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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
UN Commander Says ‘Raise the White Flag’ as Syrian Rebels Take UN Peacekeepers Hostage, Attack Others

September 1, 2014 - 6:33 PM
 
Gasoline Prices Dropped at Midnight

September 1, 2014 - 5:38 PM
 
Gaza Belt Communities Fear Lack of Security, IDF Pullout

September 1, 2014 - 4:33 PM
 
Arab Rock Attacks on Israeli Drivers in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion

September 1, 2014 - 3:57 PM
 
Bennett Praises Govt Decision on Gush Etzion in Visit to Yeshiva Mekor Chaim

September 1, 2014 - 3:15 PM
 
International Criminal Court at The Hague Has No Jurisdiction in Gaza

September 1, 2014 - 2:43 PM
 
Arabs in Northern Jerusalem Hurl Rocks at Light Rail

September 1, 2014 - 1:30 PM
 
Arab Sources: State Dept Again Pressuring Israel to Restart Talks

September 1, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Obama White House Condemns Designation of Gush Etzion Lot as ‘State Land’

September 1, 2014 - 11:13 AM
 
School Rocks in Jabel Mukaber

September 1, 2014 - 10:06 AM
 
After Mortar Strike, IDF Evacuates Israeli Civilians Near Quneitra

September 1, 2014 - 9:57 AM
 
Fighting at Quneitra

September 1, 2014 - 9:30 AM
 
Horrors: Bibi Might Consider New Housing for Jews Before UNGA Meets!

September 1, 2014 - 4:55 AM
 
Lady Gaga Again Defies BDS With September Tel Aviv Concert Date

September 1, 2014 - 3:25 AM
 
Date Set for Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Elections

August 31, 2014 - 7:21 PM
 
US Embassy in Libya Captured

August 31, 2014 - 7:06 PM
 
NIF Slams Bennett for Honoring the Dead

August 31, 2014 - 6:00 PM
 
Sharp Budget Cuts to Pay for War

August 31, 2014 - 5:13 PM
 
Tensions with Catholics Force Lev Tahor Out of Guatemala Village

August 31, 2014 - 3:36 PM
 
Golan Residents Feeling Syrian Heat

August 31, 2014 - 3:21 PM
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The Shoes At The Danube Promenade
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2013

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In the quaint and picturesque Hungarian town of Szentendre (Saint Andrew), just outside of Budapest, our group of five new friends who had gathered from throughout the Jewish world bask in the sunlight, seemingly frozen in time. We weave along the cobblestone streets browsing in and out of charming little shops offering handmade crafts, delicate latticework, whimsical wooden toys and intricately painted porcelain. We sit outside and feast on pastries that look more like art than edibles and ice coffee is reminiscent of ice cream floats.

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Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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Before the beginning of the Common Era, Jews were known to have lived in Sparta, Sikyon, Delphi, Athens, Patras, Mantineja, Laconia, Corinth, Thessalalonika, Philippi, and Beroa. Due to baptism forced on Jews by some Byzantine emperors, a number of Jews emigrated o southern Italy. Otherwise, there was a line of Jewish communities in the 12th century. By itself Thebes housed 2,000 families, Salonika 500 families, and middle-sized settlements arose in Halmyros, Corinth, Drama, Krisa, Naupactos, Ravnica, Arta, and Lamia.

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Posted on: May 24th, 2013

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Scene One: After noticing that you can’t log into your computer, your pulse quickens as you are called into your supervisor’s office. S/he has some bad news. You are being laid off. You have 15 minutes to clean out your desk and surrender your cell phone before security escorts you out of the building. Job termination, especially in the corporate world, can be heartless.

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Posted on: April 24th, 2013

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Under the influence of the Age of Enlightenment, the cultural union “Toalet” was formed, which published a number of works of by Hebraic scientists and works of fiction. In recent times, the Jewish-scientific movement has found its stride with the “Union of Jewish Science,” which was founded by S. Seeligmann, a historian and a bibliophile. In its university library, Amsterdam possesses a most valuable Jewish section, the so-called “Rosenthaliana,” which was named after the philanthropist Leiser Rosenthal, who was the father of the Baron von Rosenthal.

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Posted on: April 19th, 2013

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One of the best aspects of the frum community is our dedication to chesed. From a myriad of organizations to shul committees to neighbors doing whatever they can do to help those in need, chesed is one of the main pillars of our community.

Shmist in his workshop making a memorial gravestone in 1992. (Photo courtesy of the Shmist family.)
 

