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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
ISIS Executes 100 Foreign Volunteers

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MK Elazar Stern Quits Livni’s HaTnua Party

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Rocket Fire Returns to Southern Israel – Again!

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Hamas on the Temple Mount

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Ashdod Mystery: Four Found Unconscious

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Liberman’s Secret Plan to be Crowned Prime Minister

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Torah
Torah-Hakehillah-121914
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2014

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It would have been understandable for these great warriors to become dispirited.

Torah-Hakehillah-121914
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2014

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The travail of Yosef was undoubtedly the greatest trauma of Yaakov’s life, which certainly knew its share of hardships.

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Torah-Hakehillah-121914
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2014

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Yosef, in interpreting the first set of dreams, performed in a manner that was clearly miraculous to all.

Torah-Hakehillah-121914
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2014

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Chazal teach us that we need to be “sur may’rah v’asei tov,”avoid bad and do good.

Torah-Hakehillah-121914
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2014

JudaismTorah

When we celebrate the completion of learning a section of Torah, we recite the Hadran.

Judah and Tamar
 

Posted on: December 8th, 2014

InDepthOp-Eds

Judah concedes he was wrong&feels regret; THAT is precisely what qualifies his house for leadership

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Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, dean of the Yitzhar Yeshivah
 

Posted on: November 10th, 2014

InDepthOp-Eds

If we do things right, this year might even be the year of the final redemption!

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Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: November 6th, 2014

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God wanted to establish the principle that children are not the property of their parents.

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Jonah and the Whale (2012) 23 x 23, bronze relief by Lynda Caspe.
 

Posted on: September 17th, 2014

JudaismTorah

Jonah objected to God accepting repentance based on ulterior motives and likely for short duration.

The_United_Nations_Building
 

Posted on: August 31st, 2014

InDepthOp-Eds

It is in the nature of the Nations of the World to be hostile towards the Jewish People.

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Azrielli Tower - Shema Yisrael
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2014

JudaismTorah

A bit of (non-Jewish) history can help us understand this week’s Torah portion: In the early 1500s, the Catholic church was being fundamentally challenged by movements which claimed it had monopolized religious power and used to enrich the church and its officials. The most radical of these movements were a particular sect of Anabaptists. Anabaptists […]

Crossing the Jordan River
 

Posted on: July 31st, 2014

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Unlike the two and a half tribes, when we walk in front of G-d, we must be perfect in our motivation

The Yabok River
 

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014

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Today, we remain Hashem's nachal.

Shemini.jpg
 

Posted on: March 21st, 2014

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This week's parsha discusses the sudden and disturbing death of two of Aharon's sons, Nadav and Avihu

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Winiraz-011714
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

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Food can be eaten to fill your stomach. But food can also be eaten with the intent to recognize Creation and acknowledge the Creator. A bracha is not just a thank you.

YU-011014
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

JudaismTorah

For change to become permanent it has to become internalized through new behaviors. Mitzvot have to be observed regularly.

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PTI-122013
 

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

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Imagine Amram and Yocheved, the parents of Moshe Rabbeinu and Aharon Hakohen. We know who they were, but what do we know of their child-raising techniques? What was the central pillar of their home that helped foster these two spiritual giants?

Safran-120613
 

Posted on: December 6th, 2013

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In our story a couple of kids discover Chanukah within the walls of a gym.

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Bodenheim-101113-DNA
 

Posted on: October 11th, 2013

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Kindness and hospitality came easily to Lot. As a nephew to Avraham, these qualities were part of his DNA; as a ben-bayis who was raised in Avraham's household bringing in guests was what came naturally.

Safran-100413
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

JudaismTorah

The world was created soooo long ago that we can feel like it’s “old news.” But by just opening our eyes and seeing the amazing design of the natural world around us, we can feel like we have front-rows seats to creation. Hashem made the world and everything in it -- including us -- with a master plan. By tuning in to the awesome design in everything around us, we can feel connected to that plan and to Him.

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