Our World: The new Guardians of Israel

Author: Caroline Glick THE JERUSALEM POST Mar. 24, 2008 Moshav Tzipori, in the Lower Galilee, is a microcosm of the history of the Land of Israel. A regional capital under King Herod, Tzipori was the seat of Jewish learning and the preservation of the Torah through some of the most tumultuous periods

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No. We’re Sorry. Not Jerusalem

This morning I counted.  There were at least ten times the Hebrew name of Jerusalem, or its synonym Zion, passed my lips.  Before breakfast. There was “Jerusalem, praise G-d,” “May You shine a new light on Zion,”  “the Builder of Jerusalem,” and many more throughout the Jewish

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Are We Crazy for Visiting Israel?

Q:We are planning a trip to Israel and many of our friends and family have said that we are crazy for doing so.  Do they have a point?  How should we respond? Unfortunately, your situation is more the rule than the exception. Based on sensationalized media coverage, many perceive Israel as a perpetual

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The Kotel, How holy is it?

Author: Yonina Zauzmer Little more than two decades ago, the cries of “Hakotel B’yadeinu” rang in the streets. The remains of the Second Beis HaMikdash were again in Jewish hands, and daveners flocked to the Kotel with awe and respect. Yet today, the Western Wall plaza often resembles a campground for

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Distinguished Service

Author: Rabbi Avi ShafranDirector of Public Affairs, Agudath Israel of America;American Director, Am Echad Are haredi men in Israel freeloading draft dodgers, contemptuous of their fellow citizens and unconcerned with their safety and security? Some ardently secularist Israelis readily answer in the affirmative; and some American Jews,

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Tearing for Jerusalem

THE OBLIGATION TO TEAR ONE’S CLOTHINGON SEEING YERUSHALAYIM AND MAKOM HAMIKDASH IN RUINS WHY:      Upon seeing the hills of Yerushalayim and Makom HaMikdash in ruins, Chazal established that one should express his personal mourning over the destruction by tearing one’s clothing similar to that done by a mourner [upon the death of/]for a close relative.  This should be

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Ice Cold Peppers

The Jerusalem Post Newspaper: Online News From IsraelWEIN ON-LINE: Ice-cold Chili PeppersBy Berel WeinAugust, 22 2001(August 22) The entertainment world in Israel was thrown into abject sadness last week when the American rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled its scheduled appearance. The promoter promised to refund

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The Battle For Jerusalem

The Battle for Jerusalem – Parshat Shoftim Jonah Goldberg, the editor of the National Review Online recently offered the following observation regarding the seemingly intractable Mid-East crisis,” Israel offered a stunningly generous peace settlement to Yasser Arafat in the last days of the Clinton Administration. I thought

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Facts on Israel

The following material was written by an American Christian professor. HERE’S THE BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT TODAY Nationhood and Jerusalem Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C.E., two thousand years before the rise of Islam. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of

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Seven Ways You Can Help Israel

Author: Michael Freund Whether you’re thousands of miles away, or living right in Jerusalem, you can help make a difference in these difficult times. For many Jews around the world, one of the most frustrating aspects of the current violence in Israel is the seeming inability to

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Crash Course in Middle East History

www.facts4peace.com Nationhood and Jerusalem • Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C.E., two thousand years before the rise of Islam. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel. •

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