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GOP Pressures Obama to Cut US Ties to UNESCO Over Jerusalem

October 27, 2016 - 9:25 PM
Knesset Committee to Debate Proposed Law Expanding Defense Minister’s Powers

October 27, 2016 - 9:03 PM
In Lod, ‘Shema Yisrael’ to Blast Response to Islamic Muezzin

October 27, 2016 - 8:26 PM
Jews Set to Demonstrate in Paris Over UNESCO Resolution on Jerusalem

October 27, 2016 - 7:12 PM
Israeli Embassy in UK Slams Event Hosted by House of Lords Blaming Jews for Holocaust

October 27, 2016 - 6:36 PM
Winter Rains Arrive in Israel, Flash Flood Warnings Issued

October 27, 2016 - 5:39 PM
Jerusalem Arab Indicted in Terrorist Plot to Attack Israelis

October 27, 2016 - 4:04 PM
Im Tirtzu Reports on Anti-Israel NGOs Benefiting from National Service Internships

October 27, 2016 - 2:03 PM
Friend of Israel Slated to Become HRC’s WH Chief of Staff

October 27, 2016 - 1:42 PM
Habayit Hayehudi: Amona Stays or We Leave

October 27, 2016 - 12:41 PM
Exclusive: Weapons Cache Found in Arab Town following Abbas Surprise Visit

October 27, 2016 - 11:34 AM
JFNA Discovered Jewish Life in Liberated Territories

October 27, 2016 - 10:59 AM
Holding Up Ancient ‘Jerusalem’ Papyrus, Netanyahu Condemns UNESCO’s ‘Scandalous’ Resolution

October 27, 2016 - 9:34 AM
Trump to Israelis: Together We’ll Stand Up to Iran [video]

October 27, 2016 - 8:52 AM
First Temple Era Document Mentioning ‘Jerusalem’ Revealed [video]

October 26, 2016 - 11:15 PM
Arab Terrorist Caught ‘Red-Handed’ in Attack on Jerusalem Light Rail

October 26, 2016 - 10:12 PM
Junior Terrorists-in-Training Caught With Knives in Gush Etzion [video]

October 26, 2016 - 9:39 PM
Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO is Recalled to Jerusalem

October 26, 2016 - 6:43 PM
IDF Soldier Wounded at Rachel’s Tomb

October 26, 2016 - 6:22 PM
Arab Terror Stabber Sentenced to 17 Years, Fined NIS 50K

October 26, 2016 - 6:08 PM
Arab Terror in Jerusalem Targets Jewish Homes and Buses

October 26, 2016 - 4:11 PM
13 Arab Fugitives Captured Overnight, Guns & Drugs Seized in Lod

October 26, 2016 - 3:47 PM
9 Israelis Hurt in Motor Vehicle Accident in Nepal

October 26, 2016 - 3:09 PM
Israeli Bus Damaged in Jerusalem Arab Stoning Attack

October 26, 2016 - 2:48 PM
Judge Goes Easy on Stabber of Two Jews, Family Angry

October 26, 2016 - 2:23 PM
UNESCO Passes Second Resolution Erasing Judaism from Jerusalem

October 26, 2016 - 1:57 PM
Prosecution Indicts Wedding Guests for Hating Arabs While Dancing

October 26, 2016 - 1:30 PM
IDF Soldier Wounded in Gunfire From Lebanon

October 26, 2016 - 1:24 PM
Tiberias Doctor Pries 4 Magnets from Inside Child’s Stomach

October 26, 2016 - 11:54 AM
Report: 3 MKs, IDF General Were KGB Agents

October 26, 2016 - 11:04 AM
Wikileaks: Huma Abedin ‘Corrected’ Haim Saban on Scrutinizing Muslims

October 26, 2016 - 9:58 AM
Arabs Released From PA Prison; Jews Ask Why the Left-Wing Didn’t Help

October 26, 2016 - 7:38 AM
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Posted on: February 28th, 2014

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They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and that is precisely what almost always happens in situations where a reference knew someone had serious but hidden emotional issues, but did not reveal the information to the person making inquiries.


Posted on: February 14th, 2014

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Time never stood still for anyone – why would I be the exception? In my hubris, I thought that somehow I would live forever – and I suspect we all have secretly felt that way, even though we know it’s a fantasy.

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Posted on: January 31st, 2014

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One can argue that forgetting something on a regular basis is a sign of advancing age and it’s time to for a neurological evaluation, but based on the number of young people who need to replace a lost smart phone (too bad it’s not smart enough to warn its owner that that they have become separated – or is there an app for that too?), I safely can say that losing “stuff” cuts across the generations.


Posted on: January 17th, 2014

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For quite a few days in late December, Toronto was transformed into a breathtaking – literally and figuratively – frigid winter wonderland, where every twig, leaf, car door, and outdoor wire and cable was totally encased in ice. When the sun shone the landscape was blindingly brilliant as if billions of diamonds had been glued to everything the eye could see.


