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The Meaning of Today’s 10th of Tevet Fast

Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Asara B’Teves, the 10th of Teves, commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar that ultimately culminated with the First Temple’s destruction on the 9th of Av the following year.

Iran – The Failed Islamic Revolution

Dr. Mordechai Kedar
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

The Islamic Revolution in Iran has failed to achieve its goals, whether in the domestic, regional or global sphere. Their last chance for salvation is the nuclear project, which still wins support from China and Russia.

Have Artists Envisioned Nebuchadnezzar As Hero Or Villain?

Menachem Wecker
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

“Despite the fateful part he played in Judah’s history, Nebuchadrezzar [Nebuchadnezzer is sometimes referred to this way] is seen in Jewish tradition in a predominantly favorable light,” wrote Henry W. F. Saggs, the late Assyriologist, toward the end of his Encyclopedia Britannica entry on Nebuchadrezzar II (c. 630—c. 561).

The Translation Of The Torah

Rabbi Sholom Klass
Monday, January 2nd, 2012

King Ptolemy of Egypt had heard that the Jews possessed the Torah, the five books of Moshe, which contained much wisdom and excellent laws. He desired to have this Torah translated into Greek so that he, too, might learn its contents.

Massive US Defense Bill Includes Biggest-Ever Iran Sanctions

Malkah Fleisher
Sunday, January 1st, 2012

After months of threatening to impose harsh sanctions on Iran, US President Barack Obama signed into law tough embargos aimed at Iran’s central bank and financial sector.

Middle East Wrap-Up: No Deals with Hamas, Attack on Sudan Convoy

jointmedianewsservice
Friday, December 30th, 2011

Netanyahu said: “If Hamas joins the Palestinian government, I will not hold peace negotiations.”

Political Scandal, Public Emptiness And America’s Soul

Louis Rene Beres
Thursday, December 29th, 2011

We have seen this movie before. Already, Herman Cain is off the front pages, but there will remain readily accessible political scandals to enjoy in the wings. Ironically, whatever the particulars of these chronic humiliations, all of them will commonly disclose far more serious shortcomings about their “audience” than about their subjects.

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