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The list of protest leaders with criminal records and nefarious affiliations is growing longer all the time.

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Red Alert as Islamic Jihad Test-Launches Rockets from Gaza

While the rockets did not cross the border into Israel, they came close enough to set off the red alert.

Iran Boasts of Its Attack in Lebanon that Killed 241 US Soldiers

Someone should include this interview in President Joe Biden’s next briefing on removing sanctions from Iran.

Guilty Pleas: Attackers of Jewish Man in New York Face Years Behind Bars

Mahmoud Musa, Mohammed Othman and Mohammed Said Othman will be sentenced later this month for their assault on Joseph Borgen in May 2021.

Report: Israel Attacked Iranian Militia Base in Syria

Unidentified warplanes were flying over the region when a "violent explosion" was heard.

Air Force Chief to Refusenik Pilots: Report by October 17 or Don’t Come Back

A pilot who will not be on the list as part of the active reserves by October 17 will risk being dismissed from the force.

Report: Suspended Biden Envoy Robert Malley Part of Pro-Iranian Network

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Watch: Priestly Blessing at the Kotel

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Vindictive: Justice Hayut Cancels her Retirement Ceremony to Stop Justice Minister from Speaking

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The Palestinians: A People About Whom Nobody Cares

None of the countries in the Middle East cares about a Palestinian state. The US would do well to learn from them.

To my Secular Brethren: What Are You Afraid of?

Religious coercion in Israel is simply a delusion.

Taking The Sukkah Along

By turning every single act into a mitzvah, we live with the sense that G-d is above us, and that every action in our lives can and should be done l’shem shamayim, for the sake of Heaven.

Tips From A Fashion Designer To Treat Yourself More Kindly During The Chagim

Stop basing your worth on the data from something as made up and inconsistent as your clothing size.

All Sukkahs Great And Small

This focus on vulnerability and reliance on the Almighty does not translate to everyone being required to squeeze into small sukkahs in the name of humility.

The World’s Moral Bankruptcy

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Benchmark: Q & A With Brooklyn Supreme Court Nominee Rachel Freier

The religious leaders who supported me recognized, understood, and valued my emphasis on following the law while remaining committed to my religious values and chasidic tradition.
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Oy! The Challenge of Joy

First, Yishai and Malkah Fleisher wrap up Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and yearn to stay high! Then, Prime Minister's Netanyahu's speech at the UN and comments. Yishai is humbled by the Ari Fuld Lion of Zion Award. Ben Bresky interviews Reb Yankala Shemesh who paved the way for Moshav Mevo Modiin - the town inspired by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. And finally, Rabbi Shimshon Nadel on the roots of joy on the holiday of Sukkot.

Two Surprises

I made light of the loss. I produced a wan smile and announced to my caring Israeli group, Gam zu l'tovah.

The Sukkah’s Stolen Beam

I remember now that one of the beams broke last year, Mr. Baum replied. Our sukkos were placed next to each other; one of my boys must have mistakenly taken a beam of yours.

In the Rebbe’s Sukkah

Rabbi Schneerson was sitting opposite me, speaking pearls of wisdom, and above his head floated the seven holy guests, the ushpizin who visit every sukkah.

The Uniqueness Of Sukkot

The Sukkah represents the singular character of Jewish history, the experience of exile and homecoming, the long journey across the wilderness of time.

True Simcha

Though it is always easy to focus on what we are missing in our lives, we must use Chag HaSukkot to focus upon and celebrate Hashem’s great blessings that we often take for granted.

Q & A: Prayer And Its Origins (Part IV)

Question: The Gemara in Berachot teaches that the Sages authored our prayers. If so, it would seem that we did not pray before this time. Did we pray before their innovation or not? Menachem Via Email

Shemini Atzeret – A Second Yom Kippur?

Just as the essence of Shavuot is completely different from the essence of Pesach, so too the essence of Shemini Atzeret is completely different from the essence of Sukkot.

Total Devotion: An Extended Yom Kippur Fast In Auschwitz

It's the story of two girls in Auschwitz who wanted to fast on Yom Kippur (even though according to halacha or Jewish law they were not, of course, required to do so).

Zman Simchaseinu

It is especially at the time of harvest, when we celebrate the abundance of our crops, that the Torah instructs us to leave our secure homes and go into the succah. The succah commemorates the Clouds of Glory, and alludes to the Divine Providence that enveloped the Jewish Nation in the Midbar.

Strategic Improvement

We must know that the Gemara teaches us, Yitzro shel adam misgaber alav b’chol yom v’im ein HaKodosh Baruch Hu ozro, eino yachol lo – A person’s inclination prevails upon him every day and if Hashem wouldn’t help him, he wouldn’t be able to prevail.

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