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Making Amends

Where I now work, there is a small kitchen where workers can have lunch. We take our lunch breaks at different times, and I usually take mine at the same time as an unassuming young man named Benny Green, a 25-year-old who works in the company’s stockroom.

New Brit Mila Legislation May Be Weeks Away in Germany

Ritual circumcisions have resumed in the Cologne region of Germany, ending a controversy started in a Cologne court in June, when judges decided ritual circumcision constituted “bodily harm” to boys and religious coercion.

Are Your Investment Decisions Rational?

As a financial planner, I often ask new clients why a particular investment is included in their portfolio. One answer that I find somewhat worrying is: “I don’t really know how to explain it, but I just had a gut feeling that this stock was going to be a winner!”

Germany Initiating Pro-Circumcision Legislation

A spokesman for German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said his office is working on an outline for new legislation that will permit circumcision of minor males after a controversial court decision in the summer that criminalized the rite.

Israeli Company Wins Tender to Build Milk Parlors for Belarus

An Israeli company has won a 12 million-euro tender with the Belarusian government to build 135 advanced cow milking parlors across the country.

Canada Tells Iranian Diplomats to Take a Hike, Israel Cheers on

Canada suspended diplomatic relations with Iran, closing down its embassy in Iran and giving Iranian diplomats in Canada five days to leave Canadian soil.

Bais Yaakov Dropout: So Where Were My Parents?

When I said I wish someone had been there to tell me all the things I know about Judaism now, I was wrong. There were people who would have told me, had I been brave enough to ask. I have had many amazing influences in my life - my siblings, friends, families in my community. Now, looking back, I can see the effect that they had on me. But when I was fourteen and feeling like I didn't fit in, I didn't think anyone would understand.

LOL: NFL Fighting Brain Injuries

I recently received this press release from the Department of Defense: Army, NFL Team Up to Fight Traumatic Brain Injury OK, the headline itself is a...

Right Furious over Barak’s Decision Not to Decide on Ariel University

Last night, Defense Minsiter Ehud Barak decided that Nitzan Allon, head of the IDF Central Command, will not sign his approval for Ariel University to be recognized as a fully accredited university. This decision brought about a very angry reaction from right wing government factions.

Some Residents Have Barricaded Themselves, But Migron Evacuation Is Proceeding as Planned

After the Supreme Court finally ordered to evacuate the residents of the Judea and Samaria village of Migron from their homes by September 4, some families have begun on Saturday night to leave their homes voluntarily. For the first time since the court's decision, dozens of police officers and IDF soldiers have moved into the community. The soldiers arrived before dawn and blocked the village entrance. Some residents have barricaded themselves in their homes and refuse to leave.

The ‘Pro-Palestinians’ can go Home

Palestinian-Arab journalist and Judea-Samaria resident Hisham Jarallah says it is time that the "pro-Palestinian" activists leave the Palestinians alone and search for another cause to advance their messages of hate and violence.

Modi’in Mayor Calls Recent EU Decision ‘Harmful to Israel’s Sovereignty’

Haim Bibas, Modi'in mayor: "Arab states and various organizations have tried to harm the legitimacy and sovereignty of Israel in every available forum. The EU’s decision not to include the city of Modi'in Maccabim-Re'ut as part of the free trade agreement with Israeli cities is the most recent example.”

PC Kills: 11 Hospital Staff Members Contract Tuberculosis from African Illegals

It appears that the staff members contracted the disease from African patients.

How Peer Pressure Could Help Your Investments

While generally peer pressure is viewed as a negative trait, emulating successful people may help increase your own chances of success.

It’s On: Israeli Universities Petition High Court Against Ariel University

These exulted academic institutions are working in concert to decimate another academic institution, for its original sin of standing 10 miles east of the "green line."

Sacramento-Ashekelon: Sister Cities

To a packed Council Chamber, the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to name Ashkelon as a sister city.

Which Mutual Fund Should You Buy?

There are thousands to choose from… which mutual fund is right for you?

Circling Jerusalem’s Wall

On Saturday night, a large group of Jews participated in a walk around the walls of the old city of Jerusalem, as they have...

US Jewish Federations to Drop ‘Zionism’ from their Global Plans

The Jewish Federations of North America last week rejected the inclusion of the term "Zionism" in a major system-wide planning document.

Calif. Court Clears Path for Suit against Texas Corporation for Desecrating Jewish Cemetery

The California State Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower-court decision that gave class-action status to a lawsuit alleging mass desecration of grave sites at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA, a Jewish cemetery which is under the care of the Texas-based Service Corporation International, thus clearing the way for injured families to seek hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

Excerpt of Letter From Prime Minister Netanyahu to Shaul Mofaz

Following is an excerpt from the letter that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent to Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday: "I regret your decision to give up...

70 days Later – Mofaz, Kadima, Quit Netanyahu’s Government over Haredi Draft

Following the collapse of negotiations over a new conscription law, Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz decided to quit Netanyahu's coalition, leaving the premier once again with only 66 MKs. Mofaz told a Kadima faction emergency session: "It is with great sorrow that I say that there is no escape from taking a decision on quitting the government." Mofaz explained: "I went in on a principle, and when that failed, we must quit."

The Eagles Have Landed

The third flight since June 18 brought 229 Jews home on the “wings of eagles” from New York’s JFK airport. The new Israelis – young and old, singles and large families – were greeted with tears and warm embraces from family members, as well as songs and a celebratory, 800-people welcoming ceremony organized by Nefesh b’Nefesh and its partners.

When Yeshiva Day School Is No Longer A Viable Option

The day school tuition crisis is not new. It has been brewing for years. School costs continue to rise while unemployment and underemployment remain high. And one also needs money to live in a neighborhood with shuls and mikvehs, to buy kosher food, to make proper simchas, to cover Yom Tov expenses, etc.

Israel to Support New Immigrant College Students

Israel's government has budgeted more than $10 million to provide college scholarships and Hebrew language schools to new immigrants. The Cabinet decision Sunday to continue...

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