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Steve Kramer - Crypto-Jews of New Mexico

Steve Kramer – Crypto-Jews of New Mexico When Jordi was just ten years old, his grandfather said, “This is how we butcher a chicken,” as he demonstrated the kosher slaughtering method. Jordi’s grandfather thereby revealed that the family w

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Sabine Sterk - Positivity, What is the power of Israel?

Sabine Sterk – Positivity, What is the power of Israel? What is the power of Israel? How is it possible that within 7 decades Israel transformed from the desert into a thriving and prosperous country. Despite all tensions, terror attacks, antisemiti

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Jonathan Sacks - The Festival of Insecurity

Jonathan Sacks – The Festival of Insecurity What exactly is a sukkah? What is it supposed to represent? The question is essential to the mitzvah itself. The Torah says: “Live in sukkot for seven days… so your descendants will know that I ha

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 13 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 13 2019 The highlights include: First patient trials show new Israeli ALS treatment slows disease significantly. Surgeons have used Israeli virtual reality system to treat thousands of patients. Three typic

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UNPACKED - What are the Israeli Settlements? | Settlements Part 1

UNPACKED – What are the Israeli Settlements? | Settlements Part 1 There are few words more divisive in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than “settlements.” Some people believe Israelis have every right to live in the West Bank / J

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CTECH Top Stories of the Week in Israel

CTECH Top Stories of the Week in Israel CTECH Benny Landa’s Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds. The printing multi-millionaire’s newest venture has him cooking diamonds in a central Israel lab, in a process he describes as “alchemy”. Read more Isra

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Assaf Erez - Photo Surprises and Quirky Views of Israel

Assaf Erez – Photo Surprises and Quirky Views of Israel Once again Assaf takes his Sabra view of Israel into the simple world of life in the here and now.  

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Jonathan Sacks - Let My Teaching Drop as Rain Ha'azinu 5780

Jonathan Sacks – Let My Teaching Drop as Rain Ha’azinu 5780 In the glorious song with which Moses addresses the congregation, he invites the people to think of the Torah – their covenant with God – as if it were like the rain that waters t

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WATCH - In Song, Discussion Yom Kippur

WATCH – In Song, Discussion Yom Kippur The Meaning of Kol Nidrei   IDF Chief Cantor Sings “Unetanneh Tokef” This video clip, which was produced especially for the Jewish High Holidays, shows the IDF chief cantor and IDF soldiers sin

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Jack Cohen - The Greatest Transformation in History

Jack Cohen – The Greatest Transformation in History How is it that the Jewish people went from being the greatest victims in history to becoming the most victorious military force in the 20th century in just three years?  The Holocaust of WWII was

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IsraelSeen Exclusive - Treating Injuries of the Body and Mind

IsraelSeen Exclusive – Treating Injuries of the Body and Mind It was 8:00 p.m. and volunteer EMT and professional doula Kayla Tzur was relaxing at home when United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center alerted her to a motorcycle accident that to

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Lee Diamond - Consider the Shofar שפר

Lee Diamond – Consider the Shofar שפר The clarion call of the Jewish People. *Not the overwhelming blast of trumpets! *Not the pomp and circumstances Which accompanies  entering royalty! *Not Beethoven’s  5th symphony and Its familiar opening

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Barry Shaw - Holocaust Memorial Day. They forgot the Jews!

Barry Shaw – Holocaust Memorial Day. They forgot the Jews! In a chilling message about the future of Britain, the University College Union in Britain sent out an email to all their groups informing them of the Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 commemorati

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UNPACKED - The Life and Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

UNPACKED – The Life and Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin This week, we’re unpacking the life of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s fifth prime minister and the country’s first sabra leader. In many ways, Rabin’s life has been overshadowed by his death bu

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Victor Rosenthal - A Welcoming Host for the Virus of Antisemitism

Victor Rosenthal – A Welcoming Host for the Virus of Antisemitism In the US, there is a Jewish Voice for Peace, an If Not Now, a J Street, an Open Hillel, and a Tzedek Chicago – and probably a hundred other Jewish organizations with the same gener

