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How to Give

26 Av 5773 – August 1, 2013
These stories all have to do with the mitzvah of tzedakah whose source is in this week’s parshah.

Rama Burshtein: A Window Into Her World

23 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
“Fill the Void” is the title of Rama Burshtein’s film that played to critical acclaim at the recent Toronto International Film Festival and earned seven Ophir Awards -- the Israeli Oscars -- including one for best film and best director, and has become Israel’s entry into the 2012 Oscars' foreign language category.

From the NFL to Judaism and Israel

19 Kislev 5773 – December 3, 2012
Yishai and Malkah introduce Yosef and Emuna Murray, recent converts visiting Jerusalem. The Murrays present their story and how they came to embrace Judaism.

A Lie Once Told…

19 Kislev 5773 – December 2, 2012
The picture isn't from Gaza. The blood wasn't from his brother. The Israelis weren't involved.

Times Square Screening of New Documentary on Theresienstadt

16 Kislev 5773 – November 30, 2012
The premier screening of the new documentary, “The Resort,” hosted by the World Forum of Russian Jewry (WFRJ) took place Wednesday evening, November 28,...

Arafat to be Exhumed Today

13 Kislev 5773 – November 27, 2012
As reported in JewishPress.com, the process of exhuming Yasser Arafat's body is to be completed today. Palestinian's believe that Arafat was poisoned with radiation, by...

The Doll’s Tale

9 Kislev 5773 – November 22, 2012
Dear Readers: The following short story is fictitious, but the situation of Jewish children during the Holocaust being raised by gentile families or in Catholic convents and orphanages is not. While some were re-united with family members who survived the death camps – many were not, and remain lost both physically and religiously. This story is in memory of all the lost children. May they be reunited with their families with the coming of Moshiach.

Calendar Of Events

8 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
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How to Keep Up School Spirit!

2 Kislev 5773 – November 15, 2012
My oldest daughter loves school. In fact, over the long holiday break, whenever her school was mentioned, she would say in a little sad...

3 Confirmed dead in Kiryat Melachi. Missiles still falling.

8:52 AM There are 3 confirmed dead in the rocket strike in Kiryat Melachi, and a baby is injured, in moderate condition. The rocket hit...

Light In The Face Of Darkness

1 Kislev 5773 – November 14, 2012
As I write these words I am still in my new adopted home. Originally I came to my wonderful friends’ warm apartment with the intention of staying just overnight and I did not even bother packing. My children kept pressuring me – “Ima, you have to go!”

The Petraeus Conundrum

There are some fascinating questions that come to mind regarding the current controversy concerning Gen. David Petraeus, and in the coming weeks and months many of the blanks will doubtless be filled in. To be sure, the personal dimension to the story will continue to draw much attention – infidelity and personal failure in high places will always have a certain allure. But there are some serious public issues involved that we hope will be pursued.

The Chesed of Satmar and of the American People

27 Heshvan 5773 – November 11, 2012
There’s a story on a website called Behadrey Haredim (in the rooms of Charedim). This Hebrew language - Israeli based website is now available in English. It tells of how Satmar Chasidim, at the behest of their Rebbe have pulled out all the stops to help fellow Jews in neighborhoods such as Far Rockaway and Bayswater that were suffering the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Title: Alone in Africa

25 Heshvan 5773 – November 9, 2012
Alone in Africa, by Avigail Sharer, is an original adventure story about three siblings named Nesanel, Penina and Chezky Feiner, who are, well, alone in Africa. Except they aren't entirely alone – they have animals and two battling African tribes to keep them company.

Yad Hashem – Shown With A Foot!

As the expression goes, “Hashem fir zich der velt” – Hashem orchestrates all the events that occur in the world. Most of what Hashem does is hidden from us. However, on occasion something happens in such an open way, one would have to be totally oblivious to the world around him to not see the powerful display of Yad of Hashem.

Can an Orthodox Jewish Woman Have it All?

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
As I began reading an article in the Forward by Aurora Mendelsohn about whether a Jewish woman can have it all (meaning a career and an observant family) I received a call from my daughter about an article in the Chicago Tribune about one woman who does have it all.

Parshat Chayei Sarah

In his book, Thirteen Days (1968), Robert Kennedy publicized the inner workings of the Kennedy White House during the terrible days of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He described how the President’s special advisory group, known as ExComm, debated the options available to defuse the crisis in light of the intelligence presented to them.

Obama Administration Secret Talks with Iran Confirmed

22 Heshvan 5773 – November 6, 2012
The story was broken by Alex Fishman, defense correspondent of Yediot Aharnot, Israel’s largest newspaper. Fishman is considered to be a reliable reporter with good sources in the Israeli government.

Locked Up Children: An Example of Anti-Israel Media Bias

21 Heshvan 5773 – November 5, 2012
On June 27, Honest Reporting revealed The Independent‘s use of the following photo to illustrate a particularly critical story on the Israeli treatment of Palestinian child detainees.

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