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Start-Up Nation Meets Biblical Game of Thrones
 
A War of Words (Some More Accurate Than Others) at Brandeis

December 28, 2014 - 11:55 PM
 
Hamas Posts New ‘Dung’ Claiming Temple Mount Tunneling

December 28, 2014 - 11:25 PM
 
Jerusalem Apartment Firebombed, Miracle Saves Family

December 28, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
2015 IDF Military Intelligence ‘Crystal Ball’ Report

December 28, 2014 - 9:22 PM
 
Uzi Landau Quits Politics

December 28, 2014 - 7:40 PM
 
Ayala Shapira Update

December 28, 2014 - 3:54 PM
 
How Indispensable is Waze and WhatsApp to You?

December 28, 2014 - 3:48 PM
 
Palestinian Authority Envoy to Tehran Says Israel will be Destroyed

December 28, 2014 - 12:51 PM
 
Israel Building Undersea Barrier against Hezbollah

December 28, 2014 - 11:56 AM
 
Egypt Bans ‘Exodus’ as a ‘Zionist film’

December 28, 2014 - 11:38 AM
 
BBC TV’s Director Fears for Future of Jews in Britain

December 28, 2014 - 11:23 AM
 
High Court to Rule If Raising Vote Limit to be MK Violates Human Rights

December 28, 2014 - 11:12 AM
 
AirAsia Plane Disappeared With 162 Aboard

December 28, 2014 - 10:13 AM
 
‘How to Stab a Jew’ Going Viral on Palestinian Authority Social Media [video]

December 28, 2014 - 5:04 AM
 
UPDATE: Alert in Kochav Yaacov

December 27, 2014 - 11:50 PM
 
Failed Carjacking Near Maaleh Shomron

December 27, 2014 - 11:47 PM
 
How Hamas Rebuilds (in) Gaza [video]

December 27, 2014 - 11:38 PM
 
Syria Boasts Exports – with ZIM Containers

December 27, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
Terrorist Santa

December 27, 2014 - 10:55 PM
 
Firebomb Thrown at Jerusalem Apartment

December 27, 2014 - 10:16 PM
 
Netanyahu Tells GOP Sen Graham PA Incitement Led to Firebombing

December 27, 2014 - 9:54 PM
 
War of Words Escalates Amongst Obama, North Korea and Sony

December 27, 2014 - 9:02 PM
 
IDF Captures Palestinian Authority Terrorists Who Firebombed 11-Year-Old [video]

December 27, 2014 - 7:52 PM
 
Haredi and Hard-Core Right-Wingers May Help Elect the Left

December 27, 2014 - 6:09 PM
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Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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This week we deal with questions from people who, one way or another, are on their own. And as usual, we don’t really help them.

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Posted on: January 7th, 2014

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In the dim lights of the auditorium, the outfit screamed of loudness, and I felt different.

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Posted on: January 6th, 2014

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My first cell phone was given to me by a son who doesn’t live near us. He was tired of trying to reach me on our landline. He felt it was wrong for me not to be able to be accessible to my family, and I must admit that he was right.

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Posted on: January 6th, 2014

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Talk to people who own hybrid cars and they will happily gloat about how infrequently they fill up their tank or how many miles they get to the gallon. Chat with owners of electric cars and they will wax enthusiastically about how often they go to the gas station. Just so you know: they don’t. Ever.

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Posted on: December 27th, 2013

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Ahh, Winter Break. Those glorious ten days each year when the kids have vacation and hopefully, you do too. Heading off to Florida sounds pretty amazing right about now, huh? What? You're not going anywhere? Staying home? Yeah, that was us – every single year.* Affording a warm-weather vacation with a bunch of kids is pretty much out of the question for many families and this year is no exception. So instead of taking a vacation, plan a staycation.

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Posted on: December 20th, 2013

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Welcome to Food Talk, a new feature that will highlight food bloggers, those enterprising souls who always seem to come up with something new, creative and most importantly, delicious. If you are anything like me, many of the recipes you make are the ones that magically show up in your inbox one morning and if you get lucky, these new dishes fast become family favorites.

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Posted on: December 13th, 2013

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Dear Mordechai, What is the origin of the custom to eat Seudah Shlishis in shul? Mizmor L’David

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Posted on: December 6th, 2013

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Is anyone else alarmed by the way extended warranties are sold on just about anything and everything? It means one of two things – either someone has found a great way of getting consumers to part with more of their hard earned dollars or manufacturers have no faith in their own products. Neither of those options is particularly heartwarming.

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Posted on: November 29th, 2013

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It’s not Chanukah without latkes! That’s true; but don’t make the same boring latkes this year. Go for something healthier, more vibrant, and flavorful.

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The Pez Menorah
 

Posted on: November 29th, 2013

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Each year at our family Chanukah party, we try to introduce a new activity, to keep things fun and exciting for the children and adults alike. Last year’s addition – a huge hit – was a menorah-making contest.

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Posted on: November 29th, 2013

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Honestly, it would be hard to choose the one area that could win the title “the most dramatic site” in Eretz Yisrael. However, one strong candidate has to be Gush Etzion.

 

Posted on: November 15th, 2013

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There is nothing like cracking open a fresh new cookbook, the pages still pristine and crisp and wondering what surprises are about to jump off the pages and leap onto your serving platters as they wait to be carried to your table and devoured.

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Posted on: November 11th, 2013

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One of the reasons for the popularity of Jack's Gourmet Sausages, which are available at local stores coast to coast as well as in Costco warehouse locations, is the fact that they actually taste like their non-kosher counterparts.

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Posted on: November 8th, 2013

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As we are surrounded by fall’s beautiful foliage outside, how about bringing some color, creativity and fun indoors as well. This activity is perfect for a long Sunday afternoon – you won’t be“leaf” how much your children will enjoy creating these “tree”ts.

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Posted on: November 8th, 2013

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This week we deal with Chanukah presents and the kids who probably don’t deserve them:

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Posted on: November 1st, 2013

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This year, given that the biggest shopping day of the year actually falls out on the second day of Chaunkah, it depends on timing.

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Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms
 

Posted on: October 18th, 2013

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Supercharged foods – a term you might have heard bandied about, but what are they? A simple definition would be any food that is unprocessed, whole and nutrient rich. Below are some suggestions of supercharged foods to add to your diet.

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Posted on: October 11th, 2013

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Yom Tov is no longer upon us, for a change, so now it’s time to get to the things we promised we’d do after it was over. I mean besides dieting. Maybe we’ll do that after the next Yom Tov.

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Posted on: October 11th, 2013

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"What are the 3 best reasons to be a teacher? June, July and August!"

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Helen (Regina) and Shlomo (Severin) Schlesinger with the author. The photo was taken in 1948 in Regensberg, Germany.
 

Posted on: September 25th, 2013

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The parallel lives of my father, Shlomo Ben Dovid Schlesinger, whose name was once Severin and that of his first cousin, Severin F., diverged exponentiallys shared a maternal grandmother, Raisel Schlesinger, a frum balabusta, who lived and practiced the traditional ways of her forefathers. along different lifestyles and choices. Each of the Severin

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