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Jonathan Sacks - The Torah as God's Song Vayelech 5780

Jonathan Sacks – The Torah as God’s Song Vayelech 5780 At the end of his life, having given the Israelites at God’s behest 612 commands, Moses gave them the final mitzvah: “Now therefore write down for yourselves this song and teach it to

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IDF Soldiers Ate 30 Tons of Apples, 3 Tons of Honey on Rosh Hashana

IDF Soldiers Ate 30 Tons of Apples, 3 Tons of Honey on Rosh Hashana IDF soldiers enjoyed the High Holidays with an abundance of apples and honey! By TPS h/t UnitedwithIsrael.org The IDF supplied its soldiers with 30 tons of apples, three tons of honey and

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Jane Hudson - Israeli Property Investors Turning to Greece's Passion for Feng Shui for Inspiration

Jane Hudson – Israeli Property Investors Turning to Greece’s Passion for Feng Shui for Inspiration As Greece’s economy recovers, it is Israeli property investors who are receiving much of the credit, with new figures revealing that they have

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Lee Diamond - For these Sins על חטא

Lee Diamond – For these Sins על חטא For the sin that We have committed By abandoning the Jewish people For the sin that We  have committed By rejecting our fellow Jews For the sin that We have committed By allowing anti semitism flourish For t

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No Camel's Israeli Innovation News – Top Stories This Week

No Camel’s Israeli Innovation News – Top Stories This Week Ahead Of Jewish New Year, 10 Buzz-Worthy Facts About Honey In Israel Honey is in the culinary spotlight in Israel right now, with Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – upon us. Tradition a

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Sept 29 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept 29 2019 The highlights include: US approval has just been given to seven Israeli medical devices and treatments. The first Israeli woman to command an IAF squadron. Another 8 Rwandan children are flown to I

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Jonathan Sacks - Ten Ideas for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Jonathan Sacks – Ten Ideas for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur As we approach Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the start of the Jewish year, here are ten short ideas which might help you focus your davening and ensure you have a meaningful and transformat

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Jonathan Sacks - Not Beyond the Sea

Jonathan Sacks – Not Beyond the Sea When I was a student at university in the late 1960s – the era of student protests, psychedelic drugs, and the Beatles meditating with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi – a story went the rounds. An American Jewish wo

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Barry Shaw - Does Anyone Tell the Truth Anymore?

Barry Shaw – Does Anyone Tell the Truth Anymore? As an outsider, I have been witnessing the weaponizing of the intelligence and law enforcement agencies of the United States to try and fraudulently win an election, and then attempt to stage a politi

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Victor Rosenthal - Antisemitism: Far Worse than You Thought

Victor Rosenthal – Antisemitism: Far Worse than You Thought I just finished Bari Weiss’ book, How to Fight Anti-Semitism. I suggest that you read it. Not because I agree with everything in it, especially her answers to the question implied by its

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Jack Cohen - The Truth about the Palestinians II

Jack Cohen – The Truth about the Palestinians II No-one has heard of Israa Ghrayeb, a young attractive Palestinian woman from Beit Sahur in the PA, who was murdered horribly in a so-called “honor killing” by her family. Her crime, dishonoring th

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 23 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 23 2019 The highlights include: An Israeli cancer treatment in development locates, tags and blocks tumors. Europe is funding Israeli development of a molecule to prevent blindness. Israel has been invited

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Jack Cohen - The Truth about the Palestinians I

Jack Cohen – The Truth about the Palestinians I I saw an unusual program on France 24 News in English on Friday that presented a view of the Palestinians rarely seen – the truth!  The program interviewed ordinary Palestinian Arabs in Gaza and the

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Steve Ornstein - Tikva-Hope is what we are made of

Steve Ornstein – Tikva-Hope is what we are made of The elections are over and every pundit is sharing their appraisal of what a future government will look like. After all the disgusting personal attacks from ALL sides of the political spectrum is i

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Lee Diamond - Sculpting a Jewish Society

