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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

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Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

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4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

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Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

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Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

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President Obama’s Passover Statement

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Mother of Chumras
 

The Mother of all Chumrot

Posted on: April 25th, 2013

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For God’s Sake!?, Chapter 2

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Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Thirty-Six: Tevye the Builder

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013

SectionsBooksThe BookshelfTevye in the Promised Land

The next chapter of the award-winning novel.

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What If Rabbi Akiva Would Visit Boro Park or Bnei Brak

Posted on: April 17th, 2013

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For God’s Sake!?, Chapter 1

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The Ups and Downs of Life in Israel (Book Review)

Posted on: April 15th, 2013

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Choosing Life in Israel evinces what it means to be emotionally, spiritually, and viscerally drawn, as a Jew, to the siren song emitted by Israel.

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For God’s Sake!?

Posted on: April 15th, 2013

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You don't have to be 'right' – to be correct.

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Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Thirty-Five: A Thousand Tevyes

Posted on: April 14th, 2013

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The next chapter of the award-winning novel.

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Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Thirty-Four: Fear No Evil

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

InDepthColumnsTevye in the Promised Land

The next chapter of the award-winning novel.

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Title: Jewish Identity: Who is a Jew?: Modern responses and opinions on the registration of children of mixed marriages

Posted on: April 4th, 2013

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Published originally in 1965, this reissue of a classic is now more relevant than ever. Jewish law legislates that a child is Jewish if the mother is Jewish, or one who had converted to Judaism according to specific halachic requirements. Jewish identity is thus not merely sociological and demographic (if Jews live in the land of Israel) nor ethnic (differences in customs, folkways, and liturgy and practice of Ashkenazi Jews vs. Sephardic Jews), but rather determined by a maternal hereditary religious blood covenant.

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Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Thirty-Three: The Settlers Draw Lots

Posted on: March 31st, 2013

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The next chapter of the award-winning novel.

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Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Thirty-Two: A Letter From America

Posted on: March 28th, 2013

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          One late afternoon when Tevye returned to his tent after a back-breaking day in the winery, a letter was waiting from Baylke. Sure enough, she had been in touch with Golda’s distant cousin in Chicago, and he had forwarded Tevye’s letter to her in New York. She had been thrilled […]

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Title: Movers & Shakers

Posted on: March 20th, 2013

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You’ll never get anything you need or want if you don’t ask. You have to ask the questions. Treasure this advice, because it’s one of the best you’ll get in life. At times it’s thorny and complicated to ask another for something – what if he says no and your request is rebuffed. Rejection is hard to take. And what if you’re imposing or the requestee has a hard time saying no? But you’ll also never get a “yes” without first asking.

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Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Thirty-One: Hevedke the Jew

Posted on: March 19th, 2013

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The next chapter of the award-winning novel.

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Book Reviews

Posted on: March 15th, 2013

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It might still be two weeks to Pesach, but is never too early to start thinking about Afikomen presents.

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A Chassidic Classic For Readers Of All Backgrounds

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

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Reading Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein’s Essays On the Weekly Parsha Based on Nesivos Shalom I could not help thinking of the old warning that “a young man who wishes to remain an unbeliever cannot be too careful of his reading.”

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Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Thirty: Waters of Eden

Posted on: March 12th, 2013

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What was a man, Tevye thought, that one moment he could be so filled with power and seemingly invincible force, and the next moment a motionless pile of flesh?

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Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Twenty-Nine: The Plague

Posted on: March 5th, 2013

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The next chapter in the award winning novel.

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Title: Without Red Strings Or Holy Water: Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah

Posted on: February 28th, 2013

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Rabbi Moses Maimonides (1135-1204) was a halachist par excellence, philosopher, physician, and a political leader of the Jewish community at the ibn Ezra Synagogue of Egypt. Born in Cordovero, Spain and caused to flee a fanatical Muslim sect, the Rambam travelled to Morocco, Eretz Yisrael, Alexandria, and then served as a physician in the court of the Sultan in Cairo Fostat.

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Title: In One Era, Out the Other A Memoir of 20th-21st Century Jewish Life

Posted on: February 28th, 2013

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Each one of us finds ourselves at the center of six generations of history. We hear the echoes of our grandparents’ era and see the beginnings of that of our grandchildren and we hope and endeavor to be the fulfillment of the hopes of one and the inspiration of the other.

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Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Twenty-Eight: Waiting for the Baron

Posted on: February 26th, 2013

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When word arrived that Baron Edmond Rothschild was coming for a visit, with none other than the famous Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the colony turned into a frantic beehive of activity.

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You Can Tell This Book By Its Covers

Posted on: February 21st, 2013

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You can tell Rabbi Yossy Goldman’s book From Where I Stand: Life Messages from the Weekly Torah Reading by its covers. The front cover is a photograph of a rabbi in a shul that is full of light.

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