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Everyone has the right to deny access to those they consider dangerous, but that doesn't make it the smart move
Israel is the only Jewish state we have
The vast majority of Diaspora Jews know that helping Israel may be the best investment for their own futures
Taking the whole family to the ER
Believe it or not, this is a heartwarming tale of medical bureaucracy
Every day with no siren is a gift
As a student in Sderot, I strive to enjoy the calm between rocket attacks -- and carry anti-anxiety pills in my wallet
Religious revelations from the slaughterhouse
The OU's decertification of 'shackle and hoist'-slaughtered meat shows how Jewish ethical precepts can be elevated
Educational TV takes its final breath — what a pity
Israel's oldest broadcast company shaped generations of kids with intelligent, sensitive programming. It was axed for no good reason
Trump could have saved Erdogan from himself. He kicked him instead.
Turkey’s worsening crisis is due to Erdogan’s megalomania, not Trump’s bullying, but Turks won't see it that way
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Oct 7, 2014, 1:10 AM
Visit Palestine with a Guide
A guide can help you see things you might not notice while exploring Israel and can explain and make sense of what you are looking at, putting what you are seeing in its historical, religious and/or cultural context. Walking through the...
Oct 7, 2014, 1:08 AM
Changing the “Conceptzia”
On that afternoon in October 1973 the sounds of war sirens disturbed our Yom Kippur respite in the student dormitory at the (now long gone) American College in Jerusalem. In the hours that followed, we spent some time huddled...
Oct 7, 2014, 1:05 AM
Today, October 6, 2014, is Jack Pavony’s real birthday. When he came to America and presented his papers to the immigration officer at Elis Island, the officer read Jack’s birthday as ‘month and day’ as is customary in the United...
Oct 7, 2014, 1:04 AM
A New Paradigm?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new suggestion that a regional approach needs to be taken to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict might involve a variation of ideas proposed by retired Israeli Major General Giora Eiland in 2008. A former head of...
Oct 7, 2014, 1:03 AM
God and I got divorced today
It has been coming for a long time...I've been fighting it, fear of going it alone, fear of letting go, of not being able to rely on G-d anymore, social pressure, not wanting to 'break up' the family, not...
Naomi L. Baum
Oct 7, 2014, 1:02 AM
Life Unexpected: Spotting Squills
Riding my bicycle this week along the back roads of Emek Haela, I noticed how parched the fields were, browns and grays painting the landscape with clouds of dust raised by the tractor in the far off field. The...
Oct 7, 2014, 12:21 AM
Imagining a freer Hong Kong
The young demonstrators in the Chinese enclave have planted the seeds of future change
Oct 7, 2014, 12:15 AM
I'm feeling like my extremist personality is cropping up this week. Following the Rosh Hashana triple header, I dreaded returning to work. Don't get me wrong, I'm satisfied at work and enjoy the company of the people I'm with. It...
Mame Bougouma LP Diene
Oct 6, 2014, 5:35 PM
You know nothing Bill Maher
The comedian and TV host's rant against liberals was ignorant and Islamophobic
Oct 6, 2014, 4:56 PM
Restart or Refresh?
As we enter Sukkot, the last of the Jewish holidays in the series of those associated with ushering in a new year, it seems that we have been afforded an opportunity that our fast-paced lives do not allow for...