Lee Diamond – Sculpting a Jewish Society We were a work in progress For two thousand years We drew plans For two thousand years We wrote the text For two thousand years We wrote the laws And imagined a society Of growing values For a returned nation

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IsraelSeen Exclusive - special event took place at United Hatzalah of Israel's headquarters in Jerusalem

IsraelSeen Exclusive – special event took place at United Hatzalah of Israel’s headquarters in Jerus Director of the Women’s Unit Gitty Beer said: “The point  of the event was to have all of these women who give of themselves and their ti

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    Jonathan Sacks - A Nation of Storytellers

    Jonathan Sacks – A Nation of Storytellers Howard Gardner, professor of education and psychology at Harvard University, is one of the great minds of our time. He is best known for his theory of “multiple intelligences,” the idea that there is not

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    Barry Shaw - The Israel Election and Liberman's Conditions

    Barry Shaw – The Israel Election and Liberman’s Conditions The Israeli elections on September 2019 proved one thing. Not only is Israel the only democracy in the Middle East, it is also a global democracy on steroids. The elections results sho

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    Cutting-edge rehab center takes root in Negev Desert oasis for the disabled

    Cutting-edge rehab center takes root in Negev Desert oasis for the disabled h/t No Camels In the arid Negev desert, in the southern city of Ofakim, there is an oasis featuring water trickling over pebbles, patches of shaded green grass and walkways, Japan

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    Jack Cohen - The Jordan Valley Issue

    Jack Cohen – The Jordan Valley Issue Tomorrow is the voting for Israel’s latest election, and the main issue being fought out on the right is the Jordan Valley Issue.  As PM Netanyahu seeks to draw support away from his far-right opponents, princ

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    This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 15 2019

    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 15 2019 The highlights include: Two Israelis can walk again thanks to 3D printed implants. Critically ill patients can receive new Israeli liver cancer treatment. Jerusalem lit up the sky to mark 18th anni

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      Lee Diamond - The Fountain of Youth

      Lee Diamond – The Fountain of Youth Ponce De Leon According to the legend Sought it. Many claims to it Are recorded But always secretive Only because There is no such Magic fountain And so it must be Told. The “Elder” Is to be Venerated. For the

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      Steve Kramer - How Ignorant Can a College Freshman Be ... Very

      Steve Kramer – How Ignorant Can a College Freshman Be … Very The British “Independent” (independent.co.uk) internet newspaper recently printed an article by a very ignorant young American who had just finished her freshman year in college.

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      Victor Rosenthal - Drama (not so much) and Democracy

      Victor Rosenthal – Drama (not so much) and Democracy PM Netanyahu promised a dramatic announcement Tuesday night. It was about as dramatic as he could have made it, given that he is a caretaker PM who does not have a coalition, and that it is one we

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      UNPACKED - Why are Israelis Heading to the Polls Again? | Israel Elections 2019

      UNPACKED – Why are Israelis Heading to the Polls Again? | Israel Elections 2019 On September 17, Israelis are heading to the polls to vote for the members of the 22nd Knesset, the Israeli parliament. If it seems like this only just happened, you’r

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      Israel Seen Special - Last Night I Hugged A Palestinian I Had Never Met Before

      Israel Seen Special – Last Night I Hugged A Palestinian I Had Never Met Before The most important thing to realize is that we are all people. Last night I hugged a Palestinian man whom I had never met before outside the southern gate of Efrat, the t

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      Victor Rosenthal - Antisemitism and Misoziony

      Victor Rosenthal – Antisemitism and Misoziony Since 1945, antisemitism has rarely been an issue in the national politics of the US and the UK. Today, at least for Jews, it is a real concern in both countries. In both cases, it is tangled up with ant

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      Barry Shaw - Israel. The Dreyfus of our time.

      Barry Shaw – Israel. The Dreyfus of our time. The Venice Film Festival awarded their Grand Jury Prize for best movie to Roman Polanski’s ‘An Officer and a Spy.’ The film is about the trial and wrongful conviction of a Jewish officer in the Fre

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      UNPACKED - What is Deir Yassin?

