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Which Are You?

19 Tishri 5773 – October 5, 2012
I watched them tear a building down; A gang of men in a busy town. With a mighty heave and a lusty yell, They...

Blurred Reality: Muslim Protesters’ Anti-Jewish Slogans

12 Tishri 5773 – September 27, 2012
The media has overlooked Muslim protesters' hypocrisy in protesting what they perceive as slander against them by slandering the Jews.

House Members: Holder and Clinton Considering Release of ‘Blind Sheikh’

5 Tishri 5773 – September 20, 2012
In a strongly worded letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, eight members of congress have demanded that a request to release Omar Abdel-Rahman from federal prison be rejected. Abdel-Rahman, known as the “blind sheikh,” inspired the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and is serving a life sentence for his role in a plot to conduct assassinations and destroy bridges, tunnels and other landmarks in New York City.

Cheeseburgers and T’shuva

26 Elul 5772 – September 13, 2012
Only t’shuva can reconnect the sinner with God. Only t’shuva can restore the harmony between a man’s soul and the world. Only t’shuva can wipe away the sins which prevent a man from being a positive contributor to life.

The Road Paved with iPhones

23 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
There are many Halachic reasons to disqualify a witness. Owning an iPhone is not one of them.

LOL: NFL Fighting Brain Injuries

17 Elul 5772 – September 4, 2012
I recently received this press release from the Department of Defense: Army, NFL Team Up to Fight Traumatic Brain Injury OK, the headline itself is a...

A Modesty Request in Williamsburg – Or Is it?

19 Av 5772 – August 7, 2012
A couple of years ago as I was walking down Williamsburg’s famous shopping district of Lee Street, I recall seeing a sign in one of the stores that had a message written in both Yiddish (Hebrew characters) and English. The English sign said “Closed”. The Yiddish sign said “Offen” – which is Yiddish for “Open”.

Shmuel Hakatan

16 Av 5772 – August 3, 2012
In the days of Shmuel Hakatan a terrible drought held the land in its deadly grip. The wheat withered in the field and the grass dried and died. Day after day, the skies remained leaden and no clouds appeared to bring rain and salvation to the parched land.

Kashrut

Hashem gave the Jewish people the special privilege to keep kashrut. Kashrut is a decree that we just do because God commanded us to; we do not understand why we are doing it. When one keeps kashrut, he only eats pure, fit, and halachically permitted food. Even when one eats non-kosher food unintentionally, the non-kosher food becomes a part of a person and has harmful effects. Hashem is making us keep kashrut because He loves us; Hashem only wants the best for us and our health.

Jewish Tradition and the Secrets of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

15 Sivan 5772 – June 5, 2012
What can explain the "Shades of Grey" phenomenon? Why are so many married women reading about submission in an age of feminine liberation?

Report: Israel Uncovers Terrorist Plot to Abduct Israelis, Hatched in Israeli Prisons

9 Sivan 5772 – May 29, 2012
The revelation is particularly disturbing because Israel recently agreed to ease restrictions on Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails so that they would end their hunger strike. An explicit term of the agreement required the prisoners to sign a pledge forswearing terrorist activity.

Hebron Jew Arrested for Refusing to Sign Own Restraining Order

16 Iyyar 5772 – May 8, 2012
A Hebron resident summoned for routine interrogation was asked to sign a restraining order banning him from Mitzpe Avichai, an outpost of Kiryat Arba-Hebron....

Hollywood to the Holy Land (Part 2)

12 Iyyar 5772 – May 4, 2012
"Dear God," I said. "I don’t know why you have come into my life and done this great miracle for me. But I am certainly grateful, and I would like to make You happy some way in return. Tell me what You want me to do, and I will do it."

Three Females Among IDF Naval Officer Course Graduates

29 Adar 5772 – March 22, 2012
This week the 124th class of IDF Naval Officers, including three women, completed their training and were stationed on deck Israeli Navy vessels. While most IDF women serve only two years, these three officers have already served through the 36-month naval officers' course, as graduates will be required to sign up for at least an extra 16 months.

Jewish Cemetery in Poland Vandalized

26 Adar 5772 – March 20, 2012
The AP reports that last Sunday vandals desecrated a Jewish cemetery in Wysokie Mazowieckie, eastern Poland, spraying swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on tombstones and...

Ahmadinejad’s Sister Lost in Iran Election

10 Adar 5772 – March 4, 2012
CNN reports that Parvin Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President's sister, lost her bid for a seat in the parliamentary elections, which is viewed as a...

Israel in Discussions to Stationing Israeli Air Force Jets on Cyprus

15 Shevat 5772 – February 7, 2012
Relations between Cyprus and Israel have been intensifying since Israel's fallout with its former regional ally and Cyprus' adversary, Turkey.

Report: Bedouin Take 70 Hostages at Sinai Resort

28 Tevet 5772 – January 23, 2012
Incident comes amid growing lawlessness and discontent among Sinai Bedouin

PM Netanyahu to Visit Cyprus in February

24 Tevet 5772 – January 19, 2012
Netanyahu will discuss natural gas, security cooperation.

Yaakov’s Three Lives

11 Tevet 5772 – January 5, 2012
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt”l, notes that Yaakov Avinu’s years can be divided into three periods.

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