Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
11:35 AM IDF Paratrooper Brigade Coammander, Colonel Amir Baram says to his soldiers in pre-incursion briefing minutes ago: “We are already 48 hours into this operation which we knew would finally happen. We discussed it in exercises and in our training. There is no doubt we must act, and that is why we are here and what we have prepared for, what we trained for…”
11:28 AM Air Raid Sirens in area adjacent to South Gaza Strip area, and now center area as well.
11:24 AM IDF combat troop commanders being briefing officers on operational details of [future/upcoming?] ground incursion into Gaza.
11:11 AM Reports of explosion near Ofakim of Iron Dome taking out Gazan rocket.
11:10 AM Reports of Air Raid Sirens in Ofakim.
11:09 AM Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil’s visit to Gaza is ending…and he is returning to Egypt. IDF: Show Gaza some love!
11:04 AM Seems like Israel is sticking to its cease fire due to Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil’s visit. Hamas on the other hand has fired dozens of rockets at Israel.
10:52 AM Air Raid Siren in community south of Ashkelon 10:51 AM The civilian jeep hit by a Hamas anti-tank rocket in Eshkol, near Beeri, was full of reporters and cameramen. 10:48 AM Video from 2 nights ago, of Iron Dome taking out 14 out of 15 Gazan rockets over Beer Sheva.
10:47 AM Hamas takes responsibility for hitting civilian jeep in Eshkol region — they used an anti-tank rocket. As reported, no injuries. 10:45 AM A person was serious wounded this morning in Beer Sheva when he was running to shelter due to the Air Raid siren, and he was hit by a car.
10:43 AM Rocket from Gaza hits civilian jeep in Eshkol region. Car went up in flames, yet driver and passengers escaped unharmed. Currently waiting for rescue…
10:42 AM 4 rockets shot down by Iron Dome over Ashdod.
10:38 AM Reports that IDF attacks terrorists in Jabaliya/Northern Gaza — one dead and 3 injured.
10:34 AM Rocket fired at Ashkelon hit the yard of a Public Building, no injuries.
10:33 AM Air Raid Sirens in communities south of Ashkelon
10:32 AM IDF Radio reports Air Raid Sirens in Beit-El. Then they corrected themselves to a different city, and in Israel’s South…
10:31 AM Air Raid Sirens in Ashdod, Gederot area and Sederot.
10:27 AM Air Raid Sirens in communities south of Ashkelon.
10:11 AM NRG/Maariv reports that on Motzei Shabbat/Saturday Night, a fifth Iron Dome installation will go on-line for active defensives.
10:09 AM Analysis of Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil’s visit to Gaza and the temporary cease fire at the JewishPress.com - click here.
10:08 AM Air Raid Sirens in South Ashkelon area.
10:04 AM Air Raid Sirnes in communities of the Northern Gaza strip area
10:04 AM The Jerusalem light rail has resumed service after a terrorists planted fake bombs.
9:57 AM Air Raid sirens in Norhern Gaza Region and Ashkelon,
9:56 AM Hamas President Ismail hanieh walking around freely to meet Egyptian Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil
9:53 AM Air Raid Sirens in Ashkelon and Kiryat Melachi.– heard on IDF Radio.
9:52 AM AIR RAID SIRENS — during the “cease fire” — Thanks Hamas! (And Egypt)
9:50 AM 5000 chickens murdered by rocekt attack this moring in Eshkol region.
9:49 AM Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil’s visit to Gaza is scheduled for about 3 hours. During this time, there is supposed to be a temporary cease fire.
9:42 AM YNET reports that the previous rockets before were shot towards Kiryat Gat.
9:41 AM Live: Egyptian Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil is in Gaza.
9:41 AM In the previous rocket launches to the Eshkol region, 12 rockets were launched at the region.
9:39 AM Iron Dome malfunction results in rocket falling in Ashdod at 6:50 AM this morning. (Ashdod.net) 9:38 AM Running on Twitter now: Hamas will take advantage of Egyptian Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil’s visit to Gaza, to fire rockets at Israel, and Israel won’t retaliate.
9:35 AM One rocket shot down by Iron Dome, one rocket landed in an open area. 9:33 AM Sirens going off in a region to the East of Ashkelon and North of Beer Sheva.
9:30 AM Of the 30,000 IDF soldiers authorized by the government to be called up, the IDF has started calling up 16,000 including those from Combat and Engineering troops.
9:28 AM No injuries reported from the strike in the Eshkol region. Landed in the yard of a house. 9:19 AM Explosions heard in the greater Ashdod region
9:16 AM Sirens going off in Ashdod
9:16 AM Sirens going off in numerous regions, North of Ashkelon. 9:14 AM Channel 10 TV reporting of a direct hit of a rocket in the Eshkol Region.
9:12 AM Air Raid Sirens in Asheklon and Eshkol Regions.
9:02 AM Reports that Israel has agreed to a temporary cease fire while Egyptian Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil visits Gaza this morning. (Channel 10 TV)
8:59 AM Air Raid Sirens in the Eshkol Region
8:54 AM Pipe Bomb found on Jerusalem’s light rail. Sappers dealing with it (Channel 10 TV)
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Nearly half a million of them fought in Red Army uniforms, under communist slogans but with a personal vengeance that was solely the result of Jewish experience. More than the “Greatest Generation,” they were the living superheroes hidden in plain sight.