      UNPACKED – What is Deir Yassin? This week, we’re examining one of the most controversial events connected to the establishment of the State of Israel – Deir Yassin. On April 9, 1948, Jewish forces, from the Irgun and Lehi paramilitary organi

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      This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 8, 2019

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 8, 2019 The highlights include: A new Israeli treatment for resistant myeloma has been approved in the US. Israeli NGO IsraAID is helping hurricane victims in the Bahamas. Israeli sensors can “feel” wh

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      No Camel's Israeli Innovation News - Top Stories This Week

      No Camel’s Israeli Innovation News – Top Stories This Week Israeli Health Startup Taps Into Behavioral Science – And Texting – To Help Combat Tuberculosis Keheala, a Tel Aviv-based startup with offices in Nairobi, Kenya is on a mission to

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      Jonathan Sacks - The Ecological Imperative

      Jonathan Sacks – The Ecological Imperative In the course of setting out the laws of war, the Torah adds a seemingly minor detail that became the basis of a much wider field of human responsibility, and is of major consequence today. The passage conc

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      Lee Diamond - Not in Heaven

      Lee Diamond – Not in Heaven The God of Israel Is not in heaven. The laws of Israel Are not in heaven. The Torah of Israel Is not In heaven. The Holy one abides In the details. The laws of Israel Are made by Israel And are infused With the God of Isr

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      Victor Rosenthal - The Real "Real Reason the Left Hates Israel"

      Victor Rosenthal – The Real “Real Reason the Left Hates Israel” I recently came across an article on the always-fascinating topic of “The Real Reason the Left Hates Israel,” by Sharon Goldman. I highly recommend it for its analysis of the in

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      No Camels – Israel Innovation News Top Stories This Week

      No Camels – Israel Innovation News Top Stories This Week Top Stories This Week Vegan Nation: Israeli Startup Builds 1st Global Ecosystem For Plant-Based Living, Powered By Own Digital Currency “If vegans were all living in one country, that country wo

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      Steve Kramer - The Washington Post Maligns Israel, Again

      Steve Kramer – The Washington Post Maligns Israel, Again The Washington Post, no friend of Israel, devoted an editorial this August 27th to Israel’s supposed warmongering (active defense) against Iran. It’s true that Israel has been very proacti

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        David Hazony, Adam Scott Bellos - Aliyah of the mind

        David Hazony, Adam Scott Bellos – Aliyah of the mind re-post from jpost by permission For most American Jews today, the word “Zionism” means supporting and celebrating Israel – through money, influence, advocacy and community events. ‘We are

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        Exclusive - When A Doctor Arrives To Deliver A Baby On The Side Of The Road

        Exclusive – When A Doctor Arrives To Deliver A Baby On The Side Of The Road Recently one Thursday afternoon, an 18-year-old man was involved in a car accident in Jerusalem. Having witnessed the accident, a 35-year-old woman had to stop her car behin

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        This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Sept 1 2019

        This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept 1 2019 The highlights include: Israeli scientists have been able to prevent secondary cancer in the brain. A new Israeli anti-malaria vaccine requires no refrigeration. Israel’s MDA gave six-months’ fir

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        Lee Diamond The Ever Changing Jew

        Lee Diamond The Ever Changing Jew * 7 score ago Our fathers/mothers came upon A new continent called America Conceived and dedicated To the proposition That they would live A life of freedom as Jews In this new world With a Judaism Relevant to their Time

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          MDA Course in Israeli-Arab Town Teaches 'Heroes' to Save Lives

          MDA Course in Israeli-Arab Town Teaches ‘Heroes’ to Save Lives h/t United with Israel “Since I was a little girl I dreamt of volunteering in MDA,” said Sanna Hasdeiah, one of the seven women in the course. By Arye Green, TPS Magen David Adom,

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          Victor Rosenthal - Reflections on Tribal and National Loyalty

          Victor Rosenthal – Reflections on Tribal and National Loyalty Recently I saw a Facebook post by Ryan Bellerose. Ryan is an Indian of the Metis tribe who lives in Canada, an activist for indigenous (aboriginal) peoples – all of them, including the

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          ELEM first Israeli organization working with at-risk youth granted Special Consultative Status by the U.N.

