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Minor Earthquake Near the Kineret

December 2, 2016 - 12:27 PM
 
T’shuva Movement Pioneer Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein Dead at 82

December 2, 2016 - 11:46 AM
 
Shaked: Court’s Intervention in Knesset, Government Work Distorts Democracy

December 2, 2016 - 10:39 AM
 
Armored Troops, Border Guards, Furious at Amona Assignment: We Didn’t Enlist to Evict Jews

December 2, 2016 - 9:14 AM
 
USMC General (ret.) James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Reported to Be Next Secy of Defense

December 2, 2016 - 2:22 AM
 
Power Outage in Jerusalem As Storm Snaps Trees, Damaging Cars

December 2, 2016 - 12:47 AM
 
Celebration, Challenges as Ethiopian Community Celebrates Sigd Festival

December 2, 2016 - 12:16 AM
 
Internet Consortium at TAU to Invest in Next-Generation Internet of Things

December 1, 2016 - 10:54 PM
 
Obama Renews Presidential Waiver Keeping US Embassy in Tel Aviv

December 1, 2016 - 10:15 PM
 
More Israeli Arabs Who Planned to Join ISIS Sentenced to Prison

December 1, 2016 - 8:16 PM
 
Israeli Minister Yuval Steinitz: Abu Mazen is Israel’s “Number One Enemy”

December 1, 2016 - 7:02 PM
 
Israeli Ambassador to Turkey Arrives in Ankara

December 1, 2016 - 5:44 PM
 
Israeli Border Guard Officers Hurt in Stoning Attack

December 1, 2016 - 5:16 PM
 
Netanyahu Thanks Uruguayan Foreign Minister for Nov. 29 Vote

December 1, 2016 - 4:28 PM
 
Ancient Inscription Identifies Gargilius Antiques as Roman Ruler on Eve of Bar Kochva Revolt

December 1, 2016 - 4:06 PM
 
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

December 1, 2016 - 3:13 PM
 
Erdan: 90% of Israel’s Waste Water Recycled, 4 Times Higher than Anywhere Else

December 1, 2016 - 1:33 PM
 
Anglo-Israel Cardiovascular Conference Defies Academic BDS

December 1, 2016 - 1:09 PM
 
Police Detain Minor at Kotel Plaza for Tearing Up Reform

December 1, 2016 - 11:45 AM
 
Cinema Jenin Shutting Down, Dashing Hopes for Culture, Art, in Suspicious City

December 1, 2016 - 10:59 AM
 
Stunning World, UN Passes 6 Resolutions Confirming Everything Is Israel’s Fault

December 1, 2016 - 9:10 AM
 
Samaria Train Line Plan Unveiled

December 1, 2016 - 3:03 AM
 
Ohio State University Attacker ‘Inspired’ By ISIS, Law Enforcement Says

December 1, 2016 - 1:43 AM
 
Highway 60, Entrance to Ofra Temporarily Blocked by Protesters

November 30, 2016 - 11:55 PM
 
Ethiopian Israelis Joyously Celebrate Sigd Day in Jerusalem

November 30, 2016 - 10:41 PM
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On Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer
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Posted on: March 15th, 2006

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"Another day another dinar," sighed Esther as she prepared her daily infusion of Turkish coffee before leaving for her job as an assistant editor at her Uncle Mordy's business, Megillah Publishing.

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Posted on: March 1st, 2006

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February/Adar is birthday month in the Kupfer family, with four out of five members born during this period.

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Posted on: February 22nd, 2006

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"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." Marcellus, the character in Hamlet who uttered those words, couldn't have been more right.

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Posted on: February 15th, 2006

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This column is being written on my secular birthday, February 14 (my real birthday is 11 Adar), a birthday - not surprisingly - that I share with my twin brother.

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Posted on: January 18th, 2006

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In my previous column I wrote about the importance of assigning minimal value to the utterances of those who make nasty, ego-wounding comments.

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Posted on: January 4th, 2006

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Chanukah is over and we are now dealing with the repercussions of wantonly indulging in crispy, crunchy, melt in your mouth potato latkes and overdosing on sugary, chocolaty, jelly-oozing donuts.

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Posted on: December 21st, 2005

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Gift giving is a real challenge for many parents during Chanukah.

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Posted on: May 18th, 2005

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I was at a recent fundraiser on behalf of Israel's Beit Halochem institutions. In Hebrew, beit halochem means the house of the warrior and that is what these centers are - a home away from home for disabled Israeli soldiers and wounded victims of Islamic terror and violence.

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Posted on: May 4th, 2005

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Pesach seemed heavier this year. I'm not talking in terms of the tremendous amount of food that was consumed or the seemingly endless lifting, bending, scrubbing, scouring and cooking that is part and parcel of pre and post Passover preparations as well as during the chag.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted on: February 23rd, 2005

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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