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‘Media Be Dead’ and Other Mild Observations

3 Sivan 5772 – May 24, 2012
MEDIA BE DEAD Almost 200 years ago, French painter Paul Delaroche declared, allegedly, "From today painting is dead," after he had learned about Daguerre's discovery...

Holy Mission Carried Out in Hermon Closed Military Zone

3 Iyyar 5772 – April 25, 2012
Seven men – including 4 rabbis - happened upon by an Israeli paratrooper in a closed military zone on the Hermon mountains on Monday, were on a mission of their own – to safeguard the sanctity of the Jews of the city of Metulla.

Old School Zionism in a Modern Form: The New Israeli Guardians

3 Iyyar 5772 – April 24, 2012
Seeing the dire necessity on the ground, a few young men have gotten together and established "Ha'Shomer Ha'Chadash," -"The New Guardian" - with the same objectives as the original. Maintaining a continuous physical presence, 700 volunteers at 21 locations help farmers secure their lands and property. Areas patrolled by the volunteers have experienced a significant drop in violent actions against farmers.

Resurrection of the Dead: New Police Presence on the Mount of Olives

20 Nisan 5772 – April 11, 2012
In the last week, a sting operation took place where an undercover officer, dressed as an Orthodox Jew, drove through A-Tur and was pelted with stones by two youths. They were promptly arrested, and admitted the act under interrogation. Captain Chayun hopes they will be prosecuted.

Photo Essay: Jerusalem Pilgrimage and Priestly Blessings 5772

18 Nisan 5772 – April 9, 2012
This year's Priestly Blessing in Jerusalem drew thousands of Jews (and a few gentiles as well) to the Western Wall. Take a look at these pictures and maybe you too can partake of the Biblical blessings.

Surfside Welcomes New Commissioner Sheldon Lisbon

14 Nisan 5772 – April 5, 2012
Sheldon “Shelly” Lisbon was sworn in recently as a new commissioner in the town of Surfside, Florida.

Photo Essay: Passover Preparations in Israel

12 Nisan 5772 – April 3, 2012
As Israel and the Jewish world prepare for the 5772/2012 Pesach holiday and pilgrimage, JewishPress.com is proud to present a photo essay illustrating the colorful season of Passover in Israel.

Pascal Sacrifice ‘Exercise’ Yields Majestic Street Theater in Preparation for Passover, Redemption

The air at the event in Jerusalem was rife with the kind of excitement one finds in rock concerts. The thick crowd pushed, shoved, pressed, retreated temporarily, then pushed as relentlessly and eagerly as before. If the core idea of the entire event was to urge our Redemption from above by starting it down below, then this one had to have cut through a whole bunch of "klipot."

Tzadik Plastic Surgeon to Shadchanim: Free Nose Job for Your Clients Who Need But...

9 Nisan 5772 – March 31, 2012
Board-certified Miami plastic surgeon and Nose Job Specialist Michael Salzhauer surprised me. He forced me—an instinctive objector to vain mutilation for the sake of some notion of exterior beauty—to reconsider my views on this issue. And he's not cynical, that was another huge surprise. I walked away convinced he means every word he says.

The No-Potato Passover: A Journey of Food, Travel & Color

6 Nisan 5772 – March 29, 2012
Most of the No-Potato Passover recipes are as casual as the title’s spelling: some include only six ingredients and limited prep time - half to one full hour. They’re good for heart health and waistlines, too.

Photos: Toulouse Shooting Victims Funeral in Jerusalem

27 Adar 5772 – March 21, 2012
Images from the Burial of Rabbi Yonatan Sandler, his sons Aryeh and Gavriel, and Miriam Monsonego

NCSY Philanthropy

22 Adar 5772 – March 15, 2012
Over the past three months seven groups of NCSY teen leaders researched non-profit organizations, meeting with and learning from these organizations’ representatives about the Jewish perspective regarding philanthropy.

Leftist Campaign Against Purim Hits the Web

12 Adar 5772 – March 5, 2012
The internet pamphlet plays on a popular Purim greeting, 'sameach u'mevadech' [happy and humorous], and asks rhetorically if people really know what Purim is about.

Yori’s Jewish NuzeKlips, Feb 29/12

6 Adar 5772 – February 29, 2012
On the menu this morning: A Yiddishe Robbery … The Birds, The Bees, And The Jews … Latter Day This … Albert Brooks? Try Albert Speer! … and Human Rights Watch Guy Gets Watched Back. We're weird, we're borderline freaky, we're Jewish – get used to it. Or don't, we get paid either way.

Simple Home Cooking

27 Shevat 5772 – February 19, 2012
Welcome back to Simple Home Cooking. Last time we focused on making a large pot of chicken soup. This week, as promised, we will discuss how to use all the cooked vegetables from the soup to create many dishes.

An American Odyssey (Part 5)

16 Shevat 5772 – February 8, 2012
Is it true that creatures from outer space visited New Mexico and that the U.S. government suppressed the story to avoid worldwide panic?

Israel Celebrates Tu B’Shevat

School children and families across Israel celebrated the holiday of Tu B’Shevat on Wednesday, planting trees and eating fruits native to the Land of Israel in honor of the New Year of the Trees.

Arab Theater: An Old Lie – New Revelations

12 Shevat 5772 – February 5, 2012
A photograph that has made the rounds on the internet, supposedly depicting an IDF soldier stomping on a Palestinian girl, is exposed as a complete fabrication.

An American Odyssey (Part 4)

3 Shevat 5772 – January 26, 2012
“Remember the Alamo” was an important lesson in history class when I was a child and this was our first visit. It was a bit unimpressive but we enjoyed the History Channel movie about the Alamo in one of the rooms.

Build A Bear

1 Shevat 5772 – January 24, 2012
My son can never get enough of his cozy teddy bears. So, for his birthday party last year we created an "in house" build-a-bear factory.

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