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Purim Politics: A.B. Yehoshua on the Meaning of Zionism
 
Post-Bibi Bipartisanship May Result in Congressional Ability to Review Iran Deal

March 6, 2015 - 4:50 PM
 
Rabbi Lau Hints at Israel’s Real Enemy

March 6, 2015 - 4:39 PM
 
Iran’s Zarif Paints Iran as a Lamb, Israel as the Lion

March 6, 2015 - 1:03 PM
 
Shekel-Dollar Rate Hits Three-Year High at 4.01

March 6, 2015 - 11:56 AM
 
Bedouin City Backs United Arab List

March 6, 2015 - 11:26 AM
 
Update 11:00 AM: Police Shoot Terrorist in Jerusalem Terror Attack

March 6, 2015 - 10:01 AM
 
Purim in Pictures – Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim

March 6, 2015 - 9:36 AM
 
PLO Votes for Suicide by Voting to Cut Security Ties with Israel

March 6, 2015 - 8:34 AM
 
Delta Plane Crash, Snowstorm Paralyze LaGuardia Airport in NYC

March 6, 2015 - 6:29 AM
 
Actor Harrison Ford ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Plane Crash

March 6, 2015 - 4:32 AM
 
ZAKA Rescued Body of Abandoned Jewish Soldier Who Died for Ukraine

March 6, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Fears Over US Iran Deal Trigger Mideast Nuclear Race, Saudi-South Korea Deal

March 5, 2015 - 10:00 PM
 
Terror Attack Foiled Near Yitzhar

March 5, 2015 - 3:23 PM
 
Number of Israeli Tourists to Germany Rises by 14 Percent

March 5, 2015 - 12:01 PM
 
Israeli-Made Chipset Could Extend Battery Life for Devices Using 4G Mobile Networks

March 5, 2015 - 11:15 AM
 
US Ambassador to South Korea Slashed by Activist

March 5, 2015 - 11:07 AM
 
Call It A Purim Miracle: Reports Say Ayatollah Khamenei In Critical Condition

March 5, 2015 - 10:48 AM
 
Israel To Double Water Supply For Gaza Despite Hamas Threats

March 5, 2015 - 10:20 AM
 
Israeli Opposition Leader’s Speech Cut Off on TV as ‘Elections Propaganda’

March 5, 2015 - 9:01 AM
 
1st-Century House Unearthed in Nazareth Could be Jesus’s Childhood Home

March 5, 2015 - 8:47 AM
 
Ambassador Ron Dermer Recaps Netanyahu’s Speech [video]

March 5, 2015 - 8:02 AM
 
US Secy of State Kerry Says ‘Demanding Iran Capitulate is Not a Plan’

March 5, 2015 - 7:00 AM
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Posted on: June 13th, 2003

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QUESTION: What is the significance of Pesach Sheni, which seems to be just another notation on the calendar?Shlomo FeivelsonCoconut Creek, FL

 

Posted on: June 6th, 2003

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QUESTION: I have received the good news that I am going to be accepted as a full-fledged member of the Jewish people. The Beit Din informed me that the gerutwill become effective a short while before Rosh Chodesh Iyar (late May), during Sefirat HaOmer. Do I continue to count Sefira after my gerut as I have been doing before it? I was told that a similar topic was previously discussed in this column. Perhaps you can helpme with my specific situation. Avraham b. Avraham (via e-mail)

 

Posted on: May 30th, 2003

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QUESTION: I have received the good news that I am going to be accepted as a full-fledged member of the Jewish people. The Beit Din informed me that the gerut will become effective a short while before Rosh Chodesh Iyar (late May), during Sefirat HaOmer. Do I continue to count Sefira after my gerut as I have been doing before it? I was told that a similar topic was previously discussed in this column. Perhaps you can help me with my specific situation. Avraham b. Avraham(via e-mail)

 

