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Justice Minister Ohana Orders AG, State Prosecution, to Stop Issuing Statements in his Name

Justice Minister Ohana, like his predecessor Shaked, agrees with the attack video, and would like to keep Zilber in restraints until she reaches retirement age.

WATCH: Ranting Residents Blame Jews for Antisemitic Terror in Jersey City

"Four of your people that were dead, right? That's great. If they was dead, they got shot dead. That's great. . . Get the Jews out of Jersey City."

First Israeli Team in Tour de France Gets ‘Start-Up Nation’ Sponsorship

The Israel Cycling Academy (ICA) on Wednesday announced its partnership with Start-Up Nation Central, a...

Bar Ilan U Study: Pregnancy Safe for Women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

"From an immunological and microbiological viewpoint, pregnancy in patients with IBD is beneficial and can be safely recommended."

The Best Things in Life are Free

Israel's best kept “secret” - Free High school with Naale Elite Academy.

Bring Them Home


Netanyahu Will Quit All Ministerial Positions by End of the Month

Netanyahu made the announcement in response to a petition by the Movement for Quality Government (MQG) to the High Court of Justice. He will remain prime minister.

After Years of Delays, Express Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Train Expected to Commence Operations Next Week

The train has been making test runs on the route twice a day since November 16, and so far has not encountered major problems.

Israeli, Jewish Leaders Laud Trump’s New Executive Order on Anti-Semitism

Under the new ruling, Judaism will be defined as a national origin, rather than as a religion.

Poll: Over Half of Israelis Want Inquiry into Alleged Abuses in Netanyahu Investigations

68% of the survey respondents support the establishment of an independent audit mechanism for the judiciary.

Justice Minister Ohana Orders AG, State Prosecution, to Stop Issuing Statements in his Name

Justice Minister Ohana, like his predecessor Shaked, agrees with the attack video, and would like to keep Zilber in restraints until she reaches retirement age.

Survey Shows Shaked, Smotrich, Bennett to Win United Religious Zionist Party Primaries, R. Peretz 7th

It should be noted that the current co-leader of the New Right party, Naftali Bennett, has already announced his intent to run with his current party, thank you very much.

My Mother, Irene Klass, On Her Ninth Yahrzeit

The years pass, but my memories of you – my beloved mother – only get stronger.

The War Against Israel and Jewish Civilians

An average Jew is three times more likely to suffer a hate crime than an average black, and twice as likely to be attacked as an average Muslim

Trump Deserves our Thanks as Americans, Israelis and Jews

Dr. Miriam Adelson's remarks at the 2019 Israeli American Council National Conference.

Is Hamas Smuggling Weapons into Gaza Undersea?

The apparent prominence of Gaza naval bases on the IDF’s target list may indicate that the hundreds of frogmen in Hamas's employ are now serving as underwater stevedores, bringing weapons into the coastal enclave.

The New York Times Goes Cockamamie

{Originally posted to the author's website} Only in the New York Times would one find such...

Getting Respect

Everything we do in Israel either adds to the sum total of respect we get or subtracts from it. .. So it is very important for us to not only win wars, kill terrorists, and in general crush our enemies as viciously as possible, but our messaging must project strength, competence, and even aggressiveness. We must avoid the image of victimhood

My Jewish Allergy to Germans

I have a thing about Germans. I cannot stand to see or hear them. It isn’t intellectual, not something thought out, but a gut reaction: it literally turns my stomach to be in proximity to them, to Germans, even through the media of film.

Trump’s IAC speech is a Rorschach Test of the Jewish left

Let's be clear: the only people who are upset over a President, or anyone, saying that people should love Israel more are people who hate Israel.

Israel News Talk Radio Planes, Trains, and Buses – Israel on My Mind [audio]

In this week's show, Ross and Jono share some stories about public transportation. Jono informs the listeners about a new direct flight from Australia to Israel. This leads the duo into a discussion about previous trips, including Ross' account of an awkward situation with a seatmate on a previous flight to Israel. Jono describes using the fast train between Jerusalem and the airport. They also report on the defacing of an advertisement on a bus. This and so much more in Planes, Trains, and Buses.

Antisemitic TruNews “Church,” Bethlehem Bible College, and Info-Op at UMASS – Beyond the Matrix [audio]

Rod Reuven Dovid Bryant and Jerry Gordon interview Dexter Van Zile, Christian Media Analyst of Boston-based Committee for Accuracy for Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA). Van Zile gave the latest update on extremist Christian and sinister academic groups fostering anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism - “the likes of which we haven’t seen since Father Coughlin of the 1930’s and Henry Ford.” Top of the list is TruNews, a Vero Beach, Florida church with an antisemitic news podcast and YouTube Channel.

Under the Radar Problem – The Jay Shapiro Show [audio]

The clash between the religious right and the secular left is becoming more acute

Do You Have An Internal Locus Of Control?

Like the Slonimer Rebbe, Rabbi Yerucham Levovitz (Daat Torah p. 205-206) does understand "levado" as meaning alone. But based on the Midrash, he assumes that being alone is constructive. How can it be constructive?

Yaakov Avinu’s New Name

Note, first, that this is not an adjustment of an existing name by the change or addition of a letter, It is an entirely new name, as if to signal that what it represents is a complete change of character. Second, as we have seen, the name change happened not once but twice. Third – and this is the puzzle of puzzles – having said twice that his name will no longer be Yaakov, the Torah continues to call him Yaakov. G-d Himself does so.

Is It Proper…? Is the desire to be more machmir than one’s father good, bad, or neutral?

Is the desire to be more machmir than one’s father good, bad, or neutral?

Believing In Our Abilities

In a brilliantly creative rereading of the pasuk, Rabbi Shimshon suggests that alluded to in Yaakov’s word choice is this discovery of self-efficacy.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayishlach: The Torah’s Mother

In one of the most mysterious verses in the Torah (Bereshit 35:8), we read about the death of Devorah the nursemaid, a character so minor that we have never really heard of her before

What Is A Woman’s Purpose?

Rachel only related to one purpose, that of giving birth, and ignored the second purpose – to learn, to become worldly wise and pious and, in the process, to bring more goodness into the world.

Act Poor

Rabbi Salanter said we must all act like poor men when it comes to matters of ruchniyus.

The Second Lubavitcher Rebbe

Immediately upon becoming Rebbe, he embarked upon the most ambitious chassidic publication program until recent times.

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