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A People of Truth

Thursday February 12, 2015 6:43 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

In the alma deshikra in which we live, truth is a rare commodity. Fiction, deviation, misinformation and half-truths are pervasive in our world. The only way to have a connection to the truth is by (more…)

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To Walk Behind God: When We Give, Our Greatest Gift is Dignity

Thursday February 12, 2015 2:21 AM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

The print advertisements for Patek Phillippe, a luxury watch brand, often show a father with his son along with the tag line, “You never actually own a Patek Philippe, you merely look after it for the next generation.” The (more…)

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Biden Snub Amplifies Obama Administration’s Tension With Israel

Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:12 PM

biden1By Jacob Kamaras

The latest episode in a history of tension between the Obama administration and Israel has escalated to a new level, with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden opting out of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi (more…)

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Unpacking The ‘High-Stakes Game’ Of Netanyahu’s Congress Speech

Wednesday February 11, 2015 12:10 PM

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

By Alex Traiman

While Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu said Monday that he remains “determined” to give his March 3 address before a joint session of Congress on the dangers of a nuclear Iran and radical Islam, (more…)

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Mystery Shrouds J Street Claim That ’84 Percent’ of US Jews Back Obama Over Iran

Wednesday February 11, 2015 11:05 AM

jstreetBy B. Cohen

J Street, the left-wing Jewish organization dedicated to undermining Israel’s campaign to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability, is in hot water after publishing the results of a poll (more…)

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Analysis: Netanyahu’s Congress Speech Follows In Rabin’s Footsteps

Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:01 AM

yitzchak rabinBy Rafael Medoff

The supposedly unprecedented step taken by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his plan to speak directly before Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat on March 3, rather than working (more…)

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Responsible (Frum) Journalism

Wednesday February 11, 2015 7:46 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

Today, we are blessed with not one, but many Torah-based magazines.  The Jewish reader who wants to sit down and relax must no longer submit him or herself to secular trash, nor must he or she bring into their homes writers who have lifestyles and (more…)

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Kissinger on Iran: Has the U.S. Already Conceded a New Era of Nuclear Proliferation?

Wednesday February 11, 2015 6:13 AM

henry-kissingerOne big question coming out of the Munich security conference is whether Iran and the U.S. can strike a nuclear deal before the next, and perhaps final, deadline in March. But the better question may be what happens if they succeed-what happens if they sign an accord (more…)

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Speechless on Iranian Nukes

Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:53 AM

obama-iranA bad deal on Iranian nukes would be so catastrophic to global security that presidential resistance to a related speech - by the leader of an allied democracy, who may be the greatest expert on the issue   (more…)

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Businesses/Entrepreneurs in Need of Capital: Accelerator’s Investors Ready To Invest Their Own Capital

Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:18 AM

parnassah-expo-acceleratorIt is hard to believe that almost a year has passed since “The Accelerator” panel took place at the 2014 Parnassah Expo. It was the feature that wrapped up the two day event and drew a massive crowd in the main ballroom at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition (more…)

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ZOA Highlights Obama Administration’s Hypocritical One-Sided Interference With Israel’s Elections

Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:50 AM

netanyahu-obamaThe Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has highlighted the Obama administration’s hypocritical one-sided interference in Israel’s elections. The Obama administration is refusing to extend ordinary courtesies towards Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu (more…)

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Palestinian Authority Rewards Terrorists for Number of Jews They Kill

Monday February 9, 2015 8:31 AM

abbasBy Edwin Black

Last year, Congressional legislators were astonished to learn that the Palestinian Authority was issuing monthly payouts totaling between $3 and 7 million as salaries and other financial rewards to (more…)

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Mike Bloomberg: Disarm Young Black Males

Monday February 9, 2015 7:16 AM

bloomberg

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is under fire for a statement made at the Aspen Institute on Friday in which he sounded like he wants the government to disarm young black men. (more…)

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Analysis: Why Democrats Won’t Boycott Netanyahu

Monday February 9, 2015 1:27 AM

congressBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

The rumor that some Democrats might boycott Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is nothing more than a cheap scare tactic. (more…)

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Economics Will Decide the Israeli Elections in Netanyahu’s Favor

Sunday February 8, 2015 9:37 PM

netanyahuBy Gidon-Ben-Zvi

Forget Hezbollah, Hamas, Abbas, and Iran: the primary driver in Israel’s upcoming elections is the high cost of living. Recent polls have consistently shown that domestic policy and economics, rather (more…)

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Philanthropist Adam Milstein: “Whatever We Give To Charity, God Gives Us 10 Times More”

Sunday February 8, 2015 7:27 AM

adam-milstein-maiBy Jacob Kamaras

The way philanthropist Adam Milstein sees it, the priorities of fundraising and survival mean that Jewish and pro-Israel organizations are held back by a natural instinct against intimate and robust (more…)

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Human Rights Watch Official Urges US Holocaust Museum to Display Gaza War Pictures, While Praising Qatar Migrant Labor ‘Reforms’

Friday February 6, 2015 10:12 AM

us-holocaust-memorial-museum-washingtonBy B. Cohen

The brazen double standards underlying the approach of Human Rights Watch (HRW) - arguably the world’s leading human rights NGO - towards the Middle East were again laid bare yesterday, as the (more…)

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Analysis: Why Is Thomas Friedman Worrying About Anti-Semitism?