Posted on: May 21st, 2003

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QUESTION: When I recently got married, I discovered that my wife has a different custom regarding Passover, namely, not eating matza and matza products that have been soaked or cooked in water, also known as the practice of 'brocking'. What is this based on? Whosepractice should prevail in our home?Name Omitted By Request

 

Posted on: May 9th, 2003

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QUESTION: I have noticed that when we eat the matza at the Seder on Passover, we recite the blessing of Hamotzi lechem min ha'aretz, followed by Al achilat matza. Why don't we say Al achilat matza when we eat matza during the remainder of Passover?Moshe JakobowitzBrooklyn, NY

 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2003

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QUESTION: I have noticed that when we eat the matza at the seder on Passover, we recite the blessing of Hamotzi lechem min ha'aretz, followed by Al achilat matza. Why don't we say Al achilat matza when we eat matza during the remainder of Passover?Moshe JakobowitzBrooklyn, NY

 

Posted on: April 25th, 2003

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QUESTION: On Purim we read the Megilla but do not recite Hallel, unlike other holidays. I am told that the Talmud teaches that the Megilla replaces Hallel. If so, could the Passover Haggadah replace Hallel as well? (Yet we do say Hallel on Passover.) I also remember learning that there is a connection between the holidays of Purim and Passover. Please explain.Andy Goodman(Via e-mail)

 

Posted on: February 28th, 2003

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New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
Jan. 31, 2003 - 28 Shevat 5763
4:52 p.m. E.S.T.

 

Posted on: February 14th, 2003

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QUESTION: I am intrigued by the fact that the New Year for trees is in the middle of the month and not at the beginning of a month, as all the other New Years. Even the gentiles begin their New Year at the start of a month. Do you have an explanation for this?

 

Posted on: February 14th, 2003

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New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
Jan. 17, 2003 - 14 Shevat 5763
4:35 p.m. E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: 5:45 p.m. E.S.T.

 

Posted on: February 7th, 2003

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New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
Jan. 10, 2003 - 7 Shevat 5763
4:27 p.m. E.S.T.

 

Posted on: January 23rd, 2003

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New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
Dec. 27, 2002 - 22 Teves 5763
4:15 p.m. E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: 5:26 p.m. E.S.T.

 

Posted on: June 28th, 2002

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QUESTION: My son is enrolled in one of the major yeshivot in Israel. Though he is learning very well, I am extremely tense at all times. My question is: In times of danger like today, is it proper to allow him to continue learning there? Would it not be possible for him to learn elsewhere with the same results?

 

Posted on: June 21st, 2002

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QUESTION: My son is enrolled in one of the major yeshivot in Israel. Though he is learning very well, I am extremely tense at all times. My question is: In times of danger like today, is it proper to allow him to continue learning there? Would it not be possible for him to learn elsewhere with the same results?Name withheld by request

 

Posted on: March 1st, 2002

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New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
Feb. 1, 2002 ? 19 Shevat 5762
4:53 p.m. E.S.T.

 

Posted on: February 15th, 2002

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QUESTION: How do we celebrate the minor, insignificant holiday of Tu B'Shevat?

 

Posted on: February 15th, 2002

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New York City candle-lighting time and more.

 

Posted on: June 29th, 2001

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QUESTION: I saw an item recently in the Jewish Press where a group of rabbis met with elected officials to promote a 'Moment of Silence' in public schools. What is the halachic basis for this type of prayer?Shlomo FeivelsonCoconut Creek, FL

 

Posted on: June 22nd, 2001

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QUESTION: May a mohel perform a bris for a non-Orthodox couple who adopt a Gentile infant whom they wish to raise as Jewish?No name pleaseLos Angeles, CA

 

Posted on: June 13th, 2001

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QUESTION: In my wife's family, women count Sefirat Haomer. This is something that I have not seen in my own family, although they are quite observant. As a newly married couple, we are quite confused.Please discuss this matter and explain.No name pleaseToronto, Ontario

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