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The Settler Invasion into the Al Aqsa Mosque Compound
 
Rabbis, Jewish Gun Club Oppose RCA and OU’s Endorsement of ‘Arbitrary’ Gun Control

September 16, 2014 - 11:20 PM
 
IDF Confirms: Rocket Launched from Gaza

September 16, 2014 - 8:47 PM
 
Arson Attack on Brussels Synagogue

September 16, 2014 - 5:40 PM
 
US Jews ‘Bought Israel’ During War

September 16, 2014 - 4:40 PM
 
Shekel Dollar Rates Breaks Year High at 3.64

September 16, 2014 - 4:20 PM
 
German Man on Trial for ISIS Membership Played On Jewish Soccer Team

September 16, 2014 - 3:24 PM
 
Death Row Inmate: ‘Kosher-like’ is Not Kosher’

September 16, 2014 - 2:55 PM
 
Report: ISIS Shoots Down Syrian Regime Plane

September 16, 2014 - 2:11 PM
 
8-year-old Struck and Killed by School Bus

September 16, 2014 - 1:36 PM
 
New Cancer Drug Uses Immunotherapy to Treat Metastatic Melanoma

September 16, 2014 - 1:13 PM
 
Lapid Won’t Let Defense Demands Turn Into ‘Turkish Bazaar’

September 16, 2014 - 12:53 PM
 
Turkey Offers to Host Muslim Brotherhood Leadership

September 16, 2014 - 12:34 PM
 
Israel Fights Back Against the Jerusalem Intifada

September 16, 2014 - 11:55 AM
 
First Time: US Bombs ISIS Near Baghdad to Support Iraqi Troops

September 16, 2014 - 10:35 AM
 
Travel Advisory: Have a Safe Holiday by Staying in Israel

September 15, 2014 - 10:22 PM
 
British Store Guard Tells Children ‘No Jews Allowed’

September 15, 2014 - 7:15 PM
 
Klinghoffer: Pretending Art Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

September 15, 2014 - 6:06 PM
 
Bullet-Filled Doll Halts Traffic at Ben Gurion Airport

September 15, 2014 - 6:00 PM
 
Radical Islam Helps United French Jews and Far Right Leader La Pen

September 15, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
ISIS Prompts Hezbollah’s ‘Great Need to Remain in Syria’

September 15, 2014 - 3:28 PM
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On Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer
 

Posted on: April 20th, 2005

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Over the years I always wondered why Hashem - the Master and Creator of the Universe - was so machmir - so adamant in having us mortals sing his praises and thank him all the time.

 

Posted on: April 6th, 2005

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You would have to be hiding under a rock to be unaware of the sad and drawn-out death of a severely brain damaged woman called Terri Schiavo, whose husband and legal guardian made the decision to have her life-sustaining feeding tube removed.

 

Posted on: March 23rd, 2005

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In very recent issues of the Jewish Press there have been a number of disturbing articles detailing the dire plight of various types of people who have lost their physical or social freedom.

 

Posted on: March 9th, 2005

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I recently heard that an acquaintance of mind got divorced for the 2nd time. The marriage had lasted a very short time, but I was not surprised.

 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2005

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We all know them - the sad sacks who seemingly were born under a bad constellation.

 

Posted on: February 9th, 2005

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As my friend Eve (not her real name) and I started filling our plates at a recent buffet dinner, she commented that lucky for her, her mother wasn't with us.

 

Posted on: January 26th, 2005

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The Hebrew word gazayra means evil decree. Sometimes, a government decree is just that - an indisputably evil order, as when Pharaoh of Biblical times commanded the murder of all Hebrew male newborns.

 

Posted on: January 12th, 2005

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While randomly perusing some Jewish community newspapers this past week, I was struck by the press releases of several Jewish organizations crowing with excited pride about the significant monetary donations they made for victims of the Tsunami.

 

Posted on: December 29th, 2004

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A good friend of mine, "Sarah," recently shared her concern over her two year old grandson's health.

 

Posted on: December 15th, 2004

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From time to time, I am asked where I get ideas for my articles. The answer is simple. Just from getting up in the morning and experiencing life.

 

Posted on: December 1st, 2004

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While recently riding on a private local bus, I couldn't help but overhear two elderly, balbatish ladies talking.

 

Posted on: November 17th, 2004

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During this past Yom Tov, I spent some time with my son who lives out of town.

 

Posted on: November 10th, 2004

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My first-born son's recent marriage was a huge simcha for the family, but the wedding was actually the culmination of a simcha that began years ago - at his bris.

 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2004

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Walking along a Brooklyn street recently, I saw a scene that could very well be used in a dictionary to explain the word nachas.

 

Posted on: October 20th, 2004

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During Rosh Hashona, when it is customary to greet friend and stranger alike with good wishes for the upcoming year, I try to avoid uttering the phrase, "Have a happy and healthy New Year.

 

Posted on: October 6th, 2004

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Years ago, when I was in college, I took an undergraduate course in law. I don't remember much of what I learned, but the concept of criminal negligence has stuck in my mind.

 

Posted on: September 22nd, 2004

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I recently attended an out-of-town simcha. Among the guests were several acquaintances whom I hadn't seen in several years.

 

Posted on: September 8th, 2004

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I was at a wedding just the other day, and the music was deafening.

 

Posted on: August 25th, 2004

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Another Nine Days have come and gone, and we gratefully give a sigh of relief knowing that these days of deprivation - no meat, no swimming, no showering, no music, culminating in a 25 hour fast - no food or water - are finally behind us, and the rest of the sun-drenched summer is there for us to enjoy.

 

Posted on: August 11th, 2004

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Earlier this month, I spent the July 4th weekend at an out-of-town Shabbaton.

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