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The State of Israel’s Independence
The State of Israel’s Independence

The State of Israel’s independence, as well as its continued survival, is a modern day miracle…

Ethics of the Fathers
Ethics of the Fathers

Between political corruption and financial misdeeds, it is easy to wonder what ever happened to ethical standards. Although superficially it seems that the Torah’s primary focus is…

Loyalty, A Prayer for the Government
Loyalty, A Prayer for the Government

Today, May 1st, is International Workers’ Day, which is a celebration of…

Blasphemy
Blasphemy

The Torah (Leviticus 24:10-12) records the story of a nameless youth whose mother was an Israelite and whose father was Egyptian. The Torah later identifies the boy’s mother as Shelomith the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan. One day, the young man got into a fight with another man…

Righteous Americans
Righteous Americans

Given that the Holocaust was, on the whole, a European event, it is not surprising that there are only three Americans listed as the Righteous Among the Nations at Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Memorial. It is, however, because these Americans chos…

WATCH: Israelis Pause in Silence for Holocaust Remembrance Day WATCH: Israelis Pause in Silence for Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Monday morning at 10 A.M., as schools and many places of work gathered at special assemblies, a two-minute siren wailed across the country – bringing Israel to a literal halt.

Remember
Remember

The Jewish nation has a long historical memory. Jewish history is replete with accounts of those who attacked Jews and Jewish communities, and the records of countless victims. On the other hand, the Jewish calendar also records dates commemorating the…

The Tribe of Benjamin
The Tribe of Benjamin

As ancestors of the Tribes of Israel, the lives and personalities of each of the twelve sons of Jacob significantly impacted…

Do You Worry About Par’Nassah?
Do You Worry About Par’Nassah?

Many people spend much time thinking and even worrying about par’nassah (livelihood). Jewish tradition teaches that different…

Curse You – Not!
Curse You – Not!

In a perfect world, one would never feel such intense anger at another person that one would actually wish them harm. Alas, we do not live in a perfect world…

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