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Obama For Sale

While his website pitches branded bangles, running shorts, baby bibs, golf divots, blankets and a "Michelle 2012" gold pin, the real action is happening where the big men and women are being pitched more tangible benefits of another four years from a guy who spent 5 billion dollars a day. An administration which in its first term compelled every American to buy health insurance as a penalty for breathing has a lot to offer its crony capitalist billionaires.

Peace and the President’s Conference: Can a Realist Believe in Miracles?

Despite President Peres’ pleas to continue the pursuit of peace, people are beginning to say out loud that it is implausible. After assessing the situation with greater depth, I realize that I have a better chance of becoming Miss America than the Middle East does at achieving peace. Still, David Ben-Gurion made a good point when he said: “In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.” Miss America or not, let’s keep that positivity coming.

Playoffs: Lakewood Heimishe Bake Shoppe, Segwayz advance

League observers have pegged Rimon as the championship favorite, after their recent 23-2 landslide win over Bagelsbergs clinched the top seed, and gave them a perfect undefeated record in the regular season.

Rethink Everything

If campus Israel activists spend much of the school year planning activities, building coalitions and spreading information, summer offers the chance to step back from the tactical realities of daily activism and take a longer, more strategic view of the situation.

Stuff Couples Say! Stuff My Date Says!

Beineinu and Choice of the Heart will be holding their annual Symposium this Thursday night, May 17th, at Heichal Shlomo in Jerusalem. The focus of the symposium is creating successful relationships through a combined spiritual and practical approach. 

38,000 Palestinians Take Teacher Exams to fill 1,400 Vacant Positions

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an reports that around 38,000 people in the Palestinian Authority on Saturday took exams to become public school teachers. The exams...

Writing A Torah In Memory Of Rabbi Dovid Bryn

Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday, April 29, at Chabad Chayil Synagogue in Highland Lakes to pay tribute to South Florida’s Rabbi Dovid Bryn, z”l, and launch a project of writing a new Sefer Torah in honor of the rabbi’s 10th yahrzeit.

Jackie Robinson: A Real Mensch

I was lucky enough to have met and interviewed many Hall of Famers including Joe DiMaggio, Hank Greenberg, Ted Williams and Stan Musial. I also had the chance to meet and gab with many of the stars from the old Negro Leagues who went on to play in the major leagues after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier – Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Larry Doby, Monte Irvin and Satchel Paige. But I never had the chance to meet Jackie Robinson.

Chevra Kadisha Forum Says Ministry’s Plans for Mass Burials ‘Problematic’

The Chevra Kadisha Forum, in a letter to Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai, challenged the Interior Ministry's plan, which mandates temporary burial in coffins at temporary cemeteries as well as the option of transferring bodies to cooling facilities until they can be identified and final resting places can be arranged.

Prominent Turkish Muslim Leader Sends Passover Blessings to the Jewish Nation

Adnan Oktar (also known by his pen name Harun Yahya), a prominent Turkish intellectual and religious leader with mass following, has communicated and met personally over the past decade with many Orthodox rabbis from Israel and abroad, expressing his friendship to the Jewish nation and his reverence to the Torah. Oktar has sent the Jewish Press his blessing to the Jewish nation on the occasion of Passover.

Finish Line (Conclusion)

At certain points in each of our lives, we are given challenges – some big, some small. Some people embrace it, welcoming every chance they get to grow and mature, while others are deathly afraid of any sort of change in their blissful, comfortable routine.

‘No’ To A Jewish Super District

The current New York State Senate redistricting map championed by the Republican majority calls for the establishment of what has been characterized as a super Jewish district.

Texas Orthodox Jewish School Loses Bball Final

The NY Times reports that Robert M. Beren Academy, an Orthodox Jewish high school which succeeded in its appeal to reschedule a semi-final game...

Asher Grunis Appointed Supreme Court President

Asher Grunis, who nearly missed his chance to be named Supreme Court President due to his age, was named today as the replacement for retiring president Dorit Beinisch.

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities

Readers weigh in on “A Well-Meaning Outsider” (Chronicles 01-06-2012)

The Sirota Family and the 20th Century at the Japan Society

I am blessed to live in a tradition filled with many incredible people, but it is rare I actually have the chance to meet a hero.

It’s My Opinion: Land For Peace And Other Thanksgiving Myths

It’s that time of year again. Turkey, sweet potato casserole and a harsh lesson in the reality of “land for peace” deals…

Calendar Of Events

WHAT: Annual Mother-in-Israel Luncheon – This campaign, by providing extra tutorial hours, counseling sessions, textbooks, hot lunches, eyeglasses, shoes, dental work and so much...

Family Mayhem

Dear Rebbetzin Jungreis: I have been a reader for many years. I realize that lately you have been focusing on very serious subjects that pertain to the very life of our people, so I do not know whether you will publish my letter, which deals with family problems. I hope, however, that you will do so, not because it will change my family situation - it is too late for that - on the chance that others might learn from it.

Obama, Netanyahu And Palestine: A Partnership In Futility And Dishonor

Bettelheim, like the Greek poet Homer, understands that the force that does not kill, that does not kill just yet, can turn a human being into stone, into a thing, even while it is still alive. Merely hanging ominously over the head of the vulnerable creature it can choose to kill at any moment, poised lasciviously to destroy breath in what it has somehow "graciously" allowed, if only for a few more moments, to breathe; this force indelicately mocks the fragile life it intends to consume.

Friends And Family Remember Moshe “Mo” Berkowitz

In his lifetime, he was a positive influence on so many, always inspiring others to be better while at the same time, working on his own character.

It’s My Opinion: Land For Peace And Other Thanksgiving Myths

America will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25. Tremendous effort has always been focused on portraying this time in a lovely, romanticized light in which pilgrims and Native Americans worked together in harmony. The reality, however, is quite grim.

Snacking Right – A Tough Nut To Crack

Post-Pesach many of us begin making promises to ourselves in the hopes of looking and/or feeling better. Some of the most popular wishes people share with me include: Being stricter about eating habits, losing weight, going for a checkup/special exam, and here's a big one, exercising!

What Are You Drinking This Pesach?

As Pesach draws near and the wine frenzy is at its peak, anyone interested in more than just a glass of Kiddush wine may have a hard time making sense of the literally hundreds of labels available from dozens of countries. As the selection in the liquor store may be a bit overwhelming, most people pick out one or two favorites and drink them on a regular basis.

What Are You Drinking This Pesach?

As Pesach draws near and the wine frenzy is at its peak, anyone interested in more than just a glass of Kiddush wine may have a hard time making sense of the literally hundreds of labels available from dozens of countries. As the selection in the liquor store may be a bit overwhelming, most people pick out one or two favorites and drink them on a regular basis.

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