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EU Condemns Israel For Returning Property to Owners, Evicting Squatters

The European Union on Saturday condemned the eviction of Arab squatters from a house in Beit Hanina on Wednesday, despite an eight-year court case proving that the land they occupied belonged to Jews. One squatter family left voluntarily, one refused, was evicted by police.

Tales of Rachel’s Tomb, a Strange Fire, the Golden Graft, the True Foundation

From rallying Rachel's children to reclaim their identity and holy roots, to purchasing and delivering a Sefer Torah to the empty un-walled streets in front of Rachel's Tomb, to petitioning to have regular scheduled trips of Egged buses eight times daily, Rachel's Children Reclamation Foundation now finds itself in a dilemma: whether to be silent like Rachel or cry like Rachel.

Hebron Jews Appeal on Behalf of Arab Seller of Machpela House, Sentenced to Death...

Jewish leaders in Hebron have called for international intervention to help the Palestinian man sentenced to death for selling a home near the Cave...

Who’s Watching Anyway? (Me’ilah 2b, 9a)

If you pay only $5 or if you creep back, retrieve your $10 bill and make off with the money and the flowers. Doing that would be a breach of trust.

More On Temurah (Temurah 2,3 and 9)

The act of temurah, consecrating another animal in place of an already consecrated animal, incurs the punishment of malkot - lashes. This is somewhat surprising. There is a halachic rule that a prohibition that does not involve an overt act does not incur the punishment of malkot – “lav she’einbBo ma’aseh, ein lokin alav.” Why then does a person incur malkot?

Knesset Event Spotlights plight of Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

The Knesset conference on Compensation for Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries, hosted by MK Nissim Zeev (Shas), raised the profile of his cause and...

Poland to Toughen Stance on Returning Communal Jewish Property

Warsaw is moving the discussion over the transfer of possession to original owners to the courts.

Claims Conference Chairman Julius Berman Sees New Era In Holocaust Restitution

“We feel that this is a critical moment in the history of property restitution,” Julius Berman, chairman of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, told The Jewish Press last week, after returning from a weeklong trip to Europe.

Man Faces Charges in Death of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro

Phoenix police Tuesday arrested five people in the shocking deaths of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro, who were found tied up and burned beyond recognition.

Israel, Vatican Reach Agreement on Sovereignty Issues

The agreement was the culmination of almost two decades of negotiations between Israel and the Vatican.

Torah Academy Of Boca Raton To Purchase New Campus

Last week, Torah Academy of Boca Raton announced its intent to purchase a 2.5 acre campus just 300 yards from the current facility.

You Just Might Be An ‘Occupier’

Many of us are scratching our heads trying to make sense of the Occupy Wall Street movement and its sundry clones around the world.

Did Avraham Own The Land Yet?

In this weeks parshah we read about Avraham’s purchase of Me’aras HaMachpelah. Prior to any negotiations Avraham said to the bnei Cheis, “Ger v’soshav anochi…” – I am a stranger and a resident… (Bereishis 23:4).

The Foiling Of Another Islamic Attempt To Claim Jerusalem

The Islamic Waqf rests not in its efforts to rub out all Jewish connections to Jerusalem - so how can we even consider relaxing our efforts to keep the Holy City Jewish?

Poland Must Return Nazi-Confiscated Properties

My childhood was full of magical, well-known tales about characters like Tevye the Milkman, as well as tales of love and joy and everyday life in the shtetls of Poland, told with warmth and wit by my grandparents.

You Just Might Be An Israeli Left-Wing Fascist…

Back in 2003 I wrote an op-ed for The Jewish Press titled "You Just Might Be an Assimilated Jewish Liberal," based standup comic Jeff Foxworthy's "You just might be a redneck" routine. It's time to revisit that theme, focusing on Israeli leftists rather than American liberals.

Title: Rabbi Meir Kahane – His Life and Thought – Volume One: 1932-1975 (Hebrew...

Anyone reading this well-researched and objective biography (just translated into Hebrew) has to be struck by how the focus of Rabbi Meir Kahane's life was on promoting Jewish identity, pride, values, knowledge, and even music, and how minimal a role that actual violence played even in the "militant" Jewish Defense League. Even the limited violence was for deterrence and limited primarily to property damages.

Title: Rabbi Meir Kahane – His Life and Thought – Volume One: 1932-1975 (Hebrew...

Anyone reading this well-researched and objective biography (just translated into Hebrew) has to be struck by how the focus of Rabbi Meir Kahane's life was on promoting Jewish identity, pride, values, knowledge, and even music, and how minimal a role that actual violence played even in the "militant" Jewish Defense League. Even the limited violence was for deterrence and limited primarily to property damages.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

      In the coming months Hamas will likely find itself increasingly under assault both politically and military, including having to endure another large-scale Israeli...

A Torah Perspective On Educating Our Children About Sexuality (Part VIII)

Over the past few weeks we have been focusing on how necessary it is, especially today, that parents take an active role in teaching their children the Torah’s view on sexuality and modesty. We have pointed out how important it is that first images to fill a child’s mind in regards to these concepts be appropriate ones.

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