Friday February 6, 2015 7:36 AM

thomas-friedmanBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who has repeatedly claimed that Israel controls Washington, is warning that if Israel’s prime minister addresses Congress next month, “anti-Semites (more…)

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Building Our Children’s Self-Esteem

Friday February 6, 2015 5:48 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

It’s hard to believe that very soon it will be the shloshim for the much loved Dovid Winiarz, Dovid Avrohom ben Chiya Khas Z”L ZY”A, who departed from us so suddenly several weeks ago.  When we (more…)

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Who Can Legislate Morality?

Thursday February 5, 2015 11:41 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

If there is no God, everything is permitted.

- Fyodor Dostoevsky

No one understands better than the Jew that God is the foundation not only for behavior - how we are to act in the world - but also for morality - how we are to be in the world.  And, while the two, action and being, are (more…)

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Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Meets Senior Jewish Democrats Amid Fears VP Biden and Others Will Skip Netanyahu Address to Congress

Thursday February 5, 2015 10:05 AM

ron-dermerBy B. Cohen

Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, has met with senior Jewish Democrats on Capitol Hill following reports that Vice President Joe Biden and other leading Democrats may skip (more…)

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The Super Bowl

Thursday February 5, 2015 6:10 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

I had been planning this trip for a while and was looking forward to going to Yerushalayim for Shabbos. Then the predictions of the great blizzard set in. The flight was cancelled. I would have to (more…)

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How To Respond To Honors For Palestinian Killer Of U.S. Senator’s Niece

Thursday February 5, 2015 4:19 AM

dalal-mughrabiBy Stephen M. Flatow

Did you know that the United States Senate has been underwriting a series of events publicly glorifying a Palestinian terrorist who murdered an American citizen-in fact, a senator’s niece? Well, it (more…)

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Schabas Resignation Means It’s High Time To Address U.N. Bias On Israel

Thursday February 5, 2015 2:17 AM

prof-william-schabasBy Ben Cohen

A few months ago, I asked William Schabas, the Canadian academic who this week resigned as head of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s probe into last summer’s war in Gaza because of a (more…)

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Child Abuse Prevention Organization Brings Evening of Awareness Back to Miami

Wednesday February 4, 2015 10:45 AM

jcwDuring September of 2014, despite just 5 days’ notice, a large crowd of parents, educators and abuse survivors from the Miami Jewish community gathered in Miami Beach for an emotionally charged evening to raise awareness for child sexual abuse in the Orthodox (more…)

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Tu B’Shevat: Seeing Beyond the Moment

Wednesday February 4, 2015 9:11 AM

dried_fruitBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

Tu B’Shvat is the Jewish New Year for trees. It is often marked with joyous tunes, tree planting ceremonies (in Israel) and the consumption of many fruit. Interestingly, Tu B’Shvat, is not a (more…)

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To Speak for the Trees…

Tuesday February 3, 2015 10:24 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

I am the Lorax; I speak for the trees …

- Dr. Seuss

The Lorax

The noted children’s author, Dr. Seuss, understood well the importance of trees.  Without them, the landscape would be ever less joyful, the paths we walk would be ever so much more bleak, and, ultimately, the lives we lead would be unsustainable. (more…)

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Why Do Palestinians Believe Crazy Things?

Tuesday February 3, 2015 7:16 PM

palestinians-celebrating-attackBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

The overwhelming majority of Palestinian Arabs believe that Israel carried out the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, according to a new poll. Although at first blush one might be tempted to chuckle and turn the page, in fact the poll is (more…)

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The Genocidal Nature of Anti-Israel Radicalism Reveals Itself at UC Davis

Tuesday February 3, 2015 6:50 PM

uc-davisBy Richard L. Cravatts, PhD

In a morally coherent world, the chilling statement “Hamas & Sharia law have taken over UC Davis” would not have been spoken publicly, and certainly not by an elected student leader at an American public university. (more…)

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Satire: Obama Cites Lack Of Polish Golf Courses In Skipping Auschwitz

Tuesday February 3, 2015 10:11 AM

obama-golfRiyadh, Saudi Arabia - US President Barack Obama explained his decision today not to participate in the 70th anniversary ceremonies commemorating the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination (more…)

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