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Secretary Kerry’s Repeated Hostility to Israel

Friday October 24, 2014 2:01 PM

IRAQ-CRISIS/USABy Morton Klein

Secretary of State John Kerry clearly believes — or wishes to be heard saying — that Israel is responsible for increased terrorism and instability roiling the (more…)

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As Rabbi Avi Weiss Steps Down, Time to Stop Him Once and for All

Friday October 24, 2014 6:13 AM

avi-weissBy Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Rabbi Avi Weiss, founder of Open Orthodoxy’s flagship institutions, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Yeshivat Maharat, and a vocal proponent of granting (more…)

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The NYTimes is Worried About “Orthodox Jewish Beggars” - But Ignores Orthodox Jewish Generosity

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:43 AM

By Ronn Torossian

Recently, The New York Times Magazine had an article entitled The Beggars Of Lakewood, which I found to be a distorted depiction of the chareidi-religious Jewish (more…)

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Choices

Thursday October 23, 2014 5:31 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Once again, as the hue and glow of the greatest month of the year begins to fade, we find ourselves reading the story of Noach. As we slip from the joyous (more…)

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An Open Letter to Haaretz on America and a Missing Israeli Soldier

Thursday October 23, 2014 3:23 AM

haaretzTo the Editor of Haaretz,

You published an attack on me and my reporting without providing a shred of evidence to back up your assertions. My Israeli lawyer sent this letter to you (more…)

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A Great Way to Live Long and Prosper

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:16 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

Once again, global Jewry starts reviewing the Torah with gusto. There are many, however, who just never seem to be able to get into the routine of (more…)

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The Righteous Caregiver

Thursday October 23, 2014 1:03 AM

naphtali-hoffBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

It is difficult to imagine the scenario that confronted Noach at the onset of this week’s parasha. He was born in an era of decadence and corruption, so much (more…)

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Noach: A Human Faith

Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:37 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

A priest and a pastor from the nearby parishes stood along the side of the roadway, holding up a sign that reads, “The end is near!  Turn around before it’s too (more…)

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Willful Blindness to Academic Anti-Semitism

Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:10 PM

al-quds-universityBy Richard L. Cravatts, PhD

As yet more evidence that academics are regularly able to engage in what George Orwell sardonically referred to as “doublethink,” “the power of holding two (more…)

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The Shabbat App

Tuesday October 21, 2014 7:16 PM

iphoneBy Rabbi Ari Kahn

It is unclear whether or not people who lived through it were aware that what we now call “the industrial revolution” (more…)

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The Shabbos App – A Psychological Threat

Wednesday October 15, 2014 1:38 PM

iphoneBy Dr. Eli Shapiro

In October 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a press release to allow airlines to “expand the (more…)

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True Simchas HaTorah

Wednesday October 15, 2014 8:21 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

As the Yom Tov of Simchas Torah approaches, we look forward to dancing with gusto with our beloved Sifrei Torah. (more…)

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As Deadline Nears, Khamenei Lays Out Impossible Red Lines for Nuclear Talks

Monday October 13, 2014 4:24 AM

iran-nuke-talksBy D. Bender

Some six weeks before the conclusion of crucial nuclear talks between P5+1 world powers and Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a Twitter feed he is believed (more…)

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What The Embattled U.S. Secret Service Can Learn From Israel’s Shin Bet

Monday October 13, 2014 3:04 AM

obama-secret-serviceBy D. Shapiro

What’s the cure for the recent ills of the United States Secret Service? American officials might consider taking some advice from their Israeli counterparts at (more…)

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Atzeres: Developing the Special Bond

Monday October 13, 2014 1:07 AM

naphtali-hoffBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

Following the Yamim Noraim, our time and attention shifted to the holiday of Succos. Succos (more…)

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A Message from the Kalever Rebbe for Sukkos 5775: Where Are the Millions of American Jews?

