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Jonathan Sacks z”l – A Leader’s Call to Responsibility Ha’azinu 5782

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Victor Rosenthal – Our Existential Choice

Victor Rosenthal – Our Existential Choice n my previous post I asked why Israel only “plays defense” in recent times. Why do we only bat the rockets away with Iron Dome, instead of ending our enemies’ ability to launch them? Why do we bomb emp

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Jack Cohen – Eyeless in Gaza

Jack Cohen – Eyeless in Gaza Eyeless in Gaza, the title of a novel by Aldous Huxley, based on a re-telling of the biblical Samson saga by Milton in his story Samson Agonistes, is for me a suitable analogy to the US in its current state, strong but b

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RAV KOOK ON YOM HA’KIPPURIM:THE DAY OF AT-ONE-MENT

RAV KOOK ON YOM HA’KIPPURIM:THE DAY OF AT-ONE-MENT “In the depths of the human soul the voice of God calls ceaselessly. The tumult of life can confuse the person so that most of the time they will not hear this voice.”  (Maamarei HaRayah, p.113) Yo

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Jonathan Sacks z”l – The Courage to Grow & Finding Purpose

Jonathan Sacks z”l – The Courage to Grow & Finding Purpose Finding Purpose On Yom Kippur, we plead with God for forgiveness and reassess our life. Here is a powerful clip from Rabbi Sacks zt”l talking about how to find your purpose in li

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Steve Kramer – Iran’s Strategy Works

Steve Kramer – Iran’s Strategy Works While the US and the Europeans dawdle and vacillate at the JCPOA (Iran Agreement) meetings – or non-meetings – in Vienna, Iran gets ever closer to nuclear weapons capability. This situation is very

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Beyond “I Am Sorry”

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Beyond “I Am Sorry” During these ten Days of Repentance, we are urged again and again to turn to others with these three words: “Please Forgive Me” or “I am Sorry.” They are important, of course, but not the mos

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Exclusive: United Hatzalah Ambulance Team Saves Choking Victim On Rosh HaShanah

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Jonathan Sacks Z”l – Consensus vs. Command? Vayelech 5782

Jonathan Sacks Z”l – Consensus vs. Command? Vayelech 5782 What do you say to your successor? What advice do you give them? Vayelech is the place to look for the answer, because it is here that Moses finally handed the reins over to Joshua, a

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CTECH – Israel’s Latest Technology and Innovation News

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RAV KOOK ON ROSH HASHANAH: RENEWING THE POWER OF RENEWAL

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – De-Confusing “Orthodoxy” and “Ultra-Orthodoxy”

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – De-Confusing “Orthodoxy” and “Ultra-Orthodoxy” Lately, there have been too many news articles and commentaries using the term “Orthodox” when they mean “Ultra-Orthodox.” This confusion extends to TV as well,

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WATCH: Dip Your Apple & Flashmob for Taglit Ben Gurion Airport

WATCH: Dip Your Apple & Flashmob for Taglit Ben Gurion Airport A Rosh Hashanah musical parody by The Ein Prat Fountainheads from the Ein Prat Academy.   הבאנו שלום עליכם/ Hevenu Shalom Alehem /Jerusalem Academy flashmob for Taglit at Ben Gu

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Steve Kramer – Whither Jewish Identity 5782

Steve Kramer – Whither Jewish Identity 5782 Do you believe that our universe, and all other possible universes, was created by an everlasting supreme force? Or, do you believe that our universe, and all other possible universes, was created ex nihil

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 5, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 5, 2021 Many of Israel’s recent achievements connect new ideas and technology to long-standing problems or issues. In medicine, new Israeli treatments tackle cancer and autoimmune diseases; and there

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BESA: Dr. Michael A. Calvo – Israel and the Holy See

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL BRING ON THE LADIES

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EXCLUSIVE: Following Cardiac Arrest, EMT Performs CPR On His Neighbour Saving His Life

EXCLUSIVE: Following Cardiac Arrest, EMT Performs CPR On His Neighbour Saving His Life Kiryat Ata – On Wednesday night in Kiryat Ata, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yoni Tehila was at home in his apartment, relaxing on the couch after a long day at w

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UNPACKED: Watch-Can Jews Be Antisemitic? | Antisemitism, Explained

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Jonathan Sacks Z”l – Defeating Death Nitzavim 5781

Jonathan Sacks Z”l – Defeating Death Nitzavim 5781 Only now, reaching Nitzavim, can we begin to get a sense of the vast, world-changing project at the heart of the Divine-human encounter that took place in the lifetime of Moses and the birth

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Shelly Schreter – Israel: My Issues with Prayer

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Einat Wilf – How Not to Think About the Conflict

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TAU – Scientific Breakthrough in the Battle Against Cancer

