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The Jewish claim to the land of Israel

The Jewish claim to the land of Israel

There is blatant anti-Semitism out there. Check this:

“At this point, if Netanyahu appeared on TV with a necklace made from the teeth of Palestinian children, would anybody be surprised? #Gaza.”

That’s a tweet from a professor whose job at the University of Illinois was (thankfully) rescinded.

Try this:

“Our brothers and sisters in Palestine are slaughtered by the Jewish pigs.”

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Can we really do anything for Israel?

Can we really do anything for Israel?REMEMBER the story of Naboth in ancient Israel? He possessed a lovely vineyard right next to the palace of King Ahab. Ahab coveted that vineyard because it was close and convenient, and offered Naboth to trade it for a better one, or to buy it. Naboth told Ahab that he could not part with his ancestors’ heritage. The arrogant king was angry that Naboth had even spoken up to him, let alone denied him the vineyard. Ahab turned sullen, too angry to eat, and told his wife Jezebel, who said she...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 August 2014 03:30 )

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Why Israel still fights in Gaza — a reminder

Why Israel still fights in Gaza — a reminderMOSES found it necessary to remind people what’s in the Torah just before he died. Reminders are OK. The necessary reminding at this hour is about Israel. Israel — the eternal heritage of the Jewish people. And Israel — the contemporary Jewish state at war. Moses said: The Torah is too much to take in at once. Genesis is packed full of history, genealogy and ethics. Likewise, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers — plus, laws.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:50 )

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‘All brides are beautiful, all dead were pious’

‘All brides are beautiful, all dead were pious’THE Israelites were condemned to wander 40 years in the desert. Did they? Following the failure of the spies to instill confidence in the free Israelite slaves that they could conquer the Land of Israel, G-d said, in effect: Free slaves cannot become free men. They will have to die out. It will take 40 years. Which means: The stopping points of the freed slaves in the desert recall some awful developments, such as the places where the Israelites lost faith that they could conquer the lan...
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We are all kabbalists

We are all kabbalistsKABBALAH means receiving. It means taking in the spiritual energy coming down. It means doing nothing active. This week’s Torah portion presents the purest opposite: creating something from nothing. Via a neder (“vow”), a person can actually create a piece of Torah. A neder is doing something active to the highest degree. Here, we must expel “vow,” the best available translation of neder — but not good enough. To unfold all this, we turn to the Torah commentary of Shlomo Carlebach....
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