Monthly Archives: January 2017

Trump admn debates designating Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

By REUTERS 27 January 2017 WASHINGTON – A debate is under way in the Trump administration about whether the United States should declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and subject it to US sanctions, according to US officials and … Continue reading

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Eminent Domain in Jewish Law

Can the government take private property? By Yehuda Shurpin Eminent domain traditionally refers to the power of a state or a national government to take private property for public use. However, in the controversial 2005 U.S. Supreme Court case known … Continue reading

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Justice for those who have endured

Jpost – Opinion By Rabbi YECHIEL ECKSTEIN 26 January 2017 Holocaust survivors take part in a World Jewish Congress photo project for remembrance day.. (photo credit:WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS) This January 27, nations around the world mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, … Continue reading

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The Crusader revival: Banning Jews from the heart of Jerusalem

Jpost – Opinion By Shlomo Slonim 25 January 2017 UN Security Council resolution 2334 of December 23, 2016 is designed to redivide Jerusalem and to stamp Israeli authority, currently exercised throughout the city, as illegal. In effect, it would put … Continue reading

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Kitab al-Maghazi

Islamic tradition tells us that al-Aqsa mosque is near Mecca on the Arabian Peninsula. This was unequivocally stated in “Kitab al-Maghazi,” a book by the Muslim historian and geographer al-Waqidi. According to al-Waqidi, there were two “masjeds” (places of prayer) … Continue reading

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The myth of al-Aqsa

Ynet News – Opinion By Dr. Mordechai Kedar Holiness of Jerusalem to Islam has always been politically motivated When the Prophet Mohammad established Islam, he introduced a minimum of innovations. He employed the hallowed personages, historic legends and sacred sites … Continue reading

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Israel said readying to take in 100 orphaned Syrian refugees

  Israel said readying to take in 100 orphaned Syrian refugees Children will receive temporary residency, becoming permanent residents after 4 years; will be integrated into Arab Israeli families By Times of Israel staff January 25, 2017, 9:22 pm Tweet … Continue reading

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Unleashing Chaos

B”H Unleashing Chaos By Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg The remarkable events of this week’s Torah portion, Vaera, surround the implementation of the various plagues by God onto Pharaoh and the Egyptians.  Rather than view these events as an exercise in … Continue reading

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‘Imprisoned in marriage against her will’

Jpost – Opinion By Pnina Omer 23 January 2017 Two agunot (“chained women”) made headlines this week, and I would like to offer insight as to the halachic (Jewish legal) thought process that led to these brave decisions and roused … Continue reading

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Parsha Pearls: Parshas Va’eira

B”H Parsha Pearls: Parshas Va’eira And Pharaoh called for Moshe and Aharon, and he said, “Go sacrifice to your G-d in this land.” And Moshe said, “It is not proper to do that, for we will slaughter the deity of … Continue reading

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