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Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

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Soldier Dies from Wounds in Rocket Attack

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A Grand Total of 50 Muslims in Michigan Condemn ISIS

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Funeral Begins from Lakewood Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer

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Dutch Pension Fund Rejects BDS

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Al Qaeda and ISIS are Israel’s New Northern Neighbors

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Netanyahu Meets with House Armed Services Members

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Mashaal Vows Cease-Fire a Step to New ‘Resistance’ War against Israel

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ISIS Slaughters 450 Captured Syrian Soldiers Since Wednesday

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Update: Lakewood Confirms Sofer’s Body Was Found in Jerusalem Hills

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Comedian Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

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Run Away… Run Away… [photos]

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Echoing Cease-fire, Britain’s Jews and Muslims Call for Peace

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27 Israelis Arrested for Drug & Weapons Trafficking, Helping Hezbollah

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Israeli Arabs Arrested for Lebanon Ties

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Erdoğan Sworn in as Turkish President

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IDF Fires Warning Shots Near Gaza Fence

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Shaath: US Pressured Israel to Drop Demilitarization Demand

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PLO Calls for War Crimes Investigations

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Posted on: August 29th, 2014

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“It isn’t the work,” said Eliezer. “I want to learn our holy Torah.”

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Posted on: August 15th, 2014

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In their perverted justice they also declared the following law: Anyone who was injured by another so that blood flowed from his wound, was compelled to pay his attacker since he bled him!

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Posted on: August 1st, 2014

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Know that from. the day I began to recite the holy name of God, I have always loved Shabbos

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Posted on: July 18th, 2014

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By means of a clever pretext, they succeeded in getting Rabi Yitzhak aboard a ship and sailed it down the river.

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Posted on: July 4th, 2014

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One winter morning a terrible blizzard raged, the weather dropped to below zero, and the woman became desperately ill.

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Posted on: June 20th, 2014

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Crowded into their ghettos and suffering legal disabilities that make today’s claims of discriminations pale into insignificance, the German Jews suffered poverty and wretchedness.

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Posted on: June 6th, 2014

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One of the greatest opponents was a certain wealthy man who did all that he could to make life difficult for Rav Naftali.

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Posted on: May 23rd, 2014

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The two fathers began to discuss the terms and naturally, they were astounded to find that each one assumed that the other would give double.

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Posted on: May 9th, 2014

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Rav Naftali was born the day that the Baal Shem Tov passed away, on the holiday of Shavuos, in the year 5520

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Posted on: April 17th, 2014

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“The mitzvah of drawing water for the baking of the matzah for the Seder comes only once a year. I do not care to share it with a horse.’’

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Posted on: April 4th, 2014

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With enthusiasm, zemiros that had been purposefully collected for the evening were chanted.

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Posted on: March 28th, 2014

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Bnei Yisrael marched out of Mitzrayim with a mighty hand under their great leader Moshe. This was not, however, their first attempt to escape from Mitzrayim and return to the land that G-d had promised their fathers.

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Posted on: March 20th, 2014

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Rabi Pinchas’ piety and honesty were known far and wide. He would often say, “Even though our Sages (Yevamot 65b) declared that to preserve the peace, a person may change his words to fit the situation, I will never utter a false word regardless of the consequences.” If he heard that one of his followers had uttered a false word, he would expel him from his presence.

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Posted on: March 7th, 2014

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But not everyone is destined to taste of the fruit of this world and to enjoy its vintage. Among the inhabitants of this town lived a poor man, Nachumka.

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Posted on: February 24th, 2014

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The Jewish people are hardly strangers to persecution and tyranny. When we hear of the complaints of other peoples, we smile bitterly and wonder: What do they know of persecution? What do they know of tragedy and bitterness? We are a people who have experienced oppression for centuries and have drunk deeply of the bitter cup of woe.

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Posted on: February 7th, 2014

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There was once a tzaddik from Poland, Reb Velveli, who decided to settle in Eretz Yisrael. The land was poor and inhabited by very few people, but he and his wife had such love for the land that they were willing to suffer privation and hunger just to be one of its citizens.

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Posted on: January 24th, 2014

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The stories concerning Rav Naftali of Ropshitz are quite numerous and reveal his sharp biting wit. Rav Naftali was often persecuted and sneered at by misnagdim but the sharp mind with which he was blessed always served him in good stead in finding proper answers.

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Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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Reb Moshe Chaim Ephraim, the grandson of the Baal Shem Tov, was a deeply learned man who took his sources and admonitions from the Torah.

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Posted on: December 27th, 2013

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From the remarkable Beis Midrash in the town of Brodi came forth a dazzling number of Talmudic chachamim (scholars), many of whom went forth to greatness in the annals of Israel. One of them was Rav Chaim Tzanzer.

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Posted on: December 13th, 2013

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The great sage Don Yitzchak Abarbanel (1437-1508) would never stop lauding the brilliance and sagacity of his fellow Jews to King Alfonso V of Portugal. Abarbanel was the King’s treasurer and he was respected and loved by the monarch.

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