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‘To Be A Bee Or Not To Be, A Bee’

An elderly carpenter was eagerly preparing for retirement. When he informed his employer/contractor of his plans, the employer asked him if he could do him a personal favor and build one more house before he left. After so many years of working together the carpenter felt he could not refuse, and so he begrudgingly agreed. It quickly became apparent that the carpenter’s heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and he used inferior quality materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

Opening Hearts And Winning Over A New Generation: A Profile Of Chazzan Netanel Hershtik

Netanel Hershtik wears many hats but perhaps the one he is best known for is a soft, puffy headpiece known as a mitre, traditionally worn by chazzanim.

UNRWA Gaza Head Blames Anyone but Hamas

UNRWA Gaza chief Robert Turner’s “prescription” for saving Gaza’s Palestinians, set out in an article on the Guardian's Comment is Free site, is based on a severe case of historical myopia. For it’s the one word that Mr. Turner neglected to use in his anti-Israel screed that is in fact behind Gaza’s rapidly devolving state: Hamas.

Road To Recovery

Dear Brocha, Thank you so much for being brave enough to share your story. I am getting chizuk just from reading about your journey. I know my husband and I need to go to a meeting, and we will. Let me tell you my story:

MK Ben Ari: Fire Officer who Ordered Police to Kill Migron Youths (Video)

Police Special Patrol Force officer ordered his subordinates to kill a group of youths who had climbed a rooftop in Ramat Migron.

NY Haredi Rabbis Protest Upcoming Vote on Consent Waivers for Metzitzah B’Peh

Haredi rabbis in New York are accusing the city's Department of Health of "spreading lies" in order to pass a law mandating that parents...

Aryeh Eldad: Migron Expulsion On Sunday Morning

Aryeh Eldad wrote on his Facebook page that from what he knows, the settlement of Migron will be forcibly evacuated by security forces on Sunday morning....

School Supply Lists

While obviously every teacher will have specific items she (or he) wants students to use, we have compiled a general supply list to make your initial shopping trip a little easier.

Mt. Carmel Tunnels to Be Used as Bomb Shelters Should Iran Attack

"No one so far has been able to tell me how much oxygen would be required for, say, 30 or 40 thousand people."

Overregulation: The Problem We Can’t Outproduce

Prosperity has met its match. Regulation will kill prosperity by stealth unless we the people wake up to what’s going on. We are wildly, insanely overregulated today, and if we don’t attack the idea of the regulatory state on those terms – on the premise that regulation itself is mostly a bad thing, and we need far less of it than we have – then we will never recover.

Dear Hillary, What Were You Thinking?!

The State Department wont let the Jerusalem-born children of US parents, to list Jerusalem, ISRAEL on their US passport for fear of upsetting the Arab world, yet you criticize Israel for not allowing Jews freedom of prayer on the Temple Mount?

Israeli Innovation Could Make Water Drinkable in Africa

Desalination plants for the most part are extremely costly for less-developed nations, as they use enormous amounts of electricity and are location-sensitive. But thanks to a recent Israeli discovery, the desalination system may become much more affordable in areas like Africa and the Middle East.

Which Mutual Fund Should You Buy?

There are thousands to choose from… which mutual fund is right for you?

Insider Secrets From A Makeup Artist

As a newly certified makeup artist, I am eager to be able to share all the tips and tricks I’ve learned in beauty school. Truth be told, I’ve been pretty passionate about beauty products since I first laid eyes on a flavored lip-gloss as a preteen. I’ve amassed a sizeable collection of makeup over the years, experimented on many friends, and even earned a Bachelor’s degree in Cosmetics Marketing (as only someone who takes the beauty industry pretty seriously can do!) But despite my years of being involved with beauty products recreationally, training professionally as a makeup artist has taught me certain insider secrets I would have never discovered otherwise.

Israel to Generate 70% of Electricity from Gas by 2016, but Policymakers Lag Behind

Recent news of a massive natural gas well have turned eyes on Israel’s struggle to adopt an energy policy in the wake of its first-time gas wealth. Trying to measure the value of energy independence against short-term profits, Israel has shown that its unexpected blessing comes with a price.

A Biblical Guide To Internet Behavior

The Internet is a medium that has made its way in its short existence all the way to the center of contemporary life. Many of our daily tasks are now tied to it, and will be more so in the future.

Mir Rosh Yeshiva Recovery Just the Beginning of Israel’s Stem Cell Miracles

A generation of students at the Mir Yeshiva give thanks for the miraculous recovery of their Rosh Yeshiva from ALS, courtesy Israeli technology.

Don’t Wait Until You’re 100 to Give Away Your Assets

Since you can’t take it with you, why not give it away with a warm hand?

J.E. Dyer: Tumultus Post-Americanus

The Tumultus Post-Americanus is now well underway. There is no initiative on our collective part – we have done nothing but react in the last three years – and possibly even less appreciation of how the world is changing. The forms of international discourse – the processes of the UN, the G-8 and G-20, the IMF – are being adhered to now because they are a convenience, not because they produce anything useful.

Chabad of North Hollywood Construction Halted by Neighbors

Dozens Sherman Oaks residents are complaining that the new Chabad House on Chandler Boulevard is "just too big for the surrounding blocks of single-family...

How To Cook Without Measuring

There are two primary forms of measuring when it comes to cooking, and our goal is to wean you away from both of them to the greatest extent possible. (There is also a third form of measuring, but doing without it can be risky and, based on my own disaster-stories, I don’t advise it.)

Eruv Drones

An organization in Israel wants to use unmanned aerial vehicles to check the national eruv in problematic spots. The Shabbat Fund has placed a proposal...

Jerusalem Light Show

The fourth annual Jerusalem Festival of Light is running through June 14th in the Old City of Jerusalem. This year the festival has grown...

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