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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
Updates from Kuneitra, Syria [video]

August 29, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 29, 2014 - 1:08 PM
 
Soldier Dies from Wounds in Rocket Attack

August 29, 2014 - 12:33 PM
 
A Grand Total of 50 Muslims in Michigan Condemn ISIS

August 29, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Funeral Begins from Lakewood Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer

August 29, 2014 - 11:48 AM
 
Dutch Pension Fund Rejects BDS

August 29, 2014 - 10:37 AM
 
Al Qaeda and ISIS are Israel’s New Northern Neighbors

August 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM
 
Netanyahu Meets with House Armed Services Members

August 28, 2014 - 11:49 PM
 
Mashaal Vows Cease-Fire a Step to New ‘Resistance’ War against Israel

August 28, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
ISIS Slaughters 450 Captured Syrian Soldiers Since Wednesday

August 28, 2014 - 8:37 PM
 
Update: Lakewood Confirms Sofer’s Body Was Found in Jerusalem Hills

August 28, 2014 - 8:31 PM
 
Comedian Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 28, 2014 - 8:09 PM
 
Run Away… Run Away… [photos]

August 28, 2014 - 7:28 PM
 
Echoing Cease-fire, Britain’s Jews and Muslims Call for Peace

August 28, 2014 - 6:56 PM
 
27 Israelis Arrested for Drug & Weapons Trafficking, Helping Hezbollah

August 28, 2014 - 6:38 PM
 
Israeli Arabs Arrested for Lebanon Ties

August 28, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
Erdoğan Sworn in as Turkish President

August 28, 2014 - 3:26 PM
 
IDF Fires Warning Shots Near Gaza Fence

August 28, 2014 - 2:51 PM
 
Shaath: US Pressured Israel to Drop Demilitarization Demand

August 28, 2014 - 2:49 PM
 
PLO Calls for War Crimes Investigations

August 28, 2014 - 2:39 PM
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No Govt Is Good Govt
 

Posted on: March 11th, 2013

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Here’s the leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett, arriving at a meeting with Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party and most likely Israel’s next prime minister unless he messes up real bad, and Israel’s current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the latter’s office in Jerusalem, March 10, 2013. The meeting lasted […]

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Segways around Jerusalem
 

Posted on: March 10th, 2013

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Love a good Segway picture. These tourists rode their Segways by the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, March 07, 2013. Here’s what Segwayz The Green Tour had to tell potential customers: We invite you to ride with us and watch the sun set over the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, or rise above Mount Zion […]

Woman Behind Wheel
 

Posted on: March 8th, 2013

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This image is titled “Women and Children on an Outing.” It depicts “A group of women and children, notable for the fact that there is a woman in the driver’s seat.” It was taken in or around 1919, by someone Jewish in St. Paul, Minnesota. Everybody in the picture is, presumably, Jewish. And, since most […]

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Locust in Israel – Delicious!
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

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Here’s a a farmer displaying a captured locust in a farm outside Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, March 5, 2013. Gaza officials said the locusts had not hit Gaza in several decades. In the Negev, on Israel’s side of the border, on Wednesday morning aircraft will begin spraying the areas where swarms of […]

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Five Years Ago
 

Posted on: March 5th, 2013

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On July 22, 2008, then U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., greeted a tribal sheikh in Ramadi, Iraq. Hagel was part of a congressional delegate visit with then Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Senator Jack Reed, D-R.I. Funny how things work out. Today defense secretary Hagel serves in President Obama’s cabinet. Jack Reed is still in […]

On Trusting the President
 

Posted on: March 4th, 2013

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The caption below this image on the White House website reads: President Barack Obama talks on the phone with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in the Oval Office, March 1, 2013. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken listen at right. The question is, of course, how do we know […]

Jerusalem of Ice
 

Posted on: March 3rd, 2013

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From March 3rd through April 4th, Jerusalem’s Old Train Station compound is set to unveil a frosty version of the Holy City dubbed “Ice City,” under the framework of the first-ever Jerusalem International Ice Festival. The festival grounds include an ice bar, an acrobatics show, ice models of Jerusalem landmarks – from the Tower of […]

Side by Side
 

Posted on: March 1st, 2013

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I wonder what each of these gentlemen is thinking. The guy on the right might be thinking: “Of all days, today she had to put my long pants in the wash.” The guy on the left might be thinking: “Man, it’s hot today.” I’m just saying…

Gaza Batfish Massacre
 

Posted on: February 28th, 2013

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From Ma’an: Batfish return to Gaza shore Fishermen say the locally rare batfish stingray is making a comeback in the waters off the coast of Gaza. For the first time in five years, fishermen say they are catching the rays by the hundreds. The batfish ray takes a triangular shape with large wings — some […]

President's Travels
 

Posted on: February 27th, 2013

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This is the president’s plane Air Force One waiting to pick him up from Joint Base Andrews, Md, after a nice trip to Newport News, Va., Feb. 26, 2013. The president has gotten off his chopper and is now walking on the wet tarmac towards his plane. We’ve all glimpsed the insides of Air Force […]

Subversive Purim
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2013

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This image, circa 1940, from the Steinfeldt Photography Collection of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, is “Children in a Purim play at Temple Emmanuel in Duluth.” The text below the image describes Purim thusly: “Purim is a religious holiday that celebrates the defeat of Haman, the Persian minister who plotted the annihilation […]

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A Dark Purim
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

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This is a picture of children at a Purim celebration in Wieliczka Ghetto, 1942 (source: Remember Jewish Klasno, Lednica, and Wieliczka – Genealogy Group). What did it feel like, to be reading about the failed plot to annihilate all the Jews, while outside a new, bigger and more ominous plot was raging? I can’t begin […]

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Megillah and Molotov Cocktails
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

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As they have done for the past 21 years, on Saturday night some 50 Jewish men, women and children held evening prayer and read the Megillah at the Yad Yair outpost in the Talmonim bloc. Yad Yair was established in 1991, in memory of Dolev resident Yair Mendelson who was murdered there by Arab terrorists […]

Dancing Hareidim
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013

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The Flying Hareidim

Hot Water Bottle?
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013

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I get the kid on the left – he’s a king, he wears a crown. The kid in the middle is an Indian chief, hence the feathers. But what’s the kid on the left wearing on his head? I can tell from the Urim V’tumim board on his chest that he’s the High Priest. But […]

Caught Fish
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2013

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The Kineret is filling up beautifully from all the rain Israel has had over the winter. Apparently the fishing is good too. Can you identify what kind of fish, this fisherman has caught?

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Kids in Purim Costumes
 

Posted on: February 20th, 2013

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Hareidi boys dress up in a costumes as part of the Purim Holiday tradition, at the “Talmud Torah Ohalei Menachem” school in the town of Beitar Illit in Gusg Etzion.

ice dragon in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2013

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The International Ice Festival is opening up soon in Jerusalem. Among the displays are incredible sculptures by very talented Chinese artists.

God Wore a Mask
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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The info line at the Israeli Flash90 image service where I obtained this picture reads: “A child stands near a wall decorated with masks at her school which is preparing for the holiday of Purim.” I got the sneaking suspicion from the line above that it is the wall which is preparing for the holiday […]

Mitzvah Tantz
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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February 15, 2013 - The granddaughter of the head Rabbi of the Hasidic dynasty of Pinsk-Karlin stands in the men’s section and dances the Mitzva Tantz (dance) during her wedding at a hall located in Beit Shemesh.

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