          ELEM first Israeli organization working with at-risk youth granted Special Consultative Status by the U.N. ELEM is granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations, in the field of youth in distress  ELEM’s selection marks the first time that

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          Lee Diamond - The Inextinguishable SPARK

          Lee Diamond – The Inextinguishable SPARK Buried deep In every Jewish soul Beams  a spark Inextinguishable Yet Ever present Drenched by distance Dried by starvation Parched by desert winds lacking in sustaining Waters In every generation Some Seekin

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            No Camels - Israel Innovation News Top Stories This Week

            No Camels – Israel Innovation News Top Stories This Week Laptops And Drones Instead Of Shovels And Hoes; Remote Workers To Lead Kibbutz Revival Israeli startup Gather is a new entrepreneurial project that wants to attract remote workers to Israel’

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            Steve Kramer - Why Jews Assimilate

            Steve Kramer – Why Jews Assimilate Contrary to the title of this article, I don’t really know the reason that Jews assimilate, especially in the US. I do know without doubt that Jews are extraordinary and that those who leave Judaism behind litera

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            Watch - Sustainable technology in the Israeli desert

            Watch – Sustainable technology in the Israeli desert Dry lands cover over 40% of the world, and are home to 2.2 billion people. Given climate change, those numbers could grow. WATCH these revolutionary solutions, developed in Israel, to some of the

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            UNPACKED - Hamas's Control Over Gaza

            UNPACKED – Hamas’s Control Over Gaza This week on History of Israel Explained, we’re continuing to get to grips with Hamas. We’re figuring out just why the Palestinian people voted for Hamas over rival party Fatah in the first place, how t

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            Sheryl Sandberg and Family Honors United Hatzalah Volunteers in Israel

            Sheryl Sandberg and Family Honors United Hatzalah Volunteers in Israel Sheryl Sandberg and her parents, Joel and Adelle Sandberg, honored first responders at the national headquarters of United Hatzalah, Israel’s largest all-volunteer EMS organization.

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            Can Israeli Expertise Save Europe's Warming Wineries?

            Can Israeli Expertise Save Europe’s Warming Wineries? By Brent Crane Barrons.com In the Negev, a sprawling desert in Israel, vineyards are thriving. In the past 20 years, the country has seen an increase in vineyards, which now number around 250, and ar

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            Barry Shaw - My Palestine itinerary for Tlaib and Omar.

            Barry Shaw – My Palestine itinerary for Tlaib and Omar. Ilhan Omar tweeted, “Yesterday at Social Justice Day a student asked me, ‘How do I stay hopeful that change is going to come?’ This is tough to unpack,” she responded before going on to

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            Jonathan Sacks - The Politics of Memory Eikev 5779

            Jonathan Sacks – The Politics of Memory Eikev 5779 In Eikev Moses sets out a political doctrine of such wisdom that it can never become redundant or obsolete. He does it by way of a pointed contrast between the ideal to which Israel is called, and t

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            Lee Diamond - We're told to "Love Our Enemy"

            Lee Diamond – We’re told to “Love Our Enemy” We’re told to treat them with respect After all they are  duly elected Members of the U.S. Congress . We are told to “Invite them into our home Into our sovereign state To Allow them the freedo

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            Jack Cohen - The Sh'ite Apocalyptic Vision

            Jack Cohen – The Sh’ite Apocalyptic Vision The deep enmity of Shi’ite Iran towards the US and Israel does not come from the usual political and economic reasons as many suppose, according to an article in The Jerusalem Post by Lela Gilbert entit

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            Palestinian Media Watch - Abbas: "We are the Canaanites!... [Israel is] the enemy"

            Palestinian Media Watch – Abbas: “We are the Canaanites!… [Israel is] the enemy” In a firebrand speech on Aug. 10, 2019, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas declared that the Palestinians are “the Canaanites,”

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            New Miftah outrage: Article claims Israel steals organs of Haitian, Ukrainian kids.

