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‘Mystery Rabbi’ Sues Rapper ‘Ice Cube’ for $2 Million for Assault

The "rabbi "may be a "reverend" who allegedly was not revered by Ice Cube's bullies.

Shavuot: The Scandalous Backstory of Ruth & Boaz

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A Night of Revelation and the Musical Spirit of Israel

Why does Shavuot (Festival of Weeks or Pentecost) have so many themes running through it? Agriculture, Mount Sinai, the Ten Commandments, the Book of Ruth, King David, the Baal Shem Tov, the consumption of dairy products and more all come together on this holiday, that begins Saturday night. Yishai is joined in-studio by Rabbi Mike Feuer to make sense of it all, ahead of the great "revelation." Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Nachman and Sruli -- the Solomon Brothers -- who created their own band of bluegrass music, infused with spiritualism and folk rock, influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Their special blend of music has gained them numerous TV appearances and rave reviews. Their live performance at VOI will blow you away.

Rivlin Tells Bnei Akiva, ‘We Must Not Let This Happen Again’

Israeli Pres. Rivlin expresses deep concern after vandals torch a Bnei Akiva building and synagogue in northern Israel.

Pres. Rivlin Receives ‘First Fruits of the Field’ for Shavuot

Israel's farmers brought the first fruits of the field to Pres. Reuven Rivlin and his wife Nechama on this eve of Shavuoth.

Rav Bina’s Shavuot Message

Rav Bina's Shavuot message and an update on his grandson who was injured in a terror attack.

How to BBQ for Shavuos

Throw something from a cow onto the fire...

Shavuot: Celebrating Torah, Harvest & The Book of Ruth

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Shavuos: Hip-Hop Style

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From Rescue by Kindertransport to Fighting Nazis, and the Jewish-Israeli Holiday Relationship

Yishai is joined in-studio by Walter Bingham, 91 -- rescued from the Nazis as a Polish child on the Kindertransport and ended up fighting against them with the British -- shares his memories of Kristallnacht and of facing the German Foreign Minister who was first to hang at Nuremberg. Then, VOI Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan joins Yishai in-studio to discuss the relationship between the Jewish holidays established in the past and the new holidays born in the modern era of Jewish statehood. They point out that Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, Israel Independence Day and Jerusalem Day all are marked during the "counting of the Omer" -- the 50 days between Passover and Shavuot (Pentecost).

Rolling Stones into Shavuot

In contrast to the hate-filled stones thrown by Arabs, Jews threw non-physical ‘stones’ of love.

Shavuos Tips From Tanya

If you’re going to have it, make it worth it!

The Link Between Bamidbar And Shavuot

Evaluating forces us to consider the gift of every moment we have.

The Lessons Of Sefirat Ha’Omer

The Omer period is the ultimate completion of the completion, the holiest of the holiest.

Rosh Hashanah 2013 – Pain or pleasure?

Zechariah was ready to scrap all the sad fast days and turn them into joyful celebrations.

The Deeper Meanings of Shavuot

Shavuot reflects the centrality of 'seven' in Judaism.

Highway Construction Uncovers Spectacular 1500-Year-old Mosaic

The most unexpected benefits from extending Israel’s north-south superhighway has been a wealth of archaeological discoveries, the latest being a spectacular mosaic from the 4th-6th centuries.

Graffiti at Yale Threatens Arson Attack on School’s Jewish Center

Graffiti scrawled in a bathroom in a Yale University science building threatened an arson attack on the Slifka Center for Jewish Life on the...

Anglos Lead Tel Aviv’s Return to Tradition

For many Tel Avivians, this past Shavuot seemed different. More than just another day to hit the beaches, and maybe indulge in some cheesecake, Israel's "White City" was dotted with groups celebrating the religious and spiritual aspect of the seminal holiday.

Jewish Press Radio with Yishai Fleisher: From Shavuot to Asifa

For the first segment of this week's Jewish Press Radio show, hosts Yishai and Malkah Fleisher talk about Shavuot and Jerusalem and the role and future of the Internet in the Jewish world.

Yoram Ettinger: Shavuot Guide for the Perplexed

Shavuot is the holiday of the Torah, which impacted the US Constitution in particular and the state of Western morality, liberty, and democracy in general. Shavuot is celebrated by decorating homes and houses of worship with Land of Israel-related fruit, vegetables, herb and flowers, demonstrating the indigenous connection between the Torah of Israel, the People of Israel, and the Land of Israel.

Chabad Sends Camouflaged Torahs, Cheesecakes, to Soldiers Overseas

The Aleph Institute, a Chabad-Lubavitch organization catering to the needs of Jewish soldiers and their families, is helping servicemen celebrate the upcoming holiday of Shavuot with 1,000 special military edition Torah books, according to a report on Chabad.org.

Artifact Found in Time for Shavuot Proves Bethlehem Existed During First Temple

Israel Antiquities Authority and the Ir David Foundation announced that a clay seal was discovered bearing the name of the city of Bethlehem, evidence that the city existed during the period of the First Temple in Jerusalem. The find coincides with the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, during which time Jews from around the world focus on the story of the biblical figure Ruth, set in the city of Bethlehem.

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