Monthly Archives: February 2018

Convert to Judaism or be a Noahide?

Interview with the head of Machon Shilo, Rabbi David Bar-Hayim. Non-Jews who believe in the G-d of Israel have a choice. They can undergo full conversion to Judaism or remain non-Jews, but accept the seven biblical commandments non-Jews are expected … Continue reading

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Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

Although much is heard about the plight of the Palestinian refugees, little is said about the Jews who fled from Arab states. In 1945, there were more than 870,000 Jews living in the various Arab states. Many of their communities … Continue reading

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Abbas to UN: ‘We are the Canaanites’

Abbas to UN: ‘We are the Canaanites’ PA chief claims Palestinians are direct descendants of Canaanites, says Palestine made contributions to humanity before Balfour Declaration. Arutz Sheva – Israel National News David Rosenberg, 20/02/18 21:41 Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas … Continue reading

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The Vilna Gaon and his Vision of Redemption

The Vilna Gaon and his Vision of Redemption Rabbi Samuel Yaniv Givat Shmuel In order to illuminate the beginning of the blossoming of our Redemption, G-d bestowed upon the world a wonderful soul, beloved of the people, who was accorded … Continue reading

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Parshat Tetzaveh

Parshat Tetzaveh Shabbat, 9 Adar, 5778 24 February, 2018 Shmoth 28.33 “And on its bottom hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, purple, and crimson wool, on its bottom hem all around, and golden bells in their midst all around. … Continue reading

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The UN and Unequal Justice: The Case for Jewish Refugees From Arab Countries

The UN and Unequal Justice: The Case for Jewish Refugees From Arab Countries by Irwin Cotler The Algemeiner December 2, 2014 7:55 am The UN marked the 67th anniversary of the UN Partition Resolution of November 29, 1947, with an … Continue reading

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United Nations Compensation Commission

The United Nations Compensation Commission was created in 1991 as a subsidiary organ of the United Nations Security Council. Its mandate is to process claims and pay compensation for losses and damage suffered as a direct result of Iraq’s 1990–1991 … Continue reading

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The Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands: Toward Redressing Injustices on All Sides

Jewish Center for Public Affairs Aharon Mor and Orly Rahimiyan, September 11, 2012 Vol. 12, No. 21     11 September 2012 For over 2,500 years, Jewish communities have existed in the lands now known as the Middle East and North Africa, … Continue reading

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Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries

Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries Michael R. Fischbach Columbia University Press   In the twenty years that followed the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, 800,000 Jews left their homes in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Morocco, and several other Arab … Continue reading

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Schumer Letter to Tillerson, RE: Iraqi Jewish Archive

Dear Secretary Tillerson, I write today out of deep concern over the recently reported decision to return over 2,700 pieces of Iraqi Judaica to Iraq next year. Four years ago, I urged then-Secretary of State John Kerry to delay and … Continue reading

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