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So How Exactly did Rachel Corrie Die?

So what actually happened the day Rachel Corrie died? Here's what the judge said.

A Letter to the Corries: Your Daughter was Exploited, Don’t Blame Israel

You have chosen to honor your daughter's memory by taking her side. That's understandable, but it doesn’t validate the ideology that got her killed in order to further its goals of still more death and destruction.

Go Jump in the Jordan River

When you read about the Jordan River in the Bible you easily imagine a massive body of water that crossing it takes a bridge...

Fit And Trim

Welcome to Fit and Trim, where you can ask the health and fitness questions you've been thinking about for years - and get answers. I can't wait to hear from you. Email me at magazine@jewishpress.com.

After 8 Years, Body Was Relocated for Spiritual Reasons with R. Elyashiv’s Blessings

Senior Jerusalem rabbis permitted a late-night removal of the body of a Haredi rabbi from its grave, on the night between Thursday and Friday last week, because family members, who are Breslov Hasidim, claimed the "spiritual level" of the nearby dead was insufficient, causing what could be considered the desecration of the dead.

The Olympics Obsession With Body Glorification and Might-Makes-Right

There is nothing wrong with competition and testing the limits of the body, when it is coupled with mutual respect and ethical sportsmanship.

Rabbi Drowns During Ritual Dipping in the Ocean in Wales

Stamford Hill, London-based Orthodox Rabbi Dov Berish Englander, 47, on holiday at the scenic seaside town of Aberystwyth in West Wales, "got into difficulties" while performing a full body ritual immersion.

Night of the Living Dead

And so it was, every 9th of Av, the men would enter the mass grave for the night and another 15,000 would perish by the morning. The night of the living zombies. 15,000 men for 40 years. In the 40th year, the remaining men entered the mass grave but nothing happened. They remained there through the 15th of Av, when they realized that nothing was going to happen. The decree of the plague had ended! So they climbed joyously out of the grave. This was on Tu B’Av.

Are the Olympics for Jews?

Rabbi Kook explains that a weakening of the will is due in large measure to a lack of physical energy and strength. When a person’s willpower is weak, he can fall into many bad habits. As part of his overall mending, he must improve his physical health, as well as his moral and spiritual worlds.

Cut U.S. Funding To The UN

In recent weeks the United Nations has gone on the warpath against Israel, defaming the Jewish state and providing aid and comfort to its enemies.

Moshe Silman Dies

Moshe Silman, the man who set himself on fire last week during the Social Protest died of his injuries on Friday. Silman suffered burns...

The Tremendous Heart Of Pinchas Daddy

We’ve just read the Torah portion about Pinchas, an amazing tzaddik who performed an unusual act instinctively and for the sake of Hashem and His honor.

New Oversite for State’s Prosecutor

Yehuda Weinstein, the government's legal adviser announced Friday that a new government body will be established in October to oversee and review the actions...

Orthodox Rabbinical Group Urging German Jews to Defy Court Ruling on Circumcision

Europe's main Orthodox rabbinical body is urging Jews in Germany to uphold the commandment to circumcise newborn sons, despite a court ruling in Germany that said circumcising young boys could be considered a criminal act.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Thousands Of Radicals Poised To Fight Assad At least 5,000 global jihadists are positioned near Syria’s borders with Turkey and Lebanon attempting to infiltrate Syria...

The Divine Suha and Arafat’s Iconic Underwear

The half-life of Polonium-210 is 138 days. This means that after 8 years, only about 4.3 x 10-7 — 0.00000043 — of the original amount of Polonium would be left. So even if Arafat’s iconic underwear had been loaded with the stuff after his death, it would be undetectable, or at least at much lower levels than the Swiss laboratory found.

UN Sending Fact-Finding Mission to Jewish Settlements

The United Nations' top human rights body has appointed three independent experts to conduct a fact-finding mission on how Israel's Jewish settlements affect Palestinians. The...

Austria Can Prepare to Close its Fund for Nazi Victims

The president of the Austrian parliament announced that the country can prepare to close its General Settle Fund for Victims of Nazi Socialism. The independent...

A Revolutionary Rabbinic Idea For Organ Donations

JERUSALEM – A leading Orthodox rabbi in Israel has a revolutionary proposal for the harvesting of organs from a clinically dead patient. At present, his proposal not only has no support from other rabbis, it is also against Israeli law – but he is not fazed.

Shoshana Bluth: A Supermom Hotline Of Emunah

Shoshana Bluth’s telephone number is a help hotline for mothers and wives of Israeli soldiers – a hotline of faith, emunah in Hebrew.

It’s My Opinion: It’s All in the Attitude

The lobby of the doctor’s office was crowded. I slid over to accommodate an older gentleman, who was moving toward me. “Don’t worry,” he said, “my walker has a built-in seat, but I’ll sit next to you and be your guard!” He was dressed simply. His eyes were twinkling. His smile was wide.

Stamford Hill Haredi Community Shocked by Drowning of Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Chaim Breisch, 65, one of the deans of the Mesivta yeshiva in London, died from drowning, and one of his students, Rabbi Yitzhak Beigel, in his 30s, was lightly injured and was hospitalized.

Missing US Tourist Found Dead in Israel

The body of an American tourist missing since last week was discovered near Beit Shean. A large-scale search was mounted over the weekend for the...

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