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Hecklers Flee Israeli Speaker at U of Florida

14 Heshvan 5774 – October 18, 2013
"I'm used to sitting in jail cells with serial killers, did they think I would be intimidated by some American college students?" Berko said in a phone interview on Wednesday evening with The Jewish Press.

Yahrzheit Today for Dr. Applebaum and Daughter Nava

14 Elul 5773 – August 19, 2013
A Palestinian Authority suicide bomber ten years ago Monday night, on the Hebrew calendar, exploded his charge and killed seven people, including American Israelis...

Hillel Argentina, Tel Aviv U. Launch Jewish Entrepreneurship Plan

13 Elul 5773 – August 18, 2013
Hillel Argentina and Tel Aviv University are launching an entrepreneurship center and incubator of companies for Jewish entrepreneurs. The companies participating in the program, which...

Will New Hillel Head Honcho Continue Stretching the ‘Big Tent’?

3 Av 5773 – July 10, 2013
Over the decades, Hillel has moved from being "the synagogue on campus" to encouraging Jewish students to experience and define Jewish" in their own way. Is Hillel now also telling students "pro-Israel" means whatever they want it to mean?

Princeton’s Rabbi James Diamond Killed in Traffic Accident

24 Nisan 5773 – April 3, 2013
Rabbi James Diamond, the retired director of Princeton University's Center for Jewish Life, has died in a traffic accident after leaving a breakfast Talmud...

Penn Hillel Provided Platform to Venomous ‘Breaking The Silence’

18 Nisan 5773 – March 29, 2013
The Hillel board was conned into believing that Breaking the Silence was needed to amplify the tintinnabulation of hatred already ringing across U.S. campuses from such groups as the BDS movement and the annual Israel Apartheid Week hate fiestas.

Events In the West

5 Tishri 5773 – September 20, 2012
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Remembering Shabbos

30 Av 5772 – August 17, 2012
How the Sages of the Talmud used to honor Shabbos! Each day of the week was only an introduction to the coming Shabbos and everything was done with an eye towards Shabbos.

PC Just Went a Notch Crazier over Circumcision Petition

27 Tammuz 5772 – July 17, 2012
How our chief editor, who normally wouldn't hurt a fly, managed to offend a lady from Toronto by merely citing a Mishna…

Israeli Vows to ‘Bike for the Fight’ Against Cancer

4 Tammuz 5772 – June 24, 2012
A new initiative – Bike for the Fight – will raise money for the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), a North American organization funding grants to top Israeli cancer researchers and scientific institutions, by biking for three months across the United States.

Israeli Scientist Wins World Food Prize for Drip Irrigation

23 Sivan 5772 – June 13, 2012
An 81 year old Israeli scientist whose revolutionary irrigation methods have saved and improved the lives of millions of people throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America, has received the prestigious World Food Prize, according to an announcement made by the foundation on Tuesday.

Disputing, For God’s Sake

12 Kislev 5772 – December 7, 2011
The twelve-member bipartisan congressional “super committee” on spending cuts formally conceded defeat late last month, after failing to reach common ground on the issues of tax increases and spending cuts.

Give Me A Troika: The Hillel Sandwich

25 Nisan 5771 – April 28, 2011
When fulfilling the commandments God has given us, I often think of dedicated high school athletes who, when their coaches say "Jump!" do not seek an excuse to do less but rather focus on doing what the coach said, and then some.

Torah Made Easy – Just Be A Mentch

12 Tammuz 5770 – June 23, 2010
In my previous column I noted how the great sage Hillel, when asked to teach the entire Torah in the time it took for a man to stand on one leg, stated without hesitation that people should not do to others what they wouldn't want done to them - and that the rest was commentary on that point.

Pesach Wines

1 Nisan 5769 – March 26, 2009
Pesach is a holiday where multiples abound. From the four questions, the 10 plagues and double dipping to the hodgepodge that is charoset or Hillel's famous bitter herb and matzah sandwich, nothing seems to be singular on this holiday. If only our unleavened bread were privy to such excess.

Pesach Wines

Pesach is a holiday where multiples abound. From the four questions, the 10 plagues and double dipping to the hodgepodge that is charoset or Hillel's famous bitter herb and matzah sandwich, nothing seems to be singular on this holiday. If only our unleavened bread were privy to such excess.

Letters To The Editor

28 Nisan 5766 – April 26, 2006
Rush To Judgment? I was disappointed by Dov Hikind's op-ed article on the Boro Park disturbance ("Boro Park's Night of Shame and Disgrace," April...

Q & A: Sinat Chinam Destroyed Our House

6 Elul 5763 – September 3, 2003
QUESTION: Our Sages strongly condemned sinat chinam - yet at times, good resulted from it. For example, when the sons of Yaakov went down to Egypt many years after selling their brother, they were treated royally.Shlomo FeivelsonCoconut Creek, FL

Letters To The Editor

7 Iyyar 5763 – May 9, 2003
A Place At The SederHis Eminence HaRav Mordecai Eliyahu, the former chief rabbi of Israel, has given his blessing to a proposal by Rabbi...

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