            New Miftah outrage: Article claims Israel steals organs of Haitian, Ukrainian kids. Thanks to our friend ElderofZiyon for this expose. John-Paul Pagano found this amazing article at Hanan Ashrawi’s Miftah that claims Israel steals the organs of chil

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            Victor Rosenthal - "You don't have a right to exist. May we come in?"

            Victor Rosenthal – “You don’t have a right to exist. May we come in?” It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit. – Donald Trump If you kill your enemies, they win – not said by Justin Trudeau, but cou

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            This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Auguat 18 2019

            This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Auguat 18 2019 The highlights include: Israeli scientists have developed a new treatment for melanoma. Israel gave free sports footware to Kenyan lacrosse players. Israeli space technology is out of this world.

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            IDF program aims to teach students in periphery Arabic, Persian

            IDF program aims to teach students in periphery Arabic, Persian by  Noam Dvir Israel HaYom Command of Arabic can be an advantage when enlisting in the IDF, increasing students’ chances of being selected for the military’s Intelligence Unit

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            Lee Diamond - Jewish Power

            Lee Diamond – Jewish Power We learned to live Over centuries of Exile As the “butt of the nations” ( Leon Pinsker) Subservient, accepting of our lot. Anti Semitism deemed an Incurable Disease. The wandering Jew Our status Thankful for the gift O

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            No Camels: Israel Innovation News Weekly Top Stories

            No Camels: Israel Innovation News Weekly Top Stories A Medical 1st In Israel: 3D-Printed Ankle-Bone Implants Allow Two Women To Walk Freely Again Thanks to 3D printing and medical technology, as well as leading doctors from the Department of Orthopedic Su

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            Steve Kramer - Glad You're Not Coming

            Steve Kramer – Glad You’re Not Coming Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, all “women of color” known as “the squad,” are the darlings of the m

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            UNPACKED - Understanding Hamas

            UNPACKED – Understanding Hamas This week, we’re tackling the tough subject of Hamas and Gaza. And it’s not an easy one to watch. Hamas was the terror group behind a wave of suicide bombings and other activities in the 1990s and 2000s. More recen

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            Dr. Zohar Raviv - The Wondering Jew-The Chosen..The Choosing..and the Choice

            https://israelseen.com/shows/Zohar22413.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Dr. Zohar Raviv – The Wondering Jew-The Chosen..The Choosing..and the Choice Dr. Zohar Raviv presented a series of lectures in English s

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            Jonathan Sacks - Why is the Jewish People So Small? Va'etchanan 5779

            Jonathan Sacks – Why is the Jewish People So Small? Va’etchanan 5779 Near the end of Va’etchanan is a statement with such far-reaching implications that it challenges the impression that has prevailed thus far in the Torah. This remark gives

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            Mudar Zahran - Jordan's king wants 3rd intifada

            Mudar Zahran – Jordan’s king wants 3rd intifada Abdullah is in trouble and doing anything he can to stay in power, including playing poker with a global bunch who want to see the Palestinians suffer and the peace process dead in the water. In

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            Barry Shaw - Take Israel out of the equation and listen to a Palestinian leader

            Barry Shaw – Take Israel out of the equation and listen to a Palestinian leader Abu Safiyeh, is a representative of the PLO’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in the Gaza Strip. He was arrested after he published a Facebook

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            IsraelSeen Exclusive - Tisha B'Av Rescue in Oranit

            IsraelSeen Exclusive – Tisha B’Av Rescue in Oranit Just before the end of Tisha B’av on Sunday, United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center received an emergency phone call regarding a man choking in the town of Oranit.   The emergency

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            Rami Dabbas - Arabs Have Everything to Gain from Normalization with Israel

            Rami Dabbas – Arabs Have Everything to Gain from Normalization with Israel H/T to United With Israel My people don’t understand that Israel is actually our friend and that if we followed the Jewish state’s example, then we, too, would become pro

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            Noam Bedein - Life in the Dead Sea''- The Dead Sea Revival Project

            Noam Bedein – Life in the Dead Sea”- The Dead Sea Revival Project Have you always thought there’s nothing living in the Dead Sea? Think again

