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Friday November 21, 2014 12:09 PM

har-nofBy Sarah Leah Shapiro, 9th grader at the Torah Academy for Girls’ Machon Sarah, Far Rockaway, NY

It was like being hit by a train.

I saw it coming. I knew it was coming, the moment the words “tragic loss” and “Israel” found my (more…)


Eini Eini Yordah Mayim

Friday November 21, 2014 7:05 AM

rav-moshe-twerski-levayaBy Chaim Ozer Moszkowski

Klal Yisroel is aching
We all feel the pain
The world has been stabbed in the heart (more…)

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What Can One Say?

Thursday November 20, 2014 11:20 PM

har-nof-attack1By Rabbi Y. Reuven Rubin, Rov of Adass Aish Kodesh, Manchester, England

This was supposed to be a great day for my kehilla. We were set to move into a new building, one more suitable to (more…)

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The Blessing of a Father

Thursday November 20, 2014 9:25 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

The choreography of Yaakov’s “theft” of Esav’s blessing is well-known.  Favored by Rivkah, he conspires with her to take (more…)

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Connected and Charged

Thursday November 20, 2014 6:12 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

We read in this week’s parsha about Rivka’s difficult pregnancy. She is informed that “shnei goyim bevitneich, she would be giving birth to two distinct personalities, Yitzchok and Eisov, who would (more…)

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Oseh Shalom Ya’aseh Shalom

Thursday November 20, 2014 5:13 AM

har-nof-attack3[PRINTABLE PDF HERE.]

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

They davened Shemoneh Esrei

One last time,

Their last words were (more…)

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The Lethality of De-Judaizing Yerushalayim

Thursday November 20, 2014 2:02 AM

yerushalayimBy Richard L. Cravatts, PhD

As an example of what the insightful commentator Melanie Phillips referred to as a “dialogue of the (more…)

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Another Lie In The Jewish Week Debunked By Rabbinical Council Of America

Wednesday November 19, 2014 8:15 PM

rabbi-dov-fischer-rav-of-young-israel-of-orange-countyBy Rabbi Dov Fischer

Today, on November 19, 2014, I attended the regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting of the National (more…)

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Analysis: U.S. Response To Har Nof Attack Disappoints

Wednesday November 19, 2014 4:07 PM


The scenario has been repeated more times than I can remember: Palestinian terrorists murder (more…)


Rav Moshe Twersky zt”l: ‘He Was the Apple of the Rav’s Eye’

Wednesday November 19, 2014 2:13 PM

genackBy Rabbi Menachem Genack

Among those killed in Yerushalayim was Rav Mosheh Twersky, grandson of Rabbi Yosef Dov (more…)

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Fighting for Life in Har Nof

Wednesday November 19, 2014 10:22 AM

by-rebbetzin-tziporah-hellerBy Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller,

Yesterday at about 7 a.m. my daughter Miri called with news from my grandson. (more…)


Common Reactions of Children to Trauma

Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:46 AM

chai4everBy Moshe Borowski LMSW, ACSW, Director of Crisis Intervention at Chai4ever

When tragedy strikes, children may suddenly find themselves thrust into a world that can be scary and uncertain. The fear and confusion that results can (more…)


My Morning

Tuesday November 18, 2014 4:50 PM

terror-attack1By Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst

I awoke this morning - as we all did - to the most horrifying news. Two Arabs have perpetrated a (more…)


Deal Or No Deal? Iran Says Be Quiet And Make One

Sunday November 16, 2014 2:58 AM

ayatollah-ali-khameneiBy B. Cohen

As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran (more…)

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A Chesed Personality

Sunday November 16, 2014 1:07 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov are the three pioneers of Judaism.  Each one introduced a vital component of Yiddishkeit.  Avraham (more…)

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World Jewish Congress Chief Ronald Lauder: Recent Anti-Israel Riots ‘Looked More Like 1936 Than 2014′

Friday November 14, 2014 10:50 AM

ronald-lauderWorld Jewish Congress (WJC) president Ronald Lauder compared anti-Israel protests during the summer to an era when Adolf Hitler ruled Germany and the anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws were enforced in the country. (more…)

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Yes, We Are Our Brothers’ Keepers

Friday November 14, 2014 12:41 AM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

“They kidnapped me.”

On June 12th those words, those horrible words, were whispered by Gilad Shaer into his cell phone.  He had been hitch hiking in Gush Etzion (more…)

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Spinning and Winning

Thursday November 13, 2014 12:16 PM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Last Tuesday night, as results from polling stations across the nation began to come in, it became obvious to a non-partial observer (more…)


Turning The Page On The Special U.S.-Israel Relationship

Thursday November 13, 2014 6:11 AM

danny-danonBy Danny Danon

The Nov. 4 midterm election results have obvious implications for American domestic policy. For us in Israel, however, the new (more…)


Combating Cyber Superficiality

Thursday November 13, 2014 1:14 AM

naphtali-hoffBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

Many years ago I was conversing with my grandfather, a product of pre-war Romania, about a particular item that cost “only” a few (more…)


Iran Possesses All the Technology for a Nuclear Weapon

Monday November 10, 2014 2:22 AM

iran-nuclearBy Edwin Black

November 24, 2014, is a looming deadline for Iran, Israel, the United States and the world over its nuclear weapons program. America’s Wendy Sherman, (more…)

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The Israel Video They’re Talking About - And The One They Won’t Mention

Sunday November 9, 2014 11:41 PM

rock-attackBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

Israel’s critics in the news media and the punditry are up in arms about a video that supposedly shows an Israeli policeman shooting a young Arab man (more…)


Might Does Not Make Right

Thursday November 6, 2014 11:48 PM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

As we take our yearly tour through the lessons of Bereishis, we see a study in contrasts.  On the one hand, we have the cruel selfish (more…)


Chesed: Acts Of Loving-Kindness

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:19 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

Imagine this scene:

A gentleman, along in years, sits on the porch of his house on a warm, summer’s day.  The sun is high in the sky.  Perhaps the man, drowsy (more…)

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It’s All About Being Relevant

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:07 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

In the opening posuk of this week’s parsha, Mamrei achieves enduring relevance through his inclusion in one of the most (more…)


A Loving Advocate

Wednesday November 5, 2014 11:26 PM

naphtali-hoff By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

This week’s parsha tells of one of the most intriguing - and munificent - acts ever recorded in the (more…)

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Tom Friedman Admits: ‘No Idea’ if Palestinians Are Peace Partners

Wednesday November 5, 2014 3:13 AM

new-york-times-columnist-tom-friedmanBy D. Bender

Noted New York Times columnist and author, Thomas Friedman, in an interview with Israel Army radio aired Tuesday, admitted (more…)


The Forward’s Moral Equivalence Between a 3-Month-Old Terror Victim and a Stone Thrower

Wednesday November 5, 2014 2:29 AM

chaya-zissel-braun3The worst kind of moral equivalence can be seen in The Forward as they juxtapose the coldblooded  murder of a 3-month-old baby (more…)

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Ignoring Anti-Semitism in the Name of Palestinian Solidarity at UC Davis

Tuesday November 4, 2014 2:40 PM

uc-davis-campusBy Richard L. Cravatts, PhD

Since its founding in 2001, the radical campus group Students for Justice in Palestine has had as (more…)

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Republican-Controlled Senate Will Likely Challenge Obama Over Iran

Tuesday November 4, 2014 2:53 AM

obama1By B. Cohen

The Obama administration will face a serious political battle over a potential nuclear deal with Iran should Republicans win control of (more…)