Mr. Siegel announced to his guests. "The bar mitzvah boy will now make a siyum Mishnayos, which will be followed by the main course."


Posted on: May 16th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Spared Possible Punishment ‘Those Who Are New To The Ketores’ (Tamid 32b-33a)


Posted on: May 16th, 2012


When we are on our own land we are commanded to keep every seventh year as the shemittah year, and at the completion of seven shemittahs to add an additional shemittah year – the yovel. During this year, all land lays fallow. Homesteads return to their original owners, and all Jewish slaves are freed.


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.


Posted on: May 16th, 2012

JudaismAsk the Rabbi

Question: I understand that at a minyan, the chazzan is required to repeat Shmoneh Esreh out loud so that people who may not know how to daven can fulfill their obligation to daven with the chazzan’s repetition. What, however, should the chazzan do when he reaches kedushah and Modim? I hear some chazzanim say every word of kedushah out loud and some only say the last part of the middle two phrases out loud. As far as the congregation is concerned, I hear some congregants say every word of kedushah and some say only the last part. Finally, some chazzanim and congregants say Modim during chazaras hashatz out loud and some say it quietly. What is the source for these various practices? A Devoted Reader (Via E-Mail)

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Posted on: May 16th, 2012


In Behar, one of this week’s parshiyos, the Torah commands us in regard to some of the laws of buying and selling. The pasuk says, “Vechi simkiru mimkar la’amisecha … al tonu ish es achiv – When you make a sale to your fellow … do not afflict one another.” The Gemara in Baba Metzia 51a derives from this pasuk that one may not overcharge when selling an item without informing the buyer. This is referred to as ona’ah. The Gemara says that if one charges more than a sixth more than the market value of an item, the sale is void. If one charges less than a sixth more, the sale is valid. If one charges exactly a sixth more, the sale is valid; however, the seller must return the overcharge.

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

JudaismRebbetzin's Viewpoint

For the time being, at least, this will be my closing column on my experiences in the hospital in San Diego. Today, Baruch Hashem, I am on my way. I had the zechus to be at our Hineni Fortieth Anniversary Dinner, to greet the overflow crowd and impart my heartfelt love to them. True, I am walking with a cane, sometimes a walker, but I am walking, speaking, teaching and writing, and for as long as Hashem will allow me, I shall continue to try to serve Him.


Posted on: May 16th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Question: May one recite Sefirat Ha’Omer with a berachah after sunset (shekiah)?


Posted on: May 16th, 2012


The truth is sometimes unpopular or uncomfortable. Thus, people who wish to dismiss the Hand of Hashem from history and human affairs may be taken aback by the assertion of Rabbi Avigdor Miller, zt”l, based on the beginning of this parshah, that the suffering that befalls Israel comes for a Divine purpose. Rabbi Miller finds this purpose explicit in the opening words of Bechukosai, and observes that this “wish” (to dismiss the Hand of Hashem from history) is not a Jewish way of thinking.


Posted on: May 16th, 2012

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

“Mum, you’ll never guess what happened.” My daughter Tammy’s tone of voice at the other end of the phone indicated that it wasn’t something pleasant. “Someone took my baby stroller from the bus. When I went to pick it up and get off the bus, it wasn’t there any more. I couldn’t believe it. Who would do such a thing?”


Posted on: May 10th, 2012


The Talmud tells us that compassion is one of the three traits that distinguish the nation of Israel (the others are shame and kindness). The Torah abounds with commandments that exercise this quality, and Rabbi Avigdor Miller, zt”l, explains that they are given for exactly that purpose.


Posted on: May 10th, 2012

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

At about 4 a.m. on cold and damp autumn mornings in London, Dad would try to wake us in time for Selichot, the pre-Jewish New Year dawn prayers. As we heard Dad’s footsteps mounting the stairs, my brother and I would hide under our covers and mutter our displeasure at being disturbed.

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