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Gene Wilder, Iconic Jewish Comedian and Actor, Dead at 83

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75th Anniversary of Massacre of Jews in Moletai, Lithuania

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Israel to Compete at World Baseball Qualifier in Brooklyn, NY

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BOI Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged for September

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Hundreds of New Hotel Rooms Slated for Jerusalem as Tourist Demand Skyrockets

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Liberman: No Negotiations With Hamas Over IDF Soldiers’ Bodies

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Iran ‘Not Worried’ About Falling Oil Prices

August 29, 2016 - 9:40 PM
 
Busy Traffic at Gaza-Israel Border Crossings

August 29, 2016 - 8:07 PM
 
New Management: Liberman Says Soldiers Shouldn’t Have to Consult a Lawyer on the Battlefield

August 29, 2016 - 6:35 PM
 
Reports: Police Using Systematic Harassment of Jews Outside Temple Mount

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August 29, 2016 - 12:30 PM
 
Iran Deploys S-300 Long Range Missiles at Fordow Nuclear Site

August 29, 2016 - 10:55 AM
 
Police Seize 30,000 Eggs Unfit for Human Consumption in Arab City

August 29, 2016 - 9:50 AM
 
Report: Putin to Host Netanyahu Abbas Summit in Moscow

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Bomb Blast Outside Brussels Police Building

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300 Orthodox Rabbis Unite To Combat Child Sexual Abuse Epidemic

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Israel’s Wix Teams Up with New York Yankees in Sponsorship Deal

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August 28, 2016 - 10:19 PM
 
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‘Tent-In’ Protest Planned in Galilee Over Development Cutbacks

August 28, 2016 - 7:38 PM
 
Former Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer Dies at Age 80

August 28, 2016 - 7:22 PM
 
Tehran Arrests Local IranDeal Negotiator as Spy

August 28, 2016 - 5:48 PM
 
Agriculture Minister: Israeli Farmers Will Export Cannabis in Two Years

August 28, 2016 - 5:15 PM
 
Border Guard Arrest Suspect Armed with Knife at Shuafat Check Post

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205 Experts Polled: Hamas, PLO Likely to Split October Municipal Elections

August 28, 2016 - 1:25 PM
 
Defense Witnesses in Hebron Shooting Trial Accuses Ya’alon of Meddling

August 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM
 
Kurds Shoot Rockets at Turkish Airport, Kill 11 Police in Truck Bomb Attack

August 28, 2016 - 11:07 AM
 
Israel Pays GPS App Waze to Push Periphery Tourism

August 28, 2016 - 9:38 AM
 
Stabbing Attempt Foiled Near Beit Hagai

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On Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer
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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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