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Jazz Great Daniel Zamir Opens Up About Music & Religion
 
A Chance To Wish IDF Soldiers a Sweet & WET New Year!

September 23, 2014 - 10:33 PM
 
New York City Site of Huge Rally Against Met’s Klinghoffer Opera

September 23, 2014 - 10:20 PM
 
Highest Number of New Immigrants in Israel from Ukraine, Russia and France

September 23, 2014 - 9:16 PM
 
Israel SWAT Team Exchanging Fire with Hamas Kidnappers in Hebron [video]

September 23, 2014 - 7:43 PM
 
Iranians with Stolen Israeli Passports Plead Guilty

September 23, 2014 - 6:25 PM
 
Hamas and Israel Finish Today’s Cairo Talks

September 23, 2014 - 6:05 PM
 
Israeli-Arab Priest at UN Human Rights Council: “Israel is the only place where Christians in the Middle East are safe.”

September 23, 2014 - 5:57 PM
 
ISIS Urges Muslims Worldwide, ‘Kill A Disbeliever’

September 23, 2014 - 5:54 PM
 
French National Abducted by ISIS Algerian Terror Group

September 23, 2014 - 5:47 PM
 
Travel Terror Attack Foiled on Ashdod Road

September 23, 2014 - 4:53 PM
 
4 Arab Teens Charged in French Hill Gas Station Attack

September 23, 2014 - 4:40 PM
 
Rosh HaShana Message from PM Binyamin Netanyahu

September 23, 2014 - 4:24 PM
 
Death of Hebron Killers Apparently No Obstacle to Cairo Talks

September 23, 2014 - 3:43 PM
 
Israel Shoots Down Syrian Sukhoi-24 Fighter Jet In Israeli Airspace

September 23, 2014 - 2:38 PM
 
Abbas to Netanyahu: ‘End Occupation, Make Peace’

September 23, 2014 - 2:22 PM
 
Unprecedented NIS 2b Development Plan for Southern Israel Gets Green Light

September 23, 2014 - 1:27 PM
 
‘Now the World Will Know Jewish Blood Isn’t Free’

September 23, 2014 - 1:05 PM
 
3 Wounded Syrians Treated in Nahariya

September 23, 2014 - 12:41 PM
 
Syrian Groups Respond to Israel’s Downing of Jet

September 23, 2014 - 12:13 PM
 
All US Partners in ISIS AirStrike were Arab Nations

September 23, 2014 - 12:01 PM
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Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



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Posted on: March 18th, 2009

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I was driving home from New York with my family at the end of our vacation when my cell phone rang. Since we were in Tennessee and I wasn't sure if it was legal to talk on the phone, my wife picked it up and said, "Hello."

 

Posted on: March 4th, 2009

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Through rain, sleet, and snow . well maybe just snow, Jews from all over made it their business to attend this past Sunday night's Big Event at the WaMu Theater in Madison Square Garden. Lipa Schmeltzer, along with other great Jewish entertainers, performed to an energized crowd of men, women, and children.

 

Posted on: March 4th, 2009

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Twenty-four hours of tragedy turned to joy. A true v'nahapoch hu story for the month of Adar.

 

Posted on: February 25th, 2009

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When a person goes through hard times words of encouragement can be a big lift. However, these well-intended words can backfire if they are seen as too unrealistic by the recipient and do not connect to what the person is going through.

 

Posted on: February 4th, 2009

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A TIME is widely recognized and venerated as the nation's leading organization to offer support, advocacy, education, guidance and referrals to Jewish couples struggling with infertility. In order to accurately portray all that A TIME accomplishes on any given 24-hour period, I decided to spend a day with them and take note of the goings on. As an inconspicuous observer, I watched in awe and amazement as this group of special individuals took on all the daunting aspects associated with infertility.

 

Posted on: January 21st, 2009

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In many ways, the Israel Defense Forces has always been an army for all Jews. But in the war against Hamas that just ceased, American Jews were particularly engaged and aware of the soldiers' plight.

 

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 24th, 2008

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Like many, yeshivas and shuls have taken a financial hit during this recession. A good way for them to make extra money would be by thinking like entrepreneurs.

 

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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In an effort to stave off financial disaster, an elite group of economically- challenged American Jewish businessmen, investment firms and private individuals have put some of their most prized art collectibles up for sale via Israel's Matsart auction house.

 

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.

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