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Financial Report: With Loss of Territory, ISIS Income Steadily Declining

Using the language and tone of a detached financial analysis, the report calmly details the decline of ISIS as if it were just another global conglomerate whose product happens to be murder, rape, torture and theft.

Shiloh Musings: Like The Loss of a Child, The Destruction of a Community A...

Just a couple of months ago, the residents of Amona had been told that they'd still be on the hill, or very close by, and that the government would build them a real community with real houses

Israeli Professor to Lead Int’l Congress on Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

A leading professor at Soroka Medical Center leads a cutting-edge four-day conference set to begin in France on the issue of recurrent pregnancy loss.

69 Years Ago Today: Loss of 35 Fighters Who Could Have Saved Gush Etzion

Had the "Lamed Heh" (35 in Hebrew) made it to the Gush, the entire area south of Jerusalem that ended up under Jordanian occupation for 19 years could have remained intact as part of the new Jewish State.

Count on NY Post Not to Be at Loss for Words on UN Backstabbing

The Post and News vote in favor of Israel, the Times abstains.

15th Anniversary of 9/11: Volunteering to Cope With Loss

For one New Yorker, dealing with his 9/11 loss has manifested itself by helping others.

Total Loss!

Yehuda hit the brakes – but they didn't respond. He veered into the shoulder and crashed into the barrier.

Analysis: Sec. Kerry’s Holocaust Memorial Day Message Minimizes Jewish Loss

Kerry is, in effect, acting as a Holocaust denier, even as he mourns the Holocaust.

Yesh Atid, Revise Your Platform

"We believe that every person in Israel must have their fundamental rights met..." Not applicable to terror victims and their families' fundamental right to justice.

The Refusal To Be Comforted

The deception has taken place. Joseph has been sold into slavery. His brothers have dipped his coat in blood. They bring it back to their father, saying: “Look what we have found. Do you recognize it? Is this your son’s robe or not?” Jacob recognized it and replied, “It is my son’s robe. A wild beast has devoured him. Joseph has been torn to pieces.”

Laptop Liability

"Hi, Levi," said his friend Moshe. "I've got a project to work on for the next two months. By any chance, do you have a spare laptop you're willing to lend for the duration?"

Jewish Toy Store Owner Donates $10,000 Worth of Toys to Sandy Victims

Toys to Discover, a Jewish-owned toy store on 18th Avenue in Borough Park gave away over $10,000 worth of toys to children affected by hurricane Sandy.

The Purpose Of The Melachah

The link between the laws of Shabbat and the Mishkan not only defines the 39 Melachot but also determines the conditions for liability. One of these conditions is intent. The other is purpose.

Hiroshima on My Mind

These “civilians” are not “innocent.”

Melachot And Intent

The juxtaposition in the Torah of the laws of Shabbat and the Mishkan, the Sanctuary, not only serves to identify the 39 melachot prohibited on Shabbat but also determines the conditions that must exist before one can be held liable for performing a melachah. One of these conditions is intent.

Sandy!

Hurricane Sandy ploughed through the eastern seaboard, leaving devastation in its wake: mandated evacuation, flooded houses, power outages, uprooted trees, and smashed cars. The storm also raised serious questions regarded rented properties: Does a tenant have to pay rent for the time his house was affected by the storm?

Are We Better Than The Residents Of Sedom?

We learn in this week’s parshah about the wickedness and demise of the residents of Sedom. Further, we learn from medrashim that the residents of Sedom did not show much hospitality. Similarly, the mishnah in Avos 5:10 says that there are four different types of middos that people live by. The first is one who says, “What is mine is mine and what is yours is yours.” The mishnah says that this is an intermediate middah; others say that this is middas Sedom. Rashi, in Kesubos 103a, says that the people in Sedom would not allow anyone to benefit from their possessions even if it would be of no loss to them.

Israeli Teen’s Organs Save the Lives of Six People

Nine organs donated by the family of a 16 year old Israeli athlete have saved the lives of 6 people, providing some comfort to a family heartbroken by the loss of their son.

Sherri Mandell: The Blessing Of A Broken Heart

How can one fathom the depths of a mother’s pain upon the brutal loss of her child? Sherri Mendell’s first-born son was viciously murdered near their home on May 8, 2001. How does a mother cope with the news that her spirited thirteen-year-old, while hiking in the neighborhood, was bludgeoned to death by rock-yielding Arabs?

Judgment And Reckoning

Question: A basic Jewish belief is that everyone ultimately will be judged. This final judgment is called din v’cheshbon, judgment and reckoning – see Avot 3:1. What is the difference between these two terms? What is din and what is cheshbon?

ZOA Loses Tax Exemption Status, Will Apply for Reinstatement

The Zionist Organization of America has lost its 501(c)3 tax exemption status, due to failure to file tax returns for the last three years.

Samsung to Pay Apple More Than $1 Billion Dollars

A US Jury found Samsung guilty of patent infringment of key features of Apple's iPhone and iPad. The jury awarded Apple over $1 Billion dollars for damages ($1,049,393,540 to be exact). While in the issue of Samsung's claims against Apple, Samsung was awarded nothing.

Title: Explaining Life: The Wisdom of Modern Jewish Poetry, 1960-2010

The poems in this collection, Explaining Life: The Wisdom of Modern Jewish Poetry, 1960-2010 – some written originally in Yiddish and Hebrew – do “pierce the heart,” and educate it as well. These are poems about major issues in daily life – love, loss, alienation, family relationships, the after-effects of war, death and renewal – which help us reflect on how we are living and suggest possible ways to cope with and to improve our lives.

San Diego Jewish Teen Wins Google Science Prize

An eighth-grader from the San Diego Jewish Academy won a science prize at the second annual Google Science Fair competition. Jonah Kohn, 14, won a...

My Zaidy

When I think of how to describe my Zaidy to someone who has never met him, I find myself at a loss. I don’t know how to put my grandfather’s presence into words in a way that will sufficiently describe the picture I have of him in my mind. The fact that my most vivid memories are from when I was quite young make the task no easier. He was, simply, “Zaidy.” Regardless of profession, history or future, he just was.

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