It’s all over.
The orchestra is still, the lights are dimmed. Your simcha outfits hang in your closet, silent witnesses to a time you will treasure in your mind and heart forever.
After noticing that you can’t log into your computer, your pulse quickens as you are called into your supervisor’s office. S/he has some bad news. You are being laid off. You have 15 minutes to clean out your desk and surrender your cell phone before security escorts you out of the building. Job termination, especially in the corporate world, can be heartless.
I have always had a problem with the Omer. Doing the mitzvah of counting the Omer was of course pretty easy. Remembering to start the second evening of Passover and remembering to stop the day before Shavous took a little concentration but somehow I always managed. No, for me the nagging problem was always why was I doing this in the first place, other than the fact it was a biblical (according to the Rambam) commandment.
With the semi-mourning period of Sefira behind us, and the festival of Shavuot as well (as evidenced by the tightness of our clothing due to over-indulging in irresistible versions of cheesecake that is an integral component of celebrating our receipt of the Torah), our community can look forward to participating in joyous engagement parties and weddings.
Dear Dr. Yael:
Do you really believe that the Internet is the reason why the divorce rate is so high among young couples? This may be so in some cases, but what about the fact that many singles are pressured to get married at a young age despite not having any idea what they are looking for in a mate? And add to that the fact that many are pressured to make a decision about marriage after dating for a very short period of time.
From the moment they stand under the chuppah, newlyweds have two years to enjoy the special bliss that new love brings. This new finding, reported by the New York Times, is based on a study undertaken by American and European researchers. 1,761 people who got married and stayed married over 15 years were followed. The research shows that after two years the couples moved into a more companionable state in their relationships.
Shel Silverstein’s 1974 poem “Where The Sidewalk Ends” is intended to paint a magical picture of a world of peace and serenity far away from the “black and dark streets.” At the time, perhaps the end of the sidewalk was a place that was “measured and slow.” Today, however, for many parents, where the sidewalk ends can feel like a scary place.
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Florida is famous for sparkling water. We have the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico surrounding our coast. We have bays, lakes, canals and, of course, an incredible abundance of swimming pools in homes, resorts, apartment complexes and city parks.
The buzz is back as Camp Gan Israel Florida Overnight gears up for another fantastic summer, CGI Florida style. What makes CGI Florida so different from all the other overnight camps? It’s all in the details.
Leah Katz, a TeenZone camper at Oorah’s TheZone summer camp and an 11th grader at Midwood High School, read her winning essay about how TheZone changed her views on Judaism at the Jewish Heritage Awards Ceremony held at Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’s office in April. The purpose of the Jewish Heritage Essay Contest is to acquaint public school students with Jewish history and customs and to help foster a deeper understanding of Jewish culture. The contest is open to students of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Leah’s essay is reproduced in full below.
Moshe Sharett, the head of the Jewish Agency’s Political Department, visited Egypt in 1945. In Cairo he met a most remarkable young woman, a beautiful journalist who was the darling of Egyptian high society – from high-ranking military brass, to culture icons and Muslim sheikhs, to the court of King Faruk.
The two proceeded to talk about everyday things and surprisingly her mother-in-law did not find anything else to criticize. This occurred a few more times, with my client changing the topic every time by complimenting her mother-in-law or mentioning something positive about her.
Israelis protested and held vigils in locations around Judea and Samaria on Friday. The locations where the vigils were held were selected based on locations on the road where Jews have been recently attacked by Arabs. Some of the locations included the roads near Beit El, the Beitar Junction on Road 60, El Arub near [...]
With the deal Facebook and Waze not yet closed, Google has reportedly jumped into the fray, making a play for the Israeli start-up company, who’s opening bid is at $1 billion dollars. There’s another alternative also on the table now, Waze turns down both giants, keeps its independence, and raises money with another round of venture [...]
The Kaspersky Lab has revealed that the first quarter of 2013 almost a million network attacks were detected in Israel. In fact, every third Israeli computer is under malware attacks at any given moment. Kaspersky Lab and its representative in Israel Power Communications presented this data on Wednesday, in Tel Aviv. Last year, six million [...]
Arab stone throwing and other violent disturbances near Efrat continues. Following in the footsteps of the pipe bomb found near the northern entrance last week, a girl was hurt Thursday when rocks were thrown at a car she was riding in. A number of cars were hit and damaged near Efrat’s northern entrance. Last week [...]
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed deep disappointment with the members of Detroit City Council and local clergy who met with and embraced the antisemitic and racist leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, during his visit to the city last week. During his visit to Detroit, Farrakhan was invited by Rev. Wendell Anthony, President [...]
Former Iranian president Akbar Rafsanjani on Wednesday strongly criticized the leadership of his country, following his disqualification as presidential candidate this week. “I don’t think the country could have been run worse, even if it had been planned in advance,” the 78-year-old Rafsanjani reportedly told members of his campaign team. “I don’t want to get [...]
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) on Wednesday responded to the withholding of the Leahy Amendment to protect LGBT families in immigration reform legislation: “As the House sponsor of the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), I am extremely disappointed that an amendment to ensure equal treatment for same-sex, bi-national couples was withheld, without a vote, during the [...]
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