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Trump Declares It Is Time to Recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights

"After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!"

Bennett to Skip AIPAC Conference

This might be a good place to note that Naftali Bennett is Israel's Minister for Diaspora Affairs. We think AIPAC's got a whole lot of Diaspora under its belt.

Kahlon’s Bright Approach to Cutting the Burgeoning Deficit: Tax the Tourists

Hey, maybe they could send Shin Bet agents to rob tourists' of their cash, watches and jewelry, that could bring down that deficit real good.

IDF Soldier Opened Fire at Arab Stone Throwers Near Efrat

The IDF said they are opening an investigation into the incident.

Netanyahu to Meet Trump at White House on Monday

Secretary of State Pompeo met with Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem a few hours before the start of the Purim holiday.

Netanyahu’s Purim Election Ad

Netanyahu goes to a Purim party, costumed as... himself.

Iran Denies it Hacked Gantz’s Phone

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed the claim, describing the allegation as part of “Tel Aviv’s Iranophobia campaign.”

Medical Condition Improves for IDF Soldier Injured in Deadly Ariel Junction Attack

Doctors at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah report that Alexander Dvorsky is fully conscious and breathing on his own.

Triumph Among the Vines

Like Esther before her, Tura Winery co-owner Vered Ben Sa’adon is a modern-day example of a strong woman advocating for her people.

Ya’alon: Netanyahu Should Be Tried for Treason over Submarine Deals

The Likud would rather not confront Ya'alon, who has been on the record from the start against purchasing that extra submarine.

African Bishop: ‘Africa Stands for Israel, They Both Need Each Other’

“The Land of Israel legally belongs to the Indigenous Jewish Community,” said Bishop Scott Mwanza

Amalek And Esther – In 2019

Just as we now see that the Democrats can’t be relied upon, we shouldn’t delude ourselves into believing that since “we have a sister in the royal palace” – after all, Ivanka and Jared have the king’s ear – everything’s going to be fine and Trump will always do what’s best for Israel.

We Need More Jewish Power, Not Less

History has proven that Jews need more power and influence than other groups to secure their safety. During the 1930s and early 1940s, Jews had morality on their side, but they lacked the power and influence to save six million of their brothers and sisters from systematic murder.

The Deceiver’s Disciple

And here is the tactic. While Omar attempts to delegitimize the Jewish community’s allegiance to America, and her coreligionists work to delegitimize the Jewish bond to Israel (even to destroying holy relics dating back 3,000 years), she hides her own history and failings, that she will never assimilate, is not to be trusted, and will work to delegitimize our Constitution with sharia.

Omar and the Congressional Black Caucus’ anti-Semitism Problem

The problem of Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism and the CBC’s defense of it is rooted in a larger dynamic of Marxism and Islamism, of black nationalism and terrorism, that has larger implications not just for the Jews, but for Christians, and for Americans, Africans and people around the world.

Middle East Reality and the Palestinian Issue

Middle East policy, in general, and peace initiatives, in particular, must adhere to Middle East reality, as violently unpredictable, complicated and frustrating as it is. They must overcome the well-intentioned temptation of oversimplification, wishful-thinking, misperceptions and short-term gratification, which doomed to failure all previous US, European and international peace initiatives.

The Magical Power of ‘If I Have Found Favor in your Eyes’

In the phrase I appear to be passive, but a deeper examination reveals that I am the active component: it is my active seeking of your grace that ingratiates me in you.
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If For Such a Time As This

First, why is salt kosher in the Temple sacrifices, while honey is not? Then, Esther's death-defying march into the King's inner-chamber! Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to discuss the didactic details of offerings, and the heart of Jewish courage. Then, Malkah Fleisher on alternative Mishloach Manot and on American recognition of the Golan Heights.

Are We Really Supposed To Drink On Purim?

The Orchos Chayim... writes that full inebriation is certainly prohibited, "and there is no greater sin, as it leads to sexual impropriety, bloodshed, and other sins."

The Magical Power of ‘If I Have Found Favor in your Eyes’

In the phrase I appear to be passive, but a deeper examination reveals that I am the active component: it is my active seeking of your grace that ingratiates me in you.

Fish And Twins

Why is Purim the only holiday that was established on two different dates depending on where one lives?

The Pursuit Of Meaning

From the perspective of eternity we may sometimes be overwhelmed by a sense of our own insignificance. We are no more than a speck of dust on the surface of infinity. Yet we are here because G-d wanted us to be, because there is a task He wants us to perform. The search for meaning is the quest for this task.

We Dare Not Fool Ourselves

When giving Moshe Rabbeinu the mitzvah of machzis hashekel, Hashem showed him a coin of fire. Was the Almighty possibly warning us to handle financial matters as cautiously as we would a burning flame?

On Jewish Character

There is a fascinating feature of the geography of the land of Israel. It contains two seas: the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. The Sea of Galilee is full of life. The Dead Sea, as its name implies, is not. Yet they are fed by the same river, the Jordan. The difference is that the Sea of Galilee receives water and gives water. The Dead Sea receives but does not give. To receive but not to give is, in Jewish geography as well as Jewish psychology, simply not life.

Redeeming Relevance: A Bad Sin and a Good Drash

For an interpretation to qualify as a good drash, it must present an insightful idea that is somehow enhanced by the original text.

What Menachen Begin Taught Us

27 years ago, on the 4th day of Adar Sheni, Menachem Begin passed away. Here are 3 enduring messages from his legacy.

Redeeming Relevance: Vayikra Avoidance Syndrome and the Torah on One Foot

Because sefer Vayikra is more difficult, we tend to look at it less. But because we look at it less, we also understand it less, which – in turn – keeps it difficult and less appealing. In a nutshell, that is what I call Vayikra Avoidance Syndrome.

The Blessing Of Rejection

“Also, you should know, that this rejection, as painful as it is for you today, upgrades you. It transforms you into people who know how to believe in themselves even when others don’t always believe in them." Encouragement to students applying to HS. Words of wisdom: Believe in Yourself!

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