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To American Jewish rabbis, Left and Right: this Yom Kippur, please don’t waste your prime sermon time on partisanship.
By decoupling Israel from Palestine and treating each on their own merits, the UAE and Bahrain have gained much - and others can do the same.
Will Japan’s next leader echo these warm views on the Jews and Israel?
Although Iran and Turkey have collaborated recently, the two authoritarian states often find themselves on conflicting sides of regional clashes.
The US is precisely right to take extreme action against Iran.
Did he not understand what the treaty said?
Why is the idea of one God so important, and is it unique to Judaism?
“If religion is part of the problem, then it must necessarily be part of the solution.”
There is no doubt that the agreements are another small step forward toward a change in the balance of powers in the Middle East to Israel’s benefit.
Jewish voters' love for Israel in their hearts needs to translate through to the ballot box.
Undoubtedly characterized by authoritarian leaders as a “useful idiot,” Moscow must have kompromat on Trump.
Leifer is expected to appeal to the Supreme Court. If that fails, she will finally be on her way to Australia.
Stopping the protests for a few weeks is not the end of democracy.
Over the decades, it hosted journalists, politicians, writers and celebrities of every kind. You never knew who you were going to meet.
The use of virtual means to conduct religious services, even where Halacha does not permit it, is a cause for real concern.
Iranian mullahs provide large sums of money to Palestinian organizations such as Hamas, among others. But the cash does not go to the Palestinian people; it funds Iran’s regional expansion project.
Because immigration can be a challenging and stressful period in a person’s life, it is important to be in a stable place with one’s psychiatric treatment in the months before moving.
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We cannot advance against the ayatollahs and other jihadis unless we overcome that “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror” that now paralyzes our thought and speech.
Forward-thinking education models can take advantage of the benefits of both online and off-line learning, as well as the unique synergy of their combination.
Of course anti-Muslim bigotry must be guarded against, but we can call out such bigotry while also speaking clearly about the need to fight and counter radicalism wherever it rears its ugly head.
Never being a believer of everything I read in the papers, I will take with a grain of salt your comments on two of your goals for El Al: punctuality and upgrading food services.
In areas where fiber optics have been introduced, the number of start-ups increased by 5%, the cost of living fell drastically and peripheral areas were significantly strengthened.
Peace agreements are no substitute for public health, for jobs and for social solidarity.
Everyone else thinks it’s “gross”. Well if any family members are reading this, how about throwing me a bone this year and make some honey cake for me!”
As parents and children, citizens and Jews, we need to consider how we will adapt to our surroundings. We need to focus on what we can control in how we celebrate these auspicious days.
What logic is this decision based upon? Why is the closure scheduled to last two to three weeks and not two to three months? What public health logic justifies closure in the first place?
The complexities of the eye bring with it challenges that accompany medical conditions that pertain to our eyesight and the functionality of the eye, conditions such as glaucoma.
Claim at the relevant governmental (usually the Israel Tax Authority) website and give your bank account details, otherwise you might miss out. Delays are occurring. Mistakes can now be appealed.
The story of the Akeidah and Rosh Hashanah 5781.
The Left can’t acknowledge Netanyahu’s historic achievement of peace with the Gulf states.
Abraham had two sons: Ishmael, born to Hagar, and Isaac, born to Sarah. There was clear tension between the two.
Last year, we hadn’t heard of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus; this year, there was no escape.
There is fear because we don’t really know how the country will look when we emerge, what the economy will look like, and whether we will still have jobs.
In one fell swoop, Trump set the record straight about Israel and its neighbors.
Let’s follow the government’s new regulations as best as we can, with the hope that we will emerge with a dramatic decrease in the number of infections after the holidays.
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This centrality of the home and of family comes into renewed focus on Rosh Hashanah.
The lesson then is how to prepare for anything when we live in such an uncertain world.
Why is the shofar blown during the preceding month of Elul?
After every major armed conflict with Israel, Hamas emerged seemingly victorious from post-ceasefire negotiations.
By normalizing relations with Israel, Iran and Turkey proclaimed, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain had betrayed the Palestinians.
Peres would have leveraged the Israel-UAE agreement to promote Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.
Israel has thrived because it has enjoyed bipartisan support in the United States for the vast majority of the past 72 years.
The Arab leaders who have recognized and normalized with Israel have stated they have not betrayed the Palestinians. Do they know something that we do not know?
His own secretary of state echoed a warning about authoritarians elsewhere, but the words resounded in our own roiling political climate.
