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Deeper Meanings and Understanding: The Stork and What its Name Means for Us

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran Hebrew, filled with beauty and poetic power, is a language in which words carry deep, sacred import in addition to its “plain...

Gem of the Week from Rav Hirsch zt”l: The Meaning of Korbanos

Korban. No word in Western language adequately conveys the concept inherent in the Hebrew word. The common translation is “offering,” in the sense of...

Charges Against IDF Soldier Who Shot Palestinian Terrorirst Downgraded to Manslaughter

The case of the Israeli soldier who shot a wounded Palestinian terrorist in Chevron continues to unfold. An Israeli military court prolonged the soldier’s arrest for the...

Prosecutors and Judges Convene at Aleph Institute’s Alternative Sentencing Summit

Over two-hundred state and federal judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, scholars and prison officials attended the first ever Alternative Sentencing Key Stakeholders Summit in Washington,...

Court: Police Need Warrant For Cellphone Tracking

A Maryland appeals court has issued what civil liberties groups called the first appellate opinion in the country stating that police must obtain a...

Virginia Trooper Killed In Shooting At Greyhound Bus Station In Richmond

One Virginia State Police trooper was killed and two civilians were wounded when a gunman opened fire Thursday afternoon at a Greyhound Bus Station...

Video: Hillary Blows Up at Greenpeace Activist

At a Hillary Clinton rally at SUNY Purchase campus today, the presidential candidate lost her patience with a Greenpeace activist who thanked her for...