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The Rachmastrivker Rebbe’s Kiddush Levana

Just as the moon illuminates the night's darkness, so do the people of Israel illuminate the brutish and dark humanity with the light of God.

Israel Police Remove Spray-Painted Arab Nationalist Graffiti from the Temple Mount

"We still demand to know how many are responsible for the spraying and whether they were caught."

Drone Video of Reb Shlomo Carlebach’s Chassidim Commemorating his Yahrzeit at his Gravesite

We miss him today more than ever before, in our era of strife and war among brothers.

Los Angeles Holocaust Museum Secures $2.5 Million in New State Funding

“Museum space is at capacity, particularly during school hours, and requests for student tours and public workshops continue to increase,” said Holocaust Museum LA CEO Beth Kean.

Both Ben-Gvir & Meretz Condemn Bennett’s Area C Housing Plan – for Opposite Reasons

Of the housing units that will be approved in the Jewish settlements only 1,800 will receive the final approval.

Google Maps Removes ‘Apartheid Wall’ Label from Security Barrier Near Jerusalem

While it remains unclear how it came about, the company called it “inappropriate” and removed the words after being alerted by JNS.

Progressive Climate Activists Cause Outrage Over Call to Ban ‘Zionist groups’ from Voting Rights Rally

Sunrise DC also urged Declaration for American Democracy to remove three Jewish organizations from its member list, believing “Zionism is incompatible with statehood and political sovereignty.”

American Express (AMEX) Credit Card Systems Down

AMEX credit service systems were reported down in multiple locations; cards were declined at point-of-purchase, online and by phone.

Bennett to Meet Putin on Friday for Quick Meeting in Sochi

In advance of the meeting, Israeli officials decided to allow Russia visitors to enter Israel if they have received Russia’s Sputnik vaccine to fight COVID-19.

No COVID-19 Vaccine? NoTest for Israeli Driver’s License

A series of at least 28 driving lessons, taken with a certified driving school or driving instructor, are required to take the test.

FDA: Okay to Mix and Match COVID-19 Booster Shots

Federal regulators also plan to meet next month to discuss the safety and effectiveness of low-dose vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11.

Afghanistan Lost, Values Vanquished

Afghanistan has been lost, mainly because we abandoned our values. If the US can so easily abandon theirs, it does not portend well for Israel.

U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem – the Bottom Line

If Israel formally refused to give its consent to the decision to open the consulate and the Biden administration went ahead with its implementation, nonetheless, it would put the United States in a position of flagrant violation of the relevant international convention dealing with consular relations between states.

People Don’t Look And People Don’t Think

Interestingly, Rooney’s last novel was published by a Chinese State-approved publishing house. Hmm! One million Muslim Chinese in concentration camps doesn’t seem to trouble Ms. Rooney in the slightest.

Into the Fray: Arab Violence: Root Causes and Red Herrings

If difficult socioeconomic conditions in the haredi community have not produced the rampant crime that afflicts Arab society, why should poverty be assumed to be the culprit among Israel’s Arab citizens?

Rabbi Dr. Tendler’s Greatest Influence: The Unified Truth Of Torah And Science

Certainly, one could debate the halachic consequences of these scientific fact, but never their undergirded truth.

To The Edge And Back: An Interview with Author Michael Tobin

We felt that to discover ourselves we had to leave home, our families, our attachments to our professions. Like Avraham Avinu leaving his birthplace … almost erasing personal history in order to really discover oneself.
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Abraham’s Hardest Decision

The foundational stories of Bereishit-Genesis are the building blocks of civilization! Rabbi Yishai is rejoined by Rav Mike Feuer to discuss Abraham's prayer for Sodom, and the huge test of Isaac's Binding. Then, former Congressman Robert Pittenger on the shocking Jihadist murder of pro-Israel British MP Sir David Amess.

The Problem With ‘Trying’

Rebbe Nachman is telling us that we can overcome any obstacle we face if we really want to. The lie of the yetzer hara is to tell us we can't.

The Revolution That Began With The Akeida

The test was not whether Abraham would sacrifice his son but whether he would give him over to G-d.

Exercise On Shabbat

It is permitted to engage in routine activities or movements even if one’s intention might be for the exercise.

A Word By Any Other Name

Rabbi Shlomo Zalman of Hanau writes that the word teivah means "box, chest" and refers to the written word because books that contain written words are stored in a teivah.

Is It Proper Not To Love One’s Spouse?

Obviously, it is at least a Rabbinic mandate to love one's spouse in addition to the love one must have for every other Jew.

‘I Repaid Already!’

"To be honest, I don't remember clearly," replied Mr. Silver. "We did discuss repaying, but I don't remember whether in the end Mr. Kaplan paid. I assume, though, that since I didn't return the loan document to him, the loan was not paid, but cannot say for sure."

The Message Of Tefillin – For Old And Young

When a Jew of any age or condition begins his day with tefillin, he takes the two most important forces in life and points them in the right direction.

Avraham and Sarah’s ‘Debate’

If we are expected to pray for someone and we neglect to do so, we are robbing them of something that is rightfully theirs.

Creating Profiles

When judging others, Avraham Avinu did not compare the status of the tzaddik to himself. Rather, he expanded the definition of a tzaddik.

Torah Shorts: Parshat Vayera: Naturally Beyond Nature

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. -Francis Bacon

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