Posted on: January 6th, 2014

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Outside is a winter-white wonderland replete with dazzling trees, wires, and sidewalks seemingly wrapped in glittery silver foil. It’s quite lovely to look at, which is about all I can do since I’m stuck indoors. Icicle-laden tree branches are bent and hunch-backed by the frozen heaviness of their popsicle-like burden, and the voices squawking from the battery-operated transistor radio I am listening to are warning people not to go out since walkways and roads are extremely slippery, and there is real danger from falling trees.


Posted on: December 20th, 2013

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The necessity of speaking up when you “have a hunch” applies even more when it comes to shidduchim. One little girl did just that – she said something – and I was fortunate enough to be in town for the very joyful, lively wedding that resulted from her speaking up.


Posted on: December 6th, 2013

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Let me begin by congratulating my dear machatunim, Soraya and Jay Nimaroff, on being the recipients of the Community Service Award at the Sderot Hesder Institutions 18th annual anniversary dinner.


Posted on: November 22nd, 2013

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The Hebrew month of Kislev has a special, albeit bittersweet, significance in my family, as it is the month my father was born and passed away.


Posted on: November 8th, 2013

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But even though their medical situations were similar, how they mentally dealt with their new status quo was often as different as night and day.


Posted on: October 25th, 2013

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How confusing it was growing up with conflicting messages. On the one hand, we were told, even admonished, to eat everything on our generously piled up plates (it was a sin to waste food), yet we were made to feel like we were a lower form of human being if we were overweight.


Posted on: October 11th, 2013

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While in New York recently, I was invited to see a performance of "Waiting for Godot" – a multi-layered play on the human condition that I was introduced to in high school. What was fascinating and unique about this particular production was that this renowned play was being performed in Yiddish - with English and Russian subtitles beamed onto a screen for non-Yiddish speakers. (Staged by the New Yiddish Rep, at the Castillo Theatre, and directed by Moshe Yassur, it stars Shane Baker, David Mandelbaum, Rafael Goldwaser, Avi Hoffman and Nicholas Jenkins.)

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Posted on: September 25th, 2013

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Now and then my Bubby would open up about what she went through in the camps, of what she witnessed... From time to time she would talk about her baby sisters - twins - and how she would sew them identical dresses and braid their hair the same way challenging everyone to guess who was who.


Posted on: September 13th, 2013

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Our community has a very different mindset - we live to have children. Each child is considered a bracha - a priceless commodity to cherish and nurture.


Posted on: August 30th, 2013

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I read an article recently that described the fascinating phenomenon of mainstream, well-educated, responsible men and women deciding not to have children. According to the article, these people have given the matter a great deal of thought and have come to the conclusion that parenting is not for them.


Posted on: August 16th, 2013

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Now and then you read or hear of a tragedy – typically a car accident - where those involved are suffering from life-threatening injuries or unfortunately have lost their lives. Frequently, in the initial reports, the victims remain nameless “pending notification of next of kin.”


Posted on: August 1st, 2013

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A friend of mine, a young mother, related that her oldest child, now three, was starting pre-school in a few weeks. Her voice, full of pride, quickly took on a tone of annoyance as she described the “welcome package” she had received as a new parent. Amid the rules and regulations concerning drop off and pick up was a dress code for mothers/female caregivers who brought and took home the children. One of the “requirements” was wearing closed–toed shoes. Sandals were not allowed.


Posted on: July 18th, 2013

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Think of how you feel when you pick up a baby and she starts crying and shrieking hysterically. You can't help but feel somewhat chagrined and inadequate.


Posted on: July 5th, 2013

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After my son Moshe got married in Israel several years ago, I decided to keep in more frequent touch with my cousin Ruzah. I would call her on a weekly basis (a good opportunity to practice the Ivrit I learned in day school), speaking to a woman who was of an older, wiser generation - rendering her more like a mother. Ruzah, like all my first cousins was indeed my parents’ age, married with children before I was born. Her experiences mirrored my father’s generation, although she really was from mine. Her mother and my father were siblings and my unknown grandparents were hers.


Posted on: June 21st, 2013

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The 21 days of semi-mourning that is collectively referred to as the Three Weeks, culminating with the fast day of Tisha b’Av - the ultimate day of mourning in the Jewish calendar - begins in a few short days. During this period of time Jews reflect on the myriad of tragedies that have befallen us since the destruction of the Holy Temple and our subsequent exile.


Posted on: June 7th, 2013

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A popular topic of discussion in newspapers, magazines and talk shows revolves around the management of personal finances - or rather the lack of them. In most cases, dealing with overwhelming debt is the topic de jour. Seems many people are drowning in it. Spending more than they have has mired countless consumers into a financial quicksand with maxed out credit cards and collection agencies knocking on the door. Speaking of doors, many face eviction and the loss of their home.

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