TAU – Scientific Breakthrough in the Battle Against Cancer First 3D-bioprinting of a viable and perfusable tumor The 3D model of glioblastoma – the deadliest type of brain cancer – is printed from human glioblastoma tissues containing all co

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Matti Friedman – Eight Tips for Reading About Israel

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Palestinian Political Analyst Bassem Eid: Explains Hamas

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CTECH: Israel’s Latest Innovation and Technology News

CTECH: Israel’s Latest Innovation and Technology News The “Great Resignation” is rocking Israel’s jobs market. For many of the local workforce, the global pandemic served as a chance to reevaluate their lives and careers, so who are the Israel

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: GYMNASTICS AND CONTORTIONS

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: GYMNASTICS AND CONTORTIONS There cannot be many in Israel – other than within Bnei Brak and the Meah Shearim, perhaps – whose chest did not swell with pride last weekend at the brilliant achievement of Linoy

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – High Teching Israel’s Housing Problem

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RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT KI TAVO: CREATING A WORLD ‘FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY

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Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen: The Ingathering of the Exiles Is Not Over

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Steve Kramer – Stop Accommodating the Totalitarians

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    Jonathan Sacks z”l – A Nation of Storytellers Ki Tavo 5781

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    UNPACKED: Do Jews Cause Antisemitism? | Antisemitism, Explained

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    UNPACKED: What does the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan mean for Israel and the Middle East?

    UNPACKED: What does the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan mean for Israel and the Middle East?   By Sara Himeles What does the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan mean for Israel and the Middle East? As Americans and the West process the rapid collapse of

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    Thane Rosenbaum – The Eclipse of Jewish Cultural Power

    Thane Rosenbaum – The Eclipse of Jewish Cultural Power SAPIR: A Journal of Jewish Conversations Culture, true culture, breathes life into societies — launching ideas, sparking conversations, changing minds, expanding horizons, stilling hearts.

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    CTECH: Israel’s Latest Innovation and Technology News

    CTECH: Israel’s Latest Innovation and Technology News   Chinese heads are turning to Israel’s proptech sector. Israel has seen recent success in construction technology, and China is looking at ways it can join in on the action. Read more Int

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    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 22, 2021

    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 22, 2021 You may experience “deja vu” when reading this week’s positive Israel newsletter, as many of the articles are variations of news items that have appeared in past issues.  They in

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    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – A New “University” in Israel: Depth Without Breadth

    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – A New “University” in Israel: Depth Without Breadth This week Israel officially granted University status to the Inter-Disciplinary Center (IDC) situated in Herzliyah, to be now called Reichman University in honor of it

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    Imam Tawhidi – I Was an Extremist and an Antisemite

    Imam Tawhidi – I Was an Extremist and an Antisemite Blog from Times of Israel Everyone has a story. My story is a long one, which is why I put the main parts of it in a book. To make sure that all my friends and followers can read my book, I recentl

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    Steve Kramer – Israel Goes It Alone

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    ELUL-TORAT HARAV KOOK ON ‘TSHUVA/RETURN’

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    Jonathan Sacks z”l – Against Hate Ki Teitse 5781

    Jonathan Sacks z”l – Against Hate Ki Teitse 5781 Ki Teitse contains more laws than any other parsha in the Torah, and it is possible to be overwhelmed by this embarrass de richesse of detail. One verse, however, stands out by its sheer count

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    Mark Okrent – A Uniquely Israeli Experience

    Mark Okrent – A Uniquely Israeli Experience I think that my North American and British friends might be interested in the following Israeli anecdote which I experienced today.   This morning, I received a Whatsapp message from one of the “old

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    UNPACKED: Watch Is Criticizing Israel Antisemitic? | Antisemitism, Explained

    UNPACKED: Watch Is Criticizing Israel Antisemitic? | Antisemitism, Explained Is criticizing Israel anti-Jewish? Not necessarily. Israel—like all countries—is, and should be, subject to political criticism over its conduct. However, in many places wher

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    UNPACKED – 10 spiritual hacks to embrace during Elul

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    CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News

    CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News Investment platform OurCrowd in negotiations for $1 billion SPAC merger. Jerusalem-based OurCrowd, founded by Jon Medved, helps institutions and individuals invest in emerging companies and is c

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    Attending The Wedding Of The Soldier He Saved Six Years Prior

    Attending The Wedding Of The Soldier He Saved Six Years Prior After a devastating terror attack almost left her dead six years ago, a young bride reunites with the EMT who saved her life by inviting him to her wedding Adam – On a Wednesday, October

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    Saudi Journalist Who Advocated Peace with Israel Is Released

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    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 15, 2021

    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 15, 2021 This newsletter always contains true to life positive news articles from Israel. This issue is packed full of life-saving examples. They include successful coronavirus treatments, UV sterilizing, a

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    Barry Werner – A Summary of the Palestinian Conflict

    Barry Werner – A Summary of the Palestinian Conflict The Jews of Europe were facing pogroms (murderous antisemitic riots) in the 19th century and a small group of Jews, who called themselves Zionists, understood that the situation was getting worse.