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            Victor Rosenthal - Tisha b'Av, in Judea

            Victor Rosenthal – Tisha b’Av, in Judea Today Jews are observing the fast of the 9th of Av, commemorating the destruction of the Jewish Temples in 586 BCE and 70 CE. They are abstaining from food, sex, or anything pleasant that might distract the

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            A bond Stronger than Tradition

            A bond Stronger than Tradition By Yitzhak Tessler YNET NEWS Rabbi Motti Kornfeld understands how it feels when a Haredi family has a child who leaves the ultra-Orthodox way of life, for it happened to one of his own children; but the rabbi is adamant that

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            Lee Diamond - MOURNING A NATION

            Lee Diamond – MOURNING A NATION Yes it was our Temple Yes it was our sovereignty Yes it was Jerusalem Yes it was the tears at the Rivers of Babylon. Yes it was the pangs of Separation And the self blame. For all of these We mourned For all of these

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            Israel Lacrosse Team Gifts Kenyan Athletes With New Cleats After Matchup

            Israel Lacrosse Team Gifts Kenyan Athletes With New Cleats After Matchup by Shiryn GhermezianAlgemeiner News Service Israel’s Women’s Lacrosse team gifted its Kenyan opponents with new cleats on Wednesday following their matchup in the Women’s L

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            UNPACKED - The History & Revival of the Hebrew Language

            UNPACKED – The History & Revival of the Hebrew Language This week, we’re looking at the revival of the Hebrew language. While the Bible and some religious texts were written in ancient Hebrew, it hadn’t been spoken in daily life for centuries. I

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            Israel Sustainability Initiative to Pilot-Village-in-a-Box

            Israel Sustainability Initiative to Pilot-Village-in-a-Box By Klara Strube, NoCamels No matter how hard we try, living a sustainable life is a constant uphill battle. We carry around metal straws and reusable bags to cut down on plastic consumption, turn

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            Jonathan Sacks - The Teacher As Hero Devarim 5779

              Jonathan Sacks – The Teacher As Hero Devarim 5779 Imagine the following scenario. You are 119 years and 11 months old. The end of your life is in sight. Your hopes have received devastating blows. You have been told by God that you will not enter

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            Lee Diamond - In Touch מודה אני לפניך

            Lee Diamond – In Touch מודה אני לפניך I return to life From a world Unknown Out of touch Yet free Yet unfelt The first light The crow of The rooster Was that which We call sleep A glimpse of the World to come? But I see now I feel I hear

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            Victor Rosenthal - We've Always Been Here: The Historical Right of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel

              Victor Rosenthal – We’ve Always Been Here: The Historical Right of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel I often talk about the Jewish people’s historical right to Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel, in addition to our legal and moral ri

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            Steve Kramer - Who Are the (Jewish) Israelis

            Steve Kramer – Who Are the (Jewish) Israelis There is concern today by many in Israel that some Israelis are unappreciative of their Jewish heritage. Author and journalist Shmuel Rosner has challenged this by suggesting a new paradigm for most of us

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            There's a Hole in my Bucket….. Groundhog Day…. We're not in Kansas Anymore, Part 1

            There’s a Hole in my Bucket….. Groundhog Day…. We’re not in Kansas Anymore, Part 1 Sometimes things go wrong. It happens. But when it happens here, it’s a reminder that despite Israel’s reputation in Hi-Tech and gastronomy, this is the Middle

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            Rivlin Welcomes Mothers of IDF 'Lone Soldiers,' Says They're Not Alone

            Rivlin Welcomes Mothers of IDF ‘Lone Soldiers,’ Says They’re Not Alone “Your children are not really lone soldiers because they are with us,” President Rivlin told the mothers. By United With Israel Staff  President Reuven Rivlin met Thursday a

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            Dr. Zohar Raviv The Wondering Jew Series – 16th Century Kabbalah in Tzfat

            https://israelseen.com/shows/Zohar21713.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More We are very fortunate to once again have Dr. Zohar Raviv present a series of lectures in English sponsored by Alma College in Tel Aviv. The fo

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