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Arabs Destroy Jewish Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards in Benjamin

'We are convinced that only someone who is not connected to his own land would have the audacity to do such a thing.'

Violent Police Raid in Benjamin Yeshiva Ends in Injuries to Minors

Honenu says police used threats against the minors who were being interrogated, and refused to inform their parents.

Life at Rachel’s Tomb

Yes, it's true, the Arabs are repeatedly attacking Rachel's Tomb to destroy it like they do Joseph's tomb and keep the Jews away, but...

Visiting Dutch Dignitaries Squabble over Israel’s Role in Gaza, PA

The Dutch PM and foreign minister have been causing a tumult wherever they go in Israel.

Possible IED on Alon Road in Binyamin

IDF demolition experts are examining a possible improvised explosive device (IED) found on the Alon road, near the town of Kochav HaShachar, in the Binyamin region.

UPDATED: Possible Kidnapping in Binyamin Area

Residents say they saw the Haredi boy waving for help, inside a Palestinian car with fake license plates.

High Court: Ofra and Adam to Lose Fence Protection

Safety and security of the Jewish residents of the Binyamin region has been compromised.

Army Violently Evacuates Oz Etzion Outpost

At the Oz Etzion (Jewish) outpost in the Binyamin region, a large number of troops arrived on Saturday night to expel the residents and...

Two Very Different Jews Memorialized on Saturday

Memorials for two memorable Jews took place this weekend, though they stood, perhaps, on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

Roundup of Today’s Arab Riots and Terrorist Activities

Monday is proving to be a busy day for Arab rioters and terrorists throughout Judea and Samaria. It is believed that some of the...

African American May Run for NY Mayor as Fusion Candidate of Orthodox Jews, Evangelicals

The NY Post's Michael Benjamin, himself a former Democratic assemblyman, reported that NY State Senator Malcolm Smith from Queens, a Democrat, is planning to be the city's 109th mayor, come 2013, running on the Republican ticket. He also suggested that Smith’s trial balloon had rattled some GOP leaders, who are attempting to nip it in the bud. Democrats are saying Smith is just a stalking horse for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, meant to sway black votes from former city Comptroller Bill Thompson.

Uninvited: Border Police Storm Migron Outpost During Wedding

On Tuesday afternoon, a Border Guard police force raided the outpost of Ramat Migron in the Benjamin region, where two minors were detained without being arrested.

Artifact Found in Time for Shavuot Proves Bethlehem Existed During First Temple

Israel Antiquities Authority and the Ir David Foundation announced that a clay seal was discovered bearing the name of the city of Bethlehem, evidence that the city existed during the period of the First Temple in Jerusalem. The find coincides with the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, during which time Jews from around the world focus on the story of the biblical figure Ruth, set in the city of Bethlehem.

The Terrorist Cell that Couldn’t Shoot Straight

Today's' revelation by Israel's security forces, about a Palestinian terrorist cell comprised of nine Arabs from the Ramallah area who were recently indicted on several failed abduction attempts of Israeli civilians in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria last March, is reminiscent of Jimmy Breslin's comic novel "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight."

Arab Rioters Attack Israeli Vehicle in Benjamin Region

Palestinians rioters at around 11 p.m. Monday blocked with stones the Benjamin-crossing highway near the settlement of Neve Tzuf in south-west Samaria. An Israeli vehicle with four Tel Aviv residents hit the barrier and was damaged. Last week a Jewish woman was attacked at the same spot.

Prime Minister to Israelis: ‘You Touched My Heart’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu penned a letter to the people of the State of Israel, thanking them for coming to console him after the...

Court Delays Destruction of Ulpana Apartments

The Supreme Court on Sunday ruled that the buildings of Givat HaUlpana in Beit El targeted for destruction because of an ownership dispute would receive a 60 day reprieve.

IDF Soldiers Save Critically Ill Palestinian Infant

Last Sunday night, a Palestinian woman arrived with her 12-day-old baby girl at an IDF post in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria. The infant was having trouble breathing and needed immediate first aid. Commanders from the Benjamin Regional Brigade explained that Palestinians in the region know that if they have a life-threatening emergency, they can come to the IDF post for assistance.

Lilith by Siona Benjamin

Siona Benjamin's exhibition "Finding Home: The Art of Siona Benjamin" is simply beautiful. Set in the spacious lobby gallery of the JCC Manhattan, it allows for a peaceful (when the kids, nannies and crowds subside) contemplation of this complex artist's meditations on biblical women, war, exoticism and contemporary society.

Siona Benjamin’s Megillas Esther

There is nothing funny about Siona Benjamin's Megillas Esther (2010). Unlike some contemporary illuminated megillas that emphasize the absurd and outlandish nature of the corrupt Persian court and the buffoonish character of the king, Benjamin takes the Book of Esther quite seriously. She is obviously deeply sensitive to the terrible consequences of God's hester panim (hidden face) in our own time.

The Cup Of Benjamin

When the sons of Jacob went to Egypt for food they became victims of a cruel ruse. As we recently read in the weekly Torah portion, when the provisions the brothers had acquired were loaded on horse and wagon for the return trip to Canaan, the Egyptian viceroy's cup was stealthily planted into the sack of the youngest, Benjamin.

Siona Benjamin’s Blue Angels

A blue-skinned woman with at least one wing carries a caged dove in her right hand and has just released a golden bird from her other hand. Her hair is covered by a shawl that rests over a curved dagger (like the Yemenite jambiya) with a sheath decorated with the stars and stripes of the American flag. A corner of the shawl becomes a pair of tzitzit whose strings are wrapped around a lion's arms and midsection, perhaps restraining it. The woman, who represents a self-portrait of the artist Siona Benjamin, stands on a white ball, which unravels to reveal not string but floral patterns that border the painting. Beneath her yellow skirt, the woman wears striped pants that evoke either the uniform of a prisoner or a concentration camp inmate.

Is Judaism Cool?

Much ink and money has been spilt over the topic of "hip Judaism".

Q & A: The 15th Of Av – A Day Of Rejoicing

QUESTION: If the fast of Tisha Be'Av (the ninth day of Av) concludes the mourning period for the destruction of the Temple, why do we wait until the fifteenth of Av to rejoice? Is there a distinct significance to this date? Please discuss this in your insightful column.Sara Gutman(Via E-Mail)

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