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Israel’s Exports to Asia Surpass Exports to US For First Time

The Israel Export Research Institute reported that from October 2011 to January 2012, the US share of Israeli exports had drastically declined as compared to the same period the year before. In contrast, Israel's exports to the Asian market have seen healthy growth, with an increase of 9% over the same period, totaling $3.1 billion.

The Early Jewish Settlement Of Texas

In 1519 Alonso Álvarez de Pineda, Spanish explorer and cartographer, led an expedition into Texas with the goal of finding a passage between the Gulf of Mexico and Asia. He and his men were probably the first Europeans to see the land that became known as Texas.

Abbas: No Progress in Amman

PA president not excluding possibility of additional low-level discussions.

Gilad Shalit Thanks Activists “From the Bottom of My Heart”

“I will be grateful for the rest of my life,” freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit told supporters in a pre-recorded message on Saturday night.

Dreading Democracy In Action

Anticipating with a sense of outright dread the widely expected Republican gains in this week's midterm elections, mainstream media types have been busy tarring Tea Party activists and bemoaning an electorate that would dare even entertain the thought of voting for the Grand Old Party and that failed to appreciate the unparalleled virtues of Barack Obama.

Reframing (continued from October 15, 2010)

In this series we have covered many of the major ways to understand what makes a teenager tick. Now it's time to put all the pieces together and work towards restarting the relationship between you and your teenager.

Israeli Heroes Vs. ‘Destructo Squads’

The May 9-17 AFSI Chizuk mission was another remarkable exploration into the enigmatic world of Israel. In that beautiful country live remarkable Jews who put their lives on the line every day. As Hizbullah in the north, Hamas in the south and the PA's Fatah in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem threaten Israel, the Netanyahu government has the unenviable task of making life and death decisions while contending with pressure from the Obama administration, which seems unwilling or unable to comprehend the dangers.

Condemned to Perish

It was evident, in the years preceding World War II, that humanity had no desire to throw a saving rope to the drowning Jewish people.

Comments on Neuro-Psychological Testing

Dear Ann, Your articles on the Neuro-Psychological Testing were right on (October 8-22). My husband underwent testing twice and your articles explained it things exactly the way they were. Besides the test, we also tried therapy.

Joshua Bell To Perform Benefit Concerts In Poland

The Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews announced that it has signed world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell to perform two concerts in Poland.

Charity, Support And Some Hoops

Many organizations and charities hold various events to help raise needed funds to continue their operations. Typical fundraisers include benefit dinners, Chinese auctions, and raffles - all worthy and enjoyable affairs. But few organizations have sponsored an inventive activity such as the one by Migdal Ohr Educational Center, Israel's largest orphanage, founded by Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman. In October 2007, the organization held a basketball game between the New York Knicks and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv.

Charity, Support And Some Hoops

Many organizations and charities hold various events to help raise needed funds to continue their operations. Typical fundraisers include benefit dinners, Chinese auctions, and raffles - all worthy and enjoyable affairs. But few organizations have sponsored an inventive activity such as the one by Migdal Ohr Educational Center, Israel's largest orphanage, founded by Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman. In October 2007, the organization held a basketball game between the New York Knicks and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv.

Tefillin And Teacher

The time was 6:03 a.m., and I was already late for shul. My father had passed away in October of 2008, and I was saying Kaddish for him. Morning prayers began at 6 o'clock. I had to be there within four minutes or miss the rabbinic Kaddish. To worsen matters, I hadn't taken my 3 a.m. Parkinson's medications on time, and I had begun to feel a rise in what I call my "trembling index."

The Lingering Intoxication

No doubt there were some well-meaning consumers of news who labored under the naïve illusion that the mainstream media would become just a wee bit more objective in its coverage of Barack Obama once their anointed one won the White House.

A Resounding YES For The Dream Team

Electrifying, inspirational, and uplifting are some of the words used to describe the unique concert that took place on Sunday evening, October 26, in the Rose Theater of The Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Could This Possibly Be True? Time To Get Frightened

Since the news broke more than a week ago about the arrest by the FBI of a frum, heimishe man in my hometown of Monsey for allegedly doing unspeakable things repeatedly to a girl/young woman closely related to him over a period of many years and spanning three countries, people have been asking me the same question again and again - "Could this possibly be true?"

And The Losers Are…

The Media Research Center dispensed its 2008 DisHonors Awards last week in Washington. Needless to say, the “honorees” – those whom a panel of 16 media observers deemed the country’s “Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters” – were not on hand to accept accolades from presenters such as columnists Cal Thomas and Ann Coulter and radio host Mark Levin. The winners were selected by a panel of 16 media observers including Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham and Steve Forbes.

Giants Of Journalism

The Media Research Center is out with its annual “Best Notable Quotables” awards for the most biased – or just plain idiotic – statements, observations and questions to come out of the mouths of media people in the 12-month period from December 2006 through November 2007. For the complete list by category, as well as the Quote of the Year, visit www.mrc.org.

Columbus Day 1892 And The Jews Of New York

From these headlines it is clear that the 400th anniversary of Columbus discovering the New World was cause for great celebration by New York Jewry.

Parshat Vayeitzei

October 1962 was almost the end of the world. For 13 days the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war.

Parshat Vayeitzei

October 1962 was almost the end of the world. For 13 days the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war.

Golden Oldie

Next week the Monitor will examine aspects of the media coverage of Israel’s war on Hizbullah. This week, we take a stroll down memory lane, revisiting an early Monitor column from October 1998 (yes, the Monitor’s been around for nearly eight years now). The piece was titled “The Times Reverts To Old Hab-its,” and its conclusions should be kept in mind as one reads the paper’s editorials on the current fighting:

Requesting – “One Thing I Ask”

Seth Nadel is active - so much so that his guitar playing can be called "kinetic music," to borrow Agam's term.

‘Fine Foods From Israel’ Campaign Sees U.S. Imports Rise 60% In 2004

More than 40 different Israeli food and beverage companies, representing hundreds of products were on exhibit at the 2004 KosherFest show.

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