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Jacob’s Gift

Jacob lives. He lives in all who can drop the heavy burden carried by all since Adam and Eve, the belief that our imperfections will block us from tasting Paradise.

Obama Admin, European Allies Make Secret Gift of Uranium to Iran

The P5+1 Iran Deal partners have given a green light to send a secret shipment of more than 100 tons of natural uranium to Iran as a "thank you" gift.

US Demanding Clarification, Gift Drone to Russia May Carry Secret Camera

The Americans believe a sophisticated, US made camera is installed on the Volcani drone, the kind that require a special application for US government permission should said camera be sold to a third party.

Research Staff ‘Down’ $52 K Gift Drone from Israeli Minister to Russian PM

Aa Medvedev representative called the Agriculture ministry to inquire about the remote control device that had not been packed with the drone.

Shimon Peres’ Final Rosh Hashana Gift to the World

The sight of all these world leaders flocking to Jerusalem – sovereign capital of the Jewish people, makes Peres’ funeral an incredible Kiddush shem Shamayim, sanctification of God’s name.

Offering A Gift

We stand in the final moments of 5776, prepared to transition to 5777, perfect moments to offer our gift to God, honoring all we have gained over the past year and how we intend to apply that growth

Gift Of Life Marrow Registry Marks 25th Anniversary Saving Lives

Jay’s family and friends would not accept this and they mounted an immense effort to find the donor they were sure existed somewhere.

The Perfect Holiday Gift: New Missile Alert System from Home Front Command

The new home warning system will kick in only if a missile threatens the user's particular area, leaving everyone else to continue with their daily routines.

Graduation Gift: York Jewish Student Awarded £1,000 for Suffering from Anti-Semitism

Confino's experience caught the attention of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, who called on government to intervene to stop the rise of “poisonous hate" on campuses.

Bogie Ya’alon’s Overnight Good Bye Gift: Administrative Removal of 4 Settlers

Yitzhar's Yeshiva was occupied for one year, starting April 11, 2014, by a Border Guard company, after confrontations between local residents and the IDF.

Beis Ya’kov Girls Get Passover Gift: Multiplication Table Printed on Cleaning Rags

The parents of said schoolgirls said the gift is offensive to the girls as well as to their families.

Woodmere Shul Gets Post-Sandy Torah Gift from Kansas City

A Woodmere synagogue which lost four Torah scrolls in the chaos of Hurricane Sandy received a gift given in the spirit of Jewish brotherhood and Torah values from their kinsmen in Kansas City.

The Sensitivity Of A Tzaddik

When Yaakov met Rachel at the well, he experienced conflicting emotions. He felt tremendous joy at having finally met his bashert, yet he raised his voice and cried. Rashi explains that he cried because he came empty-handed. He said, “My father’s servant came with ten camels laden with gifts and finery, and I come with empty hands.”

Library of Congress Celebrates 100 Years of Hebraica

A new exhibit at the Library of Congress is celebrating 100 years of Hebraica with its new exhibit, “Words Like Sapphires”.

Gold Buyers Beware: Fraudulent Gold Found in the Marketplace

Word has been spreading that some gold experts have cracked open the gold bars that they bought only to discover tungsten (a metal worth about one-fifth of the value of gold) inside. Since tungsten has a similar density to gold, it’s easy to confuse people, amateurs and experts alike. With bars of gold that weigh ten ounces or more, using regular x-rays to determine the chemical composition of the metal doesn’t work well since the x-rays don’t penetrate deep enough.

People Eat for Free and They Work for Free

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov once revealed what he called a great secret - people eat for free and they work for free. He explained this with the following parable.

The Snake Made Me Do It

If Eve had read www.jewishsexuality.com, she wouldn’t have followed after her eyes and got us all kicked out of the garden. If Adam had read jewishsexuality.com, he wouldn’t have eaten the “apple.” Today, we don’t have to make the same mistakes they did. We have the teachings of the Torah and the advice of the Sages to rely upon. While I won’t quote from the holy Zohar here, for people who enjoy the secrets of Torah, there’s a lot more to the snake than his pretty long tail.

‘Setting Limits’

“Isn’t it ironic that kids whose parents fail to set and enforce limits feel unloved and angry? Although they tend to test and protest, we have learned over and over again that limits are what kids really want. Invariably, when we talk with out-of-control teenagers or adults who were juvenile delinquents and lucky enough to survive, we ask them, ‘If you could go back to when you were a child, what would you change?’ Most of them say something like, ‘I wish my parents had reeled me in when I was a kid. Why didn’t they make me behave?’

Bereishis: Appreciating The Good

Adom HaRishon was given one mitzvah: not to eat from the Eitz HaDas. When he transgressed it, Hashem gave him the opportunity to do teshuvah. Not only did Adom not repent, he played the blame game – “It was that woman that You gave to me. You gave her to me as a helpmate and she turned out to be my ruination.”

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