As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Ultra Orthodox Jewish children use a cardboard mask as a face-shield to look into the bonfire, during celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Lag Baomer in the Ultra orthodox neighborhood of Meah Shearim in Jerusalem on May 17, 2014. Lag Baomer commemorates the death of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, one of the most important sages in Jewish history 1800 years ago. The most well-known custom of Lag BaOmer is the lighting of bonfires throughout Israel and in Jewish communities worldwide. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
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It’s Purim and Iran’s planning nuclear genocide against Israel. This might be an appropriate Video of the Day. On the other hand, it might not be an appropriate Video of the Day too. It’s tough to tell on Purim.
There were no airs about him. Rav Moshe was affectionately known as the Gaon of Normalcy.
Israel’s Channel 2 television network thought Herzog’s remarks constituted elections propaganda.
Israel’s full sovereignty over a united Jerusalem is the only path for true peace in the region.
The house, which is made up of simple mortar and stone walls that was cut into a rocky hillside, was first discovered in the 1880s by nuns at the Sisters of Nazareth convent.
Ron Dermer responds to Netanyahu critics following Netanyahu’s speech.
Over and over, the text tells us about “keeping” Shabbat, about holiness, and a covenant – but why?
Secy of State John Kerry updates media on the progress made in talks with Iran in Switzerland before leaving for the US; talks resume on March 15.
Aharon’s guilt with the golden calf is not clear-cut. What if Moshe were in his brother’s place?
Across Eastern Europe, more than a million Jews were killed by Nazi paramilitary death squads called “Einsatzgruppen,” and their bodies were thrown into mass graves. Many of these grave sites remained unmentioned and untouched for decades. On the Fast of Esther, Father Desbois joins Yishai to convey a message of Jewish strength. Then, VOI’s Binyamin Nakonechny joins Yishai in-studio to tell stories and play music in preparation for the Purim holiday — and in keeping with the verse from the Book of Esther: “The Jews had light and gladness and joy and honor.”
The Sabbath is a full dress rehearsal for an ideal society that has not yet come to pass-but will
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Palestinian Authority and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says Israel will never be accepted as a Jewish State, but played coy about security issues.
Ferguson police officer cleared by Justice Department of civil rights charges in shooting of Michael Brown.
When Hashem told Moshe of the option to destroy the people and make him and his descendants into a great nation, Hashem was telling Moshe that it is up to him.
A Border Policeman was stabbed by a female Arab assailant in eastern Jerusalem near the Shalem police station. He is lightly injured. Other police nearby subdued the woman and arrested her.
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11:20 AM The funeral for Hamas terrorist Ahmed Jabari has begun in Gaza.
Meretz MK Zahava Galon says killing Jabri was not worthwhile and that Israel should negotiate immediately to stop the violence. Chadash MK Dov Hanin asked, “When will they learn that after each assassination there will be revenge.” Israeli leftists and Arabs decry defensive IDF operation on Gaza, calling for demonstration tonight in front Likud Tel-Aviv HQ.
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