Wednesday October 8, 2014 8:36 AM

kaliver-rebbeAccording to a recent study, the estimated number of Jews in the world increased from about 3 (more…)

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The Symbolism of the Sukkah

Wednesday October 8, 2014 1:31 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

For every Yom Tov, it is very meaningful to know the specific reasons for each holiday. But when it comes to Succos, it is a Halachic (more…)

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Opinion: The Insolence of a Few and the Delayed El Al Flight

Tuesday October 7, 2014 12:26 PM

elalBy Avrumi Weinberger

Most people are decent and rational. But some unfortunately are not. Sometimes, the self centered actions of a few can cause much (more…)

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Season of Thanks

Tuesday October 7, 2014 5:18 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

The theme of the beautiful pesukim that comprise Shir Hashirim focuses on the Ribbono Shel Olam’s boundless and enduring love (more…)

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Eating Some Humble Pie… In the Sukkah

Monday October 6, 2014 11:20 PM

naphtali-hoffBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

Why do we make the sukkah (shortly) after Yom Kippur? Since we find the Holy One, blessed be He, sitting (in judgment) on Rosh Hashana before the entire world, and on Yom Kippur He signs the judgment, perhaps the Jews’ judgment that year was to be exiled. Therefore, we … “exile ourselves” from our homes into the sukkah, and the Holy One, blessed be He, considers it as if we were exiled to Babylon. (Yalkut Shimoni, Emor) (more…)

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Netanyahu vs. Carter

Monday October 6, 2014 4:05 PM

jimmy-carterBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu told “Face the Nation” on Sunday that preventing Jews from living and building in mostly- (more…)

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The Nullity Of Being, The Greatness Of Being

Friday October 3, 2014 12:36 AM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

At the core of man is duality.  Some might suggest contradiction.  Regardless of how it is characterized, man’s essential duality creates tension in his life.  For man (more…)

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The BBC’s Ongoing, Pervasive Distortion of Gaza Casualty Figures

Thursday October 2, 2014 3:03 AM

bbcBy Hadar Sela

On September 1, the BBC News website published a feature titled “Gaza crisis: Toll of operations in Gaza,” which has since become a frequent appendage to (more…)

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Let’s Make it Real

Tuesday September 30, 2014 11:44 PM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

As we begin the Jewish year of 5775, all of us want to get off to a good start. I’d like to discuss here an area of life we can enhance that will impact upon many (more…)

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What We Need Is Grassroots Activism

Tuesday September 30, 2014 1:30 PM

avi-bermanBy Rabbi Avi Berman, Executive Director, OU Israel

During a recent visit to New York I stayed with friends in Manhattan. Having visited with them numerous times, (more…)

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Envisioning a Better Tomorrow

Monday September 29, 2014 10:55 PM

naphtali-hoffBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

Vayikra 16, the chapter that details avodah of Yom Kippur, is presented as having occurred in the direct aftermath of the deaths of Aharon’s two sons, Nadav (more…)

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The New York Times’ Obsessive, Unsubstantiated Criticism of Israel Reaches New Depths

Monday September 29, 2014 1:34 AM

ny-times“Struggles for freedom continued across the Middle East and North Africa in 2013, but several countries faced worsening violence as antidemocratic forces (more…)

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A Message from the Kalever Rebbe for Rosh Hashanah 5775

Wednesday September 24, 2014 3:21 PM

kaliver-rebbeRecently, the whole world is looking on with fear at the Islamic terrorist organizations who are decapitating their victims, who (more…)

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A Sure Way to Please Hashem

Wednesday September 24, 2014 3:16 PM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

One of the highlights of the Ten Days of Repentance is the saying of HaMelech HaKodosh in our Shemoneh Esrei.  This insistence (more…)

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United States Attack in Syria Parallels Israel’s in Gaza

Wednesday September 24, 2014 1:24 PM

Dershowitz PapersBy Alan Dershowitz

The air attack by American and Arab forces against ISIS and other terrorist targets parallels Israel’s air attacks against Hamas (more…)

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