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12 Shevat 5779 -
? Thursday, January 17, 2019


9/11, Israel, And Me

As he shut his piercing grey eyes and began chanting a portion of the service from memory, we could all sense he was actually transported back there through time and space – and the best part was that he was taking us with him.

Israel’s First General, A West Point Alumn

Marcus held a reserve commission as a field artillery officer, but because of his prominent legal career, he was persuaded to transfer to the JAG corps, where he became Judge Advocate of his Army National Guard unit (1940).

Before The Deluge: Jews Of The Mediterranean Islands (Part I)

Cyprus is about half the size of today’s Palestine and is mainly mountainous. A smaller chain of mountains stretches along the north coast; the main mountain range in the southwest of the island reaches to more than 2,000 meters above sea level and is covered with various species of pine trees. Between these two mountain ranges lies a high plateau with only minor changes in elevation, and makes up about a third of the island’s total surface.

Rendering Women Invisible Is Not Good For Any Of Us

Eishet Chayil mi Y'mtza? "A Woman of Valor, Who can Find HER" when positive images of inspiring Jewish woman (and other female leaders) are forbidden in the haredi media world

Palestine Purim Potpourri

The following are some unusual items and associated stories involving the celebration of Purim in pre-state Eretz Yisrael.

Transnistria: The Forgotten Death Camp

Jews were not gassed or cremated in Transnistria. No; in Transnistria Jews perished from hunger, cold, and typhus.

How Many Non-Orthodox Jews Even Care About The Kotel?

Non-Orthodox denominations seem to have declared war on the status quo at a suspiciously convenient moment, their uproar coming at a time of declining identification with Judaism and Israel throughout their ranks.

A Remarkable Visit To The Vatican

Some will ask: why bother? Of what use are these conferences? Personally, I say thank God that at least the Europeans are having these conversations. The issue is being addressed.

Jerusalem’s Airplane Hill: Construction Flight Aborted

The monster called "American and European pressure" showed up – and shot down the Givat HaMatos building project, once again. Why is the large Givat HaMatos housing project so significant and important?

A Look At Education For Jewish Women Throughout The Ages (Part III – A...

The image of the pious, simple and domestically maternal Jewish woman no longer appealed to these secularly educated girls.

The Bernice Chronicles: Home Away From Home: The Bronx Y

Only after seeing a picture of the stately building online did I fully understand her emphatic reply.

The Disturbing Mr. De Blasio

He told a German TV station that his appearance was in part to provide an opposing position to President Trump’s worldview.

Where Did Lot Go Wrong?

Why was it so hard for Lot to admit subordination to Avraham

The Rubashkin Saga – IX

While we rejoice at the recent release of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin from prison, the series continues this month and beyond.

A Family Holiday: Happy Birthday Israel

Students wearing blue shirts participate in a weekly project called “Students & Baskets.” They come to open air markets on Thursdays and help the elderly carry their bags home.

Diamond Broker

But I bought the gem from you and gave you the money, reasoned Mr. Silver. You owe me the money; you go deal with the seller!

Pesach – Season Of Emunah

He feels joy in his heart as he revels in the abundance of his bumper crop. And then he looks out at his neighbor’s field. Meager. Undergrown. Spotty.

The Call

We can be good at many things, but what gives a life direction and meaning is a sense of mission, of something we are called on to do. That is the significance of the opening word of today’s parsha, Vayikra.

From Kidnapped Yemenite Children To Renewed Yemenite Village In Jerusalem

Arabs claim Silwan as a historically Palestinian Arab neighborhood, yet it was practically empty when the first Yemenite Jews arrived in the 1880s; the Turks and British themselves recognized it as a Jewish neighborhood.

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