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Today BB Matches BG as Longest Serving Israeli PM

We have not managed to find online a mention, never mind estimate, of Ben-Gurion's personal wealth.

‘Terror Didn’t Break Me’ – The Inspirational Story of Asael Shabo

"We respect each other more, we get into fights less. We Understand that we have to use the time to love each other and give each other. To appreciate what remained."

When Lincoln Borrowed a Philadelphia Rabbi’s Tammuz 17 Reference for the Gettysburg Address

In 1863, the day of Shabbat, July 4, Independence Day, fell on the first day of the three weeks, Tammuz 17, but because it was Shabbat, as is the case this year, 2019, the fast was pushed off to Sunday.

Trump: US Navy Ship Shot Down Iranian Drone in International Waters

The unmanned aerial vehicle threatened the American amphibious assault ship, the USS Boxer, while it was in the Strait of Hormuz.

Bibi’s Choice: Allow Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib into Israel, or Send Them Back?

Due to the sensitivity of the issue, the ultimate decision will still be left to Prime Minister Netanyahu, who must determine whether the political gain will outweigh any political fallout created by allowing the two lawmakers into the country.

Help Find Ari Fuld’s Best Video Clips

The Ari Fuld Project is asking for help from the public to locate Ari's best clips from the thousands of videos he made.

Greenblatt: ‘Israel is the Victim in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’

“From the moment of its formation, they were attacked multiple times. They continue to be attacked with terrorism . . . they’re trying their best to succeed … under very, very trying circumstances.”

Fierce Debate Within Hamas Over Renewing of Ties with Syria

A senior Hamas delegation arrived in Russia this week for an official visit, during which the renewal of ties between the Gaza-based terror organization and Syria were examined.

Research Offers Different Approach to Poverty and Welfare Standards in Israel

The extraordinarily high birth rate among Arab and Haredi populations has been a contributing factor in the poverty of these sectors, the study found.

200 Immigrants Arrive in Israel, Kicking Off ‘Aliyah Season’

Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency, welcomed the new immigrants “in the name of the Jewish people the world over.”

Chassidic Man Sues McDonald’s for Demanding He Shave His Beard

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the suit on behalf of Javadi, claims that Chalfont & Associates' anti-beard policy is an “unlawful employment practice.”

You Call This Hot? In 1942 a Religious Kibbutz Experienced 129.2°

It should be noted that in addition to being an Israeli record, 54 degrees Celsius is also a record for the entire continent of Asia.

The Final Picture

Was this the final recognition of the Jewish people as the true Chosen People?

What to Say (and Not Say) When There are No Words

When people in our lives are struggling or suffering, we desperately want to help but...

Appeasing Iran Isn’t An Option

However, voices in the West are also expressing an understanding of, and even empathy toward, Iran,

J’accuse — The New Yorker Is Trying to Silence Me

he New Yorker picked on the wrong innocent victim, because I have the will and resources to fight back against the falsehoods he is directing at me and those who want to hear my voice. The truth is my weapon in this war of words, and the truth is unequivocally on my side.

We All Wanted To Love The Women’s Soccer Team

People who excel in one thing are tempted to think they are smart about everything, but that is almost never the case. Rapinoe is a great soccer player. Other than that, she is unimpressive. She comes across as arrogant, a fool, and a lowlife.

The Equality Act: An Assault On Religious Freedom

Should an Orthodox Jew be forced to hire or serve the "couple Adam & Steve"?

Morocco, Italy, & Beyond: The Vision of the Lubavitcher Rebbe – On His 25th...

Year the first shliach went out: 1950 – to Casablanca, Morocco. Year the last shliach went out: 2019. Two recent ones went to Purdue University and Takayama, Japan.
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Suppress or Express for Success?

Was Pinchas right to suppress Zimri's exhibitionism by spearing him and his partner? In a repressive social media atmosphere, is intellectual courage today's form of vigilantism? Are we meant to suppress or harness our urges? Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to hash out the timely Torah portion of Pinchas.

The Final Picture

Was this the final recognition of the Jewish people as the true Chosen People?

In Judaism, Religion and Nationhood Coincide

Why did God choose that Israel be blessed by Bilaam? Surely there is the principl “Good things come about through good people” (Tosefta Yoma 4:12). Why did this good thing come about through a bad man?

Why Was the Beis Hamikdash Destroyed?

The pasuk in the beginning of Parshas Eikev says that when we will follow the laws of the Torah, Hashem will guard the bris.

The Celestial Phone Call

So why then are we not attentive enough to all of the signs that surround us? I have not the psychological training to analyze this question, but what seems clear is that slumber is not only restricted to our beds.

What If He Denies Borrowing Money?

If Mr. Miller had admitted that he lent money only once, clearly one of the witnesses would be lying and his testimony would be worthless.

Q & A: Manoach’s Wife (Part II)

Question: In the haftara for Parashat Naso, we read about Manoach’s wife (mother of Shimshon), seeing things that her husband did not. We are never told, however, what her name is. Why?Yossy Guttman

TORAH SHORTS: Parshat Pinchas: The Eternal Man

Higher than the question of our duration is the question of our deserving. Immortality will come to such as are fit for it, and he would be a great soul in future must be a great soul now. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Pinchas: Are We All Sinners?

In Judaism, since sin is not a foregone conclusion, we hold ourselves fully accountable for it. Likewise do we hold others accountable – if not to us, then certainly to God. And so the daughters of Tzelophad put this out about their father – and about everyone else.

Learning From The Rebbe Rayatz

The Rebbe Rayatz, however, refused to leave. He considered it his duty to uphold Torah study and observance even under such trying conditions.

25 Years Later

This coming Shabbat will be the 25th Yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The mission and legacy he left for us is more relevant than ever

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