Posted on: April 18th, 2013

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Single-minded and dutifully on a mission, Leah Shmist is sitting at her mother’s kitchen table in Ashdod, sorting through a box of papers. Her father, Dr. Aharon Arkady Shmist, was among the first Jewish lay leaders in Ukraine who began to rebuild the Jewish community as soon as Mikhail Gorbachev initiated Perestroika and Glasnost in the mid 1980’s – allowing for greater freedom to religious groups. Much has been written about Shmist, documenting his work as a Jewish lay leader, and now his daughter Leah says she wants to complete the last project he was in the middle of before his untimely death.

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Posted on: April 17th, 2013

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On my third visit to the annual New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show, I did not take any pictures.

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Posted on: April 12th, 2013

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About four years ago a group of orthodox senior citizens from Bnei Brak arrived to tour the Ayalon Institute. One woman seemed to be exceptionally moved and cried a lot. Nearly two week later, she sent a letter to the Institute explaining why. She wrote that she was a Holocaust survivor and between 1943 and 1945 she had been a forced laborer making bullets to help the Nazi cause – bullets that were used many times against Jews. After the war, she had concentrated on raising a frum generation, suppressing all the terror of those horrendous years in order to do so.

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Posted on: April 5th, 2013

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I know this is supposed to be a consumer column, but let's face it. We have all just spent the last few weeks preparing, cleaning and shopping until our credit cards begged for mercy and our family members have started wondering if Windex is our new signature scent. The last thing anyone wants to be thinking about right now is buying more stuff, making home improvements or otherwise planning ahead.

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Neve Dakalim
 

Posted on: April 5th, 2013

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“My name is Itzhak Hazan. I was raised in a traditional Jewish family in France. I initially came to Israel in 1977 as a lone backpacker and felt an immediate attachment to the people and country. I realized that there was a difference between the French culture in which I was raised and Jewish culture.

Emma Lazarus
 

Posted on: March 29th, 2013

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It started as my daughter’s third grade assignment: choose a person to write about, preferably an American, preferably a Jew. We were going to do just that. I intended to help my daughter choose the topic and then to back away yet, Emma Lazarus ended up drawing me in.

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Posted on: March 25th, 2013

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The present kingdom of Persia, which recently officially took the name “Iran,” encompasses a region of over 1,640,000 square kilometers with about 15 million inhabitants. The most important cities are the capital Tehran as well Tabris, Mesched, and Isfahan (the former capital).

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(L-R) Eli Sternzis, Roy Itzhaki and Dedi Ashkenazi at Tulip Winery. (Courtesy of Roy Itzhaki)
 

Posted on: March 20th, 2013

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JERUSALEM – Since he was a kid growing up in the town of Kiryat Tivan, Roy Itzhaki would regularly see them in the street, on their way to work, in coffee houses, as free as anyone else in the village to live their lives.

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Posted on: March 15th, 2013

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We will start our tour at Agripas No. 12, exactly where the first round stone pot-plant of pansies stands, on the same side of Binyan Klal, but walking towards King George Street and opposite the traffic circle. Entering HaRav Chaim Elboher Alley, we find ourselves in Even Yisrael.

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Posted on: March 8th, 2013

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Always seeking to increase our knowledge of Israel's tourist sites, from time to time, us tour guides take refresher tours.

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Posted on: February 25th, 2013

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The crane is the king of the Hula Valley with welcoming squawks and shrieks of sheer delight from the thousands on the ground and the many hundreds in the skies above. They are surely calling out “Shalom aleichem, my friends, alechem shalom, so glad you arrived,” for it is known that cranes inform each other of favorable domiciles.

Ohev Shalom Congregation
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2013

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the home of Little League Baseball, is also the home of the Ohev Shalom Congregation and Rabbi Shaul and Michal Rappeport.

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Posted on: February 20th, 2013

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The present kingdom of Persia, which recently officially took the name “Iran,” encompasses a region of over 1,640,000 square kilometers with about 15 million inhabitants. The most important cities are the capital Tehran as well Tabris, Mesched, and Isfahan (the former capital).

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Gail and David Ehrlich - "Mr. and Mrs. Gili"
 

Posted on: February 20th, 2013

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In 2001, David Ehrlich, an Israeli promotional filmmaker originally from New York, was down on his luck. He and his wife, Gail, a pre-school teacher, had recently moved their family from Jerusalem to Efrat, but the Second Intifada and a dip in the finances of non-profits had thrown a wrench into his business.

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Posted on: February 14th, 2013

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Two weeks ago I found myself at the International Conference of Chabad Shluchos in Crown Heights running a program together with my friend Rivka Kotlarsky for 120 Guests of Shluchos – many of them not yet especially observant.

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