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Posted on: October 31st, 2013

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The women leading Hadassah group tours in 1954 “learned and exercised leadership skills as the result of their work fundraising and participating in Jewish and Zionist education.” Also: “Hadassah was involved in teaching adult Hebrew classes to better promote understanding and communication between Jewish Americans and Israelis.” So, what happened? Any, they flew in this […]

You're Not Very Good at this, Are You
 

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

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Here is President Barack Obama greeting former President Bill Clinton prior to a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley, D-Wash., at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 2013. Look at the paternal body language of former president Bill Clinton, the man who’s still able to convey oodles of love to anyone […]

Now, that's a Jewish Policeman
 

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

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Israeli Chief of Police Yohanan Danino (L) shaking hands with Haredi police volunteer Aaron Aftergott from the city of of Beitar Illit. Danino just fired the worst living policeman in Israel’s history, so it’s nice to see he’s trying out a better class of new recruits.

Chicago Square, Hebron
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

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I went looking for fun images from the Chayei Sarah get-together in Hebron, but didn’t find anything new, probably because it all happened mostly on Shabbat. But I did find this lovely image of  Chicago Square, which was apparently established during a Concert for Hebron in Chicago in 2012, is a rest area directly across […]

Tel Aviv Fashion Night at Kikar Hamedina
 

Posted on: October 27th, 2013

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“State Circle” is this huge circle in north Tel Aviv (now referred to as “central Tel Aviv” which geographically makes no sense, but history is not written by geographers), which is part of the high rent district and where glitzy shops come to offer their wares. During the day it looks like this: At night, […]

Middle Eastern Country Builds Nuclear Weapons
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

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The above photograph of the construction site near Dimona in the Negev desert for Israel’s then-secret nuclear reactor was taken in 1960. It is difficult to identify precisely who took that photo, but information in a draft U.S. Intelligence Board post-mortem strongly suggests that British and U.S. military attachés took it and similar photos. It […]

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Coffee Superiority
 

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

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From the day I came back, almost two years ago, I’ve been wondering how come every gas station concession stand in Israel produces delicious coffee that’s so much tastier than the most expensive coffee joints in New York. The cost is about the same—between 2 and 3 dollars—but while in New York the coffee is […]

Eat, Love, Pray, Vote Shas
 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

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I have no idea whether the folks who designed this Shas campaign poster have read or seen Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. But their copy definitely follows that general idea: Praying, Loving, Keeping [Promises? Mitzvot?]. Great minds think alike…

Doing the Hertzl
 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, who’s running for reelection today, stood on a porch overlooking the City of David archaeological site yesterday. It’s innocent enough a photo op, but, let’s face it, every time a Zionist politician stands on a porch, it brings to mind Theodor Hertzl in Basel. Here’s a depiction of that same photo […]

Bibi Is 64
 

Posted on: October 21st, 2013

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Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned 64 yesterday. I’ve no idea what’s the significance of this number—I adhere to the Patton Oswalt doctrine of birthdays that after you turn 21 you really only get to celebrate the 0 years, once a decade, and that’s it. But Bibi seems to like it the long way. So, […]

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The Wonders of the Olive
 

Posted on: October 20th, 2013

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The area under the government of the Palestinian Authority has long been known as a place of miracles. For instance, during the first and second intifadas, no one in the PA ever died from illness or other natural causes. Everyone, one hundred percent of the people who died there were killed, often brutally, by the […]

The Druze Sword Battalion
 

Posted on: October 18th, 2013

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These are new recruits of the Herev Battalion who are completing their initiation “beret trek.” Battalion 299, aka the “minorities unit,” aka the “Druze battalion,” aka the Herve-Sword Battalion, is an IDF infantry battalion which is made up almost entirely of Druze soldiers. There are many members of the same families serving in this unit, […]

Sweet Job
 

Posted on: October 17th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A bee sucking up the nectar from citrus flowers. Later, he takes it back to the hive and vomits out the nectar into wax cells, creating honey. The entire process is done without government intervention. It’s an excellent example of how a community can function problem-free when you leave it alone…

Ron Arad
 

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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Ron Arad was shot down on Octoer 16, 1986.

President Shutdown
 

Posted on: October 15th, 2013

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Here’s President Barack Obama walking across the intersection at 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., after grabbing lunch at a nearby sandwich shop, Oct. 4, 2013. The president then found a bench in a nearby park, sat down, pealed his sandwich and ate quietly, looking at the town around him. You could hardly tell […]

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Happy Czech
 

Posted on: October 14th, 2013

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Czech Republic President Milos Zeman visited the Dead Sea last week, on October 9. It’s one of the deepest and hence the hottest places on the planet, but if you stay outdoors for just a couple of hours you’ll have fun. He seems to be having fun. I mean, taking off your shoes, rolling up […]

Competing Sorrows
 

Posted on: October 13th, 2013

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Last night several thousand Israelis showed up to commemorate the murder of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and you just couldn’t help but compare these humble numbers to the stunning show of force a week ago, at Rav Ovadia Yosef’s funeral. It’s true that one event was born by the fresh, hot feelings of the man’s […]

JERUSALEM BICYCLE RACE
 

Posted on: October 11th, 2013

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Israelis take part at the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia charity bicycle race near the Jerusalem Old City walls.

Rabbi Yehuda Glick
 

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

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A happy Rabbi Yehuda Glick after leaving the Temple Mount.

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Water Distribution
 

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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It’s Jerusalem, July 1948. The city is under Arab siege. To get water you go downstairs to the water truck and get your portion. It’s the summer of 1948, only a few months after the declaration of independence and the establishment of the Jewish State, and things don’t look great up here. The photograph was […]

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