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Kinneret Reaches Best Water Levels in Two Years and Rising

A particularly rainy winter has raised its level by nearly 4.9 feet.

Netanyahu Congratulates Hungarian Prime Minister on Diplomatic Trade Rep in Jerusalem

"I have to commend you for taking on the effort, and your foreign minister, for confronting the lies that are put forward against Israel in places like the Human Rights Committee in EU forums and elsewhere."

Netanyahu Welcomes Czech Prime Minister on First Visit to Israel, Sees ‘Ample Room for Cooperation’

The Czech Republic is seeking Israel's help in medical cannabis treatment, "which is very important. . . because you are also a leader in this field."

Israel Sets New Record in Using Renewable Energies

Israel's renewable energy innovation has received global recognition, with innovative ideas such as converting wind into electricity, technologies for clean water and other inventions.

Jordan Adds PA, PLO Members to Islamic Waqf, Fuel to Fire on Temple Mount

The small compound under discussion is located on the eastern part of the Temple Mount, and is called the Bab a-Rahema.

Netanyahu ‘Delighted’ by Slovakia’s Decision to Open Cultural & Innovation Center in Jerusalem

“It is my hope that this will be the first step towards opening a Slovak embassy in Jerusalem but we'll have time to talk about that."

80 Jewish Graves Vandalized in France

Local authorities issued a statement condemning "in the strongest possible terms this awful anti-Semitic act and sends his complete support to the Jewish community which has been targeted again."

Bernie Sanders Throws Hat in Presidential Ring

On November 15, 2015, Sanders responded to the ISIS murder of more than 100 civilians in Paris by cautioning against "Islamophobia."

Evangelical Leader Launches Campaign to Unseat Anti-Semitic Muslim Congresswoman

“Ilhan Omar tricked her electorate into voting for her by lying about her support for Israel."

14 French Political Parties to March Against Anti-Semitism Tonight

It could be said that France has finally reached its "J'Accuse...!" moment.

Bibi Unrestrained in Meddling with Right Wing Parties’ Campaigns

It's rewarding to see that MK Smotrich is adept at playing "I'm rubber you're glue."

Farrakhan to Rep. Omar: Sweetheart, Don’t Apologize to the Jews

On Sunday, Farrakhan unabashedly supported the old-time anti-Semitic cornerstone belief that the Jews control the world with their money.

For Whom Should you Vote?

Does it really matter for whom you vote? Not in terms of policies. But I believe most Israelis share the hope that, whatever government is formed, we elect a seasoned leader to represent us. Who, of the potential incumbents, could fill Netanyahu’s shoes and have a relationship with Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and other world leaders? As of this moment, most of us recognize that, like him or despise him, no one comes close to Netanyahu.

A Mother’s Grief: Ori Ansbacher and the Photo I Just Couldn’t Take

Noa Ansbacher’s face was probably the most wrenching sight I’ve ever seen. Shouldn’t the world see that? See what it is for a mother to lose a child to hatred? Might it not change something in the world, seeing that photo? Could it not make a positive difference?

A Candidate to Tackle anti-Semitism

The prime ministers of Israel see themselves as leaders of the entire Jewish people and responsible for their well-being.

Fight Foreign Funds Subverting Eastern Jerusalem

Radical Islamic groups, foreign actors, and Palestinian authorities have stepped-up their subversion of Israeli sovereignty in eastern Jerusalem. These assaults on Israeli sovereignty in united Jerusalem must be met by an Israeli counter-assault. Mainly this means intensive civilian investment in the eastern part of the city.

Radicals Rally to Support Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitic Tweets

JVP, CAIR, Linda Sarsour--a rogues gallery of liberal anti-Semites.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad War Crimes Against Children and Women

Those who are encouraging women and children to take part in a violent confrontation with the Israeli army should be held accountable for war crimes. It is time for the international community to call on Hamas and Islamic Jihad and the other terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip to stop hiding behind women and children and to stop using them as human shields in their jihad to eliminate Israel.

When Kol Isha Meets The Screen (Part I)

Now the challenge has evolved from being heard, to being seen and heard.
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Put a Lid on It!

Blueprint from On High!! Time to build the Tabernacle and within it the Show Table, the Altar, the Menorah, and the Ark of the Covenant! Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to understand why God even wants an abode in our lower domains. Then, Malkah Fleisher on the Likud primary results and those MKs who want sovereignty while other who call for disengagement.

Ambassadors Of Light

The mitzvah of bikur cholim is often neglected. We should include time in our schedules to spend time with those who are ill, but so many pressing reasons prevent us from doing so.

Brothers: A Drama In Five Acts

For once Moses, the hero, the leader, the liberator, the lawgiver, is off-stage in the only instance where the name of Moses is not mentioned at all in any parsha since the first parsha of the book of Shemot. Instead our focus is on his elder brother Aaron. The story of Aaron and Moses, the fifth act in the biblical drama of brotherhood, is where, finally, fraternity reaches the heights

Lavon receives a REAL V.I.C. (Visitor in Chief)!

Our move to Lavon (where we are the ONLY observant family on the yishuv) was accomplished with the help and support of Ayelet HaShachar, an organization that – among many worthy activities – helps religious families move into secular areas, with the aim of bringing people together and lessening the social barriers between religious and secular people. We were joined by Israel's Chief Rabbi, Rav Lau, shlita.

Money And Mitzvos

Chazal tell us that the pursuit of money teaches us how we should pursue mitzvos. Money familiarize us with the burning passion we ought to develop for mitzvos--and mitzvos have even greater intrinsic value.

A Portable Home

The very concept of making a home in finite space for an infinite presence seems a contradiction in terms. The answer, still astonishing in its profundity, is contained at the beginning of this week’s parsha: “They shall make a Sanctuary for Me, and I will dwell in them [betokham]” (Exodus 25:8).

The Auschwitz Protocols

A great story told by a master storyteller--better still--it's TRUE!

Redeeming Relevance: The Need for Godly Space… Away from God

Paradoxically, putting on the veil would help Moshe connect with spirituality but when he was actually speaking with God, Moshe would nevertheless remove it.

Vibrating With Internal Energy

I love and, am energized by, wrapping myself in my Tallit (Prayer Shawl), and tying on my Tefillin (Phylacteries) because of their message. I focused this morning on whether I had the ability to energize them, whether I could wear them as a celebration of my growth, and found myself vibrating with their energy.

Parshat Tetzaveh: The Intended Porous Divider Between the Human and the Divine

The Urim ve-Tumim, introduced in this week's parsha, remind us Hashem never meant the Jewish people to make their way in the world based only on traditions of what we were once told.

Tips To Be Miserable

To avoid misery, read the 6-steps to misery--and completely side-step these landmines

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