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Arabs Desecrate Temple Mount With Violence Again

19 Tishri 5773 – October 5, 2012
Arabs continue to escalate their violence on Har Habayit, as hundreds stoned police officers on the holy site.

Bomb Hits Swedish Jewish Community

12 Tishri 5773 – September 28, 2012
Yet another explosion rocks Malmo Sweden, this one targeting the Jewish Community directly.

Incoming Fire on the Northern Border

12 Tishri 5773 – September 27, 2012
In the past hour, mortar fire erupted on Israel's northern border, causing explosions in what appear, for now, to be open fields. No injuries, but some property damage that's not yet detailed in the news here. It's reported that the fire is a kind of spillover from the barbarism unfolding over the past year inside Syria: the source is believed to be forces of the Syrian army "engaged" - as the journalists like to put it - with rebel forces near Syria's border with Israel.

Icelanders Ready for Yom Kippur

9 Tishri 5773 – September 25, 2012
Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students are on the ground in Iceland finishing up preparations for one of the northernmost celebrations of Yom Kippur in the world....

Goodbye World, I’m Off to the Mountains!

8 Tishri 5773 – September 23, 2012
Rabbi Kook’s advice is to set out correcting the transgressions of the past which are within the person’s reach to correct. This will set into motion a snowball of t’shuva whose inner force will lead him to correct matters more and more difficult, until he succeeds in redressing all wrongs.

Jews Less than 0.2% of World Population

5 Tishri 5773 – September 20, 2012
According to a study by Hebrew University’s Professor Sergio DellaPergola, the global Jewish population reached 13.75 million in the past year, with an increase of 88,000 people. Israel’s Maariv newspaper published excerpts of the study last week, reporting that one out of every 514 people in the world is Jewish, less than 0.2 percent of mankind.

IDF Thwarts Attack on Israel’s Home Front

IDF – Israel Securities Authority target terrorists affiliated with the Defenders of al-Aqsa in the Gaza Strip who were in the final stages of planning another attack against Israeli civilians

Marvel Comics Suing Kippa Man

29 Elul 5772 – September 16, 2012
Avi Binyamin, who owns the Kippa Man store on Jerusalem's Ben-Yehuda Street, is being sued by Marvel Comics for nearly $25,700 for selling yarmulkes...

Fit And Trim

28 Elul 5772 – September 14, 2012
Dear Tanya, There are some diet delivery services that are kosher. Do you recommend I try them? In the past, one of the reasons I had a hard time sticking to a diet was because I hate preparing for myself, and when life gets hectic I just don’t have the time.

Police Arrest and Release 2 New Taxi Firebomb Suspects

Police stopped a car in Gush Etzion and arrested two brothers 17 and 13 and took them to the Maaleh Adumim station. They were...

Israel Won’t Attack

26 Elul 5772 – September 13, 2012
Somehow, the common question in Israel today is whether the prime minister has the right to decide to attack Iran. “He has the chutzpah to think that he can decide,” former Supreme Court justice Eliyahu Winograd more or less pontificated, capturing all of the major news outlets’ headlines.

The Democratic Party And Jerusalem: Another Amendment Required

26 Elul 5772 – September 12, 2012
Once again we see that no matter what happens, Yerushalayim keeps popping up in the center of world events. Just last week, the Democratic Party was innocently preparing the re-election bid of the incumbent leader of the free world, when it abruptly found itself having to deal with a major brouhaha concerning its omission of Jerusalem from its platform – and an even larger commotion when it put it back in.

An Eis La’asos – The Time is Ripe

25 Elul 5772 – September 11, 2012
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, the former president of the Union of Reform Judaism, has argued that the reform movement should look to Orthodox Judaism for guidance. Harry Maryles argues that this provides an important kiruv opportunity.

Study: Jewish Population Shrinking Outside Israel

22 Elul 5772 – September 9, 2012
The global Jewish population grew by more than 88,000 people over the past year, and now stands at 13.75 million, according to a new study published y Professor Sergio DellaPergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Chabad Buys Manhattan Building for $42 Million

22 Elul 5772 – September 8, 2012
Chabad said it had been renting the 12-story, 60,000-sq.-ft. building at 509 Fifth Avenue for the past 16 years, before it bought it on...

Reservoir as Metaphor for Revelation

20 Elul 5772 – September 7, 2012
Israeli archaeologist Eli Shukron is seen going down a ladder at the excavation site of a water reservoir dating back to the First Temple...

Jerusalem, Washington, And The Iranian Question

20 Elul 5772 – September 6, 2012
The Jewish people have had bitter experience in recent decades with enemies who repeatedly vow to destroy them. Despite this, here are some of the arguments being presented as to why Israel should not attack Iran:

Why I Believe…

18 Elul 5772 – September 5, 2012
Some might call this Emunah Peshuta – simple belief. Perhaps. But it is not blind belief. I am not a blind believer. However, I can understand why someone would call my belief in the truth of Judaism blind.

Tishrei: A Time to Examine Your Deeds and Your Portfolio

17 Elul 5772 – September 4, 2012
Spiritual accounting is similar to the financial accounting. In order to be an effective investor, it’s a good idea to sit down once a year with your financial adviser and ask a few questions.

Learning As I Teach

14 Elul 5772 – August 31, 2012
This was my first teaching job. I was standing in front of a classroom of eighteen delightful third graders. I had tutored and taught small groups of children over the years but this was my very own class. I could barely believe it. I was all of nineteen years old and I was so nervous. My stomach hurt and I hardly slept the night before the start of the school year. Eighteen pairs of sweet, adorable eyes followed my every move, every day.

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