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    Exclusive: Petah Tikva EMT Performs CPR On Foreigner And Saves His Life

    Exclusive: Petah Tikva EMT Performs CPR On Foreigner And Saves His Life Petach Tikvah – Just after 12:00 p.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Gilad Sharaby was in his home in Petah Tikva when he was suddenly alerted to a nearby medical emergency. A f

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      Jonathan Sacks z”l – Learning and Leadership Shoftim 5781

      Jonathan Sacks z”l – Learning and Leadership Shoftim 5781 The parsha of Shoftim is the classic source of the three types of leadership in Judaism, called by the Sages the “three crowns”: of priesthood, kingship and Torah.[1] This is the

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      UNPACKED: Watch-Beyond Left or Right: Whose Fault is Antisemitism?

      UNPACKED: Watch-Beyond Left or Right: Whose Fault is Antisemitism? While the Holocaust may be over, antisemitism is still very much alive. So, whose fault is it? And how do we address it? The sad truth is that antisemitism has always been spread by offend

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      Israel National News – ‘UNRWA is missing the point entirely’

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      Steve Kramer – Might Iran Implode? An Israeli Perspective

      Steve Kramer – Might Iran Implode? An Israeli Perspective Iran has never caused more trouble than it does today. It has successfully completed its “crescent” road eastward to the Mediterranean through Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. It’s proxy milit

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      Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs – Latest News Resources and In-Depth Issues Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs News Resources – North America, Europe, and Asia: Pentagon Investigation Says Iran behind Attack on Mercer Street Tanker 

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      Victor Rosenthal – How the West was Lost and What “Everyone Knows”

      Victor Rosenthal – How the West Was Lost and What “Everyone Knows” How the West Was Lost oday the world we live in is dominated by a Western alliance that includes the US and much of Europe, along with some smaller players. This alliance

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      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 8, 2021

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      CTECH – The Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News

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      Arab and Jewish Singers Sing ‘Hallelujah’ in Arabic and English

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      Ruth R. Wisse – The Allure of Powerlessness

      Ruth R. Wisse – The Allure of Powerlessness SAPIR: A Journal of Jewish Conversations Two jews in a wagon are traveling along a narrow country road when suddenly their horse rears to a stop. A boulder is blocking their path. The Jews begin trading id

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      Israel Seen Exclusive: Between Delivery and Deliverance

      Israel Seen Exclusive: Between Delivery and Deliverance Postman EMT Often Changes Hats Between Delivering Packages and Saving Lives   Zichron Yaakov – 46-year-old Gili Gahuzi is a married man and father of three who has been working as a delive

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      PARSHAT RE’EH: RAV KOOK ON ‘HOW TO BE HAPPY’

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      Jonathan Sacks z”l – Defining Reality Re’eh 5781

      Jonathan Sacks z”l – Defining Reality Re’eh 5781 One of the gifts of great leaders, and one from which each of us can learn, is that they frame reality for the group. They define its situation. They specify its aims. They articulate its

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      UNPACKED – Why is Antisemitism Still Around? | Antisemitism, Explained

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      Daniel Gordis – American Jews and Israel: Shifting Sands, Again?

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      UNPACKED – How A Secret War Between the USSR and Israel Almost Caused World War 3 Could a secret war between the USSR and Israel have started a third world war? Although the USSR supported the founding of Israel, their relationship started to sour a

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – The Left/Right Circle of Anti-Zionism

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      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 1, 2021

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 1, 2021 There is so much smart hi-tech innovation in this week’s positive Israel newsletter. Medical news includes novel ways to block the coronavirus and cancer growth; Artificial Inteligence to diag

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      Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – 30 JULY 2021

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      Jonathan Sacks z”l – To Lead is to Listen Eikev 5781

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      Mel Alexenberg – Educating a Jewish Artist for the Future

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      PARSHAT EKEV: RAV KOOK ON ‘FEARING GOD FEARLESSLY’

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      Steve Kramer – Two Burning Questions About Israel

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      Jack Cohen – Spies of No Country: Matti Friedman

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      Victor Rosenthal – How BDS can be Totally Ineffective and yet Extremely Dangerous

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      Alex Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky – The Progressive Saviour Complex: Quakers, American Jews and Israel

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      Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – “The Day of Our Fatal Divisiveness”: REFLECTIONS ON TISHA B’AV

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      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 26, 2021

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Cherry (Garcia) Picking the Concept of Tikkun Olam

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      Steve Kramer – Jew-hatred Now Acceptable in the US

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      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 18, 2021

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