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Kissinger Gets Felt Up by the TSA

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger., who's turning 89 this month (may we suggest holiday in Vietnam?), was spotted last Friday at LaGuardia airport in New York, getting routed to the pat-down line while going through security.

My Week with the Israel Defense Forces

Sar-EL, the National Project for Volunteers for Israel, stations volunteers on IDF bases across the country. We work in army uniforms and perform non-combat support duties, working alongside regular soldiers, helping Israel shoulder its defensive burdens.

Demolition Babies

Israeli children playing in the Ulpana Hill neighborhood of Beit El in Judea and Samaria. The Israeli government is looking for ways to sidestep...

Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, 84

Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who was committed to fighting anti-Semitism and fought in Israel's War of Independence, has died. Sassoon died Wednesday in his Los...

NCFJE’s Toys For Children: Bringing Cheer To Those Who Need It Most

Huge plush teddy bears greet me as soon as I walk through the door. Puzzles line the shelves along with boxes of Lego and dress-up clothes. Every few inches another toy. Another game. Another child’s dream.

Daily Midot Program

Our Mission: When it comes to Chesed the Jewish people are at the front of the line. We’ve tackled Chesed and everyone is aware of the unbelievable work and generosity that we are involved in. Now it’s time to take on a new, more difficult challenge: Middot (character trait).

Egypt Sending 2,000 officers into the Sinai, Well Above Treaty Limits, to Fight Rampant...

Egyptian Maj.-Gen. Ahmad Jamal said that Egypt's Interior Ministry decided to send 2,000 officers and soldiers from the Special Forces to the north of Sinai, in order to increase security control of the area. He said the ministry has already sent 150 officers and the rest will be sent soon. The main reason for sending them is to implement security plans, especially plans to protect the natural gas line.

Gila Manolson: A Response to Yitta Halberstam’s Plea to Mothers of Girls in Shidduchim

Don't worry, Yitta, I'm not going to crucify you, as you feared. I actually agreed with the gist of your article, which was obviously heartfelt and well-intended. I just want to point out where you crossed a line...

Lessons in Propaganda: Ha’aretz Bungles Numbers in Effort to Squash ‘Settler’ College

Anyone with a basic knowledge of third-grade math will raise an eyebrow at the mathematical gyrations displayed by the Israeli daily Ha'aretz regarding the efforts to block the certification of Ariel College, located east of the 67 armistice line, as a full-fledged university. The numbers in their report on academicians' objections to the new facility just don't jive.

Since Thursday Kinneret Level Rises 7.9 Inches

Large amounts of water that swept through northern Israel and led to a strong flow of streams have produced exceptionally high figures for the National Lake's level. The Kinneret water is now at about 80 centimeters (31.5 inches) above the "lower red line." While rain may be ceasing soon, the snow thaw is expected to add even more water in the spring.

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities

More Commentary On Bais Yaakov’s High School Education

English-Speakers Laugh At Life in Israel

A new video by a young Israeli from New York earned 57,000 views in two days, taking comedic aim at the life of the average young English-speaking immigrant to Israel.

What’s In A Name? The Status of the Jewish Quarter

In this highly politicized era, where every time Israel begins construction on any part of Jerusalem beyond the 1967 green line, it’s worth asking why the Jewish Quarter has been spared the same level of international criticism.

Israeli Cabinet Approves Construction of Tel Aviv-Eilat Rail Line

The 350-kilometer line is due to shorten travel time to two hours.

UN Security Council Convenes on Syria

Russia resisting resolution that would condemn Bashar al-Assad and demand his resignation.

PM Netanyahu Considering Rail Link For Asia-Europe Trade Route

Netanyahu: "The Eilat Railway will be a passenger railway with a travel time of two hours" from Tel Aviv.

Iran Says Obama Called for Direct Talks in “Red Line” Letter

Iranian lawmaker says threats were accompanied by offer for dialogue.

Iran Confirms Receipt of US Letter Regarding Strait of Hormuz

US government conveyed that closing the Strait would constitute a "red line."

Water Level in Lake Kinneret Rises 11 Centimenters

Heavy rains in Northern Israel help raise Kinneret's water level.

The Match That Set The World Ablaze

Watching people a few hundred feet up in the air, walking or bicycling on a string has always astonished me. Regardless of the science behind it (using a long pole as a means of forcing one's center of gravity onto the string) does nothing to subtract from the magnificence of the act.

Treating Crohn’s With Diet

We have all been raised in a culture which we are taught to believe in the “miracles of modern medicine.”

Major Terror Attack Thwarted at Samaria Military Courthouse

IDF soldiers arrest four Palestinians, armed with pipe bombs, pistol, and a knife, at Salem Crossing near Jenin.

The Power of Sorry

“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Remember that saccharine line from the famous 1970 movie “Love Story?” It sounded icky to us then, and it sounds icky to us now, but since, like us, many of you also came of age under the spell of that cloying mantra, we’d like to set the record straight once and for all: it’s a big fat lie that has nothing whatsoever to do with love.

US Defense Sec: Iran Could Have Nuke in Year or Less

Iran has the capability to produce an atomic bomb within a year, according to US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in an interview on CBS News Monday night.

My Hero

When my big sister was in fifth grade, she came home one day with a new trick. “You take a paper,” she demonstrated, “and you fold it back and forth, like a fan.” She expertly turned and folded, then pinched and held the “fan” in the middle to form a sort of bow.

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