Instead of reveling in regional peace, many Israelis are wondering how they’re going to pay their rent, mortgage and provide holiday meals.
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There is now a broad social realization that the elderly are the main risk group that needs to be protected.
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Especially at this complex crossroads, amid mass confusion, concern and despair, Rosh Hashanah can overwhelm.
On Rosh Hashanah we should pray God makes our selfish leaders realize they must change their behavior and set aside their personal political interests.
“Instead of focusing on past conflicts, people are now focused on creating a vibrant future filled with endless possibilities.”
TWA flight 741 was one of three planes successfully hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine that day — the hijacking of an El Al plane was foiled by the onboard sky marshals.
There was none to be found. He should have been told that only mask-wearers were permitted in that synagogue. He should have been asked to leave. But he wasn’t and he didn’t. Instead, I did.
There were those who taught that God controls whatever happens, and those who were taught that the world functions in accord with the arbitrary rules of nature irrespective of human comportment.
As the country’s coronavirus commissioner Ronni Gamzu said Sunday, paraphrasing John F. Kennedy, ask not what the government can do to beat corona, ask what you can do to beat corona.
Those who live without renewing themselves may be described more accurately as existing rather than living.
Apps like TikTok are giving children the tools to be sexually exploited without them even realizing, and it’s shaping Gen Z in an alarming way we need to address.
The time has come to honor the memory of Yakub Abu Al Qian by acting justly towards his living family members.
We do not know if Serbia or Kosovo will ever open embassies in Jerusalem. What we do know is that Israel is diplomatically weaker now than it was before the agreement was signed.
Please don’t assume that people with disabilities will want to just stay at home because of the difficulties this year.
The financial crisis of 2008 highlighted the need to adapt the global financial system to the 21st century.
Rosh Hashanah is the 'Harat Olam' – the pregnancy of the world. It is our responsibility to pray that this pregnancy will be the best it can be.
Ringer sees great importance in preserving urban wild plants, often referred to as “weeds,” or “nuisances,” unwelcome in gardens and public spaces.
In 2019 a delegation from Israel’s Foreign Ministry was invited to participate in a conference on entrepreneurship in Manama.
As long as the Palestinian leadership rejects peace, the Palestinian people should reject their leadership.
Grown at the Arava Institute with its Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian student body, the 'Methuselah' and 'Hannah' dates show the potential for renewal, like Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones.
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A business expert from Lahav, a Bank Hapoalim branch manager and two owners of private clinics explain how to cope with the financial crisis – and even emerge from it stronger.
In a nutshell, what we have here in Israel is a global public health crisis exacerbated by a serious pre-existing condition in our body politic, and the prognosis is not good.
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Despite its impressive name, “Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act Report,” the report does not guarantee anything.
Normalization is the buzzword of the moment. We are now normalizing things that had been abnormal for far too long.
I wonder if they keep the other Torah commandments, especially those for women.
Bolivia’s longest serving president: Socialist authoritarian to some, champion of the people to others.
At the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel, we are pioneering off the grid wastewater treatment and reuse systems that treat wastewater on-site.
To fully absorb how shocking this finding is, one has to realize that housing demolitions and evictions are not only a world-wide phenomenon.
The problem is something else – the length of his trip.
In the 2000s, a new generation of rulers came into power in four of the seven emirates that comprise the UAE.
Will the Europeans abandon their outdated conception of the Middle East peace process – more particularly the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Every decision Netanyahu makes is tainted and motivated by what is good for him personally, and not for the country.
If families are going to be separated for one of the most important family dates on the Jewish calendar, they should know in advance.
“Go out there and let it rip and don’t worry about overthinking things and trying to be perfect. Because when you try to be perfect, that’s when you make mistakes.” -Teddy Bridgewater
Businesses must be proactive and manage through the changing landscape to ensure employees are positioned, regardless of where they are located, to effectively manage all points along the omnichannel
The US-UAE arms deal is a legitimate, reasonable, logical move that poses no risk to Israel’s security. I would add that in no way does this deal affect Israel’s qualitative military advantage.
Trump's miracle coronavirus vaccine could actually work, it would be a miracle – but miracles don't happen often.
The “special relations” with the US and its involvement in the normalization of relations between Israel and other countries in the Middle East are not to be taken for granted.
It is easier to hold a nationalist position about a conflict in the home country when one’s civil rights are protected as citizen/resident of a hosting country.
We all should be able to choose our Judaism, to live according to its basic values, and not according to halachic definitions of Orthodox Judaism.
‘To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own’
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It’s no longer enough to dismiss someone but you have to cancel them – delete their very existence.