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Shifting The Oath

One cannot expect the defendant to bring negative proof – that is, proof he does not owe what he denies, because how do you prove what does not exist?

Hadassa Birnbaum: ‘Hand In Hand’

Operating under the umbrella of Esra for administrative help, Hadassa’s group delivers 120 food baskets every month.


How seriously should we take frogs as halakhic authorities? On one level the answer is clear: not at all. Frogs do not have free will, or moral responsibility, and anyone one who thinks this midrash believes otherwise defames Chazal.  Froggish martyrdom cannot teach us proper Jewish behavior, any more than froggish diet can teach us that insects are kosher.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem Pray With Humility – A Lesson From Rav Shteinman,...

When people approached him regarding disputes, he would tell them to concede, saying that no one ever lost by giving in.

‘Many On The Left Know Nothing About Religion’: An Interview with Professor Eunice Pollack

While critiquing Israel isn’t anti-Semitic, attacking it with disproportionate venom – as many regularly do – almost certainly is.

Watch President Trump’s Hanukkah Greetings, Citing Israel’s ‘Miraculous History’

“On this holiday, we are proud to stand with the Jewish people who shine as a light to all nations... also the people of Israel, the Jewish State, which has itself a miraculous history."
The Soul of Israel: Avraham's Journey to Discovering the One God of Israel

The Soul of Israel: Avraham’s Journey to Discovering the One God of Israel [audio]

Today on The Soul of Israel Shlomo Katz and Jeremy Gimpel delve into this week’s Torah portion with insight from some of the most cherished Ancient Jewish sources.

The Power Of Repentance

Mercenary soldiers would enter Jewish homes at will and take everything they could lay their hands on. Anyone who protested was shot.

Q & A: Crownlets In The Torah (Part I)

Question: Why do we find crownlets in the Torah on the letters shin, ayin, tet, nun, zayin, gimmel, and tzaddi? And why only these letters? Avrohom Gruenberg

Tear Down Monuments? Why Not Start With Those Glorifying Palestinian Terrorists!

Palestinian Arabs have their own ideology of hate, one which has led them beyond cartoons, to build monuments dedicated to murderers of unarmed men, women and children, in the name of "resistance"

Title: Strengthen Your Emunah

Here is a text that first and foremost encourages questions and exploration, knowing full well that the Torah does not shy away, and never has, from any challenge that comes its way.

Hating Israel at the Center for Jewish History

There is hardly an organization in the anti-Israel network where Myers hasn’t left his fingerprints.

Arab Hunger Striker Jailed in PA After Criticizing Arrest of Hebron Radio Station Manager

Arab hunger striker Issa Amro also faces 18 charges in Israeli military court related to his activities.

Barcelona French Victim: Israeli Hero Saved my Children

Renaud's eldest son was thrown from his arms at the shock of the hit and was recovered by an anonymous Israeli man who was on the scene.

Palestinians: Destroying the Judiciary

Abbas and his government are quietly and successfully turning the PA into an autocratic one man-show, making it a private Abbas fiefdom. He seeks to fire or appoint PA judges whenever he feels like it. Where is the outcry from the various human rights "authorities"?

Israeli-US Energy Research & Development to Triple

The governments will jointly invest an additional $8 million in energy research and development.

Haifa Chemicals: The Saga Continues with Hearing Set for Tuesday

“Despite the government's decision, Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav decided to prevent the government and the industry from implementing the solution," the company contends.

How to Succeed in the New School Year – For Parents AND Students

Summer is coming to a close and that means, school is about to open. Some tips...

Lost Opportunity

He is not engaging in moral equivalence between good and evil.

Rav Moshe M’Sasov

The woman felt relieved and she departed, thanking him profusely.

To My Torah Mother From Her Torah Daughter

Many months passed and one night the Rebbetzin said something I will never forget. It tipped the scales for me.

‘What’s To Stop Them From Having Intermarriage At The Kotel?’: An interview with Rabbi...

The Reform movement says pluralistic prayer is a Jewish value, but how can they claim to represent Jewish values when they don’t represent Judaism?

Blinded By Suicide Bomber, Israeli Victim Relates Experience to UN Security Council

The family of the terrorist from Maxim's restaurant has earned tens of thousands of dollars in payments for her crime.

Miriam Friedman: Chassidic Matriarch

Matriarch Miriam’s lifespan included the Russian Revolution, the oppression of Soviet Russia, the chaos of post-World War II Europe, and the birth of Chabad Chassidism around the world.

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