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There is No Hamas-Fatah Divide

As one veteran Fatah member said at a rally last week, "In our hearts we are all Hamas."

If Someone Compares You to Korah, It’s Not a Death Threat

When Uri Regev spins Rabbi Amar's statements to mean the Rabbi aspires to see all Reform Jews dead, he, too, is engaging in the same sort of grandiose and cynical populism of Korah.

Once Again…

This is the third "round" or is it the fourth? One loses track. What is certain is that Hamas has won each round. If a terror organization survives a confrontation - it is a victory. For a country - especially one as powerful as Israel to agree to a tie is a huge defeat and a bigger shame.

IsraAID Combats Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan

The Israeli humanitarian organization IsraAid works with the South Sudanese government to stop the abuse of women.

Is “Rabbi” Michael Lerner REALLY PBS Star Barney the Dinosaur?

Lerner invented the "politics of meaning," a pagan New Age pseudo-religion that hates Judaism/Israel

For A While Gaza Actually Was Another Singapore — Before They Blew It In...

The truth is that for a while, in the 1970's, Gaza rivaled -- and even surpassed -- Singapore, now Hamas says with pride it has no interest in becoming another Singapore.

Student’s Commencement Speech in D.C. Emphasizes Torah Values

Felder said he and his fellow students learned well the teaching of the Rebbe.

Al Aqsa Mosque Collapsing, But only in English

Certainly the Al Aqsa Foundation web page will have this story, right? Well, no, it doesn't.

Two Kinds of Jews: Ashamed and Proud

But what does it mean to be proud of your heritage? Is that ethnocentric? Even supremacist?

Richard Lakin and the Baha Alyan Leadership Course

I steeled myself because I knew the family leaned to the left politically.But from start to finish, the victim's son, Micah, spoke straight. I agreed with everything he said-politically and otherwise

About the 23rd

Though secular, Hitman's CV includes writing music for, recording, and popularizing religious songs.

THE RETURN OF SABRAMAN

Sabraman: Israel's first superhero, combining the courage of the Sabra and the faith of Abraham.

Can this Nation Remain United?

The 6 Day War and the Reunification of Yerushalayim was marked, almost exclusively, in one of two ways. Those with a more Religious Zionist leaning, celebrated grandly; in the the "yeshivish olam," one was not even aware of the anniversary.

Rabbi Akiva the Psychologist: Using Traditional Jewish Teachings to Conquer Anxiety

Perhaps the single greatest teacher of Rabbinical CBT was Rabbi Akiva. The Talmud (Berachot 60B) teaches that Rabbi Akiva was always in the habit of saying " Everything that God does is for the good."

My Favorite Spot in Jerusalem

Today, the Israeli government, in its weakness, is colluding with and appeasing our enemies to make a Jewish visit to the Temple Mount nearly impossible.

Obama and Kerry Cannot Stop the Redemption

When our enemies tell us to choose between their culture and being Jewish the light rises within us, drawing us to our destiny. This cannot be stopped; not by Obama and not by John Kerry.

The ‘Donald’

Despite the potential horrendous consequences, I find the prospect of Hillary vs. Trump fascinating

Religion Provides Balance and is Good for Family

Teaching integrity is allowing family, friends, and associates see the business of living your life.

A Message to the IfNotNow Folk

An open letter to the members of IfNotNow from a sympathetic-yet critical-Rabbi, who made aliya

Giving the Soldier the Cold Shoulder

We can not abandon this soldier! We can not permit B’tselem and other orgs to slander our soldiers!

An Open Letter to ALL Parents in Bet Shemesh

The Tzniut Police of Bet Shemesh have shed JEWISH blood in the name of Judaism. The “police office” who made the decision that a woman was not properly dressed was a fourteen-year-old child.

Birthright in Yiddish

{Originally posted to the author's eponymous website, RabbiHaber} Last month, I had the privilege of serving as the tour guide/educator on a ten-day Taglit-Birthright Israel...

The Family That Lights Together Stays Together

I still recall every year on the fifth night of Chanukah as I distribute the “Chanukah gelt” to my own children, the happiness and contentment which filled me on that blissful night decades ago when our family burned the midnight Chanukah oil together with love and affection.

Iran Draws ‘Red Line’ against US Intervention in Syria

Iran had also threatened Israel specifically if it does anything in Syrian territory, but nothing happened when it did.

Hasbara: Why it’s Harder and More Important Than You Think

In Israel, unabashed Zionists are considered at naïve and often extremists. while many among the small % of Israelis who are extremely, even pathologically, critical of the state, sit in key positions

“From the Edge of the Heavens” by Rabbi Dr. Yosef Mendelevitch; A Review

One amazing story ends and immediately a new one begins. Like a string of pearls threaded expertly.

“Disproportionate Response,” Anti-Semitism’s Latest Keyword

The term “Disproportionate Response” is becoming the latest anti-Semitic keyword.

The strength of our Nation is Unity

The 4 species are the symbol of our community Bet Horon because it symbolizes unity and difference

My Mother’s Glasses

She taught me to love: learning Torah; the power of tefilah; the beauty of Shabbos; our homeland, Eretz Yisrael;

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