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These ‘Cynical Elections,’ and the Moses-Amalek Face-Off
 
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Posted on: January 21st, 2009

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When soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces went into combat against Hamas in Gaza, they were armed with the highest level of military equipment Israel could provide them. Some of the soldiers were also armed with "spiritual ammunition" provided to them earlier this week by the Orthodox Union (OU), which delivered 102 packages consisting of tefillin, tzitzit and a siddur with Tehillim prepared especially for soldiers on the battlefield. The materials were brought to Gaza by Rabbi Avi Berman, director of OU Israel, and represent the first disbursement of the special fund created by the OU to provide the items to soldiers who wanted to add a spiritual component to their armament. Funding for these packages was provided by Beth Jacob Congregation of Beverly Hills, CA. In the next few weeks, hundreds more of these packages will be provided by the congregation to soldiers returning from Gaza. "The IDF arms the soldiers with their military weaponry; the OU's mission is to arm them with spiritual ammunition as they put their lives at risk," said OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb. The fund-raising campaign is taking place in OU synagogues across North America. The tefillin delivered to the 102 soldiers on Sunday cost $33,000. Another 70 soldiers are on the waiting list to receive their packages. "Commanders who have been with the IDF for a long time were telling me that they didn't remember such a spiritual high in the army since the day after the Six-Day War," Rabbi Berman told The Jewish Press. "These tefillin represent Jews in America whose heart is with the soldiers who are risking their lives in Gaza. The soldiers are putting the tefillin on at a critical time in their lives, and the people who contributed are hoping that they will continue to do so forever and ever."

 

Posted on: December 29th, 2008

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Last year on the seventh morning of Chanukah our phone stopped working. It wasn't completely dead; it was still receiving calls and placing outgoing ones. But there was a funny kind of static on the line.

 

Posted on: December 19th, 2008

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As readers of this column know, our aliyah experience has been studded with many "firsts." Baruch Hashem, as of a few weeks ago, I can proudly add a new one to the list: my first Sabra.

 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2008

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A few months ago, Channel 8 (Israel's equivalent of PBS) broadcast a fascinating "reality" program on the life and times of a young Lubavitcher couple that went on shlichut to Vietnam in order to open a Chabad branch in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).

 

Posted on: November 26th, 2008

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The city of Jerusalem recently was the recipient of a magnanimous donation of 50,000 tulip bulbs from the Netherlands as representatives of the Dutch chapter of Christians For Israel made their presentation at the Hineni Center in Zion Square.

 

Posted on: November 26th, 2008

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By A professor from Bar Ilan University, an expert on ancient affairs, investigated the value of silver of thousands of years ago.

 

Posted on: November 26th, 2008

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By A professor from Bar Ilan University, an expert on ancient affairs, investigated the value of silver of thousands of years ago.

 

Posted on: November 19th, 2008

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A network of friendly email lists, blogs, and websites pulled her through. Leah Larson, the 17-year-old founder, editor and publisher of YALDAH magazine, will collect $100,000 for her mother's grand prize winning essay, "Dream Girl," in the Someday Stories Contest. (Larson was one year too young to enter the contest herself.)

 

Posted on: November 5th, 2008

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Families of 66 Touro College Doctor of Pharmacy students recently joined with faculty and guests, as the students were called up individually to receive their "white coat."

 

Posted on: October 1st, 2008

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Sixty-five years after they shook the political establishment with their newspaper ads and rallies against the Holocaust, the activists known as the Bergson Group have been officially acknowledged by New York City.

 

Posted on: August 20th, 2008

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Things I've done in Efrat that I would never do in Jerusalem:

 

Posted on: July 30th, 2008

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A few weeks ago, I bumped into some journalists in the Avraham Avinu neighborhood.

 

Posted on: July 23rd, 2008

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For every Jew alive today, even the most unobservant, it's necessary to only go a couple of limbs up the family tree to find an observant predecessor.

 

Posted on: July 23rd, 2008

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The void in the "Mrs. Miriam Lubling Hospitality-Bikur Cholim Room" at the NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan has been filled.

 

Posted on: June 12th, 2008

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"The eight finalists include Elizabeth Goldmeier, Yeshivat Akiva, Southfield, Michigan; Dovi Nadel, Yeshivat Akiva, Southfield, Michigan"

 

Posted on: April 9th, 2008

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Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly held his annual pre-Passover meeting with rabbis and community leaders Tuesday to discuss preparations for the upcoming holiday.

 

Posted on: March 12th, 2008

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The option of doing business with Israeli-based service providers has recently become much easier.

 

Posted on: February 27th, 2008

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"The source of blessings is You, Hashem, our A'Mighty, King of the Universe who has kept us alive, sustained us, and brought us to this time."

 

Posted on: January 16th, 2008

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New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., in conjunction with the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of NY and the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, recently convened his annual celebration of Jewish Heritage at New York's City Hall.

 

Posted on: January 16th, 2008

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