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About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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נָשִׂיא listen and repeaRight now the fifth Israeli Presidential Conference is taking place in Jerusalem. נְשִׂיא מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, מָר שִׁמְעוֹן פֶּרֶס President of the State of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres listen The word for president is נָשִׂיא (listen and repeat). In the original Biblical Hebrew, נשיא referred to a person of stature and leadership in a [...]
A 13-year-old girl died while being circumcised by a doctor in a small village northeast of Cairo, according to the website Al Masry Al Youm. Suhair al-Bata’a, who went by the nickname Soo-Soo, died of a “sharp drop in blood pressure resulting from shock trauma,” was the statement given by officials following the child’s autopsy. [...]
They can be done by the office of the mayor and the mayor can choose to make these as a priority, and see it through.
I love wearing black! There, I said it! It’s practical, fast and it matches everything. In fact, my wardrobe was once a paradise for the color black. It even got to the point that I didn’t notice it anymore since buying black garments and accessories became as natural an act as walking or drinking water. [...]
Syrian rebels for the first time have accused Hezbollah of using chemical weapons in battles with the Syrian opposition forces. According to the Rebel sources, the forces of Syrian President Assad and Hezbollah used poison gas during the Thursday morning shelling of Zamlika, near Damascus. The head of the UN team examining reports on the [...]
He said the politicians on the predominantly Jewish Soviet government ‘were guided by false ideological considerations and supported the arrest and repression of Jews.’
With Yishai on IDF reserve duty, we present a talk given by alternative peace activist Yehuda HaKohen about Avraham Yair Stern of Lehi.
Anerican actor James Gandolfini, whose depiction of Tony Soprano in HBO’s “The Sopranos,’ about a troubled mobster trying to balance his family life and his life of crime, died on Wednesday while vacationing in Rome. The presumed, but not yet confirmed, cause of death is a heart attack. Gandolfini won three times both the Prime [...]
The first official effort of the US to begin peace talks with the Taliban ended in disaster when the Taliban proclaimed itself a sovereign nation, enraging Karzai, who then called off bilateral security talks with the US.
Shalom Sesame: Seth Rogen with Elmo, word of the day: Todah. Elmo’s been in trouble recently, but still, Kevin Clash, the Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys, has just won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on “Sesame Street.” Not sure if he said: Todah.
Sometimes, in this country, when things are going crazy all around us, and our worries are riddles with worries, and our anxieties threaten to overwhelm our sanity, we just need to look at our children. What a fine bunch of children we’ve raised here. Sweet, and honest, and bursting with joy. You’re worried about the [...]
When in a quandary we must always turn to our holy books and search for answers.
In this week’s parshah Bilam decides to approach Balak with the intention of cursing the Bnei Yisrael. En route his donkey refused to continue on the path, continuing to veer to the side of the road. At one point the donkey smashed Bilam’s leg into the wall. Bilam hit his donkey three different times. The reason that his donkey would not proceed is because it saw that there was a malach standing in the road with his sword drawn.
Offshore gas fields should be allowed to export no more than 40 percent of the natural gas they produce, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday. The Cabinet is expected to approve the recommendation at Sunday’s weekly session. The limit is more restrictive than the 53 percent that was suggested by a committee set up to [...]
A green bell pepper affectionately dubbed “Godzilla” by the children of Moshav Ein Yahav in the northern Arava desert has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, youth director at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be introducing a new art installation in honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, inspired by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.
More than 2,000 people have made contributions in memory of the young victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to plant a grove of trees in Israel.
Shoshana Hebshi, a half-Jewish, half-Arab woman from Ohio is suing Frontier Airlines, the FBI, TSA and other governmental agencies after she says she was forced off a flight, strip-searched, and imprisoned on the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.
Women may enter military combat in the United States, following the lift of a military ban on women in combat by defense secretary Leon Panetta.
The Jewish National Fund will reconsider a plan to forest parts of the Arava desert, following the request of environmental organizations to consider the impact of trying to alter the native ecosystem.
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